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Scared, angry, inept – that’s me, the carer

21/10/2017 Ian Whitwham 0

As Ian Whitwham recovered from a stroke, his wife was diagnosed with cancer. In his new, reversed role, he charts the rollercoaster of her illnessI care. I’ve swapped roles with my wife and become a “carer”. When I had a stroke she was the “carer”. Now…

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Clara Malagon-Gonzalez obituary

20/10/2017 Ailsa McNeil 0

My friend Clara Malagon-Gonzalez, who has taken her own life at the age of 22, was a critical care nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary and a kind, bright and effervescent person who brought light and joy into many people’s lives.She had qualified as a …

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Being miserable has its upsides | Oliver Burkeman

20/10/2017 Oliver Burkeman 0

Whatever explains Japan’s chart-topping life expectancy, it isn’t being really chipper all the time For critics of positive thinking like me, as well as for plain old curmudgeons (also like me, to be fair), it’s an awkward truth that an optimistic outl…