Joanna Moorhead

Joanna Moorhead is a journalist and mother to four children

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Most women’s magazines are actually diet-lite

No, Minister. It's stick-thin celebs you should target

Jo Swinson is wrong about magazine 'fad' diets

Caring and sharing is not abuse, Professor Dawkins

What Mass, I asked my children yesterday, shall we go to at Christmas? Will it be midnight, that most magical of times? Will it be the 9.30am, when children are dressed as angels? Or will it be the 11am, when the choir fills the church with carols?

Sex addiction is a modern phenomenon on the increase in both men and women

Sex addiction: The truth about a modern phenomenon

It affects women as well as men, and it starts young. Joanna Moorhead on a secret that's ruining more and more lives

The curious case of the boys who live backwards

Leukodystrophy is a rare genetic disease affecting Matthew and Michael Clark. It means they grow more childlike every day

It's love, not convention, that makes a family

Iain Duncan Smith is lamenting the lack of conventional two-parent households, but since when did stable, loving familes fit a single mold?

Why seeing double is always twice the fun

As a Lincolnshire school aims for the record books with the number of twins on roll, Joanna Moorhead considers our delight at the sight of matching siblings

Together and apart: a scene from 'Hope Springs'

The real secret of staying married

As we live longer, 'til death us do part' is getting to be tall order. Now relationship experts believe it's time we redrew the rules on monogamy.

Smile, please: Joanna Moorhead, second from left, and family pose for posterity

A family snap makes a moment last a lifetime

Relatives long gone live on as babes in arms or as octagenarians in the family photo album. Joanna Moorhead turns the pages of a unique history book

Gold standard: Laura Trott, in the Adidas photo booth with her medals, is a real role model for girls

Joanna Moorhead: It's not your looks that count, it's giving your heart and soul

The Olympics have given our celebrity-obsessed teenagers a glimpse into another world, where talent, hard work and dedication pay off

Joanna Moorhead: Adele has the right idea - have children young

I loved Adele from the first time I heard her earthy voice pulsing out those sassy lyrics. When I discovered she'd been a pupil at the comp on my road, and worked out that she must have been one of those teens-with-attitude around whom I had to swerve my buggy, my affection notched up further. (It's not what you'd call the capital's most sought-after school; the girl really has "done good".)

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

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James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine