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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EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
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Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
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Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high
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How to find gold

Steve Boggan finds himself in the Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge
Singing accents: From Herman's Hermits and David Bowie to Alesha Dixon

Not born in the USA

Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
10 best balsamic vinegars

10 best balsamic vinegars

Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
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Versace haute couture review

Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'