A stunning second act! Meet the people who changed course in midlife – and loved it | Life and style

[ad_1] Alison Webster was once showing prospective students around the university where she was studying medicine when a sixth former said: “You’re so old – why are you even doing this?” Webster laughs at the memory, home after the end of a shift as an A&E doctor. “I said, ‘When you go home, ask your … Read more

My teenage son shows no interest in school | Family

[ad_1] My 15-year-old son is refusing to take responsibility for anything and, although he’s capable, he does not show any interest in his education. I am worried about him and his future. Sometimes, I feel bad and tell him that he’s trying his best, but soon I start feeling concerned again. At other times, I … Read more

Hope Virgo: the woman who survived anorexia – and began Dump the Scales | Anorexia

[ad_1] Hope Virgo’s description of her descent into anorexia is so harrowing and filled with danger that meeting her in real life – in the south London flat she shares with her fiance – is like meeting the personification of triumph or optimism. “In the media, you see the same stories, the same distressed, emaciated … Read more

Forgetful, confused and a bit cranky? Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your lockdown mood | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] Rifling through his cupboards for an unopened ballroom dance class DVD was an evidence-based decision for Brett Hayes. A professor of psychology at University New South Wales who focuses on cognition, Hayes was reviewing the literature that has emerged from waves of coronavirus lockdowns and saw the positive impact that both exercise and socialising … Read more

Good old days: why body confidence improves after 60 | Health & wellbeing

[ad_1] Name: Happy retirees. Age: Well, as you know, people retire at different ages, typically from about 60 onwards. And they are happier then? They can be. Because they no longer work, presumably. That could be one reason. But [looks down] they can’t be happy about what’s happening to them physically. Well, that’s where you’re … Read more

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts | Life and style

[ad_1] Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from using it … Read more