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Columnist and Commissioning Editor, Observer Magazine — Guardian, The Observer
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Observer Ethical Awards 2015 winners: Festival of Thrift

theguardian.com — Last year 40,000 people descended on Darlington for the Festival of Thrift - an anarchic weekend of make do and mend, with added nail art. "Thrift encompasses lots of different attitudes," says director Stella Hall. "From sustainable enterprise all the way down to saving pennies. It's about a respect for materials, and for the planet.

What Glastonbury really means

theguardian.com — Like fireworks and nature, the Glastonbury festival can be seen as a metaphor for anything. As you read this, all my best friends are groin-deep in the emotional effluvia of the closing day of the festival, miles away from roads, baths, real life.

What is the price of heartbreak?

theguardian.com — I read details of the world's biggest divorce with a mixture of agony and awe, and then I read it again. Natalia Potanina has refused husband Vladimir's £32m offer, insisting that Russia's richest man (who, after a 30-year marriage is leaving her and their children for his pregnant employee) should give her half of his £10bn fortune.

Decluttering: a load of junk?

theguardian.com — "If you think it's a pain to fold your clothes, you haven't discovered the true impact of folding." There's a point, almost halfway through Marie Kondo's bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying , where she politely invites the reader to chuck it in the bin. This is the call of the clutter therapist.

Give me the skinny: how to read a fashion image

theguardian.com — Fashion, this week, feels particularly unfashionable. A campaign image by Saint Laurent was banned after the Advertising Standards Agency upheld a complaint that the model, Kiki Willems, looked too thin. Their statement reads like doctors notes, the kind of thing you'd read over someone's shoulder in a hospital lift, and feel quite faint before you looked away.

When did houses stop being homes?

theguardian.com — What is a home for? Every little while something happens that requires us to revisit this question, each time recalculating, reassessing. Whether it's the Spare Room ad for a single bed, in a kitchen in Kingston, for £400 a month ("PLEASE notice is not a room," it read.

Life after Mad Men

theguardian.com — I've measured my life in good TV. As the smoke clears from the Mad Men finale, those of us who have spent, Jesus, 92 hours wondering if Don is going to jump, are left with an empty space where our Sterling Cooper used to be.

Enough of Mr Nice Guy!

Which body should I try on next?

theguardian.com — I've been watching the "dad bod" debate. By now you will have heard the term. You will be aware of the original argument published by a 19-year-old student, that the desirable men's body today comes with a comfortable paunch rather than a crafted six-pack.

Where have all the ghosts gone?

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Jul 03, 2015

RT @suzanne_moore: Hockney on Auden " ‘I kept thinking, if his face looks like this, what must his balls look like.’

Jul 03, 2015

@MrDCJackson maybe you could roll in with a pile of your big London money and take it off their hands for 182?

Jul 03, 2015

The day I shared a lift with a woman and her replica baby is one that, despite signif efforts, I will never forget.

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