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3 calming questions to ask yourself when you're feeling anxious

Worry suddenly washes over me sometimes, and I find it hard to explain to other people. I worry about my mum getting sick. I worry that I’m spending too much. I worry that I’ve hurt someone’s feelings or that I’ve done something wrong if a friend doesn’t text me back. My friend Charlotte told me she worries that whenever her husband is late – coming home from the gym, for example -he’s been in an accident (this happens to me on occasion too). My former boss Liz told me she…

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ANALYSIS: 6 questions about Trump's health answered

President Donald Trump’s physical exam results give an insight into his medical health and wellness for the first time in his presidency. Despite Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s and diet Coke, he appears to be in “excellent” cardiovascular shape for his age, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump’s nearly four-hour physical exam five days ago at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, said. Here’s what we learned about the president’s health: The president’s medical issues are limited to high cholesterol, rosacea (a benign skin disease)…

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We're asking the wrong questions about Aziz Ansari

 For a few days now, I’ve been wrestling with the allegations of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari. Reactions have been divided. Unlike the more clear cut cases of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, the details here are more challenging for a public already pretty hostile to the idea that consent is often more complicated than obtaining a simple yes or no. It’s easy to say “time’s up” on the kind of behaviour that explicitly embodies clear examples of rape and sexual assault. Far trickier is navigating the more commonplace circumstances…

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'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers

 In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” There’s a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they’re here to learn the difference. The exercise is just one component of an eight-hour course in “mental first aid,” a relatively new kind of training that, like first aid or CPR, is designed to give ordinary people tools to help someone in need. And as with first aid…

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Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea – but Foxes boss questions red card

Leicester boss Claude Puel said the decision to send off Ben Chilwell at Chelsea was “harsh” as his side drew a match they probably should have won. The Foxes dominated possession for large periods and created the better chances but had the sting taken out of their display when defender Chilwell was shown two yellow cards in the space of five second-half minutes. He was shown no mercy by referee Mike Jones in the 68th minute when he brought down Victor Moses, shortly after fouling Willian. “At the end the…

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How will Coutinho fit in at Barca? Sanchez to Liverpool? – questions after a record move

Media playback is not supported on this device The transfer that Liverpool fans hoped would never happen has finally been agreed. Philippe Coutinho is set to become a Barcelona player in one of the most expensive deals ever. But just how much will Liverpool miss him, and where do they need to invest the £142m fee? With the help of former Reds defender Mark Lawrenson and chief football writer Phil McNulty, BBC Sport attempts to answer these questions and more besides, while Spanish football writer Andy West considers just where…

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The Most Vexing Unanswered Questions of 2017

Advertisement The year was littered with mysteries. Still, we suspected we knew many of the answers already. Are dogs smarter than cats? Yes and, no offense, but there’s a reason so many anthropomorphized pets are pooches. Did the Pentagon secretly sort of believe in aliens? Fox Mulder made us all want to believe back in the ’90s. Was Hollywood corrupt? Sure thing! If even more so than we’d imagined. But 2017 also presented questions we just couldn’t yet answer. Who decides what makes a man sexy? Could a total solar…

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