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‘My partner wants his ex-wife to move in with us… I’m absolutely fed up’
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‘My partner wants his ex-wife to move in with us… I’m absolutely fed up’

A girlfriend has taken to Reddit to seek advice on a situation involving her partner’s ex-wife, who she claims is due to move into the pair’s flat in less than a week.Writing on the popular forum website, she said: "My partner and I have been together for five years. He is still close with his ex-wife and they share a teenager. She is constantly around and I have said that I wish we could have better boundaries."He just says that is how she is and I need to deal [with it]. My issue is not her coming over but doing it unannounced."Elaborating, the poster said that tensions in her relationship erupted after her partner revealed that the ex-wife would be moving in, having previously left town to take care of her sick mother.She continued: "Now that she is coming back in less than a week, I...
‘Outdated’ hairstyle women 40+ should avoid – ’emphasises every sign of age in the face’
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‘Outdated’ hairstyle women 40+ should avoid – ’emphasises every sign of age in the face’

Looking after your hair is important. Internet users are sharing how they keep their hair hydrated in the winter and the oil techniques they use to strengthen their hair.Haircuts don't have age limits, and everyone should wear their hair how they like. However, it's common for women over 40 to choose shoulder-length or shorter hairstyles, especially as hormone imbalances can affect hair texture, colour and growth.If you wear your hair with a fringe and want to keep looking young, swap one style for another.Avoid: Thick, blunt bangsA thick, blunt fringe might seem edgy and bold, but Ghanima Abdullah, a hair expert and cosmetologist from The Right Hairstyles, warns it can make you look older as it draws attention to wrinkles, rather than framing your face or highlighting your cheekbones.R...
Hair stylist shares exactly how often to wash your hair
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Hair stylist shares exactly how often to wash your hair

All kinds of hair need washing, but making different styles look their best requires specific care.Whether it is curly, straight, short, thin, or coarse, there's a routine to nourish every hair type, and how often you wash it is at the heart of each one.But determining that specific formula is something that can be incredibly hard to do without professional advice.Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Cheryl Marks, three-time, Emmy Nominated Hollywood hairstylist said: "How often you should wash your hair is a commonly asked question, and it depends on your hair type and texture."Is your scalp oily, do you work out often? This all depends on each person individually, and there is not a one-size-fits-all answer."She continued: "I usually recommend washing your hair every other day so th...
Astrologer warns Virgo ‘you cannot continue’ – horoscopes 2024
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Astrologer warns Virgo ‘you cannot continue’ – horoscopes 2024

As another year cycle is ahead of all the zodiac signs, astrologer Jessica Adams shared her insight into what is likely for all 12 sun signs.AriesFiery Aries will channel their energy into meeting a "fantastic group of people in 2024".Jessica Adams elaborated, stating it could be from a members' club, some sort of team - it could be a sports team – or some sort of other network.Whichever group it is, you won't feel obligated to always be together, as "you know how to give each other space"."Yet, together, you're so powerful," said Jessica Adams, who can only see good things for Aries who seek out their tribe.Taurus"A big ending in your life, Taurus, will affect the children or young adults most," said Jessica Adams."But even as you all realise the old days have gone, a brilliant new fut...
Chinese zodiac for 2024 is the year of the dragon – what this could mean for your sign
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Chinese zodiac for 2024 is the year of the dragon – what this could mean for your sign

2024 is a time for renewal, inspiration and innovation, meaning it's a great time to start new projects, whatever they may be.The year of the Wood Dragon is said to be a "favourable year for building a house or investing in real estate" for many.The Chinese Zodiac did, however, make clear that each sign is uniquely influenced by the energy of the Wood Dragon.Whether there is an extra sprinkle of good luck or obstructive energy that impedes positive developments, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours have the most impact on how you receive 2024.While the energetic forces influence how 2024 is likely to go, the way you choose to react to them is up to you. How the Wood Dragon affects each sign in 2024Rat years1948196019721984199620082020Aided by the lucky Jin Kui Star, Rats should expect...
Optical illusion test shows what your New Year’s resolution should be for 2024 – ‘so true!
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Optical illusion test shows what your New Year’s resolution should be for 2024 – ‘so true!

