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Michelle and Mark at the Sibelius sculpture in Helsinki.

Our ship, aptly named Silhouette, casts a tall, faint shadow on the dockside as we pull away from Stockholm. It is White Night season, as darkness bar(...)

Current guidelines recommend that children and teens undertake at least an hour of moderate or vigorous physical activity a day. Photograph: iStock

Adolescent girls and young women are less likely to engage in heart-rate raising recreational activities than their male peers – and when they do, kee(...)

Lionel Shriver. 'She wears her Ray-Bans throughout the interview, peering over the top when she’s particularly interested in my questions.' Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

There exists online a newspaper photograph of the American novelist Lionel Shriver and her husband, the jazz drummer Jeff Williams, sitting behind a c(...)

 Kikuo Kojima speaking during a press conference after he filed  a forced sterilisation lawsuit on May 17th, 2018, in  Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

When Junko Iizuka was 16 years old she was taken on a trip to the countryside. Now in her late 70s and in poor health, she dimly recalls enjoying a pi(...)

Chvrches are at their most interesting when they probe various personal and political turmoils underneath their sugary synth melodies

When Chvrches (pronounced “churches”) emerged in 2013, I initially thought they were yet another pretentious hipster band with a daft name. This was e(...)

Molly Martens Corbett was convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband, Limerick man Jason Corbett.

The sister of Jason Corbett, the Limerick man killed by his American wife and father-in-law in 2015, has said she is disappointed a first degree murde(...)

Erin Fornoff: “It was a gift for her to be impatient with my insecurity.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse In a shouty, benevolent rant, my firs(...)

The Time’s Up campaign has urged the music business to boycott R&B star R Kelly. who has faced repeated allegations of mistreatment of underage girls and young women. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at US singer R Kelly over allegations he sexually abused women. The organisation devoted to helping women in the(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Last year saw issuance of $4.1bn of securities backed by loans that would have been called “subprime” before the last financial crisis. Photo: Getty

Issuance of securities backed by riskier US mortgages roughly doubled in the first quarter from a year earlier, as investors lapped up assets blamed f(...)

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