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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…

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…

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?”

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…

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.

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…

Lee Suckling: Life as an army spouse
Lee Suckling: Life as an army spouse

In the coming weeks, 143 husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends are going to farewell their loved ones without knowing…

Talk to the Animals: Top five outrageous animal obsessions
Talk to the Animals: Top five outrageous animal obsessions

From just plain weird to outright dangerous, going beyond a healthy enthusiasm for pets and animals brings some interesting…

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Louise Thompson: Important things to know about guilt

Louise Thompson: Important things to know about guilt

If there is one emotion that sums up modern living it is guilt. We are an increasingly guilt-ridden society. For some people, guilt is lurking behind almost every choice they make.

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Bald 'n' beautiful for cure

Bald 'n' beautiful for cure

Colleen Curtis, 76, successfully beat uterine cancer while her best friend, Jan Skelton, 74, has lost friends and family to various forms of the disease.

Wendyl Wants To Know: Sauce's lack of genuine essence a little bit fishy

Wendyl Wants To Know: Sauce's lack of genuine essence a little bit fishy

Just 4% oyster extract means you’re getting a lot of nasty extras, Wendyl Nissen writes.

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Should she have been served?

Should she have been served?

Which sight would you be more uncomfortable witnessing: an obviously pregnant woman drinking in a bar or a waitress refusing to serve a pregnant woman alcohol?

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Inside a gay conversion camp

Inside a gay conversion camp

Ever wondered what the term "ex-gay" means? It's popular terminology in the world of gay-to-straight conversion therapy, and something a select group of legitimate mental health professionals believe to be possible. Covered…

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Louise Thompson: Things naturally fit people do differently

Louise Thompson: Things naturally fit people do differently

You know the sort of people I am talking about. The people we love to hate but also secretly want to be.

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Modern etiquette: Is it okay to throw away a flatmate's food?

Modern etiquette: Is it okay to throw away a flatmate's food?

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

Wendyl Wants To Know: Quick and easy basis for healthy meal

Wendyl Wants To Know: Quick and easy basis for healthy meal

This is a good product. And it tastes great without too much salt, sugar or fat, writes Wendyl Nissen.

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Jill Goldson: Why do we conform? Should we?

Jill Goldson: Why do we conform? Should we?

So you are about to do something outside your normal comfort zone and your brain says things like "what if my friends think I am stupid?" or "what will my family think?"

Shelley Bridgeman: What do you do with leftovers?

Shelley Bridgeman: What do you do with leftovers?

I know what happens to leftovers at our place. They are stored for a few days in the fridge before being thrown out. My policy for the last 15 years has been to eschew leftovers.

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