Men we love

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We’re celebrating International Men’s Day with a round-up of some of our favourite interviews. MEN WE LOVETHE POOL MEETS JAMIE OLIVER Lucy Dunn talks to Jamie Oliver about clean eating, the new Bake Off and his ten-year mission to cut child obesity in half 15MIN MEN WE LOVERIO FERDINAND ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING ABOUT …

David Cassidy and the legacy of the teen crush

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The 70s heartthrob was wildly popular with teenage girls. Because teenage girls have always found the unrequited celebrity crush strangely comforting, says Daisy Buchanan. When I was 11, I was going to marry Declan “Ant & Dec” Donnelly. Now, I can’t stress enough that Dec did not know about my intentions, and that there was …

Men can learn a lot about allyship from Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain was most famous for his work with food and TV, but most beloved for his work amplifying women’s voices. As the world continues to grapple with the untimely death of celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain, many are reflecting on his contributions that went beyond the culinary world. His reporting style in …

When it comes to the food you fancy, Just Eat It

Laura Thomas’s new book on how Intuitive Eating can help you “get your shit together around food”. You know that conversation you’ve had with yourself in your head – the one that goes a bit like, “Well, if I have the bread then I can’t have the potatoes” or “If I eat the brownie then I’ll …

Big Pickford Energy – and how a nation fell in love

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Amid England’s World Cup devastation, there are beloved heroes. England may have lost this week’s semi-final against Croatia, but Gareth Southgate and his boys have well and truly won the nation’s hearts. Kieran Trippier’s incredible free kick last night; Harry Kane’s leadership and encouragement for his teammates; Southgate’s beautifully worn waistcoats; and, of course, those unicorn …

How maternity leave messed with my mind

Author Michelle Francis on how maternity-leave anxiety threatened to take the shine off her baby joy. When I was pregnant with my first child at work, there was talk of my maternity cover. Perfectly normal, perfectly standard practice. The person who was lined up to ‘take over’ (a deeply rankling phrase that was used frequently, as it …