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You can now get high SPF glittery sunscreen

Perfect for festivals (Picture: Glitter sunscreen)

If you’ve ever wanted to sparkle like a Cullen but have the sun sensitivity of a vampire, then your luck’s in.

There’s now a sunscreen that protects your precious skin from the sun’s damaging rays, as well as coating your skin in iridescent glitter.

SeaStar Sparkle SPF50+ does three type of sparkly sunscreen – rainbow glitter with a party cake fragrance, pink glitter with a berry scent, and gold glitter with a mango smell.

The makers say it’s nourishing, loaded with antioxidants, up to 80 minutes water resistant, PBA and paraben free, with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

The product is vegan and the glitter is ‘non-irritant’, which is great… Read the full story

What food, beauty and cleaning products contain palm oil?

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There is something of a palm oil scare going on (Picture: Getty Images)

Palm oil is one of the most widely consumed products on the planet, although huge amounts of people do not know that they are eating it or using it in other ways.

Incredibly, palm oil is found in over half of all supermarket products, including food, makeup and cleaning products.

However, it is coming under increasing scrutiny as its production has serious and devastating repercussions including deforestation, climate change and deaths of animals.

So what common products can palm oil be found in?

Terminally ill Banjo is making the most of his remaining time by ticking off everything on his bucket list

Banjo, a terminally-ill dog is making the most of his time left on earth by fulfilling a bucket list, which has already seen him swim in the ocean and even captain a boat. See SWNS story NYBUCKET; Banjo, a nine-year-old mix breed pooch, was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in August 2017 when staff at his animal shelter noticed a large lump growing on his neck. The pooch had sadly been a regular resident at Bishop Animal Shelter in Bradenton, Florida since 2016 and had been surrendered a number of times over the years. Because Banjo also has a heart condition and trouble with his hips, his adoptive parents struggled to keep… <a href=Read the full story

Do women actually hate each other for being beautiful?

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(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Life must be hard when you’re so stunningly beautiful you struggle to form meaningful relationships. I can’t say it’s a problem I’ve had in my life (swings and roundabouts eh).

While I’m keen not to invalidate others’ experiences, the idea that people hate you if you’re attractive has never been something I’ve seen among my certified hottie friends.

Those experiences are heavily publicised, though, and tend to rise to the top of the media agenda when they’re expressed in print.

Remember Samantha Brick? The woman so beautiful that people give her free stuff constantly, and women hate her ‘for no other reason than [her] lovely looks.’

Brick garnered… Read the full story

What I Rent: Lisa, £408 a month for a room in Stamford Hill

Interior shots of rental property belonging to Lisa Bowman. Property in Stoke Newington
Yes, Lisa is holding a crumpet and a toy bunny. (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

Welcome to What I Rent, a weekly series where we take you inside someone’s house.

We all know that the current housing situation is a hellscape of mouldy walls, paying £1,000 to live in a box room with a fold-out bed, and the slow acceptance that you may never be able to buy your own home.

When you’re looking through endless awful listings and hearing of your mates finding sweet deals in areas that are now beyond expensive, it’s easy to lose sense of what’s normal.

How much should you… Read the full story

Ever wondered what 46 guinea pigs eating Brussels sprouts looks like?

Pic by Caters News - (Pictured: The adorable guinea pigs eat the sprouts. Pic taken: 15/03/2018.) -Hordes of adorableguineapigs rush out for what seems to be their favourite snack time treat: sprouts. Forty-six of the fluffy little beasts rush out after realising whats on the days menu and gobble their way through the selection of sprouts.Their owner, Sophie Mason, 28, keeps her beloved pets in her home-built back gardenguineapigenclosure and loves to see them so excited over their food.SEE CATERS COPY
Count them (Picture: Caters News)

If you couldn’t guess from the above image, guinea pigs love sprouts.

