12 thinkers to discover online this year

Now that we’re all stuck at home with our devices the temptation is to succumb to a vortex of internet clickbait in the…

11 Jan 2021

How to live a meaningful life (even in lockdown)

Author James Innes-Smith on seven lasting habits to cultivate this year.

5 Jan 2021

Boys’ toys: 10 presents that men will love

Keep the big kid in your life happy this Christmas.

11 Dec 2020

The best gourmet ready meals for when you need a night off

Wave goodbye to E numbers and additives.

1 Dec 2020

Splendid isolation: the best remote restaurants to try this winter

Eat seafood on an Essex island or game on a shooting range.

19 Oct 2020

All aboard: Britain’s best floating restaurants

Enjoying dinner on the water has never been more stylish

16 Sep 2020

Why the British have a food problem

We’re missing a strong culinary heritage – and it shows.

27 Aug 2020

War of the words: have we stopped making sense?

Much of today’s language is designed to befuddle and divide rather than explain.

11 Aug 2020

Beyond the burrito: a guide to authentic Mexican cuisine

From Pozole to Elote, there’s more to Mexican food than the familiar classics.

5 Aug 2020

Traffic-free streets are a utopia worth striving for

Lockdown gave us a glimpse of carless cities – now it’s time we made it a reality.

19 May 2020

Will lockdown change our shallow dating culture?

Hook ups have been rendered impossible so will millennials be forced to grow up?

3 Apr 2020

How to build your own house

The housing market has reached a summer lull and many are blaming Brexit. But how easy is it to build your own property in the current climate?

5 Aug 2019

We test drive cars so why not houses?

Buying a house is the most important financial decision of your life. Surely we need more than a half-hour viewing to make up our minds.

25 Jul 2019

How to complain in restaurants

The British hate to complain but, if the restaurant industry is to survive, we need to learn to speak up

19 Jun 2019

Why have we whitewashed outlandish interiors?

House-hunting was getting James Innes-Smith down – until he discovered an outrageously designed gem from the 1970s

9 Jul 2018