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Disneyland is now selling ice cream topped with bat wing biscuits

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Okay, so you’re heading to Disneyland because you love rides and have a fondness for all the characters of your childhood.

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But your tastes are a touch too goth to enjoy all the Mickey Mouse shaped, sparkly, glittery snacks on offer.

Mickey Mouse doughnuts topped with pastel sprinkles? No, I’m alright, thanks.

That doesn’t mean you’ll be excluded from the joy of eating food and taking a picture of it, held aloft against a Disney-fied backdrop.

You can just go for the new Halloween-ready treat to hit Disneyland instead:… Read the full story

576 border collies hung out in a park to try beat a world record

(Picture: BCOSA World Record Attempt)

Fancy seeing a load of border collies all hanging out in a park and having a lovely time?

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Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?

You’re in luck today, then, as rather than having to photoshop the same border collie into a stock picture of a field (as you do every Monday morning, we assume), you can now behold a real-life gathering of 576 border collies all in one place.

Well, you can look at pictures of that gathering, because it’s already happened.

What a time… Read the full story

12 one-hit wonders sure to get everyone on the dance floor

Hat man: Admit it, you haven’t the faintest idea who this is. Check out our number three for the answer (Picture: Getty)

We all love a one-hit wonder.

That fleetingly successful track that propels a previously-unheard-of musical artist into the spotlight, only for them to fade from existence soon after.

Over the years we’ve karate chopped our way through Kung Fu Fighting, shimmied our hips to the rhythm of Mambo No. 5, and lassoed across a room like a cowboy to Cotton Eye Joe.

Some of these songs fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category, but most of them are genuine party tunes, having gained cult status since their release.

Just hearing ‘heyyy, Macarena’ takes me straight back to my… Read the full story

Rihanna might be releasing Fenty Beauty skincare

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The beauty industry really needs to step up – Rihanna’s clearly intent on taking it all over. No other brands stand a chance.

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After the incredible reaction to the initial launch of Fenty Beauty, we were caught off guard by the announcement of a follow-up collection coming in October.

Now, we’ve learned that there may be even more Fenty Beauty brilliance on the way.

This time, we’re not talking about new shimmer stick shades and highlighters. Instead, Rihanna may be delving into skincare.

Yes, skincare. Stuff that will make… Read the full story

Literally no-one cares about your dreams

That phone better not have a dream journal on it. (Picture: Getty)

It’s World Dream Day! 

So let’s talk about dreams. Or, specifically, let’s talk about how little anyone wants to hear about your dreams.

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In the interest of clarity, we’re not talking about dream like aspirations. There are probably some people in the world who care what you’re aiming to achieve with your life. Not that many, but a few. Your parents. Anyone you’ve been sleeping with for more than six months. That kind of thing.

But the dreams that happen when you’re in bed with… Read the full story

The dogs at the ninth annual Surf City Surf Dog event can probably surf better than you

Eyes on the prize, baby, eyes on the prize (Picture: Daren Fentiman/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock<br />Tandem, Giselle)

Surfing isn’t the easiest of sports.

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You’ve got to have your balance, strength and fitness on point, and you need to be able to read the waves like a book.

Many two-legged beasts struggle with it, but four-legged? Easy, pal.

Just take a look at the canines shredding at the 9th annual City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach, California on Saturday (September 23).

Around 3,000 people attended the event, which included 59 dogs from… Read the full story

5 men share their cringe-inducing best man howlers

Abracadabra (Picture: Dave Anderson)

Of all the people at your wedding, you should reasonably expect a classy performance from the best man.

5 men answer questions about what really happens on a stag do

The clue is in the job title, after all.

Yet, somehow, so many ‘best men’ manage to make a right balls-up of the gig.

Metro.co.uk caught up with five guys, all with horrific tales of ghastly groomsman gaffes.

The moral of them all?

Choose carefully.

The old tablecloth trick

How to open a bottle of wine if you don’t have a corkscrew but you do have a shoe

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Oh, bloody hell.

You’ve got a bottle of wine for a lovely night in, you get ready to pour yourself a glass, when it hits you: You have no clue where your corkscrew is.

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You don’t remember the last time you saw it, actually. You’ve been making do with twist-caps.

You search your drawers, but alas, the corkscrew is not there. Did you even own a corkscrew, actually? You don’t really remember ever having used one.

Do not worry, sweet child (of drinking age, obviously). You do not have to deal with this situation by… Read the full story

If you haven’t practiced yoga on the side of a cliff are you even a real yogi?

Looks safe (Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)

Yoga has an unfair reputation of being easy and boring.

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Usually from people who have either a) never done yoga, or b) only take a really slow, hatha class.

Yoga is tough – a strong vinyasa class requires strength and a hell of a lot of mental determination.

Then there’s acro yoga, aerial yoga and stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga  – but these all look lame compared to…cliff-side yoga.

Yup, 38 Chinese yoga enthusiasts attached themselves to a steep, 200… Read the full story

6 common dilemmas faced by vegans

Problems to keep a vegan up all night (Picture: Erin Aniker)

Being a vegan means having to deal with a lot of dilemmas in life.

Do you prefer Fry’s or Linda McCartney sausages is one of the simpler ones.

20 of the best vegan-friendly snacks ranked

How far to take your veganism, explaining your beliefs to others and even choosing who to hang out with are some of the more complex challenges that us plant-munchers face.

The Vegan Society states that veganism ‘is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation… Read the full story

Woman explains how extreme dieting left her mute for ten months

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We see a lot of stories of dramatic weight loss – the emotional journeys, the joyful transformations, complete with photos of people holding up their old trousers to show how much smaller they are now.

But it’s important to see the other side of extreme weight loss, from the impact yo-yo dieting can have on the body to the health effects of rapidly losing weight.

