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Small Space Solutions: The Wall Mounted Desk

(Image credit: Stadshem)<p>Even if your apartment is really little, it's nice to have a dedicated workspace. But how are you going to fit it in? Here's …

Michel Houellebecq: ‘Am I Islamophobic? Probably, yes'

Shadowed by the plain-clothes police protection officer that now follows him round the clock, Michel Houellebecq, France’s most successful living writer, shuffles into his Paris publisher’s office. His quiet, otherworldly aura is enhanced by the anti-fashion statement of this ageing literary <i>enfant</i> …

Literature

How to cook the perfect caponata

Caponata, a lovely, piquant dish of stewed Mediterranean vegetables – and “one of the peaks of Sicilian cooking”, according to Anna Del Conte – is a textbook example of the intense sweet and sour <i>agrodolce</i> flavours typical of the island. As Matthew Fort writes in Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: …

Italian Food

The 100 best novels: No 97 – Amongst Women by John McGahern (1990)

John McGahern was a great Irish writer among a brilliant generation that included the playwright Brian Friel and the poets Michael Longley and Seamus Heaney. Equally gifted as a writer of short stories, his finest novels (a small oeuvre) include <i>The Dark</i> and <i>That They May Face the Rising Sun</i>. His …

Literature

Elena Ferrante's Naples quartet – books podcast

New work is understood to be a novel separate from TV screenplay writer is working on for adaptation of Neapolitan series<p>Published: 29 Nov 2017<p>Her Neapolitan novels have made the author a literary sensation. In this extract from Frantumaglia, a new collection of letters and interviews, she talks …

Books

Toni Morrison on Primo Levi’s defiant humanism

In his poetry and prose, Primo Levi refuses to regard the crimes of the Holocaust with any fascination, and instead focuses on what it means to be human. The Beloved author celebrates the Jewish chemist’s belief in the individual<p>T<i>he Complete Works</i> <i>of</i> <i>Primo Levi</i> is far more than a welcome opportunity …

Literature

When will my life begin? You asked Google – here’s the answer

The answer to this question may surprise you. Your life will begin when two important changes take place. Fortunately, these changes are totally within your control. They are attitudes, not circumstances, and both have been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you, although you may not be aware …

Columbia University

13 Foods to Help You Burn Calories (and Fat)

Try these foods to spike the metabolism, release fat, and eliminate toxins<p>We know, it sounds like it's too good to be true. But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed …

Barbara Pym and the New Spinster

“You’ll see it’s exactly like her novels. Everyone here is from their pages,” Laura Shapiro said, when I told her that this was my first time at the Barbara Pym Society’s annual North American conference. It was a Friday night in the middle of March and we were standing with sixty or so other Pym …

This Parisian Apartment Has the Most Creative Built-ins We've Ever Seen by Gessato

Renovated from an old Haussmannian building in Paris, the Arsenal Flat by h2o Architects is a truly unique approach to space-efficient housing. Once …

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

<i>Remember today, for it is the beginning.<br>Today marks the start of a brave new future.</i><p>Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself, was …

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.<p>When it comes to staying healthy, both …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Decorating A Tiny Apartment

Small apartments have their upsides – lower rent, often a closer proximity to bustling downtown areas, and a certain irreplaceable cozy charm. That …

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

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The 50 best free things to do in NYC

Gone are the days when free stuff was the fate of the New Yorker who simply couldn’t afford the best the city had to offer. New York City boasts more …