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Model apologises for how she talked about food when she was experiencing body dysmorphia

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It’s easy to assume that the super hot, toned models you see on Instagram have their body image related sh*t together.

But that’s not the case.

Take Bridget Malcolm, the Victoria’s Secret model who recently opened up about giving up dieting.

She’s written a powerful piece on her blog explaining that she’s struggled with body dysmorphia – when you see issues with your body that aren’t real – and apologising for the way she spoke about food and dieting when she was unhappy with her body.

Bridget explains that while she thought the attitudes and behaviours she was engaging in were healthy at the time, she now realises… Read the full story

I tried the menstrual cup you can wear during sex

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I’m a loud proponent of period sex.

Doing it on the rag has a whole host of benefits, from shortening the length of your periods to easing cramps.

For the most part, I find the whole thing pretty easy. I pop down a towel, whip out my menstrual cup (I swapped after finding tampons were leaving me sore and dry), and we get down to business. Usually there’s less blood than I expect, it’s not too messy, and it’s a bloody good time.

But I understand that for lots of people period sex isn’t so simple.

Whether you’re a heavy bleeder or you’re just not comfortable… Read the full story

Black wine is here to vamp up your post-work drinks

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It might be spring but the nights are still bitterly cold and dark

And you know what dark nights call for? Dark wine. Very dark wine.

In fact, forget your Merlots and your Pinot Noirs – cherry-coloured reds just don’t go far enough anymore. No, what you need is black wine.

We’re not talking about some chemically blackened grape juice. Black wine is just very, very dark red wine which, once settled in a glass, looks completely opaque and inky.

Black wine tends to come from malbec or saperavi grapes grown in France or Georgia.

So, what does it taste like?

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Bite guards, bedtime rituals and cutting out the caffeine: How I manage my narcolepsy

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‘Though narcolepsy itself isn’t fatal, the effects of inappropriate drowsiness can be’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Narcolepsy isn’t a well-understood illness by the majority of people.

If you’re a person with narcolepsy (PWN), I’m sure you’ve heard many things similar to, ‘Is that like epilepsy?’

No, it’s not a ‘cute illness’: What it’s really like to live with narcolepsy

Then there’s the all-time favourite: ‘Do you fall asleep in your food?’

The answer is no, by the way.

Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that affects multiple areas of your life, but the main symptoms are the inability to achieve proper or… Read the full story

Cards at the ready: Chloë Sevigny is selling all her clothes and you’re going to want them all

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actor Chloe Sevigny attends the 'Lizzie' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Park City Library on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to dress like a goddamn A-grade celeb.

But that day is today.

Because Oscar-nominated actress and big-time model Chloë Sevigny is selling loads of her clothes and you can buy them.

Renowned for her arty-style, she’s offering up loads of her high-end clobber through the pre-owned, luxury fashion items website The Real Real.

Everything sold on the site is fully-authenticated so you’ve no need to worry that what you’re… Read the full story

Britain’s oldest men thank laughing and porridge for helping them reach 110

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Send birthday wishes to Robert Weighton and Alfred Smith today – the oldest men in Britain have just hit the grand old age of 110.

Yes, on the same day. The oldest men in the country were born on the exact same day, meaning they share the honour of their age.

The secret to their long lives? Luck, laughs, and plenty of porridge.

Robert Weighton says he’s grateful he’s had a life full of luck and laugher.

‘I think laughter is extremely important,’ says Robert. ‘Most… Read the full story

What to do when your baby has a cow’s milk protein allergy, and how to spot the symptoms

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A constant stream of sick and a lethargic baby who wouldn’t take her bottle was certainly cause for concern (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Allergies in life are common – fact.

In the UK, 44% of adults suffer from at least one allergy, with the number continuing to rise.

However, when your new-born child has an allergy, panic can set in for parents and guardians, and that’s exactly what happened with my partner and I recently.

The wailing, screaming, tears and tantrums that are the only way your child can express their discomfort left us anxiously scratching our heads as we tried to find a cause or solution.

The majority of the… Read the full story

My teenage daughter isn’t social media obsessed – and it’s down to my parenting

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Teens can spend a lot of time creating an illusory image online and waiting for ‘likes’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

There is one thing that separates my 16-year-old from every other teenager.

She barely uses social media, and doesn’t have her own accounts.

I blame her mother.

I think the reason Leah has resisted the pull of a wired life is because of my emotionally involved parenting.

I may be three decades older than my daughter, but there is virtually nothing we have not, and could not, discuss.

And I believe those years of conversation, and our ensuing connection, have created a home from… Read the full story

A ‘kitty portal’ opened up in this guy’s garden and now he has 24 kittens

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Imagine going into your garden one day and finding a pile of tiny kittens.

Wouldn’t that simply be the dream?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mike Shirley-Donnelly who took Twitter on an epic thread journey from zero-24 cats in just a few posts.

The story began at the start of March 2016, when he and his wife Delicaye found the ‘first batch of feral little balls of fluff’ in their backyard.

From that moment, their lives changed *forever*.

Are doctors surgeries open at Easter? How to check Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday opening hours

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If you’re feeling poorly over Easter will you be able to see a doctor? (Picture: Getty)

Easter is supposed to be a time when everyone kisses goodbye to the workplace for a bit.

But if you’re in need of medical care over the weekend, does that mean doctors won’t be in their surgery to see you?

What about if you need medication and you find you can’t immediately get it?

The truth of the matter is that your GP may well be closed over the four-day Easter weekend.

Inside the nerdy and uncomfortable world of wedgie fetishes

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If there’s a thing, there’s probably porn about it.

When said thing involves yanking up someone’s underwear right into their genitals, that makes the transition to porn a little easier. It’s also a natural fit for an underground fetish community.

