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How childhood trauma could affect your life expectancy, relationships and mental health

Childhood abuse can create long-lasting scars, damage our perception of the world and set our brains to self-destruct until we are well into our 50s, …

Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

Nutrition

Vegan Pad Thai

Step 1<p>Pickle The Radishes<p>Slice the radishes into thin discs. Put it into a small bowl and scatter over the 1 tsp of salt. Leave for 10 minutes, then …

Spices

The menopause: everything you were too afraid to ask

At 47, sweating through the night like a boiled potato, I now get why, in House of Cards, Claire Underwood regularly cools herself in front of an open fridge. But when I whisper the word ‘peri-menopause’ to a friend my age, she denies all knowledge and goads me for details.<p>Not wishing to play the …

You may be higher up the global wealth pyramid than you think

IF YOU had only $2,222 to your name (adding together your bank deposits, financial investments and property holdings, and subtracting your debts) you …

Economics

It’s only wrong when YOU do it! The psychology of hypocrisy

Hypocrisy seems to be everywhere lately. How do people reconcile themselves to saying one thing and doing another? And are there benefits?<p>Thriller: why do our brains allow us to enjoy being scared?<p>In these times of political turmoil, aggressive online discourse, “post-truth” society and lord knows …

Critical Thinking

Scientific Proof That It is Never Too Late To Make It Big

Almost everyone who aspires to any sort of greatness in their field has asked, at one point or another, is it too late? Has success passed me by?<p>If …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

“Power magnifies personality” — remember that when casting votes

Psychologists have long studied what power does to the mind. It isn’t always pretty.<p>For many voters, and especially women voters, Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy raises a central question loaded with fear: What happens if you give a person with a long history of abusing power even more …