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Shelley Bridgeman: Are you confused about food? Shelley Bridgeman: Are you confused about food?

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Talk to the Animals: The dos and don'ts of animal clubs
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Jill Goldson: How to deal with self absorbed people
Jill Goldson: How to deal with self absorbed people

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Louise Thompson: How negative people hold you back
Louise Thompson: How negative people hold you back

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Don't say goodbye...Just ghost
Don't say goodbye...Just ghost

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Family fights for control of empire

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Peter Bromhead: Marital interrogation

"There are strong rumours flitting around town that we have separated and you have another young paramour," the caregiver…

Annoying mobile phone habits

Making calls on speaker-phone is the most annoying use of mobile phones, according to research on Kiwi travellers' phone…

What do you call yourself if your husband's surname isn't Clooney?
What do you call yourself if your husband's surname isn't Clooney?

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Lee Suckling: What are the rules of gay engagement?

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Costly wedding? Likely divorce

"A diamond is forever," according to De Beers, but if a couple spends too much on their engagement ring then their marriage…

Angry? Your toddler can tell

Children can tell when people around them are angry and adjust their behaviour accordingly when they are just fifteen months…

Talk to the Animals: What to do when dogs attack

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Are antimicrobial condoms the new frontier against STIs?
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Biotech company Starpharma has announced the imminent launch of a condom coated with an antimicrobial…

Louise Thompson: The power of the word sorry

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Paul Little: When dogs go bad, put them down

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Are vaginal orgasms a myth?

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