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Meet the 67-year-old granddad who is more ripped than you’ll ever be

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This is Bill.

He’s a former marine who lives in Dallas and now spends his time as an online fitness influencer.

But he’s not your average source of #fitspo.

Oh no, Bill’s a 67-year-old granddad who spends at least two hours a day down the gym and uploads his workout routines to his Instagram for others to follow.

After just two years in the online game, he’s now got thousands of fans who follow his every muscular move.

‘I was reposted on a group for over 40s who keep fit and all of a sudden, I had thousands of people following me and interested in how I managed to look like I do,’ Bill… Read the full story

Banker leaves her job to become a professional sex toy tester, as you do

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Cara Douglas a banker who has given up her high powered job in finance to become a professional tester.......of sex toys. Disclaimer: While Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd uses its' best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied. The publication of images is solely at your discretion. For terms and conditions see http://www.cavendish-press.co.uk/pages/terms-and-conditions.aspx
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Leaving a £60,000 job can’t be easy.

But if the alternative is having 20 orgasms a week – and getting paid for it – then hey, it makes for a pretty convincing argument.

Cara… Read the full story

Let there be light: 17 hacks to brighten up your apartment or flat

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Making your home lighter doesn’t have to be hard (Picture: Getty)

Some people’s flats or apartments are enormous, airy, light-filled spaces.

Unfortunately, those flats also happen to cost roughly eleventy billion pounds.

The rest of us often have to deal with too-small windows that make even big flats feel claustrophobic.

The good news is that it’s an easy issue to fix, and you don’t need to be rich or skilled to do it.

From adding plants to covering the cupboards, here are 17 simple ways you can instantly brighten your home.

1. Paint it white

White is the most reflective colour of all. There’s also light-reflective paint, which costs more but includes little particles to boost… Read the full story

A newlywed couple paid for 20 other people to get married

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The 10 couples at the wedding
The couples on their wedding day (Picture: Caters News Agency)

Weddings are great but they’re mighty expensive.

A day of fun and frolics with your friends and family can leave you bankrupt, so it’s not surprising that there are many people who want to get married but just can’t afford to.

Imagine if you were one of those people, and a couple of kind souls swooped in to pay for your big day?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to 20 people in Brazil, when newlyweds Alex and Priscila Façanha paid for 10 other couples to get married who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford to.

The couple live in  Fortaleza,… Read the full story

Pregnant Kate Middleton is positively blooming one month before due date – where to buy her favourite blue maternity dress

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The Duchess of Cambridge (left) arrives to officially open the new headquarters of children's mental health charity Place2Be in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 7, 2018. The building will allow more counsellors, teachers and school leaders to be trained and provide a new home for the charity?s research and evaluation teams. See PA story ROYAL Kate. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
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Kate Middleton may have made her last public engagement before going on maternity leave – and she looked positively blooming for it.

The Duchess Of Cambridge is due to give birth to her and the Duke Of Cambridge’s third child next… Read the full story

Coca Cola, the world’s largest soft drink company, is launching an alcoholic Coke

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Caption: Coke Alcohol

Forget about ordering a rum and coke, because soon you’ll be able to order an alcoholic version of a Coca-Cola drink.

We’re not sure if there was generally a huge demand for it but the soft drink company thinks it’s a good time to part from its 125-year tradition of supplying just the carbonated stuff.

It’ll be the first time the brand is experimenting with an adult drink and follows the popularity of Japanese alcopops, (flavoured beverages with low alcohol content).

Known as Chu-Hi, low alcohol drinks are hugely popular in Japan and available in vending machines, which could explain why Coca-Cola is attempting to tap into the… Read the full story

‘I like the rejection and the humiliation’: 8 men explain what they love about cuckolding

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Beginners guide to cuckold (Miranda Kane)
It’s like a threesome, with a twist (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

There’s a new fetish in town: cuckolding.

Like an updated version of a threesome – it includes three people, but with a twist. There’s a husband, a wife and the man who has sex with her in front of the husband. Some of the husbands even want to be tied up, ordered around and humiliated as they watch.

