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‘We felt cursed’: how altruistic surrogacy can give hope after years of sorrow

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th November 2017

Jessie Thomas says while she would recommend altruistic surrogacy to others, there should be room for some commercialisation of the industry Giving back is something Jessie and Marty Thomas have done their fair share of. Between them they have volunteered at various roles within their childrens sporting clubs and school surroundings and they help out […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a newborn

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

The last thing you should say to a woman who is desperately trying to have a newborn is, Try not to think about it. Its all we think about Read more: www.theguardian.com

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‘There was no child, I told myself’: life and matrimony after miscarriage

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

She knew many pregnancies ended this style. So why did her miscarriage make one mom feel so alone? My husband and I were married on a cold, overcast afternoon the day before New Years Eve. Neither of us had imagined having a winter wedding, but we needed to marry by January in order to be […]

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Brad and Angelina proved there’s no such thing as the perfect marriage: so why do we feign?

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Recent research shows the number of extremely unhappy couples has doubled in the UK, but popular culture still clings to the fairytale ending Pretty much all the cliches of the fairytale( the noble prince, the helpless princess) have long been satirised, in everything from The Princess Bride to Shrek to the Zog volumes by the […]

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Most of Northern Ireland strongly backs abortion law reform, survey discovers

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Three in four people back legal abortions for women pregnant through rape or incest and in situations of fatal foetal abnormalities A large majority of Northern Irelands population are in favour of reforming the regions strict anti-abortion laws and back legal terminations for women induced pregnant through sexual violence, a new survey has found. Nearly […]

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From Beyonce to Kendall: the stylist who turned internet culture into style

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Meet Marni Senofonte, the super-stylist who knows whats on tendency way before you do Breakfast with Marni Senofonte, L-Abased super-stylist to Beyonce and Kendall Jenner, was never going to be a slice of toast. She emerges from the lift lobby in her smart Mayfair hotel, hugs me, procures us a corner table, takes off her […]

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Sperm counts among western humen have halved in last 40 years- study

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th November 2017

Reasons for the shocking drop are unclear, say researchers, and represent a huge and forgot area of public health Sperm countings among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the deterioration remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm […]

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Porn in the classroom? Here’s why it induces sense | Jenni Murray

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th November 2017

We have a choice: either let young people learn their lessons from online pornography, or intervene What a cat I set among the pigeons last week by suggesting, in answer to a question about pornography at a literary celebration, that it should be considered suitable for pupils to watch and analyse this material in schools. […]

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Two summer salad recipes from the Mississippi delta | Cook residency

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th November 2017

Deep South recipes: The wilderness is never far away in the Mississippi delta, a treasure trove of fresh make such as the three sisters: corn, beans and squash. Together they make for this duo of summertime salads … My family always grew a few rows of vegetables behind our Mississippi home. Each spring we would […]

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