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Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross writes the "If you ask me..." column for i. She also writes for The Daily Mail.

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If you value your life, move away from that thermostat

How to keep warm this winter.

If you ask me...My family means business and as housewife and mother, that makes me its CEO

I'm afraid I've had to lay off my youngest, but then being an executive domestic decision maker involves some tough choices

My list of the greatest time-wasting internet sites

Bored at work? Here are some suggestions to make the time fly by.

If you ask me... moral outrage ought to be something you can buy in shops, just like Nick Clegg does

Our writer explains why she's not having much success on Twitter

If you ask me...Christmas is in the air. I've already sniffed it

The fear of not giving enough, the endless hunting for scissors and Sellotape - what's not to love about this magical time of year?

Downton Abbey: not a quality period drama, but a soap opera that happens to be set in the past

If you ask me...my new book contains everything you'll ever need to know about Downton Abbey

"Iron your own shoelaces, Lady Mary, you lazy bitch" and other lines Downton characters probably haven't said

If you ask me...I'm terribly disappointed that you didn't rescue me from this fleece

I've worn it everywhere since, bar the premiere of Skyfall, but only because I wasn't invited

If you ask me...I am flabbergasted that an ancient crone like Gwyneth Paltrow could still be fabulous

Despite being a full 12 months past 39, the beautiful and talented Ms Paltrow remains a useful member of society. How can this be?

Peter Rippon, editor of Newsnight

If you ask me...the Newsnight editor was right, what woman doesn’t love having her reputation ruined?

Whoa, ladies! Before you get all indignant about the Peter Rippon's dismissal of the testimony of women, lets consider the issues...

Chris de Burgh: 'I love myself. I'm not saying this in a narcissistic way'

Well, Chris de Burgh would say that, wouldn’t he? Whether he’s selling millions of records or saving money on toothpaste, no one is quite a match for the blouson-clad balladeer.

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