Life and Style
 

If you’ve made a resolution to improve your working life, remember the  old adage about dressing for the job you want, says Rebecca Gonsalves

To have and to hold

Vintage silks and soft wraps for wedding dresses without the meringue

How do I look?: Sydney Poitier

Actress, age 34

When did England last play well?

England's performance against Macedonia on Saturday was awful, but hardly unusual. Glenn Moore asks why England's 'golden generation' have turned into a bunch of serial under-achievers

Indecision, by Benjamin Kunkel

At last, a wonder drug for the havering hordes

Betty Jackson: Fashion, style and secrets of the British high street

From the Royal Society of Arts lecture, delivered by the fashion designer in Birmingham

Edinburgh Festival: Gay activists attack TV over 'poofs in primetime'

Portrayal of homosexuals is 'stuck in 1950s', executives told

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes

The pursuit of love in Manhattan

The Swing of Things by Sean O'Reilly

Weaving a patchwork of gritty stories

Der Rosenkavalier, Royal Opera House, London

Not yet the end of the affair

Wilma Burgess

Singer with a clutch of country hits

Album: Various Artists

Country Got Soul, Casual

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, ed. Nathalie Babel; trans. Peter Constantine

In the bloody wake of 1917, Isaac Babel turned witness into art. Robert Chandler rediscovers a Russian master

New Labour's rebirth

'John Prescott, in a loincloth, was waving a clump of burning sage. He was "clearing the energy", he said. Who's to say it didn't work?'

Is it possible to be allergic to somone's smell?

Family members are naturally allergic to each other's body odour in order to avoid incest
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Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own
Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England