Friday, January 15, 2021

Culture

Never too late: 'You’ve got to find that thing that gets you up in the morning'

Name: Nick FowlerAge: 60Electrical engineer turned personal trainerI was a severe asthmatic to start with. Living in Darwin every time the season changed, I ended up in hospital. They said I had to start swimming to build my chest...

'It was far less evil': Is the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet just another diet?

Dramatic before and after pictures, promises to “lose 3x more weight” and motivational quizzes are fairly common sights around this time of year. But seeing them from a government-funded scientific research agency is a little more unusual.From the outside,...

Light of my life: why do candles feel so important right now?

Something was missing from Elizabeth Black’s car.In July, she and her husband had sold their house in Seattle and packed up all of their belongings, which the movers would bring to Boston. The couple decided to drive there, and...

I am in my 60s and dating men in their 40s. The sex is great – so why do I feel guilty?

I am a divorced woman in her 60s who has recently dated a couple of men in their 40s. I have always looked young and my ex-husband is much younger than me. I have never thought much about it,...

10 of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021

See Amsterdam’s Canal district as never beforeStarting from their artisanal chocolate shop in the De Wallen red light district, husband-and-wife team Ian and Salomé have devised a tour of Amsterdam that, right now, shows its canals quieter than...

Modern life is rubbish! The people whose homes are portals to the past

Will future generations look at the interior design of the early 21st century in appreciation? Possibly not. We do not appear to have crafted many design classics, unless slab-like corner sofas in mud-grey velvet are Eames chairs in the...

Beach maximalism: a frenzy for cabanas and carts is taking over Australian shores

A friend and I took my blue and white-striped umbrella to Noosa beach the other day. I was a bit dismayed. From the path above the beach we surveyed the scene. Perhaps, I thought, we had fallen through the...

Busted! What The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas,...

Rachel Roddy: the joy of other people's recipe tips | A kitchen in Rome

Years ago, somebody gave me their recipe for batter, in two ways. One as a long, chatty ramble as she stood making it, then later jotted down on a square of paper – whisk 200g flour, 300ml water, two...

Super-dry: 10 non-alcoholic cocktails to make at home – from a hot buttered pineapple to a dirty martini

Traditionally, January is a time of reining it in; of attempting to atone for a month of near-constant consumption by suddenly deciding that you want to be Gwyneth Paltrow. Putting a pause on the booze is a very simple...
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Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns reveals he tested positive for COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns, whose mother and six other family members died of COVID-19 last year, revealed Friday that he tested positive himself.       

Feds walk back claims Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' elected officials

A filing in the U.S. District Court of Arizona said "the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials" but...

Tessa Thompson Lines Up Two Projects Under Her New Prod. Co.’s First-Look Deal with HBO

Tessa Thompson is well on her way to mogul-dom. The “Sylvie’s Love” actress has started her own production company, Viva Maude, which has already...