I had a wonderful childhood growing up in a small village in Andhra Pradesh, India. The memories I cherish most are playing in the green paddy fields and counting stars at night till my eyes drooped. Everyone knew everyone in the village. I always felt safe.
It’s difficult to buy a bag, as a man. Very, very difficult. And it’s not because people aren’t pitching for your cash. Far from it. We featured manbags alongside the glad rags in the men’s fashion special of the Independent Magazine for autumn/winter 2013, because they have grown in visibility and in importance.
Presentation and Voice Coach Lisa Åkesson specialises in teaching people how to communicate with confidence and credibility. Here she tells us why coming across with gravitas is so essential, and shares some tips on what you can do to really make an impact.
Our two dogs are belligerent bull breeds and always eager for a nap and a bit of peace. Leaving them home alone for a few hours surely served them well. Therefore, we had assumed that their lack of enthusiasm upon our return, was due to their acceptance of our absence.
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In a few days’ time, I will be playing at single parenting for approximately 89 hours. It’s a daunting prospect in many ways, not least because I am increasingly unable to carry the six-year-old up or down the stairs, and because there is not a buggy in existence which can be pushed once they’re all in it.
Kate Moss has been appointed a contributing fashion editor to British Vogue. She sits alongside Bay Garnett, Clare Richardson and Kate Phelan on the masthead. What’s the major difference between those names? Well, three are fashion editors, contributing to the title. And the other… is Kate Moss.
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In the middle of one of the most severe droughts in decades an estimated 1.5 million people in southern Angola, and more than 778,000 people in northern Namibia, do not currently have enough food or water, according to the UN.
Wagwan readers? Are you blessed? Safe. Right, let’s get started. Harris Academy in Upper Norwood has banned students from using slang words in an attempt to crack down on the use of ‘urban’ language.
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