Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

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Out of Rach: Jennifer Aniston in 'Friends'

Confessions of a LOSer: I love staying in and would happily have the same friends until the day I die - and what's wrong with that?

If Fear of Missing Out is the curse of the Twitter generation, then I have the opposite

New SNP MP Mhairi Black distinguished herself in Westminster straight away when she made herself a chip butty in the canteen

The SNP adventure arrives in Westminister - but how long before these new MPs go native?

It's like cross between Eliza Doolittle at the races and Five Go to Treasure Island

Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler, book review

This is a remarkable novel which brings glitteringly to life an obscure milieu.

Cameron's Tories defied pollsters’ predictions of a hung parliament by winning an overall majority of 12

There are many reasons to be cheerful - away from the election

It's spring. Lilacs are flowering. There's always cake. And Kylie Minogue songs. And we're not Greece

Sandi Toksvig describes her new party as “a fantastic group of women – and indeed men – who have decided that enough is enough and we need to make some changes.”

Sandi Toksvig's Women's Equality Party is a movement for which time has come

With at least half the electorate potentially very interested in achieving parity, politics had better start taking Women’s Equality seriously

Teenage kicks: ‘That’s how I remember being 15,’ says Tasha Kavanagh, ‘extremely intense, powerful, alienating, and full of contradictions. I think it’s those juxtapositions that make for a really exciting story’

Tasha Kavanagh on her creepy debut novel Things We Have in Common

A tale of loneliness and teenage obsession which could be the next Gone Girl success story

Children's literature has a new heroine in eight-year-old Els - the girl behind a petition against gender-specific books

Sometimes, children see things more clearly than grown-ups, and we should listen to them

The writer Xinran in her London flat

Xinran interview: Buy Me the Sky author on why her book is inspired by China's one-child policy

She is sought out as an expert on everything Chinese, yet on her visits home she feels alienated by the pace of change in China’s cities

Unexpected technology in the bragging area

Trials are taking place of a global positioning system for wandering groceries

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall: A leader for the pack

This setting provides a perfect playground for Hall’s gorgeously visceral prose

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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

Dame Colette Bowe - interview
When do the creative juices dry up?

When do the creative juices dry up?

David Lodge thinks he knows
The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

Fashion's Cher moment

Ageing beauty will always be more classy than all that booty
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

Weather warning

Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

Meet the volunteer users helping to see if it cures depression and addiction
German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral