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Naked Instagrammer travels across Australia nude to prove the naked body isn’t sexual

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Being tall, slim and blonde has a certain traction online.

Being tall, slim, blonde and naked, however, can take your market appeal to the next level.

So it’s no wonder that one Dutch traveller has become such a hit on Instagram.

Sterre, 21,  is travelling around Australia naked in a bid to prove that ‘being nude is not sexual or weird’.

a.naked.girl poses by pools, on rocks, beaches and in woodland clearings completely in the buff, with only her bikini tan lines and a hat or rucksack as accessories.

And needless to say, they’re going down a storm.

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She uses the same hashtags on every post, which weirdly… Read the full story

27 last minute pumpkin carving ideas for the Halloween-fanatics out there

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Halloween is tomorrow, and if you’re not one of the grumps who refuses to give sweets to the trick-or-treaters, you should probably think about carving your pumpkin to let them know they can knock on your door.

Most Halloween-fanatics will have already carved their pumpkins, but if you’re the odd exception, we’ve created a round-up of pumpkin carving ideas so that you can light up something a little different on All Hallows Eve.

So ditch your original jagged-tooth idea, grab your pumpkin, pick up a knife, and get ready to stress over inaccurate carving.

If you’re a Stranger Things fan, we’ve found a few pumpkins that are just perfect for you

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Scientists have discovered why we all love carbs so damn much


Few foods can make you feel as warm and happy as a big bowl of pasta.

Or a few thick slices of warm bread smothered in creamy butter.

Carbs are life.

Trying to cut down on them during periods of inactivity can as hard as quitting a genuine addiction.

But it turns out that we’re actually designed to love carbs.

Because scientists from Deakin University in Australia claim that we’ve got a sixth tastes sense that might explain our love of pasta and bread.

The new study challenges the traditional idea that carb cravings are driven by sugar – claiming that some people can directly taste starch.

And those who are more sensitive to the taste often tend to have a larger waist circumference – which might explain why some people are more likely to be obese.

‘We specifically looked at waist measurements, as they are a good measure of the risk of… Read the full story

Is this the best male sex toy in the world? We put hands-free masturbator the Sybian Venus to the test

Is it okay to wake your partner up with a blowjob?

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For obvious reasons, we’re talking a lot about consent at the moment. 

And given that it’s a big topic, it seemed like a sensible time to raise a question that I’ve been wondering about for a while. Sleep sex.

I’ve written before about how I don’t think that people who commit sex crimes are always inherently evil – that they’re sometimes fundamentally decent people who’ve been under-educated about what consent means, and who become victims of that lack of information when they hurt another person.

Could sleep sex be a part of this?

How to tell when going to the gym turns into an addiction

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When I stopped listening to music outside the gym, I knew that my fitness regime had turned from an innocent hobby into something a bit more, well, obsessive.

That wasn’t the first or only sign that I had become addicted to fitness.

There was the frustration at missing a session if I had other obligations. The time I was secretly relieved I missed my train to see my friend in Sheffield and had the whole day stretched out to go to the gym. Getting restless waiting on Monday mornings for the email from the gym which tracked my total number of movements and calorie loss – not to mention… Read the full story

With relish: 8 of the best halal burgers in London

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If you asked me a few years ago, I would have chosen anything else on a menu except a burger.

The halal scene has come a long way though – and converted the likes of me along with it.

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Restaurants all across London have taken beef in a bun to a whole new level.

But where in the capital can you find the most mouth-watering burgers?

Well, to give you a heads-up, here are eight reasons why I have been converted into a fan.

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Sleep deprivation vs postnatal depression: Am I depressed or just really bloody tired?

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Tearfulness, anxiety, loss of or increased appetite, exhaustion, lack of motivation and irritability are all symptoms of sleep-deprivation.

They are also symptoms of depression.

Hence the reason why so many cases of postnatal depression go undiagnosed.

The mother often believes she is just totally and utterly shattered and that she’d be fine if she could JUST GET SOME BLOODY SLEEP!

I was that mother.

I felt awful after I had my first baby but she woke up at least every half an hour during the night so I was convinced I was just really bloody tired.

I was bound to feel low, living on so little sleep, right?

People kept telling me I… Read the full story

You’re a ‘full-time’ mum even if you work, FYI

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Being a parent is, as far as I can tell, a case of trying to keep small people alive, while being judged on how well you do that. 

And one of the most favourite types of judgement?

Whether you stay at home or whether you go out to work.

Working parents are obviously feckless, cold hearted and don’t love their children. They’re purely ticking a box by breeding and if they’re honest they’d rather be at the office than parents evening.

10 ways to totally nail a first date

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First dates – no matter how many you go on, they can still get the butterflies going.

Whether it’s your friend’s new boyfriend’s mate you’ve been set up with or an online date you’re finally meeting after weeks of whatsapp tennis, when it comes to first dates, the one thing everyone has in common is a healthy dose of nerves.

METRO GRAPHICSShould you have sex on a first date? Our writers argue it out

However, it doesn’t need to be as scary as all that, and there are some simple rules which, if applied on the big night, will guarantee success.

From… Read the full story

Haunted Halloween: real-life tales of things that go bump in the night

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Ghouls, ghosts, things that go bump in the night.

They’re not really real, though.

Why do we celebrate Halloween and where does Halloween come from?

Are they?

Some people’s experiences, from haunted houseshares to phantom footsteps, might hint otherwise.

