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Working too hard is wrecking your heart, says new study

(Picture: Getty Images) Working long hours can make you tired and miserable, and has even been linked to increased levels of anxiety and depression. What it’s like to live with compulsive skin picking disorder And if you’re someone who likes to get in early, stay late and take work home with you, we have even more bad news for you. ...

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Tips from a trans guy: what men don’t understand about periods

(Picture: Getty) When I started to transition from female to male, one of the first things I was looking forward to was not getting facial hair or a deeper voice, but the death of my period. 7 things to ask the next trans person you meet instead of the stupid stuff you’d probably say When I was 18 I asked ...

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New research reveals people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ when it comes to getting a job

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) After one employer responded to Madalyn Parker’s request for a mental health sick day in a brilliant, understanding way, it feels like everyone’s talking about mental wellbeing and its relationship to working culture. But for people with mental illness, thinking about how mental health and your job can work together isn’t a new struggle. Those ...

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How to deal with your pooing at work anxiety

(Illustration: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk) Look, doing a poo with anyone nearby is uncomfortable. We all deserve private bathrooms where we can push excrement out of our bowels in peace, freely grunting, plopping, and scrolling through Twitter as we please. But most of us spend the bulk of our days at work, in places with bathrooms we have to share ...

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Being neurotic could help you live longer, says study

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Let’s be honest: none of us really want to be described as ‘neurotic’, do we? Psychologists consider people with high levels of neuroticism more likely to worry, fret and ruminate on negative experiences, and say that they can often display a ‘negative temperament’. Not ideal, really. But it turns out that the more highly-strung of ...

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Leah Itsines is completely OK with the fact that she’s got a different body shape to Kayla

(Picture: Leah Itsines/Instagram) Being related to a global fitness guru must be trying at times. Sure, you might get the odd freebie thrown your way but you also have to deal with being constantly compared to your ripped sibling. Where can I buy Skinny Sprinkles and how much do they cost? But Leah Itsines – sister of gym megastar Kayla ...

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Where can I buy Skinny Sprinkles and how much do they cost?

Could this be the end to dieting and exercise? (Picture: Skinny Sprinkles) Skinny Sprinkles are the latest product offering you the chance to lose weight with little more than a drink. We’ll get onto whether they actually work or not later, but first we need to answer the question on everyone’s lips. Where can I buy Skinny Sparkles? While you ...

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Breast surgeon struck off for giving 10 patients operations they didn’t need

Ian Paterson pictured at his court case (Picture: SWNS) A ‘deceptive’ surgeon jailed for giving women breast operations they didn’t need has now been struck off. Ian Paterson, 59, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in May for pretending the women needed treatment for their risk of cancer. He operated on 10 patients, charging them ‘for his own gain’. ...

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Mum who hid her stoma bag for an entire year speaks out in hopes of regaining her confidence

(Picture: Mercury Press) A mother who was so upset with the stoma that had been formed for her after a long battle with cervical cancer has bravely posed in photos wearing just her underwear in an inspiring bid to be open with the world for the first time. This 50-year-old is proof that sleep and chicken really are the elixir ...

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Porn star seeks help after O-cup breasts start ‘leaking’

Elizabeth Starr has implants so large they are now banned (Picture: YouTube/E! Entertainment) A porn star has appeared on reality TV in a desperate bid for help after her O-cup breasts gave her an infection. Elizabeth Starr, 47, had implants in 1999, in a £3,000 operation which gave her ballooning breasts. The idea behind her form of implants is that they ...

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