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Aldi has released low calorie wine

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Wine wine wine (Picture: Aldi)

If you, like me, see life as something of a balancing act between eating and drinking and being able to zip up your jeans, I have good news. 

Very, very good news.

Aldi is releasing a range of low calorie wines.

The person who posted this extremely descriptive job ad probably needs to have a sit down

Those of us who enjoy wine will know that while it’s obviously the best thing in the entire world, it’s not exactly kind on your waist line. I won’t bore you with comparisons between bottles of wine and burgers or Mars Bars, but suffice… Read the full story

A group of teenagers in Uganda are singing about their periods to smash the taboo for their classmates

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It’s not often you hear a group of teenagers rapping about their periods.

That time of the month is *still* something we chat about in hushed tones, and heaven forbid if someone made a dash to the toilet with a tampon, rather than an entire handbag, to hand.

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But it appears that a group of teenagers in Uganda are making it their mission to celebrate their time of the month, and are performing songs about periods and hygiene for their classmates.

The group of teens are keen… Read the full story

Teacher accuses Tesco of school shoe sexism

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Are these shoes sexist? (Picture: Mercury)

Yesterday we told you that Clarks have been accused of producing sexist school shoes.

Now, Tesco have come under fire for the same thing.

A group of teenagers in Uganda are singing about periods to smash the taboo

Basically, it seems as if Tesco took one look at the relatively minor complaints that Clarks had recieved, and told them to hold their beer.

Tesco described the boy shoe, which has a yellow dinosaur on the soles, as being perfect for ‘active’ and ‘hard wearing’ while the shoe aimed at girls, with the butterfly on the sole, is… Read the full story

Why did FetLife remove a woman’s public photo of her period blood?

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Even in the fetish world, there are strict rules and regulations for what’s considered appropriate.

Popular Fetish site FetLife has 32 points of terms and conditions. Under the prohibited conduct section, there are 42 things that are not allowed on the site, including the selling of firearms, releasing the price list of a phone sex operator, and sexualising murder.

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Included in that list? Pictures of period blood, as of seven months ago.

At the start of the year, FetLife announced that due to the ‘political climate’,… Read the full story

Harry Potter’s childhood home is now on the market – but it’s ridiculously expensive

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Potterheads, it’s time to prove you’re the ultimate Harry Potter-fanatic.

Well, those who can spare £995,000 anyway, as Harry Potter’s childhood home is now on the market.

Harry Potter's childhood home is now on the market - but it's ridiculously expensive

The De Vere House, which featured in the seventh film of the Potter series – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One – is now available to buy for nearly £1 million.

Sure, it’s ridiculously expensive, but what else can you expect from such an iconic property?

The Grade I listed property, which will forever go down in wizarding history as the… Read the full story

Primark has released a Harry Potter collection and we’ll take the lot

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Primark has released a Harry Potter collection, and we’re so ready to head over to our local store and take the lot. 

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While in the past, the store has gifted us with a Harry Potter clothing range, this time they’re adding homeware and decor into the mix – and we’re excited to fill our homes with Harry Potter-themed everything.

And as always, the budget high street store has made it so that all items are affordable for all – with prices starting at just £2.50.

There’s so… Read the full story

There’s a fully stocked mobile artisanal mobile gin bar that’s yours to hire

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The nation’s love of gin is as integral to the British stereotype as tea and fish and chips.

That’s why it was pretty overwhelming to hear that an artisanal mobile gin van fully-stocked with booze is available to hire.

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Unless you’re having a pretty hi-octane family BBQ, the van is best to hire for weddings and big events.

‘We get inundated with requests asking if we can provide our cocktails and drinks for their private celebrations,’ says Nick Whitby, who is part of the van’s mothership brand, The New… Read the full story

We need to talk about the cultural appropriation of sign language

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As a hearing person, sign language isn’t something I’ve given much thought to. 

I learned to sign my name in primary school, but that was pretty much the extent of things. At least it was until I found myself caught in an online debate about the cultural appropriation of sign language.

A group of teenagers in Uganda are singing about periods to smash the taboo

That’s a big sentence, so let’s break it down.

American singer Banks posted a video of herself signing as part of a performance. Apparently she had felt inspired by the Deaf community and wanted to add sign into… Read the full story

Best Instagram captions to use – and ones to avoid

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If you’re feeling a bit Kim Kardashian and need to ‘step up’ your Instagram page then captions are a good way to start.

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Impressing people with your fire captions may be your only option if you don’t have those selfie and contour skills like Kim K (Oh sorry did I say skills, I meant professional makeup artist team and full-time beauty squad along with LED lights and a heavy Photoshop hand)

For people checking out your Instagram pictures, the caption could be a big let down.

A… Read the full story

You’re now going to have to pay extra if you want your Subway sandwich toasted

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We’re a fan of Subway for obvious reasons. It’s delicious, it’s suitable for most, and best of all, it’s pretty cheap.

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Well, at least it was pretty cheap. Part of what we loved about Subway was the fact we could decide whether we wanted our sub cold or toasted – without there being any difference in price.

But now the sandwich-chain is stomping on our dreams as they’ve now introduced a charge for using the toaster.

No, we’re not joking.

Back in 2012, ‘Pastygate’ became a thing, after George Osborne… Read the full story

Meet the trans performance artist who’s asking you to stop portraying her as a victim

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Edinburgh Fringe performer Kate O’Donnell may be 52, but that isn’t going to stop her bringing her first smash hit play as a transgender woman to the showcase.

