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Every time I visit my family, they body-shame me

I have been through something similar, says Annalisa Barbieri. Try joking it off – or face the problem head onI am being constantly body-shamed by my family, and it hurts.I moved to the UK years ago and built up a good career. I am finishing my master’s degree...

Are we poisoning our children with plastic?

The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it?Can exposure to plastics harm your health? It’s a question currently being explored by researchers after a recent study...

Wales bans intimate piercings for under-18s over health fears

Law forbids practitioners from working on areas including tongue, breasts and genitalsIntimate body piercing for children has been banned in Wales amid fears it can lead to health issues and make young people vulnerable to abuse. Under the law, which came into force...

Can you improve performance by rinsing your mouth with carbs?

More studies are finding that ‘carb-rinsing’ – using a sugary mouthwash and then spitting it out – can help improve athletes’ achievementCould sloshing sugar water around in your mouth and then spitting it out provide a crucial advantage for athletes? In recent years,...

Model Charli Howard: ‘They told me I was fat’

Charli Howard knew all about the ugly side of modelling. Then one day she decided she’d had enough. The body-positive activist reveals why she had to stand up to the fashion industryIt started with a pair of leather trousers. Charli Howard was 23, and had just...

Regent's Park cycle route plans at risk of being cut back

Last-minute opposition by Westminster city council to park gate closures could leave the new superhighway ‘dead’, says former London cycling commissioner Plans to close the outer circle of Regent’s Park to rat-running motor traffic are being “significantly watered...

Ruby Wax: me and my brain

The comedian and author, 64, on appreciating the age she’s reached and learning to love her brainThese days I can switch on inner calm, but not all the time. The shit still hits the fan, but the difference is that in the past I could go over the edge, into depression....

The seven apps every woman should own

Tech hasn’t always been female-friendly – but a new wave of apps is changing that. From contraception to workouts, here are the ones Guardian writers swear byBack in 2014, Apple released HealthKit, an app that let people keep track of a vast array of health and...

My in-laws won’t babysit our children

They have the space, time and money to take the children for an evening, but I don’t know how to raise the issue with them. Annalisa Barbieri advises a readerI would like some advice on how best to initiate a conversation with my in-laws about their approach to being...

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert...

Bravery

I like this quote a lot: Makes you think.  Related...

Fit in my 40s: can a running coach make me go faster?

The personal trainer Matt Roberts is so high-end that David Cameron was a client. He’s going to assess my running styleI feel about the word “runner” the way I felt about “mother” when I’d just had a baby – that it was completely fraudulent. You can’t call yourself a...

Heart & Soul: Religion vs. spirituality

Heart & Soul: Religion vs. spirituality

Many of us in the LGBTQ community grew up being told we were going to a fiery hell. Even if you've never set foot in a church or synagogue, the old traditional belief for many people was that there was only a “straight” path to heaven — no pun intended.Related...

Ramadan: Spirituality or Shopping?

Ramadan: Spirituality or Shopping?

But as soon as the fifth or sixth day of Ramadan is passed, the interest, respect and the spirituality can appear to be fading. Most among us just start returning to the previous routine. In some Muslim households, the shadow of Ramadan is perceived ...Related...

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