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Tech-savvy children abandon the web for ‘free’ mobile play

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Colour-blind love is the mark of a healthy and dynamic society

In Britain, there are ever more ‘mixed’ marriages such as mine. And society is enriched by this trend

A friend tells me her mother is “fully Chinese”, while her father is slightly Spanish, a little Iraqi and “a lot” Jewish. “I tick ‘mixed other’,” she adds, laughing. Throw “white British” into the mix and you have her daughter, whom she and her husband lovingly describe as “the mongrel”.

As ethnicity winds its way down the generations, it creates a complicated yet wonderfully interesting web. Data from the Office for National Statistics suggests we can expect many more of these melting-pot families. Almost one in 10 Britons now lives with a spouse or partner from a different ethnic group.

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Banning the word ‘thin’ will never cure anorexia

Newly slim TV host Adam Richman need not regret using that four-letter word, writes a former anorectic

The internet is not happy with Adam Richman. Neither is Travel Channel, the network that planned to host but has now postponed his new show, Man Finds Food. It’s understandable: Richman is a celebrity and so telling an Instagram user to “grab a razor blade and draw a bath” because “I’m sure no one will miss you” goes down badly.

Richman’s Man vs Food has long been a staple in television diets. Watching a charismatic, funny and rather rotund man plough through gargantuan burgers and burritos with sweat rolling down his forehead is entertaining, if nauseating. Unfortunately for Richman, it was also very unhealthy. After comparing his size to that of a Smart Car, Richman took action and shed 60lb. Proudly of his achievement, he posted his picture on Instagram along with the hashtag #thinspiration.

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New mothers at risk as NHS ‘fails to provide depression care’

NCT condemns the ‘disgraceful’ shortfall in specialist help for postnatal mental healthThe NHS has been criticised for failing women who suffer from postnatal depression by denying many of them potentially life-saving services to help them cope. Contin…
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