You’ve Changed, which is an autobiographical show set in the 30s, looks back at the fourteen years since O’Donnell transitioned.

A group of teenagers in Uganda are singing about periods to smash the taboo

The show intends to joyously encapsulates the performer’s celebratory journey – and celebratory is the right word.

‘Even though it was difficult, a lot of the time when the story of a transition is told, the response is “ooh, you’ve gone… Read the full story

Now Morrisons is covering the cost of the tampon tax for customers

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Please send your imaginary applause and swing your tampons in the air for Morrisons.

Meet the trans performance artist who's asking you to stop portraying her as a victim

They’re the third big supermarket to cut the price of their period products to cover the 5% tampon tax, following in the footsteps of Tesco and Waitrose.

Good on them. And well done to Tesco for kicking things off, lowering the price first, and putting pressure on other supermarkets to follow suit.

From Monday onwards, the price of tampons at Morrisons will drop by 5%, so the supermarket… Read the full story

Jeans that zip from crotch to bum are the worst thing to happen to fashion since Crocs

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Remember that time The Valley’s Lateysha accidentally split her skirt on BB’s Bit on the Side, and ended up flashing her bum to the world (well, at least the percentage of the world who watch Big Brother)?

If you don’t remember, it went a little bit like this:

Not a good look, we must admit. But apparently, either clothing brand Reformation was not witness to this disaster, or they learned nothing from it at all.

Because apparently, they thought it was a great idea to release a pair of jeans that allows you to purposefully flash your behind whenever you fancy it.

No, we don’t understand why… Read the full story

Taylor Swift said everything I wish I could say to the man who assaulted me

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The artist’s impression of Taylor Swift (Picture: Getty)

My sister has a theory. 

The theory is that Taylor Swift has a song for whatever moment of your life you are going through.

Taylor Swift said everything I wish I could say to the man who assaulted me

Happy? She’s got it. Sad? It’s there. Whether you’re newly in love or recently dumped, she will have something for you.

The one sentiment that Taylor hasn’t ever covered for me, is the kind of low-level burning rage that sits inside you when you remember that many years ago, someone did something to you that they shouldn’t have done,… Read the full story

How Jennifer Atilemile went from being pressured to drop two dress sizes to loving her body as a plus-size model

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Looking through Jennifer Atilemile’s Instagram, it’s hard to imagine she’d ever be less than confident about the way she looks.

She’s a model. She’s got more than 45,000 followers on Instagram. She fronts lingerie campaigns and looks incredible in a bikini.

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But years back, Jennifer was struggling.

Trying to make it in the modeling industry, she faced constant pressure to lose weight and drop dress sizes, leading her to patterns of disordered eating and low self-esteem.

‘I was younger and wanted to try out for Next Top Model,’… Read the full story

Fill Christmas with magic with these glittery Harry Potter baubles

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Christmas has come early… Or so it seems, judging by all of the Christmas decorations that are already being released despite it only being August. 

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Just a couple of days ago we wrote about gin baubles, which people are still going crazy for. And how can we blame them? Covering your Christmas tree in your favourite spirit is every gin-lover’s dream.

And now, Primark is also jumping on the Christmas-hype – in the form of Harry Potter baubles.

Coming as part of their latest… Read the full story

Girl with one arm is ‘hands down the best catch on Tinder’

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Every singleton ever wants to date her right now (Picture: Lauren/Instagram)

Lauren is an ‘arms dealer’ from San Diego and the world isn’t ready for this kind of beauty.

The 21-year-old, who lost her limb in a moped crash, says she’s ‘hands down the best catch on Tinder’. And after reviewing her profile, I can definitely vouch.

In her bio, she wrote: ‘Face 10/10, body 9/10, personality 20/10, arms 1/2.’

In. Love. There’s a huge line of people wanting to take her one perfect hand and put a ring on it.

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Stop everything: Nutella is bringing a biscuit snack to the market

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Where would we be without Nutella?

We would be husks of humans dangling on the precipice, with only butter to sit on our luckless toast.

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But fortunately, not only do we have Nutella in our lives, but a new, breakfast wafer Nutella biscuit.

Described as a snack topped with puffed wheat crispies, sealed in a crispy wafer shell, it sounds like the sort of snack to give Hungry Hippos a run for their money.

Nutella B-Ready, which has apparently caused an absolute sensation in a convenience store test run, will… Read the full story

Could this Victorian sex move revitalise your sex life?

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Sometimes in a relationship, sex can get a little stale.

It’s perfectly normal, but as a sex writer the number one question I get asked is ‘how do I get those first time feelings back?’

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The honest truth is that you can’t. There’s no way of making things totally new again. But there are plenty of ways of making them deeper, more passionate and more exciting than ever before. And isn’t that just as good?

Two people who are trying to bring better, happier and healthier sex are Mike Lousada and Louise… Read the full story

Prepare your Instagram: There’s now a pumpkin spice latte for cats and dogs

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As soon as Autumn hits us in September, we just know it’s going to be Pumpkin Spice galore. 

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People will be lining up at Starbucks just to get their fix – and Instagram will be covered in #PumpkinSpice hashtags.

But it’s not just us humans who can enjoy the much-loved treat, as The Honest Kitchen, a pets brand based in San Diego, is debuting a line of Pumpkin Spice Lattes for dogs and cats.

Coming this October, the treats will finally give you an excuse… Read the full story

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