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All the hours you spend staring at your phone are making your dog sad, warns expert

All the hours you spend staring at your phone are making your dog sad, warns expert

We’ve been well-warned of the evils of spending hours scrolling through social media on our phone. We’re going to develop tech neck. We’re the sole cause of loneliness. We’re not looking up and appreciating the world around us. These things have...

Metro, 7 min. ago
 

Commercial property: Economic viability vital with at-risk listed structures

This week, contractors engaged by South Ayrshire Council have extended the exclusion zone around Ayr Station Hotel for safety reasons. Local MSP Brian Whittle has called for the 1885 building to be demolished and replaced with a modern transport hub....

Scotsman, 49 min. ago
 
M&Ms is getting three international flavours, including Mexican jalapeño peanut

M&Ms is getting three international flavours, including Mexican jalapeño peanut

Chocolate lovers, assemble, for there are three new delights to tease your taste buds. M&Ms are about to come in three new international flavours; Thai coconut, English toffee, and Mexican jalapeño peanut. The exciting news was delivered by Brent...

Metro, today, 12:47
 
Sex work is integral to society. My colleagues don’t deserve to be criminals

Sex work is integral to society. My colleagues don’t deserve to be criminals

Whenever I hear about sex work, it’s often through the prism of negativity. Victimisation, exploitation of vulnerable people and the objectification of the female body for male pleasure are the issues most commonly raised when the subject comes up....

Metro, today, 12:47
 
We shouldn’t be surprised that the middle class drink more than the poor

We shouldn’t be surprised that the middle class drink more than the poor

When research was released showing that middle class people consume more alcohol and drugs than the poor, it quickly became a headline. Figures about booze and economic class always do. Britons are obsessed with our own drinking: who does it, how...

Metro, today, 12:32
 
Woman ditches her secret shaving routine to grow a beard like her husband

Woman ditches her secret shaving routine to grow a beard like her husband

Some of the effects of PCOS include irregular periods, weight gain, and excessive body hair. When it comes to this hair, a number of women try to shave, pluck, wax, or laser away the evidence – a costly and time-consuming activity. For 36-year-old...

Metro, today, 12:16
 
Amazon releases new athleisure range Aurique

Amazon releases new athleisure range Aurique

Easy on the eyes and on the wallet. Amazon’s brand new activewear range is called Aurique and is supposed to take customers ‘from the barre to brunch’. It covers all the bases for functional gymwear, featuring tops, sports bras, outerwear and...

Metro, today, 12:05
 
What happens to your penis when you take Viagra

What happens to your penis when you take Viagra

Viagra has been helping people with penises get erections since 1998. The little blue pill is well-known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, but how does it actually work? Viagra (sildenafil) works on a cellular level. In the vascular system, the...

Metro, today, 11:37
 

Theatre interview: Director Wils Wilson on celebrating the “roughness” in Twelfth Night at the Royal Lyceum

In the main auditorium at the Lyceum, they’re taking a lunch break during technical rehearsals for Twelfth Night; and Wils Wilson slips out for a brief chat about her directing life, and her forthcoming production of what is perhaps Shakespeare’s most...

Scotsman, today, 11:23
 

Music review: Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet, Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Any uninformed who may have presumed an elftet to be an ensemble of delicate sprites would have been instantly disabused by the formidable opening blast from the 11 musicians crammed precariously on the Jazz Bar’s stage. With brass fanfaring giving...

Scotsman, today, 11:23
 

Music review: Lammermuir Festival Opening Weekend

Cathedrals of sound – that’s the cliché routinely wheeled out to describe Bruckner’s monumental symphonies. But cliché or not, it felt like the ideal description for the Lammermuir Festival’s opening concert (****), whose climax was a magnificent...

Scotsman, today, 11:23
 
Snake named Toothless gets braces to fix her overbite

Snake named Toothless gets braces to fix her overbite

Toothless, a green tree python, was happily eating away when she broke a part of her jawbone. While the pet snake was eating her meal, her left lower jawbone folded and got stuck in her throat when she swallowed. She ended up with an overbite. Her...

Metro, today, 10:42
 

Fashion Nova and PrettyLittleThing have been accused of stealing artwork

Big brands like Fashion Nova and Pretty Little Thing surely have design teams and creative directors working hard to produce great clothes… Surely? Although both companies are at the forefront of online fashion, it hasn’t stopped them becoming...

Metro, today, 10:09
 
What I Rent: Alex and Andy, £1,400 a month for a maisonette in Hither Green

What I Rent: Alex and Andy, £1,400 a month for a maisonette in Hither Green

Each week we take you inside a rented property in London as part of our series, What I Rent. It’s not just because we’re nosy. Finding a place to live in London can be tough – especially when you have no clue what’s normal when it comes to the price,...

Metro, today, 10:02
 
Fitness model known as Miss Iron Bum is so sculpted she gets called a ‘demon’

Fitness model known as Miss Iron Bum is so sculpted she gets called a ‘demon’

Fitness model Bakhar Nabieva is extremely toned, to put it lightly. The model’s intensely muscled thighs have earned her the nickname Miss Iron Bum, a title she seems to be a fan of considering she uploads every workout video from behind. Her physique...

Metro, today, 09:07
 


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