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

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    Cabo Frio, Brazil (Picture: Jassen Todorov/Solent News)

    These incredible images aren’t pictures of fields or pieces of tie-tie artwork.

    In fact, they’re the work of a photographer who’s spent the past three years going around the world, capturing the mesmerising world of salt farming.

    Photographer spent three years snapping the wonderful world of salt farming

    Photographer Jassen Todorov has been going around snapping salt evaporation ponds, also called salterns, which are shallow artificial ponds designed to extract salt from sea water and other brines.

    But that’s not all. took the pictures while piloting a plane.

    Jassen actually took the pictures from planes…which he actually piloted.

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    There are so many reasons to avoid the cinema (Picture: Getty)

    There are certain dos and don’ts on a first date – this is the latter.

    Dating should generally be fun, unless you end up doing something impractical or inappropriate, because meeting someone for the first time should be as easy-going and relaxing as possible.

    Relationship deal breakers: 15 men reveal why they had to break up with their girlfriend

    After all, dating can often increase one’s anxieties due to the very nature of it, so try to make it easier on yourself.

    And while I’d wince at the idea of a skydive or bungee jump as… Read the full story


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    It’s the small acts of kindness that mean the most.

    It could be a smile from a non-creepy stranger when you’re feeling low. It could be someone holding the lift for you when you’re already running late. It could simply be being asked how you are after a weekend of being alone.

    How to stop getting 'the fear' after a night out

    But if you’ve ever doubted the powerful that these tiny, everyday deeds can be, then you need to read the letter one woman left some baristas.

    She went into her favourite coffee shop after finding out that her boyfriend is actually married…and is… Read the full story


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    You can’t get much for a pound these days.

    In fact, tooth fairies are paying out more than that in 2017.

    Woman leaves baristas a touching note after they helped her through the worst day

    Chef Miguel Barclay is starting a revolution, however, with his One Pound Meals cookbook. You guessed it, each meal cost just a quid per head, and there are no packets of ramen noodles in sight.

    You guessed it, each meal cost just a quid per head, and there are no packets of ramen noodles in sight.

    Using fresh and frozen ingredients and shopping around are the keys to… Read the full story


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    Watch any rom-com and you’ll see a similar story: Hopeless romantic wins back love of his/her life with over-the-top romantic gesture.

    The guy turns up with a boombox outside his lover’s window, and they all live happily after. Not exactly realistic or mature, but sweet on the big screen.

    If you have a dog, you should probably think about getting a tattoo of their paw

    It looks like Luke Howard has seen a bit too many of these films, however, as he’s currently sitting in College Green in Bristol playing the piano until his ex comes back to him.

    34-year-old Howard told Bristol… Read the full story


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    Going away can be bittersweet when you have pets.

    Leaving for work in the morning is hard when you have to leave your blessed animal alone all day. Going away on holiday can be even more difficult.

    Bristol piano guy is NOT romantic

    You just miss them so much.

    You miss the way they come and wake you up at 5am by pawing your duvet or sticking their wet little nose into your face. You miss how they allow you to pet them and talk in a baby voice. You miss having something furry to snuggle in bed.

    A picture on your phone background just isn’t… Read the full story


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    You’re tired of  selfies.

    You take them, edit them and stick ’em up on the ‘gram for others to enjoy – but you never get to really sit back and admire just how truly fit you are.

    Is this piece of selfie nail art possibly the greatest manicure ever?

    It’s almost like selfies are designed for other people to enjoy.

    But not anymore.

    Because visual illusion artist Dain Yoon has come up with the ultimate selfie manicure which allows you to look at your face all day, every day.

    Of course, no selfie would be complete without getting the hair right.

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    TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find accounts of rape or sexual assault upsetting.

    The conversation around sexual assault and rape has been growing in volume in recent years.

    We’ve seen adverts teaching consent on prime time TV. Footballers sent down for underage misdemeanors. Universities offering safe spaces for vulnerable students.

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    At the same time, according to Rape Crisis, 1 in 5 women aged 16-59 still experience some form of sexual assault, as do 1 in 16 guys.

    And they’re just the reported cases.

    For many of… Read the full story


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    Britain’s dating camp has long been divided into two, all-encompassing camps: ‘in a relationship’ or ‘single’.

    But since the launch of myriad dating apps, insecure working culture and a general, overwhelming spate of options, it appears that these two relationship statuses are simply not enough.

    Hampers with formerly forbidden treats for new mums are now on sale

    In a time when people are casually dating without ever committing to exclusivity, are dating more than one person at a time or simple have an open agreement to suit their needs, it’s clear that the lines are getting increasingly blurred between… Read the full story


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    Eczema isn’t just dry skin that can be fixed with a quick swipe of moisturiser.

    National service needs to be reinstated, but for hospitality jobs

    It’s a serious skin condition that affects millions of adults and children around the world, causing incredible dry, itchy, and painful skin.

    For many people, the condition lessens as sufferers get older. But that wasn’t the case for Vivienne, who still struggles with eczema at age 20.

