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Photo series captures the love between men and their cats


Women aren’t the only ones that can be crazy cat people.

Men can love cats, too. And they should – cats are brilliant.

Fighting back against the crazy cat lady stereotype and celebrating men’s love for cats, photographer Sabrina Boem has created a series of portraits of men with their moggies, called Of Cats And Men.

The photographer has been working on a project called The Invisibles: The Secret World of Colony Cats, which involved her visiting a lot of shelters, sanctuaries, and kitty street colonies.

On her travels she’s met plenty of volunteers working to make cats’ lives better, and noticed that a significant portion of them are men.

‘It is not true that only women volunteer to help cats abandoned in the street or sanctuaries,’ Sabrina tells Metro.co.uk.

‘There are a lot of stereotypes about so-called Crazy Cat Ladies, so I wanted to honour men too for their devotion to cats.

‘A lot of men, young and old, volunteer in organizations or they help individually… Read the full story

How many litres of water should I drink in a day?

Staying hydrated can seem like a bit of a chore sometimes but it’s massively important (Picture: Getty)

Say what you want about water, you sure as hell can’t live without it.

What happens if someone dies in an exam in the UK?

H2O makes up 60 per cent of the human body, and if you don’t consume enough of it there are serious short and long term consequences.

To make matters more worrying, we’re constantly expelling water from our bodies via sweat, urine and even our breath.

But just how much water should you be drinking in the space of a day? Is there… Read the full story

Elderly couple get remarried 30 years after divorcing because wife had too many cats

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A couple who divorced after falling out about the wife’s seven cats have remarried after reconnecting after she appeared on the TV show ‘The Woman With FORTY Cats’ – but this time they’ll live in separate homes.

Professor Trevor Howes, 82, first wed Marlene Howes, 72 in 1968. They had two children but later split.

Marlene is a Persian cat breeder while Trevor ‘is not a cat lover’ and the couple admit her felines ‘contributed’ to them separating.

Garage transformed into stunning home worth £450,000

In the courtyard. THIS DERELICT West London garage and former wood yard has been transformed into a stunning family home worth ??450k. Incredible images show the run-down site as it was before with an old garage facing the road while others show the building work happening to turn the place around. Other striking shots show the 1076-sqaure-foot finished property with courtyards and large glass doors allowing plenty of natural light to flood the interior. The house features two bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and living area as well as luxurious bathrooms while privacy is offered by a tall wooden fence and gate. The conversion of the previously redundant garage was completed by London-based… <a href=Read the full story

Wedding gift lists: I’d rather contribute to the honeymoon than buy a wedding gift

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It’s all about the money, money, money (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

When my friend Ali got married a few years ago, she and her then fiance created a gift list.

Excellent friend that I am, I forgot they had done this and, by the time I found the website, the only items left were a couple of side plates, a gravy boat and an extortionately priced picnic hamper that even her relatives had balked at.

Bride and upside down groom on top of a wedding cake.I am a feminist, so why am I desperate to have… Read the full story

Here’s how to return to work and talk to your boss about postnatal depression

Here's how to talk to your boss about post-natal depression
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As women, many of us want a family and a career, and we’ll be damned if we’re going to let anything stand in our way.

But the truth is that more than one in 10 mothers will suffer from postnatal depression. Worryingly, of those who do get it, 58% don’t even report the problem.

Ditch the label: Here’s why some mental illness slogans T-shirts don’t sit well with me

Although the illness is considered normal and a result of hormonal changes, there is a still stigma attached… Read the full story

You really do need to cut back on booze and bacon to lower your risk of cancer

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Sorry, pals: You can’t feel smug about your health because you’re only eating one rasher of bacon with your breakfast instead of two.

Even small amounts of processed meats such as bacon and sausages increase the risk of developing a number of different cancers, say the World Cancer Research Fund.

The research comes as part of the authority’s 10 point plan to cut the risk of developing cancer by up to 40%, using research involving 51 million people.

They found that processed meats and alcohol increase a person’s risk of cancer, even in small amounts.

New guidance states that we should eat ‘little, if any, processed meat’, and that we should limit… Read the full story

Your waterproof sun cream might not be so waterproof after all

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Ever spent a good 15 minutes slathering yourself in suncream, only to go swimming and later find that you’re turning a heady shade of pink?

Well, that might be because many popular ‘water resistant’ sun crams might not actually be that waterproof after all.

Consumer watchdog Which? tested the water resistant claims made by two popular sun creams – one own brand and one an international product – and found that the SPF dropped by up to 59% after forty minutes in salty water.

And that’s lead Which? to conclude that the current testing for such products has ‘serious flaws’.

Suncreams are currently tested by immersing a volunteer in a bath of tap water which is… Read the full story

People who eat seafood have more sex

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Date night this evening? Order the salmon.

Couples who eat at least two portions of seafood a week have more sex, says a new study.

They’re also more likely to fall pregnant quickly.

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analysed 501 couples trying to conceive, and found that couples were 39% more likely to have sex on days they had both eaten seafood, such as fish or oysters.

Those who ate at least two portions of seafood a week had sex eight times a month, compared to six times a month for those who ate less fish.

92% of the frequent seafood eaters had fallen pregnant… Read the full story

Surprise surprise, men still dominate the top jobs in fashion

Claire Waight Keller (Picture: Hannah McKay/AFP/Getty Images)

Men seem to dominate almost every industry, and fashion is no different.

Despite the fact that the very vast majority of fashion students are women, the number of women leading top fashion houses are minimal.

The Glass Runway is a report that’s been compiled by the CFDA and Glamour, and it looks into the gender equality gap in fashion – exploring how gender impacts on careers of both women and men.

While fashion is consumed mainly by women (who spend on average three times more on clothes than dudes), the majority of high-ranking executive roles are given to men.

