Sian Boyle

Siân Boyle is currently a reporter for the Evening Standard. As well as the Independent, she has been published in the Guardian, the Times and the Huffington Post.

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Cameron Diaz is wrong about pubic hair. The bush is not back

Let me wax lyrical about permanent pubic hair removal

Banning Snapchat won't stop students sexting - and that isn't all we use the app for, anyway

Pupils at Eton will be intelligent enough to find another way to send saucy snaps

Barbies for girls, cars for boys? Let toys be toys and get them gender neutral presents this Christmas

Kids take cues about their assigned gender roles from the world around them at a young age - and this can be very limiting growing up

It's not just the Government that has lost sight of homeless people. We have too

Nearly 85,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home this Christmas morning

The trend for mephedrone-type drugs is more prevalent among university-age users and older teens

The rise in ‘legal highs’: this generation’s drugs are truly lethal

As they are increasingly sold at petrol stations and shops, young people are equating “legal” with safe

Page 3 Profile: Dan Brown, Author of new novel, 'Inferno'

Is Robert Langdon back in town?

Twilight fans, Facebook house parties and the mother-in-law email: The top 10 stories when we've shared too much

From YouTube videos of Twilight super-fans to parents catching their children bitching about them on Facebook, here are the best over-shares to be found on the internet

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg listens to a question from a listener during the LBC radio phone-in programme with host Nick Ferrari

A Case for Radio: How can Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg get the most out of his new medium

So now we all know that Clegg owns a green onesie; it could have been worse. Here Independent Voices guides the Deputy PM away from radio's worst clangers.

South Park, silent births and Nicole Kidman: The top 10 stories from the Church of Scientology

From Tom Cruise to South Park, here are the most interesting scientology stories

The top 10 comedians who were told they took it too far

Sometimes pushing the boundaries is part and parcel of working in the comedy business

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?