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If you don't like the rules, move schools
If you don't like the rules, move schools

Students might reach the grand old age of 16 or 17 and think they're so special, but school rules are there for a reason…

'Health experts'... be warned

Pretty Instagram pictures and a six-pack does not make you a health expert, warns Lee Suckling.

JOMO: The joy of missing out

If, for the last few years, we've all succumbed to the pressures of Fear of Missing Out, this year we must enable the Joy…

My boyfriend collects teddies

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

Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes
Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I am all about change and growth. People come to a life coach because they want radical change - life is not feeling as…

Wendyl Wants To Know: Ready-meal packaging is something I avoid
Wendyl Wants To Know: 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
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?
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…

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Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?

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 same as any straight man's crush on another man.

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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 at a time.

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?

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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 disgusted that she was wearing tight-fitting clothes over her baby bump." The assumption was this…

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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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