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Masked Emotions
Children are, without question, the funniest people on the planet and, as such, indispensable assets in the fight to stay sane during a pandemic. Our neighbour Abby, who’s five, rang our doorbell the other day and handed me a plastic bag filled with
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The Unauthorised Version
‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So begins Leo Tolstoy’s sprawling novel Anna Karenina. But what if you are repeatedly told your childhood was happy and peaceful, but realise the truth, your truth at lea
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Missing Link
It is something of a paradox that people in the throes of a serious eating disorder will swear that they’re overweight. This is often hard for others to make sense of. Surely, if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is less than 18.5 (objectively underweight)