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- 10/12/17--00:58: Here’s what’s involved in a Tibetan sky burial
- 10/12/17--01:31: 90s kids, it’s time to celebrate: Rugrats Reptar bars are back
- 10/12/17--01:52: You can buy a wedding dress for just £25
- 10/12/17--03:18: Jo Elvin steps down as editor of Glamour
- 10/12/17--04:14: Frida, the bravest rescue dog, has been immortalised in a mural
- 10/12/17--04:37: Woman uses vibrator to fix her breastfeeding problems
- 10/12/17--05:05: Aldi has just launched a wine advent calendar
- 10/12/17--05:10: New mum does full face of makeup during 52-hour labour
World Arthritis Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 12, and this year’s theme is ‘It’s in your hands, take action.’Kinder Surprise eggs are being slammed for sexist packaging and toys
In honouring World Arthritis Day it is important to know a little bit about the disorder and the symptoms that occur for those suffering from arthritis.
Here is all you need to know about the disorder that affects 10 million people in the UK.
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When it comes to women’s fitness, 2017 has been the year of the gun show.
And the abs show. And the glutes show.
We’re obsessed with muscles.
Where once women starved and flogged themselves on treadmills and stepping machines, we now spend our time and money on daily HIIT, boot camps, creatin, and protein shakes.
A few years ago, the only women doing this amount of exercise and guzzling so many supplements were bikini models. They were few and far between. Now every gym has someone training for a competition.
I recently went on a fitness retreat and was in the minority of women there who either hadn’t competed in a… Read the full story
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According to Shelter, 170,000 people in London are homeless right now.
170,000. It’s absurd, isn’t it? It’s baffling that we call ourselves a decent society, yet so many people are shivering on the streets, desperate for a meal.
These people form a massive part of London, but most of the time they get ignored.
We avert our eyes when we see sleeping bags under bridges, keep our heads down when we’re asked for change.
Why? Because we know that if we look up and chat to the people living on the streets, we’ll feel too filled with guilt to carry on with our days.
Homeless people need a voice. They need a way to share their experiences.
That’s what Café Art hopes to give those living on the streets with their new exhibition.
On 30 June this year, Café Art held the MyLondon Photography Contest. they handed out 100 one-time-use FujiFilm cameras to homeless people around St Paul’s Cathedral, and asked the individuals to focus not on… Read the full story
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Gucci has agreed that beginning with its spring summer 2018 collection, the fashion house will no longer use real animal fur in any of its designs.
Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzari announced the news on Wednesday during the Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion, confirming that the brand will never again use mink,… Read the full story
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If you fancy a meal at the best restaurant in the world, you won’t have the venture too far.
For the first time since TripAdvisor’s best restaurant awards began, a venue from the UK has won the accolade of the world’s best restaurant.
And guess what? It’s not some super posh London eaterie run by a celeb chef.
Instead, it’s The Black Swan, a village pub in Oldstead, North Yorkshire.
The Black Swan is a family-owned pub with a restaurant run by the UK’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, Tommy Banks. It serves up all kinds of seasonal delights on a £95 tasting menu, such as squid dressed in horseradish juice, cake made from… Read the full story
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Alright, people with vaginas. Get out your ‘things I shouldn’t put in my vagina’ notebook and get ready to add another one to the list.
All caught up? Brilliant.
Now write down ‘cucumbers’. Cucumbers should not go into your vagina without a condom, and they definitely should not be peeled and inserted into your vagina to give… Read the full story
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Chocolate eggs with toys inside really have no need to be gendered, right?
We know, they may be considered more dangerous than guns in the US, but that doesn’t mean Kinder needs to put kids off trying them with a pop of blue or pink.
Kinder is currently receiving criticism (again) for the pink and blue packaging on their Kinder Surprise eggs.
This time around, they’re under fire for selling eggs with Hotwheels cars in blue packaging and Hello Kitty toys in pink packaging.
Now, the eggs may not be labeled as ‘for girls’ and ‘for boys’, but the fact is that at the moment, we still associate pink as ‘for… Read the full story
Every culture has a different perception of what happens when we die: Eternal salvation, reincarnation, nothingness.
For those that conceive of an afterlife, the next question is how do you get there? For Tibetans, this dilemma is resolved in the ancient practice of ‘sky burial’.Everything you need to know about Taiwan’s funeral strippers
Also referred to as celestial burial, the term is oxymoronic: corpses aren’t in fact buried, they’re left on mountainsides and exposed to the elements where they are consumed by vultures or Dakinis (angels).
The… Read the full story
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If you are lucky enough to have both grown up in the 90s and have generous parents up for giving you whatever absurd chocolate landed in the corner shop, you’ll have experienced the true joy of a Reptar bar.
Yep, we’re talking about that Rugrats themed chocolate bar filled with green goo that turned your tongue the shade of Reptar.
They were sickly sweet, fleeting (I only remember having one), and our parents despised them. But they are 90s nostalgia wrapped in Nickelodeon packaging.
And now, they’re back.
A store called FYE, which specialises in geekcentric merch and other goodies, confirmed on Twitter that they’re now selling the same Reptar bars we once knew… Read the full story
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What would you say if I told you that you can get a wedding dress, an actual nice wedding dress, for £25?
Well, let’s find out. You can buy a nice wedding dress for £25.
