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How we stay together: we are in discussion perfectly everything- but we fight fair

Kristen Erskine and Gordon Campbell have learned when to leave things alone: Dont be afraid of conflict but sometimes deferring it is OK Names: Kristen Erskine and Gordon Campbell Years together: 27 Occupations: Academic and editor ” We hollered from Inverness all the way to the Isle of Skye .” Kristen Erskine and spouse Gordon …

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I spent two weeks in quarantine with my in-laws in a house full of puppets | Aleksandra Bliszczyk

I have learned more about my partners family in the past 14 days than I did in two years of coffees and lunches There’s a life-sized, floppy, faceless human under the stairs; porcelain Geisha dolls in the linen closet; more ceramic faces than pot plants in the front yard; and latex giraffe heads in the …

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‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight- without devote them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how mothers can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her …

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The Hot Young Widows Club is out to change the route we grieve

Whats the manual when you your partner dies? The Hot Young Widows Club is challenging preconceived notions of mourning Writer Nora in Minneapolis, psychotherapist Kim in Los Angeles, and book editor Ben in New York are all members of an exclusive group no one wants to join: the Hot Young Widows Club . Despite the …

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‘ Why I told my mother not to read my volume’- memoirs of a former wild girl

Claire Dederer has written what is surely one of the most excruciatingly frank memoirs ever raw, revealing and explicit In the days before I’m due to speak to the writer Claire Dederer, the Freudian in me( admittedly quite a diminutive figure) begins to wonder if she isn’t subconsciously trying to wriggle out of our conversation. …

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Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a a shred of difference | Emma Brockes

Now shaming, bribing and guilt are off the table, mothers must resort to more implausible tactics, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes When I were children, it was received parental wisdom that the way you got a kid to eat was either to threaten them-” no pudding until you clear your plate”- or disgrace them …

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How demise got cool

The long read: The latest demise trend is a cross between hygge and Marie Kondo: a sign that dying well has become one of the defining preoccupations of our times Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched an installation called Here Lie …

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Generation Z:’ We have more to do than drink and take narcotics’

Post-millennials have very different attitudes to older age groups, says a new report They drink less, take far fewer narcotics, and have stimulated teenage pregnancy a near anomaly. Generation Z- one of several terms used to describe post-millennial youth born after 1996- opt juice bars to pub crawls, rank quality household time ahead of sex …

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Rufus Wainwright:’ I like sugar a lot; I can swig maple syrup from the bottle’

The singer on sleep, his sweet tooth, and home renovation in the Canadian mountains Sleep Sleeping well is why I’m able to tour as much as I do. Occasionally I get up in the night to jot down a lyric, or hum a melody into the phone to remember it. Each morning, I wake up, …

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