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Powerful photo series highlights the awful comments breastfeeding mothers have received

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(Picture: Nicki Kaylor Photography)

We’ve written many a story on mothers being slammed for breastfeeding their children in public.

One mother-of-three is standing up to the the breastfeeding-shamers with an epic photoshoot.

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Nicki Kaylor, a 25-year-old photographer from Seymour, Tennessee, has created a photo series in which sees mothers breastfeeding their children while holding up signs containing phrases that have been said to them while breastfeeding in public.

Nicki tells Metro.co.uk that she put the series together in hopes of reducing the stigma against mothers breastfeeding when not at home.

These Disney inspired blankets are perfect for all the lazy princesses out there

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A woman has been creating the most amazing Disney-inspired crochet blankets and we’re so ready to snuggle up in one and dream of Prince Charmings and talking mice.

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Carol Hladisk, from Wichita, Kansas, first starting crocheting as a hobby back in February of this year, but it quickly turned into a full-time job, alongside being a wife and a home-school mother.

Her first design came after having foot surgery. She had been stuck on the sofa for recovery and so she began crocheting and watching TV to pass the time.

For a while, she worked only off… Read the full story

20 of the best vegan-friendly snacks ranked

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Snack heaven (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Being able to eat on the go and have handy snacks is an important part of any accessible diet.

But knowing what to eat beyond bags of nuts and sticks of celery can be a barrier to veganism for some people.

10 great places for vegan brunch in London

Snacking can still be fun for vegans and there are a whole range of snacks, from popcorn to energy bars, available if you don’t have time – or can’t be bothered – to make your own.

If your sweet tooth is crying out for a treat too, do check out our countdown… Read the full story

The Ta-Ta Towel is here to save you from the horror of underboob sweat

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Anyone with a hint of underboob cleavage will know the drill.

You hop out of the shower feeling fresh. You wrap yourself in a towel, pop down on the bed, and start blow-drying your hair.

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Then, the horror begins.

You’ve already dried off, so why does the bit under your breasts feel damp?

Ah. It’s sweat. Buckets of sweat collecting under the boob area. Great. You’re seriously considering taking another shower just to get rid of it.

Our usual solution tends to be ignoring the boob sweat or rinsing our under-tit… Read the full story

Eye-opening animation explains why we need to pay much more attention to the clitoris

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(Picture: Lori Malépart-Traversy)

Ah, the clitoris. It may be such a tiny part of a woman’s body but it is the most powerful in terms of giving pleasure. 

These Disney inspired blankets are perfect for all the lazy princesses out there

That’s not surprising, considering the clitoris has at least 8,000 nerve endings, which when heightened can go on to affect more than 15,000 other nerve endings.

So yeah, with that, and the fact it’s the only organ solely dedicated to giving you pleasure, the clitoris is pretty great.

How recreating an iconic illustrated pinup has helped one woman learn to love her body

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(Picture: Duane Bryers/jlynnphotography_)

‘What would someone who loved themselves do?’

That’s the mantra silversmith and stonecutter Bunny Lucille lives by (and a quote by author Teal Swan, if you were wondering).

How recreating an iconic illustrated pinup has helped one woman learn to love her body

She hasn’t always been brimming with self-love and confidence, mind you.

Instead, Bunny Lucille has learned to love her body through taking action. More specifically, she gave herself the project of recreating classic pinup poses from legendary illustrated character, Hilda.

Hilda is the creation of Duane Bryers. She was a pinup girl that stood out from the… Read the full story

Congrats, happy couples: You really do share everything, even skin bacteria

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Ah, love.

You happy couples really do have it all. Fulfilling sex lives. An increased likelihood of ever being able to afford a home. The joy of knowing someone loves you for who you truly are.

metro illustrationsCongrats, happy couples: You really do share everything, even skin bacteria

Oh, and germs. A cesspit of each other’s germs. Cute.

A new study from the American Society for Microbiology suggests that happy couples really do share everything – including each other’s skin bacteria.

Researchers studied the skin microbiomes of 10 sexually active, heterosexual couples who live together, analysing… Read the full story

It’s not all jam making and knitting: How the Women’s Institute is breaking the jelly mould

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It’s not all about the jam making anymore (Picture: WI – Getty – Metro.co.uk)

What springs to mind when someone mentions the Women’s Institute?

Chances are, it’s silver-haired pensioners sipping tea and grumbling about their husband’s lumbago.

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In fact, baby-lighted millennials downing cocktails while discussing the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale are rapidly becoming the new face of the WI.

Across England and Wales, younger and alternative WIs are championing the sisterhood with unique activities and 21st Century vigour.

One such group is Gothic Valley WI in Holloway.

Centring their meetings around the dark side,… Read the full story

Crank open the bitter – it’s World Beer Day today

11 London-based gluten-free Instagrammers you need to follow

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Hand taking top view shot of table. Homemade tart, topped with fresh pomegranate and cup of coffee are on the table.
Warning: may result in extreme gluten-free food envy (Picture: Getty)

If you’re heading to London in search of the best gluten-free grub, I’ve got some good news for you: you can stop searching.

There’s a squad of gluten-free Londoners already hard at work, bringing you the best eats in London, but without the gluten.

19 of the best gluten-free market stands in London you have to try

If you want to be permanently in the know about the most exciting gluten-free eats in London, just head to their… Read the full story

World Beer Day 2017: Here’s our guide to drinking craft beer

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Bamboozled (Picture: Dave Anderson)

Today is all about beer guzzling.

