FLIRTING may seem harmless but such “micro-cheating” could risk your relationship, experts warn.Social media has made it easier to connect with other people romantically without physically being unfaithful to your partner.Relationship psychologist Dr Pam Spurr says: “Micro-cheating is on the rise because you’ve got the means to message people at your fingertips.“The powerful lure of social media means many couples spend more time chatting with online ‘friends’ instead of investing energy in their relationship.“The buzz of flirting and likes is so strong that many prefer that instant hit to what their partner offers, and relationships can be ruined in this way.”Here, LYNSEY CLARKE presents a quiz which will reveal if you are a micro-cheat, a mini-flirt or mega-loyal. And if you are anything less than faithful, at the foot of the page Dr Pam suggests action you can take.WHETHER you’re a risk-taker, bored or seeking validation, … [Read more...] about Are you a micro-cheat, a mini-flirt or mega-loyal? Take our quiz and find out
IF you are reading this, congratualtions – you got through Blue Monday!Yesterday was meant to be been the most depressing day of the year . . . because some PR company decided it would be.It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. If someone tells you often enough you will be sad, hey presto, you will be.But guess what? There is another way.Take it from someone who’s struggling with major jet lag, holiday blues after returning from Hawaii to a wet, windy UK and has scan results looming: You can be positive when everyone around you thinks it’s impossible.Granted, for some it’s easier than for others. But I take huge solace from the fact I am able to get up each day and live a peaceful existence when I know so many others are not as fortunate.It’s a common misconception that people like me – us poor sods with terminal illnesses – are down in the dumps about our impending doom.But people who have received the worst news and … [Read more...] about CoppaFeel! founder says we can feel blue now and then without someone giving us a dedicated day to feel down in the dumps
AS if January isn’t dreary enough, yesterday was Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year.So, to cheer you up with thoughts of sunnier months ahead, here are the looks we will be embracing this year.Fabulous florals, bold colours, Burberry checks, bum bags and waspish waists are just some of the key trends we can look forward to seeing on the high street over the next year.Being stylish is as easy as ABC with SIOBHAN O’CONNOR’s guide to what’s in fashion in 2018.Catwalk image: VersaceSHOW off your creative side with arty prints.Italian fashion house Versace and US label Calvin Klein have used Andy Warhol as their fashion muse, incorporating fun, colourful prints that are sure to make your outfit pop.THE must-have accessory this season is worn around your waist. Eighties favourite the bum bag will enjoy a welcome return this year.Plus it leaves your hands free for dancing. PINK and green SHOULD be seen.This is the season to embrace … [Read more...] about From funky florals to retro bum bags, here’s our guide to what trends are in this year
ROYAL bride-to-be Meghan Markle flashes her pins in a fashion shoot and leaves a leg-acy all her own.The actress wore a short striped dress as she modelled for the US version of Good Housekeeping magazine.In a second snap she donned denim hotpants along with a hat and knitted jumper.Other pictures have her turning on the class in a pleated skirt and then having her turquoise skirt blown around on a harbour balcony.After the assignment in Boston, Meghan told the mag: “It’s so much fun. We have different looks all with very accessible, fun summery designs.”The photographs were published in the August 2016 edition, the month after her first dates with Prince Harry.Meghan, 36, spoke of her love of British favourite roast chicken, the dish they were preparing when the 33-year-old prince went on one knee to propose in November.She told the mag: “There is nothing as delicious as a perfectly roasted chicken.”She said a good recipe was “a game changer” … [Read more...] about Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle flashes her pins in last model shoot
ROYAL bride-to-be Meghan Markle flashes her pins in a fashion shoot and leaves a leg-acy all her own.The actress wore a short striped dress as she modelled for the US version of Good Housekeeping magazine.In a second snap she donned denim hotpants along with a hat and knitted jumper.Other pictures have her turning on the class in a pleated skirt and then having her turquoise skirt blown around on a harbour balcony.After the assignment in Boston, Meghan told the mag: “It’s so much fun. We have different looks all with very accessible, fun summery designs.”The photographs were published in the August 2016 edition, the month after her first dates with Prince Harry.Meghan, 36, spoke of her love of British favourite roast chicken, the dish they were preparing when the 33-year-old prince went on one knee to propose in November.She told the mag: “There is nothing as delicious as a perfectly roasted chicken.”She said a good recipe was “a game changer” … [Read more...] about Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle flashes her pins in last photo shoot
