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Pretty Little Thing is selling a denim thong and people are not impressed

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Pretty Little Thing has released a pair of very questionable ‘shorts’ that are totally baffling Twitter users.

The shorts are actually a pair of knickers. A thong, to be exact. Just made of denim.

According to PLT, they’re perfect for festival goers – who should complete the look by teaming the shorts up with some ‘killer chap trousers’ and a matching bralet.

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YouTube’s SORTEDfood just completed a 24-hour food marathon

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Running in the annual London marathon is too mainstream for the guys at YouTube channel SORTEDfood. They decided to eat their way around the capital instead.

Five friends with an appetite for exploring the most incredible food experiences on the planet and cooking up some amazing treats, Jamie, Barry, Ben, and Mike, invited Metro.co.uk on the fast food journey.

And by fast we mean it, because they had to do it all in under 24 hours.

Unlike any other food challenge, they kept to the marathon spirit, deciding to try 26.2 different… Read the full story

Woman’s rare condition means she can’t eat anything except rice or vegetables

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A woman lives with a rare condition which means she is allergic to all food except rice and vegetables.

25-year-old Sophie Willis, from London, suffers with Mast Cell activation syndrome – a rare condition in which blood cells inappropriately react with certain foods and fragrances.

The immunological condition means Sophie can go into life-threatening anaphylactic shock if she has a reaction.

The wedding veil designer cannot consume yeast, meat, fish, diary or preservatives.

Fancy earning up to £35/hour to be a Tinder coach?

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‘Becky, you gotta stop telling people about your scabies’ (Picture: Ella Byworth)

Reckon you’re pretty legendary on the dating apps?

Got matches coming out of your ears? Constant success at swiping right? Too many date offers to handle?

Then why not offer your services to those of us who aren’t so good at the game?

Bidvine is advertising for dating app coaches for Tinder, Bumble and Grindr, allowing you to offer your services as a dating guru.

Now, it’s a bidding site, so they reckon you can earn up to £35/hour, but we all know when someone says, ‘Up to £35/hour’ there is probably very little… Read the full story

Chiltern Railways launches train yoga classes to combat ‘phone zombies’

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Few things are quite as stressful as being stuck in the same train carriage as some phone-wielding loud mouth.

But on Chiltern Railways, you’ll soon be able to zone them out.

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The train company has partnered with the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre to launch the UK’s first ever train yoga, which aims to promote mindfulness to combat our increasing reliance on digital devices.

The ‘Mindfulness Zone’ was trialled yesterday on the 12.55 train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone, with passengers being invited to join in a… Read the full story

What is gaslighting? The meaning and origin of the term explained

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There are plenty of buzzwords in the dating and relationship worlds which are silly and of little consequence long-term.

Breadcrumbing, breezing, and zombieing are all dating trends that constitute 21st century savagery, but are unlikely to bother the recipient of the behaviour too much.

Gaslighting is on a totally different level to this, and is a pattern of behaviour that is part of abusive relationships.

The term originated from the 1988 play (and 1994 film adaptation) Gaslight, where the protagonist’s husband slowly manipulated her into believing she’s going mad.

Everyone deserves to be cared for, so quotes like ‘Nobody will love you until you love yourself’ are damaging

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‘On those days where I am struggling, I am no less worthy of love from others’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

‘Nobody will love you until you love yourself’. I’ve seen this statement shared on every social media platform out there.

While the intended message might be one of self-love and self-care, quotes like this only heighten the struggles of those who are reading them.

What's the worst thing your doctor has ever said to you about your mental health? (Fiona Thomas) Mental health doctor sad worried brain distress worry hospital Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk‘You smiled at me so… Read the full story

Is the sugar tax just an exercise in babying adults?

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After all the chat around our addiction to the sweet stuff over the past few months, the government is finally launching the sugar tax this Friday.

We’ll have to pay 18p or 24p more per litre of sugar-laden drink.

So if you love stream-lining full-fat coke, you’d better do so today – for tomorrow you’ll have to start opting for the cheaper, silver cans.

While something undoubtedly needs to be done to address Britain’s obesity crisis, is this move really the way to go?

In Mexico, more than 70% of the population is overweight and more than 70% of the added sugar in the diet comes from sugar-sweetened drinks, with Coca-Cola being particularly popular.

But they’ve already got a sugar tax in place and officials there say that the nation’s experiencing a fall in consumption of sugary drinks for a second year running.

So there, at least, we see an example of how making something more expensive can reduce the numbers of people buying it.

That seems logical.

But one… Read the full story

Ben and Jerry’s is getting summer started with its annual free cone day

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Easter break might be over but behold there’s reason to be happy again.

Ben and Jerry’s has come through for us once again, giving away free ice cream and spreading joy all over London (apologies if that doesn’t include you).

The annual day of kindness returns this April, promising to be full of chunks, swirls, and delicious fair trade ice cream.

And for the first time ever, to accommodate those with a lactose intolorence and/or vegans, the world famous brand will offer their non-dairy range.

Mum wakes up to find two-year-old has completely destroyed her makeup

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A mother woke up to find her two-year-old daughter had absolutely destroyed her makeup collection.

The sneaky tot, Amelia Louise, had awoken in the early hours of Monday morning to try out some of her mum Tara Badham’s makeup.

The toddler had the time of her life beautifying herself while her mother slept.

Tara, 22, a stay-at-home mum, woke at 7am to find her guilty-looking daughter plastered with foundation and eyeshadow.

