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Chat 10-Jun-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Chat is the most outrageous, inspiring, emotional real life title around. Packed with astonishing true stories, big prize puzzles and loads more, it's your unmissable women's weekly. Whether it's tear-jerking tales of triumph over tragedy, the most heart-warming pictures or the best of bonkers Britain, all human life is here. Beyond the rollercoaster ride of true stories, Chat is also jam-packed full of your favourite puzzles with big cash prizes, the canniest bargain shopping features, health advice you can trust, readers' tips, the latest telly news and loads more.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

5 min
her life up in smoke

Kerry Head, 50, Derby Holding my hands up to admire my manicure, I grinned. ‘Shall I paint yours?’ I asked my little girl Emily, then 6. ‘We’re not allowed to have nail polish at school,’ she shrugged. ‘Just a clear one?’ I suggested. ‘No, Mummy, I’ll get into trouble.’ I smiled. She was stubborn as anything, my Emily, a stickler for the rules. While her big brother was often getting told off, she was rarely in trouble. Chalk and cheese they were, but close as anything. By their teens, they were going on nights out together, or playing computer games. The three of us loved messing about, having water fights, photobombing strangers and singing to Lily Allen in the car. But when her brother left for university, things changed. In August 2012, when Emily was 16, we went on a camper-van holiday across…

3 min
ask aunty nelly

Jealous of his fans Q My boyfriend of four years has a huge following and is famous. I really love him but struggle with jealousy, although he’s never done anything to make me doubt him for a minute. He’s talented, funny and handsome, and I can see why people fancy him. I’ve seen women flirt with him and feel terrified he’ll leave me. I even look through his posts and comments to see if anyone is flirting. We’ve had a few arguments because I’ve questioned his friendships on social media. I know that it’s my issue but how can I fix it before I lose him? Anon, 27 A Well done for acknowledging it’s your issue, because it is. The poor fella’s done nothing wrong! What happened in your past? It sounds to me like you might be carrying some…

3 min
ask dr martin

Can I get my bits trimmed? Q My vagina lips are huge and floppy. They’re embarrassing! Can I have them trimmed on the NHS? Meg, Spalding A Your inner lips or labia minora, the two folds of skin beside the entrance to your vagina, enlarge around puberty. Sometimes they grow unusually large and floppy – this is just the way you are and doesn’t mean anything’s wrong. But having very large lips is called labial hypertrophy and can be a nuisance. The labia might cause an embarrassing bulge, or chafe and become sore. Sometimes they might interfere with sex, or activities like cycling or running. Unless the enlargement’s severe, there’s usually no need for any treatment apart from wearing loose clothes to prevent rubbing, and avoiding soap, perfumes and shaving in that area.…

3 min
a letter to… my secret saviour

To my living angel, I don’t know your name or where you live - but to me, you’re an angel on Earth. You saved my life, and allowed me to experience the joys of motherhood. My husband Josh, then 30, and I were thrilled to be expecting our first child. But I suffered chronic sickness, tiredness. Then, six months pregnant, in June 2017, I started struggling for breath. Hospital tests brought devastating news. I had cancer. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Specialists at Bristol Royal Infirmary explained that it is an incredibly rare cell mutation caused by pregnancy-related hormone changes. I was in disbelief. I needed treatment / immediately - steroids to shrink lymphoblastic cells on my chest, followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant. ‘What about my baby?’ I wept. Doctors explained the pregnancy could safely continue. Still, looking down at the…

2 min
how to enter

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1 min
3 of the best body creams

Beauty Editor Stephanie Maylor shares her favourites The Body Shop Body Butter, £16 This iconic cream has undergone a makeover. It has the same intense yet un-sticky texture in a new-look, recyclable tin. Avocado is our fave. Slather over skin to soften dry patches. Soap & Glory All the Right Smoothes In-Shower Moisturiser, £7, Boots The zesty, floral aroma has been scientifically proven to boost your mood, plus the in-shower format will save you drying time in the morning. Apply to wet skin in the shower, towel-dry and you’re good to go! Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Hemp Oil Body Lotion, £8.49, amazon.co.uk Dry, itchy, rough-as-sandpaper skin will lap up this deeply nourishing moisturiser, enriched with calming hemp seed oil and signature cocoa butter. It’s particularly comforting to touchy, eczema prone skin.…