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Teenager ripped out half of her eyebrows after brow tint ‘stuck to them like tarmac’

A teenager has revealed shocking pictures after an eyebrow tint stuck to her brows like tarmac and left her fearing they would fall off
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A lesson for all beauty lovers: If a product seems too gloriously cheap to be any good, it probably is.

Learn from Charlotte Knight, a teenager who ended up ripping out half of her eyebrows after using a cheap brow tint she found on ebay.

Charlotte decided to try beauty vlogger favourite Tint My Brows Peel Off Gel. She found what she thought was that product on ebay for £3.95, so she snapped it up.

Instructions on the packiaging recommended keeping the tint on her brows between… Read the full story

If you’re getting sick, you really need to give the gym a rest

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I’ve been getting sick progressively over the past week.

I felt it come on last Monday…and felt it escalating after someone sneezed in my face on Tuesday and by Friday, I was bed bound.

All the way through, however, I kept on training – and training hard.

After all, them gains ain’t gonna get themselves.

I’ve always believed that sweating a bug out is the best way to rid an illness but it looks like I’m wrong. Continuing to hammer the weights probably contributed to what can only be described as full-on man flu.

At least Justin Maguire from body transformation company, the Gamma Project, thinks so.

‘When we contract… Read the full story

The world’s smallest donkey is nine inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder

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A tiny animal is believed to be the world’s smallest donkey.

American donkey Ottie is just 16 inches tall at eight months old – nine inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder.

The miniatures donkey lives with his owner Cheryl Griffiths, 48, at her home in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire.

Although he is fully grown, he’s unable to take the official title until he is a year old.

His owner says he makes a great pet and is small enough to walk around her house.

How to celebrate Hannukah – traditions, food and games you need to know about

Boy, age 8, lights the candles of the Hanukkah Menorah (Picture: Getty)

Hannukah, Channukah or Chanukah – however you spell it, this year’s Jewish festival of light starts tonight, Tuesday 12 December.

8 things you need to know about Hannukah

Hannukah celebrates a miraculous event that took place 2,500 years ago when a group of rebels called the Macabees witnessed a day’s worth of oil last eight whole days. The oil was so important because it kept the holy flame of the Ner Tamid in the temple in Jerusalem alight – this flame is meant to never go out.

Although… Read the full story

Your office teabags contain 17 times more germs than a toilet seat

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Office kitchens are gross.

People always leave their dirty mugs and plates on the surfaces. They leave their cafetiere slop in the sink. They don’t wipe up spilt milk.

But it turns out that possibly the most minging thing about communal kitchens is the stash of office teabags.

The average bacterial reading of an office teabag is 3,785 – compared to only 220 for a toilet seat.

According to a study carried out by the Initial Washroom Hygiene, other mega-grim items include kettle handles (2,483), rims of used mugs (1,746) and fridge door handles (1,592).

Oh God, so much bacteria everywhere.

Not many of us… Read the full story

You’ll have better sleep when you retire

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Have you spent the last few nights tossing and turning?

Well, congrats. You’ve got years of rubbish sleep to get through, but then, finally, you should be able to get some rest. Who needs sleep now, when you’re trying to get stuff done? You can catch up on your sleep in a few decades.

A new study has found that when people retire, their sleep difficulties tend to diminish.

It’s thought that this is because post-retirement we’re no longer worrying about work, meaning we’re not kept up at night by the Sunday scaries.

Research analysed survey data from 5,800 Finnish public sector employees who retired between 2000 and 2011.… Read the full story

Having older brothers could increase the likelihood of being gay

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Having older brothers could increase the possibility of being gay, a new study has found.

Professor Tony Bogaert, a researcher specialising in human sexuality at Brock University, and his team looked into birth order to see if it shaped sexuality.

Termed the ‘fraternal birth order effect’, the study found several factors that could determine the sexuality of males.

Published in the journal PNAS, the researchers say a protein associated with a Y chromosome called NLGN4Y is crucial to male brain development and attraction towards a partner.

And as a woman gets pregnant with her first son, the Y chromosome associated protein is produced and leaks into her bloodstream.

