Channel: Lifestyle – Metro
Browsing All 44991 Browse Latest View Live
Mark channel Not-Safe-For-Work? cancel confirm NSFW Votes: (0 votes)
Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel.

The only Black Friday deal we care about is from this animal shelter

(Picture: Getty)

Black Friday, for the most part, is a load of commercial rubbish.

It brings out the worst of human excess, with folk queuing for hours and trampling over each other to get 10% off a TV.

But there’s one deal this Friday that no one could refuse.

This year, nonprofit no-kill animal shelter Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is getting rid of their adoption fees (which can cost up to £50) – so people can adopt a pet for free.

Between 24 – 25 November, people will be able to find a new family member without paying for anything.


You’ve got to register here by the end of today to be… Read the full story

Brow crowns are the beauty trend you need if you want to feel like a queen

brow crowns trend
(Picture: Instagram/sofiepeterseen)

Will the weird and wonderful world of out-there brow trends ever die?

Probably not for a while.

Thankfully there are plenty of different looks to choose from if you’re keen to join in.

You can do squiggle brows, penis brows, braided brows, McDonald’s brows, barbed wire brows… the list goes on and on.

If none of those were suitably regal, there’s a new brow trend you can use to jazz up your facial hair: the brow crown.

The brow crown is the creation of Sofie Petersen – an Instagrammer who’s no stranger to slightly strange makeup… Read the full story

Asda is selling a pineapple plant that Nasa suggests could stop you snoring

(Picture: ASDA/Metro.co.uk)

As cacti-lovers and proud pilea parents, we don’t really need an excuse to add another plant to our homes.

But in case you do, Nasa’s here to nudge you into bringing more greenery into your bedroom.

New research from Nasa suggests that sleeping with a pineapple plant (in your bedroom, we mean. You don’t need to snuggle a plant pot in your sleep) can stop you from snoring and help you – and your exhausted bed buddy – get a decent night’s sleep.

This is because pineapple plants produce large amounts of oxygen, thus improving air quality throughout the night.

Better air quality, suggest scientists, means better sleep, which means reduced snoring.… Read the full story

Meet the women who threw an ‘Anti-Victoria’s Secret Show’ to protest VS’ lack of diversity


Victoria’s Secret angels are, by definition, otherworldly.

The average woman can’t hope to look like one of them because they’re genetically predisposed to being impossibly tall and slim. After all, you can’t out-train body types.

But you can diversify what society deems to be beautiful and attractive – thus giving more women a chance to love their bodies and have a chance to shine.

Surely it’s time for VS to include… Read the full story

Genius hack for sneaking your supermarket snacks into the cinema

(Picture @AngelaBrisk/Twitter)

Unless you’re on a date or you’re feeling flush, no one willingly buys snacks at the cinema.

£10 for a bag of air and a cup of pop? Are you mad?

No, anyone with any sense picks up snacks at the supermarket en route to the film.

And some cinemas know this, which is why they sometimes do bag checks – confiscating tuck bought outside.

But one teen has a fool-proof hack for making sure no cinema officials rob her of her precious candy.

She simply pretends to be pregnant.

Yep, Angela Brisk just uses a polystyrene bowl, sticks her food in it and fixes it to her belly.

Kids make their cat its own newspaper to read while it’s sitting in its litter box

(Picture: Jarrod Krieger)

There’s nothing like having something good to read while you’re locked down on the loo.

No bathroom is complete without a magazine basket.

So why should it be any different for cats? They spend a load of time in their litter boxes, no doubt bored out of their minds.

But not Baba Ganoush.

No, he’s got his own actual cat newspaper pinned up on the wall for him to read while he goes about his business.

His human sisters noticed he was always staring at the wall whenever he was in the box and thought he could do with a little entertainment.

So the girls, aged 10 and 12, have made him his… Read the full story

Blogger with cancer shares powerful message about losing her hair

self love club blogger
(Picture: Instagram/selfloveclubb)

Hair is just stuff that grows on your body… but we invest a lot of emotion in those little follicles.

We look to our hair to define our femininity, our sense of self, the way we see ourselves.

So when our hair doesn’t behave the way we want it to, it can cause some cracks in our being.

For Milly Smith, the mega popular blogger behind Self Love Club who’s currently sharing her experience of having stage four cancer, losing her hair due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy hasn’t been easy.

