Category: Lifestyle

How We Became Independent And Live Our Life Around The World

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Lockdown is hard enough without juggling divorced parents

Like 6.3million others in the UK, being furloughed from my job has left me with no choice but to return home. While I’m extremely thankful to have a place to come back to without the pressure of finding somewhere new to rent (the lease on my flat also expired) there’s no doubt that being part […]

Seven perfect Father’s Day cards for Black dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner (21 June – get it in your diary) – but luckily for you, there’s still time to find the perfect card and post it off. Lots of us have been separated from our parents for longer than ever before, so Father’s Day is a great way to show […]

An alpaca will join your Zoom calls if you donate money to Marie Curie

Deep in the throes of Zoom fatigue? It might be time to add some excitement to your video calls and virtual work meetings. You could just change up your virtual background… or you could organise for an alpaca to join your chat – a far more joyous option, in our opinion. Don’t stress, you don’t […]

Man’s bike accident damages testicles – but saves his life by revealing tumour

Bobby Bansal was cycling to work when both his bike’s tyres suddenly burst. He fell, leaving him feeling battered and bruised, but picked himself up and went onto the office. But a few days later, he noticed his testicles were still swollen from the accident – so he decided to get them checked out. The […]

What it’s like to go to a naked sauna in the Netherlands

‘Try not to stare, you know, down there,’ was my boyfriend’s only tip before we ventured to a sauna in the Netherlands pre-corona. You see, unlike in the UK, saunas in the land of windmills and tulips operate a no-swimwear policy. My boyfriend warned me, worried that I might get distracted by other men, that […]

Teenager becomes TikTok star raising thousands of frogs in lockdown

Hannah McSorley was at a bit of a loose end when her GCSE exams were cancelled this summer. The 17-year-old, from Omagh, Northern Ireland, expected to still be studying but coronavirus means she has lots of free time. So instead she’s turned her attention to raising thousands of tadpoles in lockdown. Now on day 80, […]

Woman who had to give birth to her dead baby feels left alone in a ‘nightmare’

A woman whose baby died when she went into labour at 18 weeks pregnant says she feels abandoned in lockdown. Faye, 28, who works for a charity in campaigning and communications, lost her child when she suffered from preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). PPROM occurs when the amniotic sac that holds the baby […]