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The Black Girl Sun Screen is all the rage for people of colour right now

Picture: BLK Black girl sun screen is all the rage
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Everyone has to wear sunscreen, even if it leaves a murky white residue behind.

That unwanted side effect can be particularly prominent for people of colour.

Black Girl Sunscreen set out to sort that out and it has delivered.

Those with darker skin who’ve slathered sunscreen on may have noticed a white cast on their bodies and struggled to find one that suits their complexion.

Thankfully, one Reddit user has found the cream, courtesy of skincare brand Blk and Grn, which works for all skintones.

National Vegetarian Week 2018: 30 delicious and easy vegetarian recipes to make for dinner

Vegetarian pasta dish
Vegetarian cooking can be easier than you think (Picture: Getty)

National Vegetarian Week starts on Monday (14-20 May), which means it’s a great time to cut down your meat intake and try some delicious new veggie dishes.

But what to make? If you’re not used to cooking meat-free food it can be difficult to know where to start.

And, even if you’re already veggie, it’s easy to get stuck into a rut.

Vegetarian cooking can seen intimidating as the ingredients list might be longer than you’re used to.

But don’t let that put you off.

Once you’ve got your ingredients sorted, these recipes are easy to follow and, most importantly, they’re… Read the full story

So, people are putting ‘healing’ crystals into their sports bras

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Not all sportsbras are made equal.

Many don’t actually give you the support you need. Some really uncomfortable mesh panels that do nothing but rub. And some come equipped with healing crystals to power you through your workout.

Yep, people are sticking crystals down their sports bras in a bid to improve their performance.

California-based lingerie brand Max & Vera sell a whole host of different bra styles, including the Intentions Sports Bra, which comes with a little pocket for crystals.

You can buy loads of different types of crystal to stick down the hole too, but comes already with a stick of raw green kyanite, which claims to bring you… Read the full story

Someone’s invented knickers that you don’t have to wash for weeks

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Doing laundry isn’t the most fun job in the world but if you’ve ever been so majorly inconvenienced by washing your knickers, then we have some good news for you.

You can now get underwear that doesn’t need washing – for a few weeks( not forever, obviously – that would be gross).

Danish fashion brand Organic Basics has been working underwear that is ‘durable, comfortable and odour-killing’, so users can go a long length of time without needing to change it.

If you’re not sold yet then just know they’ve even worked with NASA to develop the high tech stuff.

10 symptoms of coeliac disease that you’ve probably never heard of

Severe headaches are one of the less well known side effects (Picture: Getty)

Today marks the beginning of Coeliac Awareness Week, which is incredibly important in changing people’s perception of the disease.

While most people may now understand what coeliac disease is (an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten), diagnosis levels are still low.

In fact, Coeliac UK estimates that one in every 100 of us suffer from the disease, yet only 24 per cent of those are actually diagnosed, and it takes an average of 13 years to get the diagnosis.

Part of this can be due to the fact its symptoms are so poorly understood.

You might have heard it can cause… Read the full story

10 types of bosses we have all encountered

Ah, the classic bullying type of boss (Picture: Getty)

It is a well-known fact that the type of boss you work for can influence just how long you stay in a workplace.

Your boss in theory is supposed to be someone that you learn from, a successful figure that helps you progress in your career, offers you guidance and above all has your back.

But this isn’t always the case, and with characters such as the boss who doesn’t have a clue what is happening on a daily basis, to the boss who thinks it’s acceptable to call you during annual leave it can be quite challenging to get through the day.

Here are some different… Read the full story

Does sharing your running achievements online make you run better?

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At times, the online running community can seem a little overwhelming.

Everyone’s busy posting their personal bests and race kit layouts…and there you are, struggling to make it around parkrun in 30 minutes.

But it turns out that you’re probably best off following suit and using your social media as a running diary – because doing so can improve your performance.

According to a new study of 2,500 runners, those who post online are more likely to run a 5K faster than those who don’t post, and they’re also more likely to run a marathon.

