Snail facials: you can’t get fresher that that. Photograph: Thinkstock

In the beauty world, pseudoscience reigns supreme and ridiculous treatments and cosmetics are the norm. Here are just a few of my favourites: &(...)

Stepping back: Zayn Malik on stage with Harry Styles in New York. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/OneD/Getty

This was the week Zayn Malik saw the stop sign. He had already decided not to join the rest of One Direction on the Asian leg of the band’s world tour(...)

Model and basketball player, Emer Foley (left), with Katie Dennison and Megan Dempsey at the launch of a new programme “Free Being Me”, empowering girls through improving body confidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emer Foley was in third class at primary school when she began to be conscious that she was bigger than her friends. There was a weighing scale(...)

Tight-knit friendship: Fabio Molle and Donal Mc Sharry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fabio Molle started Funky Christmas Jumpers selling Christmas jumpers online, seven years ago. The company now ships to 55 countries and also sells(...)

U2 lead singer Bono arrives for the recording of the Band Aid 30 charity single in west London November today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Musicians including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction and Rita Ora have joined forces to record a new version of Band Aid song ‘Do They Know It’s C(...)

The only direction is up: Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles 1:50

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Harry Styles new home in Beverly Hills

There’s a lot to be said for a good manager and a gravity-defying hairstyle, it would seem. One Direction singer Harry Styles’s notorious bad-b(...)

Kate Moss receives the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie at The Brit Awards 2014 at 02 Arena  in London last night. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images. 1:48

Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, promptin(...)

A model has make-up applied backstage at the Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2014 collection in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Puzzling isn’t it, what’s happening in Korea? No, sorry, I don’t mean the question of whether the combined might of Paddy Power and Dennis Rodman can (...)

(From left) Nick O’Malley, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys who lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. Photograph: PA

Arctic Monkeys lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. The annual music bash sees the Sheffield quartet competing for(...)