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    1. Is buying healthcare in groups the best option for small US businesses? | Business

      Is buying healthcare in groups the best option for small US businesses? | Business

      T he number of small businesses offering employees group healthcare fell to a historic low last year. If you’re running a small business, that’s probably no surprise: healthcare is a significant cost and it’s a struggle to provide affordable health insurance for your employees. But there may be another, potentially better option for controlling these costs.

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    2. Share your views on the causes of loneliness in young people

      Share your views on the causes of loneliness in young people

      New research has found loneliness in young people to be a more significant marker than previously thought for issues such as mental health problems and trouble finding work . Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says Read more The King’s College London study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine , also says those suffering loneliness are more likely to feel pessimistic about their ability to succeed in life than peers who feel connected to others, regardless of gender or wealth. The report comes soon after the Office for National Statistics found that young people aged 16-24 felt lonely ...

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    3. Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner | Life and style

      Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner | Life and style

      Prevention is better than cure. Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviors, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. Learn the warning signs: changes in mood, drinking more, being snappy, poor sleep patterns, not looking after their appearance etc – you’re looking for sustained changes, everyone can have an off day. Get in early and challenge the person about their behavior.

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      Mentions: depression
    4. Mindfulness: an effective mental health treatment but not a panacea

      Mindfulness: an effective mental health treatment but not a panacea

      It’s cheap with a wide range of health benefits – but there’s a shortage of teachers and NHS provision is patchy It may be an ancient Buddhist practice, co-opted and misrepresented by celebrity practitioners, but scientists and health practitioners have found that mindfulness has specific benefits for mental health patients. The medical profession, too, is beginning to take it seriously ...

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    5. Small business owners should not be afraid to ask for advice | Guardian Small Business Network | Guardian Professional

      Small business owners should not be afraid to ask for advice | Guardian Small Business Network | Guardian Professional

      As the famous saying goes, no man is an island, and this is never truer than when starting your own business. Some entrepreneurs see asking for help as a sign of weakness, but it isn't. Being aware of your weaknesses is a strength in itself, and looking for outside support and guidance can only be a good thing.

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    6. The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match

      The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match

      Six million Britons are looking for their perfect partner online before Valentine's day on Friday, but their chance of success may depend on clever maths rather than charisma In the Summer of 2012, Chris McKinlay was finishing his maths dissertation at the University of California in Los Angeles. It meant a lot of late nights as he ran complex calculations through a powerful supercomputer in the ...

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      Mentions: Honeywell Boston Ucla
    7. Online dating is hard enough. Try doing it with a disability | Timothy Sykes

      Online dating is hard enough. Try doing it with a disability | Timothy Sykes

      Online dating profiles don't make it easy for users to communicate their disability in a sensitive and meaningful way After nearly four years of being single, I decided that I wanted to meet someone romantically. Instead of waiting for love to find me, as people often suggest, I decided to do what so many do these days: try online dating. I chose Match.com. I started looking at some of the ...

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      Mentions: Disability
    8. Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby

      Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby

      For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be gruelling. How do they (and their parents) get through it? We follow one baby born with a serious heart defect Exposed to the air by the surgeon's knife, a baby's heart, the size of a small plum, is beating vigorously. Two theatre nurses count and re-count their trays of instruments. The anaesthetist studies her monitors ...

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      Mentions: London NHS Austin
    9. Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

      Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

      People who had caffeine after looking at images apparently better at distinguishing them from similar ones the next day A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists ...

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    10. Don't worry, be happy: overcoming worry may be key to mental health | Daniel and Jason Freeman

      Don't worry, be happy: overcoming worry may be key to mental health | Daniel and Jason Freeman

      Worry plays a role in causing a wide range of psychological problems. But don't fret – there's a simple, effective treatment Are you weary of "new year, new you" positive thinking exercises? Tired of trying to feel Tiggerish in the cold, dark, midwinter mornings? Why not try this quick experiment to redress the balance. All you have to do is imagine that something great has happened in your life ...

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    11. My autistic child receives great social services. Adulthood is another story | Kristina Chew

      My autistic child receives great social services. Adulthood is another story | Kristina Chew

      Disabled children in the US are provided with great services. But for adults, long waitlists mean even finding housing is a struggle This fall, my son reached a milestone I'd been dreading for years. At 16-and-a-half years old, he is almost the same age as my university students. Were things different, Charlie would be in his junior year of high school, prepping for the SAT and wondering what ...

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    12. Your experiences of antidepressants

      Your experiences of antidepressants

      The Guardian asked readers of five newspapers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy to talk about being on antidepressants. There were more than 3,000 responses Some said they were a lifesaver; others dismissed them as unremarkable; still others said they just made things worse. When the Guardian asked readers of five European newspapers to share their experiences of antidepressants for ...

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      Mentions: Spain Germany England
    13. Dying in chains: why do we treat sick prisoners like this?

      Dying in chains: why do we treat sick prisoners like this?

      How can you justify handcuffing a terminally ill man to his bed? An investigation into the treatment of sick prisoners When Michael Tyrrell's oldest daughter Ash visited her dying father in hospital and saw him handcuffed and chained to a prison guard, she was so shocked that she took photographs. Tyrrell, who was almost halfway through a 29-year sentence for drug smuggling, had throat cancer ...

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      Mentions: England London Peru
    14. Who said marriage is dead?

      Who said marriage is dead?

      After 28 years, Stuart Jeffries and his partner decided to tie the knot. It was to be a purely pragmatic exercise – no fuss, no guests, no trimmings. But somehow emotion crept in … Below, Pete May explains why he finally got married after 12 years There was no stag do in Prague, no ladies' karaoke night, no wedding list, no inter-family brawl over the buffet, no best man's speech, no guests or ...

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    15. How hospitals can help cancer patients deal with their worries

      How hospitals can help cancer patients deal with their worries

      A survivorship clinic at Hammersmith hospital helps cancer patients deal with their non-surgical needs, both during and post-treatment If there is a guiding principle for Hammersmith hospital's cancer survivorship clinic, it is to allay patients' fears and concerns before they get bigger and harder to control. Worry is like cancer: it grows and it debilitates. By pre-empting the myriad of issues ...

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      Mentions: Cancer
    16. I want another child but my wife is not so sure

      I want another child but my wife is not so sure

      She is ambivalent about making another lifetime commitment and I feel like time is running out fast for us. What should I do? My wife and I are both 37. We have been together for eight years in a loving and supportive relationship. My partner had a seven-year-old daughter (now 15) when I met her, and despite all the trials and tribulations, I grew into the role and we established a good bond ...

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