A leaked S&M video won’t keep Zack Weiner out of politics – and nor should it | Arwa Mahdawi

[ad_1] You have to be something of a masochist to want to get into politics – and Zack Weiner is an unapologetic masochist. Last week, the 26-year-old, who is running for a place on the city council in New York, was something of a nonentity: he had zero name recognition and his campaign had raised … Read more

Mystery of the wheelie suitcase: how gender stereotypes held back the history of invention | Life and style

[ad_1] In 1970 an American luggage executive unscrewed four castors from a wardrobe and fixed them to a suitcase. Then he put a strap on his contraption and trotted it gleefully around his house. This was how Bernard Sadow invented the world’s first rolling suitcase. It happened roughly 5,000 years after the invention of the … Read more

No one should be penalised if they want to carry on working from home | Gaby Hinsliff

[ad_1] If dating can sometimes feel like hard work, then playing Cupid is evidently no picnic either. Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder of the dating app Bumble, has just given her entire company a week off to recover from what one senior executive (in a swiftly deleted tweet) called “our collective burnout”, following similar gestures at … Read more

Multitasking is a menace – it should come with a health warning | Emma Beddington

[ad_1] A number of the 37 open tabs on my laptop are currently devoted to trying to substantiate various pop culture claims about multitasking. Does it increase cortisol levels or reduce your IQ by an amount twice that of smoking marijuana? Does it make you less productive or less empathetic? I struggled to tease this … Read more

Hope Virgo: the woman who survived anorexia – and began Dump the Scales | Anorexia

[ad_1] Hope Virgo’s description of her descent into anorexia is so harrowing and filled with danger that meeting her in real life – in the south London flat she shares with her fiance – is like meeting the personification of triumph or optimism. “In the media, you see the same stories, the same distressed, emaciated … Read more

Phenomenal facial hair: are you ready for the circle beard and double moustache? | Men’s hair

[ad_1] Name: Improbable facial hair trends. Age: As long as there has been facial hair, there has been improbable facial hair. Appearance: Improbable. Oh, here we go. Time to judge some people for their personal taste again. That sounds like an unfair assumption. But that’s what you’re going to do, isn’t it? Mock people for … Read more

Why do so few men read books by women? | Books

[ad_1] The byline at the top of this piece reads MA Sieghart, not Mary Ann. Why? Because I really want men to read it too. Female authors through the centuries, from the Brontë sisters to George Eliot to JK Rowling, have felt obliged to disguise their gender to persuade boys and men to read their … Read more

New balance: will work be more parent-friendly than ever after the pandemic? | Work & careers

[ad_1] Last month, a video by Maggie Mundwiller, a mother in St Louis, Missouri, went viral on TikTok. It showed her one-year-old son accompanying her to a second face-to-face job interview. (She had asked for an alternative date because she had no childcare. The employer said: “Bring him with you.”) The video featured on Good … Read more

‘He’s a star, Gap is benefiting from that’: will Kanye West save the clothing giant? | Fashion

[ad_1] The Gap has released the second item from its collaboration with Kanye West’s Yeezy label. A black puffer called a “go round” jacket, which the rapper wore at the Balenciaga couture show, follows the electric blue puffer jacket which went on sale in June. Insiders are hoping that the collaboration will reverse the fortunes … Read more

‘I had a crush on my sexy manager’: seven readers on their summers of love | Relationships

[ad_1] ‘I know he’s the one for me’ After just one week of living in New York, the city locked down, and a summer of love seemed unlikely. I did go on a series of virtual dates, with around 20 guys over four months; some were funny, kind and smart, and some were a little … Read more