Crank open the bitter – it’s World Beer Day today

That’s because it is World Beer Day 2017 – a time to ponder the joy that is a good pint.

It’s also a time to experiment with new beers you haven’t tried, be that from North Korea or the craft beer from the brewery down the road.

Here’s our guide to testing out some new flavours and what those beer terms basically mean.

1) IPA

World Beer Day 2017: Quotes, facts and how to celebrate

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In case you hadn’t got the memo – it is World Beer Day today.

World Beer Day 2017: Here’s our guide to drinking craft beer

That mainly involves drinking a lot of beer but it is also about spending a good few moments paying a quiet tribute to the golden liquid.

Here are some quotes and facts about beer to have a good mull over next time you stare into your pint.

5 important beer facts

Fancying a ‘curvy’ woman doesn’t make you a hero, so stop acting like one

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Robbie and Sarah Tripp (Picture: tripp/Instagram)

I’ve claimed before that I don’t choose what to write about by seeing what other people are saying ‘aw’ to, and then trashing it. 

Honestly, I don’t.

But often I see words like ‘adorable’ and ‘amazing’ being banded about and sit at my desk trying to wonder why those words are being so liberally applied to someone who’s doing something which, as far as I can see, is at best average and at worst, kind of shitty.

People are staying in unhappy relationships so they can try to afford to buy a house

Rarely have I felt that sentiment more… Read the full story

People are staying in unhappy relationships so they can try to afford to buy a house, says report

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(Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

Anyone who’s tried to look for a place to live alone will have, at one point, thought it: ‘Things would be so much easier if I were coupled up.’

Rent prices are high, if you hadn’t noticed.

Fancying a 'curvy' woman doesn't make you a hero, so stop acting like one

Few of us can afford to live in that cosy one-bed flat in London we dreamed of.

We might have a better chance, however, if we were splitting the cost between two.

So it’s not all that surprising that, according to a new report, there are people who are staying in… Read the full story

Everyone’s taking the p*ss out of this £340 ‘sister wives’ dress

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Okay, so buttless jeans and Ta-Ta Towels aren’t quite your style.

We think this dress might be more up your street.

Fancying a 'curvy' woman doesn't make you a hero, so stop acting like one

The Sequoia dress from Creature Comforts is ankle length, has a high neckline, and is vaguely sack-like in shape, save for some pleating around the waist.

Oh, and it’s $450 (around £340). Bargain.

The dress has been widely mocked on Twitter, primarily for looking like the dress the mole women wear in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (worth watching, imo), a dress… Read the full story

Saint Laurent has released roller skate stilettos and we’re not sure what to make of them

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If you struggle to walk in heels and simply can’t get anywhere fast enough in them, we’ve found the perfect solution for you… or the worst one possible. 

Eye-opening animation explains why we need to pay much more attention to the clitoris

Sure, it’d be simple to just take them off and switch for a comfy pair of trainers, but you can now keep your heels on and get to your destination faster than when wearing pretty much any other shoe.

The only problem? These shoes are certainly… out there.

12 places kids can eat for free in London this summer

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Treat the kids to a free lunch out this summer (Picture: Getty)

Parents: the summer holidays are upon us and they’re long and expensive.

I’ve got three kids, aged seven and under, and they eat SO much. We’re only on week two of six and I’m already sick of all the cooking and meal prep. And that’s not even to mention the extra washing up, floor sweeping and snack requests. So many snack requests!

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Eating out is tempting but it can be expensive once you’ve factored in paying for three kids meals. Thankfully many restaurants are… Read the full story

We’re convinced this female bodybuilder is actually Jennifer Lopez in disguise

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It seems this week is the week of the doppelgangers.

People are staying in unhappy relationships so they can try to afford to buy a house

Just yesterday, we wrote about a stunning woman who just so happened to look as though she could be the long-lost twin of Gigi Hadid.

But now, Instagram users are going crazy for a female bodybuilder who looks remarkably like the one and only goddess, Jennifer Lopez.

Seriously, Janice Gray looks so much like Jenny from the Block that we’re starting to wonder whether her feed is full of pictures of J Lo herself.

The pair share a… Read the full story

The age a bloke sees porn for the first time affects how he treats women

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Parenting must have been easier a few decades ago. 

From what I’m told, there was a lot of playing outside and riding a bike.

The age a bloke sees porn for the first time affects how he treats women

Sure there was a chance of licking some lead paint, but you didn’t need to worry about your child getting cyber bullied, or sexting other kids, or watching porn.

For my generation, watching some grainy porn on dial-up internet connection was a rite of passage. Sometimes it was funny, and sometimes it was confusing. Occasionally it made you feel uncomfortable.

But what we couldn’t have known… Read the full story

22 beautiful inkings that’ll tempt you into wanting a sternum tattoo

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I am a serious fan of tattoos, sternum tattoos in particular. 

Fancying a 'curvy' woman doesn't make you a hero, so stop acting like one

Not only do I think they add a little bit of character to your upper body, but they tend to give it some extra shape around your chest area.

Though honestly, I just love having a tattoo that can be both hidden away but also shown off when you wear a bikini.

The greatest thing about a sternum tattoo though? It’s that there is so much leeway for different shapes and designs. Whether you fancy something triangular, lower down… Read the full story

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