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Scarlett Curtis talks anxiety, chronic pain and her greatest love

“I accept a lot of pain without realising how much I’m hurting,” admits the writer and activist.

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Mabel McVey on family, fate and the Destiny’s Child reunion she’s dreaming of

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Tomi Adeyemi on fate, philosophy and the futility of greed

The bestselling author answers our existential questions

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Joséphine de La Baume on training herself to forget her greatest loves

“Great love comes with great pain.”

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Luke Evans reveals the hardest lesson he’s had to learn about himself

“Sometimes you have to accept your mistakes. Especially if you’ve hurt someone.”

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Exclusive: Jameela Jamil on the joys of not caring what people think

“That’s the most glorious thing about turning 30, bleeding out all the fucks I had to give.”

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Monica Galetti on the joys of home-cooking and her fears for the future of food

Champagne and Doritos are unlikely favourites of the Masterchef judge.

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Margaret Atwood talks forgiveness, climate change and her fears for the human race

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Emma Barnett on why society dislikes women who speak out

“Society has been programmed to dislike women who speak out or seem difficult.”

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Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk expertly explains why self-love is so vital

“If you can’t love yourself, then how the hell are you going to love anybody else?”

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OITNB's Jackie Cruz on the near death experience that changed her life

“I think survivors have a supernatural aura”

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Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark talks love, anxiety and 40-minute nosebleeds

“A sinking feeling is how you know something’s wrong,” says Wark. “It’s that anxiety.”

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Julia Stiles reveals the hardest lesson she’s ever had to learn

“I have more confidence in my threshold for pain,” says the 10 Things I Hate About You star.

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Ruth Madeley is here to make the entertainment industry more inclusive for people with disabilities

The Years and Years actor, who has spina bifida, hopes she has made the journey for people coming after her a little bit less rocky

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Gemma Chan gets real about how the media can warp our ideas about beauty

“Beauty is subjective but we’re influenced by the images we’re exposed to,” says the Crazy Rich Asians actress.

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Jenna Coleman reveals the hardest relationship lesson she’s ever learned

“Love is not enough,” says Victoria’s Jenna Coleman.

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Queer Eye host Karamo Brown reveals the hardest lesson he’s ever learned

From his thoughts on the meaning of life to his greatest fear, what will Karamo Brown host make of our existential questions?

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Trixie Mattel on love, lies and the one thing she NEEDS to know before she dies

What will the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars winner make of our 22 existential questions?

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Tidying Guru Marie Kondo explains why she’d happily be forgotten

“You can’t control what others think about you, so I don’t put a lot of emphasis on being liked or respected”

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Martine McCutcheon on the meaning of Christmas and the best festive film

(Spoiler, it's not Love Actually)

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