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It was only last week that we were hearing about the Hobby Lobby Instagram challenge. Now, it seems a UK based Snapchat challenge has become a thing – but it sounds pretty ridiculous.
Apparently, the idea is to climb up to a high point on a motorway bridge, lean over as far as you can to take a pic of the speeding vehicles below, and Snapchat your efforts.
Sounds pretty err… stupid if you ask us.
Inspector Jim Jones from the Greater Manchester Police division in Bury took to Twitter to explain much of a bad idea it is.
Officers tonight have attended several incidents of people hanging off motorway bridges. Those spoken to claim it’s a Snapchat challenge to post pictures leaning over bridges. How irresponsible can you get. Please help nip this in the bud and RT
He said, “Officers tonight have attended several incidents of people hanging off motorway bridges. Those spoken to claim it’s a Snapchat challenge to post pictures leaning over bridges. How irresponsible can you get? Please help nip this in the bud and RT”
Urging his followers to retweet his post, he wants to ensure as many people as possible are aware of this new tragic Snapchat challenge trend, and hopefully put a stop to it before anything fatal happens.
So far his post has received 975 retweets and 429 likes, showing that people are definitely in agreement.
“Absolutely shocking! What goes through people’s minds?! Lets stop this VERY dangerous challenge before something serious happens!” replied one follower.
“Deary me.. social media gone wrong pls have a word with your children and teens, and tell them this is an accident waiting to happen and help spread the warning by RT’ING. Let’s try and prevent the unthinkable. IT’S NOT COOL it’s dangerous. #STOP” tweeted another.
Each situation involved teenagers standing on the wrong sides of the motorway bridge barriers – potentially risking their own lives, as well as the lives of others if something awful happened.
All three incidents were reported and seen to within the space of an hour and 20 minutes.
Inspector Jones told the Manchester Evening News, “The potential consequences are unthinkable all for the quest of a few ‘likes’ on social media” and these kids need to remember that the bridges are “not playgrounds”.
Well this is new, and somewhat refreshing. You know how River Island has their kids line? In a bid to embrace diversity, the fashion brand has hired a bunch of children who have disabilities to be part of the campaign.
The adorable kids are come from all over the UK and they’re aged between three and 10 years old.
Each has a condition ranging from eyesight problems to Down’s Syndrome and cerebral palsy, and being child models – they’re the cutest kids ever.
River Island decided to go ahead with this campaign as they’re making a huge statement for the brand’s 30th anniversary.
All the kid models are represented by Zebedee Management, which is a model agency who specialise in working with clients that have disabilities.
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There’s Cora Bishop – a six-year-old from Wrexham in North Wales. She’s got Down’s Syndrome and was apparently the life and soul of the party on set.
Teddy Berriman is a five-year old who suffers from cerebral palsy. He’s a real hero, with his condition affecting all four limbs, he’s also partially sighted and has epilepsy, so uses his frame or a wheelchair in order to get around.
Then we have 10-year-old Lois Groom who’s from Ware in Hertfordshire.
She was born with the rare condition, 18q deletion syndrome – which only affects one in 40,000 kids.
Lois was born deaf but she’s now able to hear through her hearing implants. However she is hyper mobile which means that she tires easily. Despite her learning difficulties and delayed speech, she’s known to love being in front of the camera.
And finally we have Gabriel Sohota – the four-year-old boy from Huddersfield. Gabriel suffers with Down’s Syndrome and this campaign was in fact his first ever modelling job.
It’s really enlightening to see that another fashion brand – this time River Island – really getting on board with diversity.
Following the likes of ASOS who now refuse to Photoshop out stretchmarks, and the diverse Missguided #MAKEYOURMARK campaign, we can now add River Island to the list of fashion forward brands.
There’s no disputing that Rihanna is a goddess sent from heaven above to grace us mere mortals with her presence, gorgeous voice and incredible wardrobe. Basically, we like her. Like, a lot.
