• These daily activities burn more calories than a 30-minute walk
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    Erica Rae Chong

    These daily activities burn more calories than a 30-minute walk

    Great news bath lovers! A recent study by Loughborough University found that soaking in a hot tub — while doing absolutely nothing — an burn as many as 130 calories, the equivalent of a 30-minute walk.

  • Meet the woman who’s allergic to everything - even her husband
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Meet the woman who’s allergic to everything - even her husband

    Johanna Watkins hasn’t hugged or kissed her husband in a year. The disorder affects her immune system and renders her allergic to hundreds of things including food, chemicals, dust, sunlight and even the scent of her husband Scott.

  • How to save the environment: Wash your jeans less often
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    Erica Rae Chong

    How to save the environment: Wash your jeans less often

    Don’t launder your jeans as often as you think you should? A University of Alberta textile scientist wants people to wash their jeans less often to reduce their average carbon footprint. “Laundering and the process of fabric care … it uses up water and resources … and energy,” researcher Rachel McQueen told the Edmonton Journal.

  • Baby's final moments captured in heartbreaking photos
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Baby's final moments captured in heartbreaking photos

    Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger received an early Christmas miracle. Sadly, the family of four did not have much time together. Knowing they didn’t have much time together, a family friend reached out to local photographer Lindsey Brown.

  • 9 things in your home that are dirtier than your toilet seat
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    Erica Rae Chong

    9 things in your home that are dirtier than your toilet seat

    [All Images: Getty] Think of the dirtiest place in your home and the toilet often comes to mind. Yet you’d be better off eating off of it than your chopping board or a plate scrubbed with your kitchen sponge. We’ve identified nine places in your home that probably have more bacteria than your loo. Get cleaning!

  • Your hangover symptoms may be a sign of something much more serious
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    Simone Olivero

    Your hangover symptoms may be a sign of something much more serious

    Like a lot of 21-year-olds, Jennifer Gray was feeling a little rough after a night out partying with friends. After running a series of tests, doctors concluded that Gray had been suffering from bacterial meningitis. While occurrences of bacterial meningitis have decreased in the last 10 years, the spread has long been linked to college campuses due to the community setting and close quarters among students.

  • 'Don't try to belittle me to being my skin' says model Winnie Harlow
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    Simone Olivero

    'Don't try to belittle me to being my skin' says model Winnie Harlow

    Canadian fashion model Winnie Harlow is a lot of things. Since the beginning of her career, Harlow’s name has been synonymous with her skin condition and the fact that she chooses not to cover up the patches of depigmented skin found on her face and body.

  • This Poignant Back To School Picture Is Breaking The Internet’s Heart
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    This Poignant Back To School Picture Is Breaking The Internet’s Heart

    For the past week or so it’s likely your social media feed has been awash with pictures of children posing proudly in their oversized uniforms. Julie Apicella from Norfolk took to Facebook to share a photo of her little girl, Emily, in her uniform last year, and another shot this year revealing an empty space. “Nearly everyone on my list has children or family members and this could be your reality in the future.

  • Why Science Is Calling BS On The Five Second Rule
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Why Science Is Calling BS On The Five Second Rule

    You know where you can swipe those dropped titbits of food from the floor, dust of the dirt and it will all be ok. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have revealed that bacteria can contaminate food that falls on the floor in less than a second! Unsurprisingly, watermelon had the most contamination while gummy sweets had the least, suggesting that transfer of bacteria from surfaces to food is affected most by moisture.

  • This New Bench Could Make Breastfeeding Mums’ Lives A Lot Easier
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    Alice Sholl

    This New Bench Could Make Breastfeeding Mums’ Lives A Lot Easier

    Hum na Sutli is a small town in Croatia with a population of just 5,000, but is potentially the first place in the world to introduce a special breastfeeding park bench. HUGPD told Croatia Week that the aim behind it is to normalise breastfeeding, and the bench now sits in a park right by a primary school.

  • You’ve Probably Been Defrosting Your Food Wrong All This Time
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    Alice Sholl

    You’ve Probably Been Defrosting Your Food Wrong All This Time

    Susanne Ekstedt, a researcher at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Gothenburg, says it’s best to thaw food in water if you’re planning to use it straight away. Ekstedt told the Metro: “This is something food scientists have known to be true for a long time now.

  • Woman Shares Empowering Post Of Her Shaving Her Face To Raise Awareness Of PCOS
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Woman Shares Empowering Post Of Her Shaving Her Face To Raise Awareness Of PCOS

    A woman has taken the Internet by storm after sharing images of her shaving her face to Facebook. Tina-Marie, who runs the blog Fight against Fat, wrote a Facebook post to popular parenting blogger Constance Hall, asking her to share the message to her page to raise awareness. “Hey Hun! You’ll probably never read this but it’s worth a try lol I would love for you to share this photo and my spiel on PCOS to help raise awareness,” she wrote.

  • Photographer Captures Mum One Hour After Giving Birth, Immortalises The Beauty Of Motherhood
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    Alice Sholl

    Photographer Captures Mum One Hour After Giving Birth, Immortalises The Beauty Of Motherhood

    Melissa Jean, a photographer based in Australia, took this post-birth photo of Alyce in just a bra and nappy - with her robe proudly open - capturing the beauty of new motherhood in the process. Jean posted the image on her Instagram along with the words: “One hour after giving birth… looks stunning… in a nappy #womenareamazing #thatisall”. “I met Alyce when she employed me to capture her journey into motherhood - and we’ve been friends ever since,” Jean told Yahoo Style UK.

