Life and style

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‘It tastes like holidays’: readers’ favourite spaghetti recipes
From humble Marmite to sophisticated shellfish, Guardian readers give their most delicious ways to serve spaghetti

Guardian readers

22, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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How to retrain your frazzled brain and find your focus again
Are you finding it harder than ever to concentrate? Don’t panic: these simple exercises will help you get your attention back

Eleanor Morgan

22, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Beauty hacks: can a cold cucumber give you glowing skin?
Our DIY beauty columnist tests the latest craze – massaging your face every morning with frozen cucumber. Does it work?

Anita Bhagwandas

22, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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You be the judge: should my housemate return his out-of-control dog to the shelter?
We air both sides of a domestic disagreement – and ask you to deliver a verdict

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ruby Wax on life after loneliness: ‘I always felt isolated. Mindfulness helped me drop my armour’
I created a persona to help me fit in – but no one can connect with you when you’re presenting a tough front. Once I left the narcissistic shores of TV, I learned to live very differently

Ruby Wax

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I had a lightbulb moment: I'd be a baker’
Diana Holba loved to cook, but it was never more than a hobby. Now, at 73, she runs a professional bakery and has never felt more confident and fulfilled

Paula Cocozza

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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I do not want children, but my boyfriend (and his mother) feel differently
This isn’t just your wishes against his, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith, it’s the wishes of the person they’re asking you to make

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Life after loneliness: ‘I was homeless, hungry, skint and isolated. Then I found the secret of reconnection’
I had to choose between heating and eating – and ended up going to the library for warmth. There I was drawn into other worlds, bringing me much closer to other people

Daniel Lavelle

21, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Carrie Fisher, ghostly jesters and a curious motoring fine – take the Thursday quiz
Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

21, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Life after loneliness: ‘I was a single, isolated workaholic – until I learned to love my own company’
After my second divorce, I was alone for almost a decade. I soon realised that no one was coming to rescue me and began to build a new world for myself

Saima Mir

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Margaret’s appeal has been long in decline | Brief letters
Brief Letters: Baby names | Bread-making | Michael Chapman | Covid infection rates | Gender

Letters

20, Oct, 2021 @4:55 PM

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I enjoy oral sex – but penetration scares me. Am I letting my partner down?
I am really confused and embarrassed about not being able to perform, and am worried there is something wrong with me

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

20, Oct, 2021 @11:23 AM

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