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The annoying portmanteau word “wantrapreneur” describes the (equally annoying) phenomenon of the person who’s constantly talking about the startups they want to launch – “like Airbnb, but for goats! Or for hats!” – without ever doing anything about it. This syndrome goes far beyond the tech world, as you can deduce by comparing the number […]

My mother is a hypochondriac and has tantrums like a toddler

‘Our family revolves around her moods and sicknesses. Her hypochondriac behaviour is escalating.’ Photograph: Posed by model/Getty Images

‘Our family revolves around her moods and sicknesses. Her hypochondriac behaviour is escalating.’ Photograph: Posed by model/Getty Images My mother is charming, bright and often very lovely. She’s also a neurotic mix of guilt-tripper, tantrum thrower and hypochondriac. Our family revolves around her moods and sicknesses. Her hypochondriac behaviour is escalating. It has always been […]

My wife and I are white evangelicals. Here’s why we chose to give birth to black triplets…

White Couple with Black Triplets

As I have made the stroll from my wife’s hospital room to the NICU these past few days it has been hard to fathom the way that our family has been put together. This past Sunday, my gorgeous wife – a white evangelical, like me — gave birth to our beautiful African-American triplet daughters whom […]

I’m angry my husband is texting a female colleague

‘His texts occur during work hours, when I receive very few from him.’ Photograph: Alamy

‘His texts occur during work hours, when I receive very few from him.’ Photograph: Alamy The dilemma In the digital age what do we make of a husband who texts a female colleague more than his wife? I trust my husband, but he doesn’t see why I feel hurt. The number of texts has grown […]

Should men invest more in friendships?

Social bonding increases oxytocin levels in rats – and possibly men as well. Photograph: Jamie Garbutt/Getty Images

Social bonding increases oxytocin levels in rats – and possibly men as well. Photograph: Jamie Garbutt/Getty Images Bonding with other guys may relieve stress in men, according to media reports of research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacologylast week. Men who are close with each other have higher levels of oxytocin, popularly known as the “cuddle […]

Data Trove Offers Glimpse of How the Rich Hide Their Money

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A leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm offers a glimpse into the shadowy world where the rich and powerful hide their money, raising sharp questions about the use of shell companies that obscure the identities of their true owners. Leaders of the Group of 20 — representing about 80 percent of […]

The Myth That Young Men Don’t Want Love Is Spoiling American Sexual Culture

American men, bragging about causual sex that they're not actually having. Photo Credit: Digital Vision - Thinkstock

Writing in the New York Times on Sunday, Peggy Orenstein, author of the book Girls & Sex, painted a bleak picture of young women’s sex lives. Even in consensual relationships, female pleasure is often a low priority: According to nationally representative data collected by Indiana University researchers, about a third of women ages 18-and-over report […]

Everything but the groom: why I faked my own wedding

Naomi Harris. Photograph: Yuhino Suzuki

Naomi Harris. Photograph: Yuhino Suzuki I lie awake in my hotel room in Kyoto, nearly 6,000m from home, my stomach in knots. My mind is racing with thoughts of my wedding tomorrow. What if I can’t go through with it? I take a deep breath and tell myself I don’t have anything to worry about. I […]

I want to end my relationship but I can’t, because I love him

For millions Valentine’s Day simply highlights the flaws of the partner they ‘couldn’t help’ falling in love with. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

For millions Valentine’s Day simply highlights the flaws of the partner they ‘couldn’t help’ falling in love with. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images First dilemma My boyfriend says he is not sure what we are doing or if we’re even heading down the marriage route. We have been together for four years and he has hurt […]

This is the real reason you’re single on Valentine’s Day

‘There is a bunch of sad tropes about loneliness and loss: necking a bottle of wine alone on a Friday night while cry-singing to Adele, crying on Valentine’s Day, having many cats that all hate you.’ Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

‘There is a bunch of sad tropes about loneliness and loss: necking a bottle of wine alone on a Friday night while cry-singing to Adele, crying on Valentine’s Day, having many cats that all hate you.’ Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer Last year I got sent a book to review called This is Why […]

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