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The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

The money, job, marriage myth: are you happy yet?

The ‘success’ narrative is at the heart of our idea of wellbeing, but the evidence tells a different tale, argues behavioural scientist Paul Dolan in this extract from his new bookThere are countless
The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level

The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level

A tax on daytrippers has hit the headlines, but La Serenissima’s mounting problems also include rising waters, angry locals and a potential black mark from UnescoWhy Italy regrets its Faustian pact
Is the tide at last on the turn for the world’s ‘strongman’ leaders?

Is the tide at last on the turn for the world’s ‘strongman’ leaders?

The fall of the Saudi crown prince after the Khashoggi affair is a cautionary tale for all authoritarian rulersThe trial of 11 people charged with the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal
Why Italy regrets its Faustian pact with tourist cash

Why Italy regrets its Faustian pact with tourist cash

Venice, Florence, Rome are all struggling to cope with selfie-stick sightseers, but turnstiles at city gates will worsen the problemThe death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach
Tim Roth: ‘As messy as your life can be, there has to be a window you can escape through'

Tim Roth: ‘As messy as your life can be, there has to be a window you can escape through'

From south London to LA, Tim Roth has been Hollywood royalty for almost three decades. He talks about Brexit, unlikely role models, and always being in the right place at the right timeA young man
100 years on: the day they read the Riot Act as chaos engulfed Glasgow

100 years on: the day they read the Riot Act as chaos engulfed Glasgow

Westminster feared a ‘Bolshevik uprising’ when 60,000 strikers fought police on the streets. What really happened in the Battle of George Square?One hundred years ago, on 31 January, 1919, Glasgow’s
Czech democracy ‘under threat’ from rising debt crisis

Czech democracy ‘under threat’ from rising debt crisis

MPs to vote on new law to ease punitive collection systemSnowed under with debts from a failed business, Renata’s hands shook as she told a tale of financial misery that drove her to contemplate
Sydney man dies after stepping on fallen power line in driveway

Sydney man dies after stepping on fallen power line in driveway

Dr Hossam Ibrahim mourned by friends after being electrocuted by 11,000-volt power line in PunchbowlA Sydney man electrocuted when he stepped on a fallen power line outside his home has been
To woo China, Apple must learn that it’s not in California any more

To woo China, Apple must learn that it’s not in California any more

Developing markets offer growth: but the firm’s phones must become cheaper and its services must compete with local rivalsAfter years of boom, Apple looks set for a rockier road in 2019 – partly
Venezuela crisis takes deadly toll on buckling health system

Venezuela crisis takes deadly toll on buckling health system

With hospitals lacking even soap, a ‘perfect storm’ of poor hygiene, malnourished patients and shortage of drugs has left families grieving and experts fearing a total collapseIn the dusty squatter
The Death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa – review

The Death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa – review

A tale of an unlikely pair of female people-traffickers in Morocco is gripping and intenseIt was supposed to be a great adventure. But for the two young women, born in the Netherlands of African
Star-spangled shutdown: how nationalism and nationalization warped US politics

Star-spangled shutdown: how nationalism and nationalization warped US politics

Three new books help us understand how Trump’s spat with Democrats over 1,000th of one percent of the federal budget came to be so weighted with meaningAs I write, the federal government sits in
Keeping up with the Kardashians means paying other women to have your babies | Catherine Bennett

Keeping up with the Kardashians means paying other women to have your babies | Catherine Bennett

If a group of men have their say Britain could soon have its own lucrative surrogate industryBehold the handmaid (#2) of the Kardashians. Or at least, that of Kim, the celebrity, and Kanye, artist and
Australia v India: fourth Test, day four – live!

Australia v India: fourth Test, day four – live!

Australia follow on before bad light stops playKuldeep Yadav takes five wickets for India 6.44am GMT Right, so a rain and light-interrupted day eventually leads to abandonment, with Australia trailing
Cyclist, 90, stripped of world record after failing drugs test

Cyclist, 90, stripped of world record after failing drugs test

Carl Grove accepts public warning from Usada Violation likely caused by contaminated meatA veteran American cyclist has accepted a public warning issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency after failing a
UK's 12-sided pound coin goes global with rollout to overseas territories

UK's 12-sided pound coin goes global with rollout to overseas territories

Coins expected to bring increased security to economies of British territories and dependenciesThe UK’s 12-sided one pound coin is “going global”, the Treasury has announced – as overseas territories
Senator Fraser Anning will charge taxpayers for travel to attend far-right rally

Senator Fraser Anning will charge taxpayers for travel to attend far-right rally

Labor’s acting leader, Tanya Plibersek, says PM should speak out against Queensland senator The Queensland senator Fraser Anning will charge taxpayers for his return flights to Melbourne to attend a
Tourists in India warned to avoid crowds as tension over temple ban mounts

Tourists in India warned to avoid crowds as tension over temple ban mounts

UK tells holidaymakers to ‘remain vigilant’ amid simmering row about women’s access to Sabarimala shrine in KeralaBritain has warned tourists visiting the southern Indian state of Kerala to be
Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

Fighting between government forces and the rebel Arakan Army renewed in Rakhine state last month Rakhine insurgents have killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in
Hyams beach: thousands turned away as NSW tourism hot spot 'loved to death'

Hyams beach: thousands turned away as NSW tourism hot spot 'loved to death'

Shoalhaven council uses traffic controllers to redirect visitors after area ‘inundated’ with thousands of carsThousands of drivers have been turned away from the New South Wales beach billed as having