I think Adele is fab and wear pastel shorts suits. I may never be cool again. And I’m cool with that | Health & wellbeing

[ad_1] Last week I spent some time recording an audiobook version of these columns (cough, out in October, cough). One thing I noticed was the number of times I had extolled the virtues of 00s girl band Girls Aloud. Music is an area where self-appointed gatekeepers decide what is cool and what is not. Pop … Read more

How Kacey Musgraves divorced ‘the revenge dress’ | Fashion

[ad_1] Has the pandemic killed off the “revenge dress”? This week, Kacey Musgraves teased her new album and short film Star-Crossed. The releases come after her divorce and there are deep echoes of Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Billed as a “tragedy told in three acts”, the film uses fashion to tell her breakup story, but there is … Read more

Teenagers have taken up smoking in droves – and forgotten the lessons of the past | Zoe Williams

[ad_1] We are as far away from 1980 now as we were then from 1939. I know that because I read it on the internet. I didn’t check it, because why would they put it there if it wasn’t true? Yet at the same time, it is patently absurd; more than ridiculous, mad. In 1980, … Read more

Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves | Rape and sexual assault

[ad_1] The morning after it happened, I said a cheery: “Good morning,” to my university roommate, as if nothing was wrong. “How was last night?” she asked. “So fun,” I lied. The truth was that the night before I had feared for my life. I didn’t articulate it, but deep down I knew that what … Read more

My wife says she is too tired for sex. So why has she bought a vibrator? | Sex

[ad_1] I love my wife but our sexual relationship isn’t great right now. She complains about being too tired to make love, as we have two kids (ages one and two) and we’re living in a one-bedroom apartment while our house is being remodelled. I accidentally found out she has ordered a wand massager – … Read more

A stunning second act! Meet the people who changed course in midlife – and loved it | Life and style

[ad_1] Alison Webster was once showing prospective students around the university where she was studying medicine when a sixth former said: “You’re so old – why are you even doing this?” Webster laughs at the memory, home after the end of a shift as an A&E doctor. “I said, ‘When you go home, ask your … Read more

How can I approach my best friend’s wedding when I am so worried about her future happiness? | Relationships

[ad_1] My best friend is getting married in a few months and I am so sad. We have known each other since childhood, and while it is true that I probably hold too high standards for my loved ones, her fiance seems like a poor choice of life partner. He is combative, argumentative, immature and … Read more

‘They fear the factory can’t last’: Pandemic takes local fashion from boom to bust in Sydney | Australian fashion

[ad_1] When coronavirus hit international fashion manufacturing centres last year, many Australian designers pivoted to making clothes onshore. But as Sydney’s lockdown extends into the second half of 2021, garment factories are struggling to stay open and the long-term viability of manufacturing in Australia is under threat. Sydney’s inner west is usually a busy hub … Read more

The ‘queen of vegan cheese’ wants to change the dairy industry | Veganism

[ad_1] Miyoko Schinner calls herself “the queen of vegan cheese”. The chef, activist and author wrote the 2012 book Artisan Vegan Cheese, which taught readers how to make cheeses from nut milk. Two years later she launched Miyoko’s Creamery. Based in Sonoma, California, the company makes vegan cheese and butter products sold in thousands of … Read more