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Thursday 1 November 2012
Culture

the bare essentials

Chloe Wheeler
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The nature of being a woman in the 21st Century means that easy access to beauty therapists, hair salons, instructive magazines and fashion outlets warrants little or no excuse for dropping the ball in the personal maintenance department. While men were once the Knights, Gladiators and Vikings with courage and balls, it is the modern…
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Culture Featured

www.woo-you

Chloe Wheeler
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Internet dating. The idea of being physically swept off your feet by a tall dark and handsome stranger replaced by the virtual sweep of a…well any persona the alter-ego is capable of conjuring. For someone of a natural over-analytical disposition, the thought of plating myself up for the picking by every love-lusting Tom, Dick or…
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Saturday 14 July 2012
Opinion

caring enough to communicate with care

Chloe Wheeler
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Communicating with Care. What does that mean? The over-analytical, schedule-orientated, spontaneously inept side of my personality begged, anticipated, and demanded to know what to expect from this three day course that work decided was necessary for me to attend. Initially I failed to perceive how it was possible to fill three days with content surrounding…
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Thursday 22 December 2011
Culture

cracking the code of confidence

Chloe Wheeler
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Dan Brown’s ability to crack a Da Vinci code may entitle him to bragging rights amongst many social circles – me on the other hand, not so much. I am a modest soul – will admit to having the mathematical aptitude of a newt, and a mechanical understanding that stops at changing a tyre. Cracking…
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Monday 5 December 2011
Culture

brew your own future

Chloe Wheeler
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People are nosey. Nosey-Parker syndrome as it should be known, is, I am convinced, a trait expressed by people the world over – an epidemic of need-to-know-ness. Much greater than Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site that facilitates this drive, is that of the spiritual industry. Mystic-Meg and her tea-leaf reading abilities: enjoying…
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Opinion

direction-less or less direct?

Chloe Wheeler
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It’s no secret that I was once more concerned with the prospect of being single for the rest of my life than I was with that of what I would do, professionally, for the rest of my life. Contrary to the aspirations of my overly romanticised and slightly vivid imagination, we are no longer living…
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Sunday 4 September 2011
Opinion

becoming a local, minus the yokel

Chloe Wheeler
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We all aspire to fit in, wherever we go. It was my brother who recently pointed out the rather obvious fact to me that fitting in doesn’t necessarily equate to feeling at home in your surroundings. We may feel accepted by our immediate company, but whether we feel truly settled in our environment is another…
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Sunday 28 August 2011
Featured Opinion

enemy of the weight

Chloe Wheeler
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Food envy. Not something your average Viking would have recognised. The only thing standing between an empty stomach and a hankering for wild boar, saber tooth tiger or roaming wildebeest would have been a pair of tusks, teeth and a trauma-inspiring temper. Appeasing our appetite in this day and age is a much simpler process…
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Opinion

mislaid manners

Chloe Wheeler
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I’ve often observed that despite my meagre 26 years, my values, ideals and perception of what is polite and what are bad manners would, according to my more stereotypically Gen-Y comrades, classify me as being rather prehistoric and stuffy. For those of you who don’t know me, this statement alone is probably enough to conjure…
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Wednesday 6 July 2011
Opinion

the state of love and its origin

Chloe Wheeler
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Steve Martin has to be one of my favourite actors. Comical genius-ness aside, there are few men in my mind who can sport the white wizard look and get away with it. Oddly enough, he is one of them (although George Clooney ultimately takes the calamari with his trademark salt and pepper crop and of…
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Friday 17 June 2011
Opinion

the break-up

Chloe Wheeler
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Break-up. Two words no girl ever wants to hear – unless it is in the context of a rom-com type scenario where you are either curled up with a significant other or with a dear girlfriend. Otherwise, you won’t escape this one unscathed (unless you have a very thick skin, Dr Who’s Tardis or an…
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