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Stalk of the town: the shaky science behind the ‘global celery movement’

Anthony William, who calls himself the Medical Medium, preaches the juices healing powers as sales of the vegetable jump 400% despite having no medical training Anthony William is the Jesus Christ of celery. has it that at the tender age of four, William realized he was gifted with the ability to read peoples medical conditions […]

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Growing up fast: why parenting in your 20s is the new punk

With the average age of first-time parents over 30 and rising, having kids in your 20s is increasingly unusual. So what is it like swapping nights out with friends, for endless night feeds? When she was a teenager, Maya Dupre wanted more than anything to be an actor, like her idol, Emma Watson. By the […]

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From overlooked extra to Spike Lee star: how I beat Hollywood’s colorism

DeWanda Wise was offered roles of criminal, addict or prostitute. Then Spike Lee insisted on hiring an actor with her skin tone. Now shes a leading lady Growing up in the DC metro area, I was cute with a caveat: I had chocolate skin. When I was six years old, a close relative quipped that […]

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Don’t use it as an alarm clock! Five ways to cut down on phone use

Many of us rely on our devices for everything from rousing us in the morning to staving off boredom. But there are ways to break the habit Keep your phone out of the bedroom Get yourself an alarm clock. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images Many of us use our phones as alarm clocks, meaning they are […]

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Crude, racist textbooks have no place in todays education system | David Lammy

Dont teach children that Caribbean fathers are largely absent, teach them about slavery and exploitation, says Labour MP David Lammy I remember sitting in geography in my Peterborough classroom in the 1980s, cringing and feeling embarrassed whenever we were shown images of Africans in mud huts, or another depiction of what might have been referred […]

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Instagram influencers show how ads have changed. We need to catch up | Suzanne Moore

If its hard to decide what constitutes an ad now, its because YouTube vloggers and the Kardashians changed the rules, says the Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore When is an ad not an ad? When it works so well you dont actually know that it is one? As in so many areas of life, regulators are […]

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Of course US birth rates are falling this is a harsh place to have a family

The US is one of only four countries in the world with no government-subsidized maternity leave while 36% of the workforce are contract laborers with no access to benefits Americas birth rate has fallen to a 30-year low, let the hand-wringing and finger-pointing begin. Its those selfish women, wanting careers before kids! Or, gasp, not […]

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Aisling Bea: My fathers death has given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness

The comedians father killed himself when she was three. She was plagued by the fact he made no mention of her or her sister in the letter he left. Then, 30 years after his death, a box arrived My father died when I was three years old and my sister was three months. For years, […]

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Qatar Airways plane forced to land after wife discovers husband’s affair midflight

Woman reportedly made such a ruckus after discovery that plane had no other choice but to make unscheduled landing A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husbands thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair. The couple and their child were flying […]

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Brand says it missed mark after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had missed the […]

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