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Conversations with Bibi & Alice: The secret to a lasting relationship

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Writers and fighters Bibi Lynch and Alice Wright are poles apart on the relationship scale.

Alice has a decade old marriage and Bibi has yet to find her significant other.

Here, they discuss what they believe to be the secret to a lasting relationship…

Bibi: So-called Alice?

Alice: Well hello Bibi! I always think we start like Wendy and Lisa in that Prince song.

B: Are you drunk already, love?

A: Drunk on love!

B: Oh God.

A: Sorry let’s begin.

B: So. Sometimes I think the powers that be at Metro.co.uk hate me. Shall I tell you why?

A: Go on.

B: Because today they’ve asked us to have a conversation about ‘What’s the secret to a lasting relationship?’ And they know I’ve been single for 87 years!

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11 people share their partner’s most annoying habits

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Partners can have surprisingly different approaches to life (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler)

Love has no boundaries. That is, until you start to notice those irritating habits in your other half that make your blood boil. 

You know – leaving the toilet seat up, singing the theme tune to that advert every time it comes on, not hanging your socks up in pairs.

15 signs you’re no longer in love (and it’s probably time to move on)

Sure, we still love them despite these petty discrepancies, but they can start to wear you down over time.

Here, 11 people have been brave enough to share their… Read the full story

Fenwick have made a special de-stressing scent to make shopping calmer

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Shop til you no longer feel existential dread. (Picture: Getty)

Department store Fenwick have released a special de-stressing scent to help you feel calm while you shop. 

Pregnant woman says a restaurant turned her away for wearing a crop top

Shopping isn’t always the most chilled experience, especially if you’re on the hunt for a specific item which you can’t find, or everything you try on that day looks crap. (We’ve all been there).

Fenwick found that 24 per cent of shoppers have bought an item without really considering it, admitting they have done so because they were on a rushed lunchbreak shopping spree.

Which is a shame. Shopping… Read the full story

The Postal Museum want your cat to apply for their latest job

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This is Charlie, showing yall how its done (Picture: The Postal Museum)

There comes a time in a cat owner’s life where you look over at your little furry darling curled up asleep on the sofa and think, ‘Isn’t it about time you got a job?’

Stop confusing veganism with clean eating

And you’re right – it is.

Instead of mooching around your house giving you side eye all day, or stepping outside to kill some poor, defenseless birds, your cat could be out there doing something useful with his/her life.

Like working for The Postal Museum.

Who, incidentally, are taking cat-pplications for their latest job vacancy… Read the full story

People, start your engines: A Drag Race-themed brunch is happening this weekend

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It’s time to unleash your inner Bianca Del Rio, because a Drag Race-inspired lunchtime fiasco is coming to London.

It's back to school time, but can you pass a test aimed at an 11 year old?

Hosted by London favourite The Breakfast Club, a ‘bottomless boozing, all dancing, brunch experience served up by London’s finest Drag Stars’ is taking place this Saturday, 9 September, and will follow on for four other Saturdays.

The Strictly Come Drag Race will take place in Dr Kluger’s Olde Town Tavern, Canary Wharf, and will see a number of ‘London’s finest Drag Stars’ lip-syncing for their… Read the full story

19 intricate inkings that’ll tempt you into getting a finger tattoo

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If your body is home to lots of tattoos, you’ll know the rule: leave your neck, face and hands until last. 

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This isn’t because the tattoos in this areas aren’t lovely, it’s because they’re places that are pretty much always going to be on show and therefore you want to make sure you’re totally sure about getting them inked.

However – we can totally make exceptions for tiny finger tattoos. They’re cute, they’re dainty and they somehow have the power to elongate even the pudgiest of fingers and that’s something we’re… Read the full story

How are we all feeling about the prospect of braiding our eyebrows?

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People are debuting new eyebrow trends left right and centre – and whether we like them or not, I think it’s time we just embraced them, otherwise it’s going to drive us completely mad.

