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From Aubrey Plaza’s swimsuit to bottled rainwater: this week’s fashion trends

Going upAubrey Plaza’s swimsuit Specifically in Black Bear. Grownup Baywatch. Cher Specifically, red-carpet Cher between 1970 and 1976, the inspiration behind Zendaya at the Oscars and Dua Lipa at the Grammys. Arthur Parkinson The Kew-trained king of the small-space garden and heir apparent to Monty Don. Tennis off-whites Wimbledon is back on. Fall Out Boy’s […]

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Experience: I’m allergic to water

I loved swimming when I was a child. I would go to the pool every week and could be in there for hours. But when I was about 12, I noticed a change. After being in water, I felt itchy. Initially, it was just one of those things you don’t think about, but it got […]

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How to wear pink

I like pink. I also like that I’m now allowed to say this out loud, and to wear pink clothes without getting side-eye. It used to be that wearing pink was like slipping into baby-talk. It had a whiff of a refusal to grow up about it, not as bad as keeping teddy bears in […]

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Would-be dog owners told to think twice before buying flat-faced breeds

Experts have urged would-be dog owners to reconsider buying squashed-faced animals such as French bulldogs, warning they are prone to life-limiting health conditions, and that buying such breeds could fuel criminal activity. The pandemic has triggered a boom in dog ownership with Kennel Club figures revealing there has been a 12% rise in puppy registrations […]

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A pint and a madras in a hurricane: is this my first trip to the pub or an endurance event?

I have made my first visit to a pub since Lockdown 3: The Lockening was announced. A lot of people I know have been talking longingly about the taste of that first proper pint, and I would have been, too, had I not succumbed to buying my own worktop draught beer pump in order to […]

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‘Fully booked’ reminds us that we’re not all that unique after all

Perhaps it is true that someday the meek shall inherit the Earth, but it is the organised who now own it. I envy them – with their advance bookings for seemingly every pub bench, lido swim slot and lunchtime express mani – and their enviable levels of self-awareness, knowing what they might want and when, […]

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World Asthma Day 2021: Symptoms, Causes and Tips to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. The illness inflames the airways and causes them to get narrow, making it harder to breathe for an individual. A severe case of asthma can also make it difficult for someone to stay active or even talk. SOME OF THE MAJOR SIGNS OF ASTHMA INCLUDE:The disease results […]