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Five amazing long reads to catch up on this weekend

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We pick five fascinating and gripping long articles you might have missed this week that now you can get lost in...


The Cut outlined everything you need to know about ghost sex - yes it's a real thing - and doesn't only exist in the Demi Moore movie. Find out exactly how it works and whether you've had it.

What simple task can transform the way we think? The New Yorker' explores the interesting correlation between walking and thinking. Here's what a brisk morning walk on a crowded street or a calm lunchtime stroll can do for you.

Find out what happened when a woman invited friends, neighbours, relatives, clients, Facebook friends (who'd like to hang out in real life) and travellers passing through, to her home for a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.

What if the fondest memory of your childhood wasn't real? The Science of Us uncovers the amazing and (slightly) worrying phenomenon of how our surroundings implant fake memories into our minds.

A hilarious and moving account of when one woman met her boyfriend's eccentric family during a trip to Ireland.

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Cookie dough fans, your perfect store is coming to London

We HAVE to try the cookie dough clouds

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Hilarious Instagram account fulfills all our eavesdropping dreams

‘Overheard London’ documents the capital's weirdest conversations – ever

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This guy has a creative way of helping his girlfriend’s depression

His post has stolen the hearts of the online community

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Love Actually is getting a musical makeover for Christmas

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A Hillary Clinton-inspired Nasty Women exhibition has arrived

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Uber forced to apologise for sexist ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ message

“Thank you, Uber, for defining gender roles.”

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