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Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: "I've committed the greatest faux pas since the bouncy castle deflation"

I've been a bit distracted of late. Most recently by the following email from a distant relation: "Dear Charlotte, thanks so much for the link to 'white kidney bean extract', which sounds wonderful, even better than raspberry-ketones or some other thing I subscribed to on the web that – having provided my credit card number – I went on being charged for and receiving fresh amounts of every month (even though it was a FREE trial)..."

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Life for gay teens has changed, but advice books for parents have lagged behind – until now. Zoe Schlanger meets the authors of a manual that even 'cool' parents should read

Action Against Hunger is an international NGO working towards ending child hunger worldwide

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'Before a big ride, eat a meal two hours or so before, to allow you to digest and process it, and without being crude, try to get to the toilet before.'

Sir Chris Hoy's nutrition tips for cyclists

Top chef Daniel Doherty, of Duck and Waffle fame, learnt nutrition tips before the big India charity bike ride from Sir Chris Hoy MBE, six-time Olympic champion

Alison has discovered that all the hallmarks of 'boyfriend' are there in her new relationship

Do I come across too serial killer-y?

Alison Taylor on relationships
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