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Woman hands out ‘Boy Poison’ to young women and girls

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Most of us reflect, occasionally, on what we wish we had known when we were younger. 

Or, perhaps, what we’d like young women right now to be aware of. But Sophia Tassew has gone one better than just thinking about it. She’s actually giving the advice out.

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Sophia tweeted yesterday that she was standing at Kings Cross, giving out sheets of paper titled ‘Boy Poison’ to girls and young women.

The writing, which is somewhere between a poem, a statement and a prayer, gives young women some simple pieces of advice to follow.

The full text of Boy Poison reads: Give them direct eye contact. Speak with a loud clear voice.… Read the full story

16 signs that your boyfriend really, truly loves you

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Find someone who looks at you like this (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Love isn’t all about the grand gestures and three little words.

10 signs that reveal you are probably in love

Real, proper love is in the little incidental details.

I recently I did a shoddy job of paining a plant pot on a hen do and my boyfriend asked if he could use it as a pen pot on his desk.

Being blind to my useless artistic endeavours is as clear a sign of devotion as I am ever likely to get.

Here are 16 other ways you can spot if your boyfriend… Read the full story

Harry Potter Sorting Hat candles burn to reveal which Hogwarts house you belong to

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We’ve previously written about a Harry Potter bath bomb, which reveals which Hogwarts house Potterheads belong to once it dissolves in the bath water.

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But now you can enjoy being sorted into a house for longer than 20 seconds – as an Etsy seller has created some amazing Harry Potter Sorting Hat candles.

CraftyWitchesDecor has launched a set of candles which are made for a ‘sorting surprise’.

According to the seller, the candles are made using natural dye-free soy wax, and the inside of each candle, once burned, reveals… Read the full story

Missguided’s sell-out Barbie collection is back

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When Missguided teamed up with Barbie, we knew it would be big.

The BARBIExMISSGUIDED collection launched to ‘celebrate Barbie as a part of their ongoing Babes of Missguided movement’ and each piece of clothing was designed with the ‘feminist spirit of 2017’ in mind to ‘capture the energy of diverse, inspiring and cool young women’.

And we’re all for a collection that celebrates #GRLPOWER.

We don’t know about you, but we were (and still are) pretty darn stoked about the new collab which sees our favourite childhood doll teaming up with one of our favourite retailers. It’s nostalgia at its finest.

However, much to our disappointment Barbie broke the internet on its launch and within 24… Read the full story

Rescued monkey adopts stray kitten who wandered into its enclosure

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Everyone deserves a friendship like Jojo and Alan.

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In terms of their bond, we mean. You don’t need to be a cat and monkey.

That’s what Jojo and Alan are, to be clear. Jojo is a monkey. Alan is a cat. But they’ve managed to put aside their differences and become best friends.

Their friendship started by chance.

Back in 2011, Jojo the macaque monkey was rescued from a restaurant in Thailand, where he’d lived in a cage to be used as a prop for customers’ photos.

Every meat-lover should try this vegan ‘bacon’ mac and cheese

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Honestly, this is actually better than the real thing (Picture: Mikey Pozarik)

The absolute worst thing about vegan life is undoubtedly the cheese (or lack thereof).

Anyone who says they like vegan cheese is a liar and probably had their taste buds burnt off as a child. The substitute is appallingly bland and has a texture offensive to almost every sense including sound.

Harry Potter Sorting Hat candles burn to reveal which Hogwarts house you belong to

That’s why you’ll never see it used by any vegan chef who knows what he’s doing.

There are some incredible alternatives that — dare I say it —… Read the full story

Survey explains why people feel like their relationship has lost its spark

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(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Why do people cheat?

That’s the big question, asked primarily after, well, we’ve been cheated on by some d*ck who doesn’t seem to have any regard for the lasting damage they’ve done to our ability to trust.*

*Nope, I’m not bitter at all.

Here are the factors people blame for their relationship losing its spark

Is it down to pure, unadulterated lust? Deep emotional struggles? Boredom?

