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Those cool LED eyelashes could cause major damage to your eyes

(Picture: Myles Goode for Metro.co.uk) We’ll admit, when we first came across LED eyelashes (little strips of LED lights you stick just above your lashline), we thought they were pretty cool. Don’t bother with this water bottle skin-firming trick Eyeliner that flashes in a bunch of different colours? Want. But it turns out those trendy LED strips could come with ...

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Fitness blogger Anna Victoria urges people to stop feeling guilty for cheat days

(Picture: Instagram/annavictoria) If you’re into the health and fitness scene, you’ll probably recognise Anna Victoria – either for her fitness wisdom or her Instagram posts reminding us not to be so bloody hard on ourselves. She’s the one who showed us the power of lighting in body pics, displayed her tummy rolls, and proved that angles really are everything. Inside ...

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Woman fell into a coma after using sunbed too many times

Caroline Wood’s back after using a sunbed (Picture: SWNS) A woman fell into a coma after using a sunbed too many times. Caroline Wood, 40, collapsed down a flight of stairs at home in Rainham, Kent, on May 4 after undergoing two treatments within 24 hours, which is not recommended. Ukip leadership candidate would pay British Indians £9,000 to leave ...

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10 things gluten-free people are tired of hearing

I WISH I could eat gluten (Picture: Getty) Contrary to popular belief, being gluten-free isn’t all about fad diets and celebrity bandwagons. Gluten-free travellers reveal their best and worst experiences with in-flight food Some of us have no choice in being gluten-free or not. A celebrity didn’t tell me to go gluten-free, my doctor did. So that makes it all ...

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10 common myths about schizophrenia that are just not true

People wrongly assume so many things (Picture: Charly Clements for Metro.co.uk) ‘You’re just a schizophrenic clown’ was Batman’s jibe to eternal baddy The Joker in The Dark Knight Rises. But according to Professor Kamaldeep S Bhui CBE at QMUL, people with schizophrenia continue to be socially excluded and feared in response to the stigma and myths of mental illness and ...

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Study shows that women prefer the scent of men who eat lots of vegetables

She’s waiting patiently for his watermelon-scented sweat to appear (Picture Getty) We all know we should be eating more fruit and vegetables. What people with depression want their doctors to know about sex When the news came that we should actually be aiming for 10 portions, not five, we were shook. And the world felt like we needed an incentive ...

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It electroconvulsive therapy barbaric or life saving? Here’s my experience with ECT

It has a bad rap but it can help in severe cases (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) When electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was featured on Call The Midwife, I was involved in a thread on Facebook initiated by a friend who stated they were ‘glad ECT is no longer used’. I had no idea this was a commonly held belief. Dialectical ...

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What people with depression want their doctors to know about sex

Depression affects you in all sorts of ways (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk) Talking to your doctor about mental health can be daunting. Talking to your doctor about sex can be daunting. Talking to your doctor about sex and mental health – oh dear. I have spent the last three years researching the experiences of people with depression, particularly the ...

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Deliciously Stella says that she was posting ‘to paper over the cracks’ of depression

(Picture: Deliciously Stella/Instagram) When Bella Younger, AKA Deliciously Stella, started parodying the whole wellness scene, it was like a breath of fresh air. Finally, someone saw how ridiculous the clean eating scene was becoming and wasn’t afraid to rip it to shreds. The problem with weight training Deliciously Stella was every woman. But it turns out that her real life ...

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The problem with weight training

Once upon a time, cardio was king.  Running was what got us fit, slim, healthy.  Husband’s photo capturing his wife’s battle with ovarian cysts is everything And then people started getting knee problems. People who’d run for years found that their cartilage had been ground into fine flour. Women who’d spent years in stepper classes started complaining of Baker’s Cysts. ...

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