Woman explains how extreme dieting left her mute for ten months

Terri Keith, 30, from Belfast, Northern Island, is speaking out about the dangerous reality of extreme weight loss, after her yo-yo dieting left her… Read the full story

Submarineing: the latest dating trend to make you miserable

No, it’s not a nice trend. (Picture: Getty Images/Myles Goode)

Why are dating trends never nice?

Forget chocolates and flowers, you can now gift your mates a Domino's gift card

Why is there never an announcement that ‘kittening’ is a new dating trend and it’s where someone you’re seeing brings a kitten over to your house to play with for a bit, and then takes it away before you have to worry about insurance or the cost of food?

Submarineing, just like ghosting, zombieing and stashing, is a trend which makes you feel sad and broken inside.


So what is submarineing, and how is… Read the full story

Disney princess inspired bridal gowns will make all your fairy tale wedding dreams come true

(Picture: Disney Japan/Kuraudia Co)

It’s no longer just children who can dress up as Disney princesses, as a range of Disney-inspired wedding dresses have been released in a snazzy new Disney collaboration.

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Earlier this month, Japanese wedding dress company Kuraudia Co. unveiled a licensing deal with Disney.

Together, the companies have released a collection of stunning bridal gowns that look just like the ones from our favourite Disney tales.

According to Asahi, the Japanese brand is making fourteen dresses inspired by six beloved princesses, Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White.

The Cinderella dress is mesmerising

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‘How Virtual Reality Therapy helped me face my fear of being trapped’– we talk anxiety and cleithrophobia on mental health podcast Mentally Yours


‘It feels like the end of the world. I’m not thinking it’s the end of the world but my body is telling me ‘this is huge, this is not good, get out, get out.’

Rochelle Bisson joined us on the latest episode of our mental health podcast, Mentally Yours, to discuss her anxiety, her cleithrophobia (the fear of being trapped) and how Virtual Reality Therapy has helped her.

Rochelle had suffered from claustrophobia for most of her life, but her cleithrophobia was triggered in 2013 when she got stuck in a Tube train.

She said: ‘We stopped in a tunnel and the announcement came over the speakers and the driver said “we’re being held here for a moment, we don’t know when we’re going to move on, there’s a problem with the track ahead.”

‘Something just clicked in my head and I thought “but when are we going to move? You don’t know when we’re going to move off?”

‘Really vague… Read the full story

It looks like Rihanna will be releasing her own range of wine

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There a many things we’d trust Rihanna’s judgement on.

Beauty? After trying out Fenty Beauty, absolutely.

If you haven't practiced yoga on the side of a cliff are you even a real yogi?

Navigating the murky waters of dating and avoiding f***bois? 100%.

Wine? Yes, yes, yes.

Sadly, Rihanna is not launching her own dating app, but she mau be getting in on the wine game. And for that we are eternally grateful.

Here’s the deal. Early this morning people noticed that Rihanna had filed a trademark application for a range of skincare and nail products (exciting, we know).

In the midst of snooping around her… Read the full story

Forget chocolates and flowers, you can now give your mates a Domino’s gift card

(Picture: Domino’s)

Domino’s lovers, rejoice: Your favourite pizza place has launched a range of gift cards to ensure customers are never short of their favourite food on a special occasion.

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Today, Domino’s launched a new ‘The Official Food of Everything’ gift card range. The pizza company’s move into the greetings card market allows fans to give the gift of pizza for every occasion such as birthdays, or as Domino’s has called it ‘another year lying about your age’ and ‘the morning after the night before’, aka, hangovers.

The strictly limited-edition-collection is… Read the full story

Why gluten-free foods need to be available on prescription

Finding gluten free alternatives is expensive (Picture: Shutterstock)

Every time I go online, I see more and more reports of gluten-free prescription budgets being slashed.

11 things you only know if you’re gluten free

Whilst some NHS trusts are cutting down on the foods they prescribe, others have stopped it all together.

Despite the fact that this leaves many coeliacs incredibly vulnerable, there doesn’t seem to be as much outrage at this.

Coeliac UK has issued many statements about the problems cutting gluten-free prescriptions will cause but there’s still a general consensus that we’re all getting ourselves worked up over a bit of free… Read the full story

Animals in smoothies bowls is the edible art you never knew you needed

We wish we were talented enough to make this (Picture: Hazel Zakariya)

Smoothie bowls are really having a moment.

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Although Nigella Lawson recently said they were a load of old rubbish, the rest of the world seem to be big fans, with Instagram awash with crazy colourful creations, galaxy bowls and even hella cute coconut ice cream art.

However, we think we’ve stumbled upon the best of the best – animals in smoothie form!

Hazel Zakariya from Auckland, New Zealand, works in research and market analysis… Read the full story

The truth about parenting with a mental illness

Parenting with a mental illness isn’t easy (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

There’s no doubt about it: mental illness sucks.

And it’s even suckier when it starts to affect your children.

Why self-harm isn’t ‘something just teenagers do’

It’s something I know only too well as a mother of two with a diagnosis of recurrent depressive disorder – an illness that has seen me suicidal and hospitalised on more than one occasion.

My children, aged six and 11, have had their childhoods shaped by my illness.

They’ve seen me so unwell that I’ve been unable to get out of bed, let alone make their packed lunches or… Read the full story

There’s going to be a game that lets you, a human, date cats

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After a long few months of trying to find love on Tinder, it’s easy to think: You know what, I wish I could just pack it in and date my cat… right?

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For most of us, this is just a fleeting thought based on our growing misery at the hands of dating increasingly disappointing people.

But if you’re someone who wants to take that thought a bit further, without going down the actual cat-dating route (please, don’t date your cat. They can’t consent to anything romantic so it’s completely wrong), rejoice, for there’s now an app… Read the full story

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