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

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    Living with inflammatory bowel disease can be hard, draining, and absolutely debilitating.

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    There are many types of IBD – the two most common are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While Crohn’s affects the entire gastric system, UC affects the large bowel and rectum – but both can have severe and even fatal consequences.

    The constant need to use the toilet is not the only bad part. While this is a common effect, IBD can also leave you fatigued, sleeping all day and not having… Read the full story


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    Get baking (Picture: Instagram/Becky Excell)

    Finding your feet as a gluten-free baker can be difficult.

    Things can quickly go from a walk in the park to a cake in the bin without warning.

    10 low FODMAP recipes to restore your faith in food

    These gluten-free loaf cake recipes are the perfect place to get started on the road to gluten-free star baker.

    All of these recipes are dairy-free too.

    There’s everything from a gin and tonic loaf cake to a classic Jamaican ginger.

    I promise, you’ll fall in ‘loaf’ with these recipes!

    So grab your loaf tin and a mixing bowl and let’s get stuck in.

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    The joy and elation of motherhood can quickly turn to the realisation that breastfeeding isn’t as easy as you think.

    Breastfeeding has so many health benefits and can help a mother bond with her newborn but, unfortunately, it takes hard work commitment and some foresight to breastfeed with no complications.

    8 things you'll know if you're on benefits

    It will be a team effort between you and your baby to get the knack of breastfeeding down and into the swing of making it a somewhat comfortable experience for them to enjoy their food.

    Preparing yourself for breastfeeding before your baby arrives is a good… Read the full story


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    When Rosa and Russo got married back in 1957, they didn’t think to have pictures taken.

    Boohoo has released a super cheap makeup range

    Hiring a photographer was seen as an unnecessary expense, and they were on a budget.

    Rosa’s grandfather prepared the garden where the couple tied the knot. Her aunt made the cake. Her godmother sewed the dress. It was a simple ceremony that was all about love, not extravagance.

    But 60 years, nine children, 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren later, it seemed a shame that Rosa and Russo didn’t have a single photo of the day they got married.

    Their… Read the full story


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    Boohoo has released its own makeup range and it all looks seriously impressive.

    metro illustrationsThank you to all the partners of people living with inflammatory bowel disease

    As it’s a fashion brand, we don’t expect much in terms of makeup. We’re just hoping Boohoo will bring us clothes at a decent price.

    So we were pleasantly surprised when we saw all the effort the online store had gone to fill our makeup bags with pretty products.

    Boohoo is selling a collection of 29 different beauty products, including matte lipsticks, illuminating primers, pigmented eyeshadows, eyeliners contour palettes and even some cute… Read the full story


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    Party time (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler)

    Living with inflammatory bowel disease impacts our lives in many ways.

    There’s the obvious: plummeting energy levels; time off work and frequent hospital trips.

    8 things nobody tells you about IBD

    But there are also other ways it changes our lives too.

    Socialising with IBD can be, at times, impossible.

    At other times, it’s just downright awkward and embarrassing.

    From what to wear or what to eat, here are nine ways IBD manages to ruin your social life.

    1.When you’re invited to something a few weeks away but, since you don’t have a crystal ball, you are hesitant to commit

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    When it comes to razors and deodorants, it’s always worth buying mens.

    A man ate only potatoes for a year and lost 110lb

    For some reason, male razors and deodorants are just better quality, more powerful and yet, somehow, cheaper.

    PhD student Jo Thor noticed recently that in Superdrug (who we usually like, after they made the sensible choice about lowering the cost of the morning after pill) lady razors were considerably more expensive than man razors.

    In fact while a pack of 10, single bladed, orange Bic razors cost £1, the packet of almost identical, pink (of course) single bladed razors was… Read the full story


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    There are some bodies we’re rarely shown in a romantic context.

    Think of the last few rom-coms you saw, the sex scenes on TV, the celebrities you’re told to fancy – the majority will be made up of able-bodied white women who’d fit a designer’s sample size.

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    We’re seeing a more diverse representation of bodies in the media, from the models featured in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty campaign to the huge success of Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday, but it seems like popular culture… Read the full story


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    When I first lost my hair, it felt like the end of the world.

