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Exercise helped with my anxiety - but I became obsessed. Therapy was the answer

It wasn’t until I had a back injury that I realised how extreme my gym habit had become – and admitted that I needed helpThe first time I went for a run as an adult, I was at university and had been deeply depressed for several months. I managed a minute before I had to walk, but, I told myself, a minute was a start. I went every day and, as the weeks passed, I ran further, for longer. The impact was immediate – even after that first jog I felt a rush of achievement, of hope. And it was cumulati...
Tags: Life and style, Society, Depression, Anxiety, Running


Sofie Hagen: ‘Fat is a neutral word – I want us to reclaim it’

In her first book, the Danish comedian is calling for fat liberation – and happiness. She talks about anti-capitalism, abuse and how her view of her body changed overnightSofie Hagen no longer tells fat jokes. “I did at the beginning of my career,” she says, a bit regretfully. “Nothing negative, just laughing at myself. I had one joke, where I said something like: ‘I’m fat because I overeat. And I overeat because I have a lot of pain inside. Like, for example, right here’” – she points to her ch...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Health & wellbeing, Hagen, Sofie Hagen


The dad who gave birth: ‘Being pregnant doesn't change me being a trans man’

Transitioning meant that Freddy McConnell finally felt comfortable in his skin. Then he began a quest to conceive and carry his own childFreddy McConnell takes out his phone and shows me a film of his baby snoring contentedly. Jack is gorgeous, with blond hair, blue eyes and heavy eyelids, and McConnell is the classic doting dad – albeit more hands-on than most. It’s a year since he gave birth to Jack, an experience he describes as life-changing. He has also made an intimate and moving film abou...
Tags: Family, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, Transgender, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Jack, McConnell, Freddy McConnell


Longer lifespans: A coming crisis or reason to celebrate?

A huge segment of America's population — the Baby Boom generation — is aging and will live longer than any American generation in history.The story we read about in the news? Their drain on social services like Social Security and Medicare. But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by now at amazone --> List Price:...
Tags: Death, Media, Life, Aging, America, Society, Public Health, United States, Social Security, Innovation, Population, Medicare, Ashton Applewhite


‘It’s not just a wolf whistle’: how catcalls became anti-harassment street art

With teenage girls a particular target of street harassment, Farah Benis is on a mission to document incidents and raise awarenessCatcallsofLdn is an Instagram account that raises awareness about street harassment using chalk art. Inspired by and working with @catcallsofnyc, founder Farah Benis collects submissions from the public then chalks them onto the pavement in the place where they happened. The hope is that chalking, documenting and sharing images of the words will help to raise awarenes...
Tags: Children, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Cities, Sexual Harassment, Farah Benis


Murder on the allotment: 'She was everything that he wanted to be'

She was the respected allotment committee secretary, he was an ambitious fellow plot holder: why did he kill her? In a corner of London, close to the busy Edgware Road, there is a secret garden. Tucked away on a residential street, the gate has the words “Colindale Gardens and Allotments Association” messily painted on a white plank tied to the chain-link fencing. Beyond the gate is a broad expanse of grass and earth, of greenhouses, sheds, canes and polytunnels. You can hear the occasional rumb...
Tags: Crime, Life and style, Society, UK News, Parents and parenting, Allotments


Penny Mordaunt says UK will defend abortion rights amid global pushback

Development secretary vows government will ‘hold a strong line’, after attempts by Trump administration to weaken commitmentsBritain’s international development secretary has promised to stand firm in her support for abortion rights in the face of growing opposition.Speaking at an event hosted by the Canadian embassy on Monday, Penny Mordaunt said: “Leadership means not shying away from issues like safe abortion when the evidence shows us these services will save women’s lives.” Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Trump, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Global gag rule, Women's rights and gender equality


Podcast #497: The Meaning, Manifestations, and Treatments for Anxiety

According to recent statistics, the number of Americans dealing with anxiety disorders is over 40 million and that number is increasing. My guest today is one of those Americans who’s suffered from bouts of anxiety all of his life. He’s also a successful journalist. So he decided to use his journalistic chops to explore the history of anxiety and how we treat it in the hopes he could gain more insight about the mental disorder that has plagued him since his youth.  His name is Scott Stossel...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Society, Anxiety, Atlantic, Scott, Scott Scott, Lenore Skenazy, Twitter Listen, Scott Stossel He, Search for Peace of Mind We


'People don't even look at me:' eight black women discuss politics of light and dark skin – video

As part of our Shades of Black series,  we invited eight women to talk about their experience of colorism in their relationships, careers and everyday lifeHave you experienced colorism? Share your story here Continue reading...
Tags: Race, Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, US news


The average lifespan of a friendship? 10 years. Here’s why.