And that’s despite the fact… Read the full story

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Brace yourselves: Clogs are back in fashion for the summer

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Delphine Achard/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (6069920h) Shoe detail Vanessa Seward show, Backstage, Spring Summer 2017, Paris Fashion Week, France - 04 Oct 2016
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Love them or hate them, clogs are back for S/S18.

They might polarise opinion, but fashion-forward takes on the Dutch slip-on shoe are going to be everywhere this summer.

The S/S18 runway was filled with clog-style footwear, including the much talked-about Balenciaga stacked Crocs. However, you don’t have to go as far as to embrace platform Crocs to get on board with this season’s biggest shoe trend.

Bloggers and street style stars are inspiring us this summer by pairing clogs with loose printed dresses and button-front summer… Read the full story

British man runs 15,000 miles across the US to recreate Forrest Gump’s route

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If even the thought of running a marathon makes you feel tired, then spare a thought for Rob Pope.

He’s a 39-year-old marathon runner from Liverpool who has just run more than 15,000 miles across America to create Forrest Gump’s run.

Rob has spent more than 19 months running across the country and finally finished his incredible feat on 11 May.

He reckons to have run 15,607 miles in 422 days, working out at 37 miles a day – culminating in 24 million steps. Oh, and he also ran the Boston, Manchester, Brighton and London marathons, making it 600 marathons overall.

In April, he ran the London Marathon dressed as Tom… Read the full story

Dreamy infinity pool on Vietnamese mountains looks like it’s sitting on clouds

(Picture: Topas Ecolodge) Amazing infinity pool in the mountains
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Yes, we’re sick of seeing endless infinity pool snaps too.

But the pool that’s situated on a hilltop in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park is possibly the most magical body of water on earth.

Topas Ecolodge is an eco-escape around five hours away from Hanoi and it’s made up of 33 bungalows, surrounded by mountains and valleys.

And it has a breathtaking infinity pool that provides an incredible view onto the Muong Hoa Valley.

The lodge bungalows have no TV or internet – they’re designed to help you ‘completely escape from everyday life and immerse with nature’.

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Meghan and Harry bribed their bridesmaids and pageboys to smile with Smarties

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How do you get a pack of blue-blooded kids to play ball for arguably the most important photo shoot of the year?

Promise to give them Smarties, of course.

Photographer Alexi Lubormiski was charged with snapping the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with all their pageboys and bridesmaids after their wedding.

But after the ceremony, the children seemed to be a little fractious.

‘And as we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos,’ he tells People.

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You can get a free pizza from Pizza Express just using your phone

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It might nearly be the end of the month, but payday isn’t coming up for everyone. So a free lunch is ideal right now.

Thank God, then, that Pizza Express is offering a giveaway to basically anyone with a smartphone.

The high street restaurant chain will be giving away a free pizza to those willing to download the app.

So, delete that Candy Crush app and make space for a free pizza.

Unlike most too-good-to-be-true offers, the Pizza Express offer doesn’t require you to buy anything on the app either.

All you have to do is literally just download the app and you can bag yourself a complimentary Classic or Leggara pizza.

But you… Read the full story

Is anyone really surprised that there’s now Meghan and Harry inspired nail art?

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Oh, you thought there would be no more royal wedding inspired merchandise and memorabilia? You were wrong, my friend.

Our favourite out-there nail salon has just come up with the perfect way to commemorate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.

Nail Sunny, the illustrious Russian salon who’s responsible for creating 3D designs that follow popular culture trends, has put mini Hazza and Megs on the middle and ring finger.

They’ve created manicures that follow all the major events of 2018; Black Panther, the Oscars, Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy, International Women’s Day, and even the Russian election. Trump also got a shout-out.

So they weren’t going to miss out on… Read the full story

How can we get more in touch with our senses? And why should we?

how can we get more in touch with our senses? and why should we?
How can we get in touch with our senses? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Imagine that you’re relaxing with the radio on.

You take a sip of wine which tastes, to your disgust, like rancid vinegar. You change the radio station and that very same glass of wine tastes like it’s been poured from some divine goblet.

Sounds implausible, right?

While that might be a slight stretch, it turns out that what we taste has way more to do with our other senses that most of us have ever realised.

Smells, sounds, things we touch and see – all can have… Read the full story

‘Don’t ask what’s wrong with me’: 9 men tell us what they want you to say – and not to say – when they can’t get it up

‘It’s definitely something every guy dreads’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

In my years of sexual mischief, there have been occasions where my partner hasn’t been able to perform. 

When I was younger and less experienced I wasn’t sure how to react, and, more often than not, my mind automatically went to: ‘Is it me?’

14 men tell us why they want more women to initiate a date – and how

Now, as the seasoned sexual creature that I am – insert awkward laughter here – I know better.

But I still struggle with saying the right thing, as was evident a few months… Read the full story

We need to stop attaching personal morals to sex work – it can be fatal


Sex work is a contentious topic.

Within feminist communities – and not-so-feminist ones – there are loud dissenting voices on whether it should be legal, decriminalised, or abolished.

Even those who agree on the safety of sex workers place arbitrary limits on what is right and wrong in the industry.

‘Sugaring (going on dates with older, rich men for money) is fine as long as you don’t have sex’, ‘escorting is fine as long as you aren’t looking for clients on the street’ – the list goes on.

Part of this comes from people deciding what they would do. How far would they take it, and at what point would they feel morally wrong?

This makes sex workers an ‘other’ and dehumanises them in the same breath. They’re no longer you or I, they’re a hypothetical question where you play with their very existence as a way to virtue signal your own ideals.

The Yorkshire Ripper is the perfect example of this dehumanisation. Despite Peter Sutcliffe… Read the full story

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