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18 Oct 10:00am Why finding your favourite fragrance will make you feel better
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Our sense of smell is crucial to survival – so wearing the right perfume could be more important than you think Earlier this year I was asked to give a lecture to a group of fashion journalism students at Condé Nast College – an event that was swiftly moved online thanks to the pandemic. It goes without saying that giving a lecture to a group of students looking back at you from a Zoom grid is no less intimidating than doing it in real life, so as I got ready for the event, I did all the things I could to pump up my confidence: I slipped on my favourite denim shirt, I slicked back my increasingly shaggy lockdown hair and, finally, I sprayed on one of my all-time favourite scents – Hermès
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18 Oct 7:49am White noise as sleep aid may do more harm than good, say scientists
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Review finds quality of evidence is poor and noise may lead to more disrupted sleep Whether it’s nature sounds, the whine of a hairdryer or the incessant hum of a ceiling fan, white noise apps have been downloaded by millions of people around the world in the hope of getting a better night’s sleep. However, new research suggests there’s no good evidence that they work, and they may even be making things worse. True white noise is the hissy fizzing sound of all the frequencies that humans can hear being fired off randomly and at the same intensity. In recent years, numerous apps and devices have been developed that use it – or other “relaxing” sounds such as the hum of a fan or crashing waves – to help people fall asleep.
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18 Oct 4:00am Meg Mathews: ‘I feared my colourful 90s life had caught up with me’
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She felt anxious, depressed and overwhelmed, until she realised it was the menopause. Now Meg Mathews is on a mission to get women talking about it without shame I am sitting in the road, in Primrose Hill, during a global pandemic, when
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18 Oct 3:00am How my new baby’s first weeks and lockdown blurred together
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In the middle of another sleepless night, it’s sometimes hard to tell what’s what When was 12, I’d go to batmitzvah classes every Friday after school, and the highlight was breaktime, when we would sit crosslegged on the carpet while a formidable lady called Suzanne told us that day’s plot of
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18 Oct 1:00am I borrowed money from a friend, but the terms were unfair | Dear Mariella
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Mixing money with friendship is a bad idea, says Mariella Frostrup. It sows resentment and poisons relationships
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