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Self-help can work, Notebook

Self-help can work

Earlier this week I read Johann Hari’s piece “Thatcherite chicken soup for the soul” which recounted the evils of Paul McKenna’s latest self-help offering: ‘I Can Make You Happy’.
Hari’s piece spent a great deal of focusing on a few choice phrases from the book. On top of that he suggested that McKenna is telling readers [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 12:03 pm

View from the ground at Microsoft’s Spring Showcase 2011, Games

View from the ground at Microsoft’s Spring Showcase 2011

As the dust fell on Microsoft’s 2011 Spring Showcase it wasn’t just the Xbox 360’s – on the go from midday until midnight – which were relieved to have survived.

By | Games, Notebook | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 12:00 pm

Online House Hunter: Millionaire row, Property

Online House Hunter: Millionaire row

The stamp duty rise on £1m-plus properties draws near. So get your bids in quick.

By | Property | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:57 am

World of weather: cane toads, Notebook

World of weather: cane toads

Cane toads were introduced to Australia in the 1930s to resolve theproblem of beetles decimating Queensland’s sugar cane crops. From an original 102 toads, the population soon rose to 3,000. But instead of going after the beetles, the toads ate insects, birds’ eggs and native frogs and its toxic skin killed off fish.
Today there are [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:54 am

Caught & Social: Dame Helen’s stormy view, Notebook

Caught & Social: Dame Helen’s stormy view

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:45 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Close encounters, Notebook

Today from i: Close encounters

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:33 am

Speeches, songs, draws, suits and so on – why Davis Cup can be a laugh a minute, Sport

Speeches, songs, draws, suits and so on – why Davis Cup can be a laugh a minute

What with Ireland beating England at cricket, and Sir Alex in sticky waters yet again, it may have escaped your attention that there hasn’t been a great deal tennis going on this week.

By | Sport | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:31 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 11:01 am

India’s next prime minister? The remarkable political rehabilitation of Jaswant Singh, The Foreign Desk

India’s next prime minister? The remarkable political rehabilitation of Jaswant Singh

Just 18 months ago, things could barely have seemed worse for Jaswant Singh.
The veteran member of India’s main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was unceremoniously ousted from the parliamentary organisation when he published a book about Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The apparent crime of the man who had served as both [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 7:18 am

Online House Hunter: Fun with postcodes, Property

Online House Hunter: Fun with postcodes

Postcodes have never been so much fun. Our Online House Hunter shows how they can help you learn about your new home

By | Property | Friday, 4 March 2011 at 7:15 am

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