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

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    It’s thought that up to 300,000 people in the UK suffer from IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) yet it’s still not widely talked about.

    10 hospital moments only IBD patients will understand

    Beyond it making you need the toilet a lot more, most people know very little about what life with IBD is really like.

    As a Crohn’s sufferer myself, I’ve noticed even my doctors tend to stick to the fact sheets and when diagnosed, there are often so many things that remain unsaid.

    Four years post-diagnosis I still feel as I’m learning.

    Here are… Read the full story


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    This week, sex therapist Dr Janet Hall advised MamaMia of a catchy new term for sex that doesn’t just involve placing a penis inside a vagina and wriggling it about.

    ‘Introducing outercourse’, said MamaMia, explaining that ‘outercourse’ counts ‘kissing, massaging, using vibrators, touching erogenous zones, clitoral stimulation, oral sex or toe-sucking. Basically, everything else that might come with sex, but isn’t penetration.’

    metro illustrationsIs it rude to ask a man his height on Tinder?

    They go on to note that outercourse shouldn’t be thought of as foreplay, as it’s not an add-on to sex, but something… Read the full story


    ***ILLUSTRATION REQUEST*** Sex after having a baby: Everything new parents need to know about postpartum love making (Catherine Phillips)ellencscottWhy sex ed needs to focus on sexual pleasure***ILLUSTRATION REQUEST*** Sex after having a baby: Everything new parents need to know about postpartum love making (Catherine Phillips)ellencscottWhy sex ed needs to focus on sexual pleasure

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    Assemble, poor long-armed people, and let us discuss the horror of always being asked to reach cereal boxes from the tops of shelves and struggling to hug our mates without our arms becoming tangled.

    foil eyebrowsThe next hot trend is wrapping your eyebrows up like leftovers

    There aren’t many of us, and yet the good people of Y/Project – the same people behind detachable jorts and buttless jeans – have accommodated all people whose wrists fall past their knees.

    Yes, Y/Project has created a denim jacket with extra, extra long sleeves.

    Some may say this is just… Read the full story


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    Too much? (Picture: Getty)

    Since the dawn of time, man has sought out increasingly novel and ingenious ways of saying I love you.

    First, we developed the words. Then we told stories and invented lutes and sang songs.

    10 signs that reveal you are probably in love

    With the standardisation of the written word came love letters and sonnets, Facebook updates, and today we have Ed Sheeran to do it for us.

    We don’t struggle to find different ways to show our affection, but is one better than the others?

    In an attempt to find out, I have shortlisted some of our favourite loving declarations, weighing… Read the full story


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    Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan (Picture: Getty)

    When you’ve spend all year long looking forwards to a holiday with all your might, something is always bound to go wrong.

    It’s the Law of Sod – the universe’s cruel way of punishing us for being a little too braggy around the office coffee machine.

    The 13 types of men you meet when you go travelling

    Despite what Instagram would have you believe, travel isn’t always sunsets and cocktails.

    Sometimes it’s food poisoning and being robbed served with a side of danger.

    Today we chat to 10 people about… Read the full story


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    It’s a standard cliche of every heteronormative relationship.

    You’re planning a night out and need to get ready and go. The dude half of the couple is ready and waiting. The lady half is still getting ready, and every time the man asks if she’s ready, she needs five more minutes.

    Ugh, women. Always taking ages to conform to the unfair standards of beauty society has placed upon them, amiright?

    foil eyebrowsThe next hot trend is wrapping your eyebrows up like leftovers

    Now, some might say that the best way to deal with this eternal relationship struggle would be to be clear… Read the full story


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    Mums are great, right?

    They birth us, raise us, and put up with all our nonsense through being a sticky toddler to a grumpy teenager and beyond.

    Photo series celebrates mums around the world

    But we don’t always show our mums the appreciation they deserve – mostly because we’re lazy and ungrateful and forget we should show how much we love them until Mother’s Day rolls around.

    So let’s just take a minute to ponder all that mums have done and continue to do. And maybe give them a call afterwards, because they haven’t heard from us in aaages.

    Here’s a photo series to help you get into… Read the full story


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    This week in ‘things your vagina does not need’: Your vagina does not need its very own stash.

    Along with glitter capsules, wasp’s nests, and sea sponges, herbal tea is not something that belongs in your vagina. Neither are herbs, or the steam from herbal tea, or a bath infused with herbal tea.

    Always tripping over your hands? Net-a-Porter is now selling the jacket of your dreams

    And yet, if you have a search around Etsy you’ll find all manner of ‘yoni tea’.

    Yoni tea is essentially a little bag of herbs… Read the full story


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    We need to talk about miscarriage.

    The physical pain. The immense feeling of loss. The awfulness of having to tell people that the baby you’d been preparing for won’t be coming.

    We don’t talk about miscarriages enough, because of all kinds of things.

    Photo series celebrates mums around the world

    We worry it’ll make people who’ve happily given birth feel guilty, that it’ll make people hoping to have kids nervous, that it’ll make everyone else uncomfortable.

    So we keep silent, letting women going through miscarriage feel as though they’re entirely alone.

    Every story shared about miscarriage needs to be heard – if only to remind other… Read the full story


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    Writers: They’re glamorous, mysterious, creative, passionate, fearless word warriors whose pens are mightier than any sword.

    And sometimes that’s true.

    11 reasons why you really shouldn’t date a musician

    More often, though, they’re more like angry tramps who live in bins.

    Like any supposedly glamorous industry, writing is a lot less fancy than you might imagine – and writers are a lot less exciting in real life too.

    Here are a dozen reasons not to look for love in a library, or for the man or woman behind the words.

    1. They’re always broke

    For every JK Rowling there… Read the full story


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    Let your imagination go wild (Picture: Charles Sykes/REX/Shutterstock)

    Imagine a cross between air guitar and charades when the movie you are acting out is Nymphomaniac; you have just imagined the Air Sex Championship, the sex-themed phenomenon taking America by storm.

    Now in its ninth year, the Air Sex Championships is the USA’s premium – and almost certainly only – sex miming road show.

    Sex around the world: Inside Iceland’s penis museum

    Billed as a cross between sports, art and comedy, participants take to the stage and perform their best sex moves on absolutely no one.

    Some competitors are fully clothed, others are in… Read the full story


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    If you’re anything like me, your enthusiastic travel plans earlier in the year will have left you with next to no days off until the next holiday year.

    This wouldn’t normally be a problem, except you’ve just wasted your last Bank Holiday of the year and your next break seems really, really far away right now.

    35 dog-friendly hotels around the UK to take your four-legged pal

    Well, this is stating the obvious but it’s time to take a mini-break. Hell, not even a weekend break – just a day break, if you will.

    And, having done just that, I can thoroughly recommend it.

    Instead of wasting a sunny Sunday watching films, I tried out the inaugural ‘kayak to a brewery’ trip from Flash Pack.


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    When ‘s dad came to help her move into her new halls of residence, she probably thought he’d drop her bags off and get lost.

    But Hurrican Harvey had other ideas.

    It's not a good idea to use herbal yoni tea to detox your vagina

    Her dad, Enock, helped her move to New York but couldn’t fly home to Houston because of the flood.

    So he was forced to stay with her in NYC.

    But instead of busying himself looking at the Statue of Liberty or whatever people do in New York, he decided to crash his daughter’s first day of university instead.


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    What’s the 411? (Picture: Getty)

    Let’s be honest, the whole world and his wife seems to have dipped their toe in the gluten free diet – so it’s just a fad right?

    With celebrities leading the gluten-free for weight loss brigade, it is unsurprising that the real health reasons many people are gluten free has somehow got lost in the noise.

    But, the truth is, for many people the battle to digest gluten is like an extremely ugly scene in Braveheart (with less blood).

    Here’s 10 facts which might help you keep up with all the wheat-less chat.

    1. It isn’t a fad diet. It is a serious autoimmune disease for some

    Coeliac disease affects one in 100 people… Read the full story


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    We all know that sleep plays a major role in keeping skin looking fresh and healthy.

    Burn the candle at both ends for an extended period and you end up looking like a crinkly brown paper bag.

    Photo series celebrates mums around the world

    But simply getting your eight hours might not protect you from breakouts.

    Because it’s now thought that your actual sleeping position might affect how clear your skin is.

    Sleeping on your front with your face nestled in your pillow might cause spot eruptions.


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    Drinking red wine at a BBQ or picnic is a risky business.

    One 75cl bottle between friends doesn’t get you very far so everyone gets a misery cup each and then are forced to drink warm, flat beer.

    Breastfeeding might make children more likely to eat vegetables

    On the other hand, more than one glass can knock you out and leave you with a wine headache from hell by 3pm or knock you out completely.

    But not anymore.

    Because sommelier Patrick Cappiello has just brought out a Forty Ounce Red wine bottle.

    That’s right – litre bottles of ‘light-bodied, lively and dry’ red wine.

    Read the full story


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    Stop believing in these myths (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    The internet is a wonderful invention, but unfortunately when it comes to health, it appears to be a perpetual bulls*** machine.

    Long-debunked health myths keep circulating, and in some cases the myths and misinformation can lead people to make damaging mistakes.

    Is bacon safe to eat? Which food should you be scared of this week?

    Whether it’s fitness, sexual health, mental illness or vaccination, a little ignorance can do a lot of damage thanks to the adoption of habits based on myths.

    Here are some of the most dangerous health myths still… Read the full story


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    Learning to accept your body after years of being told that it needs to be a certain way is incredibly difficult.

    Most of us have grown up thinking that dieting is part of life. Many of us have been told that we need to work on our bums, bellies, thighs to fit in with a certain aesthetic.

    How many times do women need to explain that penetration isn't the most important thing?

    Undoing that conditioning takes time – and one of the most annoying things about Instagram these days is the influx of influencers demanding we love ourselves, when the reality is that… Read the full story


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