‘I saw a group of men playing boules in a small square on a sunny afternoon. It struck me [it] provided a sort of undemanding friendship of a kind that I think men want.’

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If the food had been served on a larger plate there is also a good chance that she would have eaten more of it.

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Invisible audiences made up of people who are longer around continue to matter to us as though they were actually there sitting in front of us

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The general consensus on the radio programme was that when you hit 50, you are going to find it hard to get another job or maybe even to get an interview. Photograph: Getty Images

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If a lot of your life is built around drinking, you need to figure out what you’re going to do instead. Hill walking?

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Sometimes negativity is telling us about something we need to address and we would do better to listen to it than to push it away.

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Reader responses to a recent column illustrate important points about dealing with bullying in the workplace. Photograph: Thinkstock

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The pursuit of happyness: In the movie, Will Smith and his son struggle to find a home.

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