Rose Bleakman

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We Need To Take Meditation More Seriously As Medicine

To be fair, I’m not sure how I would have responded had my surgeon suggested I meditate before or after surgery to ease my anxiety or post-operative …

Medical Journals

Transcendental meditation: does it work?

First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage's increasingly exhausted mind. Would transcendental meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?<p>I don't know about you, but I am knackered. I wake up knackered, and …

The Bedwetter

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Silverman<p>Sarah Silverman's father taught her to curse-at the age of three. She was a chronic bedwetter-until she was old enough to drive. She lost her virginity at age 19-but didn't really know it.<p>These are just a few of the outrageous true tales that Silverman shares in her …

The Most Talked About Oscars Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Oscars season is officially upon us, and while the world gears up to cheer on their favorite movies, we have just one thing on our minds -- the dresses.<p>But not just any dresses, of course. We mean the most memorable gowns that have ever shown up on the red carpet. We're not just talking about the …

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …

The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

Cold-Blooded

The 10 Coolest Cars of the 1970s

The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today.<p>The 1970s were all sex and wings and wedges and aero and jaw-dropping designs that stand the test of time today. Here are the ten coolest 1970s cars, according to you.

Jay Leno

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Interior Design

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

Hero products for spring/summer 2014 – ultimate objects of desire this season

From the exchange-student chic of Chanel's graffiti-print rucksack to Prada's challengingly cool bejewelled hiking sandal via Armani's power bag, we pick five of this season's most head-turning pieces

How to dress: spring coats

'You want clean lines and a pretty colour – a coat that almost thinks it's a dress'<p>Spring is a tantalising concept long, long before it blooms into reality. Every year without fail, it gets to March and we're all like, OMG, it's not pitch black at teatime any more! I took my gloves off and didn't …

Scented candles: how I learned to stop worrying and smell the bluebells

I used to have a problem with my downstairs. Smells from the chicken shop underneath my flat would fill each room in turn; this thick-fried air, this invisible smoke. We'd warn visitors before they walked through the front door – the thinking being that if we acknowledged that our home smelled of …

Editors' picks: pastel

For spring/summer, pastel gets sophisticated. Forget ruffles and flounce, think the hard, clean icing on a french fancy. At Burberry Prorsum the models' silhouettes appeared strong in pastel lace pencil skirts worn with matching shirts. Antonio Berardi's biker jackets and sweatshirt-style tops gave …

Editor's picks – fashion's key trends explained: filter me up

Colour has changed. No longer are we chasing the pinks and roses of a flushed cheek or bitten lip, today the colour that feels right in beauty is the slightly heightened lilac, or uncanny peach. It's ­colour as seen through an Instagram filter. It's that nostalgic light, that image drenched in …

Moving house doesn't quite go to plan for Lucy Cavendish

How the other half lives: the time has come to unpack and settle in, but Lucy Cavendish's children do not all take well to their new home<p>We have finally moved in and it feels momentous. We are surrounded by boxes, and the dogs don’t know where they are. They keep on going between the back and front …

Beauty: a hair thickener that works

'I noticed a distinct difference after one wash, an even greater one after three to four'<p>I am given the hard sell on so many ludicrous-sounding ingredients (hear "Boswelox" and try to keep a straight face – I still can't a decade later) that I'm almost disappointed if they turn out actually to work.<p>…