Smart Thinking

Is Help-to-Buy a property time bomb?

Current Affairs

Is Help-to-Buy a property time bomb?

Help-to-Buy has been a lifesaver for London’s first-time buyers. But is it the panacea we hoped for?

Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Current Affairs

Could magic mushrooms cure mental health problems?

Denver just became the first US city to legalise psilocybin – the psychoactive substance found in magic mushroom. We spoke to Dr Robin Carhart-Harris about how psychedelic drugs could hold the cure for all manner of mental health problems

How to use empathy to get ahead at work

Career

How to use empathy to get ahead at work

Each issue, we ask an expert to solve a pressing career problem. This time, employment lawyer and HR consultant Matt Dean explains why empathy is so vital to a healthy, productive workplace

Richard Madden had his big break. Now what?

Cover Stories

Richard Madden had his big break. Now what?

There’s out of work, and then there’s out of work. Thanks to the success of ‘Bodyguard’, Richard Madden is enjoying the good kind, kicking back with the world at his feet

We’ve just launched our first podcast series

Smart Thinking

We’ve just launched our first podcast series

The Jackal Live is The Jackal’s new podcast – your bi-monthly audio update from the men and women improving life in the capital

The future is here

Editor's Letters

The future is here

Editor Nick Carvell introduces The Jackal’s April/May 2019 issue, as well as the magazine’s new podcast series, The Jackal Live

Who will be the next Conservative Party leader?

Current Affairs

Who will be the next Conservative Party leader?

Theresa May hasn’t stepped down yet, but people are already speculating about who might take over from her and potentially become our next Prime Minister. Here, we take a look at the Tories in the running to be the next Conservative Party leader

Easter is better than Christmas. Sue me.

Smart Thinking

Easter is better than Christmas. Sue me.

Easter is Christmas without the commitment – and added hot cross buns

How Prime Minister Boris Johnson would change Britain

Smart Thinking

How Prime Minister Boris Johnson would change Britain

He’s the frontrunner for the Conservative leadership when May steps down after Brexit (we’re assuming she’ll keep her word) – so what will change if Boris Johnson becomes PM?

How to have a ‘good divorce’

Smart Thinking

How to have a ‘good divorce’

As new legislation means you no longer need to blame one person for the breakdown of a marriage, it feels like amicable divorces are more achievable than ever before.

How to stop procrastination

Career

How to stop procrastination

When you’re up against it at work, here’s six ways to break the deadlock and actually get something done

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live is getting an extension – and that’s a problem

Comment

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live is getting an extension – and that’s a problem

Only a few weeks after the shocking “Leaving Neverland” documentary aired, the “Thriller Live” musical has extended its run in the West End. This begs the question, how can people so easily separate the singer’s alleged actions from his cultural impact?

Five moments that changed the course of British history

Comment

Five moments that changed the course of British history

With Brexit looming large, Britain stands at the crossroads of history – but not for the first time. Historian Dan Cruickshank explores what could have been

How to stress-proof your life

Life Advice

How to stress-proof your life

Researcher, author and stress expert Dr Mithu Storoni brings you some practical steps to combat the strain of modern life

Add to basket (of goods)

Current Affairs

Add to basket (of goods)

Sure, the ONS ‘basket of goods’ was designed to measure inflation, but it’s also a bellweather for the kind of neat stuff people want in their lives right now. Here are our suggestions for what to buy for each new entry on this year’s list

In the ‘age of equality’, why don’t more men want to have it all?

Comment

In the ‘age of equality’, why don’t more men want to have it all?

Men keeping to their half of the domestic bargain shouldn’t be a surprise – it should be the norm, argues Jamie Millar

How smartphones started the new cold war

Comment

How smartphones started the new cold war

In a digital world, who controls the chips and wires holds the power

Jack Lowden isn’t settling for second best

Interviews

Jack Lowden isn’t settling for second best

Thesping is his passion, but what else makes Jack Lowden tick? Well, Trump doesn’t and nor does Brexit, but an independent Scotland? Now, there’s a thought…

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