How to take the lead in dog walking – and earn unconditional love in return | Dogs

[ad_1] Pepper meets Mr Binks for the first time and bottom-sniffs the diminutive pooch by way of greeting. As ever, I look away. But Mr Binks’s owner, dog behaviourist Anna Webb, says: “Ah, that’s nice, they’re introducing themselves.” Pepper, my miniature schnauzer, trots off ahead down the pavement, followed by me, holding her lead, and … Read more

Forgetful, confused and a bit cranky? Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your lockdown mood | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] Rifling through his cupboards for an unopened ballroom dance class DVD was an evidence-based decision for Brett Hayes. A professor of psychology at University New South Wales who focuses on cognition, Hayes was reviewing the literature that has emerged from waves of coronavirus lockdowns and saw the positive impact that both exercise and socialising … Read more

Weep, O mine eyes at a lack of manly tears | Men

[ad_1] An excellent article by Adrian Chiles (Have you cried with despair in public? There is nothing braver or better, 28 July). In medieval France, it was considered very manly to weep copiously about one’s fallen comrades. If you didn’t cry, what was wrong with you? Didn’t you care? Crying is an effective and natural … Read more

I relish a good Freudian slip – that revealing giveaway of the tongue | Health & wellbeing

[ad_1] Sigmund Freud has his fans and his detractors. My take? A lot of his work was pioneering and has relevance to this day; a lot of it was nonsense. One of Freud’s greatest legacies (no, not the scatology obsession) is the one that bears his name: the Freudian slip. (Or parapraxis, to give it … Read more

Good old days: why body confidence improves after 60 | Health & wellbeing

[ad_1] Name: Happy retirees. Age: Well, as you know, people retire at different ages, typically from about 60 onwards. And they are happier then? They can be. Because they no longer work, presumably. That could be one reason. But [looks down] they can’t be happy about what’s happening to them physically. Well, that’s where you’re … Read more

Dear Diary: how keeping a journal can bring you daily peace | Life and style

[ad_1] I still get funny looks from people when I mention that I keep a diary. Maybe the practice strikes them as shifty or weirdly old-fashioned. It’s true that I never feel more furtive than when my wife finds me writing it at our kitchen table – it’s like being spotted entering a confessional box … Read more