    Vivienne had been dealing with her eczema through topical steroid application, but after developing an addiction (which is common in use of steroid-based products), Vivienne had to stop using the… Read the full story


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    You may have dined at the top of a sky scraper.

    You may have dined in a basement.

    No, it's actually not okay to dye your dog - even for a good cause

    But have you ever had dinner in the middle of the sea, surrounded completely by fish?

    Well if you haven’t, you might want to get yourself over to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel for a slap up meal at their newly opened Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.

    That’s right – you can sit in a glass dining room 16ft below sea level eating the fish that surround you.

    To get there, diners have… Read the full story


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    Do you ever watch TV shows of times gone by where the twenty and thirty-something characters can do what they fancy because having a job means that they have disposable income?

    Oh, sweet nostalgia. Could you imagine having enough money left over at the end of the month to buy something that isn’t a microwave meal or half a pint in Spoons? Me neither.

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    And it appears, nor can most couples in the UK. As two-thirds of Brits are struggling to find the cash to fund a wedding bonanza, it comes as… Read the full story


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    Those patiently waiting through the adverts to see the newly ravamped, terrifying IT can now get boozy while doing so, as you can now buy popcorn made with actual alcohol.

    Powerful exhibition shares the stories of acid attack survivors

    Joe and Seph’s, a gourmet popcorn company and brand behind the UK’s first G&T popcorn, now stock various alcoholic beverage-inspired popcorns for movie fanatics who are getting bored of the regular sweet or salted (or even a mix of both, for that matter).

    The gourmet snack retailers have launched an entire range of cocktail-inspired popcorn pouches, which each have an ABV… Read the full story


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    When you’ve got autism, everyday things can feel incredibly overwhelming.

    Treating insomnia might be the key to managing conditions like depression and anxiety

    Loud noises, bright lights, and crowds can lead to intense distress, which makes activities as simple as going to the shops or sitting in a waiting room difficult.

    To help shoppers with autism, many supermarkets and department stores have trialed quiet hours, with dimmed lights and no music to make things a little easier.

    Now, Asda’s launched another initiative to help children with autism pop along to the shops with their parents.

    The Happy Little Helpers initiative involves the… Read the full story


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

    For some of us, sleep is like our shadow.

    We fall asleep on tubes, buses, on the sofa, at work.

    An ode to the PE teacher who inspired me to take control of my body - for life

    But for others, it’s an elusive mistress.

    Insomnia can make us feel awful. It can make us more suspectable to getting ill and putting on weight.

    A lack of sleep can also make us feel like we’re going out of our minds. The longer it goes on, the more at odds with the daytime world we feel.

    And, according to a new study, insomnia might… Read the full story


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    Utter the word ‘Australia’, and there are a number of things that immediately come to mind.

    Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven beach.

    11 sure signs that you have been a backpacker in Australia

    Or perhaps a gigantic red rock in the middle of nowhere.

    There is a reason these places are so famous, of course.

    They are just as fantastic as they look in the pictures.

    But there is also a lot more to Australia than this.

    I mean, it’s a country of 2.97 million square miles for crying out loud

    So here are eight fantastic places in Oz that you’ve probably never… Read the full story


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    For some people it’s mortifying; for others, it’s compelling listening.

    A Labrador adopted a five-week-old kitten and now they spend their days snuggling

    Whether it’s about the washing up, whose turn it is to pay for dinner, of something far more personal (‘what do you mean Aunt Doreen hates you?!’), other couples arguing is an eavesdropper’s paradise, but a new YouGov survey suggests that Brits are totally split on whether they’d want to listen in.

    When posed with the hypothetical ‘If a couple are arguing in public and you are not able to get away from them, do you…’, 46%… Read the full story


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    The thought of getting on a crowded train each morning and sitting in an office, watching the rain pour down outside, may be enough to make some Brits want to jump ship and live abroad.

    Whether it’s sunny Australia or the stunning landscapes on offer in Canada, there are options for people to work and travel abroad, either for a few years or permanently.

    11 amazing destinations to visit in New South Wales, Australia

    But the options out there can seem complicated and confusing, leaving many of us thinking it’s just impossible to find a way to escape the rain.

    All’s not lost,… Read the full story


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    Easyjet are gearing up to  release their summer 2018 flights in the very near future.

    Hampers with formerly forbidden treats for new mums are now on sale

    Customers can book flights with the budget airline through to March 2018 on their site now.

    Easyjet flights for holidays in Easter, May Bank Holidays, Summer half term, summer holidays or August bank holidays in 2018 will be released in late September – although a specific date is yet to be confirmed.


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    PE teachers are like marmite.

    Many are crap. They’re either complete arseholes, taking sadistic joy in seeing you run around the concrete yard in your gym knickers in December, or they just don’t care because often, they’re history teachers who’ve been roped in at the last minute.

    National service needs to be reinstated, but for hospitality jobs

    They don’t give two sh*ts if you want to take part or not, but if you do want to, they often make it as soul destroying as possible.

    But occasionally, you get a gym teacher who comes along and changes your life.

    One who makes you look at your body in… Read the full story


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