July 2017

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The day Lauren Bacall sat me down on her lap

Its the late 90s, Manahattan, Christmas time and Sweetpea Slight, a Lauren Bacall superfan, feels a tingle of magic When I was 14 my copy of Thelma Holt. Thelma was the executive producer for Peter Halls production of The Merchant of Venice, starring bookshop.theguardian.com Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/30/the-night-lauren-bacall-sat-me-down-on-her-lap

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Is marriage improving your health?

In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but theres a twist, says Ben Ambridge Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier than unmarried ones, and the longer you have been married, the healthier you are. But it depends on gender and age. To find

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´╗┐The Truth in Advertising Most of us have seen at least a dozen different toothpaste commercials that claim, “Three out of four dentists recommend….” You may have wondered, as I did, how each of these claims could be possibly be true. They are based on statistical evidence, so why are there such varied results? If

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Im angry that my partner is not invited to my cousins wedding

Mariella Frostrup says a woman irritated her boyfried has been excluded from a family wedding must accept that decision or decline the invitation The dilemma My cousin and I were extremely close growing up as neither of us had brothers or sisters. We spent summer holidays together and went away abroad together with our families,

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Solving Malaysia's serious problem with misogyny in its legislature

(CNN)Malaysia has a problem: misogyny. The country’s Parliament set yet another sordid example last week when Member of Parliament Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh, during a debate on amending domestic violence laws, said husbands were ‘abused’ when wives threw insults, withheld sex and denied consent for Muslim men to take another wife. In 2007, another MP,