Jet lag and time warps

‘Trump’s attraction is to a world craving simple answers — a world where mummy and daddy can still kiss it better’

Mystic Mark Carney, the BoE’s new seer

‘Britain’s SMEs will find it far harder to sell their goods once the cosmos is ruled by Martians’

Exam stress is too much — for parents

‘You have to ask if this endless series of tests is actually robbing parents of all the joys of the teenage years’

Bring back boredom

‘Childhood has become so eroded that we have even robbed our offspring of boredom’

An activist’s guide to the ‘new politics’

Authenticity is central because voters are sick of the spin from old politicians

K999, TDTM and other text codes for parents

‘Frankly it is hard enough to make sense of their texts to us — and they want us to understand those’

Charlotte Proudman QC a PHD barrister in London. Male Linkedin users commented on her looks

LinkedIn etiquette and Apple style

Lawyers’ lessons in social networking

Excuses for Corbyn’s loss in case he wins

A cut out and keep guide for why the favourite for Labour leader will not become prime minister

Sherlock v Shylock

‘Maybe celebrity Shakespeare is the answer, though it seems a bit much to throw the entire weight of the task on Benedict’s slender shoulders’

Seriously, as fun as Strictly

‘The battle for the leadership of the Labour party is heading towards its hilarious denouement and it is time to see the fun in this’

Heir to eternity

‘Your digital brand is a valuable asset. I may have little further use for it myself but I need to make sure it is in good hands.’

Walter the dentist: new face of a hunter

The matinee idol notion of masculinity attracts less obviously virile figures to the pursuit

Trump dalliance reveals dark fantasies

‘They just want to do something wild for once in their lives’

It’s a dad’s life

‘After two-and-a-half days of neglect, I threw a tantrum, pointing out that I was giving up valuable office time to be with them’

‘Go Set a Taxman’: a novel about Greece

Harper Lee’s third book sees a much-loved character return home to father Yanis Varoufakis

Thinking big on school reports

‘It seemed sensible to import some of the “learnings” from career reviews into the discussion with my direct reports at home’

Osborne scrounges strivers’ charter

The chancellor borrows a policy or two from Ed Miliband’s Labour manifesto

One per cent Glastonbury

‘Word has got around that this is where the world’s movers and shakers are gathering to prove they still rock’

Managing the unmanageable Grexit contagion

Market analysts discuss the prognosis of its sick patient

Move over, manspreader

‘We are all used to this phenomenon on trains but coping with it on a long flight is surely a different matter’


Robert Shrimsley Robert Shrimsley is the Managing Editor of Before this he has served as the FT’s chief political correspondent and news editor.

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