    I was 34 years old, shooting a television programme in Las Vegas.

    I got in the shower one evening to wash my hair, and by the time I’d finished, my hair was floating in a puddle of water around my ankles.

    14 things you only know if you have alopecia

    Just like that my lovely locks were gone, and my life would be different from there on out.

    But the thing is – there’s so much more to alopecia than just losing your hair.

    Losing the hair on my head was… Read the full story


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    Breastfeeding can be hard enough without having to worry about what you’re putting in your mouth – but there are some things you should know.

    There is nothing in particular that you have to eat when you are breastfeeding but it is very important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

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    However, there are certain foods that you should try to avoid while you are breastfeeding, as the taste or the chemical compounds in the food can irritate your baby if it is in… Read the full story


    aislingtmFile photo dated 26/12/08 of a woman breastfeeding her five month old baby. Pupils should be taught about the importance of breastfeeding in schools, leading children's doctors have said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 1, 2017. aislingtmFile photo dated 26/12/08 of a woman breastfeeding her five month old baby. Pupils should be taught about the importance of breastfeeding in schools, leading children's doctors have said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 1, 2017. "Familiarity with breastfeeding" should be part of personal, health and social education in schools, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health(RCPCH) said. A new position paper on breastfeeding, released at the start of World Breastfeeding Week, also calls on ministers to legislate for breastfeeding breaks and facilities suitable in all workplaces for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. See PA story HEALTH Breastfeeding. Photo credit should read: Katie Collins/PA WireNew mothers 'shunning' breastfeeding

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    Praise the power of potatoes. This man says he ate only potatoes for a year and lost 110lb as a result. Whoa.

    We’ll be honest – we were more than a little skeptical when, back in the heady, carb-loving days of 2016, Andrew Flinders Taylor announced the launch of the Spud Fit project, which would see him eating only potatoes for a full year.

    Please stop telling women they're too smart to get boyfriends

    He originally announced the mission by explaining he wanted to take control of his eating.

    ‘I wanted to change the way I thought about… Read the full story


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    Meet Meredith Welborn and Sarah Hooton.

    They’re two friends from Nashville who are moving in together at Southern Methodist University in Texas this fall (yeah, Americans share dorm rooms, FYI).

    Girls transform dorm into outrageously plush pad that'll put your bedroom to shame

    But they had to do something about the extremely generic dorm they were going to live in.

    Luckily for the pair, Sarah’s mom’s an interior designer, and helped them completely deck it out to absurdly-plush levels.

    Meredith told Metro US: ‘You can make your dorm look great on any budget. We got lucky on finding some really awesome deals for our room that we would’ve never been able to afford otherwise.

    ‘The best thing about shopping for your dorm is that all of the costs are split right down the middle! It makes planning a little tricky, but it’s nice to have another person helping pay for… Read the full story


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    You know when you hear a word and you know that your entire life is going to be a bit better because you’ve now got the vocabulary to describe a very specific feeling? 

    A couple took their wedding photos 60 years after they got married

    Like ‘L’esprit de ‘lescalier’ – the French for coming up with the best ever come back a few minutes late and not being able to say it to the person who’s offended you. Or schadenfreude, the german for the feeling you get when something bad happens to someone and you’re pleased about it.

    And now we… Read the full story


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    You can make friends as a mum if you know where to look (Picture: Getty)

    I have three kids.

    The youngest hasn’t been walking long and the eldest just turned 15.

    A man ate only potatoes for a year and lost 110lb

    There is one massive difference that has made this time round a complete joy and the first attempts really, really hard – mum mates.

    In 2002 I was rock-bottom lonely and as a result suffered with post-natal depression.

    Becoming a new mum, your whole world is thrown upside down and all your reasons for ‘being’ in your previous life can often suddenly seem irrelevant.

    The days are long and… Read the full story


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    A new hepatitis C drug costing ‘just’ £2,000-a-month for 18 months (£36,000) was ‘launched’ on the web with a fancy video and young people showing off the new ‘exclusive’ drug to cure hepatitis C.

    Only available to British people, the ‘launch’ of ‘Just C’ was accompanied by a video with yellow fluid dripping down young people’s legs and out of their noses and mouths.