In the run-up to Halloween, I asked people to tell me the creepy tales that they can’t explain.

‘The voices always came from the middle floor’ (Jenny)

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Halloween 2017: Why do we dress up, go trick or treating and carve pumpkins?



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Thousands will go trick or treating for Halloween this year wearing a whole array of creepy costumes.

These terrifying Halloween candles have a gruesome surprise when you burn them

Groups of ghosts and ghouls will be knocking on doors demanding sweets while others head out partying for the night.

But how many of those dressing up actually know the origins of Halloween and the reason for wearing horrifying outfits in the first place?

Here is everything you need to know.

When is Halloween?

Halloween is marked on October 31 every year.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Ex-McDonald’s employees say you should avoid ordering the Filet-O-Fish unless it’s fresh

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If your go-to Mcdonald’s food of choice is the Filet-O-Fish, you might want to check you’ve got an extra 5 minutes to wait around for it – otherwise you may risk eating one that’s been left aside for hours.

According to a Reddit post in which users came forth to reveal which restaurant chain’s food they should avoid ordering and why, the Filet-O-Fish is a big no-no unless it’s been freshly cooked.

User Exiled-Biblu explained that when it comes to McDonald’s, you should be prepared to wait around for the fish-filled burger.

They wrote: ‘At McDonald’s just say you want a fish filet cooked to order. It will take ~5 more minutes… Read the full story

Man with one leg dresses up amazingly every halloween – and we love his 2017 costume

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Josh Sundquist is a motivational speaker and author who was diagnosed with cancer when he was just nine years old.

Though he underwent chemotherapy, Josh had to have his left leg amputated, but was completely cancer-free by the age of 13.

Despite his brave ordeal, Josh has never let the loss of his leg get the better of him – and he’s always been able to see the brighter side of things.

So much so that he’s become somewhat of a costume hero when it comes to halloween.

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Back in 2010, Josh decided to use his surgery to his advantage – by creating… Read the full story

Superdrug has added two more Beauty and the Beast inspired products to its beauty range

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We recently wrote about Superdrug’s Beauty and the Beast advent calendar that comes filled with 12 beauty products, including bath salts and nail files hidden behind each window.

And now, the beauty store is bulking out their Disney themed line by adding a couple more products to the mix.

Superdrug has launched two more Beauty and the Beast themed products for Disney lovers who fancy a touch of magic over MAC Cosmetics and NYX.

Warning: Eating too much liquorice could be dangerous

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Most people would agree that of all the candy options out there, liquorice comes pretty low on the rankings.

Would anyone rather pick up a bag of Liquorice Allsorts than a bag of Haribo GoldBears? Is that one person you’re thinking of your mum?

For those lone liquorice lovers, we have some bad news.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about your favourite bitter black sweet, urging those who are older than 40 to limit how much liquorice they shovel into their mouths this Halloween.

The FDA has advised those who are 40 or older to limit their black liquorice intake to a maximum of 56g – that’s around three… Read the full story

Bingeing on the best bites in Baltimore – All the best places to eat in the US city


Big on flavour but not convention, Baltimore is just the sort of foodie destination WORTH writing about.

Edgar Allen Poe, John Waters, David Simon, Ira Glass: Baltimore, Maryland has spawned and inspired some of America’s greatest storytellers.

Route 66 – Chicago, Illinois: Where to eat, what to see and what to do

Even the country’s National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, was penned by Baltimorean Francis Scott Key – and was written as a poem about an especially wild night out on Baltimore’s harbor as much as it was to be a theme song for overt American pride.

Some might say there’s something in Baltimore’s water making people there so creative and keen to tell a tale. But I reckon it’s in the food.

Or at least I discovered delicious revelation in the dining I did during a week of munching my way through this historic hub of East Coast eccentricity.

And now I aim to… Read the full story

You’re more likely to hook up with your colleagues in winter

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Yes, we do see you making eyes at the HR person a few desks over. Stop it.

But if you and your workplace crush were going to hook up, now’s when it’s most likely to happen.

According to new research from Reboot Digital, colleagues are most likely to get romantic (or sexual) in the winter months. We blame the heady mix of mulled wine and excellent knitwear choices.

Researchers spoke to 2,017 professionals about their work-based love lives, and discovered that colleagues are twice as likely to get together in the winter months. 66% of those who’d had workplace romances said they’d began during winter.

There a few… Read the full story

Forget ghosts, this pus-filled pimple nail art is the most terrifying thing on the internet

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Forget blood, forget ghosts, forget zombies.

The real Halloween gore is on YouTube – in the form of this absolutely horrendous nail tutorial.

In a Frankenstein-like mash-up of nail art and Dr Pimple Popper, YouTuber Natasha Lee has come up with these pimple nails.

And you can actually squeeze the pus out of them.

Basically, you apply blobs thick hand cream on already nude manicured nails before applying some strengthening gel on top and all over the nail.

Once you’ve covered it all, cure it under a UV lamp and give it another layer of gel before going back in with another coat of… Read the full story

How to say Happy Halloween in 15 different languages

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The spookiest day of the year is upon us as the walls between our world and the next become thin, the spirits of the dead can pass through, and you fear both the living and the dead.

Just in case you happen to be confronted with a ghost who doesn’t speak your language here are some handy phrases from across the world to let them know you are truly in the festive spirit.

Maybe instead of tricking you, they will treat you with a ghoulish reply.

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