Some friendships last a lifetime, but most have a lifespan. In the U.S., best friends tend to last for 10 years on average, says Nicholas Christakis.In friendships, one person may begin to defect or "free ride", which causes the other person to choose between cooperation or defection. People tend to choose the latter so they won't be taken advantage of.A certain amount of social fluidity, taking a breather from a friendship, can actually make a friendship last longer. ...
Tags: Psychology, Life, Relationships, Friendship, Society, Innovation, Collaboration, Communications, Nicholas Christakis


Top 5 strangest fad diets

It's perfectly normal to want a healthy body. But like everything in life, moderation is the key.Some people want the ideal body so bad, they're willing to make any number of bizarre changes to their lives. And pop nutritionists, dietitians, and public figures are more than happy to sell ill-advised diets to them.Here's just 5 of some of the strangest fad diets through history. None Everybody wants to be slim. There's nothing wrong with that. But some people are downright obsessed with slimness,...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Hollywood, Society, Atlantic, Beauty, Innovation, Berger, Peterson, Human body, Jordan Peterson, Jack Gilbert, Mikhaila Peterson, Sumiko Watanabe, Immune Power Diet According, Stuart Berger


Paul Kagame orders release of women and girls jailed over abortion in Rwanda

Women’s rights activists welcome presidential pardon of 367 female prisoners as evidence of progressRwanda’s president has pardoned hundreds of girls and women jailed for abortion. The women are expected to be released immediately under the presidential prerogative. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Infant and child mortality, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Women's rights and gender equality


Designers behind Princess Awesome to launch gender-neutral clothing for boys

Crowdfunding campaign for Boy, Wonder reaches 50% of target funding in first hourA children’s clothing company which revolutionised gender-neutral clothing for girls has turned their attention to boys, launching a crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday that reached 50% of its funding aim in the first hour.Frustrated that they couldn’t find shirts for their five sons with unicorns on them or bright colours, animals, sparkles and rainbows, Eva St Clair and Rebecca Melsky decided to make them themselves....
Tags: Gender, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Eva St Clair, Rebecca Melsky


Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones


Apex Legends: a parents' guide to the 'new Fortnite'

The battle royale team game has won millions of players within weeks. How violent is it? What’s the age limit? And what does it cost? We answer your questionsSurprise-released in February, Apex Legends has taken the world of online gaming by storm, attracting more than 50 million players within a month. But what is it about this Fortnite-style battle royale blaster that has made it such a huge success, and should parents be concerned?Here’s everything you need to know. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Games, Technology, Xbox One, Life and style, Society, Pc, Playstation, Culture, Xbox, Playstation 4, Game culture, Parents and parenting, Young People, Fighting Games, Fortnite


Masculinity is in crisis. Who’s to blame?

Male power is a paradox, says Michael Kaufman. Society is male-dominated, yet despite their advantages men still die younger than women, are more likely to commit suicide, to be in prison, and to be addicted to drugs.Masculinity is a millennia-year-old idea that no longer functions well in the modern world. Advice like "be a man" backfires on men the most, for all the reasons above.There is a growing movement that blames women for the so-called attack on masculinity, but Kaufman doesn't buy it. ...
Tags: Gender, Parenting, Sex, Women, Society, Innovation, Men, Emotions, Gender Equality, Humanity, Social Change, Kaufman, Michael Kaufman Society




David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

As he powers into his 80s, the photographer recalls shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Andy Warhol, shares his regrets over voting leave – and reveals how Gordon Brown pulled a fast one on him‘You look knackered,” says David Bailey, greeting me at his studio. It’s up a small mews and sprawls so casually across two floors that it still feels like the 60s inside. “Look at you,” he says. “Your buttons aren’t even done up right.” I look down at my jacket: that bit is true. But I tell him: “I’m not ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Gordon Brown, Social history, David Bailey


Kim Kardashian Reveals the Reality of Her Psoriasis With Brutally Honest Photo

Kim bravely showed her face during a psoriasis flare-up and people are applauding her honestly.
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, Entertainment, Life, Society, Gallery, Kim, Trending News, Intriguing, Science & Nature, TV & Movies


