Hot-to-trot trends

Nedahl Stelio   Where else do we get to frock up in the blazing sunshine, wearing knee-length hems, with our shoulders covered and fabulous head wear in place? Bring on spring racing season!

How to back winners

Adam Pengilly   Beyond the frocks, fascinators and a kaleidoscope of racecourse flowers is the betting – a world inhabited by people mulling over the form, weighing the odds and speaking a brisk jargon as money is exchanged.

White pants for summer

Erin Munro   Crisp and chic or relaxed and billowy, white pants make for a fresh summer look.


Science confirms we do really have a 'type'

Sarah Berry 2:25 PM   New research indicates beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Miss Italy: I would want to go back to 1942

Andrea Vogt   Beauty queen with a burning desire to relive Italy's ugly times

Kate Middleton's new hairstyle as she is pictured for first time in two months

Danny Boyle   Duchess of Cambridge sports shorter hairstyle with fringe as she arrives at church in Scotland ahead of return to royal duties after maternity leave.


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Why everything is bad for you

Jim Windolf 9:05 AM   We're all going to die. And we all eat food. Therefore, food must be the culprit.

Diet shakes to lose weight? Think again

Sarah Berry   Thinking of investing in meal replacement shakes to slim down ahead of summer?

Home & Style

Blake Lively shutting down her 'ridiculous' website Preserve

Barely a year after it began, Blake Lively is closing down her website, admitting "it's not making a difference in people's lives".

The unglamourous reality behind perfect Instagram photos

There's a running joke on Instagram that the selfie and the tagged picture tend to be chalk and cheese

The most common furniture stains will make you want to spew

You might want to get up from the couch. Those mysterious stains on the sofa have just been named.


Why an affair can be good for your career

Rowan Pelling   Flashing a hint of cami-knickers isn't always good for your career.

Ten charts show the difference in what men and women want from each other

Inga Ting   Men want beautiful women. Women want men with money. And that stereotype holds true whether we're rich or poor, young or old, more or less educated or think of ourselves as attractive or not, according to new research.

5 lessons learnt from celebrity lifestyle websites

Mary Ward   With the news that Blake Lively has shut down her – often high in price point and bizarre in catalogue – lifestyle website, Preserve, many celebrities who aspired to one day run their own online collections of unnecessary things are probably struggling with some questions.