Let me explain.

ILLUSTRATION REQUEST: Talk dirty to me – what men and women want to hear in the bedroom (Almara)‘Talk dirty to me’: what men… Read the full story

Jack Daniel’s whisky blended with cider is the alcohol hybrid we never knew we needed

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Weird or great? (Picture: Jack Daniels)

A year ago Jack Daniel’s brought us whisky coffee, which no-one asked for, but they did it anyway.

Now, they’ve blessed our lives with whisky-infused cider, which we think you’ll agree, is a curious combo.

While the product quietly launched last year, it’s only just launched into our hearts and minds, and we obviously got some in to try, for #content.

Tennessee Cider is a crisp apple cider blended with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whisky.

In their own words: ‘A crisp cider with a finish of light spice, caramel and a hint of vanilla, this is a one-of-a-kind flavour that stays true to the… Read the full story

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Wondering what to get mum for Mother’s Day?

Here are perfect gift ideas she’ll love — from the latest Fitbit, chic stationery, garden must-haves, Victoria Beckham’s favourite PJs to a zippy carry-on to inspire her travels – this year branch out from your annual bunch of flowers and check out our definitive guide of what to get for her this Mother’s Day.

Stationery style

Parisian Chic Journal Ines de la Fressange
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The former face and muse of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, Ines de la Fressange – also a legendary French model, designer and author of Parisian Chic – has a new range of stationery. We love The Parisian Chic Journal. An ideal personal diary, travel journal or keepsake, it’s style… Read the full story

Boys suffer worse online sexual abuse than girls, study shows

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Young boys are more likely to suffer the worst kinds of online sexual abuse (Picture: Getty)

A new study has shown that boys are more likely to suffer the worst forms of online sexual abuse than girls.

The huge study found that while girls account for two thirds of the victims, it was boys who were in the very worst online images and videos, often depicting very young children, with severe forms of abuse like sadism.

The findings were based on an analysis of a database of over one million abuse images and videos from around the world, collected by Interpol.

The Interpol database has identified… Read the full story

Can a dating fair really help you find love? We get tips from the organiser of one

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Can seminars help up your dating game? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

The UK Dating Fair 2018 takes place this Sunday March 11 in central London.

What’s your deal-breaker? 33 people tell us what would end a relationship for them

Curator Madeleine Mason, Dating and Relationship Psychologist and Director of dating expert company PassionSmiths, sat down with Metro.co.uk to explain all about the fair.

She tells us ‘it’s for savvy singles seeking expert advice on successful dating’ and that visitors will be able to access ‘seminars, workshops, a photoshoot, stands, dating experts…’ and, ultimately, find out ‘all you need to know… Read the full story

When is International Men’s Day? Yes, this question is asked every International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day falls on March 8 every year, and every year it makes a whole load of people ask, ‘so when’s International Men’s Day then?’

Some people genuinely just want to know, others are trying to prove some bizarre point about sexism, but don’t worry, the answer is simple.

International Men’s Day falls every year on November 19 and has been around since 1992 (although not in the UK until 2008).

International Women’s Day: 8 people share stories of women who changed their lives

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International Women's Day: Crowd-sourced with XX reveal how women saved their lives Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk
Standing tall (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

International Women’s Day 2018 is around the corner and this year’s campaign theme is #PressforProgress.

The annual occasion, which takes place on 8 March and celebrates the achievements of women everywhere, comes at a time when gender equality is high on the media agenda.

Women are standing up for their rights and demanding change.

And why shouldn’t we? We’re f***ing amazing.

We’ve just hit the centennial mark for some women being given the right to vote.

We start and run successful businesses. We care for our families and children. We… Read the full story

Meet 5 Indian women shaking up London’s food scene

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xx women who are shaping Indian food in London - for International Women's Day (Sejal Sukhadwala)
How many of these women do you know? (Picture: Various)

There’s a lot of debate about why there aren’t enough women in the food industry – but in fact, Indian women have been actively involved for decades.

One of London’s first modern Indian restaurants, Chutney Mary, was set up in 1990 by two sisters, Namita and Camellia Panjabi – and became the talk of the town. They went on to open other highly acclaimed restaurants; and were the original spice girls.

Picture of three girls holding booksRead the full story

ActionAid’s Not This Girl campaign is saving communities and women from the shame of rape

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In 2002, Wangu was car-jacked and sexually assaulted.

Not only was she raped and robbed, but the police failed to take her report seriously.

Rather than allowing the experience define her, however, Wangu has gone on to found her own foundation, with the help of ActionAid, to offer other survivors of sexual violence support.

Thanks to the Wangu Kanja Foundation and ActionAid, they now have access to medical, psychological and legal support which is accessible via a free SMS service across Kenya.

All they have to do is text HELP to 21094 to be put in touch with volunteers and community members who can help. Once the crime has been reported to the police, the foundation pushes for a court date and accompanies the survivor and their family to court on the day.

Violence against women and girls is a fundamental human rights violation.

The most badass, expository, and hilarious viral tweets by women

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Social media can be an absolute gem of a place at times.

While we all know the dangers of it, it can be helpful to your mental health, it can give you all the LOLs, start political movements and be a catalyst for change.

It doesn’t always get a good rep, but there really are some things that are amplified and far-reaching only by virtue of being online.

Twitter has certainly been at the forefront of many important discussions, one of which includes the ever-relevant #MeToo, a hashtag which was used 4.7million times by victims of abuse since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal.

#Yotambien became the Chinese equivalent… Read the full story

Meet twerking queen and pole dancing extraordinaire Kelechi Okafor – our ultimate IWD icon

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Ever gone to the club and wished that you could take over the dance floor with some jaw-dropping butt moves?

Sure, we might think we’re Nicki Minaj after our fourth shot of tequila but most of the time, we look and feel like idiots.

But if you really do want to learn to twerk like the dancehall queen you know you could be, then you need to head down to Kelechi Okafor’s studio in Peckham.

Kelechi teaches twerking and pole dancing lessons and when we tried out her twerk class, we left not only… Read the full story

McDonald’s is flipping its Golden Arches as a ‘celebration of women everywhere’

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Happy International Women’s Day – the one day of the year that we exclusively celebrate the awesomeness of women.

Like every high day and holiday, however, IWD has become a beacon for dubious marketing ploys and PRs.

Nothing says encourages folk to buy stuff they don’t need quite as much as huge conglomerates acting all woke.

Take McDonald’s, for example.

The fast-food giant is going around flipping its giant golden arches, from an ‘M’ to a ‘W’, as a ‘celebration of women everywhere’.

And people don’t really know what to make of the move.

Let’s just say that not everyone is completely behind the newly feminist burger chain

International Women’s Day 2018: Gender bias in medical research is putting women’s health at risk

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Scene from a blood bank...Young Woman Lab scientist placing test tubes with blood samples in a centrifuge
Why is female health being put at risk? (Picture: Getty)

When I was a poor, unemployed graduate desperately trying to scrape together enough money to stay afloat in London, I thought doing medical trials was the answer.

Except, as a female, it wasn’t. The majority of trials I looked at doing didn’t want females – they all wanted males.

At the time, I didn’t think anything of it – I was just annoyed that it was a missed opportunity to make money. Now? I’m mad. Why are men always the subjects?

According to this study, Read the full story

‘Halo brows’ is the latest proof that we need to ban beauty bloggers

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Beauty bloggers have done a lot for us.

They’ve taught us how to contour, how to use lipliners, how to create the most amazing Halloween masks.

But when it comes to eyebrows, they’ve just been allowed to run riot.

Ponytail brows, fishtail brows, negative space brows – anything you could do to a spare of brows, they’ve done them.

And now, one makeup artist has come up with the ‘Halo Brow’.

Hannah Lyne is a 16-year-old MUA from Huddersfield who says that she was talking about the fishtail brow trend with a mate when they came up with this idea.

Read the full story

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