Psychology

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‘Some things can’t be repaired’: how do you recover when a friend betrays you?
With the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial poring over the destruction of a celebrity friendship, four people share their experiences of treachery and trauma

Sirin Kale

19, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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How to trick your brain into better eating habits
Ditching the cutlery, scoffing a big first bite and discussing the carrots can help rewire our brains and make us more mindful of our meals

Clare Finney

17, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The secret to saving your relationship: eight lessons from a couples therapist
Over three decades Susanna Abse has worked with every kind of couple. She shares what she’s learned on how to stay the distance

Zoe Williams

14, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Bittersweet by Susan Cain review – a mawkish manifesto for the happy-sad
The author of Quiet again bangs the drum for the world’s sensitive souls, but her unflagging earnestness is depressingly short of nuance and humour

Nicci Gerrard

09, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Cynics masquerade as wise, but they’re doing everyone a disservice | Torsten Bell
Their world-weary attitude deceives others into believing they’re better at their jobs than they are

Torsten Bell

08, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Anxiety can be good for you
It’s never going to be fun, but it can be healthy – and facing up to it is always better than hiding, says Kate Smith

Kate Smith

07, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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How to rebuild a life after the death of a partner
Losing someone you love dearly is devastating, but the bond couples shared in life is vital to those who live on, says Juliet Rosenfeld

Juliet Rosenfeld

01, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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What I’ve learned from 10 years of therapy - and why it’s time to stop
Therapy was like finding a key for a door that had been locked my whole life. Here are the nine things it’s taught me

Hannah Booth

30, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Workers think less creatively in Zoom meetings, study finds
Face-to-face gatherings produce more ideas – and more inventive ones – than videoconferencing, say researchers

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Your Mum and Dad review – Larkin-inspired essay on a family’s psychological wounds
Film-maker Klaartje Quirijns turns the camera on her mother and father as they open up about the trauma of her elder sister’s death

Peter Bradshaw

25, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Don’t insist on being positive – allowing negative emotions has much to teach us
Leaning into difficult feelings can help you find the way forward, according to a refreshing new wave of books, says Jamie Waters

Jamie Waters

24, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The father of lateral thinking pulls posthumous tricks out of his hat
The newly published will of philosopher, self-help maverick and ‘one-man global industry’ Dr Edward de Bono reveals surprises about his children – and his wealth

Vanessa Thorpe and Sarah Limbrick

24, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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