Licence to drink

Stephen Lacey What is it about fictional spies and bending the elbow?


From the workplace to the wilds

Dr Travis Kemp in Do or Die

Harriet Alexander Dr Travis has an unusually gung-ho approach to corporate team building.

Bad habits

Things that make you dumber

SpongeBob SquarePants

With all the talk about self-improvement these days, in fact, there are many common behaviours that have been shown to make people stupider.

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Sam de Brito It's troubling to admit, but I'm a bore. A "new-father bore" to be precise - one of those blokes who whips out his mobile to show you the video of him looking for "monsters" with his two-year-old...

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Office parties: the dos and don'ts

Julie Zeveloff It's office party season, but that doesn't mean you can cut loose with your co-workers like you would with your weekend friends.

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All men are liars

The right to be (s)tupid


Sam de Brito When did logging on to social media become the digital equivalent of having a frontal lobotomy?

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All Men Are Liars

Pretty ugly


Sam de Brito Is the argument for gender equality rendered nonsensical if men and women cannot act and talk in the same way and be judged equally for it?

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All Men Are Liars

A toast to incompetence


Sam de Brito Is it really so difficult to brown two pieces of bread? Forget it, I'll do it myself.

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Hollywood rich

Oprah hangs on as highest earning woman


Watch out Oprah, there's a savvy pop star and an ambitious real housewife nipping at your financial heels.

New direction

elBulli's Ferran Adria opens tapas bar

Ferran Adria.

World-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria has unveiled a new eatery in Barcelona.

Old school

Back to the future

Space Invaders

Stephen Lacey The retro revival is turning curiosities like clamshell mobiles, hamburger joints and Space Invaders into modern-day must haves.

James Bond

Shop like a spy


Stephen Lacey You don't have a licence to kill, but if your pockets are deep enough it's possible to live the James Bond lifestyle.

Liquor limits

Hip highballs curb Japan's whisky shipments

Scotch in a glass.

Japan's unquenchable thirst for highballs has forced domestic whisky giant Suntory Holdings to limit shipments of its most popular brand of the amber liquid.

Medieval tipple

The great armagnac quest


Henry Samuel in Paris Producers of armagnac, France's oldest spirit, are on a drive to win over a new generation of tipplers as the golden digestif marks its 700th anniversary.

Party crowd

London's enduring celebrity haunt

Mahiki bar, London.

The paparazzi are poised for snaps of princes and popstars at the front door, but you don't need fame or fortune to have fun at London's hot celebrity hang out, Mahiki.