'It was our catwalk': the children who gave their town a fashion makeover

How one Welsh town became the backdrop for a remarkable fashion shoot. Words by Paula Cocozza. Photographs by Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte JamesAfter their costume workshop at the Gellideg youth centre in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, some of the girls who had taken part braved the wind and the rain to parade the streets in their finery. It was soon after Halloween, November 2016. They were dressed in black, in extravagant hats, faces pale as the moon. Ice-cold curls, frozen by gel and ...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Education, Children, Wales, Life and style, Society, Art and design, Charlotte James, Bristol Continue, Paula Cocozza, Fashion and textiles, Clémentine Schneidermann, Charlotte JamesAfter, Schneidermann James, Martin Parr Foundation


Paris Jackson Hospitalized for Suicide Attempt

According to TMZ, police and paramedics were called to the scene at 7:30am after Jackson reportedly cut her wrists at her home.
Tags: Music, Life, Society, Gallery, Social Issues, Jackson, Trending News, Paris Jackson Hospitalized for Suicide Attempt


'A lot of us are in the dark': what teenage boys really think about being a man

What’s on the average 16- and 17-year-old’s mind? Tom Lamont talked to young men across the UK about masculinity, #MeToo, role models and coming of age now“You mean Yorkie bars and steel factories, that sort of thing?” Joel is 16 and lives in Wirral. I’ve asked him to define masculinity as he sees it, just as I’ve been asking a similar thing of 16- and 17-year-olds like him all over the country. What is going on in their heads right now, these boys on the cusp? What do they believe, and what do ...
Tags: UK, Life and style, Society, Men, Young People, Joel, Tom Lamont


Science Proves That Husbands Are Big Babies That Cause Wives Stress

I'm sure this comes as a surprise to absolutely no woman at all...
Tags: Funny, Life, Relationships, Society, Gallery, Evergreen, BPM, Gallery. Trending


Female Virgin Atlantic Flight Attendants Officially No Longer Forced to Wear Makeup to Work

Of course companies want their staff to look presentable, but they don’t need to enforce outdated gender stereotypes to achieve that.
Tags: Life, Society, Gallery, Social Issues, Intriguing


Horrifying New Details Emerge From Michael Jackson ‘Leaving Neverland’ Documentary

"When someone is sexually abused as a child, especially by such a prominent figure, it changes the course of their lives.”
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Social Issues, Michael Jackson


Getting fit in middle age as beneficial as starting early – study

Increasing activity in 40s and 50s lowers risk of early death just like staying fit from teensGetting active in midlife could be as good for you as starting young when it comes to reducing the risk of an early death, researchers have suggested.But experts say the study, which looked at people’s patterns of exercise as they aged and their subsequent death records, also shows it does not do to rest on your laurels: the benefits fade once exercise declines. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Life and style, Society, Medical Research, Health & wellbeing


Is it ever too late to reply to an email? | Oliver Burkeman

Social expectations about digital etiquette have never been more in flux. The solution? Avoid worrying about it altogetherYou know you’ve reached a crisis point in your email backlog when you’re obliged – as I was recently – to confront the following conundrum of electronic etiquette: is it ruder to reply to an email after three months than not to reply at all? On one hand, obviously, not replying is obnoxious. On the other, at least it lets the sender imagine that you missed their message entir...
Tags: Technology, Media, Email, Life and style, Society, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Computing, Oliver Burkeman


Child marriage in Niger is a cultural issue, not an Islamic one

A visit to the world’s fifth poorest country has shown me that battling early and forced marriage begins with communitiesIslam, for me, is a way of life and the core of my world. As a Muslim woman I have always been encouraged to be who I want to be.I get frustrated when people say: “Why do you wear a hijab? Isn’t that a sign of women’s oppression?” I choose to wear a hijab; I choose to be an educated and liberated woman and I choose to follow Islam. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Niger, Child marriage, Islam Continue, Sexual Violence, Women's rights and gender equality


'Thousands' of young girls denied abortion after rape in Argentina

Anti-choice doctors and health officials accused of obstructing legal terminations after 11-year-old girl gave birth to rapist’s child The lives of thousands of girls in Argentina are being put at risk as legal abortions are delayed and obstructed by doctors trying to force pregnancies to full term.The issue of anti-choice doctors, medical institutions and government officials deliberately trying to hold up legally sanctioned terminations was brought into sharp focus last week when it emerged th...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion, Rape and sexual assault, Women's rights and gender equality



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