Lifestyle

The Meaning of Obsession

In the latest part of a fascinating series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry continues her quest to mine the meaning of things. This week, she’s digging around obsession.

How to be one careful lady owner

Scared of looking under the bonnet of your four-wheeled friend? Debra Jane Appleby dispels the mystery of the motor and offers some basic tips to keep your car out of the garage and on the road.

Night of the Living Shared House of Horror

Sarah Millican’s not a massive fan of the horror genre, whereas her husband loves it to gory death. She offers support to those in a similar situation.

Don’t Worry, Be Awesome

Maintaining self-esteem in a world obsessed with appearances is tricky. Ruth Bratt shares a few tips on how to not let anyone piss on your you-parade.

Me, Myself and Myelin – Why Children Draw More Than We Do

What makes us stop pinning our drawings to the fridge door, or making sure everyone’s watching when we dance? Deborah Frances-White offers a scientific explanation – and encourages everyone to stock up on finger paints

Review: Abigail’s Party

Leicester's unique backstage-less Curve Theatre is hosting a revival of Abigail's Party. Daisy Leverington put on her party frock and checked it out.

A Slattern’s Diary

Margaret Cabourn-Smith chronicles her struggle to balance a failure to give a toss about a sinkful of dirty dishes with the calmness which comes when everything’s nice and tidy