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Best lesbian dating apps to celebrate lesbian visibility day

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Being a girl who likes girls can be tough in the world of dating apps.

Although the likes of Tinder and Happn can be updated to reflect your preferences, you’ll often find there are loads of couples on there or women who don’t actually want to date IRL.

All is not lost, though, and there are still some great apps there to meet other lesbians – whether you fancy a hook-up or something more serious.

And, since it’s lesbian visibility day, we’ve got them all in this handy guide.

Scissr

What a name and what an app. Scissr prides itself on being ‘tailor made for all – dyke, queer, gay,… Read the full story

Best dairy and soya free alternatives for children allergic to cow’s milk

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If your kids are allergic to dairy, don’t despair (Picture: Getty)

Four years ago we discovered that my eldest daughter suffered from cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA).

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This discovery was preceded by months of screaming, vomiting, explosive stringy poos and lots of tears – mine to be precise.

Once we got the diagnosis and I eliminated dairy from my diet (she was four months old and I was exclusively breastfeeding), our lives changed dramatically and all was well again.

At least until it was time to wean her and I was faced with… Read the full story

Cruella the dog is allergic to humans

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A dog owner was left dumbfounded after discovering her pet dog is allergic to humans.

Sabrina Sieck couldn’t work out why her pup, Cruella, was repeatedly getting poorly after having cuddles.

Worried, she took her to the vets and tried wrapping her up in a protective coat.

When nothing was found, Sabrina, who works for Ripley Entertainment, arranged an allergy test for Cruella – which revealed humans were the problem.

Dog caught blue-handed after walking around the house covered in ink

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A pet owner was horrified to discover her dog had destroyed her brand new white carpet after covering his paws in blue ink.

54-year-old Angela Masaro woke up to find Cooper the dog had broken into her art studio and decorated himself in ink from a blue pen, before walking around the white carpet covered house.

The mum-of-four was at first furious when she spotted her Australian Shepard’s little blue paw prints leading from her studio, down the staircase and into her newly carpeted family room – but when she finally caught Cooper in the act, she couldn’t help but laugh, as his face and paws were bright blue.

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Men are missing out on sex because their rooms are messy

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people tell us the things people said during sex that instantly killed the mood
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You know what *really* dampens the mood? Rolling around in the bed directly on to a damp towel, spotting a stained bowl from last week’s dinner on the floor, and tripping over piles of clothes on your way in.

Messy rooms aren’t ideal for getting in a sexy headspace – and it turns out that living in a tip could actually be making men miss out on sex.

So if you needed some motivation for a quick tidy-up, here it is: An increased likelihood of sex.

Sugarcookie.com polled more than 2,000 men and women and… Read the full story

10 of the worst office fashion mistakes to make

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Never a good look (Picture: Getty)

Getting dressed for a normal day out can be a challenge, but when the concept of business wear is thrown into the mix, many of us are unable to put a decent outfit together.

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Apparently millennials don’t need living rooms

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Do you really need a living room when you could just have a fold-out bed inside the kitchen?

According to one architect, us cool, trendy millennials have no need for the outdated idea of a room just for lounging, and that the idea that a flat requires actual living space is shutting people out of the housing market.

We thought it was overcrowding, financial issues, and a screwed over housing market, but sure, we’ll blame the need for living rooms.

Patrick Schumacher, who worked on the London Aquatics Centre built for the Olympics, said that ‘hotel room-sized’ studio flats are the ideal option for busy young people.

‘Those who are now… Read the full story

8 things I need from my partner as someone with depression

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Sometimes all I need is a cuddle (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

I was mortified when my husband was invited to attend a carer’s assessment by the community mental health team (CMHT).

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In that moment, the dynamic in our relationship shifted: Instead of being partners on an equal footing, I felt like a burden that he had to carry.

While I hate the thought of my husband being my carer, he’s the one who stands by me throughout my struggles with recurrent depression.

He doesn’t always get it right – depression is a complex… Read the full story

What is a Prince Albert piercing?

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It’s been a few days now since the newest royal baby was born, and we still don’t know his name.

But now people highly suspect that Kate and Will’s new sprog will be called Prince Albert, thanks to some URL-based trickery.

This wouldn’t be a massive surprise. Albert has been a frontrunner with bookies ever since Kate and William announced they were expecting their third child, as King George VI’s first name was Albert, as well as Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, who was William’s great, great, great, great grandfather.

So if the new royal kiddo is named Prince Albert, there’s a family connection.

We have concerns that Kate… Read the full story

Disneyland launches Mickey Mouse rainbow ears just in time for Gay Pride Month

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These are great (Picture: Disney)

Gay Pride Month is coming up in June, and what better way to celebrate than wearing a pair of rainbow ears in ‘the happiest place on Earth’?

Disneyland Parks has launched these super fun rainbow ears to show support and solidarity for the LGBT+ community, and boy, aren’t they just fabulous?

The Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love hat features a red cap, rainbow-striped ears and an embroidered patch showing Mickey Mouse’s famous gloves forming a heart shape around a rainbow.

The ears have been delighting Disney fans already – including YouTuber Joey Graceffa.

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What is phobophobia? Everything you need to know about the fear of fear

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The fear of fear itself can become a self-fulfilling prophecy (Picture: Getty)

To have a phobia is to have an overwhelming and often irrational fear of something.

The fear can be so intense that sufferers go to extreme lengths to avoid the thing that they are frightened of.

