Posts for Relationships

The reality of caring for someone with dementia – stressful but rewarding too

Pexels Warren Donnellan, University of Liverpool Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people […]

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UK is the worst EU country for social isolation – can things change?

The Eden Project’s Big Lunch commissioned a major research report Closing the Distance, to explore this question: How close are we to our neighbours and does it matter? Here is what […]

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Pets: is it ethical to keep them?

shutterstock Corey Lee Wrenn, University of Kent According to the UK veterinary charity The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), half of Britons own a pet. Many of these owners […]

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Striving for happiness could be making you unhappy – here’s how to find your own path

There’s no such thing as the perfect life. Motortion Films/Shutterstock Lowri Dowthwaite, University of Central Lancashire Happiness is big business, with sales of self-help books in the UK reaching record […]

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The cost of living alone

People living on their own spend an average of 92% of their disposable income, compared with two-adult households who spend only 83% of theirs, according to Office for National Statistics […]

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Poorer children’s summer holiday experiences linked with worse mental well-being

Children from poorer families are more likely to be lonely and hungry during the summer holidays. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Kelly Morgan, Cardiff University and Graham Moore, Cardiff University For most children […]

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New ‘no blame’ divorce law to be introduced

Divorcing couples will no longer have to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage as the Justice Secretary today (9 April 2019) announced a new law to help […]

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Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

‘Right, let’s get some likes…’ Shutterstock Garfield Benjamin, Solent University Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple […]

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The dying art of conversation – has technology killed our ability to talk face-to-face?

shutterstock Melanie Chan, Leeds Beckett University What with Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp and Snapchat, for many people, face-to-face conversation is used less and less often. These apps allow us to converse […]

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Think direct eye contact makes someone trustworthy? It can be a sign of something much darker

Stay vigilant. El Nariz/Shutterstock Jennifer Jordan, IMD Business School We usually interpret someone looking us straight in the eye during an interaction as a sign of trustworthiness. In fact it […]

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