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

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    Sometimes difficult conversations need to be had (Picture: Deirdre Spain for Metro.co.uk)

    My mum died when I was three so I had a bizarre obsession with death at a young age.

    If I kill myself will I be reunited with her? If my dad dies before I’m 16 will I become an orphan?

    How growing up without a mum shaped me

    Since his death in 2011 – thankfully I was over a decade past orphan criteria age, although I still like to refer to myself as one (got to have some perks of being parentless, no?) – I have accepted that death is just… Read the full story

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    Vegans are having it out in a Facebook group about a woman who ate her placenta.

    Hannah Ayhens, who recently had a baby, posted a photo of her freshly birthed, bloody and veiny organ served on a beautiful glass dish with flower decorations, in the group called ‘What Broke Vegan Eat’, which has more than 80,000 members.

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    The placenta, or afterbirth, forms after conception, and connects mother and baby in the uterus. It grows throughout pregnancy, delivering oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to the baby and taking… Read the full story

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    A very important fancy underwear related update: After two years away, Karlie Kloss will walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

    This, if you didn’t know, is a fairly big deal.

    Can you be vegan and eat your placenta?

    Karlie Kloss has long been one of the iconic Victoria’s Secret Angels, embodying the classic angel look.

    She’s walked the show four times, but after her turn in 2014 Karlie decided to take a break from modeling to attend New York University.

    Karlie went on to do all kinds of cool stuff, including starting her own cookies brand (Karlie’s Kookies, if you were wondering),… Read the full story

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    If you’ve been on Instagram or the internet at large recently, you may have seen the super fun squiggly brows ‘trend’ pop up in your feed.

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    We say ‘trend’ because it’s not really a trend. Squiggle brows started because a makeup artist saw a Photoshopped image, thought it was funny, and decided to use makeup to make them a thing.

    That one makeup artist’s look kicked off, squiggle brows went everywhere, and while they never became an actual makeup trend, they did trend online. Which is kind of the same thing.

    Now,… Read the full story

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    Cards Against Humanity 2.0 (Picture: Amazon)

    If you’ve been to any pre-drinks, post-sesh or wayward dinner party in the last few years, you’ll know Cards Against Humanity.

    5 reasons why everyone needs to start talking about death

    The dastardly card game’s become a mainstay of modern life, its twisted take on the classic ‘fill in the blanks’ style party game ruining friendships and making family members wince 2011.

    Well, get ready for another six years of awkward silence and agonising situations, because Cards Against Humanity 2.0 is here. And it sounds even more grim.

    ‘We expanded the game to 600 cards and updated it for 2017… Read the full story

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    Supporting friend with IVF post
    It can be an incredibly difficult problem to share (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk)

    Let me tell you about my friend, let’s call her Jane.

    She and I are very close. We talk about complete nonsense and life-altering dilemmas – as all best friends do.

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

    So when she sat me down one day and told me she’d been trying to have a baby for two years and was now looking into IVF, my first reaction was to tell her off – because why the hell had she kept such… Read the full story

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    Going away to university might be an expensive, stressful time for most, but one company is playing the good Samaritan and helping out with those all-important, er, porn subscription fees.

    You can now get 'spit-roasted' pineapple gin

    Brazzers, the US porn behemoth, are offering students in the States a semester’s worth of free porn, with a four-month membership to the premium section of their site. You lucky devils.

    The surprisingly safe-for-work promo video for the offer features porn stars Nicolette Shea, Luna Star, Bridgette B and Charles Dera as themselves, helping out students with everything from algebra to revision… Read the full story

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    There are lots of lovely things about being in a couple. 

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    Companionship. Friendship. The knowledge that you’re less likely to die alone. But these benefits do come at something of a cost, namely having to share a bed for the rest of your lives.

    In the olden days, when houses didn’t cost a million quid per square meter, middle class couples slept in separate rooms and only got together to do the nasty. Which might sound cold but actually was brilliant.

    Let’s be honest. You’ve got… Read the full story

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    Teach your kids to have a healthy relationship with food (Pic: Getty)

    Picture this: you’re in the school playground with your young daughter. Another mum comes up to you and immediately starts talking about the diet she’s on and how fat she feels since having children.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’ve tried dieting and I’m not keen on my post-baby belly.

    Should I be happy or sad as my seven-year-old says goodbye to the infants and moves up to the juniors?

    But I try my best not to talk about these things in front of my kids.

    I show them how I’m trying to do more exercise. But… Read the full story

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    Rush to Lush, fill your basket, and build a shrine in your favourite bubble bar’s honour: Lush is discontinuing a bunch of products, including some cult favourites.


    Karlie Kloss will return to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after two years away

    On their Instagram, Lush US announced that in order to make room for loads of new and exciting products, they’ll be clearing their shelves of some of their older, beloved items – including the Blackberry Bath Bomb, Frozen Bath Bomb, and the Don’t Rain on My Parade shower gel.

    We repeat: Nooooo.

    Here’s a full list of products that will soon be… Read the full story


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    According to Groupon, those of us who live in cities don’t have enough access to green spaces. 

