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‘Happiness is contagious too’: caring for each other constructs us feel better- experts

World Happiness Report names Finland the happiest country and shows us how to move forward after the coronavirus outbreak, say experts The coronavirus crisis is giving the planet opportunities for positive change that it cannot afford to waste, are in accordance with experts involved in the eighth annual World Happiness Report, out today. The report, …

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‘Failing’ food system leaves millions of children malnourished or overweight

Unicef report discoveries poorest children at greatest risk, while price of healthy food in rich nations drives food poverty At least one in three children under five are either undernourished or overweight, and one in two lack essential vitamins and nutrients, the UN children’s agency has warned. The Unicef report laid bare the alarming rate …

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‘Sex addiction can happen to anyone’: author Erica Garza sheds light on a female taboo

In her debut memoir, Getting Off, Erica Garza confronts her experience of overcoming sexuality and porn addiction, and the shame that still surrounds it Sex ‘Sex addiction can happen to anyone’: writer Erica Garza sheds light on a female taboo In her debut memoir, Getting Off, Erica Garza confronts her experience of overcoming sex and …

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No hug: are we live their lives a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with physicians, both teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of borders beginning to harm our mental health? When did you last touch person outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brush of the thumbs when you took …

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Forget ‘wellness’. Marmalade is the key to a long, healthy life

Since mid-January, readers have been writing in about their marmalade-making habits and reflections on longevity. Here are the letters we have published so far … 13 January My wife has just made 18 lb of marmalade. She is 77 and I am 78. Which of the three of us will last the longest( Letters, 10 …

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‘I don’t believe I look like a stoner’: the women changing the face of the cannabis industry

US cannabis laws are slackening, and a number of enterprising girls are tapping into female interest in the medication through publications, cooking, health and way. Candice Pires reports As weed’s legal status loosens across the US, the style cannabis is being marketed, sold and celebrated is evolving. An industry that has been dominated by men …

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The hour you are most alone: how I got trapped by poverty and depression

The demise of my old life began with a single, tiny mistake: my partner, making a turn, forgot to signal and the car accident shattered everything Two young black policemen stormed up out of the ditch to fight the middle of the road, muscles straining as they bludgeoned one another with their flat, heavy skulls. …

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High sugar content in cereals next target in battle of child obesity

Children eating equivalent of three sugar lumps at breakfast, says head of NHS England Food producers will have to reformulate the way they produce breakfast cereals if the government’s obesity strategy is a success, the head of the NHS in England has warned. Giving evidence to the Commons health and social care committee, Simon Stevens, …

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Generation Z:’ We have more to do than drink and take narcotics’

Post-millennials have very different attitudes to older age groups, says a new report They drink less, take far fewer narcotics, and have stimulated teenage pregnancy a near anomaly. Generation Z- one of several terms used to describe post-millennial youth born after 1996- opt juice bars to pub crawls, rank quality household time ahead of sex …

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The future of Durban: is this South Africa’s most inclusive public space?

The Indian Ocean beachfront, the restaurant strip of Florida Road and the market at Warwick offer three very different models for the future of South Africas third largest city It’s an early start on Durban’s beachfront Golden Mile. By 6am the surfers have arrived, followed by the athletes and their puppies, then executives-cum-cyclists, speed walkers …

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