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Sleep six hours or less? Why your risk of dementia may be higher

Sleep six hours or less? Why your risk of dementia may be higher

Poor sleep is linked to cognitive decline, with the risk of dementia deemed up to 30 per cent higher in those who lack sleep in midlife – and it comes down to at least four important physiological processes.

  • by Sophie Aubrey

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New sensations: how artists are using ASMR

New sensations: how artists are using ASMR

Off the back of one of the internet’s strangest phenomena, artists are now creating work specifically designed to induce “oddly satisfying” feelings of wellbeing.

  • by Stephanie Wood
The role exercise plays in increasing our sense of purpose

The role exercise plays in increasing our sense of purpose

A new study underscores how braided the relationship between physical activity and psychological wellbeing can be, and how the effects often run both ways.

  • by Gretchen Reynolds
Stop feeling guilty about working out at lunch – it’s saving you time

Stop feeling guilty about working out at lunch – it’s saving you time

The majority of workers don’t take exercise breaks out of guilt or because they’re “too busy” despite compelling evidence showing they improve productivity.

  • by Sarah Berry
The other side of that ‘blah feeling’ is flourishing. Here’s how to get there

The other side of that ‘blah feeling’ is flourishing. Here’s how to get there

Research shows that the pandemic took a toll on our overall wellbeing. Here are seven simple steps to get you thriving again.

  • by Dani Blum
The things I wish I knew before becoming a mother

The things I wish I knew before becoming a mother

After the birth of a baby – whether it’s a first or subsequent child – life is very different. The sooner you make having time for yourself a part of your routine, the better.

  • by Tatyana Leonov
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Should I have slopped sunscreen on a struggling stranger?

Should I have slopped sunscreen on a struggling stranger?

Applying lotion to someone’s back is an intimate thing to do. Even with family and close friends you’d do a quick scan first, checking for any crusty rashes or excessive furriness.

  • by Danny Katz
Struggle with time management? The ‘Eisenhower method’ will help

Struggle with time management? The ‘Eisenhower method’ will help

One of the key skills to learning how to manage your stress and workload is figuring out time management. And a to-do list won’t cut it.

  • by Grace Beverley
Parents’ health habits, even before birth, may influence a child’s wellbeing

Parents’ health habits, even before birth, may influence a child’s wellbeing

Physical activity and diet might have long-lasting effects on a child’s health, a new animal study suggests.

  • by Gretchen Reynolds
Why our fastest growing drinks category is now non-alcoholic wine

Why our fastest growing drinks category is now non-alcoholic wine

Non-alcoholic wine is far beyond the days of simply mixing grape juice and sparkling water, and women and young people are said to be driving the craze.

  • by Sue Williams
Do eggs deserve their bad rap?

Do eggs deserve their bad rap?

For decades, the brekkie favourite has carried a reputation it can’t quite seem to shake off: that it leads to high cholesterol, heart disease and early death. So what does the science really say?

  • by Sophie Aubrey