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    In fact they found that 31% of people who work in the city don’t get to feel the grass beneath their toes.

    Given that flats with gardens are even more obscenely expensive, and parks are spaces where you can put up flats and see them for a gabillion pounds, you can see why.

    There’s oodles of research to suggest that communing with nature is good for your physical and mental health.

    So, how… Read the full story

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    Just leave already (Picture: Getty)

    At the end of term, most parents are quite relieved to shrug off the school run, the packed lunches and the uniform laundry.

    In fact, they probably looked forwards to the long break with the kids, booked a slew of exciting activities and were enthusiastic about the time they could spend together. I know I was.

    Stop judging Amy Childs – mothers should be allowed to wean their baby early

    But it doesn’t take long for the reality to set in: childcare and holiday club expenses, juggling between wholesome activities and screen-time, not being able to run basic errands… Read the full story

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    We all have hair removal horror stories.

    There was that time I shaved off half of my eyebrow, covered it up with a plaster, and told everyone I’d banged my head on a cupboard.

    Lush is discontinuing some of your favourite products

    The countless razor nicks. The horror of itchy ingrown hairs and angry red bumps after an attempt at hair removal cream. The pain of running an epilator over your underarms (never again).

    For most of us, these mishaps are tucked deep away in the embarrassment box in our brains, never to be spoken of again.

    Hannah Scorer, however, has managed to turn her… Read the full story


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    The humble pineapple’s had a bit of a hard time recently.

    You can now get 'spit-roasted' pineapple gin

    From the ongoing pineapple on pizza debate, to being outright banned from one massive music festival, the spiky-haired lil’ citrus has really been put through it.

    Now, though, it’s being skewered and roasted. Quite literally. Poor guy.

    It’s all in aid of That Boutique-y Gin Company, who’ve launched a new Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin. Which, in fairness, sounds absolutely delicious.

    The fancy new booze is made using spit-roasted pineapples (well, duh), a niche barbecue treat which sees de-skinned pineapples coated in… Read the full story

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    Two years ago, we wrote about a South Korean restaurant that was themed soley around poo.

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    The cafe featured miniature toilet cups – which admittedly looked fairly off-putting when filled with tea – a number of poo-shaped plushies, and even squat toilets re-modelled as planters.

    And now, a restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan, is following in their footsteps.

    Modern Toilet restaurant serves its food in miniature toilet bowls (though they’re much bigger than the ones written about before), urinals and bidets.

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    For a long time, only a certain type of body was celebrated in the mainstream.

    There's now a calendar that's dedicated to celebrating plus-size women

    Magazines displayed only super slim models on their covers, the only ‘hot’ celebs were those with a teeny waist and big breasts, and anyone that didn’t fit the norm was told to hide away or drape their bodies in shapeless sacks.

    But recently things have been changing.

    The body positivity movement, along with an increasing number of brands being up for using a more diverse range of models, has created a space for the definitions of beauty… Read the full story

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    Here’s an embarrassing confession.

    When I was in my late teens, I really wanted to be in a beauty pageant.

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    I was a bit of a late bloomer, and ended up being really quite pretty aged eighteen. I’d lost some weight, got my braces off and discovered the miracle of just buying my clothes from Topshop rather than trying to be the kind of person who could wear vintage.

    One day I snuck into the school I.T room and printed off some application papers for some low budget local pageant and started to fill… Read the full story

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    To people who rush through life, slow walkers are the bane of our existence on earth.

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    They dawdle along, completely oblivious to the fact that they’re blocking the pavement and significantly lengthening the time it takes for you to nip to the post office.

    They are infuriating.

    And, it turns out, while they may walk slowly through Westfield shopping centre, slow walkers may be speeding towards an early death.

    New research from Leicester University suggests that how slowly you walk could predict your risk of dying from heart disease at a young age. Oh dear.

    The study used data from… Read the full story

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    A 23-year-old woman has not urinated for three years, after being suddenly struck down by a bizarre ailment that has left her bladder muscles unable to relax.

    Cards Against Humanity 2.0 is here to ruin all your future friendships

    When Vikki Black, from Cumbria, first started struggling to go to the toilet in 2014, she assumed she was simply suffering from a bout of cystitis.

    But over the course of a few days, health engineer Vikki’s symptoms had worsened until she reached the point where she couldn’t wee at all.

    On top of this, her stomach had swelled drastically.

    ‘I looked 20 weeks… Read the full story


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    US retailer Fragrant Jewels has released a line of Hello Kitty bath bombs and candles and it all looks amazing.

    Adorable Hello Kitty bath bombs reveal surprise rings once they hit the water

    Sanrio, the ‘official home of Hello Kitty and friends’, has collaborated with Fragrant Jewels for the adorable bath bomb release – ensuring that our evening soaks are filled with nothing but nostalgia.

    But you won’t just be dropping in the Hello Kitty-shaped bath bomb for some bubbles and coloured water.

    Hidden inside both the bath bombs and the candles is one of ten exclusive Hello Kitty rings, which will also… Read the full story

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