‘Smiling depression’: it’s possible to be depressed while appearing happy – here’s why that’s particularly dangerous

Putting on a mask doesn’t make depression any easier. Alyssa L. Miller/Flickr, CC BY-SA Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge The term “smiling depression” – appearing happy to others while internally […]

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Fixing our throwaway fashion culture will take far more than a 1p tax

Maridav/Shutterstock.com Tim Cooper, Nottingham Trent University Clothing in Britain is increasingly characterised by a high volume/low value approach to business. Judging by past precedent, consumers will discard some 680m items […]

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Sainsbury/Asda merger could reduce quality and push up prices

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the proposed deal to merge Asda and Sainsbury’s could lead to a worse experience for in-store and online shoppers across the […]

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Over-consumer? Guilty but trying …

It has to be said that I’m as guilty of buying ‘stuff’ as anyone else. Much as I like to think I am a thoughtful consumer, I am still an […]

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Why become a National Trust member?

By Helen Shingler: I’m feeling quite excited as today I have become one of the newest members of the National Trust! Why has it taken me so long to join […]

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Winston Churchill: hero or villain?

A towering figure. lonndubh/Shutterstock Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University Winston Churchill is again the subject of a row over reputation: is the man once voted the greatest Briton in a […]

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