• Why Chanel Miller will no longer be Brock Turner's faceless victim
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    Why Chanel Miller will no longer be Brock Turner's faceless victim

    Chanel Miller is not, she says, a “perfect victim.” Yet until last month she was a silent one, known only as Emily Doe, the anonymous woman at the centre of a highly publicised campus rape scandal.

  • I don't know if I've ever cared about anything as much as I care about Coleen vs Rebekah
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    I don't know if I've ever cared about anything as much as I care about Coleen vs Rebekah

    If there is any justice in this world, she should be the recipient of this year's Booker, Pulitzer and Costa prizes, the winner of the next MacArthur Foundation Genius grant... hell, let's just give her the Nobel on Friday. Greta is doing a wonderful job of saving the planet but has she generated a bottomless pit of memes and punnery of the calibre Coleen Rooney has blessed us with this Wednesday morning?

  • Why it's the best time to  be a female boss in the UK right now
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    Why it's the best time to  be a female boss in the UK right now

    It is a depressing truth that fewer than half of young people are able to list an entrepreneur who inspires them. Of those who can, 85 per cent will name a man – most commonly Lord Sugar or Sir Richard Branson. How unfortunate that the female tech entrepreneur currently consuming most column inches is doing so not for business acumen, but for an alleged dalliance with our Prime Minister.

  • Relationship therapist Esther Perel: 'An affair doesn't have to be the end'
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    Relationship therapist Esther Perel: 'An affair doesn't have to be the end'

    ‘Tinder won’t last,’ declares Esther Perel with disdain, forking asparagus dusted with Parmesan into her mouth. ‘I’ve yet to find anyone who tells me that dating on any app is fun. Nobody tells me that it’s playful or mischievous – it is utterly uninspired, devoid of imagination, seduction, charge or excitement. It’s just romantic consumerism.

  • Relationship therapist Esther Perel: 'An affair doesn't have to be the end'
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    Relationship therapist Esther Perel: 'An affair doesn't have to be the end'

    ‘Tinder won’t last,’ declares Esther Perel with disdain, forking asparagus dusted with Parmesan into her mouth. ‘I’ve yet to find anyone who tells me that dating on any app is fun. Nobody tells me that it’s playful or mischievous – it is utterly uninspired, devoid of imagination, seduction, charge or excitement. It’s just romantic consumerism.

  • The kids have left home – what now? How to thrive in an empty nest
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    The kids have left home – what now? How to thrive in an empty nest

    Of all a child’s rites of passage, by far the most uncomfortable for parents is the day they leave home. It is an inevitability, of course, yet somehow, even after nearly two decades of school runs, homework and the general drudgery of parenting, it can come as a nasty shock. “You suddenly feel desperate to hang on to them; to feel you have a purpose,” says Ros Carman, a psychotherapist based in south-west London.

  • 'It's an invasion of privacy to track someone without their consent' -Telegraph readers on trust in relationships
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    'It's an invasion of privacy to track someone without their consent' -Telegraph readers on trust in relationships

    Sharing where you are, what you’re doing and who you are with is something most people do freely in relationships. But when your other half tracks your location without your knowledge, that’s when things can get tricky.

  • 7 lessons every midlifer should have learnt
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    7 lessons every midlifer should have learnt

    ‘Why did I say that to that boy at that party when I was 16?’ ‘My face is never going to look untired again.’ ‘Where’s my phone?’ ‘I wonder what the priest looks like naked.’ ‘I’m not going to be able to handle this.’ Just a snapshot of the thoughts that have pinged through our heads in the past two minutes. Sometimes you just have to turn around and tell your thoughts, firmly, that they are being unhelpful. We have between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day – some of them are going to be hellish.

  • I know the casual ageism you experience for being 'the older woman'
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    I know the casual ageism you experience for being 'the older woman'

    When I heard that Brazilian president, Jair Bolsanaro, whose wife is 37 years his junior, had apparently endorsed a social media comment mocking his French counterpart, Emanuel Macron for having a wife nearly 25 years his senior, I rolled my eyes at the predictability of it all.

  • The woman who brought weed drinks to Waitrose
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    The woman who brought weed drinks to Waitrose

    When entrepreneur Rebekah Hall is asked about her line of work, she's become used to a few raised eyebrows.

  • The midlifer's guide to post-holiday blues
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    The midlifer's guide to post-holiday blues

    The holiday was fun, but now it's time to return back to reality. What's happened to your tan? Where's the sun-lounger? Will somebody (anybody) make you a cocktail? Nothing will ever prepare you for these post-holiday blues, but here's what to expect...

  • Take the Stella poll
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    Take the Stella poll

    The Stella poll is sent out weekly to subscribers of the Stella Daily newsletter.

  • Ellie Goulding on swearing off men - and then finding The One
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    Ellie Goulding on swearing off men - and then finding The One

    After topping the charts, winning awards  and even playing at William and Kate’s wedding, two years ago Ellie Goulding almost crashed and burned.  Now she’s back with new music, a new attitude and a brand new fiancé.

  • Apollo 11 launch: The women who helped to put a man on the moon
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    Apollo 11 launch: The women who helped to put a man on the moon

    As the Apollo 11 countdown began, JoAnn  Morgan was the only female allowed into the Firing Room. Eleanor Steafel hears how she, and two other exceptional women, fought for their place at Nasa – and in history

  • Why are so many vulnerable Chinese women being detained at Yarl's Wood?
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    Why are so many vulnerable Chinese women being detained at Yarl's Wood?

