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<p>Jack Grealish has been dubbed ‘the most marketable footballer since David Beckham’ </p>

Alice bands and global brands: why we’re obsessed with Jack Grealish

Famous for his curtains, calves and charisma, while being as popular for his ‘every man’ persona as he is for his sporting prowess, Martha Alexander explores the unique - and marketable - appeal of Jack Grealish

Jun 22, 2023
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Feminine rituals and ecstatic dance — 9 ways to celebrate solstice

Martha Alexander discovers the best events to toast to high summer in the capital on June 21

Jun 21, 2023
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How to survive London’s ‘potent’ pollen bomb

If you thought last year was bad for hay fever sufferers, this summer promises much the same misery as the UK is given red alert pollen warnings. Giulia Crouch and Martha Alexander have remedies

Jun 19, 2023
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Berberine — nature’s Ozempic or health food fad?

It’s touted as the natural alternative to the weight loss drug Ozempic, but is berberine as effective and safe as its army of TikTok fans would have us believe, asks Martha Alexander

Jun 15, 2023

Ex-etiquette — the big business of a dignified celebrity breakup

From Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts to Travis Scott and Kendall Jenner, the stars have been perfecting the art of gracious uncoupling. But in this always-on audience-facing age, how much of it is nothing more than good PR?

Jun 12, 2023
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Is ‘bed rotting’ the new goblin mode in 2023?

It’s touted as both a ‘lazy’ Gen Z trend and a fresh form of self-care, but the only new thing about bed rotting is its name, says Martha Alexander

Jun 9, 2023
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Selfish or self-care — is this the end of therapy speak?

Triggering! Boundaries! Safe space! Therapeutic terms are ubiquitous but often used to avoid responsibility, says Martha Alexander

Jun 7, 2023

Hey Stranger! A no-nonsense guide to getting in touch with an ex

As Carrie Bradshaw emails old flame Aidan in And Just Like That... Martha Alexander warns that ‘Hey Stranger’ messages are rarely as romantic as they seem. Though if you do feel so inclined? Read on

Jun 6, 2023
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Things to do in London with children this half term

The best things to get up to in London with children this summer half term

May 30, 2023

How to do London like Beyoncé and Jay-Z

From oysters in Mayfair to the largest penthouse in the city — Queen Bey has been living it up in the capital

May 24, 2023

Who will replace Phillip Schofield on This Morning?

From odds on favourite Rylan to long shot Piers Morgan, Martha Alexander looks at the runners and riders in the race to join Holly Willoughby on the This Morning sofa

May 22, 2023
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Everything you need to know about the Health Optimisation Summit

Next month’s Health Optimisation Summit brings some of the most established experts together to share their expertise on everything from biohacking, nutrition, fitness and functional medicine

May 22, 2023
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The London mental health guide: how and where to get help

To mark #mentalhealthawarenessweek, here’s our guide to the finding the best therapy, apps, essential reading and more that can help ease the mind and lift the spirit

May 17, 2023
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EARNT: the genius new way to become a VIP

Pay for a luxury hotel in litter? Welcome to EARNT — where good deeds are the only currency

May 11, 2023

Ball girls to birthday cake — tennis has form when it comes to sexism

As the Madrid Open faces criticism for a tournament riddled with incidents of gender inequality, Martha Alexander takes a closer look at the the sexism problem plaguing elite tennis

May 11, 2023
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Pikes Ibiza unveils rock ‘n’ roll glow up for summer 2023

Eccentric, hedonistic and iconic: Pikes, the boutique hotel on Ibiza which has welcomed glamorous guests since the Seventies, has been given a brand new look

May 10, 2023

De Niro is a dad at 79 — imagine the abuse he’d get if he was a mother

The actor has become a father for the seventh time and the reaction highlights the double standards women face when it comes to parenting

May 10, 2023
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10 simple ways to help combat loneliness

Loneliness is on the rise, with devastating consequences for our mental and physical health according to new research. Here, are the best expert-approved ways to get connected

May 9, 2023

The juiciest celebrity confessions extracted by Alex Cooper

As she convinces Gwyneth Paltrow to compare sexual notes on her famous exes, get to know the highest-paid female podcaster on Spotify and her wildest scoops to date from the likes of Hailey Bieber to Miley Cyrus

May 5, 2023
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How to master booze-free socialising for a hot, sober spring

From sober-friendly pubs and dry discos, to navigating dating teetotal — here’s how to still have all the fun minus hangovers this season

May 3, 2023

How beige Aidan became one of the most divisive TV characters ever

As the first And Just Like That... season two trailer confirms the return of Aidan, we couldn’t help but wonder why Carrie insists on revisiting her exes — and why we can’t escape the sappy carpenter

Apr 27, 2023