As… Read the full story

Why Christmas jumpers are the best worst things ever

Christmas jumpers drive apparently well-adjusted people into a frothing rage (Picture: Getty)

Christmas jumpers are for w*nkers.

Not my words, but many of you are probably nodding and there’s no shortage of blog posts saying exactly the same thing.

Christmas jumpers are the worst.

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They’re the equivalent of novelty socks or comedy ties, signs that say ‘you don’t have to be crazy to work here but it helps’ –  the mark of the utter tosspot.

The fury they generate is something to behold.

And that’s what’s so great about them.

Christmas jumpers drive apparently… Read the full story

Men feel more pressure to be in a relationship than women

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You might think that ladz are born to be free and single – and that it’s women who do all the chasing in a bid to settle down.

But you’d be wrong.

It turns out that men actually feel more pressure to be in a relationship than women, and they suffer more from loneliness than women when they’re single.

According to a study conducted by dating website eharmony and relationships support charity Relate, 71% of bachelors feel ‘significant pressure’ to find a partner, compared to 58% of the opposite sex.

And that’s because women tend to capitalise on strong friendships more than men.

‘Surprising though it may seem,… Read the full story

Fans are divided over Gigi Hadid’s ‘natural armpit hair’

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Love Magazine has been doing all kinds of amazing photo shoots are part of their Love Advent calendar.

Ashely Graham kicked off proceedings, saying: ‘Shooting the advent calendar is a true expression of self-love and empowers women to embrace their own sexuality.

‘This year we’re reminding women to #STAYSTRONG because we are powerful, we are resilient, and we run the world.’

Yesterday, Gigi was Love’s Day 11, featuring in a video of her shadow boxing and looking mega fit and powerful.

‘I love seeing everyone else’s videos. It’s celebratory of epic human beings and always pushes boundaries,’ she says.

‘The fashion circle is a family, so the Love Advent kind of… Read the full story

River Island launches gender-neutral kids clothing

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River Island has just unveiled its new children’s clothing line…and it’s gender-neutral.

Following in the footsteps of John Lewis, they’re the latest brand to embrace the concept of genderless garms for kids.

Their’s is a streetwear collection, featuring an urban-inspired palette of grey, black and white, and includes loungewear and graphic tees.

Aimed at children aged five to 12, the message behind the 12-piece line is ‘kids just want to be kids’, and has been designed to encourage ‘little adults to make their own style stamp, gender aside’.

‘Gone are the stereotypes, giving way to a modern, urban take on loungewear in this capsule collection that satisfied both… Read the full story

Dermatologist shares photo of her skin to break down the shame around adult acne

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One of the biggest lies we were ever told was that acne was just for teenagers.

We truly believed that the second we hit our twenties, our skin would be as smooth and poreless as a model in a foundation ad.

The truth is, acne can happen to anyone. You can deal with it well into your thirties, no matter how great at skincare you are, how healthily you eat, or how many posh facials you go for.

Even dermatologists, the people you trust for delivering the best skin results possible, can struggle with adult acne – and that’s with a wealth of treatments available.

Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto… Read the full story

Uber driver helps passenger get back at date who abandoned her

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Pull up a chair and settle in for a rollercoaster tale of betrayal, female friendship, and revenge.

Ready? Then I’ll begin:

A Florida Uber driver, who calls herself La Loba on Twitter, picked up a young woman and asked how her day was going.

The woman – Leah – broke down in tears, saying that she’d flown all the way from Texas to meet a guy who had basically abandoned her.

Anyway, she’d been holed up in her hotel room the entire trip because she knew no one in the city.

If you’ve got a £37,000, how about getting these Gucci handcuffs for your lover?

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We all know that Gucci don’t come cheap.

And that rule applies whether it’s a leather handbag you’re after or some kind of bedroom accessory.

Even second hand they still cost an arm and a leg.

Just take this pair of Gucci silver handcuffs, for example.

They’ve casually just been featured on Grailed – an online designer swap shop – for a swift $65,000 (£36.9k).

