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I’ve always scoffed at superstition – but will the tarot have the last laugh?

Ihave always been suspicious of superstition. I know people are entitled to their beliefs, and that reading a horoscope or wearing “lucky” socks is hardly hurting anyone. But I still

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How to wear a square neckline

Goodbye, cleavage. Hello, décolleté. There is one style of low neckline that looks modern, right now, and another shape of low neckline that doesn’t. Oddly, the more modern shape is

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Home, I’m Darling review – a retro rebrand reveals ruffles not frills

In the row behind me, a woman is admiring the vintage television on stage. She says she had the same model herself: “Thirty years we had that. Not a day

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Boarders review – philosophical skateboard hopefuls offer some nice moves

Skateboarding makes its debut at the Olympics in Tokyo next week, and Sean Fee and Annika Ranin’s unexpectedly reflective film documents the preparations of Team GB’s riders. As if in

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Experience: I was stabbed while playing Hamlet

When I was cast in a travelling production of Hamlet in 2011, I was very nervous – Hamlet has an awful lot of lines. But I was 24 at the

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When is it best to send me flowers? Any day ending in a ‘y’ will do

Twelve red roses for a paramour on Valentine’s Day; a sunny bunch of “get well soon” flowers in a vase on a hospital bedside table; birthday bouquets; an apology orchid

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How to dress in the water – archive, 1906

There is a universal idea in England, shared even by the travelled, that the sea bathing of France is superior to ours. I think this only means that we find

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