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    J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

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    Super Saturday starts here

    Lockdown lift off is go go go. Wanna know which Muddy fave pubs, restaurants, hair salons and family attractions are opening in Berkshire? Step this laydee.

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    Muddy opinion: we must hit the shops

    I'm itching to get into a real shop when they're given the green light to open on 15 Jun - here's why I think hitting our local high streets is a good thing.

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    Open season! Shops and cafés back in action

    Shops have been given the go-ahead and cafés are reopening too (I'll take a flat white and a croissant to go, please). Here's the lowdown for Berkshire.

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    How to work from home (without going stir crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don't panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive - or at the very least, sane.

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    Local business shout outs

    Another week, another brilliant bunch of Berkshire businesses to support. Here's how you can help.

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    How to be ambitious (without being a bitch)

    It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday so we had a chat with one of our favourite women - author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

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    The bane of your working life?

    Imposter syndrome is a problem for women in offices up and down the land and it's holding us back. Here's Muddy chief Hero's personal take.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here's some food for thought from the autumn's hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

  • woman weariing glasses and suit at desk with laptop juggling a baby

    Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Read on to find out how it could work for you.

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