Life and style

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Dogs, daily delights and ditching Twitter: could a ‘fun-tervention’ improve my life – in just one month?
The author of a new book says having more fun builds resilience and will help get us through the next stage of the pandemic. But can she get me out of my funk?

Elle Hunt

26, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Toilet poll: your favourite Australian public loos, from architectural wonders to a ‘magnificent pissoir’
We asked readers for the best pit stops around the country – and they returned with hidden gems, postmodern design and a ‘fabulous dunny’ on stilts

Rafqa Touma

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Easy wins: round up savings for a pleasantly lucrative payday you didn’t have to think about
Gone are the coin jars of old, but there is a new and nearly effortless way to start saving what would have been spare change

Alyx Gorman

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Three things with Claudia Karvan: ‘He painted a spontaneous nude of me on a baker’s tray’
In our weekly interview about objects, the Australian actor tells us about the cherished painting she lost – and a gadget she dubs The Boyfriend

As told to Katie Cunningham

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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My husband used to cheat on me and now he wants a threesome
We have two children together and I want to settle down, but if he loves me like he says he does, why am I not enough for him?

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

25, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Home births in England may be denied if midwives without Covid jab lose jobs
Women could also be unable to give birth at their local hospital as understaffed maternity units face loss of up to 2,000 midwives

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Peter Seabrook obituary
Broadcaster and writer on gardening who helped millions to benefit from the new availability of plants from garden centres

Matthew Appleby

24, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Inside an all-female fight camp: ‘I thought there was no way I could do it – not at my age’
There’s almost always a profound reason someone chooses to take up a combat sport as an adult, Jenny Valentish learns at a women’s Muay Thai retreat

Jenny Valentish

24, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Easy wins: want to save three lives in 10 minutes? Give blood
By donating something your body makes for free, you can directly help a lot of people – there are few ways to spend your time that have a greater impact

Kelly Burke

24, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Tell us about your love life in your 70s and beyond
If you’re in the best relationship of your life in your 70s and beyond, we’d like to hear about why

Guardian community team

24, Jan, 2022 @12:07 PM

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How we met: ‘My sister suggested I try going on the radio to find a date’
Toni, 68, and Ron, 62, met after he went on a singles show in the 1980s – and she made a bet with a friend. They now live together in St Louis

Lizzie Cernik

24, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Jacob Rees-Mogg and … picking a scab: Edith Pritchett’s week in Venn diagrams – cartoon
Chaos theory…

Edith Pritchett

24, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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