Parents and parenting

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The real reason women freeze their eggs | Eva Wiseman

Its often assumed women freeze their eggs to stop the ticking of their fertility clocks so they can crack on with their careers. The truth is rather different, says Eva Wiseman Theres a story that weve been told about why women freeze their eggs, which begins with ambition for a career and ends with them

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Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Next best actions are selling your car, avoiding flights and going vegetarian, according to study into true impacts of different green lifestyle choices The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most effective ways people can cut their carbon

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Lonely? Its time to brush up your intimacy skills

Improving our ability to be more intimate in relationships is just another skill, like learning a language, says the neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto Giovanni Frazzetto speaks with a thin voice, barely louder than our footsteps; we are walking around St Stephens Green in Dublin. To hear, Ihave to lean in. At first Ithink hes shy, but

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Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about one in six couples in this country who are experiencing problems conceiving, it is the mans infertility

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My sister turned out to be my mum

When Sue Walsh was seven, her world changed for ever. She was told her glamorous sister wasnt who she thought she was. At first, she was beside herself with joy, but there was another revelation to come Sit down, Susan, said my father. Ive got something to tell you. I sat down, nervously smoothing my