You can only apply for this Postal Museum job if you're a cat

We’ve seen feather brows, squiggle brows, and now… braided brows.

Yep, they’re exactly what they sound like – braids, but in your eyebrows. No, we don’t get it either.

It all started when 17-year-old makeup artist Eros Gomez, like most of us, didn’t quite understand the concept of squiggle brows.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen is offering free milkshakes in celebration of their new brunch menu

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While it may be a little more expensive than your typical McDonald’s or Burger King, Gourmet Burger Kitchen is pretty good.

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Their bacon-cheese burgers are to die for and we’re forever wondering how they get their skinny fries so skinny. And if you don’t buy baconnaise alongside them, you’re doing it wrong.

The only thing wrong with GBK is that burgers are typically for lunch or dinner – you’ll have to go elsewhere if you’re wanting a bit of sausage or a fried egg.

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Beer lovers! It’s time to rethink the brew you’re having with your curry

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A view of the bar in MB.SLATTERYS, a traditional Dublin pub located in the heart of Rathmines that has been in the Slattery family for two generations. On Monday, April 3, 2017, in Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland.
So many beers (Picture: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

When you go out for a curry or rustle one up at home, there are a few beers that you will automatically think about enjoying alongside it, but the time has come for us to start thinking outside of the box.

Everyone has had a glass of Cobra with their chicken tikka, a Kingfisher with their korma or a Tiger with their tandoori, but there are so many more options out there… Read the full story

Sexism ‘so entrenched that people prepare less for hurricanes with female names’

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Hell hath no fury (Picture: Getty)

We all know that people don’t take women as seriously as they do men. 

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is offering free milkshakes in celebration of their new brunch menu

Just look at the case of the women who made up a fake male CEO in order to get ahead in business if you want proof of that.

What we didn’t know was that this sexism was so dyed in the wool that it’s though that people actually die over it.

But that’s literally exactly what’s happening, according to research by the PNAS

More people are dying in hurricanes with female names… Read the full story

Vegans, watch your bums – your poo is more precious than other people’s

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Letting your poo go down the loo? What a waste (Picture: Getty)

Vegans have to put up with a lot of stick.

They have to deal with whiny meat eaters, be disappointed by poor imitations of cheese and constantly distance themselves from aggressive vegans giving them a bad name.

Not to mention having to put up with endless ‘that would be better with bacon‘ jokes from people who genuinely think that they’re a) funny and b) the first person to ever say that.

So it’s nice when some good news comes along – and today it’s in the form of praise for your precious vegan poo.

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Avoid dairy if you don’t want acne, says Dr Pimple Popper

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Dr Pimple Popper reveals what you should avoid eating to help your skin (Picture: Metro/Dr Sandra Lee)

Let’s bust some myths right now: Eating greasy foods doesn’t necessarily give you spots — so you should probably order pizza tonight (mine’s a BBQ chicken, please).

Dr Sandra Lee, better known as Dr Pimple Popper (YouTube’s holy grail for spot-popping porn), says eating greasy foods has no impact on the amount of oil in your skin.

Why do so many eating disorder survivors turn to veganism as part of their recoveries?

She told Metro US: ‘The only way you’re going to get a pimple from eating pizza,… Read the full story

You can have gluten free peace of mind with this portable tester

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It’s not easy, being gluten free. 

To start with you’ve got to deal with people rolling their eyes and asking whether you’re really gluten free whenever you mention it (as if you just like denying yourself yummy foods for the hell of it.)

And aside from the stigma, there’s the stress. Eating out, eating foods cooked for you by someone else, eating something which hasn’t been properly labelled and not realising until you start to feel awful.

If you’ve ever wished that there was a magical way to just tell whether food contained gluten, then it’s your lucky day. The Nima testing kit does exactly that.

It’s a pretty simple premise. You just put a… Read the full story

To dump or not to dump: Should you end a relationship or wait for your SO to finish it with you?

