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After my brother died, we barely celebrated Christmas. Then I fell in love and a switch turned on

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I’ve always had a fairly complicated relationship with Christmas. My father left when I was two. He always promised we’d spend Christmas together, but he never came. There were fun and loving Christmases with my mum a...

‘I can’t get a single present’: millions in US barely scraping by amid holidays

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For millions of Americans, the Covid-19 pandemic has left them and their families with little money or cause for celebrating the holidays this year. “My youngest turns six on Christmas day and I can’t even get her a s...

Carrie-Anne Moss: ‘There was a scene in the first Matrix with me in stilettos. I could barely stand straight’

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When The Matrix asks us all to take the red pill again on 22 December, Carrie-Anne Moss, 54, will return to the role that made her famous. Moss first played Trinity, a motorbike-riding, badass, PVC-clad hacker, in 199...

‘It’s barely started and I’m already terrified’: my crash course in Succession

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My to-be-watched pile is worse than my to-be-read pile, but at least all the prestige shows I need to watch have ended. I will get to them, but there is no urgency. Not so with Succession, another award-laden entity, ...

If a doctor barely knows who a patient is, the consequences can be profound

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As a clinical neuropsychologist I make mistakes, and I am not alone. Researchers interested in clinical decision-making estimate that across all medical fields diagnosis is wrong 10–15% of the time. In many instances ...

The Golden Girls review – you can still barely catch a breath between gags

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Picture it: Miami, 1985. Four retired women are living together and having the time of their lives and/or cheesecake. That’s it. That’s The Golden Girls. The glorious story of divorced sixtysomething Dorothy Zbornak (...

Eurovision winners Måneskin: ‘Cocaine? Damiano barely drinks beer!’

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Before their momentous Eurovision victory with Zitti e Buoni, placing Italian rock back on the world stage and earning praise from Simon Le Bon and Miley Cyrus; before a baseless accusation of snorting cocaine almost ...

During lockdown, some people barely kept in touch. How do I re-evaluate my friendships?

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During lockdown, a couple of people who’d say they’re good friends have barely kept in touch. Both live a few minutes from me and know I live alone. I’ve always made time for them over the years; one has a grown-up fa...