You’ll soon be able to recreate Nando’s at home thanks to new Bag & Bake range

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Nando’s fans, rejoice: You can now recreate your favourite comfort food at home, as Nando’s is set to launch a new range of ‘bake in the bag’ sauces to cater to those who want to make restaurant style chicken at home.

The new Bag & Bake cooking sauces are the first ever packet mixes from Nando’s.

The launch comes in hopes that Nando’s lovers will be able to create their own versions of the restaurant’s chicken at home.

The bags come in three varieties: Lemon & Herb, Hot and Medium.

Mocktail Wine Gums are a thing and they sound amazing

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If you have a sweet tooth and a love for cocktails you’ll be happy to know that Maynards Bassetts has just released a bag of mocktail flavoured Wine Gums.

As you can probably tell from the term ‘mocktail’, these sweets are non-alcoholic, but they each carry the flavour of a popular cocktail.

Flavours include strawberry daiquiri, piña colada and Cuba Libre, with all flavours coming in traditional wine gum form.

The sweets have been created to cater to ‘younger adults’.

If you’ve ever wondered which universities buy the most sex toys, we have the list

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(Picture: REX/Getty/Metro.co.uk)

We’re giving the people what they want: a breakdown of university sex toy habits.

Think back to uni times; studying for exams, assignments, long nights in the library… buying butt plugs. Nothing like a good orgasm to procrastinate or get you fueled and ready to study.

So which university spends the most?

It’s only the most prestigious and oldest institution in the U.K; Oxford University.

That’s right, in between boat races, attending balls and, of course, working hard, students have been splurging on vibrators, bondage, and lingerie.

They’ve spent more than any other uni in the country, splurging £11,266 a year on the stuff.

Their… Read the full story

‘There is no finish line to grief’: how to cope with suicide bereavement

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‘Your feelings may become more manageable, but they won’t go away completely’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Suicide is a topic that can be hard to approach.

Even when I started researching this article, I felt terrible asking on Twitter if there was anyone affected by suicide who would be willing to talk to me.

I didn’t want anyone to think that I was going to capitalise on their sadness, and make a story out of a painful life event.

But I was surprised when several people stepped forward to tell me their experiences, and it seems that actually we need to be discussing the issue a… Read the full story

This luxury hotel has epic themed suites for kids

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The underwater room (Picture: Shangri-La Hotels)

If you’ve got money to burn and kids to please then may we suggest you book flights to Singapore ASAP?

The five star Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore has got five themed family suites where they’ve gone all out in hella good, kid-friendly designs.

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Catering for a wide range of young tastes, there’s safari, space, castle, treetop and underwater themes.

The children’s suites are aimed at guests aged three to 12 and can be found on the ninth floor of the hotel’s recently… Read the full story

32 men open up about mental illness and how best to support them

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Too many men feel unable to speak out about mental health issues.

There seems to be this idea that men are, mentally, stronger than women. That they can cope more. That they should cope better.

But this is wrong. Mental illness does not discriminate, and when it does strike, it can be completely overwhelming.

Men need to feel as though they can speak out. They need to feel able to confide in someone.

To encourage more men to do this, we need to be having a larger conversation about men’s mental health.

Metro.co.uk spoke with 32 different men about mental illness. They explained to us some of their symptoms, how mental illness affects… Read the full story

‘I pretended to be the guy’s manager’: 5 people tell us the worst lie they ever told

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Wasn’t me (Picture: Getty/metro.co.uk)

Donald Trump has taken lying to a whole new level.

In fact, in his first 300 days in office, he lied roughly six times a day, according to the Washington Post. More precisely, it’s cited as 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days.

But heaps of psychological studies show we’re all at it – all of the time.

Yep, science proves it.

So we asked five people to tell us about the worst lie they’ve told.

Funnily enough, most people struggled to think of an answer.

Sara, 24, London

I arrived too late to get into… Read the full story

Straight people still believe that bisexual women are confused and promiscuous

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In news that will surprise no bisexual person, biphobia is still alive, kicking, and miserably common.

A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research looked into heterosexual people’s views of bisexual women, and found that straight people still overwhelmingly uphold negative stereotypes about bisexuals.

These stereotypes include that bisexual women are just ‘confused’, that they’re promiscuous, that they’d be unhappy in a monogamous relationship, and that they’re less deserving of trust.

261 straight US participants were divided into four groups and assigned a task.

The first were asked to describe three randomly selected social groups, with a lag of five seconds between sections to simulate a… Read the full story

Meet the couple who use their London home as a refuge for disabled pets

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Tim, Lily and Otto (Collect/PA Real Life)

A professional couple turned their home into a refuge for disabled pets – and they’ve now started building them special wheelchairs.

Cassie and Tim Carney are the proud parents of a three-legged cat, a deaf Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a mixed breed triple amputee pooch, Otto.

They started a charity called Broken Biscuits after being touched by the number of stray dogs they encountered while travelling around Europe.

‘These animals are like the biscuits left on the plate – they may look different, but inside they are just the same. And there’s no reason that they can’t be as… Read the full story

This 97-year-old grandma who weightlifts is the fitness inspo we all need

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You won’t catch 97-year-old grandmother Edith Traina sitting at home, knitting or watching a bit of telly..

To put us all to shame, she’s down the gym, weightlifting three days a week.

Edith, from Florida, U.S, is clearly no average grandma, working out well into her 90s without barely breaking a sweat.

And she’s so badass, she even has a competition named after her.

The 2018 Edith Traina Inspirational Open was staged on Saturday at Tampa’s Stronglife Training Facility which saw teens as young as 13, and elderly lifters compete.

To show everyone… Read the full story

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