It’s day nine of my 10-day Italian detox, and I have to admit to feeling seriously blissed out. I’m so relaxed that it actually makes me uncomfortable, it being such a rare thing in my existence. I spoke to my wife and kids on Skype, and watched them bickering away back in my normal existence. I told them to calm down and not talk to each other in that manner. Something in my new spiritual persona jarred with them and they all stopped arguing with each other and stared at the screen.
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Thursday 14 March 2013
There are a number of well-practiced methods of dealing with the discovery a spouse has been cheating. You can sweep it under the rug, you can go to couples' therapy, you can get your own back. Or - as one Vancouver woman showed last week - you can post an ad for a "huge ass estate sale" and sell all the culprit's treasured possessions for a knockdown price. Chah-ching!
Tuesday 05 March 2013
This spring, go back to the future with the space-age and swinging signatures of London’s hippest decade, says Gemma Hayward
Sunday 03 March 2013
(Clockwise from top) Striped tights, £15, emiliocavallini.com
Friday 15 February 2013
Welsh hideaways, Keswick writers, Miami, online holiday shop, animated Exeter, Winter Olympics, Ecuador and Jamaica
Friday 18 January 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins has described how she was threatened during a "scary" confrontation with a group of teenagers on a train.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
If they even woke up at all, there won't be many new year's revellers who roused themselves this morning to wonder what technological marvels the next ten years have in store. Thankfully, Wired has done that piece of thinking for us.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Saudi investor’s £300m super-jumbo also has room for a concert hall, a garage for his Rolls and four luxury suites
Tuesday 27 November 2012
When police in New York arrested Salvatore Perrone earlier this month on charges of shooting three Brooklyn shopkeepers to death, the focus was on the grisly murders of the merchants as they worked in their clothing stores. But now attention has turned to the police and, in particular, its initial sketch of the likely suspect.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
'World's sexiest...' polls can often turn up a surprise outside contender, so one might forgive China's state-run newspaper for not questioning a spoof report that hailed the leader of their close ally North Korea as the "Sexiest Man Alive".
Thursday 15 November 2012
Reinventing Chekhov has been all the rage this year – from the existential slapstick approach to Uncle Vanya taken by Moscow's visiting Vakhtangov company to Benedict Andrews's radical makeover of Three Sisters at the Young Vic.
Monday 22 October 2012
The crew had to play the song "Take Me Home" when passengers entered the cabin for the return flight
Friday 19 October 2012
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, 75, stood arm in arm with his old pals Mick Jagger, 69, Keith Richards, 68, and Charlie Watts, 71, last night at the premiere of a documentary celebrating the band's 50th anniversary.
Saturday 06 October 2012
If you want to be a sharp-suiter this winter, it’s worth a little investment
Friday 28 September 2012
The "Gangnam Style" craze has reached Thailand's navy, which is among the latest to mimic the globally popular dance video.
Sunday 02 September 2012
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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- 2 Chelsea victory parade mocked on Twitter as 'tens of fans' pack the streets of London
- 3 US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
- 4 Woman, 21, dies after taking contraceptive pill that 'caused fatal blood clot'
- 5 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says