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Ready-meal packaging is something I avoid
Ready-meal packaging is something I avoid

Put your ‘heat and eat’ dinner in another container if you have concerns about leaching from plastic.

Jill Goldson: The one thing that could transform your relationship

When the going gets tough with our partner, one of us might want to try counselling but quite possibly our significant other…

Shelley Bridgeman: How old is too old to have a baby?

The technology may be cutting-edge but old-time attitudes prevail. A lot of people think that those who are single, gay…

Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?

I have a man-crush. I know what you're thinking. I'm gay, so it's just a regular crush. Not so. My man-crush is just the…

Modern Etiquette: I hate my dog - what should I do?
Modern Etiquette: I hate my dog - what should I do?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query…

Louise Thompson: Are you addicted to chaos and drama?
Louise Thompson: Are you addicted to chaos and drama?

Do you know any drama addicts? I am sure you do. Or, be honest now, is the drama addict in your life actually….you?

Shelley Bridgeman: Why do we care about baby bumps?
Shelley Bridgeman: Why do we care about baby bumps?

It's not easy being pregnant these days. A Canadian meteorologist suffered " a barrage of abuse from viewers apparently…

Lee Suckling: The problem with fast fashion
Lee Suckling: The problem with fast fashion

There are more mindful ways of looking stylish than scouring the shelves of Topshop, writes Lee Suckling.

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Talk to the Animals: Easter Bunny Hunt - pest control or killing spree?

Talk to the Animals: Easter Bunny Hunt - pest control or killing spree?

Some take part in a competition to kill as many rabbits as possible. Animal expert Sally Hibbard questions the 24th Annual Great Easter Bunny Hunt.

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Modern etiquette: What are the rules at a concert?

Modern etiquette: What are the rules at a concert?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, and this week look sat the delicate etiquette of concert attendance.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Fanta Blueberry maker should perhaps look for a different shade of blue

Wendyl Wants To Know: Fanta Blueberry maker should perhaps look for a different shade of blue

Before you start reading the column this week I want you to take a long, hard look at the picture of this Fanta and tell me honestly if you've ever seen any food item this colour in nature. In case the printing hasn't done…

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Shelley Bridgeman: 'Child abuse' book stays

Shelley Bridgeman: 'Child abuse' book stays

What if some unfit, unthinking parent considers this advice credible? What local authority would want to be associated with that potential parenting disaster?

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Lee Suckling: Are we ageist?

Lee Suckling: Are we ageist?

Why does age matter so much in our society? Why it is used as the litmus test for one's presumed capabilities, skills, and proficiency?

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Modern etiquette: What do I do when I pass wind in public?

Modern etiquette: What do I do when I pass wind in public?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.

Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count

Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I say yes to almost everything, what is my yes really worth?”

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Jill Goldson: How to deal with stingy people

Jill Goldson: How to deal with stingy people

Most of us have had the joy-eroding experience of someone in a group dinner wanting to add up every morsel eaten and translate its financial attribution to each diner.

Additives make sausage roll ... into bin

Additives make sausage roll ... into bin

When I cooked this I knew something was up with the smell. And when I tasted it, it went straight into the bin.

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Shelley Bridgeman: The problem with plus-ones

Shelley Bridgeman: The problem with plus-ones

Single friends present a conundrum when composing a wedding guest-list: do you or do you not invite them to bring along a date?

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