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Are your drinking habits affecting your mental wellbeing?

At the beginning of each year, we make a promise to ourselves that one way or another, we will make beneficial changes in our life.

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Watch Russian thrill-seekers 'horseboarding' - it's the latest extreme winter sport

There’s a new extreme winter sport taking over the Ural mountains in Russia.

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There's now a 'ski-through' bank machine in Canada

So, there you are, half way through a day of skiing, with no intention of heading back down the slopes yet, and all you can think about is a feast with a view like this. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This footballer scored an incredible bicycle kick goal, proposed to his girlfriend and then got booked

Napa Rovers footballer Ashton Surber popped the question to his girlfriend while on the pitch during a Guam Premier Division match.

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This woman has built a house of books in her bedroom to save them from floods

What would you save if your home was under threat? For this woman, the answer is simple: her books. However, unfortunately Susie’s got a whole lot of them, making for a slightly unwieldy rescue mission.

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This student turned her Oxford rejection letter into something incredibly beautiful

When we receive bad news, all we want to do is curl up into a ball, have a bit of a cry, and eat a whole lot of chocolate. However, this teenager has turned rejection into something so much better than just tears and empty calories. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Sunshine Makers documentary offers a thrilling look at the history of LSD

When people think of LSD they tend to think of the 1960s, the decade the chemical compound was made famous by young people across the world trying to make change.

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Here's how to cure your horrible winter cold

The constantly runny nose, the annoying cough, a winter cold is an inevitable part of going back to work in January, but here’s how to sort it, and quickly.

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You can help this 18-year-old dance again. Here's how

An 18-year-old girl is appealing to the generosity of the public in order to fund an expensive but life changing surgery she needs to have full mobility in her legs.

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Boutique luxury, 'algae wraps' and Michelin-star food by the sea: why Jersey might be perfect for your next spa break

Reporter Georgia Humphreys headed to The Club Hotel & Spa in Jersey for the ultimate weekend of relaxation complete with seaside walks and island charm.

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This advice might help you start making those millions

Creative and financial freedom is the goal for most people when entering the world of work, but successful entrepreneur Steven Bartlett says if you want to make millions you might be going about it the wrong way.

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This insightful map shows where Bafta-nominated films were set and shot around the world

This week saw the prestigious Bafta 2017 nominations, honouring the best British and international contributions to the films of last year.

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This mum gave birth to a baby weighing a mighty 14lb

Friends of LaQueena Hunter-Grover thought her bump while pregnant with her fourth child was so big that she was carrying twins.

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This guy drove through Dingle’s Conor Pass in the snow

With two weather warnings in place across Ireland until tomorrow evening, it looks like most counties will be hit with snow and ice of some sort.

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People are trying to make Scandi trend 'lagom' the next big thing but it actually looks like zero fun

We’re all obsessed with the chic Scandi lifestyle, and this is why the Danish trend for hygge exploded in popularity in 2016.

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Want an Olympic diver’s body without the 10m board? Here are Tom Daley’s 5 health tips

If you’re on a health kick this January, who better to take a bit of fitness inspiration from than British diving hero Tom Daley?

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Melbourne's giant waterslide looks so ridiculously fun you'll forget how cold you are in the UK

The pop-up inflatable is 75 metres long. UK, take note: This is how to do summer.

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How drugs have found their way into fashion

Drugs and fashion have always been intertwined, and not always in the best way. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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This brave mum delivered her own baby via C-section

Sarah Toyer shared her inspirational story on Facebook.

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Buckle up, because Taco Bell are rolling out a shell made entirely of fried chicken

New year, new crazy food trends … or however the phrase goes. The most 2017 culinary delight we’ve heard so far comes courtesy of Taco Bell (and where else?). This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Taking up running? These podcasts will take you from beginner to expert and you'll learn stuff along the way

It’s a new year and some of you have probably set goals to get fit. Well done for getting as far as Googling how to get into running, we’re proud of you. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Trump's inauguration planner said the ceremony will have a 'soft sensuality' and we can't stop cringing

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony is fast approaching, and organisers are working overtime to get everything ready. We’re all desperate for hints of what it will be like, and inauguration planner Tom Barrack has obliged…sort of.

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Here's what our capital looks like from river that runs through it

We’ve been sent some footage of our nation’s capital from a viewpoint that not many of us would have seen before.

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Forget 2016's rainbow bagels - 2017 is all about unicorn macaroons and you must see them

Who can forget the rainbow bagel. The colourful treat dazzled us in 2016 and left most of us who haven’t actually eaten one thinking – is that food? It doesn’t look like food. Oh, nope, apparently it’s food. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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9 things you do every day that you don't realise are good for you

Before you sign the contract for your brand spanking new gym membership this new year, hold up one second and ask yourself these questions…

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This student tried smuggling his dog back to college with him... and got busted

If your family have a dog but you’ve moved away from home, we bet you’ll sympathise with this guy’s predicament. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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11 frosty photos of the UK that prove cold weather is actually really beautiful

We may have missed out on a white Christmas, but there’s some good news on the horizon as snow is finally forecast for the UK.

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Racist note left for waitress sparks massive online debate

An American waitress has said a racist message was left on a receipt by a young couple who she had just served on Saturday.

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5 of the best mindfulness apps you need in your life

Let’s be honest, we could all do with streamlining our smartphone use.

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This Lego themed wedding cake is nothing short of spectacular

We don’t know who and we don’t know why...

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WATCH: Three lads comedically try to untangle a bike from an electric fence

How many men does it take to free a bike from an electric fence?

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11 scientifically-backed ways to chill out if you are stressed at work

Stress has become a part of our working life – at least for some of us.

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6 tips that could help improve your at home working environment

Some interior inspo from the stars might help.

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All the key trends you need to know from men's London Fashion Week

After a long weekend of fashion, fashion and a bit more fashion, London Fashion Week Men’s – as it’s officially known – is drawing to a close.

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17 held over multimillion-pound Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with the Kim Kardashian robbery last year.

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This artist says he was responsible for the 'Hollyweed' sign and explains why he did it

Pranksters all around the world tipped their hats to whoever managed to change the iconic Hollywood sign to “Hollyweed” on New Year’s Day. Now, the artist who claims he was responsible has come forward.

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5 top tips from Clean Eating Alice for your healthiest year yet

Clean Eating Alice (real name Alice Liveing) is the self-transformed health blogger determined to dispel the ‘diet myths’ that drag us down.

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The BBC's new documentary looks at how drugs from the dark web arrive at your door

Postal workers across the UK have been delivering drugs unknowingly, the BBC has found.

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Scorned woman seems to unleash wrath on cheating ex by plastering posters around town

You know how the saying goes: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and somewhere in Warwick lies a scorned woman called Linda, who appears to have just unleashed her wrath on her unfaithful partner Graham.

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This guy knits jumpers of places then wears them to those exact places and it's all kinds of beautiful and weird

Who doesn’t love a little souvenir from a place they’ve visited? It’s a fun and easy way to remember all the cool trips you’ve been on over the years.

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