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7 great things that happened when I opened up about my mental health

It can help you let go (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Those of you who have been following my escapades over the last few months may know that the start to my year was very ‘mental health heavy’. Working alongside Heads Together, a charity spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, which is working towards removing the ...

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Family forced to fight false claims their terminally ill son Bradley is dead

The fake post said ‘RIP Bradley Lowery’ (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire) The family of a terminally ill child have had to deny that he has died following a sick practical joke.  Bradley Lowery, six, has been battling terminal cancer but is ‘very much alive and kicking,’ his parents said. Family release selfie showing teenager’s bruised face before she killed herself They ...

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Model Alexis Ren says that Instagram caused her eating disorder

(Picture: Alexis Ren/Instagram) Instagram has been amazing for many models’ careers. It’s upped their profiles, put them in touch with agencies, allowed them to grow cult followings. Plan International has just launched a campaign for an official ‘period emoji’ We can see more into their personal (and highly curated) lives than ever before. But the platform also has a lot ...

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Plan International has just launched a campaign for an official ‘period emoji’

(Picture: Plan International) The global emoji keyboard covers a lot of topics. It’s got everything from avocados to ants, water polo players to volcanoes. Model Alexis Ren says that Instagram caused her eating disorder So why the hell doesn’t it already have a period emoji? After all, a damn-site more of us would use one than we would the floppy ...

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Ask Andy: Do girls genuinely find ‘dad-bod’ sexy?

Still a thing (Picture: Charlotte Cockell for Metro.co.uk ) Keen to ditch your loser boyfriend? Is the Trump Administration destroying your liver? Does pissing on your wife seem like the only way to save your marriage? Metro’s resident agony uncle Andy is here to help. I love sunny-day parenting because you’re all at work and I’m not Imagine Dear Deirdre, if she ...

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Putting wasabi on your head is being touted as the next big hair-loss remedy

Would it be as spicy on your head as on your tongue? (Picture: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Why is wasabi so moreish? English Wine Week is the perfect time to toast our burgeoning wine industry – here’s why One moment it’s got all up in your nose and you’re waiting for the sweet release of death and the next you’re ...

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Narcissist? Mindfulness might not improve your empathy after all

It was too good to be true (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Mindfulness can be a life saver for one’s mental health. How to get rid of heat rash – and what prickly heat feels like It’s recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety and stress. The idea (among ...

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This mum created fidget spinner nails inspired by her three boys with autism

(Picture: YouTube/NatashaLee) Natasha Lee is a nail, beauty and lifestyle blogger and mother to three boys who each have autism. Is it a good idea to workout in a heatwave? For her latest project, Natasha has created some fidget spinner-inspired nails, inspired by her three sons. Fidget spinners have lately become a craze amongst youngsters, but they are actually a ...

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How to get rid of heat rash – and what prickly heat feels like

Elderly man hot in summer Picture: (REX) Summer is almost here with plenty of sunshine expected this bank holiday weekend. Prince William rushes to save drowning boy who had gone for a swim in hot weather While for many that means sunbathing, BBQs and beers in the park, higher temperatures can also increase the possibility of suffering heat rash, prickly ...

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Is it a good idea to workout in a heatwave?

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) The last thing most of us want to do in the middle of a heatwave is think about exercising. You sweat enough just walking from your house to the tube station  – let alone actually working out in the sun. Turns out that intensive exercise is pretty crap for your gut health But with summer ...

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