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You can now stay in the Blue Planet II submarine


Blue Planet is visually stunning.

Imagine being able to take in the breathtaking views from the same boat that housed creators of the best nature show going.

Blue Planet II features an exploration vessel that facilitates the groundbreaking filming and is now available to the public via Airbnb.

David Attenborough’s iconic narrated documentary displays the Alucia, which becomes the temporary home of scientists, marine biologists and filmmakers of the show, making it the success that it is.

Not only are lucky winners able to experience living on board the mighty vessel, ocean lovers also get the chance to journey… Read the full story

Goop’s next big thing is £25 mustard bath salt

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She’s either the biggest troll on the planet or she genuinely believes we need these things in our lives.

Regardless, Gwyneth Paltrow never ceases to wow us with her kooky ideas. And by wow us, we mean she makes us scratch our heads in utter bewilderment and wince at the idea of shooting coffee up our bum.

Yes, Goop really did endorse that.

Goop’s latest project is bath salts, inspired by merry old England.

Gwyneth debuted the bath time staple on her treasure cove of new age remedies, Goop. But the ingredients, mustard, clay, and vinegar might make you want a shower after your soak.

The 45-year-old said on the… Read the full story

14 reasons why the hottest girls are always single

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Single girls are the hottest. Fact.

14 reasons why being single in your thirties rocks

This is contrary to the popular belief that girls on their own have been left on the shelf or can’t find a boyfriend.

Hell no, being single is often proof that you’re damn hot, and it’s the very reason you haven’t settled down.

They’re prioritising themselves, their friends and their career, and they’re not going to settle for anyone who isn’t good enough for them.

Been single for a while? Here’s why you should wear it as a badge of honour.

1. Single girls aren’t desperate

Being comfortable with their… Read the full story

The bathleisure trend means sitting in a towel for hours after your shower is officially cool

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You know the way you waste away Sundays by lounging in your towel doing f*** all for hours after your shower?

Well, that’s now a trend. All you need to do is get out your phone and snap a few selfies and voila, you’re pretty much an Instagram ~influencer~

Bathleisure started picking up steam as a fully-fledged trend back in November, when Rita Ora arrived at the EMAs wearing a bathrobe and a towel turban, complete with a diamond necklace and fully glammed makeup.

Then it became a proper trend when Rihanna rocked a towel on the cover of Vogue, because Rihanna has the first and last word on what’s cool.

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6 things to know before travelling to Indonesia

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Indonesia is arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Comprising more than 17,000 islands, it’s got tropical jungle, more volcanoes than you want to think about, abundant marine wildlife and a surprisingly thriving hipster cafe scene.

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But it’s far away, and pretty different from the UK in many ways.

You don’t want to show up and embarrass yourself.

Here’s a round-up of some things you’ll probably want to know before you go.

Bali is not the same as the rest of Indonesia

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What does it mean when you dream about someone?


Dreams have been analysed since we started trying to work out more about the human mind.

Freud had a lot to say on the topic, usually concluding that our dreams represented our desires in the working world. However, others simply say they’re random stories we’ve heard or memories being recounted.

The truth is somewhere in between and, while you definitely can’t predict your future or your full subconscious from dream reading, you can uncover some things.

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Dreaming about a family member

According to Dreamhawk, dreaming about family has a lot to do with who you are deep down:

Family represent values, attitudes and emotional or social responses we have absorbed from… Read the full story

These dating app success stories might just restore your faith in online dating

No, YOU’RE the best (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

Superficial, just for sex, full of morons: these are just some of the critiques levelled at dating apps.

But my philosophy – and I literally wrote the book on Tinder – is that if you are meeting people then there is the potential to meet someone special.

Is there a best way to say I love you? Let’s look at the options

I met my boyfriend on a dating app and I am not alone: there are thousands of us, loved-up thanks to a single swipe.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, maybe these stories of… Read the full story

Jewellery designer shares important message about anxiety

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It doesn’t matter how great someone’s life looks on Instagram – they can still be struggling with their mental health.

Take Lucie Ferguson, for example. As a jewellery designer whose creations have been worn by everyone from Miley Cyrus to Kim Kardashian, it’s safe to say Lucie’s absolutely nailing it.

She’s mega successful, has loads of cool friends, and her Instagram is filled with wanderlust-inducing pics from her travels.

But behind the scenes Lucie has her own challenge: Dealing with anxiety that can feel completely overwhelming.

This week Lucie posted a photo on her Instagram to share her experience of anxiety, along with an… Read the full story

Botanist calls out ‘clean eating’ Instagrammer for posting images of toxic flowers on food

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The wellness industry has been known for spouting dubious advice.

A classic example is Goop – the online Bible of wellness and a paragon of ridiculous and occasionally downright dangerous ideas, from sticking yoni eggs in your vagina to shooting coffee up your bum.

And wellness Instagram is no better.

James Wong, a botanist and food writer has called out a ‘clean eating’ Instagrammer for posting a beautiful picture of a chia pudding, topped off with frozen berries and…toxic flowers.

The breakfast might look like your typically delightful, impossible-to-recreate IG dish, but James says that the beautiful white flowers decorating it are, in fact, poisonous.

‘Another day,… Read the full story

If you’re not bothered by heights, stay in these lodges hanging off the side of mountains in Peru

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Which emotion is stronger: an overwhelming fear of heights or an overwhelming need to get great pics for the ‘gram?

If you choose the latter, you might want to book a stay in one of these snazzy lodged in Peru’s Sacred Valley of Cusco.

Suspended 1,200ft off the ground, luxurious lodge capsules hang off the side of the side of mountains, giving incredible views out across the valley.

