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We’re told not to bottle up bad experiences – but a stiff upper lip can be for the best

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Sometimes people I speak to on my radio programme say something that will stay with me for a long time. Marguerite Turner, 98, said two such things to me last week. She was talking about her work in the second world w...

‘You didn’t have much support’: A-level students share their experiences

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Schools across the UK are celebrating record-breaking exam results, after almost 45% of A-level entries were awarded top grades. Five A-level students tell the Guardian about the challenges of studying in a year disru...

‘A wild pony stamped on my tent!’: seven readers on their first camping experiences

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After 18 months of lockdown and seeing nothing but buildings and city life, I needed to get away. I’d dreamed of visiting the Outer Hebrides for years and decided to take the plunge in May 2021, walking and camping so...

Our first economic experiences affect our relationship with work for life

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Formative experiences in life are… formative. Our parents shape our future for good and ill, affecting everything from our relationships to the jobs we do. But our prospects are also shaped by our formative economic e...

Tonight’s TV: the parents of high-school killers share their experiences

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An intensely intimate and challenging film from Storyville, featuring the stories of three parents whose children have all perpetrated high school shootings in the US. Jeff Williams recounts how his son Andy orchestr...

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast

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New Zealand has experienced its hottest June since records began more than 110 years ago, according to official climate data. Despite a polar blast that swept up the country last week, figures from the National Instit...