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How to get dressed up again

I can’t wait to have a wardrobe crisis. I miss them. The heap of discarded clothes grows as the clock ticks down. My heart rate rises like I’m Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible. I’m trying to figure out which dress goes with which shoes rather than defuse a bomb, but still. The stakes feel pretty […]

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Tom Hanks is everyone’s ideal on-screen dad. I wish he was mine

It is Father’s Day on Sunday. And while the traditional way to spend Father’s Day is to think about your own father, and all the sacrifices he made to raise you, let’s do things a bit differently this year. Let’s all imagine that we have better, more famous dads. No, we should. Sony Pictures has […]

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Should I disinvite my unsupportive family from my wedding?

My partner and I are getting married this summer. It is a small wedding, and I have invited my mum and siblings. However, most of my family members are not supportive of my relationship, probably because we are both women. I didn’t expect coming out to be easy or welcomed, but I never imagined that […]

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Move of the week: how to boost your bum

This is the “ticks-all-boxes” lower-body exercise you never knew you needed. Not only will it strengthen your legs and bum, and generate better mobility (and flexibility) in the hips and ankles, it will also improve your stability. You do one leg at a time, which works each side of your body in turn, and helps […]

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Tim Dowling: I want a quiet birthday. Someone tell that to the cat

When I wake, sunlight is streaming through the bedroom window. I look at my phone to check the time: just after 6am. Then I see the date, and I have a sudden and overwhelming need to escape the room before my wife can wake up and wish me a happy birthday. I dress silently, in […]

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Blind date: ‘He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots’

David on AlexWhat were you hoping for?To meet someone new and enjoy a few drinks. First impressions?He had good vibes, a really nice ear piercing, and a good fashion sense. What did you talk about?Living in London, our drinks of choice (tequila), university nostalgia, climate change, what we were reading, past dates. Any awkward moments?None […]