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Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist Announced

Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist Announced

This year’s Wellcome Book Prize shortlist is an amalgam of non-fiction and fiction books that as head of judges Bill Bryson said today, are “all accessible, engaging and beautifully written”. Deciding on the six books that would make the shortlist was “like being in the world’s best book club”, said the best-selling non-fiction author. The prize, which was relaunched last year with the strap line “books for the incurably curious”, is for publications that engage with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. As Ken Arnold, Head of Public Programmes at the...
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A Happier, Healthier You: The Welldoing How To Guide

A Happier, Healthier You: The Welldoing How To Guide

This is just a quick post, to proudly announce that we have published an eBook: A Happier, Healthier You: The Welldoing How To Guide We have collected contributions from a wonderful array of experts, psychologists and writers, who offer their best advice on subjects that will – we hope – serve to make life less stressful and more enjoyable and balanced for you too. This How To Guide is all about your mind and body, with advice ranging from how best to start the day, how to build inner strength, how to find the job you love - and everything in between. And it's...
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Arianna Huffington: "It's not all about money and power"

Arianna Huffington: "It's not all about money and power"

Arianna Huffington is founder and former owner of The Huffington Post. Her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life  is out now. What’s wrong with the current definition of success? Our definition of success right now is based almost solely on money and power. And so to succeed, we lead lives of overwork, sleep-deprivation and burnout. These are actually considered badges of honor! We voluntarily drive ourselves into the ground, if not the grave. This idea of success can work—or at least appear to work—in the short term....
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It's Good for You: High-Strength Fish Oils

It's Good for You: High-Strength Fish Oils

Everybody knows that omega 3 is on the good supplements list. Study after study shows that bodies respond favourably  to the omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, which is found in red meat, egg yolks, and in oily fish such as sardines and tuna. Low levels of DHA are linked to depression, memory loss, visual disorders, and other neurological problems. For this reason, many of us take fish oil capsules. However, not all omega 3 supplements are created equal. Clinical studies use daily doses of at least 3,000mg of DHA and EPA  but if you go shopping...
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How to Recover From an Affair

How to Recover From an Affair

Discovering an affair is an agonising business. But there are many experts and real-life couples who would say that just because an affair has occured does not mean that a marriage or relationship is doomed to end. It may take months, even years, but some marriages are even improved by the experience. Here's our advice on recovering from an affair:  You have to talk to your partner. What might have passed for conversation before this is nothing compared with the details and depths you will have to reach. And, importantly, so will they. If you are attempting...
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CULTURE TIP: Christmas Films

CULTURE TIP: Christmas Films

Christmas movies are the Stilton of the seasonal cheeseboard. They’re big and smelly but it wouldn’t be Christmas without a slice of their sentiment. Our familiarity with them  builds a wonderful sense of continuity. Like  Christmas itself, you know what to expect. And if the Christmas that lies ahead may not be all that you hoped,  or you are feeling low or lost or wishing you were anywhere else, they are a wonderful distraction.  Here are Welldoing.org’s top five mincemeat-flavoured cinema treats   It’s a Wonderful Life: the incomparable James...
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