Archive for: June 2016

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Our daft dads

Ahead of Father’s Day, we asked our contributors to tell us about funny things their pops say and do.
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Just like our Alan

Susan Hanks grew up with a dad who was sometimes grouchy. But age has brought understanding for her and a mellower time for him. As long as you...
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Outside in

It’s National Picnic Week but, as most of us would be lying in water if we dined alfresco right now, we’ve listed some of our favourite picnic sce...
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Can we escape gendered language?

What was the best thing about Boaty McBoatface? That it was gender neutral, says Samantha Baines.
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A broken collarbone… made me a feminist

In the first in a new series, Standard Issue writers explore when they knew they were feminist. Dotty Winters’ childhood accident had ...
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Recipe: vegan chocolate cupcakes

As those around her add more vegan food to their diet, Amy Cooke-Hodgson decided to pick up the challenge of making a delicious vegan cake. Nai...
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Nine things we’d miss if Brexit came to pass

In a week’s time the general public get to vote on whether or not our fair isle remains in the EU. Brexit might be fun to say but it is NOT fun to t...
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Value Judgement

We shouldn’t make broad assumptions about something based on the label. The same is true of the businesses we buy from, says Dotty Winters.
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Why Billions is worth investing in

If you're not watching the US drama because the words ‘hedge fund’ put you off, you're missing out, says Camilla King.
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Out of America

Ex-pat Kate McCabe had just taken part in a US Pride march when she learned about the Orlando killings. Sometimes explaining America is fun, so...