Tag Archives: relationships

It’s Valentines Day, babe… what are you buying me?

Valentine’s Day is coming, and for many, it seems that the marketing of this particular day and of many occasions throughout the year – such as Halloween, Easter and Christmas – has stepped up a gear over the past couple of … Continue reading

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The push and pull of an all-consuming life

Do you ever get the sense that we live in a culture of gratification that says we should submit to our every whim, while at the same time demands we disavow our desires? On one hand, Nigella tells us that … Continue reading

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Facebook: No need to be scared… yet

There is a concern amongst many commentators that social networking sites, such as Facebook, Bebo, Twitter and MySpace, signal the end of “real” relationships as we know them. Janet Street-Porter, in a column in The Daily Mail subtly titled “Why … Continue reading

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