Why is the smell and taste of some foods so evocative of the past? I spent a day eating childhood favourites to find out
‘Take a photo of the spread,’ my mother says. ‘This way you can remember what to arrange when I’m dead.’
The digital soul
My Facebook page may be part of my identity, but can it give me a virtual afterlife?
Life after death
The idea of life after death lives on in near-death experiences and messages from beyond the grave. What’s the evidence?
Are you looking at me?
What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked? The more we see of a person's body the stupider they seem
The laundry will never be done. Rather than pedalling faster and faster the answer is to surrender to the eternal tide
My grandfather was a legend – a holy vagabond whose life spanned India’s 20th century. Why did I let him elude me?
Our forward-charging culture sees regret as a sign of weakness and failure. But how else can we learn from our past?
The mental block
Consciousness is the greatest mystery in science. Don’t believe the hype: the Hard Problem is here to stay
Hot girl #2
Because I'm getting older, my days as a model are numbered – and I'm not sure what to do next