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How spoilt is your child?

by Rachel Carlyle/Daily Express
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Overindulging our children is creating a generation of pampered princesses and princes. Take this fun quiz to find out if you’re raising a little terror...

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How to fall back to sleep in 20 minutes or less
If you’re in the habit of waking up in the middle of the night, try our tricks to send you into a deep slumber without the stress

The good news about crying
More than for any other reason, I cry — even sob — at tales or images of rescuers: sometimes I have only to see a fire truck, and don’t get me going on working firemen

Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art
In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest "dead animal art" project

American travel, reportage photographer goes off his track in Oman
After 32 years of commendable commitment to new destinations, Oman finally made it to his 2015 bucket list


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New modern metro threatens India's historic Pink City
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India seeks to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies
India claims to have natural remedies for everything from cancer to the common cold, but ministers say it has failed to capitalise on its traditions as the world has woken up to alternative medicine
Fight to save endangered Indus dolphins, turtles
Local legend has it that Pakistan's Indus River dolphin was once a woman, transformed by a curse from a holy man angry that she forgot to feed him one day.
High in Pakistan's mountains, women break taboos
A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
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Tower block tours give 'Brutalism' a closer look
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Meet Brunello Cucinelli, Italy's cashmere king
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Good Bye Marx! Hungary cleans up for Orban's revolution
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Difference between Fossil Fuels and Biofuels
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What's in a scent? Perfume makers adapt to EU rules
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British firm drills for Ethiopia’s first oil
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Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
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Could this be the dead end for One Direction?
Two years on and rumours are growing that the five members of One Direction are about to go their separate ways
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Baobab the tree of life finds roots in Oman
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