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Is it better to break up with someone or wait for them to break up with you
There’s no easy way to say this (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

There are two types of people in this world: people who dump, and people who do not, and will not dump.

Here’s a simple test to work out which one you are: if you have ended a relationship – said the parting words, walked away – then you are a dumper.

15 signs you’re no longer in love (and it’s probably time to move on)

If you have waited for your partner to end an ailing… Read the full story

How can you make your period end faster?

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

So your period has arrived when you could really do without it. 

We’ve all been there. And while there’s nothing you can’t do while you’re on your period (rollerblading and horseback riding, don’t forget) there are times when you’d just rather it would leave you alone.

You can have gluten free peace of mind with this portable tester

Whether it’s a festival, and the idea of changing your tampon in the literal sh*t holes that are portaloos don’t appeal, or you’re planning on getting laid and don’t want to baptize the lucky guy (or gal’s) sheets, its perfectly legit… Read the full story

Why you should be eating organic even though it’s not a sexy new trend

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Harvest Hands
There are so many benefits to eating seasonally (Picture: Getty)

As a mum of two teenage boys, food has always played an important role in our household and I have always made sure that my family knew exactly where their food came from and to buy organic where possible.

It was only when I joined The Soil Association in 2014, after leaving my job in retail marketing, that I saw just how important it was to educate other families on how to incorporate organic into their lifestyle.

20 delicious and healthy smoothie recipes

I had never really thought too much about where my food came from, until… Read the full story

Divorcee Miranda Kerr says that dressing for your husband is the key to a successful marriage

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Not actual Miranda Kerr (Picture: Getty)

Look, I don’t want to be the kind of person who starts conspiracy theories, but do we think that maybe Miranda Kerr has been Stepford Wifed? 

She’s gone from being married to the free spirited, c**k-out paddle boarding Orlando Bloom to abstaining from sex until marriage with her billionaire husband Evan Spiegel (despite already having 6 year old child.)

Divorcee Miranda Kerr says that wearing a nice dress is the key to a successful marriage

Obviously going the born again virgin route was Miranda’s call, no judgement or anything (though a whole lot of questions.) But if you add… Read the full story

Highland calf rejected by mother now plays with dogs and spends time in owners’ house

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A male Highland cow rejected by the rest of his herd has grown up thinking he’s a dog – after his owners raised him inside their family home.

Couple gets married at their gym because why waste a #fitspo opportunity?

Cattle owners Adam, 33, and Emily Hopson, 32, raised their adorable calf James inside their home around their dogs, who he can’t resist licking.

The married couple live on a farm in Asheville, North Carolina, which has been in Emily’s family since the 18th century.

Little James was found in the woods on Emily and James’ land in May three years after they… Read the full story

Primark releases snazzy Minnie Mouse heels and they’re super sparkly

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We first wrote about Minnie Mouse-inspired heels back in May.

Released courtesy of shoe label Oscar Tiye, they were classy, sophisticated, lovely to look at and best of all, they were so minimally Disney-fied that you could wear them way beyond a fancy-dress party.

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The only downside? The heels were hella expensive – ranging anywhere between £415 and £690. We know. Ouch.

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This is exactly why we were absolutely over the moon when we found out Primark has launched their own… Read the full story

Mug Cakes: Why we should all be making and eating them.

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So easy to make (Picture: Adrian Lawrence)

Picture the situation: You want cake, you need cake, it’s a cake emergency.

But you don’t have cake and there is no cake to be had. Sad, sad times.

Behold! There’s now a cake equivalent of KerPlunk and it might be better than what you’ve seen on Bake Off

There is, however, a very simple solution: Mug cakes.

These are cakes you can make in the microwave, in a mug and in a matter of minutes. Plus, all of the mixing is done in the mug too, which means minimal washing up. Win, win.

OK so mug cakes may not… Read the full story

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