  • We Asked Experts For Their Ultimate Anti-Ageing Tips: Here’s What They Said
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    Lucy Douglas

    We Asked Experts For Their Ultimate Anti-Ageing Tips: Here’s What They Said

    “Wear sunscreen every single day, and keep your skin out of direct sun as much as possible,” says Dr Maryam Zamani, a cosmetic doctor at the luxury Cadogan Clinic in Chelsea and founder of MZ Skincare. “As we age, our face structure changes, styles change and sometimes our eyebrows change,” says Dr Zamani.

  • Does Your Baby Name Make The Most Fashionable List?
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Does Your Baby Name Make The Most Fashionable List?

    Does your baby name make the most fashionable list? [Photo: gratisography.com via Pexels]

  • This Inspiring Lingerie Brand Chose Its Models Based On Their Achievements Not Their Bodies
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    This Inspiring Lingerie Brand Chose Its Models Based On Their Achievements Not Their Bodies

    Underwear campaigns don’t come much more inspiring than the latest offering from UK-based lingerie brand, Panache. Seven thousand nominees and 12 months later, Panache revealed its new “Modelled By Role Models” campaign with the six finalists that the public voted for.

  • Zendaya Says a Store Clerk Refused Service Because of Her ‘Skin Tone’
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    Julie Ricevuto

    Zendaya Says a Store Clerk Refused Service Because of Her ‘Skin Tone’

    Actress and model Zendaya, who is known for her outspoken nature when it comes to racial inequality, claims she was refused service in a store while with a friend because of her skin tone.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Finally Explains Why She Posted About Conscious Uncoupling
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    Maggie Parker

    Gwyneth Paltrow Finally Explains Why She Posted About Conscious Uncoupling

    In an interview with LinkedIn, Gwyneth Paltrow is finally explaining the method to her conscious uncoupling madness. “No, not at all,” Paltrow said when asked if she put the piece up to increase traffic. “When something is criticism that is not well researched, it doesn’t mean anything to me,” Paltrow put it.

  • Facebook Can Make You As Happy As Having A Baby Or Getting Married, Apparently
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    Alice Sholl

    Facebook Can Make You As Happy As Having A Baby Or Getting Married, Apparently

    According to a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook, interacting with people on the social media site could make you as happy as getting married or having a baby. Researchers monitored how 1,910 Facebook used used the site for three months, such as how much they commented, liked photos, and posted statuses. In other words, passively Facebook stalking and giving yourself FOMO won’t do you any good.

  • Should Parents Share Naked Pictures Of Their Children On Social Media?
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Should Parents Share Naked Pictures Of Their Children On Social Media?

    A mum has sparked an online debate about whether parents should share naked pictures of their children to social media [Photo: Rex Features] A quick scroll of most parents’ social media feeds will likely reveal countless snaps of their little ones.

  • Back to school essentials parents tend to forget about
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    Samantha McArthur, Yahoo Lifestyle Blogger

    Back to school essentials parents tend to forget about

    When picking up school supplies, don’t forget a calendar or agenda to keep track of projects, dividers to separate material, sticky notes to write down ideas, and if they have a locker- a locker shelf to keep their space clean.

  • This Is The World’s Most Desirable Face, Apparently
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    Alice Sholl

    This Is The World’s Most Desirable Face, Apparently

    [Photo: Dr Julian De Silva]

  • Baby Name Regret: One Fifth Of Parents Aren’t Happy With Their Little One’s Moniker
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Baby Name Regret: One Fifth Of Parents Aren’t Happy With Their Little One’s Moniker

    Whether you spend hours poring over baby name websites or you turn to your favourite box set character for inspo, naming an actual human being is a big responsibility. According to the survey one mother admitted to choosing Isis for her daughter years ago, inspired by the ancient Egyptian goddess, and was horrified to find the name taken by a terrorist group.

  • Beating the 9-5 slump: tips for a healthy work day
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    Krista Thurrott

    Beating the 9-5 slump: tips for a healthy work day

    Something about September feels like a fresh start. While you’re most likely not going back to school, there’s something about the beginning of fall that makes you feel like you’re rebooting and re-connecting with your goals before heading into the winter months.  If you’re hoping to lose a bit of weight or get more active before holiday season is in full effect, keep reading. We all know sitting at a desk for eight hours a day is not ideal for our bodies, and this list will act as a reminder of small commitments you could be making that won’t completely hijack your productivity or social time in the office.

  • Five exercises you should be doing during your period
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    Yahoo Canada Style

    Five exercises you should be doing during your period

    Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui’s name was frequently in the news during the recent Rio Olympics, but not for her outstanding performance in the 4x100 relay medley. Instead, the 20-year-old received a virtual standing ovation when she told CCTV news her period had started the night before, leaving her feeling weak, and unable to swim as quickly as she had hoped. While not the first to mention her period in post-competition reflection, Yuanhu’s frank admission does shrug off any taboos regarding period-talk and raises the question: what exactly are the best exercises to do when you’re surfing the crimson wave? Staying regularly active is one of the best antidotes to PMS and period-related complaints, but if you’re in pain or too tired, taking a break from working out to relax and maybe watch a season (or two) on Netflix is ok too