Life and Style

Exams, Teachers and School Plays. Oh, the Joy!

Maia Orme | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Maia Orme

What is the point of exams? I mean, HOW do they help you in later life? Can't you just, not do any until you're like...I don't know, in uni? That way, you can enjoy your teenage years while you still have them!

Dump the Neurotrash and Leave Parents Alone, Say Academics

Jennie Bristow | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jennie Bristow

If 'the science says' that children's brains are hardwired by the age of three, should we automatically believe this claim? Not according to speakers at an academic conference at the University of Kent this week.

The Malcolm X T-shirt Revisited

Christine de Leon | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

The early 1990s were a golden era in postmodern black consciousness and 'X' was a symbol of empowerment emblazoned across the chests of so many young black men. However, within three or four years of such a potent resurgence of black radical thought, the 'X' tees seemed to disappear into the bottom drawer. So to see this symbol re-emerge on a suit jacket in 2011 was positively sublime.

Warning: Yoga is as Addictive as Crack

Anna Chapman | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Chapman

I'd like to point out to my mum, future employers or yoga students that I haven't ever smoked crack. However, I understand it's the most addictive drug on the planet. While everyone bleats on about yoga being good for you, I'd like to admit I struggle to keep my yoga habit under control.

Spider Season and how to Keep Boris at Bay

Lisa Stokes | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

Spider season is in full swing. I've seen them hanging out in the garden. Gangs of them, with their little suitcases, ready to move in. Because autumn is the time of year spiders descend upon our homes. As the weather turns, so do the spiders. Into squatters.

Ethical Fashion: Christopher Raeburn for Victorinox

Christine de Leon | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

So, exactly how did this young designer only five years out of art school, get commissioned by Swiss Army Knife originators Victorinox to make a one-off collection?