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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

I had a friend who went to work as a legal secretary in a big law firm 20 years ago. In this blog I will call her Sally. That’s not her real name, but I want to protect her identity. She was an incredibly intelligent woman and before she knew it she had made friends
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How Our Diet Habits Affect the Planet

How Our Diet Habits Affect the Planet

The world’s most respected and oldest medical journal, Lancet, has just published a paper pointing out that obesity, malnourishment and climate change are the biggest threats to humanity. I’ve always been an advocate of healthy eating, exercise and respecting your body, but now the experts tell us that poor diet not only hurts your body
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Why Reality Television Can Be Dangerous

Why Reality Television Can Be Dangerous

I don’t always enjoy reading Australian newspapers but I have to say that I loved a recent article by News Corp Susi O’Brien about the reality TV show Married At First Sight. Ms Carp wrote, “Married at First Sight is crass voyeuristic crap with a side order of humiliation, titillation and exploitation.” I think that
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The New Way to Combat the Loneliness Epidemic

The New Way to Combat the Loneliness Epidemic

I recently read about the most wonderful scheme in England to help people who are feeling lonely. There are now chatter and natter tables in English cafes where customers can sit to talk to other customers. The idea is that if you sit at the ‘chatter and natter’ table you are expected to talk to
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What is Risk-Taking and How to Control It

What is Risk-Taking and How to Control It

A team of international scientists have found that risk-taking behaviour is in some people’s genes. People who like taking a risk, or even just tend to speed and drink too much, may have genes linked to risk-taking. The scientists looked across the entire genome to find regions of DNA linked to risk tolerance, adventurousness, and
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How to Improve Your Concentration Thanks to Apps

How to Improve Your Concentration Thanks to Apps

Have you heard about the new ‘brain training’ game or app designed by Cambridge University which has been proven to improve people’s concentration? The app was designed by Cambridge’s Psychiatry’s Department and tests show that it is as effective as taking concentration stimulants like Ritalin or nicotine. The Cambridge researchers say you need to use
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