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Why you should open more than one savings account

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Saving money can be tricky, especially when you’re a young adult who’s on a low wage with rent and bills to pay.

It takes time to build up a substantial amount of money, whether it’s to save for the future or to go on a nice, well-deserved holiday. But when you don’t know how to save properly, it can be difficult to find the motivation to keep transferring over funds.

It’s hard because you want to go out and do things. You want to head to the bar with your friends or be able to spend £20 on a Domino’s when you’re too hungover to walk to the shop. You want to… Read the full story

Do I have anxiety, or am I just a bit stressed?

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This is how I feel far too much of the time (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

For a long time, I couldn’t tell the difference between being stressed and having anxiety.

Chiefly because I have problems with both.

I struggle with stress – and it got so bad it made me ill

I’ve always been a ‘stress-head’ – I get worried about things, I want to do my best, and I put a lot of pressure on myself.

When I get too stressed I get all manner of exciting symptoms, both physical and mental, most of which are down to the exhaustion of being so… Read the full story

A pair of Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga 2.0s has popped up on Stadium Goods

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Brace yourselves: Yeezy season is coming.

While there’s still no official release date for the Adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 Beluga 2.0 (that’s the new Yeezy trainer, if you didn’t know), there are hints that it’ll hit stores very soon.

An early pair has popped up on Stadium Goods for the bargain price of £1,066.19.

It’s a bit weird for a pair of Yeezys to appear on a site randomly, especially if they’re not being released any time soon, but Stadium Goods is pretty great at checking that shoes they list are authentic.

‘One of two new Yeezy colorways to arrive in November 2017, the “Beluga 2.0” continues the lineage of the… Read the full story

There’s a Christmas market for dogs in London

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What’s better than a Christmas market? A Christmas market for dogs and their owners, of course.

Clear your dates on Sunday 26 November because Santa Paws (wonder who cooked that one up) will be giving your canine a festive treat in London later this month.

Hosted by dog lifestyle brand Fetch & Follow, other independent pet lifestyle brands at the market will pay homage to our favourite four-legged friends. You can kit your pooch in the latest garb, and if you’ve ever wanted a cushion in the shape of your pet, Helen Penny is on hand.

There’s a Cards Against Humanity for parents and it’s seriously relatable

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A couple of Cards Against Humanity fans have created an incredible version of the game for parents – and some of the cards are absolutely brilliant.

Wayan and Amy Vota, a married couple who have two young daughters, have launched KinderPerfect, aka Cards Against Humanity for parents.

The idea came to Wayan and Amy after playing Cards Against Humanity multiple times – but they’d always felt it didn’t really ‘speak’ to their ‘experience as parents’.

On their website, they explain how they started to add their own cards to the game, but became so invested in them that they ended up ditching the Cards Against Humanity cards for their own.

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Girl comes up with brilliant hack for keeping false lashes safe on a night out

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Most of us know the pain of applying false lashes for a night out, only to cry them off when you’ve had far too much to drink (just me?).

Best case scenario: You’ve bought a spare pair of lashes, or you’ve at least remembered the glue.

Worst case? Your glue is sat on your bedside table at home. And therefore you shove your lashes away in your clutch and risk ruining them forever.

If you’re unfortunate enough to have dealt with the latter, one girl has come up with a solution to ensure you can save your lashes for another day – rather than letting them get crumpled and wrecked at the bottom… Read the full story

10 nightclubs around the world you’re never getting into

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Most people enjoy a good old night out on the town and getting into a fancy nightclub can be quite the thrill.

However, there are some clubs that are out of reach for the majority of us common folk.

The top 10 cosiest pubs in London

The world’s biggest cities are home to some of the most exclusive nightclubs, usually attended only by the cream of the crop due to their extravagant decor, celebrity attendees and hefty entry fees.

Intrigued? Here are some top nightlife destinations you’re probably never going to get into:

Annabel’s

Annabel's Club in London
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Situated… Read the full story

There’s a job going for a director of soft cheese, if you’re interested

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Press pause on shoveling Camembert in your mouth for a second and answer this: Are you a true cheese connoisseur?

