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Changing the narrative on disability: is representation in books getting better?

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Are we finally getting some good disability representation in fiction? Certainly, the publishing industry seems to have belatedly recognised the need to get disabled writers through the door. After a successful social...

How do I know I’m getting old? My children worry about me – and I’m exhausted by half-time

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There is a moment in the second season of the Netflix series Narcos when the baddest baddie of them all, Pablo Escobar, is reduced to burning dollar bills to keep warm. Boyd Holbrook, playing the DEA agent Steve Murph...

‘I can’t imagine getting married with those teeth’: how Britain fell for adult braces

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When Dabi Adesoye was growing up in Ibadan, a city of 6 million people in Nigeria, everyone called her “Eji”. In Yoruba, Adesoye’s first language, this translates roughly as “gap teeth”. It might have been a complimen...

Eden Project installs plastic grass to stop children getting muddy

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The Eden Project in Cornwall has installed plastic grass in a children’s play area to stop them getting muddy. The garden is one of a number of organisations and public bodies laying artificial turf in what environmen...

Holding back the years: why everyone in South Korea could soon be getting younger

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Naam: The Korean Age. Ouderdom: Korean. Real age: This is going to get really confusing, is dit nie? It certainly seems that way. I promise it’s simpler than it looks. Let me ask you a question. How old were you when you wer...

As Russia continues to bomb Ukraine, are its weapons of choice getting worse?

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A Russian tank is filmed firing on apartments in Mariupol; evidence emerges that a cluster bomb was used to strike against the train station in Kramatorsk and concerns surface about the possible use of phosphorus in U...

Why are so many people in England getting reinfected with Covid?

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With Covid infection levels at a record high in parts of the UK, the virus is rife once more, with experts noting one factor is the rise of a variant of Omicron known as BA.2. But what does this mean for reinfections?...

How to save on car hire – and avoid getting ripped off

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Hiring a car can be full of financial pitfalls. Do it right and you should emerge from the experience unscathed. Get it wrong and the bill can run into thousands. It is tempting to automatically log on to the Hertz or...

‘He helped shape the modern world’: gif inventor Stephen Wilhite dies after getting Covid

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a gif is worth millions. The image file format has been a defining element of internet culture for decades, with glass-raising DiCaprios and mic-dropping Obamas facilitatin...

Ouer, gifted and Black: the British musicians getting better with age

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When asked what was the best song he had ever written, the jazz great Duke Ellington famously quipped that it was one yet to come. He held out the promise of his future compositions being greater than his past and, pe...

My brilliant brother has Down’s syndrome. Is it wrong to fear getting pregnant myself?

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Until three years ago, I thought I was brave. Na alles, I’m a girl who has trekked all the way across the Andes without a map. But there’s one thing that scares the hell out of me: getting pregnant. It’s late 2018 'n ...

Brexit red tape stopping small charities getting supplies to Ukraine

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Brexit red tape is preventing small charities and members of the public from bringing supplies to the Ukrainian border to help ease the deepening humanitarian crisis, dit het na vore gekom. A Polish charity in Lewisham, sout...

Are British teeth getting worse? Ons vra 'n kenner

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British teeth have long been the subject of jokes, from Austin Powers’ gnashers to the “big book of British smiles” used to scare Lisa Simpson into wearing her braces. But are British teeth actually getting worse? Soos ...

Is Wordle getting harder? Viral game tests players after New York Times takeover

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What began as a daily slice of bliss is in danger of turning into something of a strain, some say. Some players of the viral word game Wordle have complained that it has become harder since it was bought by the New Yo...

The scammers getting rich on lockdown loneliness

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Dating fraudsters stole nearly £100m from lonely people in Britain last year. Lizzie Cernik reports on how these increasingly sophisticated scams work How to listen to podcas...

Ervaring: after getting Covid, everything I eat tastes like rotting flesh

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I caught Covid in October 2020, and lost my sense of smell and taste. Back then I worked in a school, so catching the virus felt inevitable. Eers, I didn’t think too much about it: anosmia (loss of sense of smell)...

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