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My temporary life experience

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

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Short story: Gerbil

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Standard Issue is running a short story each day. No pets were hurt in the writing of editor Mickey Noonan’s little tale, which she hand-on-heart promises isn’t autobiographical.

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Reunited – and it feels so good?

Social media has put us back in touch with all sorts of people. Julie Balloo asks: Is that a good thing?

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7 Wonders: Childhood Heroes Revisited

Regular curator of tunes Liz Buckley is back in charge of the Spotify account and this time she’s pressing rewind.

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We ate all the pies

Comedian and food-fiend Jessica Fostekew puts her mouth where others fear to tread. A celebration of eating: from posh nosh to kebab shops to stuff that’s been on the floor. In this bonus Hoovering, Jess has got a bit festive.

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The Busybody Business of Bodies

Dressing it up as health concern doesn’t make body shaming any less bullying behaviour, says Ros Bell.

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A Night to Remember

The sparklers, the baked potatoes, the faint risk of serious injury, Nadia Kamil has always loved a good old-fashioned, back garden fireworks display.

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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.

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Not a stellar statement from Stella

Are we permitted to comment on the fashion industry if we don’t really ‘do’ style? Sadie Hasler thinks so. Niggled by something Stella McCartney said, she considers the importance of words, even in an industry whose business is visual

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Rhyme and Reason

On the eve on her first national tour, poet Hollie McNish talks feminism, feedback and feeding with Hannah Dunleavy.