Dear Diary: how keeping a journal can bring you daily peace | Life and style

[ad_1] I still get funny looks from people when I mention that I keep a diary. Maybe the practice strikes them as shifty or weirdly old-fashioned. It’s true that I never feel more furtive than when my wife finds me writing it at our kitchen table – it’s like being spotted entering a confessional box … Read more

Afghanistan live news: CIA director met Taliban leader in Kabul, reports say, amid doubts over evacuation extension | World news

[ad_1] 12.21pm BST 12:21 EU has evacuated its staff from Afghanistan The EU has evacuated all its staff and their families from Afghanistan, apart from some officials working at Kabul airport, a spokesperson for the European Commission has said. “All the staff who needed to be evacuated have been evacuated,” he told journalists in Brussels. … Read more

‘We’re peons to them’: Nabisco factory workers on why they’re striking | US unions

[ad_1] The pandemic drove many people to the cookie jar and helped Nabisco, maker of Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons and other sweet treats weather the worst of the outbreak. But as the company’s profits continue to recover, workers at its US plants are striking over the outsourcing of jobs to Mexico and concessions demanded … Read more

An immersive weekend of wine and wine-making in south Devon is a crushing success | Devon holidays

[ad_1] I am blindfolded with a peg on my nose, chewing on a wine gum. This wasn’t exactly what I expected when I signed up for a wine course … I can taste nothing except gummy blandness. Then, when instructed, I remove the peg. Whoa! My mouth is flooded with intense fruity sweetness. Map of … Read more

Australia has a chance to make workplaces safer, but Morrison is ignoring key rights women fought hard to achieve | Michele O’Neil

[ad_1] As a country, we can take a major step towards making workplaces and homes free from sexual harassment and abuse. But not if a government bill passes unamended next week. Back in March, I listened to Brittany Higgins address the March4Justice rally outside Parliament House. Her courage in telling her story on the national … Read more

TV tonight: David Morrissey returns in Jez Butterworth’s Britannia | Television & radio

[ad_1] Britannia9pm, Sky Atlantic A third series for Jez Butterworth’s daft but engaging semi-historical drama. Three years have passed since the Roman invasion and things seem to be settling down. David Morrissey’s Aulus is certain he has Druid head honcho Veran (Mackenzie Crook) over a barrel – and he’s letting him know, in a manner … Read more

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts | Life and style

[ad_1] Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from using it … Read more

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: opening ceremony – live updates! | Sport

[ad_1] 12.20pm BST 12:20 The athletes are here It is time for the parade – and we are going in the order of the Japanese alphabet. There will be a few new faces at the Games this year. For the first time in history, Bhutan, Guyana, Maldives, Paraguay, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have … Read more

Ethiopia starts building local rival to Facebook | Ethiopia

[ad_1] Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications security agency has said. For the past year Ethiopia has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front … Read more