    Hepatitis C affects around 215,000 people in the UK, the NHS says. The health service has been roundly criticised for ‘rationing’ the drugs to only 10,000 people as it is so expensive.

    ‘Some say £35,000 for our medicine is a lot of money,’ a Just C statement says.

    ‘We argue,… Read the full story


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    Each Wednesday we slump into work thinking about trivial things like the weather, traffic, money and how tired we are.

    The hump day is the worst day of the week, it feels like we’ve been working for ages but we are still sickeningly far away from the weekend.

    Rumour Mill: our round-up of football gossip, rumours and speculation

    Instead of experiencing mass moaning in the middle of the week, you can find some Wednesday Wisdom here to take you away the negativity and propel you forward with some inspirational quotes.

    There is nothing better than smiling at your desk for five seconds.

    Here are 19 wise… Read the full story


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    new London restaurants to try this October
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    With the onset of cold weather, you may be tempted to stay in and, well, Netflix and chill.

    But if you live in London, or are just visiting the capital, there are plenty of reasons to go out in October.

    8 new London restaurants to try in September

    As well as the usual roster of new openings, there’s also the London restaurant festival and some fun and immersive pop ups.

    So from tempura and yoghurt bars to travelling and experimental kitchens, here are a few new opening to tempt you out into the cold.

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    Featured imageqinxienew London restaurants to try this OctoberThe London Restaurant Festival is designed to raise the profile of establishments involved and acknowledge the pleasure given to all by London’s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants. A month long festival of events and special menus at participating restaurants. Champagne Laurent Perrier Gourmet Odyssey. This tour is Discover East London. Your first course in one top London restaurant, your main in another and dessert in a third - with Champagne Laurent-Perrier paired with each course, and travelling between restaurants on an iconic Routemaster bus: this is London's most original gastronomic road trip. Main course of pigs cheek with squid at Bistroteque in Bethnal Green.Featured imageqinxienew London restaurants to try this OctoberThe London Restaurant Festival is designed to raise the profile of establishments involved and acknowledge the pleasure given to all by London’s extraordinarily diverse range of restaurants. A month long festival of events and special menus at participating restaurants. Champagne Laurent Perrier Gourmet Odyssey. This tour is Discover East London. Your first course in one top London restaurant, your main in another and dessert in a third - with Champagne Laurent-Perrier paired with each course, and travelling between restaurants on an iconic Routemaster bus: this is London's most original gastronomic road trip. Main course of pigs cheek with squid at Bistroteque in Bethnal Green.

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    In case you aren’t up to date on providers of cheap sex toys, let us fill you in (no, that’s not an innuendo. Please don’t look out for those throughout this article).

    Poundland is selling a new range of £1 sex toys and natural 'viagra'

    A few years back Poundland started selling their very own vibrating bullet, offering people the chance to take their orgasms into their own hands for just £1.

    The bullet was a hit. So naturally, Poundland has now expanded their sex toy offering with a full-on sex toy range – all for just £1.

    Poundland’s… Read the full story


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    Halloween is just around the corner and we’re more excited than ever to get out the Dracula fangs and the fake blood.

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    Oh, and to demolish all the leftover sweets trick-or-treaters deemed not good enough to take (Parma Violets, we’re looking at you).

    Keeping us in the spooky spirit is Asda, as the store has started selling pumpkin-printed crumpets.

    Following on from its popular Easter Bunny crumpets, Asda is stocking its shelves with a new pumpkin version, which come with a pumpkin face and a devilish… Read the full story


    These pumpkin crumpets are at the top of our Halloween shopping listhattiegladwellmetroThese pumpkin crumpets are at the top of our Halloween shopping listhattiegladwellmetro

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    If you’re planning on having an enchanting Christmas this year, you should get your hands on these Beauty and the Beast baubles, which are sculpted into three of our favourite characters from the beloved Disney tale: Mrs Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth.

    A man ate only potatoes for a year and lost 110lb

    While we’re sure any dedicated Disney fan will have already purchased Primark’s Disney baubles in preparation for the festive season, these large baubles will make the perfect addition to any leftover space on your tree.

    Kaleidoscope.co.uk has released a range of three Beauty and the Beast-inspired baubles.

    There’s a Mrs… Read the full story


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