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‘My solution to depression was never medical. What ultimately helped me was time’

Novelist Matt Haig on family, writing and his recovery from depression<p>• Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig – extract<p><b>Why did it take you 15 years to get the courage to write about depression?</b><br>I was meant to be writing a blog for the Books Trust, as their writer in residence, about novel writing but …

Mental Health

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Digital Advertising

Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

Top 10 imaginary friends in fiction

All characters in fiction are imaginary friends to some extent, but here AF Harrold chooses his favourite imaginary friends from children’s books and beyond as characters in their own right, from Calvin’s friend Hobbes to Skellig<p>Experience this imagination inducing gallery by AF Harrold and Emily …

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World

This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

Women in the Workplace: A Research Roundup

We all expect to be judged on our merits at work—to be recognized for our accomplishments and our unique talents, insights, and efforts. But does that actually happen? A variety of recent research by business, psychology, and sociology scholars offers a window into women’s collective experiences in …

Mary Barra, First Female CEO Of GM, Gets Paid Half What Her Male Predecessor Made (UPDATE)

Last month, Mary Barra started work as chief executive officer of General Motors, becoming the first woman to run a major automaker. Her appointment was hailed as a significant milestone for female executives the world over. Even Barack Obama cited Barra during his State of the Union address as an …

The most common mistakes that derail a woman’s career

Women don’t negotiate for themselves, which could be the biggest career mistake they make—but there are plenty of others.<p>In her new book, <i>Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office,</i> Lois Frankel, an executive coach and public speaker, has identified 133 errors women make that derail their career. …

Feminism

Harvard Business Review study on work-life balance: Male executives see family issues as a women's problem.

A revealing—and depressing—article in this month’s <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that no matter how much power female executives have accrued, or how …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Michelle Obama: "Practical" To Put Myself Highest On My Priority List

Posted on December 23, 2011<p>First lady Michelle Obama tells Barbara Walters in a 20/20 special that it is "practical" for her to put her self highest …

'Back From the Brink': A Book Review By Dr. Lloyd Sederer

<b>Back From The Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder (2013, New Harbinger Publications) By Graeme Cowan</b><p>A book review by Dr. Lloyd Sederer<p>When you open the cover of this book you first see a copy of a handwritten suicide note, penned by the author in …

Low fat foods stuffed with 'harmful’ levels of sugar

Telegraph analysis finds many food and drink products marketed as "low fat" contain sugar levels which some leading campaigners and scientists warn are too high. Hover over the bars in the charts to see products or search for a specific product with the table view<p>Many low fat foods promoted as …

Nutrition

Sunday Sweets: Filibuster Edition

A friend once told me, "I love all your posts, but I have to admit, on Sundays you could really write anything. I'm just there for the gorgeous …