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Things I wanted to say to you during my Shhh…mester

What should you share – and what should you absolutely definitely not share – during the first three months of your pregnancy? Siân Bevan will tell you, just as soon as she’s finished retching at the word ‘tomato’.

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Why I ❤️ Grey Gardens

Probably the finest documentary ever made turns 40 this week. Hannah Dunleavy tells us why she loves it and why it still has so much to teach us about the human condition.

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Why uni was the darkest time of my life

As thousands of freshers get unpacked and enjoy the last whiff of washing powder until Christmas, Esther Harris advises everyone involved to remember student life isn’t all snakebite and partying. It certainly wasn’t for her.

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Why I’m voting Corbyn

The Labour leadership race has been flooded with panic merchants in the last week, but that won’t stop Jen Offord voting with her heart.

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Why Mhairi Black is an inspiration to us all

The 20 year-old MP’s maiden speech has now been viewed online more than 10 million times. Fiona Longmuir isn’t surprised. Here, she salutes a young woman whose passion, humour and clear-headed vision for her country is a shot in the arm for UK politics.

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Why I ❤️ flying solo

From a one-on-one with an escapee octopus to OAP baseball, travelling on her own has made Lucy Reynolds very happy indeed.

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Your friendly guide to a colonoscopy

As we approach the back­-end of Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Alice Sanders pulls the plug on the anxiety-inducing mystery of having a tube shoved up your bum for medical purposes. You may wish to source a rubber ring for your swivel chair before reading.

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Why Malala Yousafzai should win the Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner is announced tomorrow. Sian Harries explains that, in her eyes, the 17-year-old Pakistani education activist deserves the title.

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What a load of old shit

Poos had always been a problem for Lou Conran. And then she found colonic irrigation and never looked back, which is probably just as well when you’re lying on a table with a tube up your bum.

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Hey! Teachers! I’ll leave my kids at home

Hazel Davis and her fella are home-educating their kids. In her final column, she weighs up the pros and cons.