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‘We tenderly drop the vibrator into the bin’: how I Marie Kondo’d my whole...

The Netflix series has sparked a whole new wave of tidying. But can I apply her minimalist approach to my love life, friendships and diet?Marie Kondo is...

Divorce, Islam and me: ‘I will for ever be the woman who left two...

When my arranged marriage ended, my parents decided to set me up again. But finding love isn’t that easy...Iwas 19 the first time marriage was mentioned. My...

A letter to… my little brother who passed away

‘I would have dropped everything, done anything for you’: the letter you always wanted to writeWhen anyone asks whether I have any siblings, I say I have...

Blind date: ‘I sensed she wanted to stay out longer’

Natalie, 30, freelance journalist, meets Antonio, 34, structural engineerNatalie on AntonioWhat were you hoping for?A bit of flirting with someone new who...

Should all couples sleep apart?

Ford has invented a mattress that ‘nudges’ you if you start crowding your partner – but beds are for more than just sleepingIn the same week that...

Parents have 32 minutes of me-time every day, says depressing study

Parents have just 32 minutes to themselves every day and many have to hide from their kids to get a breather, according to new data.A study into the...

I was dropped by new friends and dread not seeing them again

You may have tampered with the balance of power with this couple, says Mariella Frostrup. Is there something you are not divulging?The dilemma For the past few months I...

Babies rarely choose their friends – maybe that’s true for us, too

Our baby son is enjoying the friendships we are forcing on him – but what choice do adults have?After a few months of somewhat patchy interactions with...

What Experts Say — Good and Bad — About Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting is a parenting style that emphasizes a strong bond between parents and children, with parents being highly attuned and receptive to their child's needs.It's most often associated with things that...

Outsourcing education to Clarks shoes: only a Tory could think of that

The government’s proposal that shop workers should help kickstart children’s early development is laughableParents, we’ve all been there: a high-street shoe shop in early September. Everyone with a...

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