For many people, the term will be synonymous with entrepreneurs making billions from their bedrooms or bestselling books scribbled in a hot new author’s spare time. Generation side-hustle is upon us, and whilst most millennials eye up mounting debts and soaring house prices a glitzy alternate world beckons. Efforts that hard-working Brits undertake outside of their usual hours contribute £72 billion to the UK economy and millennial attitudes towards work are cited as a key driver of the trend.
Over this weekend and the following two, the London hub of the West Coast Main Line, Euston station, is closed. The repercussions ripple all the way to Glasgow, with thousands of rail travellers facing complicated and protracted journeys involved. Never has the North Wembley junction, which is the subject of the triple-weekend makeover, caused such a kerfuffle.
The average UK property price is now a hefty £225,000 (and more than double that in London) and rents are predicted to rise considerably in the next five years. In an effort to combat the country's housing crisis, which has resulted in 1% of the population living on the streets or in emergency accommodation, New Zealand's government has just banned the sale of existing properties to foreign buyers. “We should not be tenants in our own land,” associate minister of finance David Parker told parliament this week.
There's something about a treehouse that just feels like magic. The whimsical "homes", tangled in branches and leaves, remind us of childhood — complete with endless imaginative adventures. But, as adults, revisiting one of these nostalgic structures no longer needs to look like climbing up the old oak tree at our parent's house and smacking our head on a low-hanging piece of plywood.
Earlier this week, actress Rosamund Pike made an appearance on Amazon's Audible Sessions, where The Independent reports she recalled being asked to strip for an audition in her early 20s. Pike, who's built her career starring in films like Gone Girl and A United Kingdom, revealed that she was asked to (and, ultimately, refused to) strip down into her underwear before auditioning for the 2002 James Bond film, Die Another Day. "My first audition was for a Bond film, and I remember them saying I was to drop my dress and appear in my underwear," she said, according to The Independent.
The phonetic spelling of my name is often overlooked to align me with Jasmine, Princess of Agrabah – the real star of Aladdin and coolest member of the Disney sisterhood, by the way. Have you ever noticed that loads of Disney princesses don’t have fathers? Disney daddy issues are A Thing.
If you've ever found yourself standing in line at airport security, battling to fit your toiletries into one of those tiny clear plastic bags, you're not alone. The 100ml liquid restriction can make packing for a even brief weekend break seem like a mean feat, but we have the answer to your problem – solid toiletries. Thanks to brands like Lush, Christophe Robin and Gallinee to name but a few, solid toiletries such as shampoo and body wash are a far cry from the heavily-scented lumps that'd crumble and melt before you'd even have a chance to bring them home.
Sailor Tracy Edwards on bankruptcy, divorce, and being back on deck with her feisty female crew
The world’s most exciting hikes have been revealed in a new book from Lonely Planet. In Epic Hikes of the World, the publisher has listed 50 of the best walks as selected by travel experts, from urban trails to month-long treks. The guide includes practical information on the best time of year to attempt each hike, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat.
It's likely Eugenie will want to avoid being compared to her cousin's brides' by opting for a completely different silhouette and designer.
Dwarfs in Art: A New Perspective does rather suggest that there was an old perspective that somehow had to smashed by some contemporary dwarfish iconoclasts. For we all do have a cultural perspective of dwarfism, in the widest sense. Think Mini-Me, the late Verne Troyer, in the Austin Powers films.
Of the many illuminating chapters in Robin Green’s new memoir, The Only Girl, in which she recounts her time as the sole woman writing for US music magazine Rolling Stone during its early 1970s heyday, the one entitled A Big Journalistic No-No is surely one of the more memorable. When she drifted towards San Francisco in the late 1960s in the hope of dropping in on the offices of her favourite magazine, the very apex of her ambition was the possibility of landing a secretarial role. Instead, charmed by her deadpan humour, editor Jann Wenner was soon asking her to write 5,000-word cover stories on subjects ranging from David Cassidy to Marvel Comics, Green thereby almost instantaneously graduating to a level most rock hacks can only dream of.
"Harry could have been more insistent perhaps. He's not an unintelligent guy, he's been through the mill himself".
There are many angles to take and many ways of seeing Katie Mitchell and Alice Birch’s free adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ story, which arrives at the Edinburgh International Festival from the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord before transferring to the Barbican in October. It tells of a man who cannot feel, who tries to experience love by having a woman visit him each night in his hotel room to do his bidding.