Am I Faking It? Thoughts On Having An Invisible Illness

I look perfectly well. I can get out of bed. I shower, I wear clean clothes. I apply make up. I smile and chat and laugh. But I’m not ok, I’m far from it. I was severely depressed in March of this year. My medication had been lowered and it wasn’t working as it used to. I was left feeling ...

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Making Poverty History Is The Best Job In Government

Poor old Penny Mordaunt, says Ian Birrell in The Times. He seems to think that she’s got the worst job in government but I disagree. While other new Cabinet Ministers struggle with crises they inherit from their predecessor, she’s been given a political and policy platform to secure her own place in history. On Channel 4 News this week, the ...

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A Humpback Whale Tucked Me Under Its Fin And Saved Me From A Lurking Tiger Shark

It went like this… I entered the water to film two humpback whales that appeared to be very “chilled out”. I needed skin samples and tail fluke ID’s. I have spent the past 28 years underwater with whales and with a go pro in hand and on this day I carefully slid over the side of the boat. Because I ...

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Watch As Tory MP Falls Asleep During Commons Debate On Brexit

 Brexit might be getting a bit boring for most people, but you would think MPs would at least manage to stay awake while it’s debated. But it seems that for Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne, the allure of catching some winks was just too much to resist in the Commons this afternoon. The MP for New Forest West let himself ...

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15 Things You Only Know If You're Obsessed With Nut Butter

It’s finally happened, 2018 is the year where peanut butter is set to overtake jam as Britain’s’ favourite breakfast spread, according to new research. In what has been described as part of a backlash against sugary foods, and the humble nut butter being acknowledged as a healthier alternative (apart from if you eat and entire tub, obvs), it is finally time ...

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Iceland Pledges To Plastic Free, Here's What Their Rivals Are Doing To Follow Suit

Your food shop may never be the same again. The phase-out of single-use plastics in supermarkets has begun. Now that Iceland have pledged to be the first retailer in the world to make their own-brand products plastic-free by 2023, people have begun asking about their competitors too. So it seems inevitable that others will soon do the same. HuffPost UK asked ...

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Logan Paul: YouTube star says he deserves a second chance after showing dead body in video

YouTube star Logan Paul believes he deserves a second chance two weeks after posting a video of a dead body on his channel. The 22-year-old vlogger spoke to TMZ about the situation at LAX, stating he believed he was treated “fairly.”  When asked if he deserves a second chance, Paul said, “Everyone deserves second chances, bro.” People on social media were ...

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North Korean 'ghost ship' washes ashore in Japan with eight decomposed bodies on board

Eight decomposing bodies have been recovered from what is believed to be a North Korean “ghost ship” which washed ashore in central Japan. The eight males were found with a badge bearing the portraits of Kim il-Sung, the founder of the authoritarian state, and Kim Jong-il, its deceased leader, Kyodo News reported. Wearing the badges is mandatory for North Koreans and ...

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UFC London 2018: Jimi Manuwa to take on Jan Blachowicz in light-heavyweight match-up at The O2

The UFC returns to London in March 2018, with crowd favourite Jimi Manuwa set to take on Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz in a rematch of their 2015 contest. Manuwa headlined last year’s London fight card and recorded something of a statement victory, stopping The Ultimate Fighter 19 winner Corey Anderson with a vicious first-round knockout. The dominant performance thrust ...

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Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United transfer agreed but Henrikh Mkhitaryan demands are holding up the deal

The general terms of Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United from Arsenal have now been agreed, but it is still open to question whether Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be part of the deal, meaning there is still a lot of negotiation left. Arsenal had been favouring United’s offer over Manchester City’s because it involved a player, but the Armenian’s preferred option ...

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