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Vegan recipe: pumpkin streusel muffins

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Vegan pumpkin streusel muffins recipe
Vegan pumpkin streusel muffins (Pic: Mandy Mazliah)

Today, Friday 22 September, is officially the first day of autumn. Well, to be precise, the autumn equinox takes place tonight at 9.02pm here in the UK. And what better way to celebrate than with a sweet pumpkin treat like these vegan pumpkin streusel muffins?

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Autumn, or fall, has long meant pumpkin recipes over in the United States, and here in the UK we are fast catching on to the tradition. Just take a look at your local coffee shop menu – I guarantee there’ll be some… Read the full story

Messing with your partner’s contraception is never cute, it’s f***ed up

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Ah, isn’t it fun to joke about messing with someone’s contraception.

There’s the old ‘ha, I’m going to poke a hole in your condoms’ gag. The ‘I’m going to replace your contraceptive pills with sugar pills’ jape. The ‘I’ve only pretended to get a vasectomy’ tomfoolery.

Messing with your partner's contraception isn't cute, it's completely f***ed up

It’s all hilarious (not really) to joke about… as long as you don’t actually do those things.

Except some people are doing these things – and yet even when they happen, they’re still treated as a cute joke. Which they’re not.

Ian Somerhalder recently revealed that he took it… Read the full story

Weight loss shouldn’t be motivated by revenge

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Here’s a very sad story about the time that I tried to use weight loss as a form of revenge. 

I was 18. I’d seen a lot of teen movies where girls get makeovers and everyone is nice to them, and I’d spent most of my teen years being just okay looking.

Weight loss shouldn't be motivated by revenge

Not fat, not even medically over weight, but not one of those girls with a body which could stop traffic. I was friends with the kind of teenagers who had washboard stomachs, legs up to their ears and could make a… Read the full story

9 foods that will fight the ageing process

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Put that deep-fried Mars bar down and have some of this instead (Picture: Getty)

Growing older should be welcomed rather than feared – after all, it means you’re still here.

With age comes wisdom (sort of), but also a whole host of other benefits: a seat on a crowded bus, not caring so much about what others think, a happier and calmer outlook, more time for hobbies and exercise, fewer colds and allergies, you’re smarter (if not mentally quicker), and most people are better off financially.

But needing specs to read this article, and even getting up from a chair, are constant reminders that ageing isn’t all… Read the full story

This accessory is essential for male dating app users

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This’ll give your phone a good fingering (Picture: Tinda Finger)

Have you ever been sat on a dating app swiping right all night, so much so that it hurts your finger?

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No, me neither, have you seen what’s out there? I be left-swiping, pal. Jaysus.

But there are many users *cough* men *cough* who like to right-swipe now, shortlist later – and this could be just the accessory they need.

Meet Tinda Finger – a device that ‘reclaims lost time while optimising your dating potential’.

Basically, it’s a bonus ninth finger that does all the hard work for you.

Teacher comes up with brilliant way to make students feel more comfortable during their periods

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An upper elementary school teacher from the US has come up with a brilliant way to ensure her female students are at ease when menstruating during school hours.

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Kristin Heavener knows that for many young girls, coming on their period while at school can be a difficult time, especially when they’re unequipped.

And so to make things easier on her students, Kristin has turned a number of her old makeup bags into ‘menstruation care packs’ for students who start their periods unexpectedly.

In a recent Facebook post of which garnered more than 18,000 likes… Read the full story

A Stranger Things bath set is here so you can take a soak in the Upside Down

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Attention, Stranger Things fans: You can now relax into the Down Under in your very own bubble bath, as Witchy Baby has released a Stranger Things bath set.

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The bath set consists of a Waffle Bath Bomb, a thick whipped body butter and some Light Bulb Guest soaps which are all said to smell like Eggo waffles and maple syrup.

The Stranger Things Light Bulb soaps come in fairy light colours, while the bath bomb’s been designed to look like an Eggo waffle – and it all looks amazing.

So basically, you can channel… Read the full story

Women have a type and it’s tattooed men, study finds

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We all have our types. Whether they’re tall, dark, and handsome, short, blonde and small, whether it’s the fact that they have a buzz cut or own an octopus, or whether are anarcho-socialists or tweed-wearing X-Factor lovers, we are abound in rich and varied taste.

Or maybe you’re like me, who simply likes people that are just terrible for them.

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Moving swiftly on, it appears that two-thirds of women do have something in common – they prefer to date tattooed men.

The research, conducted by dating app Type, found a massive 64% of women… Read the full story

Storybook Cosmetics has released a Wizardry and Witchcraft eye shadow palette and it looks magical

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Storybook Cosmetics has released a Wizardry and Witchcraft eye shadow palette for all those wanting to shove spellbinding concoctions on their face.

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The palette features a custom hardcover storybook with a dozen highly pigmented matte, metallic and pearl eyes shadows.

While for once, the palette doesn’t come as part of the beauty brand’s range of Harry Potter-themed products, it looks just as magical.

According to Storybook’s description, the palette includes 12 cruelty-free, long wear and buttery smooth eye shadows that can be used wet or dry.

There’s an app that lets you order clothing alterations to your door

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

The gig economy is alive and well.

In layman’s terms, we can now get pretty much anything delivered to our door for a cost price, and there’s very little we can do to stop it.