According to Ashley Madison (remember them? That’s the dating site that lets married people have affairs. FUN.), it’s mostly down to a sense that the cheater’s relationship having lost its spark.

They surveyed 2,000 Ashley Madison members… Read the full story

Mum shares all the less-than-perfect parts of her pregnancy on Instagram in glorious photo series

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Here’s a potential spoiler for anyone considering having babies: the pregnancy bit is not as graceful and blissful as it may appear in the Sex and the City movie or on Beyoncé’s Instagram.

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It’s tough.

Along with the opportunity to shop from the nice maternity section (not being with child should prevent you from jeans with stretchy waistbands, in my opinion), pregnant women also face exhaustion, mood swings, aches and pains, and constipation.

Plus a whole load of other super fun symptoms they’re expect to battle through while also lugging around a tiny… Read the full story

Dad concocts ingenious game to keep kids quiet while he watches the football

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A dad who was determined to watch the football in peace and quiet came up with an ingenious game to stop his two young children from bothering him. 

Harry Potter Sorting Hat candles burn to reveal which Hogwarts house you belong to

Jason West was tired of his children, Lily, ten, and Charlie, six, taking control over the TV – and demanded to be left alone to watch the football news without any disturbances.

As his wife, Lindsay, was out, he had to take matters into his own hands – and he did so by concocting a game in which both Lily… Read the full story

Sparkling wine in a can is here to save you from your dreary Friday commute

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We all know the struggle of needing a bottle of wine on a Friday evening after a long, stressful week at work – but we know that polishing off an entire bottle while commuting on the train home isn’t really sociably acceptable, so often we settle on a few cans of gin from the station’s shops to get us through the journey.

Woman hands out 'Boy Poison' to young women and girls

But now we can enjoy our Friday commute in style, as you can now buy cans of sparkling wine.

Courtesy of PinotPinot, the cans consist of a lightly sparkling Pinot Grigio,… Read the full story

Starbucks has launched sushi burritos and they look fantastic

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Starbucks is branching out beyond unicorn frappuccinos and toasted sandwiches to bring us something a little more sophisticated: a sushi roll burrito (or sushirrito, if you will)

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It’s basically a giant sushi roll that’ll need two hands to eat – and that’s something we can totally get on board with.

Alongside being incredibly Instagrammable (just think of the hashtags), the sushi burrito – which is actually called a Chicken Maki Roll -also sounds really tasty.

It consists of slow-cooked shredded chicken, tomatillo salsa, lime crema, pickled cabbage,… Read the full story

Job that pays £21,000 a year will send you off to enjoy pool parties in Vegas

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Fancy earning £21,000 a year to go to pool parties in Vegas, cocktail making experiences, and festivals? Then look no further, because one Brighton-based company is making your wildest dreams come true.

Mum shares all the less-than-perfect parts of her pregnancy in glorious photo series

HenHeaven, a company that specialises in making hen dos as fun as possible, is on a global hunt for someone to join their team as Head Vlogger.

The position will take you on trips all over the world, from pool parties in Vegas to street parties in Mardi Gras.

As mentioned above, the job pays £21,000 per year… Read the full story

August Bank Holiday 2017: 10 brilliant things to do with the kids in London this weekend

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Meet Baxter this weekend at the Science Museum (Pic: Plastiques Photography, courtesy of the Science Museum)

It’s almost August Bank Holiday which means two things: one, we’ve almost survived the summer holidays and two: Notting Hill Carnival.

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Saying that, I’ve never actually been brave enough to take my kids to Carnival, but perhaps 2017 will be the year.

Carnival or not there are lots of fun, kid-friendly activities to do in London this weekend. Whether you want to check out some wildlife, learn about history or science, pet some cute dogs or simply… Read the full story

Julien McDonald has teamed up with actual McDonald’s for designer burgers

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Can we get some deets about who does Juju’s contour? (Picture: McDonalds)

McDonalds UK has revealed it has paired up with fashion designer Julien Macdonald (remember him from Britian’s Next Top Model?) to create a super fancy luxe burger box.

