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Stoicism and Grief: How Marcus Aurelius Helped Me Survive

It’s often thought that stoicism requires you to suppress emotions. So why would it help you through a period of grief?

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Do You Stop Breathing While Asleep? One Billion People Worldwide Do

If you have sleep apnoea, you may stop breathing while asleep. Chances are you don’t realise your life is at risk.

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There’s More Sugar in Infant Formula Than in Soft Drinks

Infant formula is widely used. But do you know what’s in it? And how much sugar is there in infant formula?

touch matters

Touch Matters a Lot. Why Might this Be?

Even when we see things we often reach to touch them. Is it because touch gives us certainty?

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Blaming Games for Moral Decline and Addiction

People often blame video games for problems in society. Don’t believe all you hear.

human footprint

Human Footprint Estimates and Earth’s Resource Depletion

The increasing impact of humans means our consumption far exceeds the Earth’s ability to regenerate.

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Do We Possess our Possessions or Do They Possess Us?

Why do you value your possessions so much? Too much, perhaps?

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The Sugary Drinks Tax is Working in the UK

The UK’s sugary drinks tax is working. Now extend it to other sugary snacks.

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Why losing weight is hard – but not impossible

It’s hard to lose weight and can be even harder to keep it off. Here’s why.

technology addiction

The 6 Biggest Myths of Technology Addiction

The idea that we can become addicted to technology is commonplace. It’s mostly wrong.

light pollution

The Runaway Evolution of Light Pollution

Electric light is a wonderful invention but we don’t use it wisely. Light pollution is a serious issue and not just in cities.

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How Your Body and Mind Communicate

Do emotions like fear drive physical responses? Or is it the other way round?

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Wired that Way: How Genes Shape Behaviour

There is a complicated relationship between your genes and who you are.