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Sep

Is Britain turning into a nation of painkiller addicts?

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There has been a huge amount of press coverage recently about painkiller addiction. It’s also featured in the plotline of EastEnders and bestselling The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling).  The Sunday Times last week reported that prescription drug addiction ‘in Britain is so widespread that more people

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12
Sep

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness for Health can help

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Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing is out now. Around 20% of people in the UK live with chronic pain; 8 million regularly consult their GP; and around 2 million are referred to pain management clinics. Many rely on painkillers to ease

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11
Sep

Rosalind Wiseman on why our boys need help

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Parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman talks about why she wrote Ringleaders and Sidekicks: How to Help Your Son Cope with Classroom Politics, Bullying, Girls and Growing Up There is a look that goes across an adolescent male’s face the moment after you’ve given him well-meaning yet useless advice. He blinks, a

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10
Sep

Dan Schawbel’s do’s and don’ts for using social media to promote yourself

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Having a large social media presence and following can also add a lot of value to your career – as long as you're using it correctly. In this extract from his new book Promote Yourself: The new rules for building an outstanding career, Dan Schawbel identifies the top do's and

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9
Sep

Saskia Sarginson discusses The Twins with Gransnet

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On Wednesday 11th September, Saskia Sarginson will be answering questions about her debut novel, The Twins, on Gransnet Twitter. Log in at lunchtime (between 1pm and 2pm) to ask her any questions you might have about the book. And if you have even more questions to ask or thoughts to

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6
Sep

Tell Us Your Twin Stories

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Since The Twins by Saskia Sarginson published in ebook back in March, we've started to notice twins everywhere we go. We've discovered celebrities we never knew were twins, colleagues with twins have brought themselves forward and have also heard some amazing stories about the bond between twins and their special

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5
Sep

Inspector Singh author Shamini Flint reveals the inspiration behind her writing

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We're incredibly lucky to have Shamini Flint writing with us today on the inspiration behind her Inspector Singh series. For those who read her books, you already know there is a lot more behind her books than meets the eye . . . Here in Asia, there is a peculiar

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5
Sep

Read an extract from Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

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If you suffer from chronic pain or the stress and anxiety caused by ongoing illness, Mindfulness for Health by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman offers hope and healing. The sister volume to the bestseller Mindfulness – Finding peace in a frantic world, this book provides a set of gentle, easy-to-follow

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5
Sep

Simple games to keep kids entertained on long journeys

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Keeping your children entertained on long car journeys or during the hours spent waiting to board a flight can be an extremely tricky exercise, so instead of resorting to the age-old game of ‘Twenty Questions’ Bruce Feiler decided to draw on the most creative minds in the gaming industry to

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4
Sep

Vidyamala Burch talks about Mindfulness for Health

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Watch a video of Vidymala Burch talking about her new book Mindfulness for Health, which she wrote with Danny Penman, co-author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. If you suffer from chronic pain or the stress and anxiety caused by ongoing illness, Mindfulness for

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