So many of the traumas we faced in our teens – insecurity, jealousy, blinkered prejudice, lack of empathy and in the worst cases pure myopia – were because we hadn’t lived long enough to expand our emotional repertoire to override them. You inhabit a different spot on the evolutionary scale to your partner and while he may be charming and sexy and adorable and exciting, he’s also an insecure kid who’s unlikely to instinctively understand your choices in the way someone closer to you in age might. … [Read more...] about I fight all the time with my young boyfriend. Can we work it out?
Marvel star Brie Larson was on hand for the NAACP Image Awards tonight to see some talented people get their recognition. But, people on Twitter seemed to really get a kick out of her dress. The white number was paired with pearled mesh evening gloves. Numerous replies seemed to want to talk about the white, blue, and black tulle skirt at the bottom. But, Larson has never been shy about wearing some of her more eccentric influences on her sleeves. She’s having a good time and enjoying the show, so that should probably be enough for everyone. But, the life of one of the Marvel stars means scrutiny 24/7. … [Read more...] about Brie Larson Stuns in Cinderella-Style Dress on Red Carpet
A bike is a practical means of transport in wine country, and over the next couple of days I used it to tour the many wineries. The landscape is also dotted with magnificent historic buildings. I took in the six-towered 14th-century, Château Roquetaillade in nearby Mazères, and stately Château Malromé, once owned by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s mother, in Saint-André-du Bois. I couldn’t leave without also visiting the painter’s grave in the village of Verdelais, with its line drawing of the artist at his easel. … [Read more...] about Wine, cycling, art, cuisine: village life and a cool guesthouse south of Bordeaux
But when you grow up a bit and develop a sense of shame/a music taste, you'll be embarrassed about how much of your youth you spent stanning stars that care little more for you than how many times you can stream their album or buy tickets to their film. … [Read more...] about ‘Louis Tomlinson’s personal life is fair game when he’s the one selling it for millions’
Young people are trained, not to find a job that fits their lives, but to create an identity around their work, work which they harvest themselves on their phones and perform in spaces they pay to use, entrepreneurs since GCSE maths. They are brands before they’re barmitzvahed. “Oh sweetie,” I think, as my daughter proudly presents me with the newspaper she’s made and a sweaty fistful of KidZo cash. “Even with the best nepotism in the world, it’s likely this will be the most you’ll get paid to work at a paper.” Eight KidZos for approximately 30 words: not bad, in this economy. … [Read more...] about When child’s play gets serious about work