This fun optical illusion may show what your New Year's resolutions should be for 2024.This bizarre brainteaser looks like a simple picture but can reveal certain personality traits depending on what you first spot in the picture, which should either be a stone-like pattern or a path leading up to houses.The personality test will be able to reveal what your luck will be like in the future, but also a flaw you may need to work on to turn things around.Mia Yilin, an optical illusion specialist, first shared this grey art piece on her social media page and has shocked the internet with her ability to read people.In Mia’s comment section, one person wrote: “[You] get me every time! You’re like a psychic” while someone else commented: “This was so true for me!”READ MORE: Try this optical ill...
Keep clothes smelling ‘fresh and fragrant’ for longer using simple £1 washing items
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Keep clothes smelling ‘fresh and fragrant’ for longer using simple £1 washing items

There is nothing better than doing a batch of laundry and having clothes smell incredibly fresh, and you can make them smell fragrant for much longer. Rita Patra, a clothes expert from Patra Selections, a London-based clothing store, has shared how you can keep clothes smelling their best for much longer, using a few cheap “creative solutions". On the Patra website, Rita said: “Ah, freshly-laundered clothes still smelling of sunshine! Who wouldn’t want that fresh smell to last longer?“There are a few reasons that clothes don’t remain smelling clean; the quantity and quality of detergent you’re using, the humidity inside homes and even the washing machine.” To keep laundry “fresh and fragrant” much longer, you will only need items you probably already have in your home or can be bought f...
What is First Footing? Everything you need to know about Scotland’s New Year celebration
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What is First Footing? Everything you need to know about Scotland’s New Year celebration

New Year’s is celebrated across the world to bring in the new year, but in Scotland it is a particularly festive occasion. Scotland calls their celebrations to mark the new year Hogmanay (Hog-Mah-Nay) and is historically the country’s biggest festival as the practice of celebrating Christmas was outlawed. Christmas was banned in Scotland for over 400 years, starting in 1640, and was only lifted in 1958. Scotland has since adopted many holiday traditions from both England and America to celebrate Christmas but still has many unique traditions. One big Hogmanay tradition is first-footing, which if done correctly is thought to bring luck to a household for the following year. READ MORE: What is Hogmanay? Everything you need to know about this celebrationWhat is first-footing? First-footing...
Americans horrified by how often Britons wash their underwear
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Americans horrified by how often Britons wash their underwear

American podcasters have poked fun at the British after a survey revealed a surprising underwear habit among men in the UK. The brow-raising discussion took place on the @themakeshiftproject podcast, hosted by American podcasters Brian Conforth and Zach Misischia.“British people are disgusting,” Zach declared in the clip, which garnered 5,136 likes and upward of 1,773 comments from British and American viewers.The podcasters highlighted several concerns regarding the approach of British men to personal care throughout the episode, particularly hygiene. Zach explained: “Did you know that 20 percent of British men wear the same underwear for a week? They don’t change their underwear!”READ MORE: Warning signs in your underwear could signal common health problemsThese figures were confirmed...
High street brands opening new stores in 2024 – full list
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High street brands opening new stores in 2024 – full list

Store closures have been at the forefront of big changes to British highstreets with the likes of Boots, Wilko, Wetherspoons, New Look, and Next having axed several sites in 2023.They're not the only chains to exit the high street either.According to Government figures, more businesses have gone bust in England and Wales in recent months than since the 2009 financial crisis.But while so many brands have axed brick-and-mortar sites in a bid to cut costs and adapt to changing shopping habits, there are some that plan to do quite the opposite.Some major high-street names including Wilko, Asda, and Sephora will expand their portfolios in 2024 by increasing the number of physical shops found in the UK.WilkoThe beloved British retailer has already embarked on its return to high streets after ...