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Attention fashion heads: Hedi Slimane is heading to Céline

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If you’re still getting your mind around YSL’s rebranding under Hedi Slimane, there’s more change afoot.

Because fashion’s enfant terrible has announced that he’s leaving the brand to take over Céline.

He’ll be joining the Parisian house on 1 February but won’t present his first collection until the SS19 shows in September.

Assuming the rather bombastic title of Artistic, Creative and Image Director of the brand, Slimane is set to have full ownership over the brand’s campaigns, as well as its clothes.

And just as he did at YSL when he transformed the label into Saint Laurent, Slimane is going to be making some pretty major changes at Céline – notably, the inclusion of a… Read the full story

Saying you do Pilates boosts your chances of finding a date online

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Online dating can be spectacularly superficial.

All you’ve got to go off is someone’s highly edited holiday snaps and a 140-character bio – you’ve just got enough time to see if you like the look of your potential date before deciding whether to dive in or swerve.

So it’s up to you to reel people in with a solid pitch.

And what does a successful one involve? According to online dating service Zoosk, mentioning that you do Pilates.

Yep, in what is possibly the most predictable thing ever, everyone wants to hook up with someone who’s super bendy and got a set of rock solid abs.

Zoosk surveyed over 7,000… Read the full story

What actually happens at a smear test and how to prepare for one

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Loads of young women are avoiding smear tests because they’re ashamed of their bodies, a new study has concluded.

A third of the 2,017 British women surveyed by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust says that awkwardness – both around general body image and the appearance or smell of their vagina – has put them off getting a test.

And that’s absolute madness, considering that these examinations can prevent 75% of cervical cancers.

To quote every woman who’s ever had a baby: doctors and nurses have seen it all before.

They’ve literally trained for years in order to examine your cervix and they don’t care whether you’ve had a wax or wash (although that would be nice –… Read the full story

How often should you have a smear test, what age should you start and how long do the results take?

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Smear tests can save lives by detecting abnormal cells which could indicate the presence of cancer cells – yet one in four women are not attending their appointments when invited by their GP.

Now better known as Cervical Screening Tests, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust estimates that a smear test can prevent 75% of cervical cancers from developing.

While cervical cancer is still relatively rare, it is crucial symptoms are caught early to make sure effective treatment can be given.

Around five million women are invited to a smear test every year and while it is personal choice to attend, it can save lives. It really is… Read the full story

Racist Pets Twitter account is proof that most right wing trolls are dogs

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The internet is awash with right-wing trolls.

You try not to pay them attention but sometimes, they can just get to you. Who are these keyboard tw*ts who go out of their way to make your life a misery?

Imagine being that attention-seeking, that you literally have to bark at strangers on the internet for your kicks.

If they went outside occasionally for a run around the park, they’d have less energy to attack folk online.

For dogs are needy creatures. They can’t just be ignored or they’ll start whining and crashing into furniture.

And that’s when they start turning into far-right activists.

Just look at the Twitter account @RacistPets, who are calling… Read the full story

9 reasons to be excited about Leeds – from the city’s culture to its new developments

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Bridgewater Place won’t be the tallest building in Leeds for long (Picture: Getty)

In the past five years the city of Leeds has seen dramatic change within the heart of the city.

5 reasons why Leeds is criminally underrated

Ultra modern shopping complex Trinity Leeds, the state of the art First Direct Arena and the luxurious Victoria Gate shopping mall are just a few of the recent brilliant additions to this great northern city – however there is so much more for the people of the city to look forward to.

With major developments planned for every corner… Read the full story

Bestival launches campaign to ban single-use plastic straws at festivals

Take a long hard look, because plastic straws (and cups) will soon have no place at a festival (Picture: Getty – PA)

2018 is the year we’re all going to wake up to what monsters we are, I feel it in my bones.

When you’ve got a climate change denier running the United States at the same time as scientists telling us there’ll be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, you know you’ve got to take matters into your own hands.

Pub chain Wetherspoons led the way after announcing they’d be replacing plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws from this month, thanks to the… Read the full story

Why do men in their 20s pay for sex? We asked them…

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What draws young men to sex workers? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

A couple of weeks ago, I sent out a call on Twitter asking people to tell me why they paid for sex.

A few things happened…

First of all, I received quite a few emails from chaps who were more than willing to let me know why they visited sex-workers, and used them in all their varieties (on the phone, webcams and in person).

7 people admit to how they discovered their fetish (Miranda Kane) picture: MMUFFIN‘I could never look at a wooden spoon in the same way… Read the full story

Photos of 19th century interracial couples are incredible examples of love triumphing over law

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Interracial relationships might seem like a relatively new phenomenon but you know, swirl love has been around since folk first started moving around the earth.

Slavery and imperial attitudes, however, were responsible for making it taboo for centuries.

In fact, interracial marriage has only been legal across the US since 1967.

Even though slavery was abolished in 1865, anti-miscegenation laws were put in place for years, criminalising any sexual relations and cohabitation between whites and non-whites.

Back in the 50s, the American public was vehemently against interracial relationships, with just 5% of the population approving of the practice. By the 2000s, that approval rating had risen to around 80%.

So imagine… Read the full story

This woman framed and hung her size 22 knickers for a poignant reason

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A woman who was so bloated that she ballooned from a size 12 to a 22 in just ten days found that it was due to cancer.

Helen Heagren, 52, has now framed the ‘big knickers’ she had to buy when she was at her most swollen.

Hanging proudly at her home in Romford, Essex – alongside a photo of her distended stomach – the teaching assistant  says the huge undies remind her to stay positive as she battles incurable ovarian cancer.

