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A 10-year-old girl with vitiligo has launched a career as a model and wants to redefine beauty.

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Negative thoughts can become a vice on our lives and affect the way in which we experience life’s events. Learning how to think positively instead of negatively can be hard, especially if one has never been taught to do so...

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Aarthi Agarwal

Bollywood actress Aarthi Agarwal has died after what has been reported as liposuction surgery failure.

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So many of us fall in and out of exercise routines on a regular basis.

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An Yves Saint Laurent advertisement featuring an 'unhealthily underweight' model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work - building up to an ideal four hours a new study has shown.

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Singer Ellie Goulding has spoken about feeling intimidated by men at the gym. Here Radhika Sanghani hears from two male fitness fans who reveal the dark truth about what really goes on.

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A Canadian student has developed a new method of tattoo removal that could save people a good deal of pain and expense.

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released data that shows 51% of people in England and Wales are single. Does that really mean there are so many people on their own?

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This 10-year-old model with vitiligo is redefining beauty

A 10-year-old girl with vitiligo has launched a career as a model and wants to redefine beauty.

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10 ways to transition from a negative to a positive thinker

Negative thoughts can become a vice on our lives and affect the way in which we experience life’s events. Learning how to think positively instead of negatively can be hard, especially if one has never been taught to do so...

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Bollywood actress dies after liposuction

Bollywood actress Aarthi Agarwal has died after what has been reported as liposuction surgery failure.

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How long does it take to get 'out of shape'

So many of us fall in and out of exercise routines on a regular basis.

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'Unhealthily underweight model' Yves Saint Laurent advert banned

An Yves Saint Laurent advertisement featuring an 'unhealthily underweight' model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Office employees should be on feet for four hours of working day

Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work - building up to an ideal four hours a new study has shown.

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What men really think about women in the gym

Singer Ellie Goulding has spoken about feeling intimidated by men at the gym. Here Radhika Sanghani hears from two male fitness fans who reveal the dark truth about what really goes on.

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New tattoo removal cream doesn't hurt and promises to fade ink

A Canadian student has developed a new method of tattoo removal that could save people a good deal of pain and expense.

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Are 51% of people really 'single'?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released data that shows 51% of people in England and Wales are single. Does that really mean there are so many people on their own?

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'Yoga pants': Are leggings and other tight trousers indecent?

Are yoga pants a threat to public decency? It might seem so after the beloved athletic wear once again made headlines - this time after a lawmaker debating public decency said the pants 'should be illegal'.

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Lifestyle: I've slept with 3,000 men

Marie Calvert: It was the night I slept with 14 men that I first started to try to work out how many partners I've been with.

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Red wine antioxidant can prevent memory deterioration

You'd expect red wine to make remembering harder not easier, but in fact it helps prevent age related memory decline, according to new research.

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20 mental barriers that you should let go of

You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It's just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing altitude fast. You will hit the ground in less than ten minutes if you don't come up with something quick.

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Shops' disability access 'shocking' audit finds

Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is 'shocking', according to a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants.

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Why handheld devices should be banned for children

Infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, and restricted use should be imposed on other young age groups.

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5 habits that can poison any relationship

Despite truly wanting to have happy and harmonious committed relationships or marriages, many people inadvertently stress and even destroy theirs by injecting them with steady doses of interpersonal poison.

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Weight loss: Husband didn't recognize wife

Misty Shaffer has struggled with weight all her life. When her husband was deployed to Iraq for a year, she decided to use his absence to re-commit herself to losing weight so she could surprise him when he came home.

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Report: Shift work dulls your brain

Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.

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'I lost a job because of my tattoos'

Readers have been getting in touch about their experiences of terminated job interviews, losing out on promised promotions and leaving jobs because of their tattoos.

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Sugar - Five foods surprisingly high in the sweet stuff

We need to reduce our sugar intake, says a new campaign group. But some foods have a surprisingly high amount of sugar added to them.

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Bodybuilder, 78, strips off to promote vegan lifestyle

Breaking the age barrier in bodybuilding, 78-year-old vegan Jim Morris dared to bare all for a new PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaign.

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Modern life turning people off sex

Money worries and the distractions of social media mean people are having sex less frequently, researchers say.

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Six love lessons you can learn from your pet

The love you have for your pet is unconditional, relaxed and wonderful. Bizarre as it might sound, let that relationship teach you about loving your partner too...

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The full-figured fitness instructor

Fitness instructor Lauretta Johnnie runs classes for people with fuller figures who want to lose weight.

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Is it OK to take your shoes off at work?

