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The online retailer Zappos is the largest company yet to adopt “holacracy”, a new business approach in which bosses are banished and workers choose their tasks. But who makes the tea?

My Secret Life: Shirley Hughes, 85, author and illustrator

'Life is unfailingly interesting'

Sir Quentin Blake, Illustrator

Page 3 Profile: Sir Quentin Blake, Illustrator

Arise, Sir Quentin.

Sir Quentin Blake receiving his investiture at Buckingham Palace

'Illustration is too rarely honoured' says newly knighted Sir Quentin Blake

Children’s illustrator Sir Quentin Blake has used his new status as a knight of the realm to decry the lack of recognition for the arts in the honours system.

In pictures: Quentin Blake's illustrations from 'The Witches' to wallpaper

As Quentin Blake receives his knighthood from the Queen today, we look back at some of his distinctive ink and watercolour illustrations.

Hemingway pub

Christopher Hitchens walks into a bar... and other literary pub namesakes

Hitch has been honoured with a Toronto bar in his name

Chasing Venus, By Andrea Wulf

Travelling across time and space to observe the planet of love
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Top ten essential stationery for students

Whether you're a pen and paper person or a digital demon, we've compiled 10 of the best stationery essentials and accessories to make sure that you can be the envy of the library and study in style

New signing Moussa Sissoko is mobbed by his Newcastle team-mates on Saturday

The revolution has only begun! Alan Pardew promises more Newcastle signings in the summer

The Magpies made a number of transfers in the January window

The cosmetics encapsulate the all-American spirit of the 'Archie' comics

Cosmetics to make you look comic - in a good way

Comic-book capers abound on the big screen, but MAC has being doing good work on bringing them to the beauty counter, too. The cosmetics brand’s latest limited-edition collection is inspired by the characters of Archie comics. Two contrasting colour stories are inspired by the bubbly girl-next-door Betty and vampy rich girl Veronica.

How We Met: Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

'Sometimes he'll say things like, "I don't want to draw any more trees!"'

Woman with limited mental capacity can have her baby

A pregnant woman with significant mental health impairments will not have to undergo an abortion after a senior judge ruled that she had enough capacity to decide whether she wanted to become a mother.

How We Met: Serena Rees & Jan Pienkowski

'Something would always go wrong at his parties. One year something caught fire'

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A permanent home for Percival

The stylish menswear brand has graduated from a series of pop-ups to its own store in Soho, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

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How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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Tim Minchin interview

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