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Britons will feel pride in 2018, says Theresa May

Britons will feel “renewed confidence and pride” in 2018, Theresa May has said in her new year message. The prime minister said that while Brexit will be “crucial” in the coming year, it is “not the limit” of the government’s ambitions. It will focus on schools, the police and NHS to change people’s daily lives. Whilst 2017 was a turbulent year for Mrs May, she described it as one of progress, with the first stage of Brexit talks completed in December. “Most people just want the government to get on…

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Technology 

Facebook: Post more to feel better about yourself

Facebook has defended itself against claims that using the site can damage wellbeing and mental health. In a blogpost, it said while there was evidence it could negatively affect mood, the way it affected people was determined by how they used it. Facebook’s downsides could be combated by making more use of the site and interacting positively, it said. A social media expert said the way Facebook was built made hard to use it in those better ways. Active use Questions about the impact of Facebook came into focus last…

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The family who don't feel pain

Letizia Marsili, 52, first realised she was different when she was very young. She had a high threshold for pain, which meant she didn’t feel burns or notice broken bones. Five other family members are also affected by the condition which means they are insensitive to pain. Letizia told the BBC: “From day to day we live a very normal life, perhaps better than the rest of the population, because we very rarely get unwell and we hardly feel any pain. “However, in truth, we do feel pain, the perception…

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‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’

Advertisement At a recent event for the very active alumnae of Finch College, the genteel Upper East Side women’s school that dramatically closed its doors in 1975, wine flowed along with conversation inside the music room of the Birch Wathen Lenox School on East 77th Street. There was talk of classmates Tricia Nixon Cox, Isabella Rossellini, Anne Cox Chambers, Francine LeFrak, Suzanne Pleshette, Jane Holzer and Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau. After a polite seminar about real estate in Manhattan, the women also discussed Grace Slick, who attended the school, and her…

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Lifestyle 

From Ho, Ho, Ho to No, No, No! Office Parties Feel the Chill

Advertisement Remember the scene in the movie “Office Christmas Party” when the head of human resources grabbed the D.J.’s microphone and told employees to have sex in the parking lot instead of in their cubicles? Wait, you didn’t see it? Well, anyway: Those days are over, even in jest. Holiday gatherings have become toned-down affairs as executives respond to demands to cut costs, improve company morale and, this year, address sexual harassment in the workplace. More companies are focusing their efforts on holiday parties that promote teams and foster cooperation….

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