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Getting back into netball when you’ve not played for years

Dec 9, 2019 by Hamza Sheraz.

LUCY DUNN: "THE LAST TIME I PLAYED NETBALL WAS 35 YEARS AGO" "The last time I played netball was 35 years ago. No, of course not. What I do recall, however, is that you ran around a lot; if you were tall you got to be goal attack and if a ball brushed past your ear it stung like hell. Also, who could forget the three-second rule? The one thing I have the most vivid memories of is the indignity of lining up to be picked – or not picked – by the team captains; cheeks burning while I waited,...

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It’s incredibly difficult being a young woman right now

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Mental illness is escalating among women, says Daisy Buchanan – so why are we barely managing to treat the symptoms, instead of tackling the cause? I’m having an anxious day today. Even though I’ve followed the routine that keeps my fear at a manageable level, the tide of dread is getting higher and higher and I’m starting to feel very scared that I will be swept away by it. I am really, really worried about being late for a beauty appointment in a few hours’ time – not a work meeting or anything medically necessary, but something that will take...

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Around the internet by a pregnancy that ended too soon?

Dec 13, 2019 by carol adams.

There were exactly two weeks between finding out I was pregnant and finding out that I’d had a miscarriage. It’s hard to explain quite how much my world changed in those two weeks – my entire mind was taken up by the pregnancy and all I wanted to do was learn about it. I spent hours on Google, discovering that the bundle of cells inside me was first the size of a poppy seed and then a grain of rice, finding out when my morning sickness would ease off and trying to figure out why my already sizeable boobs were...

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This one question will stop you from worrying

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Worriers who tend to lose themselves in overthinking need to test-drive Sarah Knight’s life-changing question, says Brigid Moss.  it’s Knight, the useful information comes wrapped up in a sweary package: Calm The F**k Down (asterisks author’s own). You may already be a fan of Knight’s way of drilling down to the logic of any situation. In her first best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, she set out her stall as a no-nonsense, straight-talking mixture of a therapist, life coach and wise best friend. Taking the Marie Kondo philosophy of “throw out what you don’t love” as her...

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Anti-government protests intensify in Iraqi youth

Jan 19, 2020 by Andrew S Gillis.

Baghdad: Slower Iraqi youths intensify protests at the slow pace of the government's reform program, burning tires and blocking roads and threatening further provocation if demands are not approved. According to a report published in the Dawn newspaper, these protest rallies began in October last year, with demands for the correctness of the rule of governance, but due to ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran, it had declined significantly. Protesters fear that Iraq may be caught in geopolitical tensions, so last Monday the government was given a week to make progress on reforms promises. On Sunday, a day...