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What’s the game with the name?
Bono is not a fan of ‘U2’. Perhaps a few other bands – and brands – should try less hard when deciding what to call themselves

Ed Cumming

23, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The mass Zoom sacking proves it: we should leave firing people to robots | Ed Cumming
The US mortgage firm Better sacked 900 workers in a video meeting. It’s time to entrust such tricky human resources tasks to artificial beings

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12, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Is it better to be a grandmother than a mother? | Ed Cumming
Why does the sternest of British matriarchs turn to puree when confronted with her children’s young, wonders a rookie parent

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21, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Tipsy at 30,000ft? It’s the British way
Whatever the sobriety or otherwise of the three MPs in the news last week, a tipple or two at high altitude is a national institution

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14, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Yes, I’m a WFH wastrel. And it’s no less productive than working in the office | Ed Cumming
Being in the building is no more difficult or important than beavering away at home. Either way, there should be more to life

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31, Oct, 2021 @8:10 AM

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‘I’m terrified it might be my last chance’: the rise of the pre-baby ‘stag do’
‘Dad dos’, or ‘Dadchelor parties’ – one last blow out for a father-to-be – are on the up. Are they just an excuse for a bender, or a crucial celebration for the modern, hands-on father?

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29, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bare shelves, no holidays… At last, a biblical kind of Christmas
There’s nothing to buy and no chance of going anywhere anyway. Thank goodness for Boris Johnson and his empty promises

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17, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Boris Johnson’s Radio 4 interview: how to get interviewees to stop talking…
Nick Robinson could have made use of some of these tips while trying to interrupt the PM’s stream of words on BBC Radio 4

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10, Oct, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Compulsory work experience? It never works out
Keir Starmer wants all schoolchildren to do a two-week stint, preferably with a law firm, but they should learn to be TikTok physios or butlers to robots

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03, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Crocs, Hush Puppies, Abba … who’s next for the rebirth of the cool?
Seems the more embarrassing a brand, the keener hipsters are on reviving it. Our writer thinks about digging out some old M&S slacks

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12, Sep, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘I could have had a midlife crisis’: Ed Balls on cooking and life after politics
He’s been shadow chancellor, and he wowed the crowds on Strictly. Now Ed Balls has written a book that’s part memoir, part cookbook. He talks about kitchen confidence, failing at diets – and why politics is still a hot subject for him

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22, Aug, 2021 @9:22 AM

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No icy lager, no sundowners: could you handle a sober holiday?
For many of us, a getaway means sun, sea, sand and… alcohol. But what if you drink so much at home that a break is a chance to go booze-free?

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21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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