emma-beddington

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Can a sick note make you better? Dr Gavin Francis on the power of convalescence
After serious illness, busy lives mean a proper convalescence is now a rarity. But a full and proper recovery takes time. GP and writer Gavin Francis reveals why a sick note can be a ‘powerful prescription’

Emma Beddington

23, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Memories of office life: I was trapped in the longest, most anarchic meeting of my life
I had always done my best to avoid ‘all-nighters’ – but as the hours spun out I began to enjoy the surreal experience

Emma Beddington

18, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A banana, concrete – those are good gifts’: the recycling group turning strangers into friends
There are 7,000 Buy Nothing groups with more than 5 million members worldwide. But their appeal goes beyond the chance to swap everything from nettles to power tools

Emma Beddington

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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My teenage son is so sensible that it’s making me feel thrillingly irresponsible
While his dad and I worked our way through the festive booze he brewed herbal teas and nagged me about watching trashy TV. Where will this end?

Emma Beddington

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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This Twelfth night I’m packing away more than just my Christmas decorations | Emma Beddington
Yes, comfort and joy is nice. But there are some seasonal trappings I am glad to see the back of

Emma Beddington

05, Jan, 2022 @1:37 PM

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If old acquaintances are brought to mind, give them a call… | Emma Beddington
It’s reassuring to think of old schoolfriends, colleagues, dates – and know we are still social creatures

Emma Beddington

02, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How a two-year-old photo might help shape the new you | Emma Beddington
Remember the days before we’d all faced buckloads of anxiety and loss? Find a picture of yourself from back then for New Year inspiration

Emma Beddington

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘We don’t have to command them – it’s a relationship’: meet Britain’s top dog whisperer
There are now more dogs in Britain than ever before. And many new owners are not sure how to cope. Louise Glazebrook, the country’s foremost dog behaviourist and author of a brilliant new book, explains how to make the most of your furry four-legged friend

Emma Beddington

19, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The problem with my new wig? I resemble Miss Babs from Acorn Antiques
I was delighted with my hairstyle, until I made the fatal mistake of washing it. Everything has been downhill from there

Emma Beddington

16, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Schmaltzy, saccharine, sinister? A guide to the worst Christmas carols
I enjoy Ding Dong Merrily on High, but disapprove of my own enthusiasm. And don’t get me started on We Wish You a Merry Christmas ...

Emma Beddington

15, Dec, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Emma Beddington tries … being a mermaid: ‘I’m more beached seal than beguiling siren’
Being a beautiful watery creature is a challenge if you have no technique or breath control – and can’t hear a word beneath your floral swimming cap

Emma Beddington

06, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Introvert, extrovert or other? Welcome to the age of the ambivert | Emma Beddington
We are not just tick boxes on a personality test. In these tediously unprecedented times we need a more nuanced understanding of ourselves and others, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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