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I’ll never regret following my mum’s best-ever advice: ‘If you’re going to say something nice, say it in writing’
The simple advice has helped Alyx Gorman proudly navigate the finer points of office politics (and haunted her when she’s ignored them)

Alyx Gorman

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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My brother’s fear of Covid has stopped him socialising. What can I do? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
Try expressing your concerns more directly – but the pandemic may have been an excuse to change the way he lives

Annalisa Barbieri

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Three things with Joe Wicks: ‘If I’m having a stressful day, I jump in the ice bath’
In our weekly interview about objects, and on the eve of his Australian tour, the fitness star shares his craving for cold, and the worst job he held as a backpacker

As told to Katie Cunningham

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The pickleball revolution: how a game for all ages became one of the world’s fastest-growing sports
A gentle cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball is an easy game to pick up. Sam Wollaston has a little dink

Sam Wollaston

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Rishi goes levelling up – Stephen Collins cartoon
Hi guys, it’s Rishi here

Stephen Collins

27, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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You be the judge: should my housemate empty the vacuum cleaner after every use?
Afi believes the bag should be changed every time, but Yetunde thinks that’s a bit much. Should she just suck it up? You decide

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

27, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The one change that didn’t work: I dreamed of owning a pub. But it soon became a nightmare
We didn’t attract enough customers and it slowly dawned on me that the publican is not the customer – it was me who had to eject unruly patrons and make tough decisions

Peter White

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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My bad trip – I took a voyage of self-discovery, but the self I discovered was a total buzzkill
Getting dumped right before a solo overland journey from Barcelona to Beijing derailed my bid to rebrand myself as a woman of the world

Lisa Favazzo

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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I’m a boy in my teens and I’m worried about my oldest friend. We’ve hit a divide over politics | Leading questions
Beliefs respond to how we live and what we feel, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. You can give your friend experiences that could help change his

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘I was at Oxford, and people had to walk past a statue of a coloniser every day’
They might agree on Jeremy Corbyn, but are they as closely aligned on colonialism or the monarchy?

Zoe Williams

26, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Chartbuster: cyclist rides 7,000 miles across every Ordnance Survey map
Mark Wedgwood traverses territory covered by every one of the 204 Landrangers and says none of his trousers fit any more

Robin Eveleigh

26, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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The one change that didn’t work: every dog is an emotional support animal – except mine
Dogs can do so much for you – but try one that isn’t a bald, psychopathic wrecking ball with a raw, tenacious savagery

Zoe Williams

26, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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