28-year-old Sophie Mason from Lincoln owns 46 of the furry little critters and took… Read the full story

Woman with severe fear of vomiting hasn’t been sick in over 25 years

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A woman who has a severe phobia of vomit – which she associates with death – says she hasn’t been sick in over 25 years, saying she would even leave home if her housemate threw up.

Bartender Lauren Crooks, 34, developed her fear of vomiting – called emetophobia – when she was only seven, triggered by seeing various family members taken ill.

Now she takes extreme measures, including being teetotal, to avoid feeling queasy.

Explaining that she does not think she wants children, meaning she will never face having morning sickness, Lauren, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, said: ‘I can’t even live with a sick person, as I’m too frightened… Read the full story

Boozy strawberry milkshakes are a thing and we need to try them immediately

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Alcoholic strawberry milkshakes are a thing and they sound absolutely amazing.

Introducing: Tequila Rose, which is essentially a Baileys-inspired strawberry dessert drink served up in a little shot glass.

Tequila Rose is pink, and is a creamy tequila-based liqueur that comes in a super fancy, black rose-covered bottle which is just perfect for Instagram.

According to Tequila Rose, the drink ‘flirts with the line between naughty and nice.’

7 things you need to know before you visit Hoi An in Vietnam

The lanterns in Hoi An (Picture: Getty)

If you are planning a trip Vietnam, you’ll have probably heard about Hoi An.

If you’ve been to Vietnam any time in, let’s see, the last 20 years, then you will have been to Hoi An and will probably regret telling anyone it exists.

11 awesome reasons to take a trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Located on Vietnam’s central coast, this small city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It has everything you could want from a Vietnam hot spot, including a balmy climate and beautiful beaches, but Hoi An offers so much more thanks to its melting… Read the full story

What it’s like to live with severe intrusive thoughts

A day in the life of my BPD brain (Beth Allan)
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I had my first intrusive thought when I was nine.

I was sat at the end of my bed when I felt this overwhelming urge to touch the the wooden side of the base. I’m not sure why I felt this particular urge – but a voice in my head said that if I didn’t do it a certain number of times, then something bad would happen.

I remember the anxiety it filled me with, the feeling of dread that filled my body as I worried that if I didn’t follow this particular compulsion, I would… Read the full story

Neville Southall should be lauded for his interest in sex workers rights, not belittled by feminist gatekeepers

Neville Southall should be lauded for his interest in sex workers rights, not belittled by feminist gatekeepers Picture: REX/Getty/Metro.co.uk
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If you’re not a regular Twitter-er, or have no interest in football or general pop culture, you might not know about the recent resurgence of former Everton goalie Neville Southall.

Nev has become something of a national treasure, using his platform to ask questions about and raise awareness of various social justice topics.

For the most part, people love #WokeNeville. However, this week he invoked the wrath of feminist writer Caroline Criado Perez, who also started the hashtag #EndWokeNeville.

Couple who make sex robots share how their creations can save marriages


When you make your name building sex robots, people are going to ask questions about your own love life.

Robotics expert Dr Sergi Santos takes down the assumption that sex robot users and makers are single and lonely – not only has he been married to his partner Maritsa Kissamitaki for 16 years, but he also credits his sex robot for improving their relationship.

Sergi and Maritsa are the minds behind Samantha, an artificial intelligence-driven love doll.

Samantha has… Read the full story

People are loving Grace Victory’s Instagram photo of her rolls

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It’s still rare that we see a body that isn’t super slim and toned in all its unedited glory.

When we do, it feels refreshing, powerful.

We’re so used to not feeling represented that when we see a body that looks a little more like the general population’s, we feel the need to celebrate.

That’s the case for Grace Victory’s recent Instagram post.

Posing naked in a towel, a mirror selfie shouldn’t really be a big deal (unless you’re Kim Kardashian). But because Grace’s photo shows her body, a type of body we’re not used to seeing in the media, it’s been flooded with comments of support and gratitude.

That’s not just down… Read the full story

Woman who got married barefoot hasn’t worn shoes in three years

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A woman who has not worn shoes in three years – even marrying without any on – is now set to hike more than 500 miles barefot.