Yes, really.

Julien Macdonald was commissioned to bring his fancy (some might say OTT but we never would) aesthetic.

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His designs are favorites with WAGs and TV stars and feature the full-on bling factor, so you won’t be surprised to see that the boxes fit that Footballer’s Wife aesthetic.

Julien will unveil his creation,… Read the full story

Metro’s A to Z of fetishes: I is for isolation, ice and getting thrown out of doctors’ surgeries

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Ice, ice baby (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

We’re simple creatures, we humans: all we’re really here for is to pass on our genes, and the reason we experience sexual pleasure is to encourage us to do just that.

But while we’re simple, we’re also very inventive – especially when it comes to getting off.

metro illustrationsMetro’s A to Z of fetishes: H is for hair, head games and hardsports

As we’ll discover in this episode of our A to Z of fetishes, some people are turned on by everything.

And under the heading of I, that includes everything from ice to fine art.

1.… Read the full story

10 times when the British obsession with tomato ketchup goes too far

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We can’t get enough of the ketchup (Picture: Getty)

A bit of ketchup is always a welcome addition to most plates, but us Brits have a habit of taking it a little too far.

Survey reveals that we'd really rather eat our food off plates, not shoes or plant pots

We don’t believe in a little squirt of the red stuff every now and then, but instead we find a whole host of unconventional ways to use it, like popping it on our morning slice of toast, or drizzling a little over some baked beans.

Here are some more examples of our obsession getting a… Read the full story

Why did I let myself get so overweight?

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When embarking on a weight loss journey, many of us will take a good, long look at ourselves in the mirror and think ‘How did this happen?’

It’s hard to face up to the physical effects an extended period of overeating has had on your body, and even harder to work out why things went downhill.

The moment I realised I had to lose weight

There are many reasons why I’ve never been a healthy weight, and as time went on, I became more and more in denial about how disordered my eating habits actually were.

It all started when I was a kid. Growing up, I was part of a culture that revolved around food. It was used as a treat, a bargaining tool, a physical piece of sympathy when something went wrong. And, as I increasingly began to see food as the answer to all of life’s problems,… Read the full story

Survey reveals that we’d really rather eat our food off plates, not shoes, plant pots, or slabs of wood

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We Want Plates’ 136,000 followers should have given it away, really.

But just in case restaurateurs needed confirmation that yes, really and truly, British people would rather their food was served on a plate than in a jar, shoe, or bit of wood, YouGov’s gone and done a poll to settle this matter once and for all.

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YouGov Omnibus surveyed 2,030 British people, asking them to deem a bunch of food serving implements acceptable or unacceptable.

Of all the plates, shoes, and slates on offer, there was one object that had a 99%… Read the full story

This dog-friendly hotel is serving up posh nosh for pooches

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Leaving your beloved pets at home can taint any holiday.

The guilt involved in dropping them off at the kennels for the week, while you go off to enjoy sun, sea and sand, is almost too much to bear.

Never fear, though – leaving your pooch back home could soon become a thing of the past, with one hotel chain now offering a special dog-friendly package holiday, complete with posh doggy dinners.

The Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa treats its four-legged guests like royalty, presenting them with a bag of doggy popcorn on arrival.

Men aren’t big fans of traditional stag parties, says new research

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Well, we’ve already killed off boobs and marmalade, might as well ruin all other fun things, too.

According to new research, the traditional stag party is DEAD. And it’s all at the hands of millennials.

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Surf Snowdonia (who are probably quite keen to get grooms-to-be to do fancy surf parties instead of the usual getting hammered at a strip club thing, so take their words with a pinch of salt) reports that there’s been a surge in popularity of more experience-based stag parties, rather than nights of debauchery and pints.

Men are increasingly… Read the full story

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