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Cheaters tend to get caught after their third affair

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Cheaters never win.

Unless you count winning as getting away with sex outside of monogamy, we guess?

They’ll at least get away with three affairs, says a new survey from Illicit Encounters, which declares that cheaters typically get caught after their third affair, usually taking four years for their adultery to be exposed.

Not bad, right?

Now, obviously Illicit Encounters is a dating site for people who are cheating on their spouses, and those people are the ones the website surveyed for their data – so this is unlikely to be typical of the wider population. These aren’t cheaters having a drunken snog on a night out, they’re… Read the full story

People who actually suffer from migraines are fighting back against the migraine pose trend

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All over Instagram celebs and influencers are doing what makeup artist Nam Vo describes as the ‘migraine pose’.

The trend relies on putting your hand on your head and lightly pulling at your temples to tighten the skin and lift the brows.

The pose itself is super flattering, but the name has been called out for misrepresenting the reality of suffering from migraines.

Migraines are not just headaches, and sufferers don’t tend to sit around looking glam with their hands resting on their heads.

Migraines can cause intense nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, fatigue, visual disturbances, intense sensitivity to sunlight, stroke-like symptoms, and fainting spells.… Read the full story

Women who work out while pregnant shouldn’t be shamed for trusting their bodies

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I worked out during both of my pregnancies (Picture: Emily Breeze)

When I read some of the comments on Vogue Williams’s recent posts, I was immediately reminded of how I felt when I saw those same hurtful responses attacking my own pregnancy workout routine.

While pregnant with my now two-year-old son in 2015, I continued to lift weights and do CrossFit workouts daily. Like Vogue Williams, I was working closely with my doctor and paying close attention to my body each day to adjust my workouts as needed.

Nonetheless, people I had never met before called me selfish and a horrible mother. They told me it was disgusting and… Read the full story

A brand is selling upside-down jorts for £291

Credit: CIE Denim https://www.ciedenim.com/shop/Nancy
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What screams ‘fashion’ louder than a pair of jorts?

A pair of upside-down jorts, natch.

Don’t bother trying to figure out how to reverse your jorts (it won’t work. You’ll get them up your legs and then they’ll stop right before your crotch), because a brand has done it for you, releasing a pair of shorts they call the Nancy.

Nancy shorts are denim shorts designed to look like the waistband – with pockets and belt loops – sits on your thighs, while the cuffs of your shorts sit on your waist.

It’s all a bit confusing to explain, so here’s a picture:

Exes who agreed to marry each other if they were single at 50 fall in love and tie the knot

Friends who made a pact to get married if they stayed single actually did it

Someone needs to make a rom-com about Ron Palmer and Kimberley Dean.

Ron and Kimberley met and dated in their teens, breaking up in the autumn of 1981 after Ron graduated from high school. They agreed to be friends but nothing more

They each went about their lives, touching base every now and then.

In the 90s they decided to make a classic friendship pact: if they were both single at 50, they’d just marry each other.

What’s the deal with summer seasonal affective disorder?

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When we talk about seasonal affective disorder (fittingly acronym-ed SAD), we tend to think of depressive periods in the winter months.

The lack of sunshine, the chilly nights, the shorter days – all that can bring our mood down drastically.

But what can we blame for our sudden emotional dip when the temperature rises?

It turns out seasonal affective disorder can strike in summer, too – because, shockingly enough, external parts of our life do have an effect on how we feel.

Seasonal affective disorder that strikes in the summer is sometimes called reverse seasonal affective disorder or summer depression. It refers, essentially, to experiencing poor mood in the summer months… Read the full story

The next big swimwear trend is upside-down bikini tops

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Swimwear is increasingly not actually for swimming.

Those super high leg swimsuits? They look cool, but if you dive into the sea wearing one you’ll swim away with a wedgie and a yeast infection.

Teeny tiny thongs? Good luck splashing around without flashing your vag.

