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Avobar will be London’s first permanent avocado restaurant

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If there’s one thing us millennials love more than buying houses, it’s avocados.

Who needs to buy your own home when you can balance avocado skins on top of each other and turn them into a super chic, superfood shelter?

When we’re not drinking lattes out of avocados or chowing down on chunks of vegan avocado chocolate in our avo houses, we’re spending all our money at avocado resaurants.

Now, we used to have to fly to Amsterdam to get our all-avocado restaurant fix, but us Londoners are finally getting one closer to home.

Avobar is a boutique avocado restaurant that will be… Read the full story

You can buy bright green, haunted gin for Halloween

Would you dare? (Picture: Moonpig)

Gin. Gin gin gin. We write a lot about gin.

Because the people love gin. That’s you. You are the people. You all love gin.

You love it so much that companies have blessed us with gin pong and gin marshmallows, and good old Aldi now sells a whopping eight different types of gin.

You can even buy gin and tonic teabags to drink while you’re nibbling on your gin and tonic teacakes.

This Christmas you can count down to the big day with a gin and tonic advent calendar, get crunk with your fam after… Read the full story

What is Diwali Rangoli? Popular patterns and designs

An artist prepares Rangoli ahead of Diwali (Picture: Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto/Getty)

The Hindu festival of lights Diwali is on its way this Thursday, October 19, and not only will it bring pretty displays of twinkling lights, but also Diwali Rangoli designs.

Rangoli is a popular folk art that sees people make colourful designs on the floor in their house, to serve as a welcoming gesture to the gods and bring good luck.

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The design is created using coloured rangoli powders, ground rice powder, flowers and diyas.

They are made during the Diwali festival in north India, and during the… Read the full story

Rooms in this hotel in Santorini have secret tunnels leading to the most incredible infinity pools

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Fine, we give in. It looks like we need to pack up our things and head to Santorini, stat.

Alongside the glorious weather and Greek food, a major motivating factor for a trip to Santorini comes in the form of a truly incredible pool.

In the Dana Villas complex in Firostefani, select rooms and suites have secret tunnels that lead from the bathroom into an outdoor infinity pool with stunning views.

Just look at this video by Oded David, showing him casually strolling through his bathroom, swimming through a passage, and emerging to a view of the sunset.

Retailers are removing an Anne Frank costume from their stores after massive backlash

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We’re not sure why anyone thought it’d be a good idea to sell a Halloween costume designed to make children look like Anne Frank.

Yes, it’s important for children to be taught about the Holocaust and Anne Frank, but in a sensitive way that doesn’t make light of something truly awful.

No, dressing up as Anne Frank is not a respectful, sensitive way to learn about this moment in history.

But it happened. Multiple retailers have been selling an outfit, made up of a blue dress, a beret, and a crossbody bag, marketed as an Anne Frank costume.

While on some sites, the same costume is listed as World War Two Child Evacuee costume… Read the full story

M&S launches a wine with half the calories of regular vino

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The worst thing about wine, apart from the feeling of death that comes the next morning after drinking two bottles of the stuff, is how calorific it is.

There you are swerving cakes and crisps like a champion, only for your wine habit to sabotage any sort of body goals you’re working towards.

According to Drink Aware, a 175ml glass of wine contains 159 calories – the same as half a burger.

And let’s be honest, who has just one glass of vino?

But help is at hand, because M&S has just released a range of wines which have half the number of calories as the regular stuff.

Available in Sauvignon… Read the full story

A groomer headed to work in the middle of the night to give a rescued dog a much needed haircut

Here’s all the fur Lucky left behind. (Picture: BGE Grooming)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate groomer Kari Falla.

She owns and runs BGE Grooming, and is proof that there are lovely people in the world.

When Kari spotted a post on Facebook from someone saying they’d found a dog, called Lucky, from the middle of a busy road in Florida, she knew she needed to help – and got up in the middle of the night to offer her services.

Lucky was covered in a mass of matted fur. His fur was so tangled and heavy that it was causing the poor dog intense pain, preventing him from walking or pooing,… Read the full story

Hairdresser shares horrifying images of how her job impacts on her body

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You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a picture of someone who’d gone 10 rounds with Anthony Joshua.

Or someone who’s been backpacking with a rucksack full of bricks.

But this woman is actually a hairdresser who, like many other hairdressers, spends all day hunched over her clients’ heads.

You’d never know it from how cheery they are but hairstylists can be in agony for hours if they’re having to meticulously apply a full head of highlights or have to spend hours cutting locks.

Hitesh Patel, a massage therapist from Leicester, recently shared this photo of one of his clients to show how much damage her job had done to her back.

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Woman shares photo of her body after a double mastectomy to urge people to do regular checks

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Two years ago, Amanda Niello had to undergo a double mastectomy following a diagnosis of stage two breast cancer.

She survived. Two years later, her hair has grown back, she’s had reconstruction on both breasts, and scrolling through her Instagram, you wouldn’t guess that she’d been seriously sick.

But the experience of cancer has stayed with her.

Throughout treatment Amanda ran a blog, called Thanks, I Have Cancer, to provide a more upbeat take on cancer for anyone else who’s been diagnosed.

