Dane Rayment

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I Found Love After Being Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years

I was 25 when I was taken to the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University Of Pretoria in July 2001.<p>Sitting behind a large sheet of Perspex with pictures of everyday objects pasted onto it, a therapist asked me to look at the ball, the dog and the television.<p>"I'm sure …

Can wizards vote in Muggle elections? Plus other questions about wizarding democracy

As Rufus Scrimgeour put it: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.”<p>During one …

Books

Porn and video games: more hysteria about ‘rewiring brains’

Here we go again. What effect do you think watching porn and video games have on young men? Yup, they <i>rewire the brain</i>.<p>It’s such a clumsy metaphor – the brain isn’t ‘wired’ in any meaningful sense – that you’d think psychologists and neuroscientists would run a mile from it. Unless, of course …

Stanford University

Glazers at Manchester United - arrival of American brothers has eroded family values in football

The story of a decade under Americans is the decline of principles not only at United but other top flight clubs<p>Some memories linger like a particularly charmless and unyielding gatecrasher. Onlookers standing outside the then JJB Stadium on the sun-dappled evening of May 11, 2008 will never forget …

Soccer

Wenger frustrated at Arsenal's finishing after Swansea City loss

The Gunners boss was left to rue wasted opportunities after their defeat to Garry Monk's side, but remains upbeat ahead of Sunday's important clash with Manchester United<p>Arsene Wenger felt Arsenal were punished for a lack of composure in front of goal during Monday's 1-0 defeat to Swansea City at …

David Cameron may bring EU referendum forward to 2016

PM keen to move quickly on setting up in/out poll among British voters on EU membership to avoid clash with French and German elections<p>David Cameron is drawing up plans to bring forward an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union by a year to 2016 in order to avoid a …

EU Referendum