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Avon apologizes for anti-cellulite ad after being accused of 'shaming women'

Avon responded to actor’s criticism: ‘We realize that we missed the mark with this messaging. We have removed this messaging’Cosmetics giant Avon USA has apologized for an anti-cellulite product after the ad campaign was accused of “shaming women”.Actor Jameela Jamil had criticized the ad, which features a seated woman in shorts and tank top with the caption “dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs),” on Saturday afternoon on Twitter. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Women, Life and style, US news, Beauty, Avon, Jameela Jamil, Avon USA


Bauhaus at 100: the revolutionary movement's enduring appeal

Sleek, pared-back, industrial elegance – that’s how most of us think of Bauhaus, the modernist design group born in Germany in 1919. But that was only one side of this short-lived but longlasting movement…• Norman Foster, Margaret Howell, Michael Craig-Martin and others on Bauhaus’s rich legacyThe Bauhaus, simply put, was a German school of art and design that opened in 1919 and closed in 1933. It was also very much more than that. It was the most influential and famous design school that has ev...
Tags: Art, Germany, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Craft, Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Norman Foster Margaret Howell Michael Craig Martin


Milan art tour: fresco heaven, without the crowds

Resist the urge to splurge in the city’s chic shops and instead lose yourself in its transcendental artThink of Milan and you think of fashion. The first time I spent more than a few hours in the city, I roamed the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Italy’s oldest shopping arcade, built in the 1860s and still home to the original Prada store, which was opened by the designer’s grandfather Mario in 1913 – wishing that I was rich (or at least, not quite so broke). What on earth is a girl with an over...
Tags: Travel, Art, Milan, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Mario, Prada, Venice, City Breaks, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Florence, Europe Holidays


Hyundai Elevate: ‘The world’s first walking car’ | Martin Love

It’s still at prototype stage, but the Elevate shows that car designers are thinking on their feetThis ‘quadrupedal’ vehicle may look like a smart shopping trolley ready for a supermarket dash in some distant interstellar community. But, in fact, it’s a full-size, robotic walking car, which Hyundai believes may be helpful in rescue zones when normal vehicles, even the most robust 4x4s, just can’t hack it.It’s called the ‘Elevate’ and by blending technology found in modern electric cars with adva...
Tags: Technology, Life and style, Robots, Motoring, Hyundai


Sorry Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, your 'minority privilege' is no longer secret

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Nathan Robinson, Laura Ingraham, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Could flexitarianism save the planet?

Scientists say a drastic cut in meat consumption is needed, but this requires political willIt has been known for a while that the amount of animal products being eaten is bad for both the welfare of animals and the environment. People cannot consume 12.9bn eggs in the UK each year without breaking a few.But the extent of the damage, and the amount by which people need to cut back, is now becoming clearer. On Wednesday, the Lancet medical journal published a study that calls for dramatic changes...
Tags: Food, UK, Science, Environment, Life and style, Farming, Veganism, The meat industry, Lancet


'Minority privilege': the right to be the target of a Fox News rant every five minutes

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Fox News, Nathan Robinson, Laura Ingraham, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Grimes and Azealia Banks subpoenaed in Elon Musk lawsuit

Musicians ordered to preserve evidence related to a tweet by Musk that shareholder plaintiffs claim caused financial losses to TeslaThe US district court of northern California has granted a motion to subpoena the musicians Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks in the ongoing lawsuit against Tesla founder Elon Musk brought by a group of the company’s shareholders.Additional subpoenas will be served against the publications Business Insider, the New York Times and tech website Gizmodo. Th...
Tags: Business, Music, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Celebrity, California, US, Social Media, Tesla, Life and style, World news, Regulators, US news, Stock Markets, Culture


Bling and beauty: Dakar's fashion comes of age – photo essay

Photojournalist Finbarr O’Reilly has been covering Dakar fashion week for over a decade. He charts the city’s burgeoning style sceneAlongside its golden beaches, glitzy nightclubs and vibrant music scene, Senegal’s capital, Dakar, is emerging as a key African fashion hub. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Africa, Senegal, Life and style, World news, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Dakar, Finbarr O'Reilly


Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far?

Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequencesBy Christopher de BellaigueLast year a Dutch doctor called Bert Keizer was summoned to the house of a man dying of lung cancer, in order to end his life. When Keizer and the nurse who was to assist him arrived, they found around 35 people gathered around the dying man’s bed. “They were drinking and guffawing and cry...
Tags: Europe, Law, Life and style, Society, World news, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Death and dying, Belgium, Assisted dying, Keizer, Christopher de BellaigueLast, Bert Keizer


Great lengths: Trump's 'slenderizing' – in pictures

Trump encouraged Chris Christie to wear a long tie to appear thinner, the former governor wrote in his book, and it appears the president has been taking his own advice since the 1980sDonald Trump’s ‘slenderizing’ fashion trick? Long, long ties Continue reading...
Tags: Chris Christie, Life and style, Men's Fashion, Donald Trump, Trump


