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

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Are morning people better than night owls? I was delighted to discover that they are not. The “morning morality effect” – the notion that our capacity to resist lying and cheating dwindles through the day – applies on...

Dutch royals can marry person of same gender without giving up throne, says PM

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A Dutch monarch can marry a person of whatever gender they choose without forfeiting their right to the throne, prime minister Mark Rutte has said. Rutte was responding to questions from parliament that arose from a r...

’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person?

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A minute’s silence – a chance to listen to the wind and the waves crashing on to shingle, and look across the Solent to the lights of a cruise ship in the distance – and then we charge into the water, although some of...

Third person dies in Japan after taking contaminated Moderna coronavirus vaccine

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A third man has died in Japan after being receiving an injection from one of three batches of Moderna vaccines since identified as contaminated, though authorities say no causal link has yet been found. The 49-year-ol...

Person charged with indecent exposure at LA spa after viral Instagram video

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Los Angeles authorities have charged a 52-year-old with indecent exposure at a popular Korean spa that was the subject of a viral Instagram post earlier this summer. The LA police department (LAPD) announced late on T...

David Crosby on love, music and rancour: ‘Neil Young is probably the most selfish person I know’

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David Crosby has just turned 80. Congratulations, I say. “Thank you, man!” says the great singer-songwriter, trailblazer and trouble-maker. How did he celebrate? “Eighty years old is something you mourn, not celebrate...

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 ...

For a disabled person, becoming a Paralympian isn’t just about ‘trying harder’

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The Paralympics begins this week, and we’re about to see some fantastic sport, from Ellie Simmonds in the pool to Sarah Storey in the velodrome. But, unfortunately, we’re also about to hear lots of cringe-worthy takes...

NSW police apologise for sending email with sensitive information to wrong person

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When a sensitive email from New South Wales police landed in Richard McDonald’s inbox earlier this month, he could scarcely believe the irony. The email, obviously not intended for him, contained confidential and pers...

One person found dead in French wildfire near Saint-Tropez

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One person has died during France’s biggest wildfire of the summer, local authorities have confirmed as the blaze continued to rage in the countryside behind Saint-Tropez. The body was found in a house in the village ...

Simon Bridges’ memoir reveals the candid, funny, vulnerable person behind the stiff exterior

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He walked in the door at the same time as my cat, which heightened the impression that he looked like something the cat dragged in. It was the day after Simon Bridges had been rolled as leader of the National Party. I...

Eight-year-old becomes youngest person charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

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An eight-year-old Hindu boy is being held in protective police custody in east Pakistan after becoming the youngest person ever to be charged with blasphemy in the country. The boy’s family is in hiding and many of th...

‘It’s five years since a white person applied’: the immigrant workforce milking America’s cows

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Products spring out from the walls of Veracruz Mexican market in Monroe, Wisconsin: packets of cinnamon sticks, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, tiny rainbow-colored sprinkles, chicle; a wall of healthcare like anxiety pil...

Jonathan Coe on The Rotters’ Club: ‘My diary provided endless material, but I didn’t like the person I was’

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From 1972-79, I was a pupil at King Edward’s school, Birmingham. It was at that time a direct grant school, which meant that although most of the places (including mine) were not fee-paying, it had all the trappings o...

Flora Anderson: ‘The funniest person I know? Whoever I’m on a date with’

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Mitch Hedberg or Bernie Mac. Neither live, or alive, sadly. I find myself returning to Harry and Paul’s Question Time sketch a lot. PG Wodehouse’s Right Ho, Jeeves. A true friend during a lot of lonely Pret lunchtime...

The Cat Person debate shows how fiction writers use real life does matter

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Since its publication in the New Yorker nearly four years ago, Kristen Roupenian’s Cat Person remains the most discussed short story ever to have hit the internet. Roupenian’s portrayal of an encounter between a young...

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