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McMindfulness and a side of meritocracy | Letters

22/04/2019 Letters 0

Paul McGilchrist argues that the word challenge is used to persuade others to accept unpalatable change, financial constraint or disastrous policy. Robert Saunders says the idea that meritocracy leads to a reduction in inequality is a mythDavid Forbes’…

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Housework could keep brain young, research suggests

19/04/2019 Nicola Davis 0

Even light exertions can slow down ageing of the brain, activity-tracker data indicatesEven light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercis…

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How to be Queen of your history class | Brief letters

17/04/2019 Letters 0

Horrible Histories | Financial anxiety | Easter cacti | Pyjamas in bed | Notre DameStuart Jeffries can’t be a true fan of Horrible Histories if he “can’t list the kings and queens of England” (Ghosts review, G2, 16 April). My three daughters can all re…