Lifestyle features

You’re grieving for something beyond control

By Hilary Freeman, April 15, 2016

Q I am worried about my only daughter. She is funny, outgoing and has always had lots of friends. I never doubted that she would get married and have children, but she's now in her 40s and this hasn't happened. In fact, she hasn't had a serious relationship since her 20s. I would really like to talk to her about this but don't want to come across as a typical Jewish mother.


My secret? When in business, fire before you aim

By Sandy Rashty, April 14, 2016

Lloyd Dorfman never had a long-term plan. By his own admission, he "just did" and things came through. Now worth an estimated £550 million, it is an attitude that obviously paid off for the self-made businessman and philanthropist.


Tributes to Sir Arnold Wesker: A gentle man who fought for his ideals

By John Nathan, April 14, 2016

If ever there was a man born to live life to the fullest and determined to resist death to the last, it was dramatist Sir Arnold Wesker, who died on Tuesday at the age of 83.


The woman who wants to change politics

By Charlotte Oliver, April 14, 2016

Women should have the same opportunities as men. The idea is hardly radical. But, as Jacquelyn Guderley points out, there is a big difference between what "should" be a reality, and what actually is – and she plans to do something about it.


This is finally going to be our year... but whose?

April 7, 2016

Adam Gold

This was supposed to be our year. It was the season when all the usual excuses disintegrated. The richer clubs who can outspend Arsenal and tend to finish higher in the Premier League as a result - Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - were all in various stages of malfunction.


Giving wise advice: our new agony aunt

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2016

I'm terrified at the thought of it," admits Hilary Freeman. "I'm sure every parent is. She's barely been out of my sight so far." Freeman, a journalist and the author of seven young adult novels, is discussing how she will handle it when her nine-month-old daughter becomes a teenager and faces the requisite pressures of that stage.


Martin Sorrell: I’m 71 not out and my work is still fun

By Grant Feller, April 6, 2016

At last, Sir Martin Sorrell and I are on safer ground. Well, I am on safer ground. I suspect that one of the world's most influential media moguls would love to continue talking about market performance, under-indexed Asian operations, the impact of long-term policies on the tertiary economy and the consequences of a low-growth world on shareholder returns.


How your kitchen can help ease your Pesach cleaning pains

By JC Reporter, April 4, 2016

When it comes to preparing for Passover, one room becomes more important than any other: the kitchen. After all, it is vital to make sure that every speck of chametz is scrupulously removed. But is there some way that the kitchen itself can help?


Footprints of the past

By Gloria Tessler, April 3, 2016

It is an unusual tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, but the "Stolperstein" now has widespread support within Germany - including from Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Meet the new superhero of children's fiction…

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2016

David Solomons didn't exactly wear a cape to write his award-winning children's book, but he came close.

The 47-year-old author listened to the soundtrack from the Superman movie (the original 1978 version, he points out) to get himself in the mood when he was writing My Brother Was A Superhero.