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Clementine Ford: I'm learning the painfully contradicting lessons of parenthood

Clem Ford: Nothing seems to cause as much whiplash as the contradictory emotions that come with parenting a small child.  Photo: Supplied   Nothing seems to cause quite as much whiplash as the rush of contradictory emotions that come with parenting a small child. Just as your precious baby claws at you, so too do the abundance of feelings that march into your life alongside your family’s new addition. There’s indescribable joy, of course. The sound of your baby laughing is a salve for even the most troubled of souls….

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Nico Tortorella Reads ‘Learning to Embrace Sexuality’s Gray Areas’

Modern Love By THE NEW YORK TIMES On this week’s podcast, the actor Nico Tortorella reads “Learning to Embrace Sexuality’s Gray Areas,” in which a chance encounter reveals the ways that love resists categorization. The author, Adam Lundquist, was a finalist in the Modern Love college essay contest. Stay tuned after the reading for conversations with him and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones. Mr. Tortorella stars in the TV Land series “Younger.” Follow him on Instagram. Let’s block ads! (Why?) NYT > Fashion & Style

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Sports 

Idolising Mayweather, learning manners and finding MMA – the making of McGregor

The Making of McGregor Listen: Thursday 17 August, 20:00-21:00 BST, BBC Radio 5 live With each obscenity, quick-witted put down and victory, Conor McGregor lights up the city that built him. This cult of personality ignites Dublin’s youth as a symbol of hope while those of a certain vintage remain vocal in their distaste for his words and uneasy with the sport he represents. Critical moments shaped his childhood, interests and mind to form a persona he labels ‘The Notorious’. But what made the man behind the manic eyes? And…

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Andy Murray column: My first Wimbledon, the Lions, and learning from boxing

Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2017 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Starts: 11:30 BST Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. When I first played at Wimbledon I ate pizza before my matches and was staying in someone’s basement, so I’ve come a pretty long way. I didn’t actually know that I was through to my 10th Wimbledon quarter-final until someone told me…

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