Posts for Relationships

What ‘The Lion King’ teaches us about children’s grief

It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in […]

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Birth rate drops 4% in SW

The good old Office for National Statistics tells us the birth rate appears to be dropping. In the SW the rate is even lower but maybe that is because we […]

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Pure altruism – the connection that explains why we help strangers

Shutterstock/Lightspring Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University Just over two years ago, my home city of Manchester suffered a terrorist attack. Waiting in the arena foyer after an Ariana Grande concert, […]

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The Victorians believed that women aged faster than men – a myth that persists today

BLACKDAY/Shutterstock.com Sara Zadrozny, University of Portsmouth The global anti-ageing market is worth at least $250 billion – an astonishing amount, and it’s growing. Anti-ageing treatments are supposedly used to correct […]

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Domestic Abuse Bill to be major step forward

The government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in Parliament today, signalling a major step forward in transforming the response to this crime. The Bill is the most comprehensive […]

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What Love Island can tell us about the history of love

ITV Pictures David Geiringer, Queen Mary University of London Last summer, the apparently scandalous statistic that more young people applied for the reality TV series Love Island than applied for […]

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You could be putting your child off reading – here’s how to change that

shutterstock Isang Awah, University of Cambridge Not every child is a bookworm, but research shows that developing a love of reading early in life can provide many benefits. From a […]

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National Kissing Day but most prefer not to kiss a smoker

National Kissing Day is on Saturday 6th July 2019, so no doubt the whole of the UK is preparing to slap on lip balm, stock up on mints, and pucker […]

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Young holidaymakers urged to stick with their mates

The British Embassy Madrid and British Consulate in Palma have launched a new campaign encouraging young British holidaymakers to “stick with your mates”, as part of a FCO global campaign […]

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Parenting practices around the world are diverse and not all about attachment

Pexels Sam Carr, University of Bath Most parents would agree that parenting is extremely complex and challenging. What works for one child, might not work for another – even within […]

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