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Mum-of-two gets boob job to help her breastfeed her second child


A mum has had a special boob job to allow her to breastfeed her baby.

24-year-old Alice Coombe says she hated her 32A boobs more than ever after breastfeeding her first son Hector three years ago.

She knew she wanted more children, but worried that without getting bigger boobs she wouldn’t have the confidence to breastfeed and bond with them.

So, just before having her second child, Elizabeth, Alice decided to get a breast augmentation.

A town that got rid of McDonald’s 10 years ago has become a haven for foodies

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A town that turned away a McDonald’s restaurant over ten years ago has gone on to become a haven for foodies.

Back in 2006, Tavistock in Devon hit the headlines after a newly opened McDonald’s was forced to close, due to the lack of customers.

Local residents were outraged when the restaurant opened and soon an action group was set up campaigning against the fast food giant.

The fast food chain opened in Tavistock in 1997 with the aim of stealing a portion of the food and drink trade in the town.

Cineworld opens new immersive ‘five senses’ theatre with special simulating effects

Feeling the movie???.A state-of-the-art cinema that engages all five senses is set to open its doors in London???s West End this week. The immersive movie theatre uses high-tech motion seats and special effects to simulate wind, snow, fog, lightning, bubbles, water and scents. See story SWSENSE. They work in perfect synchronicity with the film to bring the action on screen to life. The new 4DX cinemas have been launched after smell was revealed to be the sense British movie fans would most like to have heightened when watching a film Roald Dahl???s beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the movie viewers would most like to be able to smell the food… <a href=Read the full story

Use this trick if your tweezers have gone dull

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How much money have you spent on fresh sets of tweezers, simply because your old ones just stopped being able to grip hairs?

If you’re anything like us, quite a bit. We’re not particularly patient, so the second a pair of tweezers can’t yank out that one monobrow hair that’s bugging us, we’re fed up.

But it turns out we didn’t need to keep buying new tweezers every other month. Instead, there’s a simple trick that revives old tweezers and makes them work again.

All you need to do is use a nail file to rub against the ‘grippy’ section of the tweezers. Or sandpaper, if you happen to have… Read the full story

Using special vaginal hygiene products is linked to getting infections

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HD views of your cervix might be on offer (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Rinse and repeat after us: The vagina is self-cleaning. It doesn’t need any fancy detoxes, cleanses, or hygiene products.

All you need to do is rinse your vulva (that’s the outside part of your vagina) with water. That’s it.

Swayed by fears of bad smells or the need to do the ‘proper thing’, however, a load of us spend money on expensive hygiene products marketed specifically for our genitals.

A new study suggests that isn’t a good idea – and not just for your bank account.

Women who use special vaginal hygiene products are three times more likely… Read the full story

If you’re going to choke your sexual partner, here’s how to do it safely

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Okay, first things first. 

Choking, or breathplay as people in the BDSM world call it, is not safe. There is no risk free way of doing breathplay.

As Dr Simon Latham MRCGP, Medical Officer at Push Doctor, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘There is no safe method of asphyxiation during sex or masturbation.

‘All forms of breathplay are incredibly risky and dangerous.

‘Brain damage, strangulation or neck fracture are some of the possible outcomes of this practice.

‘To risk killing or disabling yourself or your partner, with the added possibility of a prison sentence makes it clear, it is not worth it. It is one of the least safe forms of sex and… Read the full story

How to cope when a family member triggers your mental illness

There are ways you can overcome your triggers – even if they are the people living just down the corridor or coming over for Sunday lunch (Picture: Getty)

Have you ever rocked up to a family gathering only to have all your worst fears confirmed when you realise that the person who really grinds your gears is making an appearance?

Prostitute worker Louise is interviewed by Victoria Derbyshire. Police are choosing to allow brothels to operate providing they create a safe environment for women, one former detective - now a brothel owner - has told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. We have been to meet the women… <a href=Read the full story

Attention comrades: you can now stay in this £2k-a-night Mao and Stalin-covered hotel

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Ever open your copy of the Morning Star and wish you were reading it in more luxurious surroundings?

