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Stop taking the p*** out of men for wanting to be taller

Those are man feet. (Picture: Getty)

There’s a video doing the rounds on Facebook. 

It’s a video of a man putting lifts in his shoes, and it suggests that you ‘tag a short mate’ who ‘needs these’.

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The lifts in question are a product made by Altitude Shoes. They’re like an insole – the type you use if you’ve got legs of different lengths or funny shaped feet. You slip them inside your shoe and the provide an extra 2.5 inches of height, something which many petite men are glad of.

The comments of… Read the full story

Here’s how much training you need to do to run a half marathon in under 2 hours

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Half marathons aren’t that far.

I mean, yes they are longer than your average route but at 13 miles, you can think a bit about speed as well as endurance.

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That is, if you’ve got your training plan nailed.

Not that time is important. Some of us just want to finish the course by any means.

But if you’re quietly confident that you can run a half marathon comfortably and want to go for a sub-2 hour finish time, then running app Strava suggests you need to be running between two and… Read the full story

ASOS have put a corset on a puffer jacket and we don’t know why


Have you ever struggled to find an outfit that’s appropriate both for skiing and for seducing someone at French court? 

Stop taking the p*** out of men for wanting to be taller

Have you ever felt that your voluminous puffer jacket doesn’t give you an Anne Boleyn silhouette?

Well don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered.

Or rather, ASOS have, because they’ve released what might be the most bizzare item of clothing ever made (apart from that denim jacket with arm-legs).

It’s a puffer jacket, only it’s also got a corset over the top of it. Because why wouldn’t you want a puffer jacket with a corset over the top of it?

It’s not even just a plain corset. It’s got a nice black and white corsetty pattern which is very 1700’s Versailles, and gives a lovely contrast to the bright… Read the full story

13 thoughts every teacher has during the first week of term

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It soon descends into chaos (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

It’s September! While most of us are celebrating being one step closer to pumpkin lattes and cosy nights in, for others, September means another thing altogether: the start of a new term.

For the past eight years, I have lived through the utter chaos of the first week of school term as a teacher; from the misguided optimism to the dreaded exam results feedback.

World Teachers’ Day: 20 extra jobs all teachers do but rarely get thanks for

Having taken a break from the profession, I decided it was only fair to relive… Read the full story

Gin advent calendar is back for Christmas 2017 – and now there’s four to choose from

That Boutique-y Gin Company advent calendar (Picture: Drinks By The Dram)

The gin advent calendar has returned – and this time it’s brought friends.

Because it’s never too soon to talk Christmas when there’s gin involved.

There’s now four different gin advent calendars from the popular Drinks by the Dram range and frankly we don’t know how we’re going to choose.

Each of the 2017 advent calendars contains 24 different shots of gin – 30ml of each to be precise.

The pretty one pictured above, That Boutique-y Gin Company advent calendar, contains Hot Sauce Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin, Neroli Gin and Cherry Gin among others.

For the love of God, stop taking photos of complete strangers you weirdos

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Smart phones really are the best and worst things about society today.

They stop us from getting lost (data allowance permitting). They feed us inspiration. They store hours and hours of music, videos and photos.

ASOS have put a corset on a puffer jacket and we don't know why

On the other hand, Snapchat provides philandering partners the perfect platform to sext on, we’re constantly embroiled in incessant group chats and we can easily publish things online that we’ll definitely later regret.

They also make it exceptionally easy to take photos of people and to share them on social media for a laugh.

Where once… Read the full story

Storybook Cosmetics is releasing a Care Bears collection and it sounds dreamy

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Storybook Cosmetics, the brilliant beauty brand behind the likes of the Mean Girls Burn Book makeup brushes and the Harry Potter Quill Eyeliner, has just announced that they will be releasing a Care Bears collection.

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Storybook is collaborating with American Greetings Entertainment, the company built upon the successful re-launch of Care Bears, to bring us a range of beauty products inspired by the beloved bears.

According to the brand, the Storybook Cosmetics x Care Bears collab will be the first to feature multiple products in the collection such as pressed pigments, lipstick and… Read the full story

Girl gets revenge on cheating ex by giving out his number to random guys

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We’d all like to get revenge on a cheating ex.

But one girl’s revenge has lasted a lot longer than most, and has surprisingly been praised by the ex in question.

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23-year-old Daniel Jones admitted to Metro.co.uk that he really upset his ex, who has been left unnamed.

Daniel, who lives in Lawrence, Kansas, had been really good ‘friends with benefits’ with the girl for years. Of course, while they weren’t ‘official’, everyone knows that if you’ve been sleeping together for a really long time, it starts to feel pretty serious.

But apparently, Daniel didn’t… Read the full story

Get your glass slippers on: Disneyland is looking for UK-based princes and princesses

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If you’re tired of your 9-5 and just want to add a bit of magic to your miserable days, then listen up because Disneyland Paris is coming to the UK in search of UK-based staff who fancy earning money dressed as Disney princes and princesses.

Get your glass slippers on: Disneyland is looking for UK-based princes and princesses

So basically, if you fancy yourself as a Cinderella, a Rapunzel or Prince Eric, this is the job for you.

According to the Disneyland Paris website, the search for new staff comes in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

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Woman ditches her lawyer job to advise women on how to leave their husbands

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A criminal-turned-family-lawyer has ditched her job to become a divorce coach, advising women on how to leave their husbands.

Could this phone case stop you from getting your phone nicked?

Emma Heptonstall, 44, is a self-proclaimed ‘divorce alchemist’, who teaches mainly women, but occasionally men, how to have ‘happy splits’.

‘I’m the divorce alchemist for ladies who leave,’ Emma – who said she is single and looking for love, joked.

‘I know some people think I am not in a position to advise, having never been married, but I think that makes me objective.

