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Monday 18 November 2013
Meditating is proven to reduce stress, help us keep calm and sleep better too. Want to master the art? There are a range of apps that help you live a more ‘mindful’ life, wherever you happen to be. Here’s our pick of the best.
Sunday 13 October 2013
In Still Here, Lydia Goldblatt immerses her intimate photographs in sublime extremes of light and shade, tracing the fleeting shadow of personal existence on to enduring human narratives.
Friday 04 October 2013
Why not try leading group meditation or introducing sensory objects?
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Putting to one side for a second that Brand is extremely clever and funny, why do women find this scruffy, skinny, messy-haired effeminate so irresistible?
Friday 13 September 2013
The star, whose grandfather was a Buddhist, says a quiet life was not for her
Monday 09 September 2013
The squalor unfolds before us like a wound, the stage stripped back and opened up to the red brick and rusted heating duct bones of the backstage area, the ten-strong ensemble cavorting around the fringes of the action at all times, populating the dive bars and crumbling tenements of 19 century St Petersburg with life and music and threat. At the heart of it all waits destitute former law student Raskolnikov, seemingly without hope or options as he ponders killing his merciless pawnbroker on the other side of the damp-flaked door before him.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Life on Marsden
Friday 23 August 2013
From the Fens to Chernobyl, this tour of turf shows the skills of a gifted, if sombre, naturalist
Sunday 07 July 2013
Twenty-one years ago, Alan Tealing’s wife and daughter were killed in the bombing of a transatlantic flight over Scotland. Tealing, a lecturer in English literature at a Scottish university, has dedicated the years since to “The Case” – “the gathering and sifting of information, the analysis of so-called facts and challenging of so-called evidence”.
Thursday 20 June 2013
After taking part, 80 per cent of the children said they continued to use the techniques
Saturday 01 June 2013
Love is seldom simple in Wagner's operas. There is always a curse or a price, some impossible condition to be met, some sacrifice to be made. In Lohengrin ("the favourite opera of all sensitive ladies", according to one 19th-century critic), sensitive Elsa stands falsely accused of the murder of her brother, Gottfried. The dreamboat hero who arrives to defend Elsa's honour is quick to say those three little words that she longs to hear, and quick to march her to the altar to the lily-scented strains of Wagner's wedding anthem, with the proviso that she should never ask his name. Alas, Elsa has three little words of her own to say, burning like chili pepper on her sensitive tongue: who are you?
Thursday 30 May 2013
This unusual novel of art, solitude and imagination breaks the rules but creates a vision of its own
Monday 20 May 2013
Flawless display of kicking from England legend leads Toulon to maiden Heineken Cup
Friday 10 May 2013
A magnificent meditation on loss and political exile as a great Haitian writer returns home
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The story of George Mallory, the dashing mountaineer and Bloomsbury-set member who disappeared attempting the summit of Mount Everest in 1924, would seem to write itself.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth