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'Being rebellious is hard'
'Being rebellious is hard'

When you're 15, standing up to school is standing up to the biggest power you know, writes Verity Johnson.

Wendyl Wants To Know: Home-made's still best, but this one comes close

This pre-made garlic bread will do if you're running late, writes Wendyl Nissen, but it doesn't beat one you'd make yourself…

How technology's changed relationships

Newly defined and moulded by technology, here are eight ways in which relationships have morphed in the past decade.

Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong, writes Dita De…

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Is marriage making you fat? Is marriage making you fat?

Marriage can boost your health in a number of ways…

Hollywood's most enduring marriages Hollywood's most enduring marriages

In the wake of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce…

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Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine
Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine

It's one year to the week since Lee Suckling had his last proper cup of coffee. He explains why - and how - he kicked the…

Shelley Bridgeman: We should offer free contraception to stupid people
Shelley Bridgeman: We should offer free contraception to stupid people

The sky's the limit, really, once you start pondering the sectors of society you would prefer did not breed, writes Shelley…

Should kids be banned from weddings?
Should kids be banned from weddings?

Don't be scornful if your kids don't make the cut. Think of it as an opportunity to have some time off for child-free fun…

Can you use the toilet at an open home?
Can you use the toilet at an open home?

Two-storey house open homes are the easiest, because you can go for the second loo rather than the one in the main bathroom…

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Are you a perfectionist?

Are you a perfectionist?

Hands up if you are a bit of a perfectionist? Thought so. Hands up if you also feel overwhelmed quite a lot. Uh-huh. Stressed out? Check.

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'Healthy' snack has no taste

'Healthy' snack has no taste

There was a crunch, not much flavour and then a distinct plastic aftertaste to these potato sticks, writes Wendyl Nissen.

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Verity Johnson: Skinny jeans and heels - why do we do it?

Verity Johnson: Skinny jeans and heels - why do we do it?

Women are not in competition to win at life over other women, so why do we get so physically judgmental of each other, asks Verity Johnson.

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Pill or food? You decide

Pill or food? You decide

In Your Views this week we posed a hypothetical question a food pill to readers - to our surprise, results were mixed. We debate each side of the argument in a bid to win you over - Food Vs Pill?

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Five times gender matters - but shouldn't

Five times gender matters - but shouldn't

Gender still matters in a lot of our daily lives, but it doesn't have to. Lee Suckling shares five gender-based peculiarities of modern society that can be questioned.

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Wheeling out political wives is 'demeaning and humiliating'

Wheeling out political wives is 'demeaning and humiliating'

By wheeling out his wife in times of strife, Colin Craig was observing a tradition beloved of male politicians, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Modern etiquette: I'm only attracted to white guys. Am I racist?

Modern etiquette: I'm only attracted to white guys. Am I racist?

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

Four tips for beating the winter blues

Four tips for beating the winter blues

It's easy to stay stuck on the couch with a case of the winter blues, so here are some strategies to help you beat them and stay happy through the chill.

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Jill Goldson: When marriage talk ruins a relationship

Jill Goldson: When marriage talk ruins a relationship

What happens if one person wants to get married and the other does not? Relationship expert Jill Goldson shares her advice.

Bad parenting confessions

Bad parenting confessions

Almost every mother and father must have done something to their offspring that makes them seriously doubt their aptitude for parenthood, says Shelley Bridgeman.

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