Why? Because social media provides runners with motivation and accountability, and with over 31 million Instagram posts tagged… Read the full story

77% of us are stressed about money


77% of us are stressed about money, but hardly any of us are talking about it.

That’s why this week we’re going to be chatting about the relationship between stress and money – to open up the conversation, get rid of our fear and awkwardness around money, and hopefully share some advice to get us all feeling more comfortable with both our finances and mental health.

Why now? Because it’s Mental Health Awareness Week – a week dedicated to talking about all things mental health. The theme this year is stress.

Stress is a side of mental health that will affect most of us at some point in our lives, and it can trigger a whole host of other issues.

But just like money, it’s something we’re not great at talking about.

So to mark the week, Metro.co.uk’s mental health podcast, Mentally Yours, will be focusing the next five days on stress and money.

Our first episode features Mark Rowland,… Read the full story

10 things anyone using a dating app will recognise

From excitement to disgust, you experience a whole host of emotions using dating apps (Picture: Maskot/Getty)

Ah, dating apps. You little nuggets of wonder, excitement and joy which allows all mere mortals access to fellow singletons across the land.

Technology was supposed to make our dating lives a lot easier, but after a few awful dates you are left wondering what is the point of it all?

It’s never been easier to talk to someone new, but yet it feels more difficult than ever before.

With things like excruciatingly awkward conversations, unwanted nudes and the very real threat of being a victim of a catfish, there are many things that only those… Read the full story

Are millennials killing Club 18-30 holidays?

9 Ways to tell that you're too old to go clubbing (Tom Evans)
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It’s been a while since millennials killed anything. 

We’ve done cereal, lunch, marmalade and now, we’re going for the jugular of the club 18-30 holiday.

For the classier of you who’ve never head of a club 18-30, it sort of does what it says on the tin. It’s an organised holiday full of people between the ages of 18 and 30. Unsurprisingly they were responsible for a whole lot of hook-ups.

Club 18-30 holidays were basically partying until the wee hours, then sleeping off your hangover in the sun. You would (according to those… Read the full story

‘Hazardous’ bum rip trousers are causing confusion and outrage online

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Extreme Cut Out Jeans, thong jeans, Fake News jeans.

It seems that the fashion world has launched a full-on assault against the humble jean. Gone are the days of plain denim covering your entire leg and arse.

The latest bizarre design comes from Pretty Little Thing, who is selling jeans that specifically rip on your bum cheeks.

They’re your typical pair of black jeans in the front but from the back, it looks like your bum has pulled the trousers apart.

Pretty Little Thing’s website says that the £25 jeans allow you to ‘flaunt some skin’, with a ‘flattering high-waisted fit and… Read the full story

11 Irish Setter puppies are reunited for their first birthday

FILE PICTURE - Fifteen Irish Setter puppies born to Poppy in Galashiels. An adorable batch of eleven puppies have been reunited with their mother for the first time in a year. Poppy, an Irish Setter, was due to give birth last year to an estimated eight to 10 pups, but owner Lisa Wardle could not believe her eyes when fifteen of the tiny dogs just kept coming. Owners of all 15 dogs have kept in touch and on Saturday eleven of them were reunited to celebrate their first birthdays. Lisa, 40, had planned to give away all of the red-headed pooches but ended up keeping two, while her daughter took claim to… <a href=Read the full story

What is hyperpigmentation and how can you get rid of it?

Hyperpigmentation – most people wouldn’t notice it, but it can still make you feel self conscious. (Picture: Rebecca Reid/Miranda Larbi/Metro.co.uk)

It’s important to look after you skin – we all know that.

Unfortunately, the idea that we should be wearing an SPF most of the time, not just in 20+ degree heat, is a new one.

Lots of us have sustained skin damage as children on in our teens, before damage prevention was such a buzz word. One of those damages? Hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation looks like discoloration on your skin, it can be brown, pink or red in tone. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, and just like freckles, lots of people think it’s… Read the full story

Drink up, you can now get gin and tonic flavoured lube

Playtime gin and tonic flavoured lube
Lil G&T on your peen? (Picture: Playtime)

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, then sorry pal, we can’t help you.