The loss of her hair made her embarrassed – she didn’t want to share what she looked like online.

But… Read the full story

It’s totally OK to like pegging if you’re a straight man – 7 guys tells us why

couple in bed
It’s time for a role reversal (Picture: Getty)

If 2017 was the year of eating ass, 2018 will be the year of pegging.

Chances are you’ve already heard of it – but if you haven’t, pegging is, in most cases, a sexual act where a straight man is penetrated by a woman wearing a strap-on dildo. And no, it doesn’t involve a peg leg.

metro illustrationsPegging the question: Why strap-ons are a brilliant way of experiencing sex

The word ‘pegging’ elicits responses of shock and judgement in many, and it might not be for everyone, but as with all sex, it… Read the full story

6 people reveal their worst sex injuries ever

man in shock
Sometimes bad things happen in bed (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

I’ve been lucky.  Sure, I once had a boyfriend who would hit me on the head with his penis – but the only real sex damage I’ve incurred has been to my wallet.

I’m joking. I do not pay for sex. Well, not monetarily.

Metro Illustrations5 people reveal their raunchiest and most unusual sexual fantasies

But you lot? Oh boy, the pain sex has caused you; the injuries bad, bad, naughty sex has brought to your frail little frames; and the sheer f***ing ‘Oh for f***’s sake!’ agony that… Read the full story

10 of the best items under £20 in the Miss Selfridge Black Friday sale

10 of the best items under £20 in the Miss Selfridge Black Friday sale
(Picture: Miss Selfridge)

Black Friday is incoming (24th November), but the deals and discounts are already filling our inbox.

Along with other hot high-street stores Miss Selfridge is offering up to 50% off hundreds of items of clothing from sparkly party dresses, cosy coats and over-the-knee boots in their Black Friday preview and items are selling fast.

Asda is selling a pineapple plant that could fix your snoring

So rather than tackling fellow frugal shoppers, we’ve picked 10 of the best picks under £20… Read the full story

Lovehoney’s sexiest Black Friday 2017 deals

Picture: Lovehoney)

If you’ve been thinking about getting yourself a brand-spanking-new sex toy now is the time.

In the run-up to Black Friday through to Monday 27th November Lovehoney have up to 50% off luxury lingerie, sex toys, vibrators and adult gifts.

Red flags everyone should look out for when they're dating

And the sex toy retailer hasn’t scrimped on deals, they’re offering ‘Black Friday Real Deals’ aka daily discounts that change at 6am, 12pm and 6pm across a selection of their most popular sex toys.

With discreet delivery and massive discounts, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself, or grab a kinky gift in… Read the full story

Nurse who calls herself a ‘human Oreo’ shares how she’s learned to love her skin condition

(Picture: PA Real Life/Brian Watson of PhotoWatt images)

Sharekia Winston first developed white patches around her eyebrows two months after her daughter Deniyla was born in July 2006, but she dismissed them as just a rash.

Two months later the patches began to spread.

Soon she had patches of white skin across her face, arms, and legs. After being referred to a dermatologist, Sharekia was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin condition that causes the loss of pigment.

‘I didn’t really think much of it, at first assuming, like any other skin irritation, it would go away,’ said Sharekia.

‘I was given some hydrocortisone cream, containing steroids, but it didn’t seem to do any good.’

After… Read the full story

Hotel launches marijuana boutique sells everything from edibles to smokes

(Picture: The Standard/Instagram)

For the intrepid cannabis traveller, there are already plenty of Bud n Breakfasts around the world in which to stay and smoke without interruption.

But if you want to get high when you travel, you’ve always had to do so in private.

That is, until now.

Because one Hollywood hotel has just opened a marijuana boutique in their lobby.

Standard International’s LA branch has teamed up with edibles maker Lord Jones to create a shop that’ll be selling all kinds of THC-infused products.

Lord Jones is really at the premium end of the canna market. We’re talking gourmet gumdrops (boxes of which cost $50 (£38), chews, caramels, CBD and THC topicals,… Read the full story

Handy device lets you dip your fries in ketchup in the car without fear of spillage

(Picture: Getty/Shutterstock)

Unless you’re one of those strange beings that has their life together enough to not find yourself frequently eating McDonald’s in your car, you’ll be familiar with the struggle of trying to balance a little tub of ketchup on your dashboard.

