What you order, and how you eat it, can play a major part in how successful, or otherwise, a date is. Photographs: iStock

What are the secrets to a successful dinner date? For an activity that, in basic terms, involves little more than sitting down to a meal and not menti(...)

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A real woman’s 'summer readiness' wish list has never had anything much in common with the fantasies that magazines keep trying to peddle us

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Uber’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange: main beneficiaries  will be Uber founder Travis Kalanick and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Photograph: Johannes Eisele

For a company that has never made a profit and says itself that it may not do so in the future, Uber has so far done very well for its investors. This(...)

Kourtney Kardashian’s new blog, Poosh, is the latest celebrity site peddling ‘achievable’ lifestyles to the young and impressionable. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

If you’re anything like Kourtney Kardashian, you’ll have woken up this morning and declared, “what the world needs now is more advice on vaginal steam(...)

"In the western world, happiness is seen as the ultimate goal and I just don’t agree with that."

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Kailee Combs, the vice-president of fitness at Mirror, works out with some of the demos on one of the Mirror products in their showroom in New York. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

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Harvey Weinstein with his former lawyer Benjamin Brafman in December 2018. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

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Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’m a real person who wants to eat delicious stuff’. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

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