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Monday 25 January 2016
Arts Books

interview with honor jane newman

Bridget Conway
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Honor Jane Newman is the author of a short and handy self-help book for women titled Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book includes tips and tricks to tackle the difficult emotions and situations that can arise when you seek perfectionism on a daily basis….
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Monday 20 April 2015
Featured Health

the truth about electroconvulsive therapy

Yasmin Mobayad
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Electroconvulsive Therapy: kind of conjures up images of sterile hospital rooms with old-world medical machinery attached to a helpless young woman strapped to a gurney. Well, sadly, if you pictured that image, you would have been pretty close to the truth. Electroconvulsive Therapy, otherwise known as ECT, was a form of treatment used primarily in…
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Thursday 18 October 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: soldaten

Raelke Grimmer
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In Year 12, my English teacher set Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader as one of our texts. The Reader is set after World War II and a major part of the novel is a trial of an SS officer who is being tried for war crimes. Schlink is a crafty writer. He neither wanted to condemn…
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Culture Featured

friends with benefits: my ends didn’t justify my means, even though the sex was really good

lip magazine
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Recently I was involved in the type of relationship I thought was an urban myth boasted about by high school virgins: I had a friend-with-benefits. A fuck-buddy. A copulation-crony. A cunnilingus-confidant. A screwing-sidekick. A pounding-pal. A boning-bro. Mine and Harry’s arrangement was weekly. We did post-carnal-cuddle, we did hold hands and share affectionate pecks, but…
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Thursday 8 December 2011

love out loud: you’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no, you’re in…termittently reinforcing

Dunja Kay

The laws of operant conditioning and its methods of shaping behaviour have been applied to numerous situations and purposes in our ever-changing world since the reward/punishment model was pioneered by Burrhus Frederic Skinner many moons ago. One such situation is the quest to find a romantic partner – a task that continues to be one…
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