Lifting my head off the pillow to yell: “Go back to sleep, it’s not morning yet,” I grimace. It’s unlikely my toddler will do as I ask and after six hours of broken sleep, the...Should teachers be allowed to tell ‘police’ your kids’ lunchboxes?
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When British blogger Amena Khan became the only hijab-wearing model to front L’Oreal’s haircare campaign, fans and fashion bloggers applauded. However, days later Amena, who runs the Pearl...Understanding the fashion statement called ‘modesty’
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