The next ridiculous swimwear trend is just as impractical: The upside-down bikini top.

Before you start faffing around with your swimsuit or googling stockists, let us explain what we mean by that.

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You don’t need to buy a bikini designed just for this purpose – any halterneck or string design that you can tie yourself will do the trick. You… Read the full story

Experiencing trauma in childhood doesn’t mean we’re doomed to fail

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When I was a child I witnessed domestic violence and alcoholism. I subsequently experienced psychosis and paranoia.

It’s well established now that experiences like mine, and all kinds of traumas in youth, can increase your risk of adult mental illnesses, such as depression and psychosis.

Indeed, a paper in Frontiers of Psychology journal outlines that childhood trauma not only leads to a greater chance of an adult having a mental illness, but also that decreased mental health may cause psychical problems later in life, too.

But it’s not a life sentence. If like me you experienced adversity in childhood and find yourself battling ‘the… Read the full story

‘I had months of anxiety dreams’: How to manage insomnia when you’re planning a wedding

The run up to a wedding can be incredibly stressful (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co,uk)

Last month, my fiancé proposed to me at the Shard with a beautiful London sunset as the backdrop. We had been dating for 18 months and had talked about marriage and future plans, so it wasn’t a huge surprise. But it was still very exciting when he went down on one knee.

As I accepted his proposal, we both felt huge excitement as we started this new chapter. We were buzzing to share the news with our nearest and dearest.

In the days following, I had so much adrenaline that I found it hard to sleep. I… Read the full story

An ice cream sandwich pop-up is now open in London

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When it’s a sunny day and you’re hit with sugar cravings, an ice cream sandwich is an absolute dream.

Think about it: It’s the joy of ice cream with the addition of biscuits. What could be better?

While we’ll happily make do with shovelling ice cream between chocolate digestives ourselves, we are pleased to announce that London will play host to a popup entirely dedicated to ice cream sandwiches this summer.

Doughnut Time have launched their own ice cream parlour, called Mister Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream, on Great Windmill Street in Soho.

Open from 28 June for nine weeks, the popup is serving up… Read the full story

Endometriosis risk is doubled in women who regularly eat red meat

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A 22-year-long study of almost 82,000 women in the US has concluded that eating less red meat may lower our risk of developing endometriosis.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington, revealed that women who eat meat twice a day are 56% more likely to develop symptoms of the condition that those who eat the stuff once or less per week.

‘Red meat consumption may be an important modifiable risk fact for endometriosis,’ it concluded.

Endometriosis happens when the cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body, such as the bowel or ovaries.

Each month, those cells… Read the full story

Asos celebrates pride month by launching a collection with LGBTQ charity Glaad

(Picture: ASOS) ASOS and GLAAD Pride collection. ASOS and GLAAD have come together as an iconic duo to create the ASOS x glaad& capsule collection that dropped online on Friday, June 22
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Pride month may be over but Asos is extending the celebrations by launching a new collection with LGBTQ charity, Glaad.

Following last year’s capsule collection together, the two companies have teamed up again to bring about an even wider and more inclusive collection.

The 22-piece extravaganza is available in both plus and curve sizing, and includes both clothing and accessories including bucket hats, t-shirts, tote bags and denim jackets.

The designs centre around the ampersand symbol, which Glaad says is… Read the full story

If meningitis vaccines were free for all, my cousin might still be here

Emily, left, with her cousin Lucy who is now campaigning for free meningitis vaccines for all (Picture: Lucy Skoulding)

Sitting in the enclosed room at Boots with a glucose tablet and water to quell my slight dizziness, I couldn’t believe how much time had passed.

I had just had the final injection in my Meningitis B vaccination series and it made me realise that it had been almost five years since I lost my cousin Emily to meningitis. The vaccine I’d just had was not available when she was alive.

