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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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Viktor Orban: showdown with EU’s centre-right looms for ‘mini-Trump’

Hungary PM may set up nationalist grouping if Brussels centre-right group expels his party Discussions about Europe’s future have largely concentrated on Brexit in recent months, but some European legislators dread an even bigger threat to harmony on the continent is waiting around the corner, represented by Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban. Orban’s Fidesz party …

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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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Avoiding meat and dairy is’ single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Biggest analysis to date uncovers huge footprint of livestock – it provides merely 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming …

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Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a a shred of difference | Emma Brockes

Now shaming, bribing and guilt are off the table, mothers must resort to more implausible tactics, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes When I were children, it was received parental wisdom that the way you got a kid to eat was either to threaten them-” no pudding until you clear your plate”- or disgrace them …

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Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking Japan’s healthy school lunches

Japans state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low cost The list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a lighting salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled veggies and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” …

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Lawsuit of the pilfer lemur: human who took animal from US zoo wanted a monkey

This week the FBI released more details of the investigation into the brief 2018 abduction of Isaac, a 33 -year-old ring-tailed lemur When it comes to lemurs, Isaac is known for being an easygoing guy. He’s 33, and mostly enjoys a typical lemur life: resting, feeing, exploring, and napping in the sunshine. He’s the oldest …

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No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

Shes educated, divorced, a woman of colour, a feminist and a revolutionary addition to the royal family. Will she revolutionise the House of Windsor? In February I ensure a photo of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge sitting next to each other at the Royal Foundation Forum, wearing colour coordinated garments( lavender for Kate, …

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Mumbai’s leopards have killed humen- but could they also be saving lives?

Leopards roaming the Sanjay Gandhi National Park could be helping to control the citys dangerous stray puppy population, study suggests A fleeting glimpse of the black spots and gold fur of a leopard is not an uncommon sight at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the Indian city of Mumbai. Leopards are often thought of as …

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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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