Writer, Hillary Freeman, came under fire after branding single women who use sperm-donors as "selfish".
Nothing quite prepares you for the moment you find yourself face to face with a polar bear. In my long career filming nature documentaries, I have encountered grizzly bears in Alaska and silverback mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, one of whom knocked me to the ground when he thought I threatened his family. But that didn’t make it any less frightening when I was stood less than ten metres from a polar bear, perhaps the most dangerous predator in the world.
You know it's a bank holiday weekend when a photograph of an MP drinking a Mojito-in-a-tin on the London Overground makes front page news. "Anyone caught consuming alcohol may be prosecuted," TfL's Conditions of Carriage state. Diane Abbott, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, knows this, and swiftly apologised after she was photographed sipping from an M&S Mojito can as she travelled home to her north-east London constituency earlier this week.
On Friday, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott apologised after a photograph of her drinking a can of mojito on the London Overground was published online. The Labour MP tweeted that she was "sincerely sorry" to have been pictured drinking the Marks and Spencer beverage on the Transport for London (TfL) network. Following the news of Ms Abbott's misdemeanour, several people remarked that they were previously unaware drinking alcohol on public transport in the capital is illegal.
Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. From Jane Austen’s mannered drawing rooms to the airless tower blocks of 1984, novels do something unique.
Woman who "procreated with an idiot" sparks debate after she says she worries about the impact he is having on her child.
Charlize Theron is being praised on Twitter for her eminently sensible and sensitive approach towards her daughter's gender identity. The Oscar-winning actress has two daughters, seven-year-old Jackson and three-year-old August, both of whom she adopted. In a new interview, Theron recalled that older daughter Jackson confirmed her gender identity at the age of three.
My shoulders were bruised, my thighs screaming. I had sunburn, nettle stings, wind-wild hair, a sweat moustache and pungent armpits. But I had never been happier.
In 2018, a UK-wide stress survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation revealed that 74 per cent of adults felt so stressed they felt “overwhelmed” or “unable to cope”. “Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us,” said Isabella Goldie, director of the Mental Health Foundation. It makes sense then, that more of us are searching for new ways to improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
The number of CBD consumers doubled in the last year and with Canada becoming the latest country to legalise marijuana for recreational use, cannabis-derived products are now in the news more than ever before. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the marijuana plant. This means that products containing CBD, such as oils and extracts (which contain concentrated amounts of the compound), won’t lead to changes in mood and perception like recreational use of marijuana in its complete form is known to do.
One person who knows a thing or two about feasts like this is Georgina Hayden, a food writer who grew up above her grandparents' traditional Cypriot taverna in London, helping her yiayia make dips and stews and flaounes. Georgina and her sister would spend Saturdays after Greek school shelling peas and laying tables, filling salt and pepper shakers and getting under their grandmother's feet.
The fashion industry's dire impact on the environment is well known and a recent Greenpeace report revealed that it takes 7,000 litres of water to produce just one pair of jeans. Thankfully it's easier than ever to find sustainable denim brands that satisfy our jeans cravings and negate our eco-guilt. Read on to learn about 10 of our favourites, from ABLE and Outland Denim, who provide supportive, sustainable and fair work, to MUD Jeans and Everlane, who are working to minimise their use of natural resources.
The cherry blossoms are already falling like rain in Washington D.C., while wispy wisterias sway like Spanish moss in Japan. From late March to mid-May, travellers everywhere make a beeline to the flower fields with the most buzz, sometimes to a detrimental effect. “Enjoy the flowers, respect our pride,” read many of the signs that meet tourists visiting the impressive tulip fields that are currently blooming in Creil, northwest of Amsterdam.
Life sometimes feels as though it’s all about risk management. And this is because risk – though unnerving – is the magical thinking, the component in our most subliminal calculations that tells us relentlessly: go on, do it. Or lose the chance. So maybe that’s why we go and do crazy stuff like this? Never let it be said that we are not rock stars…
Rail travellers once again bore the brunt of Easter travel disruption, with protracted and messy journeys for some and severe overcrowding for others. London Euston station is closed for the whole bank holiday weekend because of work connected with the HS2 high-speed project. As a result, the usual Virgin Trains timetable on the West Coast Main Line was torn up.
Twins often have a strong bond – but two sisters have an even closer connection after being born conjoined. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, from Salt Lake in Utah, arrived in the world physically connected sharing a liver and just one kidney – and doctors didn’t initially think they’d live beyond 24 hours. After what the sisters have nicknamed their “cut apart day”, Kendra was left with the kidney while Maliyah was donated the organ by her mum Erin.
Female cabin crew at a popular airline are being forced to wear heels unless they have a doctor’s note. Women who work as flight attendants for Norwegian Air are not allowed to wear flat shoes on the plane unless they have a medical letter. The company’s 22-page dress code document – which states that heels must be at least 2cm high – has come under fire.