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'Playing with fire': The curious marriage of QAnon and wellness

'Playing with fire': The curious marriage of QAnon and wellness

A far-right conspiracy movement has found a seemingly unlikely home in a space normally known for its gratitude mantras, downward dogs and green smoothies.

  • by Sophie Aubrey

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Why 'thinking positive' isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Sunday Life

Why 'thinking positive' isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

If we smother negative feelings beneath a blanket of positivity, we don’t allow ourselves to experience the normal range of human emotions – and we feel worse for it.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
Mask and you shall receive
WordPlay

Mask and you shall receive

You can face the world of neologisms ... but only in your facial accoutrement du jour.

  • by David Astle
Growing under glass? Why germinating veggie seeds is just the start
Gardening

Growing under glass? Why germinating veggie seeds is just the start

By maximising light and trapping heat, conservatories create the warmth of summer and generate the humidity of the tropics during the cooler months.

  • by Megan Backhouse
Are you suffering from 'COVID brain'? You're not alone
Life in Lockdown

Are you suffering from 'COVID brain'? You're not alone

Forgetfulness. Fatigue. An inability to focus on what you’re doing... Sound familiar? Turns out anxiety-induced brain fog is a real thing.

  • by Natalie Reilly
Three reasons why conspiracy theories are on the rise
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Three reasons why conspiracy theories are on the rise

First, in the absence of clarity elsewhere, they offer an explanation for what's going on. Secondly, they confer a sense of control over what's happening. Third, that sense of control bolsters self-esteem.

  • by Linda Blair
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How exercise may make it easier to bounce back from stress
Fitness

How exercise may make it easier to bounce back from stress

New research finds regular exercise may help us remain psychologically resilient and plucky, even when our lives seem suddenly strange, intimidating and filled with threats.

  • by Gretchen Reynolds
Apple's Fitness+ wants to upgrade your workout – but you'll need a Watch
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Review

Apple's Fitness+ wants to upgrade your workout – but you'll need a Watch

The fitness subscription service will offer workouts on your iPhone or Apple TV that will connect to your Apple Watch.

  • by Sam Downing
'Swimming with sandbags': Young people faring better through the pandemic but still struggling
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Mental health

'Swimming with sandbags': Young people faring better through the pandemic but still struggling

Young people are now coping better with the COVID-19 pandemic than they were in April, but finding it tough to juggle disruptions to schooling and increased family responsibilities.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Let there be light, and lots of it
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Let there be light, and lots of it

As the lockdown stretches on and on, a daily walk at dawn has kept my sanity intact.

  • by Greg Baum
How learning an instrument can fine-tune your health
Sunday Life

How learning an instrument can fine-tune your health

Always wanted to play piano? Experts agree learning a new skill in adulthood provides us with both a brain workout and an all-important mental rest.

  • by Evelyn Lewin