Creative therapy and shared support can help with grief after losing a child

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After my daughter Grace died when I was eight months pregnant, my first impulse was to write it all down: the birth, surrounded by candles; the coffin and funeral Läs mer…

Fendi’s magic touch: the woman behind the world’s most famous handbag

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last year, Silvia Venturini Fendi was on holiday with her girlfriends in Palermo when she came across a small bottega run by a middle-aged artisan and his father. Enchanted Läs mer…

'It stretches the limits of performance': the race to make the world's fastest running shoe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Natasha Cockram never really cared about shoes. When the Welsh runner entered her first marathon in 2017, she wore a pair of two-year-old Nike racing flats that cost her Läs mer…

I’m in bed with a stranger – and finally getting some sleep | Hadley Freeman

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; You all know how much I love 80s movies, and the one rule of 80s movies is that there is always a sequel. So consider this a sequel column. Läs mer…

Dior sticks by Johnny Depp in defiance of 'wife beater' ruling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Evidence suggests defiant Johnny Depp fans have been buying Dior’s Sauvage fragrance in support of the actor, who continues to be the face of the cologne despite a high Läs mer…

The only thing most of us will be wearing this party season is slightly smarter pyjamas | Grace Dent

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Food has lost much of its meaning for me. Well, its meanings, to be more accurate. A typical late autumn of eating has its rhythms: shortly after decorative gourd Läs mer…

‘Let’s bring joy into the house as early as possible’ – why Britain is already celebrating Christmas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A couple of weeks ago, Christmas was unleashed on the home of Wayne Smith and his family. The tub of chocolates has been opened, Home Alone has been watched Läs mer…

Shivering Dublin bay swimmers slighted for their 'fancy fleeces'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; James Joyce opened Ulysses with a reference to the “scrotum tightening” effect of swimming in Dublin bay, but these days there is a secondary, somewhat more visible effect: dryrobe Läs mer…

Smart glasses and a bold jumper: how to dress for a Zoom call | Priya Elan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Well, here we are. Week 2,057 of working from home. How’s it going? Is your posture resembling a crumbling question mark yet? Have you become depressed because the biggest Läs mer…

Diary of a Lyft driver during Covid: 'He says he’s not wearing a mask to ride in a car'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It is Sunday afternoon, and Jimmy is dancing a slow drunkard’s shuffle in the general direction of my car. His hand-eye coordination is severely compromised. He’s also not wearing Läs mer…

Locked down and turned on? There’s an online sex party for that

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Zoom honeymoon is over. So are Houseparty dinners where you plan to eat the same thing at the same time, then flake and eat some Doritos, then realise Läs mer…

Normality is now a luxury only the rich can afford | Mark O'Connell

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the nice things about being very rich, I imagine, is the extent to which it’s possible to insulate yourself from ordinary problems. Everything from a burst pipe Läs mer…

Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Electric bike motors will be shut down when entering residential or built-up areas of Amsterdam, under a government-funded project to cut road deaths from the increasingly powerful vehicles. The Läs mer…

Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Music Khruangbin – Mordechai Because sometimes what you need during lockdown is to be transported somewhere better by whatever’s in your headphones: Mordechai’s self-styled “Earth music” sounds like a Läs mer…

It’s time for fantasy fiction and role-playing games to shed their racist history

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Black Lives Matter protests were raging following the death of George Floyd, the publishers of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, pledged to take concrete steps to Läs mer…

Garmin Forerunner 745 review: the run, bike, swim-tracking sweet spot?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Smaller, lighter, slightly cheaper version of the flagship triathlon watch ticks almost every box Garmin’s latest multisport smartwatch is the Forerunner 745, which takes almost everything from the firm’s Läs mer…

My expensive new earphones promised to upgrade my life. Then they broke | Romesh Ranganathan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I have been known to be wildly inconsistent with my reactions to expensive items. I will happily overpay for a pair of jeans, and later that same day bemoan Läs mer…