Temperature is rising. Feet are getting hot... so hot that Nick Clegg removed his shoes in the office as the mercury nudged above 30C (not pictured). Is this acceptable?

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How to get to sleep in hot weather

Far be it from us to complain about the summer heat. It's taken long enough to arrive, and we want it to stay!

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Eight low-tech ways to keep cool in a heatwave

Soaring temperatures in the UK have been welcome for some. But how can people keep comfortable when the mercury rises?

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10-yr-old children are regularly having sex

Children of ten are regularly having sex, and sending explicit pictures of themselves to classmates when they reach their teens.

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60s 'is the new age for mid-life crisis'

Your 60s are the new mid-life crisis for so-called "silver sufferers" rather than your 40s, according to a study.

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Women don't need bras - says expert

Burn the bras, ladies, it turns out we don't need them after all.

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People thought I was pregnant but I just overweight

A Birmingham mum has told of her humiliation at being asked if she was pregnant - when in fact she was overweight.

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Science proves the perfect night's sleep

After what seems like the longest and coldest winter EVER, the clocks are finally going forward to summer time on the 31 March.

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Pros and cons of multi-dating

Keeping your options open when you're looking for love has its advantages, but beware of the multi-dating pitfalls too...

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Halle Berry sprays perfume between her thighs

Halle Berry: How to Spray Perfume 101! The Call star visited Conan on Wednesday, March 13 and blew host Conan O'Brien's mind when she told him how to properly wear a fragrance.

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Life begins at 50! Older women feel happier

Far from being 'over the hill' today's 50-something women say they feel better with age.

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Vivienne Westwood: Michelle Obama's style is 'dreadful'

In a Q&A with the New York Times, iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood said that she had such disdain for First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion sense that she couldn't even bear to talk about her.

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Leona Lewis creates 'Cruelty Free' makeup collection

UK X-Factor winner, Leona Lewis has launched a new collection of 'cruelty free' makeup.

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Men - simple grooming tips: how to get your confidence back

Given that so much of people's first impressions of us are based on appearance it's little wonder that if you don't feel good about how you look you don't exactly brim with confidence.

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British children 'babied' by intrusive parents

UK children are being "babied" by overly-intrusive parents, leaving them unable to cope as they grow up, an adviser to David Cameron has said.

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The rising cost of dressing your kids for school

Every parent loves a school photo of their kids looking smart in their uniform.

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What being in love does for your body

We all know that being in love is a heavenly sensation, but what's it actually doing to your body? The answer is, it turns out, a great deal of good.

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Is a plant-only diet better for your health?

The words 'I'm going vegan' may make many of us think of the tree-hugging, beardy-weirdy, socks-with-sandals brigade...

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Ladies: How to wear bright lipstick

Bright lipstick can make a look, ensuring you stand out and giving the impression of confidence.

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Signs that your partner is not the one

Find out if your relationship is destined to last or whether it's time to throw in the towel.

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Rihanna's Fashion Week debut described as 'horror show'

When we heard that Rihanna would be showing her River Island collection during London Fashion Week last month, we were impressed.

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Woman in botched butt implant YouTube video goes public

The faceless woman behind the botched butt implant YouTube video that went viral late last year went public for the first time on "Trisha Goddard," a one-hour NBC daytime talk show.

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8 little white lies men tell women

According to research men lie an average of three times a day. Here are some of their most common porky pies...

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12 Things men wish women knew about them

Don't get us wrong. We think you look cracking when you get glammed up but we like the natural look best.

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What every parent should know about social media

A mother's picture of her partner in his underpants was among the items carelessly made public over social media in a BBC investigation of parents and teenagers online for Safer Internet Day.

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10 reasons why he doesn't want you to diet

Think he'll dump you if you ditch the diet? Think again...

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Bodyweight training: new exercise regime on the rise

Use your own bodyweight - not weights - to get results fast

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Why women shouldn't give up on sex

How important is sex in a relationship? Is it the 'glue' which holds it together and the very thing which differentiates it from the close bonds we have with 'other' people?

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What to hide when your new partner comes over

If you've embarked on a new relationship and it's the first time you've invited your new partner around - don't leave these things lying around...

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Divorce: how to live with your ex

More and more couples are having to live together AFTER they split up. The only question is how?

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Can being overweight be good for men?

Surprisingly, one new study has reached the conclusion that being fat is good for you. But can it be true?

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Nine beauty resolutions for 2013

Gym membership, fad diets, cutting down on booze... sound familiar? We've all made promises we know we won't really keep...

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Why women want a 1950s man

Which era of men do you think women most pine for?

