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200,000 people liked a picture of my Christmas tree. It was cool, but brought difficult memories
Christmas tree being decorated
Sophia Alexandra Hall

200,000 people liked a picture of my Christmas tree. It was cool, but brought difficult memories

For many in the care system, Christmas is a lonely time. Decorations can come to take on a symbolic meaning, not least the Christmas tree
Here's the bleak truth behind TikTok's 'girl dinner' craze
A plate of unmatched food: cake, cucumber, cheese spread and wafers with cans of fanta
TikTok

Here's the bleak truth behind TikTok's 'girl dinner' craze

How TikTok's BookTok craze is 'making reading cool again'
Books

How TikTok's BookTok craze is 'making reading cool again'

Karens, social media and a crisis of distrust: How to repair our broken social contract
Society

Karens, social media and a crisis of distrust: How to repair our broken social contract

Britain's Tory-sympathising press is 'terrible' for democracy, experts warn
Freedom of the Press

Britain's Tory-sympathising press is 'terrible' for democracy, experts warn

Okay Days by Jenny Mustard review: Romance as though Sally Rooney didn't happen
Okay days book cover
Review

Okay Days by Jenny Mustard review: Romance as though Sally Rooney didn't happen

Trust is vital for the renaissance of news
Paul McNamee

Trust is vital for the renaissance of news

I am a social media addict. How can I repair my life?
Jay Blades of The Repair Shop in his workshop
Lucy Sweet

I am a social media addict. How can I repair my life?

Here's where to get instant cost of living advice
cost of living
money

Here's where to get instant cost of living advice

TikTok is seeking to ban climate misinformation on the app. Will it work?
white hand holding an iphone with a black screen and a TikTok logo
Social media

TikTok is seeking to ban climate misinformation on the app. Will it work?

Jack Nicholson can stand on his balcony if he wants. You don't need to see it
Jack Nicholson showing off that grin in As Good As It Gets. Photo: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo
Social media

Jack Nicholson can stand on his balcony if he wants. You don't need to see it

Taylor Swift’s break-up shows why media literacy is vital
Taylor Swift greets Swifties during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo Credit Brent Perniac/AdMedia/Sipa USA
Opinion

Taylor Swift’s break-up shows why media literacy is vital

Beyoncé fans enraged as some tickets cost more than a month's rent
concert tickets

Beyoncé fans enraged as some tickets cost more than a month's rent

Media literacy is the only thing standing in the way of the next Andrew Tate
Bejay Mulenga

Media literacy is the only thing standing in the way of the next Andrew Tate

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke
Keith Richards
Viral

Twitter thinks Keith Richards is the first man ever created after a viral joke

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that
loneliness
Social isolation

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that

Social media may be the new religion, but it hasn't made us better people
Social media logos
Paul McNamee

Social media may be the new religion, but it hasn't made us better people

Do the TikTok plant pot candle heaters work? We asked a thermodynamics expert
plant pot candle heater
Energy bills

Do the TikTok plant pot candle heaters work? We asked a thermodynamics expert

People are sharing their favourite clips of the Queen’s most heartwarming moments
Queen Elizabeth

People are sharing their favourite clips of the Queen’s most heartwarming moments

Calling all cash-stuffers: It’s time to use up those £20 notes
A roll of £20 notes wrapped in an elastic band
cost of living crisis

Calling all cash-stuffers: It’s time to use up those £20 notes

BetterPod: Sophia Smith Galer myth-busts the sex misinformation crisis
Sophia Smith Galer on sex education
sex ed

BetterPod: Sophia Smith Galer myth-busts the sex misinformation crisis

Gen Z are turning to 'cash stuffing' to prevent overspending 
TikToker handling a wad of £20 notes with calculator
Personal finance

Gen Z are turning to 'cash stuffing' to prevent overspending 

As tech giants face a financial downturn, some new players are focusing on people over profit
Tech for good

As tech giants face a financial downturn, some new players are focusing on people over profit

The dark side of the influencer economy
Top influencer earners Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner
Podcast

The dark side of the influencer economy

Nadine Dorries needed a 'safe space' to come up with her TikTok rap lyrics, says government
nadine dorries
News

Nadine Dorries needed a 'safe space' to come up with her TikTok rap lyrics, says government