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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression ...

This is how your world could end

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the terrifying outcomes of rising temperatures for the human race Many of us share ...

Which is the greatest Jane Austen novel?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the greatest English novelists. On the 200th anniversary of her death, writers make the case for the novel closest ...

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 67 Household Education by Harriet Martineau (1848)

This protest at the lack of womens education was as pioneering as its author was in Victorian literary circles Harriet Martineaus story offers the parable of a certain kind of literary ...

Obama biography stirs controversy with tales of politics, sex and a rising star

Pulitzer-winning author David J Garrow, facing criticism from colleagues, says Obama is a changed man who has embraced celebrities and big money An American presidents ex-girlfriend ...

Detained on Nauru: ‘This is the most painful part of my story when you realise no one cares’

In this excerpt from the book They Cannot Take the Sky, Benjamin talks about his years detained on Nauru, and his undying hopes for the future Benjamin was taken to Nauru in 2013 with ...

John Hurt, versatile star of The Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter, dies aged 77

Distinctive-voiced actor was Oscar nominated for Midnight Express and the Elephant Man, as well as being the victim of the notorious chestburster in Alien John Hurt, the widely-admired ...

Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers

Author joins 120 others including JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman denouncing the enforced silence of these friends and colleagues Salman Rushdie, JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood ...

Brexit named word of the year, ahead of Trumpism and hygge

After seeing an unprecedented surge in use, the term is said by lexicographers to be politicss most important contribution to the language for 40 years Brexit has emerged ahead of ...

Why wouldn’t it go viral? Clowns are unnerving and funny at the same time | Jason Wilson

Ben Radford, the author of a new book, Bad Clowns, isnt surprised by the scary clown sightings that have moved from the US to the UK and Australia It started in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ...

Hand in hand: Couple fights Alzheimer’s together

(CNN)Ward and Eloise Hill first met in 1945 with a handshake in college. Now they hold hands at a memory care facility as Alzheimer’s disease threatens to take away the memories ...

Delias problem with pasta: fresh isn’t best | The Delia project

The Delia project: Does pasta need a rethink, or is it just fine as it is? We weigh it up with Delia … I didnt realise I had grown up poor until I stopped. Looking back, the ...
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