We read between the lines of newspapers' scare stories about infertility and "late" pregnancy to find the science doesn't back them up at all.
Analysing the most effective genres of environmental storytelling.
I saw the recycling bag shuddering with Mousey’s orgiastic delight and started to reflect on animal cruelty.
Men, particularly middle aged ones, may as well be Lego people to me. I’d have more luck recognising a sandwich I ate last week than a forty-year-old man I met yesterday.
There’s nothing more tit-achingly generation Y than sharing an office space that’s actually a living room with your mum.
A few years ago, I argued against the idea that porn was hijacking our sexuality. Now, as a women's centre tries to ban my opponent, I wonder - are they scared that if people listen to Gail Dines, their minds might be changed too?
Bond-forming though it may be, weeing in public is not ideal for women. And even Scandinavians haven't found the solution.
Often beyond the realms of common sense, vitamins have become the most effective sales tool in food marketing.
Spain and Portugal may have settled their differences, but when it comes to grapes, it's not so simple.
The best way to look successful is to tell people how busy you are.
Tracey Thorn fills the airwaves with audiobooks, articulate teens and Caitlin Moran.
It’s pretty difficult to get excited about Starbucks finally getting the red cups in when one of the adults present at Christmas dinner could soil themselves at any moment. But even a bittersweet Christmas is worth having.
The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?
As your children keep changing, so does the job of bringing them up, each different phase bringing its own specific concerns, which vanish as new ones arise.
Nicholas Lezard’s Down and Out column.
Monogamy is rare, no matter what we might tell ourselves. We need a new currency of commitment.
Nicholas Lezard's Down and Out column.
The role of parent, which seems so demanding while you’re playing it, requires mostly that you underact.
Calpol. It tastes fantastic. Works a treat. Helps me to sleep. All round, it’s a winner. It’s the pre-Calpol debate that bores me.
Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have split up, brace yourself for weeks of repetitive jibes at her “craziness” and his “reticence”.
This is my default way of dealing with things. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
It's official, women really are more attractive with less.
Sue Douglas’s Diary.
Our children's education is reinforcing the idea that it is natural for women and girls to be decorative, whereas men and boys are the active ones. Do we want them to be learning blind faith in gender stereotypes?
The appliance hasn’t worked since the days of Callaghan but provides an excellent receptacle for reading matter.
Watching BBC1's Outnumbered is less painful now but it's still bitter-sweet.
The Starman implored Scotland to “stay with us”.
With more cannabis shops than branches of Starbucks and further liberalisation to come - why hasn't the trade in legal marijuana decreased the number of dealers on the street in Colorado?
Britain’s ongoing flirtation with a military way of life.
The many odours of Nicholas Lezard’s hovel.