20-year-old Kasandra Smith, from Macon, Georgia, says binning her shoes massively reduced the anxiety she’d suffered with in the past.

Kasandra – who combines landscaping with a variety of jobs, including reading tarot cards – first started going barefoot after finishing school.

Growing up, she had a slightly larger frame and, feeling self-conscious doing PE at school, almost exclusively wore flip flops so she could get out of participating.

Rhe more she wore them, the more free she felt.

She explained: ‘I especially loved… Read the full story

Take it from a ‘spoiled’ only child – this is why you should treasure your siblings

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Having someone you will be around, no matter what, is something to be thankful for (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Today is siblings day, a celebration of brothers and sisters that began in the US and has since grown to the UK.

As an only child, I’ve often felt envious of people with siblings, especially if they also count them as friends.

Of course being your parents’ only offspring has its perks.

You’re the default favourite, you don’t have to compete for attention and you never had to scramble for seconds at the dinner table.

Us only children are more creative, but less agreeable, according to a Read the full story

The Little Mermaid pool floats exist and we are officially excited for summer

These Disney Pool Floats Are A Summer Essential For Every Mermaid
(Picture: Oh My Disney)

Forget the giant flamingos, because Disney pool floats are here and we’re so excited to start getting ready for summer.

Oh My Disney has just released a ‘The Little Mermaid Pool Party’, which includes a couple of inflatable pool floats and some other Disneyfied summer products.

Firstly, there’s the giant Sebastian pool float. You know, the little red crab who worries about absolutely everything.

It costs $59.95 (£42) and has grip handles by the sides of its head.

You can stay overnight in this cinema for a Disney film marathon

London Is Hosting A Disney-Themed Pyjama Party picture: Getty/rex
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A Disney themed pyjama party is happening in London this month.

The event is an overnight slumber party where Disney lovers will get to snuggle down in blankets and their favourite PJs while watching a selection of films at The Prince Charles Cinema, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story, Hercules and one mystery Disney movie (here’s hoping it’s The Jungle Book).

Due to the event running overnight, anyone aged under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

According to the website, there are a few house rules for those wanting to… Read the full story

Climber who lost his sight shares how his partner has become his eyes

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A man who lost his sight to a debilitating eye condition has found love with a fellow climber who has now become his eyes.

Richard Slocock, 38, from Shelton Lock, Derby, was devastated after being eventually diagnosed with macular dystrophy in 2015 after his eyesight rapidly deteriorated and now only has peripheral vision.

Richard, who had been climbing for over 12 years, found it difficult to come to terms with his loss of sight until he met his now-partner, Keely Fowkes, who has helped him achieve his dream climbing for team GB and now acts as his eyes.

Richard, who works for Rolls Royce aircraft engines, said: ‘Back in… Read the full story

Is palm oil bad for you?

Is palm oil worse than other oils when it comes to health? (Picture: Getty)

Palm oil is a popular cooking oil.

One of the tropical oils (along with coconut oil and palm kernel oil), it’s made from the fruit of oil palm trees.

The oil is found in many edible products like bread, biscuits, cereals, and processed convenience foods, as well as being used to make cosmetics like soaps, toothpaste and makeup.

The product is super cheap to produce as it produces up to nine times more oil per hectare than its closest counterpart, and according to Harvard Health Publishing, it became popular in 2006 when the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)… Read the full story

What is retroactive jealousy?

What it's like to lose your voice to selective mutism
(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

In very tiny doses, jealousy can be healthy in a relationship.

It could help motivate you to be a better partner (again, only if expressed and dealt with correctly) and acts as a detector of certain red flags if you know you’re not an overly jealous partner normally.

When jealousy becomes a common theme in your relationship or breeds controlling and manipulative behaviours, though, it’s toxic.

Even worse when the jealous person is feeling that way about something that happened in their partner’s past.

This is called retroactive jealousy, and is an obsessive behaviour pattern that involves worrying about and… Read the full story

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