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‘I felt I was being assessed on my skin colour’: Black women around the world share their birth stories
From Rio to Reykjavik, London to Shanghai, Black women face a maternal health crisis. Six mothers share their stories of pregnancy, birth – and racism

Grace Holliday

13, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Blind date: ‘We were the last people in the restaurant – we stayed for four hours!’
Miranda (left), 27, comedy agent and stage manager, meets Polly, 26, senior analyst

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: it’s the hottest day ever – and I’m wearing a jumper
I’m in the far west of Cornwall where no temperature records are being shattered. Yet again, I feel left out

Tim Dowling

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wild swimming: it’s bloody horrible – Stephen Collins cartoon
Stephen Collins cartoon

Stephen Collins

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The perils of online shopping – Edith Pritchett cartoon
Shop till you drop …

Edith Pritchett

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Meditation app Calm sacks one-fifth of staff
Wellness tech company, which enjoyed a boom in custom during the Covid lockdown, has let 90 of its 400 staff go

Sarah Haque

12, Aug, 2022 @8:38 PM

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Alone but not lonely: the solo activities that help foster connection
Loneliness can be difficult to talk about, and even more difficult to fix. But the pathways out do not always require company

Tracey Cheung

12, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Weighing up how calorie counting affects health | Letters
Letters: Prof W Stroebe sheds light on weight loss, calorie restriction and staying healthy. Plus letters from Simon Cooper, Laura Marcus, David Chan and Avril Levi

Letters

12, Aug, 2022 @4:51 PM

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Why do baby names go in and out of fashion? We ask an expert
Everyone wants their child to be different, explains sociologist Jane Pilcher – but social class and ethnicity play a role too

Coco Khan

12, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What’s the best way to tackle my sister’s violent outbursts? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
You and your sibling need to recognise the adult women you are now – not the children you once were

Annalisa Barbieri

12, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Houseplant of the week: string of pearls
With its graceful trail of spherical leaves, this sweet succulent will thrive with a few bursts of sunlight and partial shade

Gynelle Leon

12, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Quaking grass dances and looks golden in the sun – and growing it is a breeze
One of our prettiest native grasses self-seeds effortlessly – and watching it quiver in a vast meadow is a joy

Alys Fowler

12, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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