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What to say to children instead of ‘be careful’ How can the words we choose when talking to children outdoors encourage skills such as observation and self-reliance?... Society
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Nathaniel Hughes Battle, fighting, beat: is the language of war really good for our health? It can serve to rally and empower, but could ‘battling’ disease also be holding us back? Nathaniel Hughes, a medical herbalist, asks if it’s... Lifestyle Opinion Society
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Could ‘honest’ greeting cards get more people talking? A set of ‘straight-talking’ greetings cards has been launched as an antidote to designs filled with euphemisms and generalities... Society
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Crazy talk: rethinking the language we use to describe mental health The words we use to talk about mental health can perpetuate stigmas. A new portrait project featuring people who have mental health issues a... Society
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Artist creates alphabet made up of trees in New York City The font will be available for free, allowing anyone to ‘write in trees’. Katie Holten hopes people will use it to plant words, poems and st... Environment Lifestyle World
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How far would you go to be able to smile? Smiling is one of the fundamental ways people communicate, so what happens if your face can’t do it?... Science
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