Stephanie Holt

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Don't make children eat their greens

One day, when my daughter, Ruby, was about 10 years old, I had a colossal argument with her about a pea. We were in Ikea in Brent Cross, north London. We had ordered lunch in the Ikea restaurant. It involved something and peas.<p>I had struggled to get Ruby to "eat normally" for as long as I could …

Ten tips to make bedtime reading fun

All children need and love stories. Yet a recent poll of 2,000 mothers with children aged 0-7 (What? No fathers?!) found that only 64% of respondents said they read their children bedtime stories. Reasons for not reading to their kids included being too stressed or too tired, while nearly half said …

Can you really be 'a little' prejudiced?

This column doesn't try to make things simple. Diversity in the UK isn't simple. The landscape has many shades.<p>But you can take the nuance thing too far and I have started to wonder about one of the findings of the latest British Attitudes Survey. Overall, it said, we're becoming less religious; …

'What lies beneath the outlandish makeup and enforced fun?' http://t.gu.com/oUjvi Don't send in the clowns, begs Laura Barton – we're too scared

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A bug with a gearbox

MESHING together rotating gears, such as in a car’s gearbox, has long been thought of as a man-made solution to transmitting motion. But rather than …

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Swimming pool changing rooms: share your horror stories

I've been to many changing rooms in my long and (ahem) illustrious swimming life; I hope I have seen the worst and suspect I'll never see the best. I've also swum where there were no changing rooms – it's the downside to "wild" swimming (or upside when you consider the state of some of them). I've …

Benghazi US consulate attack: the unanswered questions - video

One year after the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy staff were killed, correspondent Chris Stephen examines the American version of events at the consulate on 11 September 2012 and pieces together what really happened that night

Miley Cyrus's new Wrecking Ball video says young women should be sexually available

Another day, another Miley Cyrus controversy. Last time it was twerking at the VMAs; this time it's the video for her new song, Wrecking Ball (hypocrisy disclosure: scroll down and you can watch the clip I'm about to complain about across several hundred words). In said video you can see: Miley …

Feral pig ‘drinks 18 cans of beer, fights cow and then passes out drunk under tree’

It seems that going out, getting drunk and then getting into a fight is no longer reserved for humans after a feral pig reportedly went on a violent, …

Pictures of the day: 27 August 2013 - Telegraph

Pictures of the day: 30 August 2013 - Telegraph

Japanese man walks home 800 miles after being mugged

A man who was mugged in southern Japan decided to walk more than 800 miles home rather than inconvenience the local police or his family with his predicament, it has been claimed.<p>The man, who has not been named, set out from the city of Kitakyushu after being mugged on August 25 and arrived back at …