Health & wellbeing

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Heatwaves increase risk of early births and poorer health in babies, study finds
Research that looked at 53 million births says Black and Hispanic mothers and those in lower socioeconomic groups most at risk

Aliya Uteuova

29, May, 2024 @6:48 PM

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My first time at a burlesque class: ‘Could I thrust with a force that could kill a man?’
In her fortnightly review of fitness and wellbeing activities, comedian Jennifer Wong overcomes her apprehension of ‘whorish vagina dancing’ – and then the gloves come off

Jennifer Wong

29, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Should we follow Lily Allen – and let our partner control our smartphone? | Arwa Mahdawi
Allen’s husband decides the apps she is allowed to use and she decides his. It’s one of many approaches people are taking to try to ditch social media and unbreak their brains, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

29, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Sweat wisely! 22 etiquette rules for exercise – from swimming lanes to selfies
Gyms, workout classes and pools can make even the most confident of people self conscious. Here are expert tips to make you happier

Zoe Williams

29, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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The problem with the nudge effect: it can make you buy more carrots – but it can’t make you eat them
It has long been thought that psychological tactics can persuade consumers to adopt much healthier habits. But it turns out there is a hitch …

27, May, 2024 @4:18 PM

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The life sabbatical: is doing absolutely nothing the secret of happiness?
Few of us have the money to take a long pause from work or caring responsibilities. But, as I found, even a day can make a difference

Anita Chaudhuri

27, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Our maternity services need radical change. Women must reclaim birth | Letter
Letter: Wendy Savage on the Albany Midwifery Practice and missed chances to improve care for mothers and babies

26, May, 2024 @4:03 PM

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For seven years, I have been caffeine-free. Here’s how it has changed me
If I lapse, the anxiety spiral is immediate and horrendous. I am glad to have stepped off the rollercoaster

Nell Frizzell

26, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Music helps you get fit – but the right mix will keep you coming back…
Finding tunes with a tempo and rhythm to match your heart rate can help you keep the pace when you exercise – and make it more enjoyable

Joel Snape

26, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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I craved quiet. Then my sons moved out, dog died and hens were killed – and noise now feels necessary | Emma Beddington
For thirty years I longed to turn down the volume on my life. But since I have, I can see the problem with insulating yourself from the world, says Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

26, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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‘It was my gateway drug to self-harm’: a writer’s journey to finding the joy in makeup
As a girl, the author Emma Forrest defaced herself with lipstick to convey the emotional maelstrom she felt inside. Now in her 40s, she has finally mastered how to use makeup as an agent of happiness

Emma Forrest

26, May, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Pillows, playlists and a gentle push… My birth plan was a joke
We all start our journey into motherhood with a Plan A for the birth, but wouldn’t it be helpful if we had a Plan B or C or even D?

Eva Wiseman

26, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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