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Children who don’t like their parents drinking aren’t whiny – they’re just afraid

It takes a lot of courage for a child to ask their parent to drink less – and we should be listening to them (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Earlier this week, a report revealed that a lot of children feel upset when their parents drink. Readers – both current and future parents – were indignant. ‘My children are the ...

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We trained with a vegan bodybuilder to see how to make gains on a plant-based diet

(Picture: Jon Venus/Instagram) A few months ago, my esteemed colleague George and I went to have our bodies scanned. My results came back quite good – I was between the top 5% and 10% of women for muscle mass. George, on the other hand, was in the bottom 5% of all the men who had ever had that scan, despite ...

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Toddler who lost all four limbs to meningitis finally feeding herself with new prosthetic arm

Harmonie’s new arm has helped her to feed herself (Picture: Discovery/Barcroft Productions) A little girl who lost all her limbs to meningitis when she was just 11-months old is now able to feed herself thanks to a new prosthetic arm. Now Harmonie-Rose Allen smiles and giggles as she spoons yoghurt into – and around – her mouth. She was born ...

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

(Picture: New Look; Getty) 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 ...

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Child leukaemia survivor asks newsreader if she’s single live on air

A little girl who survived leukaemia made a TV presenter blush – by asking her if she was single. Erin Cross, seven, received the 2017 WellChild award on Tuesday night for her bravery as she battled cancer. Hammer-wielding killer attacks ‘ex partner’ while her young son watches The ceremony took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, where she ...

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Mum shares sign parents need to watch out for that shows their child needs to go to hospital

(Picture: Instagram/sophiecachia_) It’s tricky to know when your child needs help – and even harder to know when it’s time to take them to the hospital. You know, because young kids can’t talk, so they can’t explain what’s wrong. Plus, you don’t want to be one of those hysterical parents who runs to the doctor for every little cough or ...

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Women’s photos reveal the realities of being overweight

(Picture: Hayley Morris-Cafiero) Our society is obsessed with weight. It’s nothing new – for centuries, we’ve been looking for ways to slim down, to accentuate and hide certain parts of our bodies. As we become ever more concerned with fitness, however, our attitudes towards larger people has become more intolerant. Photographer, performance artist and activist Haley Morris-Cafiero has been highlighting ...

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It’s time to stop saying ‘I’m fine’ when actually we’re anything but

When someone asks how you are, don’t lie and say you’re fine (Picture: Getty) I’ve made a point for a long time of not believing anyone who says ‘I’m fine’ when I ask them how they are. Maybe that’s because I know whenever I say it I’m trying desperately to avoid having to explain why I’m not. I’m not sure ...

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

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Sarah Strong is an eight-month pregnant powerlifter who’s been keeping up her training regime in order to help her build endurance for labour. Originally a personal trainer, Sarah started powerlifting two years ago and credits the sport for her being in the ...

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

(Picture: Getty) 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 ...

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