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The trouble with chocolate

The trouble with chocolate     Eating chocolate can reduce your chances of having a stroke by 17%. I confess that I love chocolate. I have been known to go to great trouble to get particularly good chocolate. So you … Continue reading


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Do you want to get old?

In a large study in Newcastle (UK) people over 85 were asked to rate their own health. To the surprise of the researchers 78% rated their health as good, very good or excellent. Interestingly people who are more optimistic are … Continue reading


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How to deal with troublesome relatives at Christmas

It’s here again, the time when you have to put up with those relatives you’ve managed to avoid for the rest of the year, with all their annoying habits and demands. The murder rate goes up at Christmas (and we … Continue reading


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Why people think there is nothing they can do about bullying

This can happen because long term stress, such as that caused by bullying, damages your brain. In particular it can destroy cells in your hippocampus (a small part of your brain just above your ear). This makes your hippocampus smaller. … Continue reading


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Working too hard?

Are you up to your eyes with work but don’t feel you are making any progress? Do you just have too much to do? Are you stressed out? If this is you, read on to get a few tips on how to reduce your workload. Here is one problem that wastes a great deal of time: Doing the same job twice (or more often sometimes). Find out what to do about it. Continue reading


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Are you being bullied?

Being bullied is one of the most miserable experiences you can have. It can also make you stressed and angry. But there are things you can do. Here are some tips to help. You’ll find more help here. Recognise the … Continue reading


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Swamped but can’t delegate?

Have you had this problem? You are up to your ears with time-consuming, complicated tasks and you have people in your team who have nothing to do – often because you are holding them up? You can’t delegate the tasks … Continue reading


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Vital thinking skills for top people

Do you watch tennis? If you do, you may be familiar with John McEnroe, who used to be the bad boy of tennis with his famous line “You cannot be serious!” Which he used whenever a judgement went against him. … Continue reading


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