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How to (successfully) hold a grudge

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Sophie Hannah argues that, used in the right way, grudges can transform your life. Brigid Moss finds out how. Do you hold a grudge? Yesterday, I’d have said no. I’d have said holding a grudge is a waste of energy, bad karma. I thought along the lines of that old saying: holding on to bad feelings about someone is like taking poison and hoping they die. I assumed that the grown-up thing was to let it go. But, after talking to author Sophie Hannah and reading her new book, How To Hold A Grudge, I’ve changed my mind. When someone...

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How to bring velvet into your home - for under £50

Dec 10, 2019 by carol adams.

It feels plush and looks spenny, but choose wisely and you can do this luxe fabric on a budget. Velvet done well can make the most bog-standard part of the house feel more opulent. Any regular readers of home section will know that I have a bit of a thing for cushions – and rich, soft but luxuriously heavy velvet numbers are my favourite. I am currently sleeping on my sofa (don’t feel sorry for me, I’m getting my bedroom re-decorated) and, every night, I have to stack up the cushions so that I have room to actually sleep. I...

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What is a carb anyway?

Dec 10, 2019 by carol adams.

In France, bread is “basically a condiment”. So, why do we now treat carbs as though they’re “worse than cocaine”? Laura Goodman investigates. We love a Friday night in with wine and carbs, don’t we? We don’t go out to enjoy music or comedy any more and that’s fine; we’re pleased with ourselves. We like to compare notes on hermitry, where points on the agenda include fleecy blankets, The Ordinary’s AHA + BHA Peeling Solution, feelings, a bit of CBD oil under our tongues and TV shows that roll and roll without us having to do anything. And when I...

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The messy women's guide to game-changing wardrobe storage

Dec 10, 2019 by carol adams.

Get your clothes in order this January with these tips and tricks. I’ve got a lovely rocking chair in my bedroom. I was very smug when I bought it. It’s a gorgeous blue colour and is designed so that you can take it outside in summer to read your book, or in my case, about three different newspapers, of a sunny Sunday – I’m an old millennial, I still like to get my news the analogue way. Until very recently, I hadn’t sat on that lovely chair for about a year, which serves me right for being smug about it,...

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How to style your festive table on a budget

Dec 10, 2019 by carol adams.

With two weeks to go until Christmas, we’ve called in the experts to help make sure your set-up looks the part. You’ll notice that at this time of year, there is an influx of Christmas-themed dinner paraphernalia in the shops. I don’t know about you, but I won’t get much use out of reindeer-adorned crockery in June. So, in the interest of buying consciously this year, if you do want to go big on your Christmas table, it makes more sense to buy pieces that will last all year round that you can style-up for Christmas, with a few inexpensive...