Through that blog, Amanda shared how her experience had changed her life. Two years on, it still has an impact – but she’s hoping it’ll impact others,… Read the full story

Here’s a list of ways in which men can actually help women

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We told you yesterday that people were sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault, by posting #MeToo on their social media. 

If you’ve been left reeling by the sheer number of your friends who have posted #MeToo, that’s okay.

Sometimes it takes seeing these things to scale, in context, to understand just how widespread the problem is. A male friend told me yesterday that he couldn’t believe it. Not that he didn’t believe it, but that it was just so hard to. ‘How can that have happened to so many people?’ he asked me. ‘What can we do about it?’

How is a conversation for another day… Read the full story

Cum tributes: The semen trend that you should know about

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Ah the internet, the world’s first truly democratic medium.

An opportunity for the true sharing of knowledge and experience.

A place where men ejaculate on pictures of their favourite celebrities and consider it a compliment.

Yes, that really happens.

It’s called a cum tribute, and in some contexts, it’s intended to be a nice thing.

A compliment, of sorts. And to be fair, some of the time, it is. Some women, particularly women who do webcam shows and adult film actresses, do encourage this trend, enjoying the idea that people are so aroused by them.

Top model wants to educate girls about endometriosis after it ruined her career

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This is Carla Cressy, a lingerie model whose career was ruined by crippling endometriosis.

She’s now launched a petition on the Government’s Parliament website calling for better education to be given in schools about the condition.

Carla’s had it since she was 14 but it took doctors a decade to properly diagnose it after it was presumed that she was suffering from IBS.

That late diagnosis has had devasting consequences; she often faints and feels sick due to severe blood loss. She’s even had to have an emergency caesarean section in order to quickly drain poison from her body.

A ‘psychotic zombie nympho’ Halloween costume is being criticised for stigmatising mental illness

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Mental illness is not a ‘fun’ Halloween costume.

Mental illness is something a bunch of people have to live with and work through every day, battling misconceptions and trying to live a life free of the struggles caused by their brain.

Mental illness has a lot of stigma around it. The last thing it needs is to be presented as funny, or scary, or a hilarious costume you can throw on for one day and use to scare your friends.

And yet, Halloween costume retailer Escapade is currently selling a number of costumes themed around mental illness. Fun!

A petition launched a few days back by Andrew Howe is calling for Escapade to stop selling costumes… Read the full story

Meet the pregnant powerlifter who’s still dead-lifting 120kg at eight months

We tried Lelo’s newest sex toy and it was… confusing?


When you write about sex, you get to try a lot of vibrators.

Seriously, a lot.

Often sex toy retailers will claim that their latest invention is ‘totally new’. Usually, it’s not. It’s just a slightly different version of something that already exists.

Lelo, however, have actually made something new. It’s called the Sona, and it really does work differently from every other vibrator I’ve ever tried.

According to Lelo, the reason it’s so different is because it doesn’t actually use vibrations. It’s not really a vibrator. It’s a massager. It’s hard to explain exactly how it works, but it’s almost like it’s sucking at your clitoris.

Lelo say:

‘SONA Cruise is a sonic clitoral massager. That means it doesn’t rely on vibrations like a conventional sex toy. Instead, it uses sonic waves and pulses to stimulate the entire clitoris – not just the external part you can see and… Read the full story

Myanmar river cruise: A journey through the Burmese tropics discovering the mysterious lands of the Naga head-hunting warriors

Pandaw River Expeditions offers a seven-day tour along the Chindwin River in Myanmar, which calls in at a number of communities en route (Picture: Sadie Whitelocks)

‘Phew!’ I thought, as our humorous Burmese guide Ronald informed us that the last human beheading in an area we were about to dock up at was in 1983.

I was aboard a boat, which appeared to be like something out of an Agatha Christie novel, with polished wooden floors and wafting palms, on an expedition up the snaking Chindwin River in deep Myanmar.

A very pampered break in Venice! 24-carat gold facials, moreish desserts and smoking cocktails… Read the full story

Diwali 2017 celebrations in London – how to celebrate the Festival of Lights in the capital

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Thousands of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and people from other communities attended Diwali in Trafalgar Square this weekend (Picture: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock)

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is this Thursday, October 19 and there is a whole host of ways you can celebrate the event around the capital this week.

We tried Lelo's newest sex toy and… Read the full story

Are vitamin drips actually a load of expensive crap?

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We’ve all woken up after a night on the gin and wished that someone would just flush our bodies out from the inside.

You’re never drinking again, you’re never getting 3am KFC again. From now, on you’re only having water and vegetables and vitamins.

And on Made In Chelsea, they love a good old ‘Drip and Chill’ – getting an IV drip of vitamins to recover from their hedonistic lifestyles.

Ages ago Jamie was filmed having one and more recently, Victoria has appeared having a cocktail of vitamins and minerals being injected into her veins.

There’s a cafe in Tokyo that’s themed entirely around women’s legs

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Well, this is a bit strange.

We’re all about celebrating the human body and getting rid of our general weirdness around nudity and so on.

But the key to this celebration and normalisation is to have people celebrating their own bodies as a whole, rather than objectifying certain body parts and hyping them up.

Which is why this café puts on edge a little. It’s not about women reclaiming their bodies, it’s a cafe dedicated to sexualising women’s legs and splashing them all over the place, in the form of photographs and edible treats.

See? Weird.

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