However if gin and tonics and getting caught having sex is more your thing, then it’s your lucky day, for a lube company has made gin and tonic flavoured lube.

Playtime has launched a water-based, G&T-flavoured lube, with ‘a non-greasy, non-sticky and clear formulation that gives you a wonderful silky sensation’.

The lubricant moisturises and lubricates your intimate areas to enhance the ease and comfort of sexual activity, and just so happens to taste like your fave drink.

Playtime has also made mojito and… Read the full story

7 reasons why you should visit Guildford

Guildford is so much more than just a commuter town (Picture: Getty)

Guilford is the largest town is Surrey.

A pretty market town, it’s steeped in history and culture, and should not be dismissed as a sleepy commuter town.

It’s the perfect place to live, but also ideal for a weekend out of the city, thanks to its variety of options, beautiful scenery and laid-back vibe.

Brimming with an array of bars, restaurants and pubs, shopping and arts venues – here’s why Guildford is the perfect place to visit.

1. The historic castles and cathedrals

5 best gluten free doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Week

We will order every flavour please (Picture: Getty)

Sugared, glazed, topped with sprinkles or filled with jam, I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy a doughnut.

And what better way to celebrate this delicious doughy ball of goodness than eat all the doughnuts for National Doughnut Week.

However, one of the key ingredients in most varieties is flour.

So what to do if you’re gluten free?

Luckily these five producers make fresh gluten free doughnuts with zero cross contamination.

That means dunkin’ time.

1. Borough 22

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These doughnuts are not only gluten free, but also vegan. Double win.

Whether it’s the classic cinnamon sugar, or the raspberry glazed (which might… Read the full story

Social media is affecting how much you enjoy, engage and remember events in real life

Sexual assault is not a problem we can solve with a ‘consent app’ (Sirena)
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We know that social media can have a detrimental effect on our mental health.

Social media anxiety is real.

But it’s not just stressing us out emotionally; continually being hooked up to Instagram and Twitter is also stopping us from enjoying events in real life.

A new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has found that those who document their experiences on social media feeds form less precise memories of those events.

In the first of three studies led by Princeton Universities, researchers looked at how taking photos and videos… Read the full story

You’ll never lose your earphones in your bag again if you get these BDSM headphones

Would you wear these? (Picture: SSENSE)

Don’t you just hate it when you lose your headphones in your bag?

You’re sat on the bus, scrabbling around for ages and by the time you find them (all tangled up and covered in fluff) it’s time to get off.

However, you can kiss goodbye to that ever happening again if you invest in these BDSM cage headphones.

The Tormenta headphones are a collaboration between experimental electronic producer, Arca and Montreal-based online fashion store, Ssense, which specialises in showcasing independent, luxury and streetwear designers.

The cage is made from structured, buffed leather (so not suitable for vegans, we’re afraid) with studded detailing throughout, and D-ring hardware at… Read the full story

McVitie’s chocolate digestives is getting a royal wedding edition

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You might think McVitie’s chocolate digestives don’t need a makeover.

But the traditional British biscuit company is adding an American zest to their much-loved treat in honour of the royal wedding.

They’re offering limited edition biccies to celebrate Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry. And what’s more American than fudge brownie?

The Scottish sweetmeal biscuits will now have fudge pieces, cocoa and brownie flavouring. Just when we thought digestives couldn’t get more delicious.

Artist takes hand stitching to a whole new level by literally stitching into his hand


If you’ve ever tried your hand at darning clothing, you might’ve stuck a needle through a thin layer of skin on your hand by mistake.

But one artist, David Cata, has been consciously sewing his hand and make a whole series of artworks based on it.

And it actually pretty creative.

The hand-stitched designs (get it?) have been created by penetrating a thin layer of skin with dark threads and making shapes out of them like buildings, plants, and even piano keys.

David, who is also a painter and musician, told metro.co.uk about how he got… Read the full story

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