    The note passed to a client in desperation reading, simply, ‘help me’ should have been enough to secure Shuai’s path to safety. But after handing the slip of paper to a man at the brothel where she was enslaved - forced to work there after her husband had taken insurmountable sums from loan sharks and then gone AWOL, leaving her to flee China for Britain amid ever worsening threats from the men seeking recourse - immigration officers arrived the following day, taking her to Yarl’s Wood, where she would go on to be detained for almost a year. A report released yesterday revealed that Chinese trafficking victims like Shuai make up the largest group of female immigration detainees in Britain: 420 in 2018, of whom 92 per cent were not removed from the UK but released, left to pursue their asylum cases.

  • Welcome to Wimbledon 2019: Vegan strawberries and cream, 'Eco-champions' and old balls please
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    Welcome to Wimbledon 2019: Vegan strawberries and cream, 'Eco-champions' and old balls please

    The greenest thing at Wimbledon is usually the grass on Centre Court. But proceedings this year in SW19 have taken on a distinctly eco-friendly hue.

  • 8 life lessons we've learnt from the new series of Big Little Lies
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    8 life lessons we've learnt from the new series of Big Little Lies

    There’s television. And then there are television phenomena. And nothing prepared us for Big Little Lies. From the loins of Reese Witherspoon’s female-focused production company (oh how they sneered), it was glamorous, it was aspirational, it was murdery. There was sex, there was violence, there were explosive ratings (no one’s sneering now). There was Nicole Kidman. There was an abusive husband smashed to his death on a flight of concrete stairs. But most of all there was us on the sofa with a rustling crisp packet and a ‘hear me roar’ attitude. Now it’s back and so are we: fully addicted and viciously relating.

  • Sports day, and six other things we get competitive about when we really shouldn’t
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    Sports day, and six other things we get competitive about when we really shouldn’t

    Nobody likes getting caught out doing something they shouldn’t – not least when you’re being a bit of A Sort, and hoping no one will notice.

  • I left London for the sake of my family – but was it a mistake?
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    I left London for the sake of my family – but was it a mistake?

    I know why a record number of Londoners moved out of the capital last year – more than 300,000, according to figures just published – joining an exodus to the countryside. After all, we did it, inspired by a different life for our young family. It’s not difficult to understand; we parents are biologically programmed to want the best, free-range lives for their children.

  • Jill Ellis hopes for a USA team win – but her loyalty is conflicted
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    Jill Ellis hopes for a USA team win – but her loyalty is conflicted

    When the England women’s football team squares up against current title holders, the USA, this evening, they will be challenging one of their own. Jill Ellis, the US team captain, will coach her players from the sidelines on how to knock England out of the cup – while her father, John, sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to himself.

  • Confessions of an eco-Glastoneer: how sustainable is it to be a green festival-goer?
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    Confessions of an eco-Glastoneer: how sustainable is it to be a green festival-goer?

    “Are you regretting your choices?” It is 27 degrees and, as sun floods Castle Cary station in south Somerset, where I am standing armed with the 1.5 x 1m sheet of cardboard I’m due to be sleeping in for the next four nights, the answer is, unequivocally, yes. While a paper tent is likely not the living quarters of choice for most festival-goers (this one included), it is the most planet-friendly way to pitch up at Glastonbury, the music behemoth that has been held on Worthy Farm more than 30 times since 1970 and is this year more determined than ever to bleed green.

  • The secrets of Chernobyl that we’ll never hear
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    The secrets of Chernobyl that we’ll never hear

    Chernobyl may have taken place in 1986, however something about it is clearly feeling very 2019. A couple of weeks ago, Harvard historian Serhii Plokhy’s gripping best-seller, Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, won the coveted Pushkin House Book Prize, having already been awarded the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction. Meanwhile, this evening a the series Abandoned Engineering, shown on the Yesterday UKTV channel, will be visiting Pripyat - once a showpiece city meant to represent the future of the Soviet Union which was abandoned after the explosion at Chernobyl.

  • Meghan Markle clearly suffers from American Wife Syndrome - and I should know
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    Meghan Markle clearly suffers from American Wife Syndrome - and I should know

    The news this week that £2.4 million pounds of tax payers' money has been spent on the refurbishment of Frogmore cottage caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised. One commentator said the renovation of the 19th century grade II-listed property, turning it from five separate homes into a single property, appeared excessive and extravagant, while the Telegraph’s columnist Allison Pearson speculated that could Meghan be suffering from American Wife Syndrome? American Wife Syndrome describes the sort of woman who initially deems a listed cottage “quaint” then sets about essentially razing it to the ground.

  • My dad gave up his career to look after me – and I’m so glad he did
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    My dad gave up his career to look after me – and I’m so glad he did

    My dad was the coolest dad at the school gates. That’s because he was the only one. The other mums assumed he was a mysterious divorcee with joint custody, or a tragic widower raising his daughter alone.

  • KT Tunstall: The day I learned the truth about my real dad
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    KT Tunstall: The day I learned the truth about my real dad

    When singer-songwriter KT Tunstall was contacted last year by ITV series Long Lost Family, offering to trace her biological father, she swiftly accepted – but had low expectations of a fairytale ending.