Are you brie-lliant at judging the quality of a great cheese?

Do you spread yourself thin just so you can taste as many different dairies as possible?

Do you tread Caerphilly when recommending a cheese and wine pairing, because you take the whole thing intensely seriously?

If you answered yes to these questions, read on. There may be a job going for you.

The Department of Dairy-Related Wholesome Affairs (we don’t think that’s a real place either. Stay with us) is on the hunt for people who are dedicated to dairy to fill six positions:… Read the full story

Man converts Boeing 727 aircraft into a forest home

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If you’ve ever fancied living somewhere that isn’t made of concrete, learn from Bruce Campbell, a man from Oregon who’s converted a plane into a home.

Yep, an actual plane.

The airplane home is the creation of engineer Bruce Campbell who has been living in his converted plane since 1999.

For everyone who knows the horrors of airplane toilets, we’re sorry, but they’ve been kept in.

But don’t expect the cramped conditions of an airplane – rows of seats have been stripped out to offer an open… Read the full story

People are ditching Christmas trees for Christmas pineapples and we’re big fans

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Last year, people ditched pumpkins for pineapples to create some spooky Jack-O-Lanterns.

And this year, pineapples are making a comeback – but this time in replacement of Christmas trees.

People are saying goodbye to the traditional bauble embellished branches for large pineapples, decorated in fairy lights and ornaments.

Baubles are being hung from the head of the pineapple to create a Christmas tree effect – and we’ve got to admit, we’re in love with the idea.

Not only is it a super cheap alternative to Christmas trees, it’s more interesting than a tiny tree and both smells and tastes better (unless you’re planning on having it up all throughout December, of course. Please… Read the full story

24 best advent calendars of 2017 for adults, kids and big kids

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There was a time when you’d think it was fancy if your advent calendar had a bit of glitter on it. Then came the first wave of chocolate calendars, containing chocolate that is surely only worth eating if you’re a sugar-obsessed 6-year-old who hasn’t yet developed good taste.

But while we may grow out of the chocolate of kiddie calendars, that doesn’t mean we grow out of advent calendars altogether.

Increasingly, manufacturers are wise to the fact that adults want to open a little door every day of December and find a pressie behind it (who wouldn’t?) and they are catering more and more to our tastes – and long may that continue.

Here is our pick of the best luxury, adult advent calendars.

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What’s it really like to transition from female to male: 4 things they don’t tell you

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You’ll (most likely) be happier than you could ever have imagined (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

Think it’s easy to imagine what it would be like to stop living as one gender and start living as another?

Chances are, you wouldn’t even come close to covering everything that’s involved.

Why coming out as trans doesn’t make me brave

It seems, at times, as though everything in your personal universe changes when you transition from female to male; so ubiquitous is gender to our lives.

Here are a few of the more light-hearted things that happen when you transition from female to male, which nobody… Read the full story

There’s nothing wrong with neglecting your friends a bit when you’re in a relationship

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There’s nothing wrong with being wrapped up in your partner (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Bros before hos, am I right?

Chicks before dicks, or something.

metro illustrations16 signs that your boyfriend really, truly loves you

Apparently, we’re all supposed to prioritise our besties over whoever’s genitals we’re currently diddling.

It’s the standard wisdom – your friends have been there for you for far longer than your latest boy/girlfriend, and so they should come first.

I said the same, back in my younger days, when relationships were generally frivolous and brief.

In fact, the reason most of my relationships were brief is because, frankly, there’s only… Read the full story

24 things you’ll recognise if you grew up in the 1990s

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24 things you'll recognise if you grew up in the 1990s
All the awesomeness of the 90s

From hanging out with Chris Evans on a Friday night (albeit from the comfort of your sofa) to enjoying a pack of Opal Fruits or a Marathon bar, the 1990s was one awesome decade.

