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Sibling rivalry: why the hellish family dynamic long outlives childhood

Name: Sibling rivalry.Age: Ever heard of Cain and Abel?Appearance: A weeping, unhealed wound.Why can I suddenly hear the Succession theme tune? Because it’s a...

What did a big bacon sandwich teach me? The pandemic has massively weakened our willpower | Arwa Mahdawi

I lost my veg-inity on a hard hospital sofa earlier this year. It was quick and messy and sordidly satisfying. The situation was this:...

Nigel Slater’s salmon with beetroot and ginger recipe

The recipePeel and roughly chop 50g of ginger, then put it into the bowl of a food processor. Peel 1 large beetroot and add...

Is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?

I’ve been grappling for decades about how you’d get a “negative microwave” to work, a device that very quickly cools things such as food...

All about that base! From eggnog brulee to spiced orange tart: 10 top biscuit-based dessert recipes

If you are a certain type of person – me, essentially – you will be unable to hear the phrase “biscuit base” without it...

How we met: ‘By the time I called, she was dating other people’

Randy Sue was studying at college in Texas in the spring of 1966 when she went to visit a friend in Raymondville, near the...

Meditation, vodka and vinegar: can the morning routines of the rich and famous make me a better person?

Are morning people better than night owls? I was delighted to discover that they are not. The “morning morality effect” – the notion that...

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Beauty hacks test: can you create bouncy curls with a bathrobe belt? | Anita Bhagwandas

The hackCreating overnight curls using everyday items, while minimising the damage from heated hair appliances.The promiseProducing “rag” ringlets with fabric strips has been done...
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