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Susie Mesure

Susie Mesure writes interviews, news and features for the Independent on Sunday, Independent and i, and has done for the last ten years or so give or take two lengthy maternity leaves. She is interested in just about any topic, especially anything Scandinavian, food, or consumer-orientated, and used to be the Independent’s Retail Correspondent

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Carl Djerassi: 'We know exactly how to develop the male pill, but there's not a single pharmaceutical company that will touch it'

He invented the Pill, helped discover antihistamines and published 1,200 scientific papers. Then Carl Djerassi ended his stellar career to begin writing (and to avenge a cheating lover). But as the workaholic 90-year-old admits, the clock is ticking

Sewing is a vital life skill, say petitioners

National curriculum is sew, sew out of touch, say stars in make-do-and-mend campaign

For generations of children, clothes arrive as most of their meals do: ready-made. But one chain of craft stores is fighting to change that by lobbying the Government to reinstate sewing on the national curriculum.

Russell Norman reveals how to build a restaurant empire: 'It's not a dinner party'

The food, the service and the numbers: nobody knows dining out like the man behind Polpo. But as he prepares to open his eighth eaterie, is Russell Norman creating an empire? Or a chain?

Jane Campion

Female directors shooting to the top of the film industry

Helen Mirren and Jane Campion are among the stars joining an initiative aimed at encouraging women in film

Florence Knight

Kitchen confidential: Who’s cooking in the world’s best restaurants?

Women. From Sao Paulo to south London, female chefs are taking ove

Stacy Lewis putts during the final round of the Women's British Open at St Andrews last August

At last: Golf's most exclusive club will let women play for the first time

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is urging its members to end its men-only status after 260 years

Kale on the plate

Like seaweed? Like kale? You'll love sea kale!

Eaten to extinction by Victorians, chefs want the vegetable back on the menu

Meers cites US research that says 84 per cent of mothers who leave their jobs don’t want to

Sharon Meers: The answer to a happy home? Make it 50/50

The American author extols the virtues of equal parenting in her new self-help book, but she's strictly brisk professional when she meets Susie Mesure

Child-rearing is a shared responsibility, says Duncan Fisher

'Excluded' dads put the heat on Mumsnet with campaign for parental parity in bringing up baby

The creator of a new website hopes that MumsandDadsnet.com will spark 'a new conversation'

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