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#EmptyOldTrafford: why Manchester United’s attempt to recruit global fans may be backfiring

United fans are calling for a stadium boycott – but the majority live thousands of miles from Old Trafford. warasit phothisuk/Shutterstock After years of underachievement on the field, Manchester United was supposed to bounce back this Premier League season. But an opening game home defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion, followed by an embarrassing capitulation away […]
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How trauma survivors can harness spiritual contemplation to process stress – new research

WindNight/Shutterstock Trauma, such as surviving or witnessing road accidents, natural disasters and violence, can shake up our lives, challenging our core beliefs and views of the world. But this upheaval can also trigger what’s known as “post-traumatic growth” in different aspects of our lives. This can mean** a greater appreciation for life, seeing new opportunities, […]
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In defence of pigeons

Pigeons are widely treated with contempt by the public Fercast/Shutterstock If you ask people why they like their favourite animal, they will tell you about the incredible things the creature can do, its relatable characteristics or its interesting looks. Few would be likely to cite the pigeon as theirs. Many people think of them as […]
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Wearable technology can change autistic people’s lives – if they’re involved in designing it

Many autistic people experience difficulties in expressing their emotions. This can result in increased anxiety, depression, anger and physical health problems. Research shows autistic adults are significantly more likely to experience depression an anxiety than their peers. Imagine a future, where technology could help people regulate their emotions and alert them to sensory overload before […]
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DNA test kits are changing donor-conceived families

DNA testing is becoming more popular Shutterstock A law passed on April 1 2005 will have life-changing consequences for families across the UK from next year. Anyone conceived from a donated sperm, egg or embryo from that day onward can find out the identity of their donor parents once they reach 18. This means that […]
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