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Leaning In, Being a Strong Woman, and Drunk Tank Pink

According to Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter, pink anaesthetises the senses. That’s the only interesting fact I really extracted from it. Why do certain federal prisons paint their walls pink? And that’s [...] Read more »

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Gwyneth Paltrow – It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great

I have always loved Gwyneth Paltrow for how hard she seems to try. How earnest, scrubbed clean, classroom monitor she seems to be. She tried to break out of her good girl role, she tried being a bit whacky – her child is called Apple! [...] Read more »

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Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen

With the success of Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables’ being hard to miss it is no wonder that interest in everything to do with the story has spiked. From Victor Hugo’s initial novel, to the musical theatre adaptation and now to the film, it seems that [...] Read more »

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Little Miss Magical Collection: Three Little Misses and the Big Bad Wolf

When I was a little person in the nineties, my mum had me reading by the age of two and a half. While my nursery classmates were reading simple books (‘This is red’ … ’The hat is red’) I was choosing my own literary conquests. [...] Read more »

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Ursus Wehrli – The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat And Tidy

TIDY YOUR ROOM! – the childhood command most guaranteed to sink me in terror and gloom. I can’t tidy anything. My excuse is that I don’t have a tidy self. A body that can be relied on only to accidentally trip an innocent stranger in [...] Read more »

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The Massage How To For Couples: You Knead Me Series

Today’s world is full of numerous stresses and strains and at times it can feel impossible to take a moment and simply relax. I’m not saying that this is a new phenomenon and certainly in the past people have had valid reasons to be stressed, [...] Read more »

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Sadie Matthews’ Promises After Dark

When erotic fiction became popular, I was quick to dismiss it. Fifty Shades had some pretty terrible reviews didn’t it! For ages, I chose not to read them on the basis of ‘Why would I, Stephanie Ward, enthusiastic reader and harsh critic, want to waste [...] Read more »

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Jill Cook – Ice Age art: Arrival of the Modern Mind

Portentious music. Voice Over: “You’re in for the most extraordinary experience. Obviously, it’s amazing for me, a maker today, to see the work of, I think, contemporary minds of 40,000 years ago”. That’s Antony Gormley, introducing the exhibition at the British Museum that the book, [...] Read more »

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In Reply to 50 Shades of Grey: S.E.C.R.E.T by L. Marie. Adeline

Erotic fiction has always been a taboo subject that people read in secret and never admitted to in public, so when 50 Shades of Grey came out I was excited about the prospect of all this changing. Until I read it, that is. I’m not [...] Read more »

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Latest Dieting Trend: The 2-Day Diet by Dr Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell

Like so many around me, I am constantly searching for a suitable way to lose weight. I have the added obstacle of breastfeeding at the moment and so must wait until my son will take cows’ milk, but that has not stopped me looking for [...] Read more »

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