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Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro

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    A positive outlook is a powerful thing.

    People claim that they’ve hoped themselves to health. That it’s the reason for their younger looking skin.

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    And this 90-year-old woman is proof that living your best life can serve you well into your dotage.

    She lives in Moscow and was recently featured on the Humans of New York Facebook page.

    And she provided a clear description of her lifestyle.

    ‘I’m ninety but I feel like I’m fifty,’ she says.

    ‘I don’t take any medicine.… Read the full story


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    Sexist? (Picture: Getty)

    There are few fresh hells worse than shopping for school shoes. 

    Having done it from the adult end (as a nanny) and the child end (as a latter day Verruca Salt)  I can attest that it is no fun for anyone involved. As a child you probably want something pretty, fashionable and impressive that will make the rest of your year think you’re far cooler than you actually are.

    Men are more likely to experience work-related mental health issues, says new report

    As a parent you want something sturdy, hard-wearing and supportive to your child’s feet.

    A shoe which does both of those things is pretty… Read the full story


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    We’re obsessed with bums these days.

    Peach emojis reign supreme on Whatsapp. Glute classes dominate gym timetables.

    Drinking tea and wine might help to battle flu symptoms, new research suggests

    But generally, society is only keen a specific type of arse – the juicy Kim K kind. Bums that are a bit flat/lumpy/boney don’t get a look in.

    Which is why two Montreal-based artists are on a mission to highlight the beauty of arses.

    Photographer Emilie Mercier and best friend and artistic director, Frédérique Marseille, have set up ‘1001 Fesses‘ or 1001 Bums as a ‘visual poem’ of bottoms of ‘all ages,… Read the full story


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    When you’re feeling like crap, the go-to wisdom is to down Lemsip, hot ginger and lemon concoctions, and plenty of water.

    But new research suggests it might be worth throwing red wine into the mix.

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    The study, conducted by the Washington University of Medicine and published in the journal Science, found that a compound found in foods and drinks such as black tea, red wine, and blueberries can prevent severe flu infections in mice.*

    *Note that says mice. No research has been done yet… Read the full story


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    Buddies for life (Picture: Getty)

    Having a brother is the BEST.

    People who only have a same-sex sibling, or no siblings at all, are seriously missing out.

    13 thoughts you have at your younger sibling’s wedding

    Maybe I’m just lucky, but the relationship I have with my younger brother is great – he makes me laugh more than anyone else, and our phone conversations are gloriously weird.

    We fought growing up, as all kids do, but never too much, and we keep in touch without our parents having to force us to (although he is better at that than I am).

    This is why the brother/sister bond is particularly great.

    Your… Read the full story


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    Should pregnant women be downing Marmite by the spoonful?

    New research suggests it might be worth the taste.

    New research suggests Marmite could reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects

    After 12 years of research by scientists, a study in Australia has found that vitamin B3 (there’s loads of B3 in Marmite, if you didn’t know), can reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, by treating critical molecular deficiencies in pregnant women.

    The scientists used genetic sequencing on women who had suffered from miscarriages and birth defects, and found they had specific gene mutation that affected production of… Read the full story


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    Take a moment for yourself (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Life is busy, we all know it.

    The more stress builds, the less easy it is to manage the pressures of everyday life.

    Experts think unleashing your inner child could be the key to easing stress and here’s why

    As the pressure grows inside, simple things become overwhelming and we struggle to sleep, feel anxious and even small decisions can become overwhelming.

    If this sounds familiar, you are not alone: the World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020, work-related stress, burnout and depression will top the list of the world’s most prevalent diseases.

    Taking small ‘Micro… Read the full story


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    When you decide to get wed, choosing who to have as your best man can be a tricky decision.

    You don’t want to piss off your sister but if you don’t choose your best mate, they might not be your best mate for much longer.

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    But when Emma-Leigh and Shane Matthews agreed to tie the knot, they knew immediately who they wanted to be beside them.

    Their two malamutes, Niko and Phil, joined their human bridesmaids and groomsmen.

    ‘The dogs were part of every part… Read the full story


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    ‘Sorry babe, you gotta go, date number five just walked through the door.’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    So cast your mind back to Tuesday when we brought you the incredible story of a certain Tinderoni who tried to back-to-back date six women in one night.

    Clarks accused of sexism over school shoes

    (It may not have been Tinder he used, I just like that word.)

    Sly dog Justin Schweiger from Washington D.C. thought he’d save time, outfits and aftershave by meeting a heap of girls in one night, much like you would a house viewing.

    Except, much like those house viewing evenings where… Read the full story


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    Going topless at the gym can be one of the most liberating things you can do.

    Going it alone in a crop top or sports bra, you’re both secure and cool.

    Getting out of bed and heading into nature might be the best way to deal with a breakup

    No more sweat-wet fabric clinging onto your top half. No more material to catch your hands on as you go into a push-up. No more incessant heat.

    But for many of us, it’s an unimaginatively brave thing to do.

    Because not only do many of us have massive confidence body confidence issues to overcome, but showing… Read the full story


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    The yurt (Picture: Sally Biddall)

    When you’re going through a breakup, the very last thing you will want to do is leave your bed.

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    The thought of doing anything which involves the outside world will undoubtedly push you further into your nest of self-pity. But getting out in nature is, surprisingly, incredibly healing.

