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Elizabeth Day: The unexpected life lessons from reality TV

Last week was one of cultural extremes. I interviewed a poet (highbrow), began watching Love Island Australia (lowbrow), caught up with a crime drama...

‘My evil ex cut me off from everyone I loved’

What do you do when the man you thought you loved morphs into a controlling monster? Isolated and fearing for her life, Jacqui Childs...

Sally Brompton horoscopes: 18th-24th November

YOU’s resident astrologer Sally Brompton reveals your horoscope for 18th-24th November 2019. So, what does the week have in store? SCORPIO 24 Oct-22 Nov Mars in your sign...

Editor’s letter: My lucky escape from ‘true love’

I was, to use an old-fashioned term, ‘a late bloomer’. I was a terribly awkward, gangly teen with no experience of relationships. At 17,...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I want to be more Meghan

I sometimes wonder whether men believe they are allotted a finite number of words – and, therefore, in this modern age, texts – before...

When baby monitors go bump in the night

We know it sounds crazy, but parents around the world swear their tot-checking devices are picking up paranormal activity. Eimear O’Hagan listens in nervously… Picture...

Dr Clare Bailey: Why kids need good-mood food

When my kids were young I tried to keep them away from fizzy drinks and junk food. But as teenagers they stuffed their faces...
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7 sustainable gift wrap ideas for every shape and size of present

Seeing a beautifully wrapped present under the tree at Christmas is always magical. But in our increasingly eco-aware culture, it’s fair to say that...
Alternative Christmas party ideas

18 alternative Christmas party ideas that your colleagues will love

Christmas party season is fast approaching – and previous years are anything to go by, you may bracing yourself for an onslaught of lame...

People who put their Christmas decorations up early are happier people

Last year, Selfridges made headlines by opening its Christmas shop 145 days early, and becoming the first department store in the world to do...

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