Marathon

Luxury

What is it really like inside the VIP?

Steve Colquhoun Does true VIP treatment at a top nightclub live up to its extravagant promise?

Culture

Beauty's now better than a beast

David Beckham

Stephen Doig The notion of what is considered handsome and masculine has shifted dramatically.

Management

Are you the office dragon?

Alexandra Tselios Five signs you're feared rather than respected, and how to overcome it.

Culture

High resolution

Sylvia Pennington Three high achievers tell how they kept past New Year's resolutions, and plan to do it again.

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Life after fame

Success the second time around

after they were famous

Jane Southward There is life after celebrity and Robert de Castella and Helen Reddy have proved it.

All Men Are Liars

Boston boat people

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Sam de Brito What if the next boat to arrive at Christmas Island was filled with Bostonian runners fleeing terrorism?

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Sports cars and sky diving

Surviving a midlife crisis

Sports car gift, present, bow.

Tony Davis An affair is the classic response to a man's midlife crisis, but Tony Davis wonders if there isn't a better solution.

You've got veil

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Iranian cartoonist Marjane Satrapi - a former punk and a fierce smoker - lifts the the veil on a feisty childhood.