Chitresh Parihar

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Autumn bags: the wish list – in pictures

As the summer draws to an end it’s time to invest in a new autumn bag. There is plenty of choice from understated taupe suede to attention seeking orange leather. Be bold with camouflage or an exotic print to add a stylish touch to your coat. The Observer fashion team pick their favourites

A House with Rotating Rooms

The Sharifi-ha House, designed by nextoffice, is nothing short of magnificent and you’re about to see why! Unlike almost every single house out …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

The $95 Watch Designed To Win Over The Luxury Market

Upstart watch brand Leonard & Church wants to deliver luxury-caliber watches at prices that appeal to discerning consumers.<p>Leonard & Church began, like so businesses do, when the founder wanted something. Chris Chon was approaching the end of his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, and he was …

Warby Parker

Google's most popular questions

From 'What is twerking?' to 'Is my husband gay?', the questions we ask the search engine reveal our current obsessions - and our deepest, darkest concerns<p>If you were to look at the search history on my computer, the list of all the websites I’ve visited and the questions I’ve asked Google, you’d …

Today, Imagination Is The Most Important Business Skill. Here's Why

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone “Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.”<p>The line has become immortal because it signifies a common rite of passage: the …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

5 min read<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of …

Motivation

Ranking the Best-Ever World Cup Semi-Final Matches

The World Cup semi-finals have produced some of the most memorable matches in football history.<p>It's almost as though the desperation to reach the final produces a better spectacle than the final itself, which is often bogged down by nerves and anxiety.<p>It was a semi-final that made Maradona a …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." …

Self-improvement

When the 'best' online hotel prices prove to be the worst

The public has wised up to the fake deals and offers at the supermarkets – from dodgy "half price" strawberries (Tesco was caught red-handed, so to speak) – to the endless "half price" wines where prices are simply bumped up before the promotion. But there's one industry even more brazen than the …