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Anger

If You See Red When Faced With Rudeness, This Might Be Why

If someone is rude to you, or you think they are, what is your first response? Do you get instinctively get aggressive? Are you looking for a fight? While some responses can be the result of a bad day, a momentary lapse in judgement, or an appropriate reaction to someone else’s aggression, in some cases, perpetual anger can stem from elsewhere.For people who are always prepared, or indeed looking for confrontation, […]

today25 June 2022

Art

Powerful ‘Last Photo’ Exhibition Shows People Can Be Suicidal And Still Smile

A series of portraits, each over six-foot tall, smile down at passers by on London’s South Bank, alongside the River Thames. The images are part of a new exhibition, The Last Photo, created by the suicide prevention charity the Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm), to show the many faces of suicide. Tragically, 125 people currently die by suicide every week in the UK, yet 61% of people say they would struggle to tell if someone […]

today23 June 2022 1

Health

I Tried TikTok’s ‘Pressure Points’ Sleep Hack To Nod Off In Seconds

Please sleep, come to me.Sleep, O sweet sleep, where art thou? Some nights it’s impossible to doze off, all the world’s thoughts heavy on your eyelids.So whenever I see a trick or vital TikTok that promises a hack to make you fall asleep instantly, I’m hooked.This week, I came across a content creator who goes by @YoungerYouDoc, teaching people “how to become the youngest version of themselves”.In one video, he […]

today23 June 2022

language

‘I Hope You Don’t Mind’ But Here’s Another Phrase You Might Want To Ditch

I. Hope. You. Don’t. Mind.At best, the phrase is used to soften the blow of potentially unpopular news. At worst, you’re using it when you know you’re being a mega bitch in a half-assed attempt to acknowledge somebody else’s feelings, before cracking on nonetheless.“I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve eaten the last biscuit.”“I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve adjusted your targets for this quarter.”“I hope you don’t mind, […]

today22 June 2022

ageing

Empowered, Indifferent, Old: This Is How Men Feel About Turning 40

Prince William turns 40 this week. “Am I where I expected to be at 40?” This is probably not a question Prince William is asking himself as enters his fifth decade. But the Duke of Cambridge’s birthday has got us thinking about milestone ages, and why some of us place so much significance on certain numbers. For women, approaching ‘The Big Four O’ often means discussions of fertility and the biological clock intensify […]

today21 June 2022

Life

Should We All Just Stop Working So Hard?

You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.The work wisdom of going above and beyond in your 20s to set yourself up for success and comfort further down the line is currently very much up for debate.In one camp is a band that advocates working your butt off in the early stages of your career so that you can relax […]

today20 June 2022

Health

If You’re Going To Clean Out Your Ears, Here’s How To Do It Right

Your ears naturally clean themselves.Our bodies produce all kinds of substances, and people have different tolerance levels for them. One that can be really bothersome is earwax. But believe it or not, this substance actually serves a purpose – and you need to be careful when it comes to removing it.  Below, experts break down what you need to know about dealing with earwax and cleaning out your ears.First of all, you […]

today20 June 2022

Death

‘Still Living Whilst Dying’: What Deborah James Has Taught Us About Death

“I find myself living in limbo land, not really knowing what the future holds and for how long,” writes Dame Deborah James. “It’s a very stressful, uncertain place to be.”The prolific campaigner, 40, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016, has been documenting her end of life on Instagram, after she was discharged from hospital and given “just days” to live over a month ago. Her life – and charity fundraising […]

today18 June 2022 1

funny tweets

16 Hay Fever Tweets To Make You (And Your Puffy Face) Feel A Bit Less Shit

Me and my nasal spray. We see you filling up the paddling pool, dusting off the barbie and fighting over the last piña colada tinnie in M&S, but we will not be joining in your shenanigans. Because for the hay fever sufferers of the UK, a heatwave means stinging eyes, a scratchy throat, headaches, tiredness and hiding indoors until it’s all over. (Or popping antihistamines like Tic Tacs to join in the […]

today16 June 2022

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