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It… Read the full story

‘My diabetes felt impossible to control, and my weight had plummeted at an alarming rate’: Why I chose to have my thyroid removed

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I felt like I was constantly clawing to get some level of health back (Picture: Fay Robson)

It’s not every day that you wake up, desperate for someone (preferably a skilled surgeon) to cut your throat open and take out an uncooperative gland.

But, after years of living with Graves’ disease, both undiagnosed then diagnosed, I was ready to get my overactive thyroid out of my body.

It had caused nothing but trouble for a very long time, and I was drained and extremely unwell – both physically and mentally.

As a woman in her 30s with type 1 diabetes, I was at a higher risk of getting Graves’ disease, an… Read the full story

Why you might want to start drinking chocolate milk post-workout

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Do you know what Mo Farah drinks after races and training sessions?

Chocolate milk.

Yep, rather than guzzling down on sports drinks and fancy supplements, the world’s top athletes actually sup one of our childhood favourite’s.

According to research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, chocolate milk actually contains the perfect recovery combo of carbs, protein, fats, water and electrolytes required to replenish glycogen levels.

The research looked at 12 studies which looked at how chocolate milk affected recovery compared to other sports drinks or a placebo, taking into account perceived exertion, time to exhaustion and heart rate.

It concluded that chocolate milk ‘provides either similar or superior results when compared to… Read the full story

A swimming teacher is fed up with parents who make their kids sad during lessons

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If you’re a parent, you’ll most likely attend plays, pantomimes, ballet recitals, and swimming lessons of your children.

They might not be the most riveting things to watch but they’re a big deal to kids.

One swimming teacher who noticed that her students were left feeling dejected after lessons had a message for the parents.

Cat Owens, an instructor from Queensland, Australia, said she’s had enough of seeing parents tap away on their phones while their kids were learning to swim for the first time.

Apparently only 3% of us know how to wash our hands properly

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As adults, we take it for granted that everyone has a base level of hygiene knowledge.

You need to shower every day. You need to change your pants regularly. And, perhaps most crucially, you need to wash your hands properly.

But it turns out that we’re actually awful at doing the latter.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, 97% of us aren’t washing our hands properly.

We’re in such a rush when we go to wash our hands that we barely make an impact.

The governmental study tested 383 people in six test kitchens in North Carolina. The study found that because of the poor hand-washing habits of the participants, half of… Read the full story

Bumblebees are doing better in urban areas than in the countryside

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Bees are increasingly coming under threat, thanks to their natural environment being eaten away by urbanisation.

But it turns out that bumblebees living in urban areas may be thriving better than those who live in rural locations, say researchers from Royal Holloway and Imperial College London.

They looked at why the bees seem to be more abundant in cities and towns compared to the countryside, even though urban areas seem to be less conducive to housing wildlife.

They bred colonies of bees in labs and then placed them in 38 different locations for 10 weeks, including inner city gardens and rural farms.

‘We found that bumblebee colonies placed in agricultural areas produced… Read the full story

Meet the 7-year-old model without legs who seriously works the runway

The Little Girl With No Legs And Big Dreams
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Modelling can be tough for the most able-bodied people.

When you’re a child model, it can be especially difficult if you look different.

But Daisy-May Demetre, a double amputee from Birmingham, isn’t letting her disability stop her from chasing her dreams.

At just 7-years-old, she’s taking the child modelling world by storm and has signed up to major label Zeebedee Management, an agency for diverse models.

There’s never been a women’s shaving ad showing actual body hair…until now


It seems unbelievable that we’ve never seen any body hair in any women’s shaving campaign.

Why have we all been buying hair removal products from firms that use hairless models? Why did none of us clock onto the fact that women on our screens where shaving already fur-free legs and armpits?

It’s the kind of thing you only really realise once it’s pointed out.

Anyway, times are a-changing, because this week saw the first women’s shaving ad to show actual body hair.

US subscription-based service, Billie, aims to put an end… Read the full story

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