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Perfect timing: Florence Rose Endellion steals the show for dad

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Women execs should 'avoid child breaks'

More than half of the UK's top headhunters believe that women should not take a career break to have children if they want to secure a senior executive business position.

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Taking our three boys to their first proper pop concert hit a stumbling block before it even began – the gig, booked long in advance, clashed with a friend’s seventh birthday party.

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Most self-help books, Richard Wiseman argues, make claims which are not supported by any psychological research, and offer advice that could be useless or even harmful. What Wiseman does here, by contrast, is recommend only such tips to improve one's life as are backed up by scientific studies. (And many of them take less than a minute to implement.)

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Childminders put off by red tape, say Tories

Twelve childminders a day in England have quit the profession since the Government introduced its new curriculum for toddlers, analysis by the Conservatives has revealed.

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