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But before the business model unravels and we start questioning the ethics of a nation too busy to properly function and offer reasonable job security, we do are attracted to the flashing lights of the Clothes Doctor, an online clothing alterations app which will allow you to get your clothes adjusted… Read the full story

Plus-size model shuts down troll who used her photo in a body-shaming meme

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A recent body-shaming tweet has caused uproar amongst Twitter users after it pitted two beautiful women against each other.

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Twitter user @imleyton posted two photos of models alongside the caption: ‘Girls that I like vs Girls that like me.’

The tweet featured models Joëlle Kayembe and Lesego Legobane, with Lesego being a plus-size model who the Twitter user was shaming.

The tweet received a lot of backlash, and when we say… Read the full story

This clever website will save you money on your online shopping

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Be gone, blasted spam.

If we’re not sharing our birth certificate, fingerprints or our mother’s maiden name to access public WiFi, we’re having to agree to a string of promotional marketing emails in order to receive a sweet 20% introductory discount on our online shopping.

But after years of receiving 12 emails a day about a flash sale for men’s underpants, there is now a way to achieve some sweet shopping discounts without receiving the unwanted emails that come with it.

Cue 10 Minute Mail, a website generator that creates a free email account for you for just 10 minutes, so that you can take advantage of some delicious promotional discounts without creating another email account.

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There’s a pop-up which serves sprinkles on bread because apparently they’re Dutch

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That looks fun. (Picture: David Parry/PA Wire)

Have you ever been walking about London thinking that what you really want to eat is a piece of bread with sprinkles on it?

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Us neither. But now we know that it’s an option, we might. Introducing: Cafe van der Sprinkles

‘Why?’ you might ask, ‘Would that be a thing?’

Well, it’s a collaboration between the Dutch Tourist board and EasyJet. Why? To raise the profile of all the super fun stuff you can eat in the Netherlands.

It’s National Rampant Rabbit Day!

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Happy National Rampant Rabbit Day! 

We hope that you’ll be observing this day as it is intended, having lots of glorious orgasms. Whether those orgams are solo or with someone else is entirely up to you, but out of respect for this incredibly important day we hope you’ll make the effort.

To be serious, yes it’s a bit amusing that there’s an actual day devoted to the Rampant Rabbit, but the thing is, that sex toy is actually really, really important.

Before the Rampant Rabbit there was no friendly face to sex toys. They were hushed up. If you owned one it lived in a box in your wardrobe and… Read the full story

Bi Visibility Day: You’re the reason there aren’t many bisexual celebrities

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Few men feel able to be open about their bisexuality (Picture: Chris Jepson)

It’s Bi Visibility Day, a time to celebrate and think about bisexuality.

But it’s also a chance for us to address some of the problems bisexual people face in the UK.

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One of the problems bisexuals have is that there aren’t many role models for them. Ask yourself, how many bisexual celebrities can you name?

Before you start with your ‘why should a celebrity’s sexuality matter’, let me just say that I think celebrity’s sexuality actually is important.

They’ve chosen to put themselves in the public… Read the full story

You should never be afraid to ask stupid questions about mental health

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People can only learn the truth by asking questions (Picture: Charly Clements for Metro.co.uk)

I’ve had some very amusing questions from people since I began being open about my diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.

Apart from a man who asked me if I ever ‘get a bit stabby’, I generally welcome these questions.

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Answering questions allows me to challenge people’s fear and dissipate judgment. In fact in my experience, it is far better to ask the questions you have outright (in a sensitive and kind… Read the full story

How an anxiety relapse makes you feel and what you can do about it

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It can be awful when it’s back (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

My big anxiety lapse came back after almost 10 years’ respite.

For me, it was like the Tories coming back into power after two general election defeats.

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You settle into life without the drama and then it explodes again, like a volcano that lay dormant before spewing hail and brimstone onto an unsuspecting public. Where the hell did that come from?

Of course, during my… Read the full story

If you want to fly really high, it’s time to try AcroYoga

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For some of us, gymnastics is just something we’ve grown up watching on TV.

Not for us the headstands, handstands and cartwheels of more courageous and flexible folk.

Model says she's happier being a size 16 because she's finally 'learned to love me'

We weren’t designed for somersaults, we were made for keeping our feet firmly on terra firma.

So when I was asked to try out AcroYoga – a practice based on (yes, you guessed it), acrobatics – I had my reservations.

I wasn’t particularly up for breaking my neck in the name of achieving inner zen.

Cut to 20 minutes into my class and… Read the full story

Foot fetish 101- everything you need to know about tendon loving care

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Easy, tiger, these cost a packet (Picture: Getty)

No matter how much an enthusiast explains their love of the humble tootsies, feet are still seen as the red-headed stepchild to their more popular siblings, bums, boobs, eyes and lips.

So what is it about this particular extremity that has millions of people – from all over the world, and of every gender – desperate to get their hands on your teasing toes?

Why are there whole wiki websites dedicated to celebrity feet?

What do people want to do when they get their hands on them?

Fortunately, I have put together my theories on everything you need to know about foot fetishism.

It’s the last taboo

Think about it… Read the full story

Model says she’s happier being a size 16 because she’s finally ‘learned to love me’

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The pressures on models to be as slim and toned as possible are immense.

They spend the prime years of their lives dieting and working out in order to land jobs – often before being retired off for being too old (read: late 20s) or for putting on a few pounds.

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Which is why one model says she’s happier now at a size 16 than she was a size 10 bikini model.

La’Tecia Thomas, 26, says that in her slimmer days, she’d ‘loathe certain parts of (her) body)’.

‘I remember how unhappy I… Read the full story

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