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6 places you can still party once you have babies



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Once you have a baby, nights out, gigs, boozy weekends, all night parties gradually become a distant memory and before you know it you find yourself excited about taking a trip to the supermarket alone.

However, thanks to a new wave of baby-friendly social events launched by parents for parents, you really don’t have to give up all the fun stuff!

Whether you are a comedy fan, live music lover or even a former raver there is a way you can have your baby cake and eat it…

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Cross-eyed makeup artist shares important message of self love

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Talya Reynolds is only 19 – but she’s already inspiring thousands of people with her empowering messages of self love.

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Known as Mrs Betty Wap on Instagram and YouTube, Talya taught herself to do makeup when she was 14. Five years later, she’s a freelance makeup artist with more than 23,000 followers.

Oh, and she’s cross-eyed.

Talya hasn’t always loved her eyes, but over the last few years she’s learned to embrace and celebrate her looks.

This week she posted a brilliant message of self-love on… Read the full story

An Italian food theme park is opening in November

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate pasta?

A bowl piled high with fresh spaghetti and sauce may be one of the purest joys on earth. Pasta is comforting. It’s sensual. It’s been there for us through the lowest points and our happiest highs.

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And now, finally, there’s a place where we can go to fully celebrate pasta and all its delights – and we’re not talking about reading on a pasta pilgrimage around Italy (as dreamy as that would be).

Eataly – the Italian restaurant and market that serves up incredible cheese, pizza, and pasta… Read the full story

Stop kidding yourself, white people are racist

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Writing about race as a white person is rocky territory. 

Can your voice really contribute anything to the discussion? Are you really the right person to make this statement?

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In this case, I hope that the answer is yes. Because what we need to have right now is a frank conversation, as white people, about racism. More specifically the fact that yes, you are racist.

L’Oreal model Munroe Bergdorf found herself the target of abuse after she commented that ‘all white people are racist’. Of course the nuances… Read the full story

Forget MILFs and WHIPs – It’s time to appreciate the TSWDHHST

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Have you heard the news? The MILF is no longer. Instead, everyone’s fancying the pants off WHIPs.

A WHIP is a catchy new term coined by writer, broadcaster, and metro.co.uk blogger Bibi Lynch, who suggested it on This Morning as an alternative way to talk about hot women who are older than the people they date.

WHIP stands for a ‘woman who is hot, intelligent, and in her prime’. Nice, right?

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It’s replacing words like MILF and cougar, which suggest older women prey on young dudes,… Read the full story

When does Autumn start? Autumn officially starts TODAY but the equinox is still a few weeks off

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Today marks the start of Autumn.

It’s a time when we bid a sad farewell to summer but also when nature is at its greatest with trees turning a stunning shade of reds and oranges and birds beginning their migration patterns.

It is also a time to put away the bikinis and shorts and pull out the chunky knits in preparation for another chilly winter.

Fill your room with autumn scents with these pumpkin spice latte candles

For some it might feel that summer went pretty quickly this year – with many putting the BBQ away just… Read the full story

7 cheap London restaurants to try on a first date

The Best Cheap Restaurants in London To Take a Date To
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Picture the scene: You’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask out that guy or girl you’ve been lusting after for months, and you’ve managed to get them to agree to go on a date with you.

You’re over the moon, walking on sunshine, and any other celestial related metaphor you can think of. Go you!

8 new London restaurants to try in September

You’re pretty sure you want to go for dinner, but suddenly you panic.

It’s a cliche, but London really can be eye-wateringly… Read the full story

Zara’s latest campaign only features models over the age of 40

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Fashion brands aren’t generally known for thinking outside the ‘young, thin and beautiful’ box when it comes to ad campaigns.

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Boohoo has recently come under fire for using ‘not exactly plus-size’ girls to model their plus-size range, while also launching a supposedly inclusive #AllGirls campaign which didn’t feature a single larger lady.

Back in 2015, Urban Outfitters were forced to remove an underwear… Read the full story

These colourful vegan smoothie bowls look way too cool to eat

Breakfast just got a lot more colourful (Picture: Rachel Lorton. Vegan Smoothie Bowl Art Enthusiast)

Fancy smoothie bowls aren’t a new thing.

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Every basic healthy b*tch *(hi, it me) has been carefully assembling lines of chia seeds on her breakfast since the dawn of Instagram.

And you’ve been letting your local organic cafe overcharge you for their smoothie bowl creations because, goddammit, they’re just so beautiful.

While we thought we were over this trend, we stumbled upon these colourful bad boys and realised we are so not done.

In fact, we’ve barely even begun.

Vegan… Read the full story

Only 37% of women have had anal sex, says new survey

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With all the focus on the general region of the butt recently – from our squat obsession to casual chats about rimming and pegging – it’d be reasonable to assume that everyone’s at anal sex.

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But actually, they’re not.

According to a new study, straight women aren’t the anal adventurers popular culture currently implies we are.

The research, published in journal PLOS One and conducted by researchers from Indiana University Bloomington, surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,021 adults in… Read the full story

Let’s talk about the last taboo: Incest

Honestly incest is pretty much the best choice either of them has made, on balance. (Picture: Helen Sloan/HBO)

This post contains Game of Thrones sex spoilers, but tbh the finale came out on Monday so if you haven’t watched it yet you’re not a proper fan.

