In today's episode, Bit Blair and Ash Hodges show off their two-bedroom apartment and garden in Brooklyn. Rents can skyrocket, buildings get sold, and finding a place to call your own for the foreseeable future might mean putting a down payment on a house you can't afford. "She rents it out to us, the whole bottom floor, like completely below market value," Bit says.
Today is #BiVisibilityDay, a celebration of the bisexual community that's been held on the 23rd of September every year since 1999. As its name suggests, the day's purpose is to improve awareness of a section of the LGBTQ community that's too often been dismissed and misunderstood. Bi-erasure and biphobia exist both inside and outside of the LGBTQ community.
Now that Libra season is officially here, let's give ourselves what we need most (read: a little post-Virgo season pampering). This week, Mars is back on track after a long stay out of bounds. On Monday, the moon is void of course from early in the morning until midnight.
Grey’s Anatomy ’s Ellen Pompeo is indisputably killing the game. The future of TV might be female, but it’s an uphill battle getting there — and few people know this better than Pompeo herself. In keeping with her track record of talking candidly about her workplace experiences, Pompeo spoke to Entertainment Weekly about some challenges she has faced in the wake of her success.
You're in a cooking mood and want to spend all day in the kitchen; maybe you're going to a potluck dinner with friends; or perhaps you just want a simple feast to share with your flatmates, partner or children. Either way, Jessica Prescott's new book Vegan Goodness: Feasts is packed with over 60 delicious plant-based recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone – vegans and meat-eaters alike.
The show was on for a whopping two hours and 20 minutes (Mo Farah finished this year’s London Marathon in less time, for context), but it whizzed by in a flash. Choreographer Jason Gilkison set the tone with one of the most romantic pro routines of recent years to start the show – all midnight blue chiffon, fountains and effortless ease on the dance floor. Then Aljaz turned up at BBC News and the hope faded, although he’d certainly liven up Brexit coverage if Huw Edwards needs a day off.
The report by SilverDoor Apartments ranks the cities according to four factors: average earnings, cost of living, number of paid leave days, and hours worked annually. Copenhagen comes out on top, with residents working an average of 1,711 hours a year and benefiting from 36 paid leave days. Paris comes fourth thanks primarily to its favourable working hours: an average of 1,662 hours annually, with 36 paid leave days.
For more than 30 years, Juan Martin Colomer and his wife Sinforosa Sancho have lived alone in a village in Spain’s eastern highlands that once had more than 200 inhabitants. “Everyone has gone, we are the fools who have stayed,” laughs Sinforosa, who turned 85 this month, sitting on the steps of a pink-fronted building that was once the local boys’ school. Nestled in a valley in the northeastern Aragon region, where pollen drifts over pine trees that have gradually spread across the formerly arable land, the village is at the centre of a creeping population desert.
The Ryanair plane had just arrived at Manchester from Malaga when one of the passengers noticed an unusual attitude to handling the baggage – including her luggage – being unloaded from the Boeing 737. At the ground end of the conveyor, a baggage handler was throwing passengers’ bags onto the cart, showing precious little tender, loving care. To make things worse, the tarpaulin on the far side of the baggage cart was adrift, so some of the bags fell off and dropped onto the apron.
The ONS said yesterday that there were 679,106 live births registered in England and Wales in 2017, with a massive 63,697 different names chosen for these newborn babies. Other popular boys' names included the very Royal-sounding Harry and George, as well as Noah, Jack and Muhammad.
The clown is a fibreglass sculpture from 2002 by Ugo Rondinone called If There Were Anywhere But Desert. Friday, and is a highlight of Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art at the South London Gallery in Camberwell. The humour is often oblique – conveyed through irony, paradox, double meaning, and opaque cultural references.
Maybe they were in a long-term relationship that just ended. Maybe they were hurt so badly in their last relationship that they wanted to take a few years off. No matter the reason, it can be scary trying to get back into dating if your last first date happened several years ago.
In just a few short years, social media has slowly started to take over our lives. Larry Rosen, PhD, a research psychologist who explores our relationship with technology, says that over the years, we've become increasingly dependent on our phones, to the point that they're now just a part of our lives and how we communicate with each other. Dr. Rosen says that we've essentially created a sense of social responsibility based around communicating on our phones.
Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss’s sixth novel, is further proof that she’s one of our very best contemporary novelists. At a mere 160 pages, Ghost Wall may look unassuming, but it’s testament to Moss’s notable talents that within these she’s able to address the huge topics of misogynistic brutality and violence, gender inequality and class warfare, not to mention the lessons of history. Narrated by 17-year-old Silvie, the action in the novel takes place over the course of a few days at the height of summer.
This autumn, two films celebrate Rudolf Nureyev, one of the 20th century’s best-known dancers. Nureyev, a documentary by Jacqui and David Morris, covers the full sweep of his life, from wartime survival to international stardom, his sensational partnership with Margot Fonteyn and his death, in 1993, from Aids. “Rudolf Nureyev’s life reads like an epic novel,” explain filmmakers Jacqui and David Morris.
Aside from a serious slick back, there's only one other hair trend that reigned supreme at London Fashion Week – subtle, ethereal waves – and while the look is nothing brand new, the technique hairstylists used to create it backstage was entirely different to last season – and pretty clever, too. Instead of barrel tongs, curlers or foam rollers, hairstylists simply employed a pair of straighteners – but not in the way you're used to. If you've ever used straighteners to fashion a barely-there wave, you'll know that it can be quite difficult to nail.