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A new generation follows the pack as tarot makes a comeback6h A new generation follows the pack as tarot makes a comeback
The Guardian
Onstage readings, elaborate books and artworks thrive in an ‘age of uncertainty’ It was once seen as the preserve of fairground fortune-tellers spouting platitudes from a booth, and ageing hippies with a fondness for Aleister Crowley and the occult. Now, the art of reading the tarot is back in style, with books, artwork and onstage readings captivating a new generation of fans. Instagram is full of beautifully shot tarot spreads, with cards showing the High Priestess or the Wheel of Fortune very much to the fore, while tarot-card readers are the heroines of crime novels such as
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I was scared of losing my sight… then writing brought me clarity9h I was scared of losing my sight… then writing brought me clarity
The Guardian
After being told disease would destroy her vision, Paola Peretti wrote a children’s novel – and found a template for life Paola Peretti is losing her eyesight and she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she was 14, she became very short-sighted, virtually overnight. Three years later came the diagnosis of
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My heartbroken friend is partying hard but I’ve had enough | Dear Mariella9h My heartbroken friend is partying hard but I’ve had enough | Dear Mariella
The Guardian
Tell her that the nights out have lost their shine and that she will too, says Mariella Frostrup. Plus you have to think about your own marriage
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The Paralympic wheelchair maker14h The Paralympic wheelchair maker
BBC
Vince Ross' Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business.
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The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS14h The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS
BBC
Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.
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Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows14h Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows
The Guardian
The key to feeling cheerful lies not in our inner wellbeing but in the world around us Your work gives me a feeling of joy,” one of the professors said. The others nodded. I should have been happy. Nine months before, I had left my career as a brand strategist to pursue a graduate degree in a field in which I had no experience: industrial design. Many times over the course of the year I had felt overwhelmed by the new skills I needed to learn, from drawing to colour-mixing to woodworking. But today I had passed the assessment, and I did feel relieved to know that my career shift hadn’t been a giant mistake. And yet, as I looked at those nodding faces, my heart sank in my chest. I wanted to be a designer because I believed design could solve serious problems. I volunteered with a non-profit organisation designing low-cost reflective backpacks to prevent roadside injury among schoolchildren in Ghana. Late at night, I pored over books on renewable materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing strategies. I had hoped the professors would see in my work a commitment to using design to build a safer, fairer, more sustainable world. Instead, they saw joy.
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 Why do we need tonsils? ENT doctor answers burning question 24h Why do we need tonsils? ENT doctor answers burning question
Daily Mail
They are frequently removed, but tonsils have a number of important jobs. Here, Simon Carney, Professor of Otolaryngology at Flinders University, Adelaide, explains their function.
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 The 39-year-old mother with a heart-shaped womb 27h Updated The 39-year-old mother with a heart-shaped womb
Daily Mail
The unidentified woman, from Moscow, was born with a bicornuate uterus, an abnormality believed to strike one in 1,000 women. She required a Caesarean section to give birth to her twins.
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My girlfriend and I thought she had appendicitis – then she gave birth28h My girlfriend and I thought she had appendicitis – then she gave birth
The Guardian
Most people have nine months of pregnancy to prepare for parenthood, we had three hours Shortly after my daughter was born, I found myself kneeling on the floor of our house in Nottingham, carefully cutting her out of a babygrow with a pair of scissors. There was no emergency – I was simply so overwhelmed at being left alone to look after her, and she looked so fragile that I didn’t want to hurt her by bending her delicate little arms. So I resorted to scissors. I am sure most new fathers feel helpless, and even after nine months’ preparation, terrified of doing the wrong thing. But I didn’t even have the luxury of those nine months of pregnancy to get ready – I had just three hours’ notice. At 11.45pm on 11 May 2015, I was 29, carefree and child-free. By 12 May 2015 at 3am, I was a dad.
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Laura Kenny: ‘I used to eat spaghetti hoops on toast before training’31h Laura Kenny: ‘I used to eat spaghetti hoops on toast before training’
The Guardian
The Olympic cyclist, 26, on bland food, baby Albie, and catching up on EastEnders I haven’t had a full night’s sleep since my son, Albert, was born 12 months ago.
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Fit in my 40s: boxing for kids | Zoe Williams32h Fit in my 40s: boxing for kids | Zoe Williams
The Guardian
It’s quite theatrical and dress-up, which you don’t realise until you see a kid do it It’s more or less a fitness universal: high-risk, low-risk, intense or mindful, you don’t really want your children around. All exercise is solipsistic and kids drive a coach and horses through enjoyable self-regard. On the other hand, Kobox is running boxing for children through summer, and my stepdaughter, C, is a natural. Not a natural pugilist, and her death stare is like being given a dirty look by a really cute cat, but a natural mover, naturally determined, highly appreciative of costume and cinematic situations, with a strong inclination towards anything girls in sitcoms don’t do. That’s how I ended up in a ring with a 10-year-old and Ollie Lee, who is so serious about boxing’s benefits that he’s teaching his own daughter to do it, and she’s only four. “It’s great for discipline, self-esteem…” he says. These are the advertised benefits to children of most sports, but in this context, raise the droll prospect of teaching a child to get really good at disciplining other people. There’s a lot of Rocky fandango, as you’d expect: rolling bandages round your wrists in a precise way, getting your gloves on. It’s quite theatrical and dress-up, which you don’t realise until you see a child do it. Even in your nursery moments, learning the basics of punching, shielding and ducking, you look infinitely more convincing. The jab – a straight punch with your lead hand – is number one (we’ve been through this before, I know, but it’ll help when I start yelling “One! Three! Six! Five!” At you). The cross – straight punch with your rear hand – number two; the hooks, circular sideways punches with lead and rear hands – are three and four; the uppercuts, vertical punches from below, five and six. That takes about four minutes to learn, then who knows how many years to remember.
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Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales 17 Aug 8:21pm Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales
BBC
Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity.
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 CDC begs Americans to stop sleeping with their contacts lenses in 17 Aug 7:28pm CDC begs Americans to stop sleeping with their contacts lenses in
Daily Mail
Some 45 million Americans wear contacts, and about one third confess to wearing them overnight sometimes, but the CDC is urging everyone to stop, as it can permanently damage eyes.
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