Is Myers-Briggs up to the job?

While the personality test devised in the 1960s remains popular, can it still claim to be relevant?

Food & Drink

Blind tasting ©Graham Roumieu
‘It was the Pessac-Léognan whites that really cheered us up. Here were the sure-fire successes of the vintage’
– Jancis Robinson
Steamed brill with romanesco, olives and lemon ©Andy Sewell
Rowley Leigh’s perfectly paired dishes for Valentine’s night: a steamed fresh fish and a very rich pud
Broadway at Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 2016
©Camilo José Vergara

New York after midnight

The Chilean-born photographer captures Broadway and the Bronx between 1am and dawn

A combination of handout CCTV pictures received from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on February 23, 2015 shows British teenagers Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase passing through security barriers at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17, 2015. Britain debated on February 22 how to stop teenage girls joining the Islamic State group in Syria after three high-achieving youngsters became the latest to run away from home. School friends Kadiza Sultana, 17, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their east London homes on February 17, 2015 and flew to Istanbul, raising concerns they would travel on to Syria to join IS jihadists. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / METROPOLITAN POLICE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images
©AFP / Metropolitan Police

Why do British girls join Isis?

The writer and comedian Shazia Mirza on the appeal of jihadi marriage

Online dating illustration
©Harry Haysom

Online dating? Swipe left

‘It is crazy to believe someone’s eye colour, height, hobbies and musical tastes are a basis for a lasting relationship’

Jeffrey Condon, former manager of the Nomad Lodges in Tanzania, inspects a rough ocean at the Port Philip Bay foreshore, Melbourne, Australia. While stationed in Tanzania, Condon taught a young pelican how to fish and even fly after it had been displaced from it’s family. In teaching the bird basic survival skills, Condon hopes that one day it might be able to rejoin it’s flock. // Katrin Koenning for Financial Times Magazine, 27/11/2015, Melbourbe, Victoria, Australia.
©Katrin Koenning

‘I taught an orphaned pelican how to fish’

Jeffrey Condon would bring ‘Big Bird’ on his kayak in the hope of awakening his natural instincts

Joe Brown
©Judy Totton

FT Masterclass: ukulele with Joe Brown

The 1960s star who taught George Harrison how to play ‘the uke’

Richard Meier

‘Ambitions? I’ve never done a tall building in New York City,’ says the architect

An artist’s impression of a 'bioship' shows its protected roots sticking out into space
©Allen Davey/USC Viterbi

Space technology: trees at the root of living spaceships

Engineers are investigating whether living cells could be used to grow components of a ‘bioship’


Five of the best: posh fried chicken

Marinated in soy or doused in hot sauce? There are new ways to vary a fried chicken habit

A modern owl butterfly (left) and a fossilised kalligrammatid lacewing from about 150 million years ago
©Conrad Labandeira

Insect evolution: the butterfly’s spot-on ancestors

The similarities between the modern owl butterfly and a Jurassic-era winged insect


Martin Sandbu

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