Before she was diagnosed, doctors had to drain 17 litres of fluid from her stomach to perform a biopsy.

The mum-of-two said: ‘One day I was a size 12,… Read the full story

This nightlight will let you know if someone’s tweeted you overnight

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, anxious to know how many likes you got on that fire tweet you posted just before you hit the hay?

Ever sat bolt upright at 3am, with a feeling that someone important has posted on your Facebook wall?

Regularly wish that instead of a solid night’s sleep, you could have a night of broken slumber and weird dreams?

Yes? Yes? Yes?

Oh boy, have we found the ultimate gift for you – a nightlight that lets you know if you’ve got any social media notifications.

*eyes widen in horror*

Meet the tiny light that’s set to… Read the full story

‘Hey, I’m on a diet’: 6 ways you can lose weight and all of your friends at the same time

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Why spend time on the scales when you could be in the pub? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

The only thing more boring than being on a diet is listening to someone talking about being on one.

In January, everyone seems to be banging on about losing weight, getting fit or going vegan.

11 things that happen when you go out for a ‘few drinks’

Quite frankly, I want to hit them in the face with a Big Mac.

If you’re absolutely committed to you losing weight – and, in doing so, all your friends – then a diet is a good way to start… Read the full story

Orgasm shot anyone? This bride-to-be swears it works wonders

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Who doesn’t want multiple prolonged orgasms?

Well, now’s your chance – a nonsurgical treatment to augment and rejuvenate the G-spot, clitoris and labia, called the O-Shot, is now available in the U.K.

One bride, dispirited after being in a sexless former relationship, has turned to the treatment to enjoy sex with her new partner.

Roxanne Macias, from London, tells Metro.co.uk how the injection improved her sexual appetite, confidence and femininity.

She says that the 45-minute treatment was quick and fairly painless.

*shivers about any kind of needle going near a vagina*

‘I heard about the O-shot about three years ago during a visit to the U.S,’ Roxanne explains.

‘There was a doctor on… Read the full story

Five people talk about the time they were cheated on

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When you’re in a relationship, there is few things worse than discovering your significant other has another significant other.

Whether it is a long term side chick or a one night stand, the heartbreak and devastation can rip the innocent party apart.

Five people who have gone through the pain of finding out their partner was cheating describe what happened and what they learned from the experience.

If you have just discovered someone has done the dirty on you – stay strong, you’re not alone.

Ally, Buckinghamshire

Disabled dachshund is given a set of skis so she can get around in the snow


A disabled dachshund has been given a set of skis, so she can still get about in the snow.

Susan Freeman created the skis for her precious pooch Molly, when she suffered from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) back in 2015.

According to Pet MD, IVDD is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst into the spinal cord space.

The discs then press on the nerves that run through the spinal cord, causing pain and… Read the full story

A full belly without breaking the bank: 8 of the best cheap gluten-free eats in London

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It’s coming to the end of January and let’s be honest, we’re really scraping the bottom of the purse before payday.

If you’re gluten-free, this can be challenging still.

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Coming across a cheap eat in these circumstances is pretty rare – even to grab a sandwich it’s easy to end up forking out about £4.

So, as we near the end of January, here are some of the best eateries in the capital to dine gluten-free that won’t break… Read the full story

L’oreal’s new virtual reality hair app only shows caucasian styles

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L’oreal is trying to change the hair game by introducing a new app that will change the way we colour hair.

Instead of going to a salon and desperately scrambling for a magazine that has the haircut you want, or taking a screenshot on your phone of your fave celebrity cut that you hope will look the same on you, the beauty brand has given us an app.

The L’Oréal Professionnel’s Style My Hair app is an ‘augmented reality makeover experience’ and allows you to try out different hair colours and styles before you make the big (or small) chop.

But there’s a major flaw.

Not only are… Read the full story

It’s ok if you don’t want to march – you can still be a good activist

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We’re in the grip of a revolution.

People – women and men – are uniting to speak up against sexual harassment. More and more of us are turning our backs on animal exploitation. Calling out racism is high on the media agenda.

As a result, we’re seeing a return to more analogue forms of protest.

Despite the fact that much of this starts online millennials are taking their anger, passion and amazingly good poster-making skills onto the street.

Just like our parents did in the 60s and 70s (if yours are kinda old like mine), we’re marching for our rights.

We’ve got teens marching to end period poverty outside parliament. Women marching… Read the full story

Nigerian artist draws the most realistic charcoal drawings

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When you look at these pictures you could be forgiven for thinking they’re black and white photos taken on a digital camera.

Such is the effect of Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy’s hyperrealistic drawings.

The highly talented charcoal and graphite artist, 23, from Nigeria has stunned people with her drawings which have taken inspiration from her Igbo culture and the traditions that are part of it.

She tells Metro.co.uk how she creates her art.

‘I’ve been drawing since I was 7-years-old. I discovered at elementary school that I was passionate about art.’

Nando’s has launched its own sauce sachets for takeaway customers

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Nando’s has launched a range of takeaway sauce sachets for those who want to eat its peri-peri chicken on the go.

The sauce sachets have been rolled out across 150 restaurants, ready for anyone who fancies a Nando’s takeaway.

According to a Nando’s spokesperson, the sauces come in five main flavours – Lemon & Herb, Garlic, Medium, Hot and Extra Extra Hot.

They were previously launched as a trial in September last year, but have now officially made it to the stock room.

Finally, Nando’s have come up with a practical solution to all our sauce cravings. Previously, those wanting to take the sauces away had to do so by members of… Read the full story

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