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Pint? Anyone? The big problem men have with keeping friends

When Max Dickins got engaged to his girlfriend, he realised he had no one to be his best man. He soon learned that he wasn’t the only bloke with a friendship issue


October escape! Where to go for some (last-minute) half-term sun

Can the same break keep both parents and children happy? Juliana Piskorz has the chicest spots with water parks aplenty

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The best new fitness classes to try now

New season, new routine. From low-impact HIIT workouts to Pilates’ sweaty new big sister, Juliana Piskorz has a guide to the smartest fitness classes to book this autumn

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I left Hackney for Hollywood — I miss the thrill of London every day

He moved to Los Angeles a decade ago, but Simon Stephenson always knew his latest thriller novel had to be set in London. He explains why the British capital will always have the edge on other cities


Why 2022 is perfect for an extraordinary cruise down the Nile

What better way to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun than with a luxury cruise — from Aswan to Luxor. Melissa Twigg sets sail

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Bethlen Estates, Transylvania: a haven in the Romanian countryside

A family’s decades-long passion project makes for a chic and fascinating stay, says Lizzie Pook

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A taste of real life: Why the Queen loved her ‘normal life’ in Malta

The Mediterranean island is the only place outside the UK that Queen Elizabeth has ever called home

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The Queen’s favourite places to visit around the world

The Queen spent much of her time as a royal overseas, meeting and speaking with people from around the world

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Swap ‘til you drop — nine of the best clothes swap events in London

As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, the smartest shoppers are turning their clothes into their currency. Katie Strick explores the best fashion exchange events in the capital

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Cost of living crisis: how to ask for a pay rise

As we all face rising costs, recruitment expert Alice Weightman shares her dos and dont’s of pay rise negotiation. Plus, why entering a ‘bidding war’ with your employer can be detrimental

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So, would you spend £10,000 on a psychedelic retreat?

Psychedelic tourism is experiencing a boom with retreats around the world offering to help us reset our mental health and realign with our higher purpose — for a price. But are they effective or even safe?


San Domenico Palace, Taormina: discreet glamour in Sicily

Overlooking Mount Etna, the Four Seasons hotel takes up a prime spot in one of the most mesmerising locations in the world, says Jonathan Prynn

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Cali Mykonos: a first-look at one of the summer’s most-hyped hotels

Suzannah Ramsdale discovers the quieter side of Mykonos at this beautiful new opening, which features the longest infinity pool on the island

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New season beauty — the best new buys for a September reset

Time for an autumn reboot — Juliana Piskorz picks the skincare and wellness launches to help you recover from the excesses of summer