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How to communicate effectively with someone who has dementia

If someone close to you has dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type) you will know that communication gradually becomes more difficult and at times frustrating. This jargon-free article explains why this happens and […]

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Why are some people more altruistic than others?

In her viral TED Talk, psychology researcher and author Abigail Marsh asks essential questions: if humans are evil, why do we sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to help others even at a cost to ourselves? […]

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How to soothe distressing emotions: exercises in compassion

Did you know that not only does compassion help to soothe distressing emotions, it actually increases feelings of contentment and well-being?   Throughout history people have sought to cope with a life that is often […]

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Sex education for the 21st century guy

In a world of the ongoing conversation about consent highlighted by #MeToo, where can young men get a reliable, healthy understanding of sex? In Respect, Swedish writer and sex education expert Inti Chavez-Perez talks directly to […]

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Rethinking Self-Esteem: Busting Myths and Offering Solutions

It is a widely held belief that those who are more successful and higher above the average are happier and more satisfied with themselves and their lives than those below average. But if this were […]

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Recognising the signs of subtle abuse

Abusers come in every shape and size, which makes it all the more difficult to spot one early in a relationship. Fortunately, there are some common patterns of behaviour that most abusers exhibit in a […]

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The positive power of negative emotions

As we prepare to spend the festive period surrounded by family and friends and immersed in laughter and love, it is a good time to reflect on the loneliness that can arise in our relatives’ […]

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The science of conversation

How often is it that we stop to consider the inspiration, meaning and consequences of the words that come out of our mouths? How often do we consider the way our spoken language shapes and […]

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What is Your Body Language Saying?

Body language is a very effective tool for public speaking. Here, Nigel Barlow, a professional keynote speaker and creative coach, gives advice on how to use your body language to enhance your presentation skills, whatever […]

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How Men’s and Women’s Sexual Fantasies Differ

Justin J. Lehmiller, a leading expert on human sexuality and author of the popular blog Sex and Psychology, has made it his career’s ambition to answer questions such as what do we really want when it comes to […]

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How to keep a promise to yourself

We all make excuses … But guess what: We’ve got an even bigger issue. We pretend we’re much nicer than we are: we’re trained early on that when we don’t do what we said we’d […]

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Time to Help Your Parents

Life expectancy is on the rise, and they say 70 is the new 50. People are living longer, but there is, inevitably, a point when most of us have to face the fact that Mum […]

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