Are you squeaky clean or downright dirty? When should you wash your hands?

US news host Pete Hegseth announced recently that he hadn’t washed his hands for 10 years, and everyone got on their collective high horse – not before checking they had some hand sanitiser about their person first – to express their outrage. Me included. Because it is disgusting isn’t it, having such a complete disregard…

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Your January TV Guide: AKA how to entertain yourself until payday!

It’s day 427 of January and we’re all drowning in leftover Christmas chocolate, wine, cheese and sodding Brexit. Only a masochist would go on a diet in January or give up booze – wait for February guys, it’s shorter. Also, you’ll need a glass of wine for some of the fantastic telly that’s on at…

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The row over Gillette’s divisive ad is exactly why we need to keep talking

Pernicious Piers Morgan was at it again this week on Good Morning Britain, stirring up controversy for the sake of it. At least, I assume he was doing it for the sake of it – or rather, for Twitter replies and RTs, the poor needy lamb – because I can’t fathom how a father of…

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BritMums on the Gillette ad on masculinity that created the backlash

Here at BritMums we love good ads — ones that make us laugh, ones that make us cry. We’re not above spending leisure time watching our favourite advertisements on YouTube. The latest one to hit our playlist is the new Gillette ad, entitled We Believe: The Best Men Can Be, about the role of men…

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Current Affairs: Palm oil, Brexit & vegan sausage rolls

Hello, and happy 2019! I hope you’re settling back nicely into ‘normality’ – whatever that may be – following the festivities, and are excited for the year ahead. Personally, I’m taking it slow and steady into the new year. We’ve had various bugs and ailments going around in our house, which has meant a few…

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Avoid accidents and how to stay safe at Christmas

Avoid becoming a Christmas statistic by swerving these common festive accidents. In this article, first aid expert Emma Hammett shares the things we need to be aware of. Each year our hospitals see a festive swell of more than 80,000 people needing treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the Christmas holidays.…

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