She’s conquered everything, from topping the charts to taking over fashion week to launching one of the most inclusive make-up lines ever, which is why we’re taking a moment to recognise the greatness she’s blessed us with in the past.
While we all know her big hits, Riri has also recorded some less recognised gems throughout her career that deserve just as much love as her fist-pumping banger Only Girl In The World. So, if you think you know Rihanna’s back catalogue, see if you recognise any of these..
Let us take you back to 2007, when Rihanna wore a lot of big earrings and Justin Timberlake was still pretty cool. The result is a sultry and smooth tune that compares her love interest to addictive substances. It’s actually a lot nicer than it sounds. Bonus: JT takes a quick shower in the middle of the desert in this video, so it’s worth watching just for that.
Rihanna - Rehab ft. Justin Timberlake - YouTube
If It’s Lovin’ That You Want Now this is what we call a throwback. Rihanna’s second ever single had a much more tropical vibe, but still involved plenty of her signature hip wagging and booty popping to get on board with. Not to mention a glimpse of Riri with long beachy waves — is there any ‘do she doesn’t suit?!
Rihanna - If It's Lovin' That You Want - YouTube
Break It Off A collab with Sean Paul was pretty much a rite of passage for female pop vocalists of the noughties, and Rihanna’s Break It Off is one of the best. Sexy, fast-paced and with plenty of energy, we can pretty much picture ourselves grinding to this tune in a handkerchief skirt and pointed toe boots as we type.
Rihanna - Break It Off Feat. Sean Paul - YouTube
Rockstar 101 Album Rated R saw this Bajan superstar go a little edgier, with a rock-meets-R&B vibe flowing through every track — and you don’t get much rockier than this. Rihanna enlisted none other than Guns ‘N Roses legend Slash to play guitar on this slow-paced banger that’s filled to the brim with racy and rebellious lyrics.
Rihanna - ROCKSTAR 101 ft. Slash - YouTube
Raining Men Ah, how we miss red-haired Riri. We also miss this tune, which features rap queen Nicki Minaj, but isn’t anything like the 1983 song of the same name (or Geri Halliwell’s 2001 remake, for that matter). It’s an empowering anthem telling you to have your pick of the guys, because there are so many out there you’ll literally never run out. Prepare to learn Nicki’s rap off by heart, too.
Rihanna - Raining Men (Audio) ft. Nicki Minaj - YouTube
Cockiness (Love It) This is when we saw Rihanna get really *edgy*, with 2011 marking the release of her sixth album and some seriously explicit songs. Cockiness is one of the best, making it almost impossible to describe in words. The first verse starts with the words “I want you to be my sex slave”, so we’ll leave it at that.
Rihanna - Cockiness (Love It) (Audio) - YouTube
Nobody’s Business Getting back together with Chris Brown in 2012 was always going to be a risky move, but it did give life to this retro sounding tune, which is pretty much a direct response to all the haters. It’s all in the lyrics with this one, and be sure to listen out for the Michael Jackson-esque ad libs.
Rihanna - Nobody's Business ft. Chris Brown LYRICS - YouTube
American Oxygen American Oxygen is a bit of an anomaly for Riri — released in 2015, it didn’t chart well and seemingly got lost between the brash Bitch Better Have My Money and the raw FourFiveSeconds. However, this track deserves a lot more love than it received, purely based on its political message and epic arrangement.
Rihanna - American Oxygen - YouTube
Phresh Out The Runway This is an absolute winner of a tune to blast out when you’re really feeling yourself. Unashamedly cocky and confident, this 2012 song is just asking to be added to your getting ready playlist, work out playlist and basically any other playlist you have. In fact, start a new one just for this right now.
Rihanna Phresh Out The Runway lyrics - YouTube
All of the Lights Unlike some artists, Rihanna hasn’t actually teamed up with many other artists throughout her career. However, this Kanye and Kid Cudi collaboration of epic proportions is definitely one of her finest. She provides the sexy vocal hook on this loud and proud banger, as well as looking absolute fire in the electrifying video. Just watch and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Kanye West - All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi - YouTube
We all thought ovarian cancer was caused by the HPV virus in some way, but now this latest study proves you can even inherit this particular cancer gene.
