I fancy both boys and girls, but don’t know what that makes me | Dear Mariella I fancy both boys and girls, but don’t know what that makes me | Dear Mariella

Our once-binary world is loosening its shackles, says Mariella Frostrup. Be inquisitive but don’t feel pressured to define yourself yetThe dilemma I’m a 16-year-old girl and in need of advice concerning sexuality. I’ve only been questioning it since I was 15, and I frantically search the internet for answers all the time, even though I know it’s not that simple (especially for someone as...

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I thought I had hit the age of peak happiness. How wrong I was I thought I had hit the age of peak happiness. How wrong I was

As a study shows 47.2 is the height of misery, what is the economic theory and psychology of wellbeing – and does it offer a brighter tomorrowSo,” I say to my wife, “I’ve been asked to write about happiness peaking when we hit 47.2 years of age.” She stares at me like she’s waiting for a punchline, then shakes her head. “Because I’m about to hit 47.2,” I say, in case she had...

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Merienda, Edinburgh: ‘Good in parts’ – restaurant review Merienda, Edinburgh: ‘Good in parts’ – restaurant review

Some of the small plates here are lovely, others merely bafflingMerienda, 30 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh EH3 6TP (0103 220 2020). All savoury dishes £5.90-£9.50, desserts £7, wines from £26There is a strain within postwar modern sculpture that, like the male ego, is dependent for its impact on enlargement. The small and banal is rendered otherworldly and apparently interesting simply...

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I eat only strangers' leftover food – and it's the best diet I've ever had I eat only strangers' leftover food – and it's the best diet I've ever had

To try to combat the mountain of food waste, diabetic Andrew Mayers decided to live on what people chuck in the bin. Even if it’s two doughnuts and a cucumberMy NHS dietician says that January is a dangerous month for diabetics such as me. The shops are full of Christmas leftovers: those high-calorie, nutrient-light foodstuffs, now for sale at massive discounts – confectionery collections,...

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How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority How to make the world happier – and why it should be our first priority

In this extract from his new book, the UK’s happiness tsar argues for wellbeing as a political goal as well as a personal oneWhoever is happy will make others happy too... How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young GirlThere is a wind of change in our society. People are talking about feelings. Even men are...

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My old pub has banned mobiles. I cherish the return of tranquility My old pub has banned mobiles. I cherish the return of tranquility

A world of hushed conversations by a good fire is back at a Sam Smith local in KnaresboroughIt was during the pouring of my first pint that I began to realise that at the Commercial Hotel in Knaresborough they do things a little differently. Standing at the bar, I was briefly texting my whereabouts to a friend. “You’ll have to put that phone away,” the barman told me. “This is a digital...

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Stay in vogue with the new rogue eyeliners Stay in vogue with the new rogue eyeliners

Dare to take an unconventional approach to your makeupIt’s time to go rogue with your eyeliner. Many SS20 catwalks (like Victoria Beckham, Courreges, Mugler and, as seen here, Matty Bovan) showed models walking down the runway with lines drawn across and around eyes and brows in a way that was totally unexpected. You’ll need an eye primer (it creates a great canvas) and a steady hand (stretch...

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Out of the lab and into your frying pan: the advance of cultured meat Out of the lab and into your frying pan: the advance of cultured meat

In a few years meat grown in laboratories from animal cells may become part of our regular diet, a prospect that raises complex technical, social and ethical questionsI am sitting at a kitchen worktop in the airy offices of San Francisco food startup As a vegetarian, I’m in angst about what is being gently turned over for me in the fryer by one of the chefs. Sitting beside me, tries to put my...

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10 of the best UK spas and wellbeing holidays 10 of the best UK spas and wellbeing holidays

From a recently refurbished London institution to new spas and wilderness weekends in the Hebrides, we pick great retreats and sanctuariesOverlooking the Wye Valley, near historic Tintern, Hill Farm is a 15-acre haven of woodland, meadows and streams, and home to Forest Retreats, run by Hayley and Tom Court. Their Wellbeing Weekend in June includes yoga suitable for all levels with Hayley, and...

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What young women think in 2020 What young women think in 2020

Children’s charity and photographer Joyce Nicholls travelled across the UK talking to young women about the issues important to them in 2020: public safety, body image, social media and feminism. Their research found that girls are fed up and frustrated with the lack of real progress on gender equality.

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