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A childs eye view of death: the power of picture books to explain

Death and bereavement are difficult facts for parents to teach small children, made harder still if they are grieving themselves. But many authors have found elegant ways to start the processDealing with death, in picture books and early readers, is a …
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Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

The Dominican fashion designer known for his glamourous evening wear has died, his family have confirmed Oscar de la Renta: his life and fashion in picturesOscar de la Renta, fashion designer and dresser of the stars, has died aged 82 after battling ca…
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I called my boyfriend by his brothers name during sex

Hes forgiven me, but I feel so guilty about it because I know he feels in competition with himIve been with my boyfriend for a few months and everything has been perfect. However, a couple of weeks ago I called him by his brothers name during sex. They…
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Designer Zandra Rhodes and artist Andrew Logan on their long friendship

They first met at the Alternative Miss World in the 70s. Now Zandra Rhodes and Andrew Logan share a passion for art, travel and outrageous fashionMy friend the painter Duggie Fields took me to Andrews very first Alternative Miss World in 1972. It was a…
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Yes, I froze my eggs, but am I a victim of a new fertility racket?

As two tech giants offer egg-freezing to their staff, the playwright offers a heartfelt account of her experienceWomen, theres a new perk in town. Last week, Apple joined ranks with Facebook in offering free egg-freezing to staff who want to delay havi…
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Au pairs on a pittance: the young women minding kids for £2 an hour

There are tens of thousands of au pairs in Britain, many of them working long hours for low pay. Zoe Williams asks them how they keep so cheerful, while former au pair Julie Myerson recalls the day she ran awayAn au pair, as imagined by public policy a…
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Brian May: Me, my dad and the old lady

When Brian May was a teenager, he and his father built their own electric guitar, the Red Special. Its the one hes played on every Queen album and it even has its own bodyguard on tourIts 1963, and against the backdrop of the emerging rocknroll scene, …
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Breakfast of champions: Rosa Parks peanut butter pancakes

After the death of the great civil rights activist, this recipe was discovered written on the back of an envelopeWhen civil rights activist Rosa Parks died in 2005, this recipe for feather-light pancakes was found among her papers, on the back of an en…
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How I get ready: Sandie Shaw

If I am going out, I make no effort whatsoever I am the perfect partnerEvery day I put on rubber gloves and rub E45 into my body. I dont know why somebody once told me that this was the best way to apply it, and I like the feel.If I am going out, …
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Modern tribes: the dog lover

Youve got to love the way dogs dont overanalyse everything or want to talk. I could never relate to a person who didnt like dogs. And you know theyve proved dog owners are healthier, mentally, and less neuroticNo, Oscar! Down! Dont worry, he wont hurt …
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