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The psychology of weight loss – what really works

£7.99, Routledge Why do some of us become overweight? Why is it so difficult to lose weight? How can we adapt healthy attitudes towards food? I have been commissioned to write features about weight loss since the 1990s. I have seen a few books on the subject in that time and this is one of […] Expand blog


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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


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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