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Five amazing long reads to catch up on this weekend


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.



Victoria Beckham on workouts, shopping in M&S and finally feeling she has nothing to prove


Scarlett Johansson welcomes baby girl with fiancé Romain Dauriac


The golden rules for contouring your make-up


A-list Instagram pics of the week


Sofia Vergara: the Modern Family star's career and style evolution


Bare-faced beauty: meet the women who go make-up free every day



“How beauty rituals help me manage my depression”

One writer found comfort in an unexpected place

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Stress is genuinely good for you, experts reveal

Forget everything you thought you knew about stress…

by Kayleigh Dray
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Must-watch Christmas TV: tune in for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Just in time for Christmas

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Oct 2016

Bake Off fans, the BBC has already found a replacement show for GBBO

And it's set to hit our televisions very soon...

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Costa’s fancy new menu includes avocado toast and Prosecco

You may want to dress up for the world’s poshest Costa…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Real-life victims of revenge porn share their stories

“Within a week, everyone had seen them… I tried to kill myself shortly after”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

People diagnosed with a terminal illness share powerful life lessons

“You only get one life – and we need to live it”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

This gin is officially the best in Europe – and it's from the UK

Gin drinkers, take note…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Amazing tasting menus from top UK restaurants for under £50

Total steals from Michelin-starred spots

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2016

9 hilarious tips for making it in a male-dominated workplace

"Never say anything that sounds like a question, even questions."

by Harriet Hall
20 Oct 2016