‘I’m not going to compare my situation with other… Read the full story

Could this phone case stop you from getting your phone nicked?


Having your phone stolen is a nightmare. 

Forget all the snide comments about millennials being phone addicts, anyone of any age knows how much of a pain it is. Everything from your social media to your address book, not to mention your access to take-aways and online banking can disappear in a second.

Pick Your Poison is the board game you and your horrible friends need

One of the most popular ways to steal a phone is when someone on a moped rides past a pedestrian at speed and snatches the phone from their hands.

It takes seconds, and before you’ve even processed what happened, the thief is gone and so is your phone.

So how can you prevent this?

Well, keeping your phone in your pocket or bag is one way. But realistically, we like to listen to music or check our messages while we’re waiting for… Read the full story

Pick Your Poison is the board game you and your horrible friends need


Would you rather fight one hundred duck sized horses, or one duck sized horse? 

Would you rather have to watch your parents have sex every day for the rest of your life or join in once?

For the love of God, stop taking photos of complete strangers you weirdos

Would you rather have feathers for fingers or tinfoil for teeth?

(Can you tell that we like this game?)

Basically would you rather is great. It’s the grown-up (ish) equvilent of being a toddler and getting to ask ‘why’ over and over again all day. But you know what was missing from would you rather?


Enter Pick Your Poison, a drinking game which is somewhere between Cards Against Humanity and Would You Rather?

Players take it in turns to act as the judge. The judge combines two Poison cards creating a really hard “would you rather…?” scenario. The players can ask questions… Read the full story

Metro’s A to Z of fetishes: L is for leather, lycra and looners

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Leather or lycra? (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Human sexuality is a many-splendored thing.

Despite some fairly strict biological limits – there are only so many places you can put things, or so many things you can put in places – we’ve managed to create a whole universe of eroticism.

metro illustrationsA to Z of fetishes: J and K involves getting busy on buses and inside your anus

For some of us, certain parts or positions float our sexual boats; for others, it’s the fit and feel of certain fabrics. And for others still, it’s balloons.

Here are some fetishistic sexual terms beginning with… Read the full story

Here’s what it’s really like to work in a sex shop

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The timid need not apply (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

Whenever I walk by a sex shop, I’m overcome with the temptation to go in, immediately followed by the curiosity of what it must be like to work there.

Do you have to be a sexpert? Is it awkward talking to strangers about anal beads? Is there such a thing as too many dildos?

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

‘It’s a normal sales job,’ says Renee Denyer, senior store manager at Sh!, one of London’s leading sex emporiums. ‘It’s just the product… Read the full story

Scientists have come up with a fourth type of chocolate…and it’s naturally pink

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You think you’ve had every kind of chocolate under the sun.

You’re a connoisseur of white. A devotee of milk. A recent convert to the 85% cocoa stuff.

Stop taking the p*** out of men for wanting to be taller

There’s nothing about chocolate you don’t know or love.

That was, until now.

Because scientists at the Swiss chocolatiers, Barry Callebaut, have just invented a totally new type of creamy goodness – and it’s pink.

Ruby is the first new type of chocolate since white chocolate was developed in the 1930s.

Adidas have just brought out a pair of vomit-and-beer repellent trainers


We’ve all been there.

We’ve all been out and about, day drinking, having a good time, living life when suddenly your body’s had enough.

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Out of nowhere, you become an exploding vomcano mid-party.

And as if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, a large quantity of that beery-stomach acid liquid has gone all over your shoes. So now you reek of sick and your kicks are ruined.

But not anymore.

Because the geniuses at Adidas have just brought out a pair of shoes that are both sick and beer repellent.

Instagram yogi gets real about how awful anxiety attacks really are

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For anyone who hasn’t suffered an anxiety or panic attack, they can be difficult to empathise with.

It just looks like the person involved is crying at nothing, working themselves into a state over something trivial, hyperventilating unnecessarily.

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But those of us who have found ourselves struggling to breathe or stop frantically crying are only too familiar with how isolating and disruptive they are, and how relenting they can be even when you’re trying to stay mindful.

Which is why it’s reassuring to know that even yogis suffer from them.

Jessica Olie… Read the full story

Ben & Jerry’s dairy-free ice cream for vegans is finally here in the UK

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Attention, this is not a drill – dairy-free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is now available in the UK.

Vegans and those who are lactose intolerant can finally get their hands on a dairy-free range from the cult ice cream maker.

There’s three vegan Ben & Jerry’s options – two based on absolute classics and the third a vegan exclusive.

You can choose between tubs of Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Peanut & Butter Cookies (or, perhaps more realistically, try them all for ‘testing’ purposes).

Weddings: 9 grooms share their happiest wedding memories

Weddings are for memories – but what do grooms remember most from their big day? (Pic: Getty)

Ah wedding day memories.

We all know what brides are traditionally believed to hold close to their hearts as their favourite memories: hearing your soon-to-be husband saying ‘I do’, listening to your dad make a speech and obvs walking down the aisle in a massive puffy dress.

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But what about the men? Do they look back on their wedding days with just as many fond memories?

Of course they do. There’s football, food and fromage in the memories below, but most of all there’s… Read the full story

Men share their most horrific sexual misadventures

Sometimes you just don’t know how to act (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

Done right, the physical act of lovemaking can be pure poetry.

An intimate, loving commune, the grafting of souls, the melding of two spirits in a transcendental ballet of mutual ecstasy.

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On occasion, however – for whatever reason – the magic just isn’t there.

Indeed, on what might be termed an ‘off day’ the act of sexual congress can degenerate into an ugly, unsightly farce.

We caught up with three luckless lads whose memorably mucky mishaps may serve as a warning to… Read the full story

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