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Fandangoe Kid is the print artist addressing mental health, grief and love

Fandangoe Kid with one of her art displays (Picture: The Fandangoe Kid)

Fandangoe Kid has been plastering the streets of London with her bold and moving statements on mental health, gender constructs, grief and love.

She trained at LCC Art School as a graphic artist, but a personal tragedy led her work to take a direction addressing difficult and sensitive subject matters.

The artist lost almost all of her family in 2011, which greatly impacted her work.

‘I experienced an enormous tragic loss of family which totally derailed me for a number of years,’ Fandangoe Kid tells Metro.co.uk. ‘It’s really difficult to go through raw trauma and to turn that into something cohesive… Read the full story

Bumps on woman’s face turned out to be a parasitic worm living under her skin

Pimples were actually a parisitic worm
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We’ll warn you now: Put away your magnifying mirror now. Do not allow yourself to closely analyse your skin.

This story will make you paranoid about every tiny blackhead or open pore, and it’s far too easy to get obsessed with your skin and end up a swollen mess from all the poking and prodding.

So let us say now that if you see a pimple on your face, it’s very likely that it’s a pimple and nothing more sinister. Leave it alone.

A 32-year-old woman in Russia had a rare case. After noticing strange lumps on her face for two… Read the full story

People with self-harm scars should be able to show their skin without shame

Why you should be able to show self harm scars without shame in hot weather
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No one with scars should feel shamed into covering up.

I’ve had a problem with self-harm since I was 13. That means I’ve been intentionally injuring my body for exactly half my life.

I used to cover my arms, legs and chest until my scars had faded or turned pale, but I don’t want to do that anymore. I don’t believe I should have to hide in long-sleeved shirts, thick tights, and turtlenecks to make strangers feel more comfortable.

People with self-harm scars have as much right as anyone else to wear what they want… Read the full story

These ugly trainer heels will let you channel your inner dad

Atmosphere at the Dsquared2 show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on June 17, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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If your dad wore skyscraper heels, they might look like these.

This summer, sandals are not about elegance or subtly. From solid sliders to the resurgence in popularity of Birkenstocks, the hottest sandals are seriously chunky.

Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Rick Owens have sent variations on the ‘ugly sandal’ down the catwalk, but brothers Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 have surpassed them all.

Having a hot bath might lower your risk of heart disease

Hot baths can reduce your risk of heart disease
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Some of us are bath people.

Others don’t like the idea of sitting in a pool of their own filth.

But new research may be the motivation that brings us bath types and shower types together.

A study by Ehime University in Japan looked at more than 800 adults between the ages of 55 and 77, tracking how frequently they had baths, the duration of each bath, and the temperature at which they kept their bath (baths were classified as hot if the water was above 41 degrees celsius).

People’s bathing habits were tracked over the course of a five year period. Participants’ health… Read the full story

How my bulimia turned into binge eating disorder

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*Content warning: This article contains frank discussion of disordered eating that some may find triggering.*

During my school years I was always a little bigger than the rest of my friends.

The boys at school would say I had legs like tree trunks and I remember being devastated when I received anonymous comments online telling me I looked like a pig.

When I was fifteen, I started watching my calories and making myself sick.

I would obsess over what I ate and how much, cutting down as much as I could. I would eat snack packs of foods for lunch, little for dinner, and I would snack on a lollipop… Read the full story

Meet the polyamorous lovers planning to get married and have children

Meet the polyamorous lovers who have regular threesomes, plan to marry and want children together
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Meet the polyamorous lovers who have regular threesomes, plan to marry, and want children together.

The group started off as a couple, with just Natalie Fink and her first boyfriend Yannick Gwarys, both 22, dating for a little while before deciding to have an open relationship.

They tried polyamory once after falling in love in 2014, but it didn’t really work out – because the ‘candidate’ recognised himself as monogamous in the end.

But they decided to try polyamory again two years ago, and met 22-year-old Michael Flamm.

The couple, of Freiburg, Germany, were already friends with Michael… Read the full story

Lindt has released some limited edition mint Lindor truffles

Lindt Is Releasing A Box Of Mint-Flavoured Lindor Balls
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Lindor truffles are a joy.

And so, obviously we were super excited when we heard the news that a mint edition has made its way over to Tesco.

An image of the green limited edition box was shared to Facebook page Hotukdeals where it has so far received more than 2,400 likes and a whole bunch of comments from people tagging their friends.

The boxes are 200g, and will sell along the likes of milk truffles, white chocolate and orange.

Krispy Kreme opens a DIY station where you can create your own doughnuts

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If you’ve ever wanted to create your very own Krispy Kreme doughnut, now’s your chance – as long as you’re happy to travel to Birmingham.

Selfridges in central Birmingham has just opened a new DIY station, where doughnut lovers can come to invent their own doughnuts.

Obviously, you won’t actually be baking any doughnuts, just choosing the extra bits.

Here’s how it works.

Once you get to the station, you can choose between a jam, kreme or chocolate filled doughnut.

Then, you go around the side to cover it with icing or more chocolate.

How hypnotherapy helped me complete a marathon

How hypnotherapy helped me train for a marathon
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People say the biggest challenge of running a marathon is the mental side of things.

So naturally, when I signed up to do one day of Race to the Tower – a very hilly 26.2 miles to Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds – I decided to put that theory to the test… in an incredibly stupid way.

I did f*** all physical training for my marathon, and only invested time in the mental side of things.

