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Marie Kondo – does tidiness really equal a clean mind?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe world-famous tidying wizard visited Woman's Hour in 2017 If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won't be long before you do.Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the Japanese tidying guru has become January's "It girl". Chance is, you already know someone who is using her "KonMari" method, which promises not only a de-cluttered house, but also a clean
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Stephen King persuades newspaper not to scrap its book reviews

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King was born and still lives in the US state of Maine Author Stephen King - and his readers - have persuaded his local newspaper to reverse a decision to axe its book reviews.The Portland Press Herald, based in his home state of Maine, had decided to stop running reviews of local books.After King expressed dismay, the paper challenged him to get 100
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Kenya attack: ‘Our deaths are displayed for consumption’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack on the Dusit hotel left at least 14 people dead The attack wasn't over when the picture of the dead men slumped over the tables in the Nairobi restaurant where they had been having lunch was published.The decision of a number of US and European outlets - including the UK's MailOnline and Germany's Bild - to use the photograph was instantly condemned
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Bauhaus in pictures: The architects exiled by Nazis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bauhaus art school in Dessau, Germany. Established in 1919, in the wake of World War One, Germany's Bauhaus art school brought a radical new approach to design and aesthetics which would eventually go on to help inform modernist architecture around the world. Now in its centenary year, we look at a selection of some of the buildings shaped by the influential art
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Should Family Guy ‘phase out’ gay jokes?

[ad_1] Image copyright FOX Image caption Stewie has often been the butt of gay jokes on Family Guy Family Guy is known for its politically incorrect humour, but now the team behind the show are making some changes.Fans of the animated comedy series are used to its often distasteful humour. One character, Joe, is in a wheelchair, and the subject of many of the show's disabled jokes.Another, Quagmire, is used
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Ishy Din: Driving a taxi made me a better playwright

[ad_1] Image copyright Helen Murray Image caption Left-right: Nicholas Prasad, Rina Fatania and Kammy Darweish appear in Approaching Empty by Ishy Din The two jobs may not have much in common, but driving a taxi was the perfect training to become a playwright, according to Ishy Din."The beauty of cabbing is that you don't know who the next person to get in your car is going to be," he says."One
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Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Spit spot, time to sort out a savings account Mary Poppins Returns has taken more than $250m since it opened just after Christmas. But apart from confirming that dancing cartoon penguins are still amusing, what message is the audience left with, once they've watched the brolly-brandishing nanny float away again into the blue yonder?To set the scene: Michael Banks, a boy in the first
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The Best Cell Phone Plans Available in 2018

[ad_1] With cell phone plans coming up every weekend is really hard to choose the best cell phone plan that will fit your needs and budget. each cell phone plan has its own pros and cons. Some carriers will give you unlimited talk time when some will give unlimited text messaging. In this site, we seek to bring you the best cell phone plan suited for the general public and
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Abingdon vicar who ‘spiritually abused’ boy gets two-year ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The vicar met the teenager during a mentoring programme at his church A Church of England vicar who "spiritually abused" a boy has been banned from ministry for two years.The Reverend Timothy Davis is understood to be the first priest to have been convicted of such abuse by the Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal.Mr Davis, of Christ Church, Abingdon, held two-hour private prayer sessions in the