How to Get Fat in Paris

Without Even Trying!*

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1. Constantly go to cafes. Order coffee. It’ll come with a large jug of full-fat milk and will taste so bitter, you’ll need to douse it in sugar. You’re going to need a croissant to break up the strong flavor of coffee. It’ll be made almost entirely of butter. 2. Buy “souvenirs” for friends andRead On >>

That Time I Wrote Sex Ed Dramas

The Weirdest Job I Ever Had

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This is part of our ongoing series of the worst/weirdest jobs — I worked for this charity, a youth arts education charity in South Kilburn. I was working on a big housing estate with lots of gang activity, but also lots of kids who are misjudged and prejudiced against just because they wear urban wearRead On >>

A wonderful roasted tomato and pepper soup

Simple things to cook up

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We’re well into the transition between winter and spring. For us, daytimes are wonderfully warm in London’s elusive sunshine, but evenings can get bitingly chilly, and this soup works a treat to energize and soothe. With all the flavors of warm summer light, this soup is easy on the wallet and super healthy, too. LoversRead On >>

That Time I Was a Fashionista

The Weirdest Job I've Ever Had

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This is part of our ongoing series of the worst/weirdest jobs — When I was 14, I worked at London Fashion Week, which they do at the Natural History Museum. They have this big tent outside, so all of the big fashion designers are running around inside and all the smaller designers are outside under theRead On >>

A nomad finds her way to her lifelong passion

Connecting the dots years later

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This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation — Fiona Lee has a resume a mile long — she’s worked in publicity, marketing,Read On >>

Meet The Doctor Who Writes About Fashion

Balancing medicine and sartorial critiques

Kin

I met Kin Woo a year ago at a friend’s going away party in London. We only spoke briefly, but I remembered him well because of his double profession: he’s a doctor who also happens to write the popular fashion column, Insiders, for AnOther Magazine and starting next month will be a  writer-at-large at Dazed, aRead On >>

The Story of an International Entrepreneur

From China to France to the UK

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This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation — Siqing (rhymes with cha-ching!) is fluent in English, French and Mandarin, runs herRead On >>

Best Running Songs Ever

It Will Make You Actually Enjoy Running

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What is the best running playlist in the world? Tried-and-tested answer below — 1. RILL RILL by Treats. Sometimes you need a song that will make you feel like you are starring in your own music video rather than lumbering around in sneakers and tights. You need a song to transport you out of theRead On >>

Very Important Christening Etiquette FYI

According to Debrett's, Of Course

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A good friend of mine is attending a christening in England today. She panicked about the protocol at such an event and sent me a link from the expert etiquette guide, Debrett’s. She wrote, “According to Debrett’s, I have to ‘radiate effusive excitement‘ about the baby.” She sent the link 10 days ago, but nowRead On >>

Local Forager is a Real Job Title

Get paid to eat artisanal poptarts, oysters and cheese

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 This is the first in an ongoing series in which Jess will interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell her how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation — I’m still figuring out what I want to do with myRead On >>