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Post-lockdown shyness: Why you might feel more shy than usual right now

An article I wrote for Red Magazine about dealing with shyness, as lockdown eases and we're expected to become sociable again... Towards the end of ...
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Turning Earth founder Tallie Maughan shares her business secrets

“Four out of five businesses fail in the first three years,” says Tallie Maughan, founder of open-access ceramics studio Turning Earth. So how did she ...
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Raymond Blanc on the importance of sustainable food

World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE was involved in launching the Food Made Good campaign – encouraging a more responsible way of eating out. He tells ...
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Tim Dowling on fatherhood, marriage and freelancing

“The first conversation went: ‘oh my god, I’m fucking pregnant’. We’d been married two years.” Guardian columnist Tim Dowling on an unplanned pregnancy and the ...
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The life of Laura Dockrill: writer, drawer, talker

Brixton-born Laura Dockrill – children’s author, poet, songwriter, scriptwriter – says her dreams are “to make sure potatoes always exist because they are sensational.” Read ...
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Ex-West Ham player Jack Collison on football and fatherhood

From Premiere League career to a year at home recovering from a knee injury, Jack Collison tells Annie Ridout about being a dad, counting Andy ...
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Hollie McNish on poetry and motherhood

Millions of YouTube hits, a new poetry book about parenthood set for publication and a breastfeeding poem soon to be aired on Channel 4. It’s ...
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Strictly Come Dancing: Anton Du Beke Reveals All…

“My girlfriend doesn’t get jealous. I dance with Lesley Joseph and Anne Widdecombe, so I don’t think she’s uncomfortable with it.” With a new series ...
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My Early Hour: Rob Auton, poet and performer

Poet and comedian Rob Auton has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Soho Theatre (last month) – and he won Funniest Joke at Edinburgh Festival in 2013. ...
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Gorgon City: Bringing Down The House

Song-writing sessions with Emeli Sandé, a collaboration with Jennifer Hudson and a top ten album – meet Matt Robson-Scott, one half of the house duo Gorgon ...
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An actor’s life: Barry Ward, on fatherhood

From a street casting aged 13, to the lead in Ken Loach’s award-winning 2014 film Jimmy’s Hall, Barry Ward tells us about growing up in Dublin and his ...
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Brooke Smart on Illustration and Motherhood

US-based illustrator Brooke Smart lives with her four-year-old daughter and is working on a 100-day project focusing on her life as a mother. It’s superb. ...
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James Massiah on Poetry, Family and Religion

His first poetry recital was a church sermon that he delivered in rhyme. James Massiah is now being commissioned by the BBC, Tate and Nike and ...
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OCD and depression: Bryony Gordon opens up

“In terms of mental health, mornings are crucial – get mornings wrong and the rest of the day is fucked.” Telegraph journalist and long-term OCD ...
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Billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely taught me something about pricing

When Sara Blakey launched Spanx (now a billion dollar company), she decided to price her new-to-market pants higher than her competitors. She felt they’d stand ...
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Work Matters: Rebecca Schiller – writer, doula, trustee & runs retreats

"I’ve started exercising really regularly and that helps keep me level after a disappointment. But I think now I am trying to put less pressure ...
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Work Matters: Yvadney Davis, kids’ fashion stylist

"A few years out of fashion school and I had completely lost my confidence. I did a short course in fashion styling at Central Saint ...
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Work Matters: Emma Svanberg, clinical psychologist and author

"I do my job because I believe that parents are not well supported by society in their role, that most mental health problems can be ...
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