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Dark, SAD and cold: how can I survive the bleak midwinter?

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Dark, SAD and cold: how can I survive the bleak midwinter?

I hate Januarys: the days are dark and, like many of us, I struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. So how can I get through the bleak winter months?

Put some butter on the cat’s bum

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Put some butter on the cat’s bum

We’re three days into the New Year and it’s at least possible that for many, your resolutions have already faltered. Perhaps on Jan 1 you felt ‘fragile’ after a late night as your body purged whatever toxins you consumed the night before (even if it was just too many leftover mince pies). On Jan 2 you were too busy getting back into work to think about anything else. And now it’s Jan 3 and you’re not really sure what your resolutions were anyway.

The most important lesson life has taught me

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The most important lesson life has taught me

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we look back and look forward and try to apply the lessons of the past to the plans for the future. Here’s one thing I’ve learned that could really transform your life in the coming year.

Did you hear about the millennial who turned 29?

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Did you hear about the millennial who turned 29?

No, it’s not a joke. It’s serious. But before you roll your eyes at another millennial finding any excuse for an existential crisis, you may want to read why turning 29 is potentially panic-inducing.

The happiness paradox

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The happiness paradox

What if the things you think will make you happy are actually working against the possibility of you ever finding happiness?

How to spot a liar and other life lessons

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How to spot a liar and other life lessons

Do you know how to spot a liar? Or for that matter whether your partner is the right one for you, or who to vote for? Throughout our lives we have questions like this that need answers. The recent proliferation of TED Talks and self-help books reveal that our search for wisdom even in these modern times is very much alive. We want to know how best to live so we can live our best lives. But are we looking for answers in the right places?

If I’m no longer fat, why am I still ashamed of my body?

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If I’m no longer fat, why am I still ashamed of my body?

This year I finally managed to kick my obesity in the teeth. For two decades, I have struggled with being fat and have wrestled with consistent negative thoughts about my body. Yet despite enjoying clothes that no longer cut off my circulation and the health benefits of being slimmer, I find myself still hating my body when I look in the mirror. This is a problem I know isn't mine alone. So why is it that so many of us are ashamed of our bodies?

Lone wolves: the truth about male loneliness

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Lone wolves: the truth about male loneliness

Loneliness affects everyone. But there seems to be a particular problem today with men, who do not acknowledge it, with fatal consequences. What can we do?

Something more?

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Something more?

Natasha arrived in London from South Africa in 2017 to a new job and plenty of opportunity. Despite achieving her professional aspirations, she still felt like something was missing. She went along to the Salt Course and found a place where she could explore her spiritual questions and doubts. You can watch her story here.