You try to dip. The ketchup slides around. You scatter salt around your car and drip sauce on your seat. It is very upsetting.

The obvious solution would be to stop eating fast food in moving vehicles. But we can’t commit to that kind of adult behaviour, so instead we shall rejoice over an invention that makes dunking your chips in sauce a little easier.

Behold the DipClip.

Read the full story

The PB & J trend is comfort food in hair colour form

peanut butter and jelly hair colour trend
(Picture: Instagram/shmeggsandbaconn)

It’ll seem confusing to some, but there are times when you desperately want to dye your hair a wild, bright colour… while also wanting to look ‘natural’.

No, it doesn’t make sense. Yes, we do wish we were brave enough to go the whole hog and dye our hair bright lavender rather than ombre-ing the ends a dusty lilac.

Sometimes we’re only ready to make a small step rather than a massive one – and that’s okay. Giving your appearance a massive overhaul is scary.

Most of us just give up and don’t take any steps at all, gazing through hair colour trends on Pinterest as… Read the full story

Woman adopts pet fox cub after he was abandoned by his mum

(Picture: James Linsell-Clark /SWNS.com)

Some of us love our pets so much we’d be willing to stay in a bad relationship to be with them.

Others print their pet’s face on a swimsuit (yes, really) or buy them fancy furniture.

But what if your pet isn’t a standard dog or a cat, but a fox?

One family has added their very own fox cub to their brood of three dogs, cats, and horses.

Natalie Reynolds started looking after Jasper seven months ago, hand-rearing it at her home in Sarratt, Hertfordshire.

Natalie, whose son Chace, 3, and Marissa, 5, play with Jasper in their back garden, said: ‘He’s around my children and he… Read the full story

Morrisons is selling giant 4.5 litre bottles of The Famous Grouse whisky because sure, why not?

Giant Famous Grouse Morrisons
We’ll take them all! (Picture: Morrisons/Metro.co.uk)

Whenever I buy a bottle of rum, it’s usually 70cl, or one litre if it’s on offer.

Once, when I was in a liquor store in Austin, Texas I was astounded at being able to buy a 1.75 litre bottle of Captain Morgan and boy, did I feel extra sashaying out of that store dragging that bottle behind me.

I thought it was huge. The hugest! But I was wrong.

For Morrisons have only gone and outdone it by selling 4.5 litre bottles of Famous Grouse and Jim Beam whisky. 4.5! Four point bloomin’ five! *faints*

Obviously, it’s for Black Friday because… Read the full story

Morrisons is selling a massive 4.5 litre bottle of Jim Beam for £70 for Black Friday

(Picture: Amazon)

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.

Supermarket Morrisons is selling a giant bottle of Jim Beam six and a half times bigger than its normal 70cl bottle as part of its Black Friday week of sales.

Coming in at £70, the bourbon is a pretty sweet deal considering the hefty bottle comes in at 4.5 litres.

That’s a lot of bourbon.

The supermarket currently sells the 70cl bottles of Jim Beam for £25 (now reduced to £20), so you’re making quite the saving by investing in a massive bottle.

That’s not the only huge bottle on sale too – the Famous Grouse Whisky is six times bigger than the standard… Read the full story

Actually useful ways to spend less at Christmas

How to spend less at Christmas
(Pic: Getty / Dean Noroozi)

It’s that time year again where all good intentions with money go flying out of the window.

You think you’ll buy just the one present. Then suddenly, you have a heap of gifts and you’re wondering how you’ve added three different wrapping papers and a crate-load of booze to your shopping trolley too.

From prosecco advent calendars to cheese and pickle mince pies, there seem to be a thousand and one things to buy.

But once the wrapping paper is the only thing left on the floor (that, and mince pie crumbs), you’re wondering how you’ve managed to leave such a… Read the full story

When should you put your Christmas tree up?

(Picture: Getty)

In the past it may have been a tradition to gather round and put up the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, but since the arrival of Christmas is encroaching steadily into the autumn, everyone is wondering when is the perfect time?

How to spend less at ChristmasActually useful ways to spend less at Christmas

Some people will erect their festive delight nearly a month in advance of Christmas Day and with the invention of artificial trees, there is no end to the madness.

Christmas lights across the country have been switched on in towns and villages throughout November as the pressure to start… Read the full story

Browsing All 44991 Browse Latest View Live