Maybe it’s just nostalgia but I miss those days of having to find a 10p coin to make a phone call and recording my favourite songs from the radio onto a cassette tape.

Here are 24 things that you’ll recognise if you grew up in the 1990s:

1. Getting gunged or slimed – or seeing your teacher or dad get gunged – in front of… Read the full story

Bearded guys dress up as mermen for a 2018 charity dudeoir calendar

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Newfoundland and Labrador Beard & Moustache Club, a facial hair club in Canada, has partnered with charity Spirit Horse NL to create an amazing, merman-themed calendar for 2018.

The club, which was founded back in January 2017, was started with the ‘idea of creating a social group to help promote a positive image for facial hair, and to create a community for facial hair growers as well as enthusiasts’.

The club consists of people of all ages, genders and abilities, ethnic, sexual and religious backgrounds with one thing in common: their love for facial hair.

You don’t even need to be able to grow it, you just… Read the full story

The Oreo milkshake gift set is all we want for Christmas

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Oreo-lovers, rejoice – because we’re about to make your run-up to Christmas ten times better.

Instagram account Candy Hunting has just discovered a new Oreo treat which is just perfect for anyone struggling to buy for an Oreo fan this Christmas.

Introducing the Oreo Milkshake Gift Set.

It sounds amazing, we know.

The Oreo Milkshake Gift Set features two ceramic cups, which both come printed with an Oreo logo.

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There’s also an ice cream scoop, two blue and white straws and four Oreo cookies.

There’s even some instructions on the side of the box to teach you how to create the perfect Oreo shake.

Sadly, the box doesn’t… Read the full story

15 presents you can give to someone who’s spending Christmas in the psych ward

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15 present ideas for someone who's spending Christmas on a psych ward
Small things can mean a lot (Picture: Getty)

There are few places less joyful than a psychiatric ward, and at this time of year, when it seems as if the whole world is celebrating, being an inpatient can be especially tough.

But while it’s never going to be easy to spend Christmas in hospital, knowing that your nearest and dearest are thinking of you can make it a little more bearable.

Self-care: it’s not all bubble baths and scented candles

It can be difficult to know what to buy for someone who’s on… Read the full story

Exhibition turns stories of women’s abortions into art

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Usually when we talk about abortions, it’s with an agenda. It’s either pro-choice, or pro-life.

The exhibition My Body My Life is different. It’s not trying to make a point about why abortion is or isn’t important, it’s simply presenting real life, verbatim stories from women and allowing the viewer to reflect on it themselves.

‘It’s not pro-choice or pro-life, it’s pro-women,’ explains Professor Imogen Goold, who brought together the exhibition in conjunction with the University of Oxford and the Open University, ‘It’s about taking the… Read the full story

Fancy solar-powered floating homes are designed to stay stable through storms

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Floating homes are undeniably cool. A house in the sea? Cool. Views of the ocean from every window? Cool.

But these particular floating homes aren’t just pretty – they’ve been designed for a practical purpose.

In response to rising sea levels, architect Koen Olthuis and housing startup Arkup have designed moveable floating homes that will be able to withstand hurricanes and bob with the water when water levels rise during a storm.

This is thanks to hydraulic systems that will anchor and stabilise the houses during homes, lifting the homes forty feet above the ocean floor to prevent flooding.

It’s a smart solution to the very real issue of rising sea levels and powerful… Read the full story

A handy guide to not whipping out your penis and masturbating in front of people

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Pulling out your penis and masturbating in front of someone who didn’t consent to it is not a moment of weakness, an accident, borne out of confusion over what is and isn’t okay, or difficulty adjusting to ‘the culture’.

It should be perfectly obvious that if someone doesn’t enthusiastically ask you to take out your genitals and start masturbating, you shouldn’t do it.

And yet, there are men who seem to be confused.

In response to multiple allegations against him, Harvey Weinstein said that having come of age in the 60’s and 70’s, he has ‘since learned’ that this is not an excuse for sexual assault.

Louis… Read the full story

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