But Albert Square has also been the scene of some real-life, off-screen love affairs - here are the cast members who have found each other, even for the most brief of romances. … [Read more...] about EastEnders real-life love affairs REVEALED – and the couple who are still together
When Matt left the soap 18 months later, it was the end of the road for them but it wasn't as clean cut as that, with rumours that Matt's eye may have wandered while he was on Dancing On Ice, eventually hooking up with Brianne Delcourt. … [Read more...] about EastEnders real-life couple breakups – and who they are dating now
With empires built on unachievable eating, figures such as Freelee, Hari and Maria “Fit Mom” Kang represent fitspo at its most extreme, documenting lifestyles that are followed as much out of curiosity as aspiration. But fitspo can be every bit as tyrannous as the “thinspo” that preceded it – a tag banned from Instagram in 2013 and Tumblr in 2012 for its role in pro-eating-disorder communities. Use of the term fitspo has risen exponentially since thinspo was banned, prompting the question of whether “pro-ana” has covertly gone mainstream, hiding under the cover of Lululemon yoga pants. … [Read more...] about Fitspo: how strong became the new skinny
Amy and her partner, Harry, haven’t had sex for more than six of their seven years together. “It was never a big part of our relationship and after a few months he became stressed at work and didn’t want it,” she says. “I was relieved, because I’ve never enjoyed sex.” Since then, the couple have been in an affectionate, celibate partnership. “We cuddle every night in front of the TV and in the mornings when we wake up. He always kisses me when he comes in from work.” They love spending time together and feel that they are soulmates. “We have talked about this and both agree that we have enhanced each other’s lives so much. Sex just isn’t that important to everyone.” When she was younger, Amy was worried about expectations and felt pressured to fit in. “I used to have sex quickly in relationships, because I felt like it was something I had to do if I wanted a romantic partnership,” she says. For … [Read more...] about The power of celibacy: ‘Giving up sex was a massive relief’
In an editorial accompanying the research paper, Mette Kalager from the University of Oslo argues that deaths from breast cancer are falling due to better treatments such as Tamoxifen, rather than because of earlier diagnosis by screening. A review in the journal Cancers is worth reading because it runs through key research studies and their critiques. … [Read more...] about Should I have a mammogram?