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Thousands of vulnerable people with dementia are being overcharged by councils

They may not realise they’re eligible for a discount (Picture: Getty Images) Thousands of people who are ‘severely mentally impaired’ are being overcharged by their councils, it has been claimed. People with conditions such as dementia are eligible for council tax discounts, and it’s believed that many are owed rebates worth thousands of pounds. Research by Money Saving Expert has ...

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Your office mug is highly likely to be infected with your workmates’ poo

Honestly, just go to a cafe (Picture: Metro.co.uk) For the love of God, go out and buy a cup of tea or coffee instead of making one at work. Making a hot drink in your office kitchen may be cheaper, but there’s also a chance the mug could be infected with your colleagues’ poo. Model left crying purple tears after ...

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Man who had tiny Playmobil cone lodged in his lung for 40 years speaks out about his ordeal

Paul has finally spoken out (Picture: SWNS) A man who had a Playmobil cone lodged in his lung for 40 years has spoken out about his ordeal. Doctors initially feared that Paul Baxter, a postman and father of two, had cancer after they saw a dark mass in his bronchoscopy. Judge approves £37,000,000 compensation plan for breast surgery victims However, ...

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Millennials think getting drunk is ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’

(Picture: Getty/ Ella Byworth) Today in research that makes us feel like old, drunken messes, apparently young people don’t think getting drunk is cool. In fact, they think it’s ‘pathetic’ and ’embarrassing’. Debunked: Hepatitis cure ‘for hipsters’ with £35k price tag and clothing line Ouch. Eventbrite’s nationwide survey of 1,023 millennials found that alcohol consumption is on the decline in ...

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‘How Virtual Reality Therapy helped me face my fear of being trapped’ – we talk anxiety and cleithrophobia on mental health podcast Mentally Yours

‘It feels like the end of the world. I’m not thinking it’s the end of the world but my body is telling me ‘this is huge, this is not good, get out, get out.’ Rochelle Bisson joined us on the latest episode of our mental health podcast, Mentally Yours, to discuss her anxiety, her cleithrophobia (the fear of being trapped) and ...

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When you’ve got mental health issues, it’s hard to do things you know will help

I’ve always been a procrastinator. I worry so much about doing things wrong that I put them off, put them off, and put them off until the last minute, when I’ll rush through things then enjoy the high of them still turning out okay. That’s always worked out for me in the past – for essays and homework, the good ...

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Don’t waste your university years on wellness

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Wellness  – in the broadest sense of the word – is something we should all aspire to. It means being healthy, both mentally and physically. Active. At peace. Balanced. Meet Roz Purcell – the model and cook who swears by the ring for better mental health Now in my mid (*ahem* late *ahem*) 20s, I’m ...

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Meet Rozanna Purcell – the model, cook and boxer who swears by the ring for mental relief

(Picture: KOBOX/Rozanna Purcell/Instagram) I’ve never done boxing. I’ve never wanted to do boxing. When the guys here were training for Metro Fight Club, it looked like a lot of effort for six minutes in the ring. How to plan a wedding when you suffer from anxiety And if you’re not sparring then who in their right mind would want to ...

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Medication really helps me manage my anxiety – so why are we so scared of it as a treatment?

While nothing is a magic fix, medication can be a vital component in managing anxiety (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) If you live with chronic anxiety, you’ll be used to people giving you well-meaning solutions. Are you permanently anxious? Then you need to learn to think more positively. Lying awake all night, crippled with unnamed dread? Just go for ...

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Forget your cardio, the key to injury-free exercise is ‘functional fitness’ – and here’s why

(Picture: F45/Instagram) The fitness industry is constantly finding new buzzwords to link with stuff people have been doing for years. You’ve been chomping on chicken and swerving peanuts for years, and suddenly you’re Paleo. You’ve been dallying with dumb bells every week not knowing you’re a resistance training veteran. If you want to fly really high, it’s time to try ...

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