‘A very rare pair of heavy solid silver handcuffs with keyless push button closure,’ the description reads.

‘Made and displayed in Gucci windows co-incidentally the same day that Patricia Gucci was convicted of murder in 1998 – the “coincidence” was noted by newspapers and fashion… Read the full story

How to make a perfect vegan Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

How to make a vegan Christmas feast with all the trimmings
All you need to know to make a vegan Christmas feast with all the trimmings (Picture: Getty)

“But won’t you miss the turkey?” Hands up if you’ve heard that before.

It’s easier than you might think to enjoy a meat free feast for Christmas. Vegan festive food can be just as good as – and dare I say it better than – traditional fare.

In the recipes below you’ll find ideas for starters, mains, sides and desserts that will all keep all the vegans in your life happy this Christmas.

Here are 16 recipes that prove that you can… Read the full story

Pinterest shares the food and drink trends we’ll all be trying in 2018

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Curious about what you’re going to be eating in 2018?

Let Pinterest lead the way. They know about what we’ll be eating, or, at least, thinking about making then deciding it’s too complicated, next year.

The Pinterest 100 report, which came out today, reveals the top 100 predicted trends for 2018 – including what we’ll be eating and drinking next year.

Their predictions are based on the upsurge in searches for particular food and drinks on Pinterest, meaning people are browsing for recipes, pictures, or health information of each dish.

Based on that data, here’s what Pinterest reckons we’ll be eating in the next twelve months.

Edamame beans and snap peas

Peas and beans… Read the full story

How I realised my mental illness was being affected by the change in season

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It was only recently that I realised we’re properly heading into the winter months.

I had disregarded that the mornings were darker, the temperature colder, and that my need for hot chocolate with whipped cream had increased.

I have bipolar disorder, and for the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling pretty down.

There have been nights when I’ve felt like the whole world was crumbling down on top of me. Days I haven’t wanted to leave my bed, and evenings I’ve spent hours crying over silly things.

This didn’t worry me. This is all part of heading into a depressive episode when you have bipolar disorder. Dull moods, dark thoughts and… Read the full story

People are still furious that Galaxy Truffles aren’t in Celebrations tubs

Public Demands For The Galaxy Truffle To Return To Celebrations picture: Getty Images - Metro.co.uk
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Just recently, the internet went mad over the revelation that Milky Way Crispy Rolls were being welcomed to Celebrations tubs.

Sadly, we quickly debunked this rumour – and found that these tubs are actually only available in Germany. It’s an outrage, we know.

However, there’s another miniature chocolate Celebrations fans are begging to be added to the mix: the Galaxy Truffle.

The Galaxy Truffle was a firm favourite for years – and people just couldn’t understand why it was axed in 2011 – especially as it was replaced with the Twix. Yes, seriously,… Read the full story

Here are all the great things you need to do in Bolivia


Does swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon or dreamlike cloud forests plucked out of Jurassic Park sound like your thing? I’m pretty sure that sounds like your thing.

If so, give Bolivia the chance to charm you.

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It’s an amazingly diverse country, and it is one of the cheapest in the Americas, helping you to stretch those holiday pounds.

With altitudes upwards of 4,000 metres and little English spoken, it takes some determination to discover the riches of Bolivia.

But arm yourself with coca tea and your Spanish phrasebook, and you can dive into a country you will never forget.

La Paz and Sucre

The rivalry between Bolivia’s two capitals has raged since 1898, when Sucre lost the crown to La Paz.

Fancy living inside the most luxurious nuclear shelter on Earth?

Inside the most luxurious nuclear shelter on Earth
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We’ve all wanted to escape from the world.

For some people, that’s sitting down with a movie and blocking out our lives but for others, it’s fleeing to an underground bunker.

And it’s not just any old bunker either – this complex set over 323,000 square-foot is the most luxurious nuclear shelter on earth.

While the cheapest option would set a family of two around nearly £19,000, The Oppidum is outside of most people’s price range.

Where to find the world’s largest private apocalypse shelter? It’s located in a quiet valley of the Czech Republic on a former military base.

And the inspiration behind the name?… Read the full story

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