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Blog: dealing with your partner's death
Blog: dealing with your partner's death

Thank you for writing in about this topic which a very important one concerning older family members and which, and sadly…

Shelley Bridgeman: I hate bucket lists

The problem with most bucket lists is that the items on them tend to be irredeemably shallow and pointless - such as streaking…

Lee Suckling: A delicious reason to vote this weekend

In the interest of ensuring a large proportion of the modern generation heads to the polls this Saturday, I'm going to do…

8 mistakes dog owners make

Do badly behaved dogs start out that way or are they are helped along by their owners? Animal behaviour expert Sally Hibbard…

Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys
Dave Shaw: Top health tips for guys

Chaps, don't cave to obesity, diabetes and prostate cancer. Make better decisions, starting now.

Jill Goldson: Will the election ruin your relationship?
Jill Goldson: Will the election ruin your relationship?

How much does it matter if one of you harks from a liberal left position, and the other from the far right?

Shelley Bridgeman: Do you give to beggars?
Shelley Bridgeman: Do you give to beggars?

'I've heard the arguments against giving money to beggars,' writes Shelley Bridgeman. 'But if you can remain hardened to…

Lee Suckling: We'll miss you, MSN Messenger
Lee Suckling: We'll miss you, MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger, later renamed Windows Messenger, endured a slow and drawn-out death. Next month, it is finally laid to rest…

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Talk to the Animals: Ten ways to help animals

Talk to the Animals: Ten ways to help animals

Sally Hibbard offers 10 suggestions offer tangible ways to support animal welfare and the protection of animal habitats through simple actions and choices.

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Dave Shaw: Why raw food claims are overcooked

Dave Shaw: Why raw food claims are overcooked

A strictly raw food diet just doesn't make sense. There are too many rules and taboos to obey, writes health expert Dave Shaw.

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Louise Thompson: Happy birthday Bite

Louise Thompson: Happy birthday Bite

2 today. Woot! This anniversary has me thinking about celebrations and birthdays. Birthdays are a special day when we tend to be extra kind to ourselves, accepting treats and being made a fuss of. Even people who are uncomfortable…

Jill Goldson: Help! I fancy boyfriend's best mate

Jill Goldson: Help! I fancy boyfriend's best mate

Reader asks: "I have developed a real crush on my boyfriend’s best friend. My boyfriend, who I love, would be devastated if he knew how I felt."

Do you love or hate eReaders?

Do you love or hate eReaders?

There are two sides to the eReader debate - Shelley Bridgeman is pro paperbacks, while Joanna Hunkin has turned for the hi-tech device. Share your thoughts.

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Lee Suckling: Should we teach civics in school?

Lee Suckling: Should we teach civics in school?

The New Zealand-wide lack of civic mindedness applies to all generations, not just my own, writes Lee Suckling. How could this be prevented, you ask? We might start by teaching civics.

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Talk to the Animals: The problem with pets in schools

Talk to the Animals: The problem with pets in schools

A badly cared for classroom pet has no benefit at all, least of all to the animal and only teaches children that animals have very little value, writes Sally Hibbard.

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Does 'magic weightloss' work?

Does 'magic weightloss' work?

Fitness professional Sam Bluemel investigates the 'magic weightloss' options available reveals the dangers that can be associated with them.

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Dave Shaw: Is breakfast overrated?

Dave Shaw: Is breakfast overrated?

We've all heard the saying, and I bet most of us have said it: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day".

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Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?

Louise Thompson: Do you like your job?

Do you like your job? Do you believe in what you do? Do you feel like you are making the world a teeny tiny bit better as you clock in for your eight hours?

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