Get stuffed

After years spent avoiding museums and sprinting tearfully past antique shops, Dotty Winters explains how she learned to stop worrying and love* taxidermy. (*tolerate)

Marathon Woman: Weeks 1 & 2

Jenny Bede is running the London Marathon – again. She’s going to be sharing the joys and the pain of the whole experience. This week it’s mostly the pain.

Checking your boobs – why all the fuss?

Breast cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in women, which is why it’s crucial to keep an eye (and your hands) on your mammaries. Dr Josephine Fagan gives us the lowdown.

Let’s Get Physical: Climbing

One-time couch potato Jen Offord is now a fully fledged sportsaholic. In the spirit of #thisgirlcan she’s trying out different activities for Standard Issue. This week she’s topping out.

My temporary life experience

Nat Luurtsema’s life changed forever after a trip to the GUM clinic. Well, maybe not forever.

100 Days as a Biscuit: week nine

In this biscuit instalment, biscuity beauty Pippa Evans faces up to a Beast in a drama she’s tagged The Chin And I.

AIDS – why all the fuss?

To mark AIDS Awareness Week, we asked Dr Josephine Fagan to give Standard Issue readers the facts about HIV and AIDS.

Workplace Bullying: Truth Will Out

To mark Anti-Bullying Week, Alice Fleetwood, explores the often devastating impact of workplace bullying and offers advice on how to deal with it.

100 Days as a Biscuit: week three

Still baring her biscuity visage to the world, this week Pippa Evans has to very patiently explain why wearing makeup isn’t about attracting suitors to a bloke who thinks “I still would!” is some kind of compliment.

When Biscuit Met Sali

Comedian and writer Pippa Evans is currently going without makeup for 100 days, making her the perfect person to chat to ace beauty writer Sali Hughes.