OUT OF OFFICE - In the good, olden days of yore, we simply went on holiday. Then we evolved to the out-of-office message. Now one of two things happens: We leave OOOs because we’ve popped to the loo, so paranoid are we about not being available for a millisecond. We don’t leave an OOO at all, trying to convince everyone that we are not away, never away, always on, totally available… while simultaneously never replying to any emails and having a nervous breakdown.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.
Some might say it's a nice problem to have. But one thing is for sure, Britain is bustier than ever. The nation's average bra size has gone from a 34B a decade ago, to a more generous 36DD - and 53 per cent of cupped bra sales at Selfridge's are now a 34DD or larger.
The first time I interviewed Samantha Morton, we ended up really drunk and she told me – firmly, boozily off-the-record – that she’d been charged with attempted murder as a teenager.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be going to Mexico for two or seven weeks, and to return gently tanned, laden with skull ornaments and embroidered stuff? Or to see the Galápagos Islands and all the imperiled wildlife? Or go walking, walking, walking your troubles away with a side order of Michelin-starred puddings? Plus dancing? And maybe a boat? But first, what we really need is about 10 weeks off to get into neutral before any travelling begins. If we only had the time, oh, the places we’d go.
First came ghosting, then breadcrumbing: now there’s a new entry into our ever expanding lexicon of dating terminology - bird boxing. Taking its name from the popular Netflix movie which sees Sandra Bullock grappling her way through life in a post-apocalyptic world entirely blindfolded, this new trend follows much the same plot. Coined by romance experts over at Tinder, we fools of love are apparently “blind to just how bad your partner/the person you’re seeing is”. Guilty as charged.
You’d think, by now, that we’d have learnt. That we would make the mental calculations required to not keep doing the same things and expecting different results. You’d think, wouldn’t you, that we’d KNOW. That we’d be grown-up enough to pay attention. Apparently not. Because we persist in…
This may come as a shock to our friends under 30, but there once was a time when telephones were plugged into the wall. They sat on the hall table, on top of the telephone directory (Google it) and when you dialled someone’s number, it was on the understanding that neither of you could actually see each other.
Mary-Ann Mitchell was just seven years old when her big sister disappeared. No more daily school pickups or shared bags of sweets enjoyed together on their walks home, these all stopped when Juanita vanished.
Watching Channel 4’s newest drama Pure, I was both cheered and immensely sympathetic. A fictionalised adaptation of Rose Cartwright’s acclaimed biography, the lighthearted drama details a young woman’s experience of living with ‘Pure O’ – a form of OCD.
Freida Pinto had her MeToo moment when she first arrived in Hollywood, a decade ago.
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The date has been in the diary for some weeks. It’s raining. It’s chilly. You are hormonal. Well, you think you are but it could just be your horrible personality. Anyway, it’s 4pm and… silence. No one has confirmed. This, my friends, is cancel chicken, and you are a player. Will it be you? Will it be them? There are various ways to play this game:
The inability to deal with going out at night because of a crippling fear of the hangover – a week of feeling like you’ve tripped down some terrible rabbit hole and you are falling, falling, trying to grab all the croissants on the way down. For others, it’s waking up the morning after with your soul passed out on the pillow next to you. It might never return to your body.
When the House of Lords yesterday approved a ban on upskirting – the taking of a non-consensual photo of another person's genitals – tears rolled down Gina Martin's cheeks. For the past 18 months she had fought tirelessly to make the practice illegal and give police the tools to prosecute after she herself became a victim.
A man who tracked down a woman he met on a train has been compared to an infamous stalker character in Netflix show, ‘You’. Lynda, 20, a student from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, met the man – whose name is believed to be Josh – on a train last week. Lynda shared the pair’s text exchange on Twitter, asking the internet whether she was “overreacting by being creeped out”.