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World’s highest paid mermaid has launched a range of vegan mermaid doughnuts

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This is Linden Wolbert.

She’s the highest paid mermaid in the world and she goes around making monofins and mermaid tails to help young trainee merfolk to get to grips with underwater life.

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But Mermaid Linden now has another string to her coral harp.

She’s decided to try her hand on land…

By helping to launch a range of vegan mermaid doughnuts.

Plant-based, gluten free bakery, The Karma Baker came up with a range of fishy treats in celebration of National Mermaid Day…and it looks like they’re not going anywhere.

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Powerful exhibition shares the stories of acid attack survivors

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We’re seeing more and more headlines about the epidemic of acid attacks, from incidents in India to news stories about men on motorbikes throwing acid as they drive by.

But what happens to the people behind the headlines? What’s life like for the people who survive acid attacks, and go through unbelievable agony, grueling recovery, and work to get their lives back after an unthinkable experience?

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From 13 September to 16 September, the Leyden Gallery in Spitalfields will share the stories of survivors.

The gallery will be exhibiting the IN/VISIBLE project by Ann-Christine Woehrl for the week, which captures the faces and stories of women who have survived attacks with acid.

The women aren’t from London, where headlines are currently focused, but from countries where the incidence of acid attacks is alarmingly high – Bangladesh, Uganda, Cambodia, Nepal, India, and Pakistan.

These are countries where… Read the full story

Why these women are hosting a massive period party

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(Bloody Good Period)

The only thing embarrassing about periods is how shy we are when it comes to talking about them.

Whether it’s an awkward toilet shuffle with our disguised sanitary goods in hand, or saccharine-sweet adverts removing any mention of blood, the nation really has a problem with periods.

Powerful exhibition shares the stories of acid attack survivors

That’s why period positive charities Bloody Good Period and The Cup Effect are joining forces to host a period party.

While Bloody Good Period raises funds to provide sanitary products for asylum seekers and other women in need due to period poverty, while The… Read the full story

National service needs to be reinstated, but for hospitality jobs

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‘Never date anyone who’s rude to the waiter.’

It’s advice that’s almost as old as dating itself, passed down from generation to generation through excruciating parental chats and last-minute advice before you head out to meet your latest Tinder conquest.

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As time goes on, though – as with most helpful advice we’re given by our parents – we forget. Heaven forbid, more than a few of us are even guilty of rolling our eyes at a scatterbrained waiter, or getting increasingly irritated as a barman seemingly deliberately avoids us (pro… Read the full story

No, it’s actually not okay to dye your dog – even for a good cause

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‘How To Make Your Dog Look Like A D*ck’ 101 (Picture: Getty)

Dogs are such sweet, blessed creatures that they’re prepared to do pretty much anything for their owners.

They’ll follow them around for miles. They’ll watch crap on TV with them. They’ll go to training school and jump through hoops just so their owners can show them off.

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Unlike cats and other animals, they actively want to keep us company.

And yet, we make fools of our dogs.

We abuse the fact that they can’t say no and won’t just f*ck off for days if we piss them… Read the full story

A Labrador adopted an abandoned five-week-old kitten and now they spend their days snuggling

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‘Don’t talk to me or my son ever again.’ (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)

You know the drill.

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The weather’s dreary, the general happenings around the world are filling us with a deep sense of dread, it’s mid-week and the heady Sunday we spent snuggling in bed feels so, so far away.

The solution to these woes is, as always, not genuine changes in the world or quitting your job to volunteer for sleep studies, but a cute story about an animal friendship.

Cute animal friendships don’t actually fix anything, but they… Read the full story

How to deal with a friend who keeps asking to borrow money

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Borrowing money off your friend is usually fine. 

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Let’s say the pair of you are going out for lunch and you realise you’ve left your purse at home. No bother, you can always pay them back later.

Same goes for if your friend asks to borrow £20 until next pay day. They’re your friend, you know they’d do the same for you, and so it’s totally fine.

But you know what’s not okay? Relying on your friend financially so much that the friendship begins to… Read the full story

Your skin’s probably breaking out because of your filthy sex sheets

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So you’ve tried every face cream under the sun and exhausted the Google search term ‘how to get rid of spots’ — and your grill still looks like a slice of pepperoni pizza that’s been left out for two days.

Don’t worry.

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There’s one simple thing you probably haven’t tried yet: changing the bed sheets.

Yep, it turns out the place where we rest our face at night is beyond filthy, and could be the reason why you keep breaking out, according to dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee (although, you probably know her… Read the full story

We all want to be the bride who got married holding a bouquet of doughnuts

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Weddings are long and boring.

Honestly, unless it’s your own wedding, they feel like they go on forever – without much sustenance.

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By the time any good food is brought you, you’re half cut anyway.

The pain particularly acute if you’re a bridesmaid.

You’ve got to spend the day running hither and thither after your own non-celebrity. And what time does that leave for eating? Very little.

So imagine how thankful you’d be if you were Paige Kirk’s bridal party.

Where is hot in October? 10 of the best autumn holiday destinations

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Landscape view of the Oia at sunset, Santorini, Greece (Picture: Getty)

It’s that time of year again: the trains are packed; kids are back to school; and the morning rush-hour feels that bit longer and arduous.

Summer is over (what summer? I hear you ask) but yes, our fine British summer is reaching to an end. Some of us have even had to start to put the heating on again.

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Feeling a touch of the post-summer blues? Here is our guide to the best destinations for some October sun, with a range of options depending on how… Read the full story

What to say when calling in sick – what your boss can actually ask you

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Do you have to explain the particulars of your illness to warrant a day off? (Picture: Getty)

We have all had that feeling of battling the world’s most suffocating cold at your desk until you wake up one morning drowning in mucous and you physically cannot bring yourself into the office.

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Or you just have a violent hangover.

You make the decision to let the whole team down – or do them a favour by not spreading your germs – and call in sick.

Firstly it is important to call your boss, HR manager or… Read the full story

When is Rosh Hashanah 2017 and how is it celebrated?

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and it is very nearly time to celebrate.

This year, Rosh Hashanah will begin at sunset on Wednesday, September 20 and end at sunset on Friday, September 22.

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The festival is celebrated on the first and second day of the Hebrew month ‘Tisheri’ – 2017 will be the 5778th year of Rosh Hashanah.

Jewish and Islamic religious festivals are tabular dates which mean they begin at sunset on the previous evening and end… Read the full story

Sophia Hadjipanteli will inspire you to put down the tweezers and embrace your monobrow

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Brows have been having a moment for, well, years. Maybe it’s more than a moment.

Hampers with formerly forbidden treats for new mums are now on sale

We went from pencil thin brows to gloriously bushy caterpillars above our eyes, partly inspired by Cara Delevingne, leading into a few detours into glitter brows, HD brows, and squiggle brows.

But one brow trend that hasn’t really hit the mainstream is the monobrow.

No matter how wild and free we’re told to let our brows grow, we’re still expected to keep a gap between them. The rule, apparently, is simple: Each brow can… Read the full story

Mums and Dads: it’s time to stop judging other people’s parenting style

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Would you describe this as helicopter parenting? (Pic: Getty)

I’m pretty sure that in my mum and dad’s time parenting just had one name: parenting. Nowadays of course it’s all changed.

How you choose to bring up your kids has a name. Whether it’s attachment parenting, sleep training, extended breastfeeding or early weaning: if you choose to do any of them you’ll have a label stuck on you quicker than you can say Jack Robinson. And whatever you do someone’s going to judge you for it.

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I find this infuriating and try hard not to get… Read the full story

Why do dogs eat grass? There are a few possible reasons

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Your dog may do a lot of things you find hard to explain, but they didn’t recently start mooing so why are they eating grass?

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It’s hard to know what is right and wrong for your doggo, and you don’t want to punish them for what may be a completely natural tendency.

There are several theories as to why dogs graze on grass from time to time, one theory is that they inherited from their wild ancestors.

Hampers with formerly forbidden treats for new mothers are now on sale

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New mums have a really hard time.

Their identity is in flux as they figure out how to carry out one of the most difficult jobs the planet has to offer.

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That’s where mum and entrepreneur Sally Bunkham decided to set up Mum’s Back!, a business of mum-themed hampers to give mums the gifts that they couldn’t enjoy when they were pregnant.

‘I’ve got two little girls, the eldest has just turned three, the youngest has just turned two, so there’s a very small age gap,’ the founder… Read the full story

Cleaning your toilet regularly might be killing you, suggests study

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As grim as the job itself may be, a clean bathroom is one of life’s purest joys.

Surfaces so shiny you can see your face in them, taking a bath in a tub free of grime, not having to unclog the hair in the plughole EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING… there’s a multitude of joys to be found in a scrubbed cleaning space.

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However, as it turns out, it might be a joy that’s killing you. Brilliant.

People who regularly use bleach are apparently putting themselves at greater risk of developing a potentially fatal lung… Read the full story

The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom

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Life’s too short to drink bad pints.

Equally, it’s far too short to wile it away in bad pubs.

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Not long after Britons voted on what aspects would make up their ideal pub, John Smiths have swept in and declared exactly which pub is the very best. Which is handy.

The Great British Pub Of The Year award for 2017 has been given to the Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. The ‘stunning’ pub was heralded for ‘the views, to the food, the events, the atmosphere, the beers and the… Read the full story

How to stay healthy, happy and fit now that summer is well and truly over

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In case you hadn’t noticed, summer’s over.

Yep – all that glorious sun, heat and joy has gone for good and we’re back to nine months of winter.

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Faced with the prospect of leaving and returning home in the dark, it’s easy to give up on any healthy resolutions you made when the going was good.

Regular outdoor exercise and healthy eating are a damn-site easier when it’s bright, light and warm than when it’s raining and cold.

Saying that, summer is also often saturated with booze and BBQs – which is why Autumn is actually… Read the full story

One of the UK’s most famous cookery schools starts a new 100% vegan course

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Last week, we complained about restaurants not having enough good vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.

And while many meat eaters disagreed and recommended me take our plant-based demands to specialist outlets, fellow vegetable lovers agreed: we need better choices.

One of the UK's most famous cookery schools starts a new 100% vegan course

Well, my vegan friends, we could be about to see an explosion of exciting vegan chefs come into action.

Because Leiths School of Food and Wine – one of the most famous cookery schools in the land – is launching its first ever 100%… Read the full story

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