    I found this out for myself having split from my fiancé a few days before my birthday (28 and feeling SUPER GREAT, guys).

    I’d booked us a trip to go glamping as a surprise… Read the full story


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    (Picture: The Veil Brewing Co/Facebook)

    Do you love fried chicken? Do you love beer?

    Well, how about a FRIED CHICKEN BEER?

    Meet the artists on a mission to 'collect 1001 beautiful bums'

    Two Virgina-based breweries have come together to create an 8% beverage that contains actual fried chicken.

    The Veil Brewing Co. and Evil Twin Brewing have teamed up to create Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer.

    ‘The idea came to us after eating a significant amount of fried chicken at various establishments in our beautiful city of Richmond,’ The Veil Brewing Co say on their Facebook page.

    ‘We actually put a VERY small amount of Fried… Read the full story


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    A student who has a rare condition that means she can sleep up to 20 hours a day has decided to represent her illness on her body with a poignant tattoo of Disney princess Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty. 

    22-year-old Kaitlyn Terrana suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), a rare neurological condition characterised by recurring periods of excessive sleep.

    At first, the condition was mistaken for depression when Kaitlyn was just 15, as she had become withdrawn before spending most of the day a sleep.

    Guy who tried to date six women in one night defends himself

    Usually a keen student, she was unable… Read the full story


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    Anyone want to make a joke about being a tree? (Picture: Getty)

    There’s a shortlist of things that you can say to me if you really, really want to piss me off. 

    ‘Feminism? Women already have equal rights!’

    ‘Women who choose to have children can’t complain about having their careers interrupted.’

    ‘How is this story news?’

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    And a particularly popular one from my childhood, ‘Drama? Isn’t that a bit of a doss subject?’

    I took Drama A-Level, Drama GCSE, and am a LAMDA gold medalist (which is equivalent to grade 8… Read the full story


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    If you’re a broad city fan, we’ve got news that’s going to make you very, very happy. 

    You can now treat your vagina to some of the fun that it has previously missed out on, with branded Broad City sex toys.

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    Yes, really.

    I mean, with a show that fun and sex positive, we guess it makes quite a lot of sense that there would be a sex toy collab?

    We’re actually very into this, because it’s the first sex toy collection we’ve seen which is all about the fun side of sex. Having a w*nk doesn’t have to be all silk sheets and lingerie, and that’s exactly what this collection says.

    It’s fun, bright, cheerful and silly. Just like really good sex can be.

    Read the full story

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    Meet your Mr Gay Europe, Matt Rood (Picture: Supplied)

    Our little island doesn’t often win much, let’s be honest.

    metro illustrationsWhy is it that the more you work out, the worse you feel about the way you look?

    But hey what’s up, hello, Mr Gay England took home Mr Gay Europe for us on Saturday (5 August).

    Matt Rood from Brighton beat the other countries to the title at the end of Stockholm Pride at the weekend, making him the first English man to ever win the event.

    The 37-year-old trained dog walker and trainer said: ‘The experience is something I will always take away… Read the full story


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    Weddings have a habit of running away with themselves.

    10 things that weddings would be better without

    Before you know it you’re clinging on for dear life, just trying to keep up. You have little time to think about what you really want for your big day, or to consider what mistakes you might make.

    Luckily, many, many people have got married before you, and they are simply full of excellent wedding advice.

    Here are the things that, in retrospect, these people would have done differently.

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    “1. Don’t hand-make all your own decorations. It might look cute, but the amount of time and stress that goes into it just escalates.

    2. Do try on your wedding dress the day before, to make sure you’re 100% happy with it. I had mine taken in several inches at the waist, and the seamstress forgot to make the same amend to the ribbon around the waist, which resulted in… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    One of the most commonly asked questions people who live with an invisible illness hear is: ‘How can you look good if you’re sick?’

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    While it’s flattering to hear that someone thinks you look nice, it’s also pretty annoying for it to be assumed that just because you’re unwell on the inside means you have to look it on the outside.

    The issue with having an invisible illness is just that – it’s invisible. This means that often you have to explain your symptoms to people and convince them… Read the full story


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    While Tinder is made for matching, that usually doesn’t include matching photos.

    Men are more likely to experience work-related mental health issues, says new report

    However, for 20-year-old Brianna Boyce and her ex Adrian, 21, it does.

    With Brianna and Adrian no longer being together, they’ve both joined Tinder in search of real love.

    Of course, with Tinder, people tend to be judged on appearance, and so the ex-couple decided to use their favourite photo of themselves – which just so happened to be a photo of the two of them together.

    That didn’t deter Brianna though, who decided to crop her ex-boyfriend out of… Read the full story


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    Woman holding a pregnancy test, looking tense, concentrating and shocked
    Many women have been there (Picture: Getty)

    Abstinence aside, no contraception is 100% fail-safe, which means a pregnancy scare is practically a rite of passage for any sexually active woman.

    Since consciously displacing my virginity, I have had several pregnancy scares; all have included a dash to a chemist, pee on my hand and three minutes spent wondering what I’d do should a positive cross appear in the window. (Answer: panic; cry; ring my mum).

    6 women describe what it felt like when they discovered they were pregnant

    Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not, those three… Read the full story


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