Robert Sykes

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How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. For two weeks she was stuck indoors, before she was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and began to get the help she …

University of Glasgow

No. 1 Way to Reduce Stress: Keep It in Perspective

In order to keep your stress in perspective, try ranking your problems on a scale of 1-100. 1 is a broken shoelace and 100 is a nuclear holocaust. On that scale, most of our everyday stressors don't rank very high. Another method for keeping things in perspective is imagining that your hand …

Liverpool Transfer News: Philippe Coutinho Rumours Ease After Jurgen Klopp Joins

Jurgen Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manager has not only raised the spirits at the Merseyside club, but it has also reportedly persuaded star player Philippe Coutinho to stay on at Anfield.<p>Per Spanish outlet Fichajes (h/t <i>Metro</i>'s Will Giles), the Brazilian playmaker was previously considering a …

The Verge Review of Animals: the rat

<i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>"Like the rat said: 'Keep the cheese; I just want out of the …

Study shows the value of copy editing

Updated 03/03/15 9:43 am<p>Contibuting writer; Director of the Engaging News Project at the University of Texas at Austin<p>Consider the following …

Digital Age

UN aid chief condemns civilian deaths in Syria

The United Nations humanitarian chief has condemned attacks against civilians in Syria, a day after more than 100 people were killed in what activists said were regime air raids on the rebel-held suburb of Douma, near Damascus.<p>New UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien's comments came as sources told Al …