Ever hum along to your workers’ playlist and dream that you could be enjoying it in a standalone bath in South Kensington?

Well comrades, pack your bags because a luxury Airbnb-type hotel is taking bookings, and it’s full of your favourite commy heroes.

The £2,000-a-night five-bed property is situated between Brompton Square and South Ken, and is adorned with huge murals of Stalin and Mao.

Booking.com says that the apartment is fitted with all the mod-cons you’d expect, and is situated in on of their guests’ favourite parts of London… Read the full story

Gulp down an icy hit of nostalgia with ASOS’s slush puppie machine

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We are entirely ready to sip on memories of birthday trips to bowling allies and sticky summer days.

ASOS is now selling a Slush Puppie machine.

Yes, an official one. Yes, just like the ones you used to lust over back in the 90s and early 2000s. Yes, all your dreams are coming true.

The Slush Puppie Machine, made by Fizz Creations, costs £59.99, and makes 1 litre of slushie delight in one go.

All you need to do is add syrup of your choice – which unfortunately isn’t included. The cups aren’t either, so you’ll need to buy the official Slush Puppie ones separately to truly capture the… Read the full story

Eating certain raw fruits and vegetables has been linked to better mental health

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Raw fruits and vegetables may play a role in improving mental health, according to a new study by the University of Otago.

Researchers have found that people who eat more uncooked produce tend to have fewer symptoms of depression and other mental illness, compared to those who eat cooked, canned or processed versions.

More than 400 people aged between 18 and 25 were asked about their typical consumption of fruit and vegetables, including which varieties they ate and how they were prepared.

They were then screened for symptoms mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.

And the study showed that there may be an association between raw produce and better mental… Read the full story

People are making fun of the vegan activated charcoal croissant

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It seems like everyone’s trying to cash in on the vegan pound at the moment.

And if they’re not offering dairy-free alternatives, they’re turning things black with activated charcoal.

Coco di Mama, however, is doing both – and Twitter can’t handle it.

The eatery is offering charcoal activated vegan croissants which, they promise, ‘taste better than they look’.

Bearing in mind they cost £2.15 to eat in, you’d certainly hope that they were more delicious than the pile of cinder they resemble.

Coco di Mama says that their blackened, plant-based pastry is made with sunflower margarine, soya and barley flour, activated charcoal/carbon, sugar and lemon flavouring.

‘The charcoal in the croissant helps to detoxify… Read the full story

These are the most right-swiped jobs in the UK

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Is your career holding you back from finding love… or at least getting laid?

Would you be willing to quit your job and have a complete lifestyle change just to get more right swipes on dating apps?

Dear lord, we hope not.

But in case you are interested in which jobs may increase your chances of making a love connection (either so you know why you’re so popular or you can consider a job change), you’re in luck, because dating app Badoo has revealed the most right-swiped jobs for men and women.

The dating app focused on 5,000 Brits between the ages of 18 and 30, so the… Read the full story

You don’t have to be posh to keep hens – and it can be good for your mental health

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Deborah Meaden’s chickens (Picture: Deborah Meaden)

It all feels terribly middle class these days. The rise in popularity of hen keeping has spawned luxury hen hotels, designer coops from the likes of Omlet and even chicken gymnastics.

But you don’t have to live in a River Cottage with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall to invite hens into your garden.

‘Even if I can’t feed myself, I at least get up and feed them’: How pets can help people living with mental illness

And you don’t have to be dedicated followers of the Good Life a la Tom and Barbara by… Read the full story

A guide to birdnesting, the hot new divorce trend

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For once, a catchy new term is not about the hellscape of dating.

That’s right. Birdnesting is not the new stashing, or sneating, or submarineing.

