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Seeking the sources of ‘mysterious hums’ | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to discussions on unexplained noises that keep people awake at night, from Omagh to Derby and beyond

29, Nov, 2023 @6:24 PM

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Shock of the old: 10 agonising and awful contraceptives
Fear of pregnancy is as old as time, as are half-baked attempts at preventing conception. Read on if you dare

Emma Beddington. Pictures selected by Sarah Gilbert

29, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Wetherspoon’s game: why thousands of people are buying food and drink for strangers
A Facebook group has gone viral with a karmic proposition: all you can eat and drink at the pub if you promise to do a similar favour some day. How has it become so popular?

Rich Pelley

29, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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No wok? No worries: Alice Zaslavsky’s vegetarian snow pea stir-fry with tempeh ‘mince’ and chilli oil
If you’ve ever been cursed with a soggy stir-fry, the cookbook author advocates a blanch-and-batch approach that works wonders in her easy vegan spring-summer recipe

Alice Zaslavsky

29, Nov, 2023 @12:00 AM

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The lost teddy that found its way home | Brief letters
Brief letters: Toy story | Fear of strangers | Arts in schools | Accurate apostrophes

28, Nov, 2023 @5:10 PM

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Would you and your sexual partner like to share the story of what you get up to in the bedroom?
The Guardian’s Saturday magazine is interested in hearing from couples, partners and former lovers to talk about their sex lives

Guardian community team

28, Nov, 2023 @2:05 PM

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How I found my next of kin: ‘Over a cup of tea at a kitchen table, we all agreed’
Like many millions, Tina Cartwright lives far from her family of origin. But as a medical receptionist, she has seen the toll this can take when things go wrong

Tina Cartwright

28, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tell us about your best Christmas party stories
We would like to hear about your memorable Christmas get-togethers

Guardian community team

28, Nov, 2023 @1:01 PM

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‘I have huge fear every day’: Gareth Gates on bullying, resilience and tabloid gossip
The winner of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins has had a rollercoaster career since competing in Pop Idol as a teenager. He discusses singing, scandal and how his stammer has shaped his life

Emine Saner

28, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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I had a baby 14 weeks ago – and I’ve never felt less sexy
My husband and I used to be well-matched in our sex drive, but after the birth of my second child my body does not feel like my own

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

28, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Tell us: how did you bring the spark back to a long-term relationship?
From flirty gestures to big adventures, we want to hear your stories of, and advice for, refreshing the romance within a long-lived partnership

Guardian community team

28, Nov, 2023 @3:46 AM

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Why you shouldn’t stay silent when someone is grieving | Letters
Letters: Lesley Barnes appreciated a friend making an in-joke and Jude McGowan says people crossed the road to avoid her after her daughter died

27, Nov, 2023 @4:32 PM

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