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Can you change your Snapchat username?

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If @SnapchatHottieXO is your username then you may be thinking about changing what you thought was a great username back in 2014.

However, despite it being 2017, Snapchat still hasn’t figured out a way to allow their users to change their usernames.

How I tried to come off my mental health medication and failed - and why it's OK

The app states that ‘for security reasons, it is not possible to change the username for an existing account.’

However, once you get over the horror of telling someone your Snapchat name there is a way to make it fade into their distant memory.

You can customise the name that appears… Read the full story

Mindful drinking is in and an alcohol-free cocktail might just be what you need

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Alcohol-free cocktails could change your mind about going without booze (Picture: Getty)

You want a great night out (or in) but no hangover? You are not alone! 

The festive season is fast approaching yet for many it is greeted with a certain amount of apprehension.

Mocktail time – 15 non-alcoholic cocktail recipes that taste better than booze

With movements such as Go Sober For October and Dry January involving increasing numbers of people, ‘mindful drinking’ is the buzzword about town.

Often, the non-drinker of a party is made to feel inadequate in some way – an afterthought who doesn’t deserve any special treatment.

Even the word ‘abstaining’ seems to imply… Read the full story

New Look’s fad diet shirt was in bad taste, but it’s up to us to prevent this kind of thing happening again

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Yesterday, New Look became another brand slammed for appearing to encourage unhealthy eating habits. 

The store was selling a nightshirt (it’s since been taken down) which read: ‘My heart says donuts, but my jeans say juicing.

Quite rightly, people were outraged. Some described it as a way to make women hate their bodies.

Others suggested it was the wrong message to be sending to young girls.

And, most seriously, some bashed the shirt for ‘contributing to eating disorders’.

These opinions are all valid. The shirt was stupid. It was in bad taste.… Read the full story

Teespring is now selling Eat Sleep Rape Repeat and other pro-rape t-shirts

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You’d think that given the current environment, anyone who was pro-having-sex-without-proper-consent might just give it a rest for a few days.

You just wouldn’t even bother to argue your case for shagging drunk women in clubs or inappropriately touching work colleagues.

For a few days, nay weeks, you might just shut up and keep your dirty hands to yourself.

And yet, Teespring – a fashion company – is selling pro-rape t-shirts.

We’re talking designs like ‘Eat, Sleep, Rape Repeat’ and ‘No means no but if I’m drunk…’.

In fact, the Eat Sleep one is apparently one of the site’s ‘best selling tank/shirts’.

A fat-burning, muscle-building pill could soon be a reality

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It’s an age-old conundrum – how to lose weight without doing any exercise or dieting.

We’re told that there’s no shortcut other than eating healthy and working out effectively…but an alternative solution might not be that far off.

Because one scientist claims that he’s made a massive breakthrough in developing a pill that burns fat and builds muscle.

Ronald Evans, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, first began his experiments back in 2008 when he tested a compound called GW501516  on mice and found that it significantly increased fat burn and athletic performance even without much exercise.

At the time, people got excited and athletes started taking… Read the full story

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

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The fashion industry, despite its recent strides in diversity, isn’t known for its accessibility.

There are very few brands who go out of their way to accommodate disabled people or those with limited mobility.

In fact, it can be difficult to get into many pairs of jeans even when you’re able-bodied.

So it’s a real punch in the air that Tommy Hilfiger has just launched a collection specifically designed for disabled adults.

It’s not their first foray into adaptive fashion – they launched a line for kids back in 2016. But this is their first time doing a sportswear line based off pieces from Tommy Hilfiger collections.

We’re talking adjusted seams and openings. Magnetic and velcro closures.… Read the full story

How to upgrade to Spotify premium on app, oh, you can’t

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Are you looking to live the ad-free life? Well, Spotify just made it harder for you to do so.

Spotify Premium belongs to an elite group of practically everyone who uses the app because no one wants to hear those annoying adverts in between their jams.

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For many people Spotify is a solely mobile phenomenon, not everyone has access to a computer and it’s preferable for your music to actually be mobile.

So you have consulted the funds and you think you can make some premium action worth your… Read the full story

You can now dress your penis up for Halloween with a jazzy knitted cock sock

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You know the feeling.

You’re all dressed up for Halloween, when you realise a certain someone feels a bit left out of the fun.

That someone, of course, is your penis. Your underdressed, uncostumed penis.

Sure, you could draw some fangs on it and call it a vampenis, but that just doesn’t feel special enough.

Finally, there’s an alternative.

Sexy webcam platform Camsoda is now selling a range of snazzy knitted socks for your penis. Also known as penis puppets. They’re perfect for Halloween.

The best gin gifts from glasses to bath bombs for International Gin and Tonic Day

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Everyone has at least one gin-lover in their life. It’s the only drink they’ll order on a night out, the only scent that makes them feel relaxed, and the only bottle they want to pick up when settling down for a cosy night in. 

But buying gifts for those who love gin can be difficult. It’s hard to think outside of your standard fancy bottle of gin and a range of tonics.

Which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best gin-themed treats for anyone lacking inspiration.

Meet Lauren Baker, the artist who quit her job because a dream told her to

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There’s something deeply meditational about Lauren Baker’s art.

Her latest exhibition, The Colour Of Energy, is essentially a series of circles in varying hues and depths and has been inspired by both the Icelandic Aurora Borealis and aura energy colours.

It’s an exploration of chakras, with each canvas addressing a different chakra in the body.

You can even have your own aura photographed (I did, in case you were wondering, and apparently I’m full of yellow energy).

