Archive | July, 2012

Vive la difference: Men & Women

Psychology Of Love – Part 3 Contrary to popular beliefs, romantic ideals are not the sole province of the fair sex. Both men and women report experiencing the same levels of intensity of love. However, there are some differences between the sexes that contradict the romantic notions of the lightning strike of mutual attraction. For […]

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History of Love

Psychology Of Love – Part 2 Countless philosophers, from Plato to Sartre have devoted their writings to describing, exploring and conceptualising love, particularly with regard to our intimate relationships. In the modern Western world, we take for granted the idea that we should be passionately in love with the person we marry or set up […]

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The sporting spirit

Enjoying the games this summer doesn’t have to mean taking part; you can be just as involved from the comfort of your own home Sport is omnipresent on our TV screens this summer with the Open and, of course, the Olympics to come. For those of us who enjoy the drama of Centre Court, wickets […]

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It’s time to update the care system

Policy makers so far haven’t put adult social care anywhere near the top of the agenda and the older generation’s patience is running out. A whole year has passed since Andrew Dilnot published his detailed report on social care funding but ministers have finally responded. Last week, the white paper on tackling the care crisis […]

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This life, Geraldine James

Geraldine James tells Daphne Lockyer she is busier than ever and she’s more than happy to play older than her 62 years in her latest role Geraldine James was spending her milestone 60th birthday on a plane bound for New York. It was not how she’d have chosen to celebrate, but the transatlantic journey proved […]

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Own your future

Dreaming of the perfect retirement home but reluctant to sell your former home? It’s time to wake up to the benefits of renting Finding a practical solution that matches the quality of your retirement living dream may be easier said than done – and renting may not automatically spring to the top of your list […]

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The joys of being a couch potato

I don’t remember the l948 Olympics, though I was 12 at the time, alive and kicking. Probably out in the street playing football in bare feet, kicking an old sock. Oh, but we were happy then. So were the Olympians, even though no new venues were built for them, no Olympic village or any special […]

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The king of swing

Get expert advice before you take the fairways for the first time. The experts agree that lessons are the wisest initial investment in golf but what else do you need to buy to get started? Most coaches will let you try out clubs and advise on the most suitable, as one size doesn’t fit all. […]

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Out of the woods

Planning for retirement may be hard, but putting money into forestry means you’ll invest in the planet, as well as your future If finding a good investment during this economic downturn is proving difficult, then you may wish to consider forestry. Forestry investments are increasing in popularity as they offer consistent, stable and therefore predictable […]

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Key to the future

Don’t fancy a country cottage with roses round the door? Then join the retirees enjoying the high life in London. It could prove a wise investment, too. There was a time when you got your pension, packed your bag and headed to the country – but not any more. Now many people, especially those who […]

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