Instead it’s a name for an approach to divorce. Very grown up, right?

Birdnesting is a simple concept: It’s an arrangement in which one house remains the home for the children, and the split-up couple takes turns living in it.

So rather than packing up their bags to go to Dad’s for the weekend, Dad will come to the kids. Or Mum will. Either way, the kids won’t need to have a second room or spend any time traveling to and fro.

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Why I’m scared to post on social media about my faith

I’m worried my faith could ‘turn off’ my social media followers (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

I am an official over-sharer.

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As a child I was described as ‘wearing my heart on my sleeve’, and nowadays I am #TMI.

I guess it comes with the job description of being a blogger and vlogger, or at least how I see my online role.

I think it’s important that I don’t just post the beautiful side of my… Read the full story

Welcome to the future: An Instagram war between two virtual influencers is kicking off

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A few weeks ago we reported the rise of Lil Miquela, a 19-year-old Brazilian American influencer who’s been the greasy pole of Instagram fame.

She’s got 900,000 followers but she’s not actually real; Miquela is a computer-generated cyborg.

And apparently, she’s not the only non-real personality on the platform either, because Lil Miquela is currently in the middle of a feud with another virtual influencer.

Miquela has been overtaken by a Trump-supporting avatar, Bermuda, who has deleted loads of Miquela’s pictures, replacing them with posts detailing how Miquela is ‘not real’.

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The two cyborgs have completely opposing political and… Read the full story

Woman left with swollen, bruised, burst lips after injections went wrong

Pics shows: Irina Lobach and Elizaveta Tkachenko before the injections; A woman has ended up in intensive care after she trusted a self-taught beauty therapist to give her a series of injections to increase the size of her lips. Elizaveta Tkachenko, 30, turned to friend Irina Lobach because she wanted to make herself more beautiful but ended up with a disfigured face, headaches and feeling out of breath. Ms Lobach, an accountant, said she had studied beauty treatments in her spare time and had begun treating clients at her home in the city of Stavropol in south-western Russia's Stavropol Krai region. But Ms Tkachenko said: "I am 30 years old. Due to… <a href=Read the full story

The best alternative period products for (almost) every need

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These aren’t the only options anymore (Picture: Shutterstock)

When it comes to period products, most of us have grown accustomed to the OG duo of sanitary pads and tampons.

METRO GRAPHICS10 women tell us about the first time they got their period

Some of us pick a side, some of us switch preference from day to night, and some of us double up on both for that extra leak-free security.

While it used to be an either/or situation, in recent years the femcare industry has truly come through for those of us who menstruate,… Read the full story

Would you pay £3.80 to eat ‘deconstructed’ Vegemite on toast?

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Deconstructing foods may have gone out of fashion over here but over in Oz, eateries are still experimenting with breaking down dishes into their simple elements.

Cafes like Core Espresso, who are selling deconstructed Vegemite toast for AUS $7 (£3.80).

The cafe in Newcastle near Sydney has been criticised after serving up two dry slices of toast on a wooden board, alongside a smear of dark spread and a lump of butter.

Because everyone has their individual ideal ratio of butter to Vegemite, they’ve left it up to the customer to spread it on themselves.

While that sounds fair enough, it doesn’t quite translate into real life.

Mum balances her camera on her stomach to photograph herself giving birth

PIC BY PIC BY LAUREN CHENAULT/CATERS NEWS (PICTURED: Determined photogrpaher mother captures her second childs first few moments of life) - This incredible photographer managed the persevere through the pain to document her sons first few seconds of life, as she captured her own labour in pictures. Despite having nearly ten-years of photography experience behind her, there was one shoot 25-year-old Lauren Chenault had in mind that no amount of training couldve prepared her for to document the labour of her second child. Hoping to have originally done it during her first-child, Kailahs, birth in 2015, Lauren had to concede that such a task during her first pregnancy wouldnt be possible as… <a href=Read the full story
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