For most of us, wedgies are the reserve of nerdy childhoods and bullying brothers, intent on causing you pain and embarrassment by pulling your underwear up so it digs right in between your bum cheeks.

But for some, wedgies are a new realm of sexual thrill.

Wedgie fetishes have strong ties to the BDSM community, offering a form of domination over the person getting wedgied. It brings back feelings from teasing and bullying as a child, and wedgie fetish accounts will often involve teen roleplay and requests to be called a ‘nerd’.

For Martin, known as Bullied Nerd or @wedgievictim on his Twitter account dedicated to wedgies, wedgies became sexual when he was in his teens, after years of being bullied when he was much… Read the full story

These GIFs are returning crumbled ancient ruins back to their former glory

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When you go on holiday to countries like Egypt, Crypus or Greece, chances are that you want to take in a bit of local ancient history.

After all, these are the civilisations which made the world the way it is today.

So you trot along to sites of famous temples and monuments only to be confronted by a stack of ruins. Impressive, obviously, but hard to think of as cultural epicentres of great discussion, worship and sometimes sacrifice.

If only you could see what these amazing feats of architecture would have looked like a thousand years ago.

Well now, you can – kind of.

Expedia, marketing agency Neomam Studios and Maja Wronska and Przemek… Read the full story

Here’s what happened when I ditched the shampoo and cleansed my hair with clay instead

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As a certified product junkie I am always on the lookout for the newest product or treatment that will revolutionise my hair care routine.

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During my most recent binge watch of haircare videos on YouTube, I discovered my latest obsession: Rhassoul clay.

Now when you think of washing your hair, the last thing you’d think to use is a mud-like liquid made from clay but trust me, this stuff is a game changer.

The… Read the full story

Pink pantsuits are all the rage right now

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Bright coloured pantsuits are so Nasty Woman; fierce, professional and they mean business. 

So it’s no surprise that the pink pantsuit is all the rage right now with bloggers, influencers, and celebrities.

It’s specifically the power suit by Australian label C/MEO Collective which has been doing the rounds, being spotted on everyone from Jesinta Franklin to Anna Heinrich.

But not everyone might be willing to fork out the designer label’s £311 ($438) price tag, so thankfully, there are other cheaper alternatives that look equally badass.

You can also get the bold and dramatic look from Boohoo, Asos, and Monki, H&M’s sister brand.

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If you thought Monopoly divides families, try playing the Mario Kart version

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There’s a Mario Kart version of Monopoly and it’s like when one superhero enters another super hero’s world in comic books.

Well, close enough.

Hasbro, the board game company, is following up last year’s Monopoly Gamer Edition which featured Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and Donkey Kong with the sequel, Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition.

It’s coming this spring and will add a little speedy flair to the traditional board game.

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Woman explains what her life has been like since having quintuplets

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Pics from Caters News - (PICTURED: The quintuplets (left to right) Zoey Hart, Dakota Faith, Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze, Gavin Lane.) THE mum of a set of quintuplets has described the hectic lifestyle having five babies brings to her home as the little ones turn one. Briana Turner and hubby Jordan spent two years trying to fall pregnant until they found out they were expecting not one but FIVE babies. Jordan said he almost passed out when he first heard the news following their fertility treatment. Now, almost a year after their birth, the family have opened up about what life is like with five newborns. The tots, born in May last… <a href=Read the full story

Pesach 2018: How do you wish someone a happy Passover in Hebrew?

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Millions of Jews will be celebrating Passover in the coming days

Millions of Jewish people across the world will be celebrating the festival of Passover from this Friday.

The festival, also known as Pesach, is one of the most significant dates in the Jewish calendar, telling the story of the Exodus – when Moses freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

It lasts for eight days, kicking off with traditional Seder services on the first two nights, before another six days of eating unleavened bread and observing other festival traditions.

But if you want to wish one of your Jewish friends a happy Passover in Hebrew, how do you go about it?

Well, there… Read the full story

Where to eat in London: 7 new restaurants and 6 recent openings to try this April

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Have you noticed how quickly this year is moving?

Even as we’re shaking off Beast from the East in its various guises, we’ve stepped into British Summer Time.

March new restos8 new London restaurants to try this March

The London dining scene is as busy as ever, despite the recent closures of major restaurant chains.

Opening in April, we have several pop-ups turned permanent sites as well as second locations for loved locals.

With that in mind, here are seven new restaurants to look out for – as well as some recent openings you can try… Read the full story

If you’re shocked Stormy Daniels is clever, you need to look at how you view sex workers

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It might have been easy for some to dismiss Stormy Daniels’ claims.

The blonde porn actress and producer who alleges she had sex with president Donald Trump while he was married to Melania (and also says she was threatened to keep quiet) has had criticism ranging from her job to her looks.

However, what they can’t argue with is how impeccably she’s handled herself throughout this whole debacle.

Stormy (real name Stephanie Clifford) has shown herself to be a shrewd, smart woman, and in her recent interview on 60 Minutes, she proved that she’s not going to be messed with anymore.

Her strength in the face of some extremely… Read the full story

How to get rid of fake tan

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Ladies, it’s fake tan Thursday, which for the uninitiated is when those of us who love to bronze get their tan on ready to develop and be buffed to perfection come Friday night.

Now, although fake tan has the benefit of getting us to our desired shade without the sun damage, it can be a b**** to remove.

Whether it’s on your bed sheets or the crevices of your ankles, you need a surefire way to take off tan when it’s unwanted.

Here are our tried and tested methods.

Remove fake tan from skin

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First you need to consider whether you’re trying to remove… Read the full story

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