Neil Thompson’s Lessons for Living – Think!

There are two ‘sides’ to our brain and nervous system. One deals with routine matters that we don’t have to think about – the things we just do, like walking and breathing. Then there is the part of our brain and nervous system that deals with the things we do consciously. Most of the time we rely on the former and only call on the latter when we need to. That is, much of what we do is carried out ...

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Supporting people with cancer at work

Did you know that 750,000 people of working age are living with cancer in the UK? And, every year, another 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer. With survival rates improving and people retiring later, these figures are set to rise. In addition, half a million carers of people with cancer in the UK are working full time or part-time. Whilst not everyone with cancer is able to, or wants to, work after a cancer diagnosis, research by ...

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Using the internet to combat loneliness amongst older people

Silver Robin is a lively and light-hearted meeting place for us oldies to share and discuss interests, views, experiences and connect with like-minded people. It’s here to find useful information, new ideas, have fun, and when necessary, have a good grumble. This is your space to publish your articles, memories, personal anecdotes and favourite “bon mots”. I’m an oldie and I know that life can be lonely.

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How equal are you?

Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality. The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare.

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