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Today’s Amazon Black Friday deals include big savings on smart watches and electric toothbrushes

(Picture: Getty) With less than a week to go for Black Friday sales to start kicking off, some people are bursting with excitement to spend their money. These Amazon Black Friday deals are for you, my friend. Parents should be encouraging their daughters to take selfies, not banning them Amazon has unleashed the Black Friday madness a week early for ...

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Do you remember these creepy and odd childhood toys?

Still missing your childhood toys? (Picture: Metro.co.uk) One thing I’ve noticed recently is that, among the plethora of children’s games that revolve around poo (Doggy Doo, Og on the Bog, Fishin’ for Floaters, etc), many games have been resurrected by uncreative toy manufacturers. However, many toys from your childhood have been relegated to the attic of our memories – toys that ...

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Nine kind things you can easily do this Christmas to help others

(Credit: Liberty Antonia Sadler/Metro Illustrations) It is easy to get wrapped up in yourself when Christmas comes along. Organising presents, visits to family, booking panto trips and squeezing Christmas parties into your busy diary probably doesn’t leave time for much else. We’re potentially all a bit guilty of not thinking of much else but what to buy our friends and ...

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How ‘returnships’ could help women in science and engineering get back to work after having a baby

Stem careers can be much harder to return to after a break (Picture: Getty) Having a long break from working can be career suicide, especially in Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) industries. Women are often faced with a choice between focusing on their career or having a family. Parents should be encouraging their daughters to take selfies, not banning them ...

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How people live on low wages: £7.5k a year

(Picture: Metro.co.uk) Given that the average UK salary is £28,758 (according to the Office for National Statistics), what’s it like living on a lower wage? As part of Money Month, we’re opening up the purse strings to find out how people get by on much less. Margaret* is a 63-year-old pensioner from Gloucestershire who owns her home and lives on a pension ...

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Parents should be encouraging their daughters to take selfies, not banning them

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Given that Jamie Oliver once cheerfully announced that he punishes his children by making them eat chillies, and named a baby River Rocket, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that his parenting skills leave somewhat to be desired. But, even with the low expectations I had, I have to admit that I was still pretty ...

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'Robot Wars' Presenter Angela Scanlon Announces She's Pregnant With Her First Child

‘Robot Wars’ presenter Angela Scanlon has announced she’s expecting her first child with her husband Roy Horgan. The 33-year-old, who has previously presented ‘The One Show’ shared the news on social media, revealing she’s keen for her baby to have ginger hair. “So, I’ve been baking for six months now… and I’ve made a bun,” she captioned a shot of herself ...

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Jamie Oliver Criticises Parents Who Allow Teens To Post 'Porno, Luscious' Selfies On Social Media

Jamie Oliver has criticised parents who allow their teenage daughters to post photos on social media that look “quite porno”. The celebrity chef, who is dad to Poppy, 15, Daisy, 14, and Petal, eight, Buddy, seven, and 15-month-old River, with his wife Jools Oliver, was discussing being in the first generation of parents who have to deal with social media. ...

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How Owning A Dog Could Help You Live Longer (Especially If You're Single)

Good news dog owners: your four-legged friend might just help you live longer. A new study conducted by Swedish researchers found dog owners had a lower risk of early death overall than those who didn’t own a pet. Single dog owners seemed to benefit the most – with a 33% reduction in risk of early death and 11% reduction in ...

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Military Dog Receives Prestigious Medal For Bravery, Eats It Instead

A British Military dog named Mali has been awarded the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal for bravery, but the pup appears to be unfazed by his achievements. In a funny moment caught on camera by BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today’ programme, Mali decided to chew his medal, which is the highest military accolade any animal can receive.  Mali, who is a Belgian ...

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