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‘Can I get out now please?’: Could Wim Hof help me unleash my body’s inner power?
The extreme athlete, self-styled Iceman and now a wellness guru claims his breathing techniques and cold-water immersion can help fight modern ailments. I decided to brave his methods ...

Sam Wollaston

13, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Kids are interested in everything’: Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lizo Mzimba on Newsround at 50
From the environment to diversity, the children’s news show has been setting the agenda for decades. Two former presenters explain what it taught them – and why it still matters

Sam Wollaston

04, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Beat the petrol price hike! Could hypermiling be the answer to soaring fuel costs?
Hypermiling – driving for maximum fuel efficiency – used to be a niche pursuit. But with high petrol prices, Guinness World Record winner Kevin Brooker thinks we can all learn something from it. Here are his tips

Sam Wollaston

30, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Hello £200k beach huts, goodbye primary school – the Welsh village hollowed out by second homes
Abersoch was once an ordinary fishing hamlet. Now, holiday flats sell for £1.5m. We talk to locals whose community is disappearing under a flood of outsiders’ cash

Sam Wollaston. Photographs: Craig Easton

12, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dining across the divide: ‘I didn’t really know what an anarchist would be like. Now I know!’
Can a socialist find common ground with someone who doesn’t believe in government?

Sam Wollaston

10, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘Don’t scream at people outside supermarkets, take them for a veggie meal!’
They disagreed about Trident, hunting and eating meat – but could two strangers’ love of cats bring them together over dinner?

Sam Wollaston

24, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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‘I wanted to die. This gave me hope’: Mike Allen, the ex-soldier building a castle in Wales
When he came back from Afghanistan, his life fell apart. Now he’s putting it back together, one stone at a time – and helping other veterans do the same

Sam Wollaston

09, Feb, 2022 @4:33 PM

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James Wharram obituary
Catamaran boatbuilder, Atlantic sailor and adventurer with an unconventional family life

Sam Wollaston

04, Feb, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘I thought, we’re back in the 60s, get in the minivan and fire up the doobies’
The Iraq war, immigration and women’s prisons – can two strangers find common ground over dinner?

Sam Wollaston

03, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘The climate is changing, but I doubt it is man-made’
Both diners are remainers, but will they agree on immigration, inclusion, Covid and the climate crisis?

Sam Wollaston

27, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘I was surprised by her views on eastern European immigration as she seemed so open-minded’
Vaccinations, housing, mixed toilets: can two strangers find common ground over dinner?

Sam Wollaston

30, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Escape your comfort zone: I only dance when drunk or alone. Can I face my fears and shimmy sober?
I’ve never known what to do on the dancefloor and, at 56, thought it was too late to learn. Then I tried step-by-step tuition with Strictly’s Janette Manrara

Sam Wollaston

24, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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