May 2017

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Lily Bailey on living with OCD: ‘My brain was filled with weird, uncomfortable thoughts’

Tired of people misunderstanding the fourth most common mental illness, the UK model and writer decided to share her secret inner world. Here she answers 10 questions Your extremely compelling book, Because We Are Bad, details your life with obsessive compulsive disorder. You are 23 now and your book gives the impression it has always […]

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Is it safe to take magic mushrooms?

Psilocybin mushrooms have been found to have minimal harmful effects and could potentially benefit those with depression. But they remain illegal, and there is a big risk if you eat the wrong type Magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug to take and those who take them are the most sensible and well prepared, UK […]

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Rebel Wilson denies signing Hollywood contracts in months after Bauer Media articles

Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids actor also stands by claim her family is related to Walt Disney at defamation trial Wilson is suing Bauer Media, the publishers of Womans Day, for defamation over a series of articles she claims painted her as a liar and a fake, and allegedly wrecked her career. Wilson claims she has […]

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Zuma sidesteps no-confidence vote at turbulent ANC meeting

South Africas president faces growing criticism within African National Congress with key allies calling for him to step down The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has faced further opposition at a meeting of his partys top leadership but managed to sidestep a vote of no confidence after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria […]

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 69 Essays by RW Emerson (1841)

New Englands inventor of transcendentalism is still revered today for his high-minded thoughts on individuality, freedom and nature Ralph Waldo Emerson burst on to the American literary scene in the autumn of 1836, as the protege of Thomas Carlyle, under whose spell he had fallen during a visit to England in 1833. On his return […]

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American Gods recap: season one, episode five David Bowie rules the world

Another brave, creative episode, with new god Gillian Anderson morphing into Ziggy Stardust and old god Ian McShane giving it his best Widow Twankey Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching

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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimers review

Joseph Jebellis personal study of a disease that has reached epidemic proportions offers the latest research but not much hope The human animal derives its humanity from language and memory. What are we, without memory ? The short answer is: wild beasts. Memory gives us personality, emotional intelligence, family relations, and community. Memory anchors us […]

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Instagram’s obsession with classic cars in front of retro architecture in pictures

The #soloparking hashtag now has more than 240,000 posts. Why has a new generation of Instagrammers become obsessed with parked vintage cars? As cities #soloparking hashtag is perhaps the driving force behind the aesthetic, after starting out as an Joerg Nicht, a Berlin-based photographer responsible for another popular hashtags defining the obsession, end of the […]

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Elvis’ private jet auctioned for $430,000 after sitting on a runway for 35 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. The buyer was not disclosed in the sold note posted on the […]

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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. […]

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