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Nail varnish fine. But Botox and lip fillers? Come on, Superdrug | Sonia Sodha6h Nail varnish fine. But Botox and lip fillers? Come on, Superdrug | Sonia Sodha
The Guardian
The beauty rat race may be a winner at the tills, but high street chains shouldn’t help to glamorise cosmetic surgeryAs a teenager, I spent many a happy hour perusing the makeup aisles in Superdrug with my friends, filling our baskets with dubious purchases such as lurid bottles of 99p nail varnish. And while I might fork out £40 today for the odd eyeshadow palette, in my 30s, my makeup bag remains filled with Superdrug’s cheap and cheerful staples, not least because it seems to do a better job than most retailers in stocking products that suit brown skin. So it jarred when I heard that its latest wheeze is offering Botox and lip fillers in-store. After a phone consultation, customers will be able to combine a quick facial injection with picking up their lunchtime sandwich. Perhaps execs think it’s the natural step for
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Britain goes to hell in a Brexit handcart – cartoon7h Britain goes to hell in a Brexit handcart – cartoon
The Guardian
Chris Riddell on why no Brexit is better than a bad Brexit
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Victory for The Independent's Cut the Cup Waste campaign paves the way towards a greener future9h Victory for The Independent's Cut the Cup Waste campaign paves the way towards a greener future
The Independent
The significance of this campaign is that, by choosing our targets carefully and working with the grain of public opinion, our readers can influence government policy
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10h Jeremy Corbyn ran a brilliant election campaign last year – but he won't be able to do it again
The Independent
The Labour leader seems to have lost the relaxed, friendly style that worked so well in 2017
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Why is Dan Osborne, a man who threatened to stab his ex-wife, allowed on Celebrity Big Brother?10h Why is Dan Osborne, a man who threatened to stab his ex-wife, allowed on Celebrity Big Brother?
The Independent
It is abundantly clear that Channel 5's decision to welcome him onto the show dismisses the severity of domestic abuse
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By saying curly hair is 'demanding', John Frieda and Rochelle Humes are perpetuating the Eurocentric hegemony of beauty13h By saying curly hair is 'demanding', John Frieda and Rochelle Humes are perpetuating the Eurocentric hegemony of beauty
The Independent
This is a bitter pill to swallow for many people of colour, in particular black people. Looking at Humes' Instagram page of a collective she founded called Curls Like Us, the vast majority of models are light-skinned, with long, loose, soft-textured curls
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Most people stick to their routines, even if they have no idea what they want and are really bad decision makers. Here's why14h Most people stick to their routines, even if they have no idea what they want and are really bad decision makers. Here's why
The Independent
Routine helps us cope with the continual flow of decisions that face us in everyday life. But when taken to excess, routine can be a prison – especially for some people
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15h Jacob Rees-Mogg and his gang want to hoodwink voters with talk of 'clean Brexit' and then push us off the edge of the cliff. This is why we should not fall for it
The Independent
If we crash out of the EU without a divorce deal, there won't be a smooth transition to trading on WTO terms. There won't be any transition at all
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The Top 10: Birth names of famous people 15h The Top 10: Birth names of famous people
The Independent
How are Calvin Broadus Jr, Marion Morrison and Piers Stefan O'Meara better known?
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I know why more women than men are dying by suicide in psychiatric hospitals, because the process re-traumatised me too15h I know why more women than men are dying by suicide in psychiatric hospitals, because the process re-traumatised me too
The Independent
A high proportion of these women may have experienced traumatic events involving physical assault or some loss of power or control. That hospital staff understand this is a matter of life and death
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16h Mishal Husain: ‘With a name like mine, my career would only have been possible in Britain’
The Guardian
The presenter has written a book on how to get ahead at work, but is BBC Radio 4’s Today programme her toughest gig?
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At last, an Oscar for popular film. Because who needs another The Shape Of Water? | Hadley Freeman16h At last, an Oscar for popular film. Because who needs another The Shape Of Water? | Hadley Freeman
The Guardian
Many of the most enduring films of the past few decades remain ungarlanded When I was a kid, my parents had an amazingly impressive collection of video cassettes, from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to
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Fit in my 40s: boxing for kids | Zoe Williams18h Fit in my 40s: boxing for kids | Zoe Williams
The Guardian
It’s quite theatrical and dress-up, which you don’t realise until you see a kid do it It’s more or less a fitness universal: high-risk, low-risk, intense or mindful, you don’t really want your children around. All exercise is solipsistic and kids drive a coach and horses through enjoyable self-regard. On the other hand, Kobox is running boxing for children through summer, and my stepdaughter, C, is a natural. Not a natural pugilist, and her death stare is like being given a dirty look by a really cute cat, but a natural mover, naturally determined, highly appreciative of costume and cinematic situations, with a strong inclination towards anything girls in sitcoms don’t do. That’s how I ended up in a ring with a 10-year-old and Ollie Lee, who is so serious about boxing’s benefits that he’s teaching his own daughter to do it, and she’s only four. “It’s great for discipline, self-esteem…” he says. These are the advertised benefits to children of most sports, but in this context, raise the droll prospect of teaching a child to get really good at disciplining other people. There’s a lot of Rocky fandango, as you’d expect: rolling bandages round your wrists in a precise way, getting your gloves on. It’s quite theatrical and dress-up, which you don’t realise until you see a child do it. Even in your nursery moments, learning the basics of punching, shielding and ducking, you look infinitely more convincing. The jab – a straight punch with your lead hand – is number one (we’ve been through this before, I know, but it’ll help when I start yelling “One! Three! Six! Five!” At you). The cross – straight punch with your rear hand – number two; the hooks, circular sideways punches with lead and rear hands – are three and four; the uppercuts, vertical punches from below, five and six. That takes about four minutes to learn, then who knows how many years to remember.
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18h Cohabiting couples need basic legal protections | Letter
The Guardian
Only by understanding they are at risk can couples take steps to protect their family if they separate or if they are left bereavedToday is the busiest day of the year for weddings, yet marriage numbers are declining. Currently one in eight adults in England and Wales are cohabiting, a trend steadily increasing since 2002. Society is changing, but sadly the law lags behind. A recent survey showed as many as two in three cohabiting couples were unaware that there is no such thing as “common law marriage” in England and Wales. These couples mistakenly believe they have the same legal and financial rights and protections as married couples.
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This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland19h This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland
The Guardian
Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US president’s ongoing abuse of power – and normalisation of autocracyMore than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi – and the danger it represents – is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his power to settle scores, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen
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Noel Edmonds has a point: complicity with TV ‘fakery’ hurts our democracy | Stuart Jeffries19h Noel Edmonds has a point: complicity with TV ‘fakery’ hurts our democracy | Stuart Jeffries
The Guardian
Reality TV has conditioned us to no longer care about what is the truth and what might be a lieIn 1991 the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard argued that the Gulf war did not take place. Now, in 2018, Noel Edmonds is arguing something similar. The TV presenter takes part in Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon, featuring teams of celebrities racing across 2,500 miles through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. But the looming BBC2 reality show is, 
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