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Interview: Artist Paints Survivors Because “Everyone Deserves a Portrait”

Self-taught artist Stephen Martyn Welch specializes in portrait painting and extends his skills to include everyone. His series <i>Everyone Deserves a Portrait</i>, is a raw look at people who are often overlooked when it comes to fine art portraiture.<p>Raised by a single mother in a small town in New …

Inspiration

Chinese billionaire offers biggest education prize

<b>A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world's most valuable education prize.</b><p>The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to "transform" global education.<p>Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China's internet company, Tencent, …

Globalization

The Future Of Psychedelic Medicine

<b>Where We Are Now</b><p>This is an exciting time to be involved in psychedelic research. Medical researchers are rediscovering the possible benefits of …

Consciousness

My son Felix was bullied to death - I'm now helping others suffering like him. Here's how you can help too...

Sharing the story of how my son Felix took his own life at the age of 17 before Christmas was undeniably tough. The day the article came out in a December edition of the Daily Telegraph I had to take myself off alone to read and process it. So did my husband Ratan and our other two children. We …

Depression

Patients on antidepressants for 50 per cent longer than in 1990s

The average patient now takes antidepressants for 50 per cent longer than they did in the 1990s with some staying on pills for decades, a new study has shown.<p>The prescribing of antidepressants is currently rising at around seven per cent a year, which has led to fears that depression is on the …

Tiny Amounts of LSD for Depression

Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”<p>Throughout Ayelet Waldman’s entire life, she’s been “held hostage by the vagaries of mood,” as she explains in her new book, <i>A Really Good Day</i>. She is a bestselling author, mom of four, and devoted wife, but her mental illness threatened it all. …

Medicine

If you want to kill yourself, the NHS won't stop you. A kinder system could save lives

In Theresa May’s speech on Monday, she announced her intention to improve mental health provision and reduce the number of people who die by suicide. She said that there will be more focus on community care.<p>In the NHS, this is currently provided by crisis resolution and home treatment teams. But …

Mental Health

Here's How Stress Might Cause Heart Attacks, Strokes

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks: people whose fear centers are more active also have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.<p>The findings point to the amygdala — often called the fear center in the brain. But the amygdala, which are a nut-sized pair of …

Medicine

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

Art

Rising stars of 2017: singer Kloe

She didn’t make the BBC Sound of 2017 list, but Glasgow’s sassy dark-pop practitioner is already a star in her own head<br>• Click here to see the Observer’s rising stars of 2017 in full<p>Sequestered away in a north London cafe among a maze of recording studios, 20-year-old Chloe Latimer, AKA …

ANY type of relationship with a Narcissist will leave a person doubting their own sanity – the target/victim, and there is ALWAYS a target/victim that is left in total shock, with their jaw dropping to the floor, shaking their head and wondering, “What has happened?”

From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @ https://www.amazon.com When most people think of a Narcissist, …

Listen up: augmented reality is coming to your ears

Music is a joy - until you start learning how to play. Then – for most of us – it immediately becomes difficult and demoralising. Unless, that is, …

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

<b>Aldous Huxley; George Orwell; Donald Trump (AP/John Locher)</b><p>Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>Conor Lynch<p>December 24, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust …

Literature

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge thanks Telegraph readers for helping tackle stigma of mental illness

Prince William and his wife Catherine have sent a heartfelt thank you to Telegraph readers for supporting people with mental health problems.<p>The royal couple have made it one of their central aims to campaign and support those struggling with mental health issues, particularly children and young …

Don’t blame the elite – that’s the politics of nihilism and envy | Ryan Shorthouse

The increased scapegoating of institutions needs to stop. This notion that everyone but the establishment is losing out is fantastical<p>Some say: it’s the economy, stupid. People have finally had enough after years of little or no growth in their real incomes. And, especially after the global …

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Landscape Photography

75 Years of CIA Maps Now Declassified & Made Available Online

Satellite-connected devices do all the hard work of navigation for us: plan journeys, plot distances, tell us where we are and where we’re going. The …

Maps

What Nietzsche's philosophy can tell us about why Brexit and Trump won

Hugo Drochon's new book on Nietzsche can teach us about American populism and European disintegration.<p>Normally, a book about Nietzsche’s political theory would not be of interest to general audiences, but against the backdrop of Brexit and Donald Trump, I suspect it will be.<p>One reason is that …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

The Art of Thinking Clearly

Have you ever . . . Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something …

This Spiced Winter Mojito Needs to Become Your Signature Festive Cocktail!

The Christmas cookies are baked, the present lists are made and checked twice, the holiday party preparations are well on their way… what could you possibly have forgotten? I’ll tell you what. Your signature festive cocktail, of course! This one comes with homemade Christmas spiced rum, which you …

Eating this is linked to brain health and intelligence in older adults

<b>New research finds a link between the nutrient lutein and "crystallized intelligence," the ability to use the skills and knowledge acquired during</b> …

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