LIFE AND STYLE

Tangram Smart Rope – why mess with the zen-like emptiness of skipping?

Tangram Smart Rope – why mess with the zen-like emptiness of skipping?

There exists no purer evocation of childhood than the skipping rope. A rope, two handles, hours of fun. Of course, adults have a way of taking the same ingredients and making them far less innocent. Which possibly explains the Tangram Smart Rope (£79.95, apple.com/uk): an “LED-embedded jump rope that displays your fitness data in mid-air”. […]

Why Kate Winslet is happy to be descended from poor immigrants

Why Kate Winslet is happy to be descended from poor immigrants

Name: Kate Winslet. Age: 43. All right. At least I know what she looks looks like. Good. Remember she’s just an ordinary, down-to-earth, seven times Oscar-nominated mum. And a multimillionaire? Yes, I expect so, although she doesn’t like to make a big thing out of it. She lives in Sussex, does the school run, brings homemade biscuits to interviews. […]

Five ways to maintain long-distance friendships

Five ways to maintain long-distance friendships

Set a regular date A 2008 study found that long-lasting friendships share the characteristic of reciprocity, meaning that both sides equally contact and share with one another. With busy schedules and clashing time zones, squeezing in long-distance phone calls can be a challenge. Finding a time that works for both of you and sticking to it […]

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