Nadine Oregan, Magazine /

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Most of us squirm when we’re asked to big ourselves up, yet we seem to love a whopper-telling chancer, as our reaction to the AJ Finn literary scandal shows

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The feeling of exhilaration that came with the snow of March 2018 was from the joy of being told to down tools and stop working

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Social fossils from the past abound, but what about the recent revelation that women have been following a pointless contraceptive regimen for the past 60 years? And all to please a pope? That just beggars belief

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Enough of the gender wars! We’re meant to be adults. And the Gillette advertisement should be judged on its wider merits, not on whether it panders to women

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Marie Kondo wants us to change our lives, by becoming less messy - but does her new Netflix documentary unwittingly reveal that some things are better left just as they are?

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Our reliance on social media is increasing steadily, and with it our levels of anxiety.

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Women shouldn’t be told how to appear, whether it’s a glossy magazine asking us to slim down or Jameela Jamil telling us to look uglier for the benefit of of society

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In today’s enlightened climate, there’s no getting around it: a lot of our old favourite songs, films and books are going to have to go in the bin

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Luxury might come with an accompanying sense of guilt in its consumer – but there are times when we should learn to embrace the little indulgences in life

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If you would genuinely rather die than be dragged out of an audience to participate in whatever’s happening on stage, then you’re not alone

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The #MeToo movement has sparked a new dating trend: men are now asking their partners to record themselves giving consent ahead of intercourse. Sexy? Hardly. A defence against a possible rape charge? Not a chance

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Comparisons are odious – just don’t tell the Spice Girls, because they’re about to hear a lot of them

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These days, it’s all about being on brand – so it’s time to know yours well, and choose your language accordingly.

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Those who can ‘fake it till they make it’ might be more successful in life, but are they always happy? Our columnist has her doubts

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These days, people don’t expect to make it in the creative arts unless they’re Instagram-savvy, picture-perfect commodities – so Anna Burns’s Booker win is surprising and welcome news