Laura Davis

Laura Davis is Commissioning Editor for Independent Online (Food & Drink, Travel, Health, Gaming) and editor of weekly gaming column The Console

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The $10 million Victoria's Secret bra (and other ridiculously expensive items of underwear)

If you had a cool $10 million, what would you spend it on?

Bad Sex Award 2013: Can you name the authors of these classic love quotes?

We know romance isn't dead, because the shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction award 2013 has been revealed.

To celebrate we've collected some steamy lines (both good and bad) from literary classics throughout history .

So can you name the author of these quotes about sex and love? (With one curveball thrown in).

Take our quiz.

Quiz: Fireworks, bonfires and Guy Fawkes, oh my!

Remember, remember, the 5th of November.

QUIZ: The new Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations: do you know who said what?

The fifth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations is released today.

Dislike traffic wardens? You'll admire this one's tenacity tackling Hillary Clinton's security...

Now we all know about the general feeling towards traffic wardens.

Twitter introduces feature to receive direct messages from people you don't follow

Twitter has introduced a new feature which means you can receive direct messages from any of your followers - even if you don't follow them back.

National Chocolate Week: Think you know about cocoa?

If ever you needed an excuse to tuck into the sweet stuff...this week is National Chocolate Week.

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
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'
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