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Kelly Osbourne weight loss: how I transformed myself

Kelly Osbourne has shed 69lbs, almost five stone in total. Here she reveals how she did it.

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The healthy new year detox

We reveal how to lose those pounds and feel full of energy again after Christmas

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Muslim models: The new wave of Arab supermodels

Arab supermodels are making a name for themselves in the fashion industry, and are changing the way Arab women are perceived by the rest of the world.

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Family meals 'boost child fruit and vegetable intake'

Eating meals as a family improves children's eating habits - even if it only happens once or twice a week, UK researchers suggest.

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Dating: How to end a brief relationship

You haven't been together long, but long enough to know you don't want to go out again. Here's how to break up without breaking their heart, by match.com's relationship expert, Kate Taylor.

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Why men are so competitive and love to win

Picture the scene. A bunch of you, including kids and grandparents, are sat around the coffee table on Boxing Day nibbling on turkey sandwiches and playing Trivial Pursuit.

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10 places that stand out in the census

All the important details have already been teased out of the first big release of census data.

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Cosmetic surgery make-up cheats

Wish you could look a good 10 years younger - without the nip, tuck or nasty needles?

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10 ways to boost your energy before a big night out

Is the Christmas party season proving exhausting? Need an energy boost so you can face the world again? Take a look at our top 10 energy boosters to give you back your glow.

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Top 10 worst gifts you could get her this Christmas

As far as the woman in your life is concerned, it's not just a gift you're wrapping up this Christmas. It's a physical manifestation of what she means to you...

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Why an average physique is best for men

Are you of normal weight and build? Are you nothing like the six-pack sporting hunks who grace the cover of health and fitness magazines? Do you sometimes wish you had a bit more muscle?

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Ladies: What gifts not to get your partner this Christmas

Don't give away your relationship with the presents this Christmas. If he's a keeper, take some time to think of something which he'll really love and avoid these terrible gifts at all costs...

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Men know more about cars than sex, survey reveals

Research conducted by the Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor found that nine out of ten men said they could find the car's oil dipstick but only half were able to name and identify parts of their anatomy.

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Innovations that revolutionised the world

These humble inventions revolutionised the way we live, work and play. Time for another look.

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Increase in male breast reduction surgery

The number of men in the UK undergoing breast reduction surgery is continuing to rise.

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When bum enhancement goes horribly wrong

A shocking video emerged today showing a grotesque bulge in a woman's buttock apparently caused when her botched silicone implant 'flipped inside out'.

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Men: How to boost your fertility

Few young men worry about their fertility. Most of them want to delay fatherhood as long as possible, and many take an "it'll be alright on the night" approach to their chances of success.

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Why are we so unhealthy?

There are many ways to measure the health of the nation.

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Cycle and walking 'must be the norm' for short journeys

Cycling and walking should be the norm for all short journeys, experts say.

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The most unusual CV (resume) blunders ever

How much time do you have to make an impression on a potential employer? It can be a matter of seconds.

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Smoking 'rots' brain, says King's College study

Smoking "rots" the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King's College London.

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When is the best time for men to exercise?

First thing in the morning, during your lunch break or in the evening? Science has some answers.

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Are men cleaner than women?

You probably think women are the more fragrant, freshly scrubbed gender, but new research suggests otherwise.

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The dangers of binge-drinking

The party season is on the horizon - bringing with it a plethora of opportunities to either let your hair down, enjoy a few drinks and socialise with friends.

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Study: Teens bulking up using steroids, protein powders

A new study finds a growing number of teenagers are turning to steroids, extreme dieting and protein powders to put on muscle.

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Many teenagers 'can't read GCSE exam papers'

Thousands of UK teenagers cannot read well enough to understand their GCSE exam papers, a large-scale analysis of pupils' reading ability suggests.

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Red alert: the most effective complexion-calmers

Plagued by a fiery glow and unsightly spider veins? A flushed face is no fun...

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Depression in pregnancy 'risk to future mental health'

More than a third of women who become depressed during their pregnancy have suicidal thoughts, suggests a snapshot survey carried out by the Royal College of Midwives and Netmums.

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Indoor laundry drying 'poses a health risk'

Drying laundry in the home poses a health risk to those prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies, according to new research.

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Five million paid less than Living Wage, says KPMG

One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a report has claimed.

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Women smokers who quit by 30 'evade earlier death risks'

Women who give up smoking by the age of 30 will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases, according to a study of more than a million women in the UK.

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Care homes given five star ratings fail key standards

Care homes with five-star ratings are receiving premium fees despite not meeting essential standards set out by the care regulator.

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