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Tech

Five quick ways to help you create a happy hybrid working life

The traditional working week is long gone. Business psychologist Tony Crabbe tells Kate Wills how to perfect the balance between working at home and in the office

Tech

Have you gone hybrid yet? It’s the new 9-5...

Dividing the week between home and the office is set to become our new way of doing business. But how can you ensure you get the best of both worlds? Kate Wills reports

Insider

Here come the 2021 bride tribes—but which one are you?

From Carrie’s boho bash to Ariana’s showstopper, Kate Wills has a guide to the celebrity micro-wedding

Insider

Vogue US star Paloma Elsesser: “I felt weird not being thin or white”

London-born plus-size model Paloma Elsesser was “born in a Kentish Town bathtub” and has just graced the cover of US Vogue . She talks to Kate Wills about tokenism in fashion, meeting Meena Harris and how she still loves a Nandos

Insider

Are the super-rich skipping the vaccine queue?

The super-rich are skipping the queue and jetting abroad for their Covid jab. So are we heading for a vaccine apartheid? Kate Wills reports

The Escapist

Why is breastfeeding still so misunderstood?

A commercial shown during the Golden Globes depicting the often agonising and demoralising reality of breastfeeding has been praised. New mum Kate Wills says this needs to be just the beginning of the conversation

The Escapist

Are we on the brink of a mental health crisis in the capital?

We’re in a third lockdown, Londoners’ stress, depression and anxiety levels are soaring and antidepressant use is at an all-time high. Welcome to the age of the Covid mental health crisis. So how on earth can we piece ourselves back together again? Kate Wills reports

Living

Audio erotica: Tune in and turn on the female pleasure revolution

Audio-erotica is the sweet spot between podcasts and ‘sexual self-care’ — and among the capital’s millennial women demand is booming. As Demi Moore launches a podcast, Kate Wills reports on the rise of a titillating new genre

ES Magazine

Meet the Londoners staying childless to save the planet

A growing number of Londoners are choosing not to procreate in an effort to save the planet. Kate Wills meets them

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Why being socially smart could help you bag your dream role

Discover how these social media tips could lead to career fulfilment

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These founders used tech skills to make their side hustles a success

From self-taught coding to converting vans via YouTube tutorials, discover how these founders used tech to boost their start-ups

ES Magazine

The most expensive therapy retreats in the world

There is a new breed of luxury therapy centre where only the one percent need apply. Kate Wills reports on the under the radar retreats for billionaires

ES Magazine

Inside the world of the ‘same day lay’

Approaching teenagers on Oxford Street, bootcamps on ‘escalation techniques’ and covertly filming women and putting the footage online. Kate Wills investigates London’s seduction industry

ES Magazine

Faecal recognition: the secrets hiding in your gut

 More and more conditions are being linked to our gut health, stool samples are becoming the new colonics and soon, celebrities could be selling us their faeces. Yes, really. But is the microbiome the next frontier of wellness, or should we poo-pooh it? Kate Wills reports

ES Magazine

A day in the life of London's tech titans

The capital is producing more billion-dollar tech companies than anywhere else in Europe, and the entrepreneurs behind them are changing the way we shop, bank, eat and do business

ES Magazine

How Goldsmiths became the most right-on university in the world

It has banned beefburgers, installed a hate crime officer, and now even left-wing activists are complaining they’ve been no-platformed. Kate Wills reports on the most right-on university in the world

London Life

'My best friend’s wedding — and one fat overdraft'

Four-figure hen dos and week-long celebrations in long-haul locations... Big Days come with even bigger budgets — and not just for the happy couple. Kate Wills counts the cost of love

ES Magazine

The cult of cute that Londoners can't resist joining

From Snapchat bunny ears to the forthcoming Hello Kitty movie, London is in the grip of a cuteness epidemic. But does it have a dark side, asks Kate Wills?

ES Magazine

The secret world of ambassadors: what do they actually do?

The resignation of Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the US, has shone a light on the secretive world of diplomats. But, Ferrero Rocher receptions aside, what does an ambassador actually do? Kate Wills finds out

Homes & Property

5 easy ways to make your home greener — that should save you money too

Cutting energy use in the house is the biggest move we can do to make our homes more eco-friendly.
Interiors

5 easy ways to make your home greener — that should save you money too

Cutting energy use in the house is the biggest move we can do to make our homes more eco-friendly.

ES Magazine

Meet the food waste warriors

The UK throws away 10.2 million tonnes of food a year — one of the highest waste rates in Europe. But, from cocktails using coffee grinds to foraging for your supper, these eco experts are on a mission to stop the rot

ES Magazine

The dirty truth behind clean living

From ‘blood avocados’ to the unethical mining of crystals, behind the glossy sheen of our obsession with wellness lies a pretty murky story

Living

LUX North Male Atoll review: art deco glamour in the Indian Ocean

Forget the classic thatched overwater bungalows, says Kate Wills, these whitewashed super-modern villas are a first for The Maldives 

Health

Feeling anxious? You’re not alone

Research carried out by the Evening Standard shows that anxiety is now the capital’s most common medical condition. From whirring minds to full-blown phobias, Kate Wills asks the experts how to cope

ES Magazine

Extinction Rebellion: what happens next?

Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill last week. But who’s behind the movement that has revolutionised activism — and what happens next? Kate Wills reports

ES Magazine

Londoners reveal they prefer sleep to sex

A stonking 81% of Londoners prefer snoozing to sex, according to ES’s exclusive sleep survey

ES Magazine

Meet Lil Miquela: the AI influencer taking over Instagram

Digital fake-believe is on the rise with robots, avatars and more infiltrating our lives. But are we buying this brave new pixelated reality? 

ES Magazine

Meet the power couple behind Mr & Mrs Smith

They revolutionised the way we look at — and book — hotels. Kate Wills meets the couple behind Mr & Mrs Smith

Tech

The bedroom revolution: Let's talk about sex tech

High-spec, Instagram-friendly and poised to be worth £22 million by 2020, here's what you need to know about sex tech 

Health & Fitness

From night terrors to insomnia: how to improve sleep issues

London is the city that never sleeps, Kate Wills learns to rest easy

ES Magazine

A day behind the scenes at the National Theatre

It stages 26 shows a year and entertains 2,000 people every night. Kate Wills goes backstage to see what makes the nation’s playhouse tick

ES Magazine

The magic formula that makes Kurt Geiger's shoes fly off shelves

Kurt Geiger has been designing shoes for London’s most fashionable feet since the Sixties, and the brand is more in demand than ever