Wellness is swallowing the fashion industry whole. Should I switch camps?

To be fair, my beat has had a good innings. For a hundred years, it has made billions of pounds out of selling us stuff that boosts our self-esteem

How I accepted I’m an introvert – and learned to refuse invitations without guilt

After years of drinking through social engagements to make them bearable, I finally acknowledged my fear of talking to strangers and made peace with itIwas on holiday in...

After a trip to the hairdresser’s, I feel refurbished

They aren’t qualified counsellors, but could legitimately whack those skills on to their CVsThere was a time when I went years without visiting a hairdresser. I know. But...

Does having a higher IQ than Einstein guarantee success?

Nishi Uggalle, winner of Channel 4’s Child Genius show, got the highest possible score in a Mensa test, but psychologists differ on whether such tests are reliableTwelve-year-old Nishi...

Seven ways to help someone through a panic attack

More than 13% of people are susceptible to panic attacks, which can be very intense and distressing. So what are the symptoms and how best can you respond?

The Mechanics Of DNA Testing At Home

There are many reasons why people are using DNA testing – from criminal investigation to paternity determination. In the past, people had to visit a hospital or a specialized lab to take a...

The calming effects of sewing can help people express and heal themselves

How absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoilIgrew up in post-war Britain when, saved from German invasion – men returned from war, children from evacuation, families were...

Fit in my 40s: ‘I got so into the TRX, I considered installing one...

Nail the technique for this muscle-killing gym accessory and your workout will be ‘magnificently awful’If you’ve seen a TRX in your gym, I can as good as guarantee that you’ve...

Are we having fun yet? How I found joy in the most unlikely of...

I was vacillating between overwork and overindulgence – and then I took my car to a mechanicTowards the end of last year, as I hurtled towards near exhaustion...

Should every worker have a 75-minute lunch break?

MPs have recommended the optimal breaktime for schoolchildren – and it could make adults happier, healthier and more productive, tooSchoolchildren should have at least 75 minutes of breaktime...

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