Incest, which we generally like to reject as a society, is a subject on everyone’s lips (ew) thanks to Game of Thrones.

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I’ve had a lot of surprising experiences in my life, but finding myself cheering for incest really wasn’t something I’d ever imagined doing.

Yet, as I sat watching the… Read the full story

13 of the worst jobs people have ever had

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When someone tells you they just ‘fell into’ their dream job, don’t you just want to slap their smug face?

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For normal people, the world of work is tricky to navigate.

In those precious years when you haven’t yet established what you will and won’t do for money – it’s not uncommon to find yourself in a job that no human being should be forced to undertake.

We’ve all been there.

Curled up in a ball in… Read the full story

Behold the massive glass that can hold a full bottle of prosecco

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Sitting at home sipping prosecco and pretending that makes you a fancy lady is an absolute delight.

But you know what’s not a delight?

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Having to lean forwards, lift up the bottle, and top up your glass each time you chug down 200ml.

Ugh, so much effort.

The easiest option would be pouring it in a Sports Direct mug or just drinking it straight from the bottle, but that would ruin the whole ‘I’m a posh person drinking prosecco instead of downing Aldi cider’ thing.

So here’s a fancier… Read the full story

The Tube has been turned into a forest for Organic September

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Happy Organic September! 

(Yeah we can’t believe it’s September either, but hey, at least this means you can start wearing ankle boots and eating crumpets again).

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Anyway, organic September. It’s an initiative intended to try and  encourage consumers to make a change to their shopping habits in order to make a difference to sustainable food, animal welfare and the environment.

In order to make London commuters aware of it, organic drinks brand Little Miracles decided to get crafty and turn a train on the Metropolitan line into an… Read the full story

Is it ever okay to ask a man his height on a dating app?


A few weeks ago I matched with a guy on Bumble.

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He was good-looking, had good chat and was a bit older, which is something I’m dabbling in after mostly dating younger guys.

But he looked kinda…small.

I’m 5’9, which isn’t crazy tall but I’ve often found myself towering over men and I don’t like it (more on that later.)

We’d already agreed to meet up, but I really wanted to know how tall he was to know what shoes to wear.

Now, I don’t wear heels, but I live in chunky ankle boots which often have a two inch flatform – and these two inches could well push me into ‘taller than him’ category.

I was on the brink of asking him when I noticed he’d updated his profile to include his height – 5’10. I assumed this actually meant 5’8, as… Read the full story

If you don’t feel like working anymore, why not get yourself a pay pig?

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We’ve told you before about sugar babies, young women who take up with rich older men who fund their lavish lifestyles. 

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Now it sounds pretty great, but thing is, it also sounds like a lot of work. You need to look pretty and polished at all times, listen to someone else talking about themself all the time and yes, you are almost always expected to have sex (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise).

If the lots of money part sounds fun but you’re not so in to the idea of… Read the full story

Yes, your vagina (and your vulva) is perfectly normal

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Up there with life’s great existential quandaries like ‘what came first, the chicken or the egg’ is the most pressing question a woman can ask herself: ‘is my vagina normal?’

The answer is a resounding yes.

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But also no, because there’s no such thing as a ‘normal’ vagina, a term often and incorrectly used to refer to the vulva – the outer genitalia comprised of the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, the clitoris and the vaginal opening.

Much like… Read the full story

You can now get weed-infused beer on tap

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In this blessed year of 2017, you can pretty much get weed-infused everything.

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There’s weed-infused coffee pods, cannabis candy floss, pot hot chocolate and frozen pizzas you can buy ready-sprinkled with with your favourite, er, herb.

You can pamper yourself with weed-infused beauty products while lighting up with special Netflix weed and watching Orange is the New Black.

Last year, we even discovered that you were able to crack open a cold Read the full story

Foil brows: The next hot trend is wrapping your eyebrows up like leftovers

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Got a bit overzealous with the tweezers?

Don’t stress. The latest brow trend isn’t dependent on having a thick, luscious forest of hairs sitting atop your lids.

foil eyebrowsThe next hot trend is wrapping your eyebrows up like leftovers

Instead, it’s all about crafting your own brows out of foil. Or plastic. Or anything else shiny and usually used to store leftovers in the fridge.

Foil brows aren’t anything new – makeup artists have been crafting their shiny-browed looks over the last year – but they’ve now become an official ~trend~, according to PopSugar.

Here’s how you create the look.

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Everything you need to know about Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty

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Excuse me, makeup lovers and devotees of beauty.

Please pause focusing on L’Oreal (especially after they chose to fire their first transgender model for speaking up about racism) or hurriedly trying to buy Kylie Lip Kits.

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Finally, Rihanna’s makeup range, Fenty Beauty, is nearly here. That’s the only beauty brand anyone should be talking about right now.

If you didn’t know, it was announced back in April that Rihanna would be creating her own beauty line, in collaboration with the Kendo division of LVMH Moët Hennesy Louis Vuitton, after they… Read the full story

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