Donald Trump's 'slenderizing' long ties – in pictures

Trump encouraged Chris Christie to wear a long tie to appear thinner, the former governor wrote in his book, and it appears the president has been taking his own advice since the 1980sDonald Trump’s ‘slenderizing’ fashion trick? Long, long ties Continue reading...
Tags: Chris Christie, Life and style, Men's Fashion, Donald Trump, Trump


Great lengths: Trump's 'slenderizing' ties – in pictures

Trump encouraged Chris Christie to wear a long tie to appear thinner, the former governor wrote in his book, and it appears the president has been taking his own advice since the 1980sDonald Trump’s ‘slenderizing’ fashion trick? Long ties Continue reading...
Tags: Chris Christie, Life and style, Men's Fashion, Donald Trump, Trump


Why Australia's beaches are the spiritual centre of a secular nation | Brigid Delaney

Many of us have firsthand experience of the ocean’s lethal power, yet we cannot stay away• Vote for Australia’s best beaches• Open thread: tell us about your favourite beachThere is no place in Australia as egalitarian or as democratic as the beach. The beach doesn’t care who you are or what you wear. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race or religion. It says come as you are, and all over Australia we heed that call.The day after Boxing Day, at Sydney’s Bronte beach, so many different tri...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Life and style, Australia news, Oceans, Southern Cross, Sydney, Brigid Delaney, Bronte


10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK and Europe

We pick mindfulness and meditation holidays in beautiful surroundings – many combined with other activities like walking, singing and tai chiMore retreat top 10s: yoga | creative | by readersIn the Dart valley near Totnes, the Sharpham Trust meditation centre offers mindfulness retreats of different lengths throughout the year, including walking and singing breaks. Some are held in the estate’s mansion, others in the Barn Retreat nearby. For full immersion in the natural world, its Nature Connec...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Life and style, Meditation, Mindfulness, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Totnes, Sharpham Trust


Barbie's turning 60 – in pictures

She is 60 this year and still doesn’t have a single wrinkle! Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favourite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years Continue reading...
Tags: Toys, Life and style, World news, US news, Barbie


Voices in the wilderness: a singing retreat in rural France

Teaching singing and meditation isn’t an obvious calling for a former punk rocker, but this one helps our participant hit the high notes on a break in the remote Massif Central‘Get that gob open, Liz,” says Peter. “I’m not seeing any teeth.” I obey, stretching my jaw wide as we’d done in an earlier “howling wolf” exercise, and find that not only can I hit a top F# without squeaking, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself.When I booked a three-day singing retreat at Peter Evans’s farmhouse in rural Franc...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Cultural Trips, Short breaks, Learning Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Liz, Peter, Peter Evans


Menswear evolves in new ways at Versace and Marni in Milan

Donatella Versace stressed men’s ‘greater freedom to express themselves’, while Francesco Risso celebrated ‘the new youth’“Daring” is how Donatella Versace describes today’s man – or at least the man who wears Versace. At the brand’s menswear show in Milan on Saturday evening, the designer showed a heady mash-up of textures, prints and palettes to the soundtrack of Supermodel (You Better Work) by drag queen RuPaul – highlighting that in 2019, men have more freedom than ever to express themselves...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Milan, Life and style, World news, Ford, Fashion industry, Italy, Prince Of Wales, Fashion Weeks, Milan Fashion Week, Versace, Rupaul, Donatella Versace, Marni, Gianni


A vegan yoga retreat in Dracula’s back yard, Romania

In countryside not far from the castle of Vlad the Impaler, an idyllic break offers a gentle route to wellness with five days of yoga and meditation • Away with words: a fiction-writing retreat in DevonIt’s early morning in Transylvania and the sun’s shining on a group of yogis making shapes on the wooden veranda at Akasha Wellness Retreat. With pine and beech-covered hills rolling to the horizon, snow-capped mountain peaks and a soundtrack of cow bells and cockerels, it’s an idyllic spot to sal...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Life and style, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Romania, Vegan food and drink, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Europe Holidays, Romania Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Dracula, Vlad, Transylvania


25 holidays to reboot your life

From yoga to surfing to pool therapy, Yorkshire to Sardinia to Poland, find yourself on an amazing retreatEva Wiseman visits a traditional ‘wellness island’ reinvented for the 21st-century traveller Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Life and style, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, Yorkshire, Poland, Food And Drink, Short breaks, Spa Breaks, Sardinia, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Wiseman


What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff

Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps.A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even es...
Tags: Health, Film, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Acting, Aidan Turner, Poldark, Tom Brittney