The Skylodge adventure suites can fit up to eight people, and each cabin has four beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom.

Oh, and the entire lodge has walls of windows, so you can always enjoy the view.

The only slightly offputting… Read the full story

Should you drop a raw egg into your coffee?

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Remember bulletproof coffee?

It was pretty huge for a while, with many fitness bloggers and Youtubers advocating putting a big lump of butter or coconut oil into your morning cup.

There was some truth to their claims of health and energy boosts, but only if you’re about to be burning off some of those extra calories with a workout afterwards. Plus, using a drink as a meal replacement is never advised.

Genius pillowcase offers a new way to look after your skin

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We should all know by now that sleeping on dirty sheets and pillowcases can cause all kinds of havoc to our skin.

The puddle of sweat, dirt, dead skin cells, and oils left over on the pillow case after you have a snooze is not something you want getting into your pores the next night, and the next, and the next.

Unless you want to risk infection, irritation, and acne, we suppose.

But let’s be real – it’d be quite the faff to wash our pillowcase every single night. While we know we could just buy an extra set and alternate, we are deeply lazy beings and would… Read the full story

Bald chickens wear knitted jumpers to stay cosy through winter

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the wardrobe and put on their wooly jumpers, obviously. It’s freezing outside.

Twelve bald hens living at the Reasheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire, are staying cosy through the chilly months thanks to their very own knitted jumpers, made by students at the college.

The hens were adopted by the college from the British Hen Welfare Trust, a rehoming charity for commercial laying hens which are destined for slaughter.

Having never been outside during their previous lives as commercial egg-laying hens, the chickens didn’t develop their feathers properly, leaving them susceptible to cold weather.

Most of the hens grew feathers once they moved to… Read the full story

4 things that have helped me manage my borderline personality disorder

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Talking things through with another person can be a way of helping you to understand your triggers (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP) is a mental health issue that affects 1.6% of the world’s population every year.

It’s characterised by intense emotions that are sometimes hard to regulate, and unstable interpersonal relationships.

A day in the life of my BPD brain (Beth Allan)On a bad day, someone with Borderline Personality Disorder could experience symptoms similar to schizophrenia

I was diagnosed with BPD at 22 after I had moved to London, but I’d suffered from the symptoms… Read the full story

Man spends thousands on lip fillers and Botox to look like Marilyn Monroe

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‘I think I could say I’m addicted to injections,’ says Cyril Roux, a 32-year-old waiter from Toulon, France.

Cyril has spent more than £5,000 on lip fillers and botox over the last 18 months, all in an attempt to look more like his idol, Marilyn Monroe.

The waiter had his first session of Botox at the age of 26. Over the next few years Cyril had over twenty different procedures, including 16 lip filler sessions and botox.

He now hopes to save money to get a nose job, cheek implants, and chin implants.

‘I was first attracted to cosmetic procedures as I wanted to look younger and more like… Read the full story

Why Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana should be your next European weekend break


Looking for a luxury weekend that won’t break the bank? You need look no further than Ljubljana.

Within easy reach from the UK for a short haul holiday, the quaint and quiet capital of Slovenia received a splash of cosmopolitan panache at the end of 2017 with the launch of the city’s first ever five star luxury hotel.

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During my recent weekend getaway there, the new upscale accommodation turned out to be especially delightful, and smartly situated for a few days of laid-back urban leisure.

Here are some of the highlights of my time in Ljubljana, along with a bit of background about the Slovenian capital, to help you make the most of your own luxury weekend there:

People are selling the tubes inside toilet roll on Ebay, for reasons we don’t entirely understand

People are selling used toilet rolls, for some reason?
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Ebay may not be as strange a place as Etsy, home of Beanie Babies with vulva and catnip-filled penises, but it can still get a bit weird.

Case in point: A bunch of people are using Ebay to sell the cardboard tubes from toilet roll. Shockingly, people are actually buying them.

The toilet roll tubes are advertised on Ebay for purposes including arts, crafts, gardening, and treats for pets (a hamster would love to crawl through that tube, right), with hundreds of listings from people keen to make a few quid from their trips to the… Read the full story

Have baby boomers been left out of fashion?

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I’m a Millennial, which means I love to spend what little money I have on expensive coffees and ridiculous clothes.

My wardrobe is full of see-through tops and dresses covered in Barbie logos or camo print.

Since I’m often strapped for cash, most of these items come from websites like Missguided, Boohoo, and Pretty Little Thing. These brands offer me cool and unique garms without breaking the bank.

Then, you have the likes of Next and Warehouse for the thirty-and-forty-somethings. But what about women over 50?

You really need to try face yoga if you want to get rid of your dark circles


Before last week, I’d never heard of face yoga.

Downward doggy yoga, yes. Cheek flicking yoga, no.

But apparently, Meghan Markle does it and where she leads, we now must all follow.

And that’s how we ended up doing a session of face yoga with world expert Danielle Collins.

‘It’s a combination of exercise for the face, massage, acupressure, relaxation and wellbeing,’ she tells Metro.co.uk.

The exercise part of it, she explains, is about strengthening the… Read the full story

February half term 2018: free and cheap things to do with your kids in London

Author Michael Morpurgo and scenes from War House, V&A, London
Taking part in workshops based on the wonderful stories of Michael Morpurgo is just one fun thing you can do this half term (Picture: Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Woah – was that the shortest term ever or is it just me? I’m sure they only just went back to school after Christmas didn’t they? But it’s true – half term is upon as again and as ever London does not disappoint for wonderful and inexpensive things to do with the kids.

Three potentially life saving skills all kids should know

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