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5 Celebrity Grandparents: The Joys of Generations

In celebration of National Grandparent’s Day on September 8, we’re taking a look at five famous grandparents and their joys of watching the …

Grandparents

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

The new vegetarian: Root vegetables and butter-bean stew

Carrot juice replaces stock in this fresh yet satisfying vegetable stew with butter beans and the piquant flavour of olives<p>Carrot juice – a wonderful substitute for stock – is the secret behind the complex flavour of this stew.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>350g (12oz) carrots<br>300g (10½oz) swede<br>350g (12oz) parsnips<br>5 …

Fashion wish list: what we like this week - in pictures

The Weekend fashion team picks their five favourite high-street finds each week. So whatever you're looking for – be that a new coat, some swanky shoes or an on-trend top – check out their wish list. This week, their choice includes a skirt, sandals and earrings

Beauty how to: sleek plait

For New Year's Eve glamour, we say try a Valentino-inspired plait<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 29 December 2013<p>This has been the year of the braid, from the messy to the textured via perfect-for-festival plaits. Our favourite? The super-sleek, grown-up version seen at Valentino's autumn/winter 2013 show. To get …

Beauty notebook: January health inspirations

Experts from the fields of health, reflexology, nutrition and aromatherapy give their tips on how to boost wellbeing in January<p>BY <b>Kate Shapland</b> | 04 January 2014<p><i>The wellness guru</i> <i><br>Emma Sinclair</i> <i><br>co-founder of the artisan well-being space Wakeman Road ( wakemanroad.co.uk )</i> <br>I eat well, which is integral …

First Look: SJP's New Shoe Collection

The Sex & the City alum debuts her new shoe collection.<p>Talk about life imitating art. Sarah Jessica Parker, who famously spent years playing a shoe aficionado in <i>Sex and the City,</i> has launched an accessories brand of her own. For her debut SJP collection, Parker has focused on single-sole heels like …

Foster care after 18: care leavers share their experiences

Young people brought up by foster carers in England will soon be allowed to stay with families until they are 21. Readers who have experienced foster care react to the change – and share their stories<p>"The UK care system could have ruined my potential for the sake of a couple of extra years"<p>I spent …

ADHD: it's not just for children

In addition to the other mental conditions that come with age, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can also affect adults<p>Chris Ecarius had so much difficulty filling out his Social Security application online that the 62-year-old went to a doctor to find out why his brain didn't seem to work …

The art of praising children – and knowing when not to

Grumpy parents, relax. It seems some kids, especially those with low self-esteem, may be harmed by constant compliments<p>Some parents are blessed with a soul that lights up every time their little precious brings them a carefully crafted portrait or home-made greetings card. I am not one of those …