Elizabeth Bramhall

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Is the Dubai desert about to go green?

Change is afoot in Dubai, as the government plans a culture shift from energy recklessness towards sustainability<p>Dubai, the Arab emirate often compared to a teenager because of its youth, breakneck growth and profligate use of resources, is to dramatically change its ways in an attempt to show the …

20 of the best handbags under £100 – in pictures

A nice handbag doesn't have to cost more than the rent. Here is our pick of the 20 best handbags under £100 on the high street right now: from leather totes to smart shoulder bags and bowling-style bags in bright colours

18 ways to save money in an hour

When the clocks go back, you get an extra hour for free. Here's how to put it to good use<p>When the clocks go back this weekend, you can get an extra hour's sleep. Or you could use the bonus 60 minutes to boost your bank balance. Here are some suggestions for ways to save and make money in an hour.<p>1. …

30 signs you’re not a proper grown-up yet

Legally, you’re an adult once you turn 18. By society’s standards, you come of age at more like 21. But as most of us come to realise, you’re not …

My sole-destroying allergy: I can’t wear shoes so how can I get a job?

A mother of four says she has not been able to work for 24 years – because she is allergic to wearing shoes.<p>Tracy Kenny has been paid disability …

Student has phone stolen, seeks date with new owner

A student whose phone was stolen has told the woman who ended up with the device that she can keep it – as long as she agrees to meet him.<p>Niklaus …

5 Common Habits That Damage Your Emotional Health

When we think of unhealthy habits, items such as cigarette smoking, midnight snacking or a sedentary lifestyle are often the first that come to mind. Yet, many of our unhealthiest habits are not behavioral but psychological in nature. Unhealthy psychological habits tend to fly beneath our radars …

Self-help

Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

The 16-day federal government shutdown that furloughed 800,000 workers and cost the U.S. economy $24 billion dollars has largely been pinned on House Republicans, making many of them vulnerable in the 2014 midterm elections.<p>Numerous polls have shown that a majority of Americans assign a larger …

Pumpkin Eater: Winter Squash Soup with (Less) Red Chile and Mint

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you</i> <i>Nicholas Day -- o</i><i>n cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>This week: Nicholas tells a Cinderella story -- t</i><i>he ugliest squash in the pumpkin patch may be the best one of them all.</i><p>A few weeks ago, we -- me, my …

7 Sources of Stress You Tolerate Too Often

<i>“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”<br>―E.E. Cummings</i><p>Life is to be enjoyed and appreciated, not endured and tolerated. Which is why …