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Katie Strick is a staff writer at the Evening Standard. She writes daily features for the newspaper's Life & Arts pages and regularly contributes to the comment pages as a columnist


The super-yacht super-league: inside the billionaire big boat club

Are you even a billionaire if you don’t have a superyacht? As Jeff Bezos invests in a mega-vessel that comes with its own helipad support ship, Katie Strick has a guide to the boats rocking summer


How will the Gates children fare in Bill and Melinda’s divorce?

The mansion! The artwork! The private island! All talk has been about how the billionaire couple will split their considerable wealth. But what about their three children? Katie Strick looks into it...

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Anxiety tech: gadgets to help you find your zen

Tired, wired and worried about how you’ll cope with the big office return? Help is at hand — Katie Strick presents a smart toolkit to help you find your calm (at last!)


A billionaires love story: What went wrong for Bill and Melinda Gates?

Twenty-seven years, three kids, a $1 million wedding and now a possible £105 billion divorce settlement—Katie Strick dissects a very logistical love story

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Best therapy apps for managing your mental health at home

From AI therapists to platforms that let you video-chat with a professional counsellor, these are the best apps to add to your post-lockdown mental health toolkit


McDonald’s to world champion: How Lawrence Okolie changed his life

Lawrence Okolie went from an overweight teen struggling to deal with bullies to a prize-winning boxer. He tells Katie Strick about turning his life around and sparring with his best friend Anthony Joshua


A who’s who guide to all twenty London mayoral election candidates

Can incumbent mayor Sadiq Khan see off challenges from Tory opponent Shaun Bailey, the Green Party’s Sian Berry or perhaps comedy candidates Count Binface or YouTube star Niko Omilana?


A $130 billion divorce: how will Bill and Melinda split their wealth?

A $125 million compound overlooking Lake Washington, a private island in Belize, an art collection worth $130 million and no pre-nup—how will the couple divide their vast wealth?

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The best dating apps to use in 2021

One in five UK Bumble users say they’ve joined after ending a committed relationship as a result of the pandemic, so spring brings a rush of new daters


How Princess Eugenie became the great royal peacekeeper

The Duke of Sussex is staying with Princess Eugenie ahead of their grandfather’s funeral - but how did the pair get so close? From being his closest cousin growing up to her straight-talking approach, Katie Strick looks at how the youngest Princess of York became peacekeeper

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Have you got back-to-the-office anxiety? How to tackle it

From keeping up that lunchtime run to minimising the unknowns ahead of day one, this is your guide to getting back-to-work ready

Events and Things To Do

12 ideas for a perfect post-pandemic hen do this summer

From hosting a garden Glast-home-bury to private dining with your own personal chef, there are plenty of flexible options for a post-pandemic hen do this summer

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Peloton for rowing: Is Hydrow’s £2300 fitness machine worth the money?

The sleek, high-tech machine offers 2,000+ live and on-demand workouts and counts actor Kevin Hart and members of the US national rowing team among its instructor squad


How ‘rape culture’ claims sparked a #MeToo movement in UK schools

As students at Highgate stage a walkout in protest at abuse culture, Katie Strick and Anna Davis report on how website Everyone’s Invited has started a revolution in our schools


The concerning healthcare crisis left in Covid’s shadow

Missed diagnoses, delays and postcode lotteries for vital treatment. A year into lockdown, Katie Strick meets the patients who’ve become Covid’s collateral damage

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3D yoga mats: how sensory cues can boost your practice

A high-tech assistant to take your warrior pose to the next level

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One year on: small lockdown moments I’m glad I wrote about in my diary

Can you remember what you were doing on March 23 2020? The joy of journalling is looking back on the smaller, less historic moments, too, says Katie Strick


The Sussex squad: Harry and Meghan’s Hollywood dream team

From a former Pinterest high flier to their Clapham-based PR guru, Harry and Meghan have poached some of the biggest names in the business for their next chapter - and now they’re having a reshuffle. Katie Strick unveils the new key players

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7 at-home health test kits for boosting your wellbeing

From Numan’s finger-prick MOT kit to Medichecks’ fitness blood test, these are the health checks you can order to your door

Fitness wear

Best women’s running leggings 2021

Time to toss out the sweatpants and invest in a proper pair of running leggings 


Who was Sarah Everard and what do we know about her?

The 33-year-old Durham University graduate has been described as “popular”, “strong” and “incredibly kind”


Sarah Everard’s disappearance taps into a common fear among women

For all the women I know, it’s the familiarity of Everard’s story that makes it so distressing, writes Katie Strick


A who’s-who guide to Harry and Meghan’s inner circle

Their bubble includes A-listers like the Clooneys and Obamas, plus a Hollywood mogul who lent them his LA pad after Megxit. Katie Strick has a guide to the friends who supported the couple through their ‘unbelievably tough’ royal split

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How to prepare yourself for all that post-lockdown socialising

From post-lockdown etiquette to how to pace yourself in the early days, this is your training guide


Who is MacKenzie Scott’s new husband, Dan Jewett?

Scott’s Amazon page has been updated, saying she “lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan” - but who is the mystery science teacher?


What’s in store for baby Sussex number two?

From A-list godparents to the celebrity hospital where Meghan is expected to give birth, Katie Strick introduces a very different royal upbringing

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10 classes, workshops and free activities to celebrate IWD

From Audible’s new women’s podcast with Sarah Pascoe and Sandi Toksvig to free strength-building classes, this is your IWD hit-list


Best running shoes for men in 2021

Choose from these stylish and comfortable high performance trainers


Lulu Lytle: Who is Carrie Symonds’ interior designer guru?

The celebrity eco designer is known for her love of elegant antiques, gold wallpaper and sustainable rattan furniture - quite the change for the PM’s flat at Number 11

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17 podcasts to fill The High Low-shaped hole in your life

From the new audio double-act to the series that still bring the LOL factor, here’s where to get your weekly pop-culture fix