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Here are five pieces of advice for the somewhat preposterous long-distance couple, and here are the time-tested, pearls…

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Academics think that kissing helps partners share bacteria, shoring up their immune systems and enabling…

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The Border collie has been named man's best friend in a new study that rates the attributes of each breed. At the other…

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A 3-month-old kitten is now warm and purring after being brought to a Denver animal shelter, where workers named her for…

Sex a low priority for women
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The modern-day woman prefers sleep and technology to sex. A new global study has revealed that as…

Freezing kitten rescued

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The long goodbye

There is no pain like watching your first-born leave home, but eventually every mum has to learn to let go, says Allison…

Imperfect match

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Are girls on the Pill too early?

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IVF mum falls for anon donor
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A British-born Australian woman who had a child using in-vitro fertilisation fell in love with the man…

Grace Dent: Sex can still be fun even if you are trying for a baby

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$105K on iPhone proposal. She says no

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Wedding photos on way back to owner

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