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Why classic car fans are eternal optimists… As a child I never owned a teddy bear – I took Matchbox cars to bed with me and they slept under the corner of my pillow. I’m sure a psychiatrist could paint an alarming picture of the deeply troubled four...

Leave your kids at home and have your own post-Brexit holiday (it’s cheaper and more fun)

Comedian Simon Evans (desperately trying to afford a holiday) says organise a sleepover for your children, go to post-Trump Mexico, or just hang out at the local stately home Among the wealth of economic body blows innocent middle-aged Brits have...

Would you take acid to help your depression?

For many people, depression or mental illness is something they’ve lived with for years, often treated without success or without long term solutions. But a rising tide of evidence seems to be supporting the use of microdosing (taking tiny amounts...

Who wants to live forever?

We are living longer, and staying younger and fitter later into our lives than ever before, and a number of contributory factors supports this – better medicine and health care, good diets, lucky genetics even. But now the Geekdom of Silicon Valley...

Single man, 59, GSOH, own hair, expanding girth. Bewildered and confused.

Recently finding himself single after nearly three decades of marriage, Keith is finding it hard to know how things work any more… I was happily married for 29 years. Well, most of those years were happy. Things started to fade and fizzle out as...

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Don’t fancy the gym? Walk this way… Love exercise, but baffled as to why anyone would put themselves through the kind of pain that is a marathon or triathlon? Want to get fitter without ending up in physio...

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