So apparently there’s a brand new gene mutation that scientists have discovered in the US.
This particular gene is called the MAGEC3 is actually passed down through the X-chromosome, meaning that if you have it, you’ve inherited it from your father’s genes.
One thing’s for certain is that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can definitely increase the risk of ovarian cancer a lot, and of course we’ve even heard of A-list celebs such as Angelina Jolie undergoing surgery as a preventative measure to hopefully decrease their chances of ever getting the disease.
While this newly discovered mutated gene is not part of these tests, they could be the start of a huge breakthrough for us to prevent ovarian cancer even more.
“A better understanding of the inherited genetic risk of ovarian cancer from the father’s side as well as from the mother’s side is vital for helping women to determine their individual risk of developing the disease and to make informed choices about preventative strategies, including surgery.
“These findings, if clarified by further research, would represent a big step forward in ovarian cancer prevention, saving thousands of lives.”
Of course, one of the main problems with this specific form of cancer is the lack of scientific research.
“Great improvements have been made in other women’s cancers – more women than ever survive breast cancer, and we have national screening and immunisation programmes for cervical cancer” added Annwen.
“Yet no similar innovation has been made in ovarian cancer, which kills more women than any other gynaecological cancer.”
So far, we know that its main symptoms include the following:
Always feeling really full
Needing to pee a whole lot more than usual.
The problem is, these symptoms are also very common with so many other illnesses that often ovarian cancer goes undiagnosed until its later stages – making it far more difficult to treat.
It looks like one positive has come out of this new vague research – we know that another mutated gene exists. Now it’s up to scientists to figure out ways to prevent and treat it.
If you are concerned or feel you or anyone you know might have some of these symptoms, you can contact Target Ovarian Cancer’s nurse-led support line on 0207 923 5475 – better to be safe than sorry!
With so many people meeting potential suitors online these days, tons of us are out in the world meeting up with a whole bunch of strangers.
While it seems fine to begin with, there are of course the odd horror stories which prove that meeting up with your unknown date could also be a cause for concern, even for your safety.
Pubs, bars and restaurants all over the UK are trying to combat this and thankfully they’ve come up with a new scheme.
If you haven’t heard of it already, it’s called #AskForAngela.
The idea of this is to reduce any potential sexual violence and vulnerability for men and women.
Having a really subtle phrase like this is so helpful because it’ll get the potential victims out of any possible dangerous and helpless situations, whether they’re on a first date, they’re on a Tinder date (or any other online dating meet up), or even just trying to head home alone after a night out.
The Mertropolitan Police have released this official poster for the #AskForAngela scheme:
As it describes, if you feel uncomfortable in your situation and want a “way out”, all you need to do is “Go to the bar and ask for “Angela”.
“The bar staff will know you need some help getting out of your situation and will call you a taxi or help you out discreetly – without too much fuss.”
And that’s pretty much all you’d want in those instances – a quick getaway, without feeling awful, but ensuring your safety comes first. And whatever you do, DON’T FEEL BAD!
It’s taken time, and no doubt enough bad situations for an initiative like this to be put into place and practice.
But with more and more connections these days being made online, it’s no wonder we need non-traditional ways and backups to help us out.
Every chocoholic’s dream is to eat chocolate all day, every day, but one cocoa fiend will see their fantasies become a reality, thanks to a part-time job offer from the makers of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo.
Mondelez International are on the hunt for a chocolate taster to spend a few hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays sampling and giving “objective and honest” feedback on their products (read: more than just ‘Mmm deeeelicious!”).
The job description requires a “passion” for chocolate, so only those experienced in snaffling up a big bar of Dairy Milk on the regular need apply.
The ideal candidate has “taste buds for detection” and a “communicative personality” as they will be discussing the choc with a team of panellists. They will also be willing to try “inventive” new products (such a hardship!).
Based in Reading, the position has been advertised on Mondelēz and perhaps unsurprisingly, they are experiencing a huge volume of applications.
If a dog is involved you just know it’s going to be great. But when there’s cute sausage dogs – well, that just upped the anti.
Since we already have cat cafes it was only a mater of time before a dog café came about. And this one’s pretty darn specific because it’s a café dedicated to sausage dogs.
This brand new café was created by the same people who were behind the pug café – where people got together in Esquires, Guildford with their pugs obv, and made lots of pug friends and have a wonderful time.
So to create this brand new dachshund café, Pug Café and Esquires have teamed up again, to create a one-off special event for all the sausage dogs of Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and London.
It sounds like all the pets will be living their best lives – making new doggy friends, eating some tasty treats while everyone stares and them telling them how cute their four-legged friends are.
The little sausage friends will get their own dedicated menu that’ll include “woofins”, “bark-scotti” and even “pupcakes”. They’ll even get to drink a free puppucino.
Kinda wish we were the dogs in this event now since they’re getting a pretty good deal.
But don’t worry, pet owners won’t be left out because there’ll be a huge range of coffees and cakes as well as pastries, smoothies and hot food on offer.
The best bit about this event though – you don’t even need to own a dog to attend, you can always go along dog-less and surround yourself by all the cute dachshunds until your heart’s content.
Stretchmarks: we all have them. Silvery, purple, pink or blue little lines that wiggle up our thighs, across our bellies and over our breasts. And yet for as long as any of us can remember, they are not a source of wonder, a sign of a body miraculously changing shape and skin manipulating to fit it, but instead one of shame. One that sees us buying endless creams to minimise visibility, spending hundreds on laser procedures or hiding away under reams of fabric.
Cinta Tort Catro, or Zinteta as she’s known on Instagram, aims to change that by creating and sharing works of art that celebrate our slithery friends by making them stand out as much as possible.
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“Over the years I saw that if I did not accept everything about my body – hair, stretchmarks, etc – I was not accepting myself, and I could never really know or love myself,” the 21-year-old artist told Metro. She herself had battled with an eating disorder as a teenager.
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To do this, she replaces blood stains with glitter and dips tampons in different coloured paints. The collection is called “Mancho y no me doy asco”, which loosely translated into English means “I am not disgusted by my stains”.
This is probably the saddest news we’ve heard in a while. After Brad and Jennifer split way back in 2005 due to his * ahem* infidelity with Angelia Jolie, we thought Jennifer Aniston would never find happiness again after her . We thought Branifer were the perfect Hollywood couple.
But then Jennifer met Justin Theroux and it seemed our fave FRIENDS cast member finally had a shot at long-time love.
They’ve been together since 2011, getting engaged in August 2012 and finally tying the not in a secret ceremony on 5 August 2015.
But shocking us all, the couple announced their split yesterday.
According to The Daily Mail, a statement released yesterday through Jennifer’s publicist said the decision for the pair to go their separate ways was “mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year”.
The statement continued, “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
Explaining why they decided to announce the split rather than continue proceedings privately, the couple’s statement added, “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly.”
Seems pretty understandable. And luckily for them, the pair signed an iron-clad pre-nup agreement before their ceremony back in 2015, meaning that their divorce proceedings and financial settlement, especially as they don’t have any kids together, should be pretty sweet and simple – unlike the on-going battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina.
Of course, since this news of Jen and Justin comes just a week after it was announced that Brad and Angelina have received court approval to extend the “temporary judge” overseeing their private divorce, the world can’t help but wonder if this means our long lost couple – Brad and Jennifer, could this have something to do with it?
The internet have gone a little crazy with the idea that perhaps this coincidental timing could have something to do with Brad and Jennifer getting back together.
One Twitter user wrote, “When you realise both Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt are now single”
That would be a full circle wouldn’t it? Brad and Jennifer split… Brad marries Angelina. Years later, Jen gets married to Justin… both marriages fall apart and the two originals realise they just couldn’t live without each other.
Very Ross and Rachel if you ask us. Maybe Brad’s her lobster after all.