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Ervaring: I had a baby using a donated uterus

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Toe ek was 17, my periods still hadn’t started. Blood tests and ultrasound scans confirmed the devastating news: I had Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome – I had been born without a uterus. One in 5,000 wo...

‘Most profound experience’: William Shatner starstruck by encounter with space – video

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Actor William Shatner soared aboard a Blue Origin rocketship on a suborbital trip on Wednesday to become, at the age 90, the oldest person ever in space - an experience he called profound - as US billionaire businessm...

Ervaring: I got pulled into a conveyor belt by my scarf

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I had worked on and off at Argos when they needed seasonal staff since I was 17. By Christmas 2007 I was 21, and I’d picked up regular shifts again. It was December in East Kilbride, and that means it was cold. On thi...

‘Powerful experience’: Lorde releases mini-album in Māori language

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Lorde has released a mini-album of tracks in Māori, describing the project as “powerful” and a “starting point” of a journey. The New Zealand singer re-recorded five tracks from her Solar Power album in te reo Māori, ...

The summer of cricket proved mixed crowds can improve the fan experience

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Cricket’s culture wars can call a truce. There is something traditionalists and progressives agree on, and rather surprisingly it’s about the Hundred. Now the all-important final scores are in – and we’re talking bums...

I have a good life. But how can I experience joy when there is so much suffering outside?

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I had thought I had come to terms with suffering in the world. I have a good life, good husband, enjoy my job, good health, lovely place to live, no money worries. On an intellectual level I know being sad won’t help ...

My experience as a trans person doesn’t fit the script, but why should it?

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For the longest time, I was convinced I couldn’t be really transgender. I knew that living as a woman made me want to climb out of my own skin, but I also understood that my story bore little resemblance to how trans ...

Ervaring: I was attacked by two sharks at once

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It was a warm winter’s day in South Africa and I planned to go surfing at Nahoon Reef. I was 15 and had just finished my first day back at school after the winter break. The reef is famous among surfers for its powerf...

Ervaring: Ek het vriende gemaak met my dubbelganger

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My vrou, Marion, en ek verhuis na Braintree in 2013 naby ons dogter en kleinkinders te wees, en ek is getref deur hoe vriendelik sommige van die inwoners was. Vreemdelinge waai dikwels terwyl ek in die straat by hulle verbyloop. Party van...

Bp pulse pledge to charge up its customer experience

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In Junie, I featured the case of WK from North Yorkshire, who had been waiting for more than two months for bp pulse to come and install a charging point at her home to enable her to start using her new Renault Zoe ele...

‘It makes a huge difference to customer experience’: the rise of the chatbot

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Simple questions are the bane of the lives of many customers and call centre agents. Having to wait in a call queue to find out a company’s returns address or your contract expiration date, byvoorbeeld, is a frustrati...

Kindness and control freakery: life inside the Tokyo Olympic experience

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Crouched behind a bush in the shadow of the vast Tokyo Big Sight building, the bearded American man from the small Ukrainian magazine said: “I’m writing an article about smoking at the Olympics.” A little ragged, a li...

Limbo review – a gorgeous tragicomic take on the refugee experience

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Syrian refugee Omar (Amir El-Masry, superb) carries his oud, a stringed musical instrument, everywhere he goes. But since Omar, like a ragtag group of other young male asylum seekers, is currently lodged on a small Sc...

First Night of the Proms review: a delightful shared experience with some surprises

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The first Prom to welcome an audience back into the Royal Albert Hall began with a work of low-key celebration, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music. As its last chord died away, something else took its place: a colle...

Ervaring: amnesia made me forget ever making an album

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I remember the date – 1 September 2001 – because England had just beaten Germany 5-1 in the World Cup qualifiers. After the match, we all went to the club night I used to run called Uncle Bob’s Wedding Reception. That...

TV vanaand: three events that shaped the black British experience in the 80s

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Following his recent documentary, Subnormal, on the segregation of black pupils deemed “educationally subnormal” in 1960s and 70s Britain, director Steve McQueen brings this three-part examination of three pivotal ev...

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