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It’s been over a year and I still haven’t slept with my girlfriend

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It’s been over a year and I still haven’t slept with my girlfriend

I’m aware our sexual inactivity is something that makes us pretty odd. It’s not down to a lack of attraction, self-isolation or any other issue that keep couples from having sex. For us, it’s a choice we made.

Coronavirus: are we all going to die?

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Coronavirus: are we all going to die?

As Coronavirus spreads across the world, many of us have become anxious and are not sure how to respond to this pandemic. Can we find hope in the face of death and disease?

That elusive quest for happiness

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That elusive quest for happiness

Even though every part of our lives is surrounded by comfort and technology; we have an exceptional level of personal freedom and liberty; and we have tastes and experiences our grandparents couldn't imagine, we are no happier. Why is that the case?

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?