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Volunteering with the Elderly: The Surprising Benefits

There are 66 million people in the UK, with 18.2% of us aged 65 and over1, and yet despite our population increasing, loneliness is still a major public health concern.2 Linked to social isolation, depression and feelings of inadequacy, loneliness also negatively affects the normal functioning of our hearts and brains3.  It also increases the…
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Being Single

Why Being Single is Empowering

Being a single woman has been synonymous with failure for as long as the patriarchy has favoured men. (So, forever then…) We’re taught that our value comes from being in a relationship; that without one, all we’re left with is loneliness, heartache and a propensity to buy cats. This is because romantic notions have been…
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This mother’s description of her tween son’s brain is a must-read for all parents.

It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy. An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote: How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won’t tear him down),…
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Stalking: How to Tell and What to do

What is stalking? When we hear the term ‘stalking,’ most of us imagine being followed by a strange, faceless person who hides in bushes and lurks around corners waiting to catch a glimpse of the object of their desire. In reality, stalking is far more sinister than that. It is a form of abuse and…
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Teenage Drinking

Teenage Drinking: Help Breaking the Addiction

The First Sip Most of us can remember the first time we tasted alcohol. We might have been offered some by our parents, snuck in a swig while they slept, giggled with friends as they brought a bottle of something inconspicuous along to the park, watching and laughing with each other as we pretended the…
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Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work  Unfortunately, abuse is also prevalent in work environments. According to one study, one in three women ages 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work. 25% of those women were harassed online via texts or emails, yet 71% of these women did not report it. We can only speculate the reasons for this, but one…
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