I signed up in March to become part of Team Heineken, then I found any excuse I could to do absolutely nothing. I didn’t have… Read the full story

A historic fort with its own moat has gone on the market for £1.2 million

An historic fort is up for sale for ??1.2m as the ultimate "fixer-upper" - complete with a 16ft-deep moat. The 20-sided stone fort surrounded by stone walls was built to defend Britain from invasion from Europe more than 150 years ago. The ancient monument was declared the second most endangered Victorian or Edwardian building in England and Wales in 2009. ?? Purple Bricks/WALES NEWS SERVICE
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A historic fort has gone on the market for £1.2 million as the ‘ultimate fixer-upper’.

The 20-sided stone fort, which is surrounded by stone walls and comes complete with a 16ft-deep moat, was built to defend Britain from invasion from Europe more… Read the full story

Mum rages at woman for banning her baby from a wedding she’d spent £4,000 on

Hispanic mother and son sitting in airplane near window
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A new mum has voiced her anger on NetMums after finding out her baby couldn’t go to a wedding she’d spent £4,000 to attend.

The woman had been invited to her cousin’s wedding in Australia with twelve months notice.

She’d received an email with the date but with no further information.

Her daughter is five months old and breastfeeding, so her family said they would be able to attend. So she bought the flights.

The mum had chased for an actual invitation ‘about 100 times’, before it eventually arrived 3 weeks before they flew.

There was only one problem: the cousin had said… Read the full story

I have bipolar disorder, so why am I scared of dating someone with a mental illness?

It’s time to quit asking people what they do for a living

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Rule 101 of meeting new people is trying to find common ground.

As a teen, you try to ascertain what subjects people are taking for A Level. At uni, it might be which degree and where they’re reading it.

And by adulthood, it seems that asking folk what they do for a living is the only form of getting to know them.

Pub, party or park, we view careers as a means for sussing out other adults.

‘What do you do?’ isn’t so much of an invitation for Gerry to tell us all about his tedious-sounding job in accounts, but rather a tool to measure how much respect he… Read the full story

Manchester’s been crowned ‘the world’s wildest city’

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Go on a night out in London and you’ll soon clock that it isn’t the hedonistic paradise it once was.

Everywhere’s shut by 2am, the drinks cost a small fortune and loads of the best independent venues are closed or shutting down.

So it’s no surprise that when it comes to the best party cities in the world, our capital comes in at number 30.

No, for a real wild one, you need to head up north to Manchester – which has just won the title of ‘the world’s wildest city’.

The capital of the north beat 112 other global cities in a study by MoveHub.com, which looked at alcohol consumption, weed consumption,… Read the full story

Ladies, let this woman teach you to ‘shoot your shot’

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Yes, yes, we know, you’re supposed to wait for the guy to ask you out. *Yawn*

But it’s the 21st century, women actually have the audacity to go out there and, you know, try to get what they want.

And more power to them. But as bold as one may be, it’s always terrifying asking someone out, lest you should be rejected.

You should still shoot your shot though, says Priya, who just went for it and it turned out great.

Once you see Cats in Food, you’ll struggle to un-see them

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The two greatest things in the life are food and cats.

And when they come together, something magical happens.

Take the Instagram account, Cats in Food, for example.

Founder Ksenia photoshops cats and food together and the results are really something special.

Black cat Oreos. Feline wantons. Kittie burritos. Some of them are mega obvious and others are more a spot-the-cat-in-the-bowl-of-food.

And even better, all these cats are actual personas on Instagram, so if you like the look of, say, a cookie cat, you can then start following that proud kittie IRL.

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This is what the internet was made for.

Who wouldn’t want a bowl of cat… Read the full story

You won’t be able to get goth grub in NYC anymore

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For some reason, black food photographs so well.

Charcoal lattes, blackened croissants, goth ice cream – it all looks incredible, even if it doesn’t taste dramatically different to the regular stuff.

In NYC, however, you’ll not find an #activeatedcharcoal drink or dish for love nor money, because the FDA has banned the ingredient from being added to recipes.

Restaurants have been forced to stop selling products made with charcoal.

In fact, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream – the company responsible for that first viral black ice cream back in 2015 –  has been forced to dump £3,000 (£2,261)-worth of product after the Department of Health ruled that Black Coconut Ash was no longer… Read the full story

Tokyo Disneyland is expanding and it’s getting Frozen and Tangled villages

Tokyo Disneyland is getting Frozen and Tangled villages https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/06/largest-ever-tokyo-disneysea-expansion-brings-a-new-themed-port-in-2022/ Disney
Sketches of the new expansion (Picture: Disney)

You don’t have to be a kid to be a die-hard fan of Frozen or Tangled (they’re equally good, FYI).

So get saving, because Disneyland Tokyo has just revealed its plans to expand and include three new Disney film villages.

That’s three extra reasons to make you want to visit the adventure park.

You’ll be able to travel with Rapunzel to see the lanterns or wander through the North Mountain to see Elsa, or whizz around with Tinkerbell, with these new additions.

It took having a breakdown on stage to take my mental health seriously

Actor Chris Connel, Alnwick,Northumberland, 15/6 2018..<br /> Photo: Mark Pinder<br /> +44 (0)7768 211174<br /> pinder.photo@gmail.com<br /> www.markpinder.eu
Being an actor can be incredibly lonely (Picture: Mark Pinder for Metro.co.uk)

The life of an actor may seem glamorous but many professionals are highly vulnerable to depression and symptoms of anxiety.

I hadn’t been feeling well at all when I had a breakdown on stage.

I was treading the same creaky boards at a London theatre as I had every other night.

An argument was taking place between two of the characters and I kept out of it, as usual.

What happened next surprised nobody more than me.

When I picked up my heavy prop, and made… Read the full story

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