Amazing, right? With the average UK wedding dress costing £1,385, that’s a pretty massive saving. And, having had a look at them, it’s not even that much of a compromise on style.
The gowns are being sold at The Wedding Loft, a fund raising initiative by Dove House Hospice.
Will you help lift this little boy’s spirits by sending him a Halloween card?
Back in February seven-year-old Brock Hardwick was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a high-grade cancer in his brain and spine.
He’d been taken to hospital after feeling unwell for two weeks, when an MRI test showed multiple tumours in Brock’s brain and spine.
Brock had to undergo brain surgery to remove one of the larger tumours, but unfortunately they came back. He’s now spending his days at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital as part of the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.
That’s not something any seven-year-old should be going through.
It is National Curry Week but there is some disturbing curry-related news emanating from the British public that could just sour what should be a glorious seven days.
People are, of course, allowed to eat what they want, they can like what they like, but we have to question the judgement of the UK population when it comes to the noble curry.Boy with terminal cancer receives 1,000 Halloween cards from around the world
Of the plethora of options available to people when considering your choice of Indian food, the majority opt to avoid taste, spice, flavour, what a curry should… Read the full story
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Almost Famous is a burger bar in Manchester.
They’ve found themselves under a spotlight before when, back in 2012, they decided to call their sauces things like ‘slut sauce’ and ‘bitch juice’.
But, years later, they seem to regard themselves as a friend to women. So much so that they’ve taken the revolutionary, brave step of painting a mural in their restaurant.
What might a feminist mural look like, I hear you ask. Is it perhaps a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst? A lovely rendering of Malala’s face? A piece of modern art inspired by the fact that 1 in 9 girls in the world will be affected by child marriage?
No. Of course not.
It’s a mural of a sexy lady.
But, here’s the exciting part, the sexy lady is not thin.
Jo Elvin has stepped down as the editor of Glamour UK.
Jo announced the news on Instagram, writing: ‘It’s true, it’s time for pastures new. I think the best thing about launching and editing Glamour has been the conversations I’ve had with readers.
‘You really are the best audience of women (and I know, a lot of men) I could have ever wished for.’
The news comes after it was announced that Glamour would go from monthly publication to being released biannually, alongside plans to change the website’s focus to beauty.
On Glamour’s website, a statement does not go into the reasons for Jo’s departure, but does say the move… Read the full story
As I walk around the city I love, I am impressed by just how many people are able to step in when someone is taken ill physically and who show incredible kindness and support.
It got me wondering, how many of us know what to do in the event of a mental health first aid situation?You should never be afraid to ask stupid questions about mental health
It seems that there are many people out there who might be able to help if they had information about what… Read the full story
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When Mexico suffered a devasting earthquake a few weeks ago, Frida the hero dog was there to pull people from the rubble.
In fact, she rescued 53 people, including 12 in life-threatening situations.
So it’s only good and right that she’s finally been given some recognition.
Frida the bravest and most loyal labrador has been honoured with her very own mural in Mexico City, complete with doggy goggles and a Navy-issue rescue vest.
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Breast feeding isn’t always easy.
Chapped nipples, babies who won’t latch properly and the risk of being shamed by a stranger who thinks you shouldn’t be allowed to feed a child in public, it’s a lot. And even worse, if things don’t go smoothly you can end up with mastitis.
Mastitis is a blockage inside your breast which is usually painful and can be red or hot to touch. Untreated, it can then become infected and become an abscess. Suffice to say, mastitis is really, truly horrible.
One woman is claiming that she found a way to treat her mastitis. Danielle, 21, told Kidspot that it worked a treat. ‘I’ve had mastitis four… Read the full story
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Oh, Christmas. The most joyous time of year, filled with mulled wine, twinkling fairy lights, and stockings.
It also happens to be one of the few times when you are encouraged to eat chocolate every day for a month.
Advent calendars are wonderful. They give you something to look forward to every single morning.
But just FYI, that happiness doesn’t need to be as fleeting as a piece of chocolate shaped like a reindeer, gone at the speed of melting.
Loads of major brands have hopped on the beauty advent calendar trend, giving you mini beauty treats for every day in the run up to Christmas.
Glowing skin and enough nail polish to last you for the… Read the full story
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Advent can be a stressful period, what with all the social occasions, presents to buy and work to finish.
And while a daily piece of chocolate might sooth some jaded souls, some of us prefer a little liquid refreshment.
Something not too strong, a little fruity, a little varied.
Gin advent calendars are slightly too hardcore and drinking 24 drams of Whisky is slightly not ok, even in December.
No, what you need around Christmas is wine and plenty of it.
Like this one from Aldi, which is going on sale both in store and online from 1 November.
For £49.99, you’ll get 24 mini… Read the full story
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This is the moment that Claire Hutchins, 27, decided to apply a full face of makeup mid-labour.
Unbelievably, she’d been in labour for 40 hours in a birthing pool by this point (I imagine most women by this point can bearly talk let alone hold a compact steady).
She says that she caught sight of her reflection and thought that doing her makeup would make her ‘feel more human’, so asked her partner to pass her makeup bag.
‘I was just trying to do anything to keep myself awake and to keep my spirits up,’ says Claire.
‘I never leave the house without a full face of makeup.’
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