The truth about Freemasons

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Freemasonry is one of the oldest and largest secular organisations in the world
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How true are the myths about the Freemasons? One of the oldest and largest secular organisations in the world, tales and legends about the secretive life of Masons abound.

As the organisation celebrates its 300th anniversary, to help separate fact from fiction, we put our questions to Michael Baker, Director of Communications at The United Grand Lodge of England. Here are his myth-busting answers.
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10 steps to loving January sales shopping (we promise!)

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Face the fear and shop anyway

How quickly do you get bored when you’re out shopping? Are you a die hard, all day bargain hunter, or a fly in, fly out kinda guy?

According to an article in Psychology Today you’re more likely to be the latter. A survey of 2,000 British people found that men become bored after only 26 minutes of shopping, while it takes women a full two hours to reach sales fatigue.

We’ve found 10 top tips for the January sales that’ll help take away the pain of sales shopping. So when you slip on your favourite classic brogues to hit the high street, you’ll be a sales supremo and not a shameful shopper.Continue reading

The modern man’s guide to dating

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If music be the food of love

There are many advantages to being single in your forties and fifties. Comfortable in your own skin, you’re financially solvent and you know what you want from life. You’re an eligible bachelor!

But for the unattached who want to start a new relationship, the road to happiness can be peppered with pitfalls. If you’re ready to enter the dating fray, here are our top tips on how to make a great impression, and make it last beyond that first date.Continue reading