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Consequently, this can become highly problematic and have a significant negative impact on day-to-day life.

In the UK,… Read the full story

These tiny vase earrings can hold actual flowers

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These vase earrings don’t just look pretty – they’re actually functional.

Independent jewellery brand Rform Studio has made tear drop earrings, each of which features a tiny, handmade glass vase, and a sterling silver base.

You can wear them empty, or fill them with water and add your fave flowers.

According to Rform: ‘the surface tension of the water plus the shape of the vase means no water (maybe a drop or two)  will spill out’.

They say you can even turn them upside down, and the creators have tested the earring and discovered that they contain enough water to keep a small bloom perky for 24 hours.

Here’s the vase earring… Read the full story

People are raging at Prada for selling an Angela Davis T-shirt

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Prada is receiving heavy criticism for selling a $500 (£360) T-shirt with an illustration of Angela Davis on the front.

For those not in the know, Angela Davis is a political activist, academic, and author, who worked with the Communist Party back in the 60s to get rights for black people.

People doubt that she’d be keen on having her face commercialised into a pricey designer tee.

The Prada tee is made of white cotton and has an illustration of Angela Davis by Trina Robbins, along with the words ‘Right On’.

The product description reads: ‘Miuccia Prada continues her feminist sentiment for SS18, with this white cotton T-shirt that… Read the full story

How to get started wearing vintage fashion at the office

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For 12 years I worked for one of the biggest employers in the UK.

We had a typical office dress code of suits most of the time, with the option for dressing down on Friday.

Coming from a fashion background into a more corporate world, I found the thought of a black suit stifling feeling that what I wear is a reflection of my personality.

I love vintage and clothing that is colourful which sometimes people don’t really ‘get’.

For a few years I conformed but slowly I decided to be the real me and wear my unique fashion, which made me feel more confident resulting in doing a better job.

For those… Read the full story

When will men realise that sex is a privilege, not a right?

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I should start by saying ‘not all men’. 

I shouldn’t have to, but I will. For the avoidance of confusion, not all men think that they are entitled to sex.

But a lot of them do.

I’ve dated these men. The men who you find are having sex with you as you’re waking up. The men who try to sneak the condom off half way through fucking you. The men who get angry or frustrated or moody when you say that you’re not really in the mood to have sex.

Why?

Because a lot of blokes feel that they are entitled to sex.

I suppose it’s not really their fault.… Read the full story

Adopted dog duo split apart as blind dachshund is abandoned by new owner

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Meet Blue Dozer and OJ (Picture: Richmond Animal Care and Control Center)

If you’re feeling sensitive today, prepare yourself for a roller coaster of emotion.

OJ is a 12-year-old dachshund who happens to be blind.

His best buddy is six-year-old pit bull, Blue Dozer, who also happens to be OJ’s guide dog.

The two rely on each other, but were briefly torn apart after an adoption went horribly wrong.

The dog duo were handed over to the Richmond Animal Care and Control shelter in Virginia, USA, and potential adopters were told they had to come as a pair.

A lady came along and offered the dogs a forever home – but that… Read the full story

It takes the average Brit 47 minutes to leave the house

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Strengthening your muscles could give you a better time in bed (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 

Do you rise at 5AM for an hour of meditation, yoga and wheat grass smoothies? Or do you roll out of bed five minutes before leaving, pull clothes off the floor and run to the train?

Well, if you’re in the latter camp then you’re unusual. According to research from Terry’s Blinds if you’re the average Brit then it’ll take you 47 minutes to get ready to leave the house.

Perhaps surprisingly for the over-sleepers among us, on average we Brits spend a respectable… Read the full story

Where to eat in May: All the new London restaurants you should check out this month

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Where to eat in May:
So many good things to eat (Pictures: Getty/Various)

May is a bumper month for food lovers – especially those who love carbs and seafood.

Alongside a whole host of ethnic bakeries coming to London, we also see a number of seafood-centric venues opening up in the capital.

And with the arrival of warmer weather (dare we hope for more than a smidge of sun?), we also have a few new outdoor eating places to choose from.

So if you’re hungry for a feed, here are some places to check out:

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100-year-old veteran says the secret to long life is going to the gym

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John Hamilton at Harridges Gym, Warminster. John turns 100 on Saturday and the secret to his long life is regularly going to the gym. He puts himself through a 90-minute workout five times a week. See SWNS story SWGYM; A Second World War veteran celebrates his 100th birthday today (Sat) with his daily trip - to the GYM. Retired army major John Hamilton, who was evacuated from Dunkirk, pumps iron every day - for 90 minutes. The great-grandad, who smashed a rowing world record five years ago, is in remarkable shape and believes his health is improving. He arrives at his local gym at 8am every weekday morning and puts himself through… <a href=Read the full story

Dating after divorce: 7 divorcees and dating gurus share their advice

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Dating after divorce: Goodbye meeting in dodgy nightclubs, hello dating apps (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Life happens in stages.

At first it seems like everyone is moving in together then getting married and having babies.

But, sadly, there is another stage in life which a lot also sadly go through – divorce.

If you have come to the end of a long term relationship and are ready to start dating again the whole thing might seem confusing.

Gone are the days of meeting people at your hometown’s dodgy nightclub or at uni and here comes a load of new dating apps and terms (ghosting? Benching? Stashing?) which can leave… Read the full story

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