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Kamala Harris and Mindy Kaling’s Indian cooking melted my heart and made me cringe

As Harris struggles to protect her flagging campaign, its clear why turning to Kaling, and dosas, is important I have a complicated relationship with Mindy Kaling. Ill watch pretty much everything she makes, and eagerly, but not without disappointment. While her more recent productions exclusively by white writers and producers. I feel similarly about presidential […]

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Experience: I survived a boating accident that killed my family

My brother was shouting that water was coming in. Then we were tipped into the sea It happened so fast. One minute I was at the helm, steering our little boat across the calm expanse of Melbournes Western Port Bay. The next, the acceleration cut and my 16-year-old brother, Bill, was shouting that water was […]

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Why parents in a school district near the CIA are forcing tech companies to erase kids data

As families worry for their childrens futures, a district has instituted a yearly data purge Parents at a public school district in Maryland have won a major victory for student privacy: tech companies that work with the school district now have to purge the data they have collected on students once a year. Experts say […]

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Man sues Burger King for cooking vegan burger and meat on same grill

Phillip Williams argues he wouldnt have bought the burger if hed known it was covered in meat by-products When Burger King announced the Impossible Whopper (a vegan alternative to their bestselling burger), they did so with the tagline: 100% Whopper, 0% Beef. Turns out, the statement may have been misleading. At least, thats what customer […]

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On a bad day, private jokes between friends are little gifts of mirth | Hannah Jane Parkinson

One of the strongest bonds people can have is a shared sense of humour I have a friend, Eleanor, with whom I share so many private jokes that if one of us were involved in a crime and the police impounded our phones, it would take Alan Turing-levels of expertise to decode our text conversations. […]

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Sounding it out: Listening to white noise put my life back on track

Megan Nolan was searching for a way to switch off the stresses of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when Im presented with some unknown […]

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Rihanna mobbed in Paris: Dennis Leupold’s best photograph

A huge crowd surrounded the car. It was quite eerie, almost scary. Even for her that moment was crazy Rihannas French fans are wild. They love her so much and they run for several blocks behind her car when shes travelling through the city. This shot was taken at Diamonds world tour in 2013 she […]

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Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Its been a decade since micro pigs were first touted as perfect little pets, only for their owners to look on in horror as they grew and grew. And yet we keep on buying them Grace weighs 178kg (28st), sleeps on a special orthopaedic mattress and gets through 20 worth of food a week the […]

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Ahead of the pack: the best books about running

A hidden tribe in Mexico, an Olympic hero and the fells unsung heroes Ben Wilkinson picks books that explore our love of running Running is in rude health. Two million adults in England alone lace up their running shoes each week. The parkrun initiative free, Saturday morning, timed 5km events open to all started as […]

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Tim Dowling: Im American, I can handle a heatwave. Right?

By 4pm, even the tortoise has sought refuge indoors, attacking the stub of a lettuce in the shadow of the kitchen table On Saturday I am woken by what sounds like the hooves of eight tiny reindeer skittering above my head. I know from experience that the noise is being made by a single fat […]

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