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Your Headspace run streak — it’s not about the number

No matter how we feel about the run streak — the figure in the Headspace app that acknowledges how many days in a row we’ve meditated — that number has something important to teach us. Some people love this feature, viewing it as a source of motivation, a record of accountability, and a badge of... Read more »

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‘Gambling was all I thought about all day’

Andy Margett, 39, on how he became addicted to gambling – and later turned his life aroundName Andy Margett Age 39 Income £21,000 Occupation Warehouse operativeI was 12 the first time I placed a bet, of about 50p on the Grand National, and I gambled a bit as a teenager. After I married Becki, I worked at Toyota and...

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New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily...

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We need to talk about … education

Guardian journalists, supporters and industry experts discuss what education systems around the world can learn from each other and how to enable changeGuardian supporters share their questions and experiences with a panel of journalists and industry experts. This episode focuses on education and how education systems...