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How to slow down time – or at least make it appear to pass more slowly

“Where does the time go?” older people often remark. Even though we know time is marked in discrete and predesignated units that are the same for everybody, there is still the sense that it increases its pace as we age.  Feeling that a week, year or even a decade has rapidly slipped by can feel psychologically unpleasant and depressing. Time can be […] Expand blog


Robin Dauncey – the Norwich potter

A dear friend Robin Dauncey died recently just a month after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. He worked for 45 years as a professional potter in Norwich. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend his funeral. It feels as if I haven’t said goodbye. I keep expecting to bump into him, as I always did, in St […] Expand blog

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Why too much choice is bad for our health

The dizzying array of health and lifestyle choices can leave us so confused that it may even undermine our wellbeing… By Liz Hollis Deglycrrhised licorice, dong quai, chlorella, L-arginine, L-cysteine, L-Glutamine… the baffling array of supplements for sale in your average health food store is enough to make you feel light-headed with choice. Choosing a […] Expand blog

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How to make your emails more effective

With our email boxes so full we can barely read what’s in there, it seems to me there must be a better way to email. So with saving time and encouraging people to act on your emails and respond more quickly, here’s some thoughts… Keep the subject line short. As few words as possible and […] Expand blog

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Psychology through the eye of a journalist

This article originally appeared in The Psychologist. The magazine of the British Psychological Society. Psychology is a particularly rich source of material for the media.  Some of the most significant and high-profile news items are about psychology. The discipline also underlies a surprisingly vast amount of media content in newspaper, magazine and digital publications too […] Expand blog