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Who will be the face (or cheeks) of 2013?

It's the time of year we start looking for new ways to tell the time of year, with the help of naked do-gooders, furry animals, and the uncommonly chiselled pecs of a 71-year-old who should know better.

The perfect holidays for posers

Whether you seek the path to spiritual enlightenment or just want somewhere to unwind, there's a yoga trip out there for you, says Lucy Gillmore

Stretch out in Slovakia

A new yoga holiday in the High Tatra mountains is a chance to achieve tranquillity in a dramatic setting, says Cathy Winston

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5@50, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

As the action gets underway in Brad Fraser's foray into the lives and longings of modern middle-aged womanhood you find yourself thinking – or at least hoping – that being 50 could be a lot of fun. Good friends, plenty of money, nice home: good times beckon. Alas it is not to be. Notching up half a century it seems is not a cause for celebration. It is instead "an endless parade of... sham marriages, failing bodies and abandoned children."