EVERY day, 22-year-old admin worker Elena Tryfonos, from Ilford in Essex, posts up to 50 selfies on social media.It may sound harmless enough but psychologists say “selfitis” is a genuine disorder.Here, Elena tells her story to CLAIRE DUNWELL.My obsession is like a disease. The more photos I take, the more I want to take them.I’m constantly trying to make the next selfie better than the last.Every picture on my phone taken over the past three months is of me. My routine is the same every day unless I’m feeling under the weather and I’m not in the mood.I get home from work and after dinner, I’ll chill out on the settee with my phone.I scrutinise my photos and make sure everything is perfect. If there’s something I’m unhappy with, like the lighting or my pose, I’ll take more selfies.I take loads before finding a shot I’m happy to share on social media.I love the “likes” I get from other people because they build my … [Read more...] about Selfie-obsessed woman claims Snapchat fuels addiction to upload 50 pictures to social media DAILY
FIRST DATES is back and this time charming Fred Sirieiux and his staff have relocated to southern Italy.But where is the stunning location of First Dates Hotel filmed? Here’s what you need to know…First Dates Hotel is the Aquapetra Resort & Spa based in Southern Italy.The luxury accommodation is located around an hour from Naples and the beautiful Amalfi Coast, but has plenty to keep guests entertained on-site.The hotel has not one but two pools - a large outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool – as well as a Jacuzzi, hotel bar, gym and a restaurant.There are 42 rooms on the property, with the spa area surrounded by an olive grove.Adam Chapman, the series editor of First Dates Hotel, said: “We’re so excited about the gorgeous location in Southern Italy."This hotel has the perfect mix of luxury and old fashioned romance in arguably the most passionate country in the world.”This second series was shot across Summer 2017, so … [Read more...] about Where is First Dates Hotel filmed? Aquapetra Resort in Telese Terme filming location revealed
FOR a number of people, conversing can be a daily challenge as they have to battle with a stammer in order to talk to other people.But what exactly is stammering and stuttering and how can it be treated? Here’s all you need to know about the frustrating speech impediment…Stuttering and stammering are actually just the same thing, they refer to a relatively common speech problem in childhood which can persist into adulthood.A stammer can present itself in a few ways; it can cause the person to repeat syllables, make words sound much longer or sometimes words can get stuck and not come out at all.It can vary in its severity in different people, some who are barely affected at all while others can find the condition debilitating.It’s hard to say what causes children to start stammering but the NHS reassures parents that it won’t be caused by anything they have done.They explain that the development of speech is complicated and depends on many factors and that … [Read more...] about What is a stutter and a stammer, are they the same and which celebrities suffer with the speech condition?
ASPERGER'S Syndrome is one of many forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.These are the signs somebody you know may have Asperger's, as well as some of the famous individuals who live with the condition.Asperger's Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people see the world and interact with others.It's often referred to as 'mild autism' - and affects around 700,000 people in the UK (more than one in 100).The main difference between it and autism is that people with Asperger's don't have a learning disability, and do not have any developmental or intellectual delays.In fact, those with Asperger's are normally of average or above average intelligence.Most kids with Asperger's go to mainstream schools, but a diagnosis is important so their learning can be targeted properly.Common signs of Asperger's Syndrome in children include avoiding eye contact, and preferring to play alone or with adults - instead of joining in with other kids.Those with Asperger's often find it … [Read more...] about What are Asperger’s syndrome symptoms in adults and children, is there a test and which celebrities suffer with the condition?
SHE won I’m A Celebrity but Georgia Toffolo is also the nation’s new style queen.The 23-year-old Made In Chelsea star has caused a frenzy online after posing in a black velvet dress.The £15 bodycon frock is from Boohoo, is adorned with small black beads and has pretty mesh sleeves.Fans rushed to comment on Georgia’s Instagram snap, which has racked up more than 82,000 likes.“You look amazing,” commented one admirer, while another added: “Mate… how stunning are you!”“Love this dress,” wrote a fan, as another said: “You look so hot in a little black dress!”Others said “what a babe”, “looking great” and “absolutely gorgeous”.The petite frock is available to buy online in sizes four, six and 12 only.Meanwhile, Georgia looked stunning in a plunging mini dress and thigh high boots as she arrived at Lottie Moss's birthday bash last night.The I'm A Celebrity winner looked ready … [Read more...] about Georgia Toffolo dazzles in £15 Boohoo velvet dress… and fans are going mad for it