The narrator of Joseph O'Neill's 2008 novel Netherland, a banker who has lived in both London and New York, seems permanently torn between the two – not merely as places to live, but because they embody different approaches to life itself. In London, he observes, people older than 40 considered themselves "over the hill and entitled to an essentially retrospective idea of [life]", as if all the exciting stuff were behind them, whereas in New York "selfhood's hill always seemed to lie ahead, and to promise a glimpse of further, higher peaks". … [Read more...] about This column will change your life: the end-of-history illusion
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‘Regrettably, we’ve got to postpone Hello, Dolly — but she’ll be back,’ Michael Harrison told me on Wednesday. ‘We’re still doing it. But we’ve just got to pick it up when Imelda’s schedule allows.’ The lavish production had been due to start rehearsals in July, and begin performances on August 11 at the Adelphi. … [Read more...] about BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Life is a Dolly mixture for Queen Imelda Staunton on stage and screen
If the vaccines can successfully mimic the spikes inside a person's bloodstream, and stimulate the immune system to create special antibodies to attack it, this could train the body to destroy the real coronavirus if they get infected with it in future. … [Read more...] about ‘Several’ coronavirus vaccines could be ready for millions of humans to get by the end of the year, AstraZeneca boss claims
Baby news: It comes after Camilla announced in November that she and partner JP Jones were trying for a second child after recovering from cancer. The designer was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2018, just three months after welcoming her first child Luna … [Read more...] about ‘Work was my escape’: Designer Camilla Franks, 43, talks her ‘hellish’ battle with stage-three breast cancer… and says this year she wants to focus on her family and ‘cherishing this life’
But I also think you should consider seeking help. When the lockdown is over, it would do you good to research CBT treatments available in your area. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a ‘talking cure’ which aims gradually to change the way your mind works — hopefully giving the jolt (or ‘yank’ in my word!) you need. Look it up online, and note that online help is also available. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?