10 of the best creative retreats in the UK and Europe

Want to sit quietly with your paints or handicrafts, burst into song, or use kung fu or dance to get moving? We pick holidays for nourishing your inner makerTao’s, a meditation centre on a hill overlooking the sea on the island of Paros, hosts a dance retreat each September. The style of dance is “open floor movement”, which is said to boost creativity and help people “refresh, recuperate, recharge and rejoice”. It is suitable for anyone who wants to move, regardless of age or experience. The sc...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, UK, Life and style, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, Craft, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Europe Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Christiana


Away with words: an Arvon fiction-writing retreat in Devon

Expert tuition, camaraderie and walks in the rain – plus a healthy lack of wifi and mobile coverage – leave our writer buzzing with creativity and short story ideasDespite the glowering weather, the 1½-mile walk from my creative writing retreat at the 16th-century manor house of Totleigh Barton is invigorating. The remote west Devon landscape is heavy with winter; it’s stark and elemental but also evocative and, most importantly, thought-provoking. Being in the wilds gives me the time and space ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Creative writing, Devon, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Devon Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Totleigh Barton


Experience: I lost $1m on bitcoin

I got caught up in the hype – and then the bubble burstUntil 2016, I ran an advertising agency in London. At our peak, we were highly successful; I had a team of 35 people, a £3m turnover and a Covent Garden office. When the agency folded, I decided to invest in bitcoin.Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a type of electronic cash that allows people to spend or trade via a peer-to-peer network without the involvement of banks or other intermediaries. It is a cheap, efficient way of transferring funds o...
Tags: Technology, London, Life and style, E-commerce, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Covent Garden


Experience: I made $1m on bitcoin – and lost it again

I got caught up in the hype. Then the bubble burstUntil 2016, I ran an advertising agency in London. At our peak, we were highly successful; I had a team of 35 people, a £3m turnover and a Covent Garden office. When the agency folded, I decided to invest in bitcoin.Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a type of electronic cash that allows people to spend or trade via a peer-to-peer network without the involvement of banks or other intermediaries. It is a cheap, efficient way of transferring funds or hol...
Tags: Technology, London, Life and style, E-commerce, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Covent Garden


Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal's latest 'period hut' tragedy

Practice of banishing women to small outbuildings during periods claims further victims despite country declaring practice illegal A woman and her two sons have suffocated to death in a windowless shed to which was banished in the latest tragedy linked to the illegal practice of chhaupadi, whereby women in Nepal are forced to sleep in “period huts”.Police said Amba Bohara, 35, had spent four days in the cowshed with her sons Ramit, nine, and Suresh, 12, when her father-in-law discovered their bo...
Tags: Gender, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Menstruation, Suresh, Amba Bohara


10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips

In havens from Inverness to India, readers have discovered their better selves through yoga, meditation and writing coursesDhanakosa, on the banks of beautiful Loch Voil, near Balquhidder in central Scotland, is truly a place to stop, breathe, unwind and take stock. Amid the glorious scenery, you eat delicious, healthy vegetarian meals (and can even take a recipe book home), do yoga, hill walk, learn to meditate or reinvigorate your practice and your life. It’s the perfect place to come if you j...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Scotland, India, Life and style, Meditation, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Inverness, Buddhist, Dana


Struggling with New Year's resolutions? We can help

Nine ways to boost your willpower, from dodging doughnuts to making the most of morningsIt is tempting, when your shiny New Year’s resolutions start to crumble, to tell yourself that self-control simply isn’t your strong point. “Oh well,” you might say, surrendering to the desire for a large glass of red. “No willpower, that’s my problem.”But, according to a body of scientific research, willpower is not a talent that a lucky few are born with. It is a skill to be practised. “Willpower is a dynam...
Tags: Psychology, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Frank Ryan


What the chauffeur saw: what is it really like driving the rich and famous?

From princesses on shopping sprees to celebrities having sex in the back of the car, the men and women at the wheel have seen it all. And, just occasionally, the secrets spill out …In the early hours of one morning, nearly a decade ago, chauffeur Jayne Amelia Larson found herself trying to extricate the son of one of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles from the back of her car. The then-chauffeur had been driving the twentysomething party boy up and down Santa Monica Boulevard in her Lincoln Town ...
Tags: Celebrity, Los Angeles, Life and style, Work & careers, Larson, Santa Monica Boulevard, Lincoln Town, The super-rich, Jayne Amelia Larson


Post-#MeToo have the likes of Kevin Hart and Aziz Ansari learned from their mistakes?

Can we expect a new era of equality? Not if the first public utterances by some of the early offenders are anything to go byNew year, new start! After all the exciting social upheavals last year such as #MeToo, it’s all change now, right? Diana, by emailOh, Diana. Your optimism is beautiful, shining like a beacon in the apocalyptic wasteland of cynicism in which we now find ourselves. Sadly, snuff it out I must. It was all terribly exciting this time last year, as we watched powerful people bein...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrity, Women, Life and style, World news, Diana, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Sexual Harassment, Brett, Louis CK, Kavanaugh, MeToo Movement, Christine Blasey Ford