Stand in front of one of these canvases and you can soon fall into a kind of yogic state. They’re quietening. Downstairs in her studio, Laura hosts gong baths and meditation sessions. The work and… Read the full story

The $1,000 bagel might actually be worth the outrageous price tag

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Rainbow bagels are done. Over. So 2016.

Now it’s all about the $1,000 bagel.

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The one-of-a-kind piece of dream features Alba white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves.

Pound for pound, the white truffle is the second most expensive food in the world, next to caviar.

This isn’t just a statement bagel. I mean, sure, you’re going to look like a massive baller ordering it (orders must be made 24 hours in advance, FYI), but the money all goes to… Read the full story

Now Nivea’s been accused of racism over their ‘visibly fairer skin’ advert

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Just when we were starting to get over the Dove racism scandal from the other week, Nivea had to come and inflict fresh pain on us all.

For Nivea, the brand favoured by grandmas everywhere (at least my grandma), has released an advert a product which promises ‘For Visibly Fairer Skin’.

Yep, the product is called Natural Fairness and it’s being pushed to women living in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal.

The ad says it’s packed with natural ingredients to ‘visibly lighten’ skin and care for skin.

Ok, so we see a woman rubbing the cream into her body before going to pick up her kid from school. And her skin… Read the full story

14 of the best fireworks displays to see in London this Bonfire Night

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London has some of the best fireworks displays in the world (Picture: Getty)

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot.

12 things that you didn't know about Guy Fawkes Night

On the weekend of November 4 & 5 the skies over London will be lit up with fireworks as we all remember the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Each year it seems like the displays get bigger and better and this year is no exception with music, funfairs, food and lots… Read the full story

Is using Footner Exfoliating Socks to get rid of dead skin on your feet worth the faff?

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A significant portion of beauty products involve looking, well, not so pleasant.

There are face masks that make you look blotchier than you’ve ever been. Your nails are stained yellow from constant polishes. You’ve got some awkward regrowth on your roots.

This is the price we pay to play with the way we look.

But with most of these beauty issues, they tend to be easy-to-hide side effects or evidence you need another salon visit… rather than the express purpose of the products we’re using.

That’s what makes Footner Exfoliating Socks a little different.

They’re little socks that make your feet softer, yes, but you pop them on your feet in… Read the full story

Where is hot in January? Top holiday destinations this winter

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The prospect of the New Year is already upon us freezing Brits, and you don’t want to start another year without a body full of vitamin C.

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So you’ve been searching around for the perfect holiday destination, only to realise that everywhere you usually go to soak up the sun in the summer is equally cold and dull as Britain in January.

Look no further as we have compiled a list of the best… Read the full story

We talked to a doctor of threesomes about how to have the perfect threesome

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If you’ve ever wanted to have a threesome, but haven’t been sure where to start, you’re in the right place. 

There is an actual real life doctor of threesomes. His name is Dr Ryan Scoats, and he did an actual real life PhD in threesomes.

So, how did that come about?

Dr Ryan told Metro.co.uk: ‘After having had threesomes myself, I wondered how other people experienced them.

‘So, I went to look at the literature and there wasn’t really anything out there, and what there was was lumped in with polyamory and swinging.

‘There was nothing out there about people who only have threesomes. I felt that given a PhD is… Read the full story

Asda is selling rose gold glassware and it’s super glam

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Asda has released a range of rose gold glasses to ensure your Saturday night drinks are totally Instagram-worthy. 

The range consists of a two-pack of wine glasses, two hi-ball glasses, and two champagne flutes which all feature a copper fade trailing right through to the stems of the glasses.

Sure, they may just be glasses, but everyone loves a bit of rose gold and the fact they’re super cheap makes it even better.

While both the wine glasses and champagne flutes cost £6 for each two-pack, the hi-ball glasses are only a fiver – meaning you can revamp your drinks cupboard in rose gold for under £20.

These rose gold wine glasses are… Read the full story

Why is it called ‘hair of the dog’ and does the hangover cure work?

Whatever makes you bad, makes you better (Picture: Getty)

As far as hangover cures go, having some ‘hair of the dog’ appears to be one of the more reliable, at least in the short-term.

For those that have never experienced the practice, it is combating a hangover by getting right back on the booze and having a healthy swig of alcohol the morning after the night before.

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It is not always an option (hangovers after drinking on a school night can’t really be fixed like this)… Read the full story

Playboy appoints first ever transgender playmate

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Whether you love Playboy as a publication, or hate it, you can’t deny it’s newsworthy. 

When founder Hugh Henfer died, the news was saturated for days. And when they decided to remove nudity from the magazine, it send shock waves through the publishing industry.

While there’s an on-going debate about whether it’s a problem to refer to women as bunnies, and Hugh Hefner’s legacy was seriously questionable given his ex partner Holly’s abuse allegation, there’s no question that Playboy has published some incredible writers.

Margaret Atwood, Nabokov and an interview with Malcom X – the magazine has never shied away from publishing important, ground breaking articles.

Which is why it’s huge news that Playboy… Read the full story

Tesco’s spooky Halloween costume range will kit out your entire family

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Yesterday, we wrote about all of Asda’s fabulous halloween costumes. But they’ve now got some stiff competition as it turns out Tesco’s stuff is pretty good too. 

Tesco have released a new halloween range suitable for men, women and children.

All of the costumes are super cheap, meaning you can kit out your entire family for an affordable price.

Instead of just dishing out the traditional costumes, Tesco’s collection features t-shirts with spooky slogans and original fancy dress ideas.

Take a look below for some of our favourite pieces.

The T-Shirts

If you haven’t got time to piece together a costume, this £6 glow-in-the-dark skeleton tee is for you

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