The book returns repeatedly to the most awkward questions. Why do women still seem to be more prone to mental illness than men? Is this caused by something innate? Or by 'female' life events like childbirth and menopause? Or because of the way we have viewed and treated women for centuries? Why do women seem to respond better than men to talking cures? These questions are timely. A 2004 study is quoted in which girls' suicide attempts in the UK outnumber boys' by nine to one. We may have moved beyond 19th-century practice of observing and cataloguing 'female hysteria', but we have not lessened the incidence of mental illness in women. … [Read more...] about Who are you calling mad?
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On Wednesday night the players of Diriangén, the oldest club in Nicaragua, will put on their face masks before they line up for kick-off and hope for the best. They are third in the country’s Liga Primera and a home match against fourth-placed Walter Ferretti offers a chance to put the heat on those ahead while widening the six-point gap between the sides. … [Read more...] about ‘Our players are afraid’: Nicaraguan football ploughs on amid the crisis
Cameron is so interested in the idea that in a speech last month he mentioned Thaler, his co-author Cass Sunstein and even the fact they had a new book out, Nudge. He then summed up their argument: "One of the most important influences on people's behaviour is what other people do ... with the right prompting we'll change our behaviour to fit in with what we see around us." It was surely the best plug two Chicago academics with a book about the obscure discipline of behavioural economics could hope for. … [Read more...] about From Obama to Cameron, why do so many politicians want a piece of Richard Thaler?
5. Grief lasts way beyond the delivery of the news. Saying you’re sorry, and then never mentioning the death again is not a good idea, unless the bereaved person has asked you expressly to do this. Send regular missives just asking how someone is. If you call, regular, shorter phone calls to check in on someone are better than great lengthy ones. Grief can take up most of your brain hard-drive and concentrating can be difficult. If you’re not sure if the person wants to talk about the deceased, saying something like “how are you feeling about [name]?” is a good opener. No one likes to think the dead person is gone for ever, never to be mentioned again. … [Read more...] about 15 ways to support someone who is grieving
Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are trying now to do everything they can to prepare for the city for that peak. Field hospitals have been set up in Central Park, at the Javits Center and even in hotels like the Plaza and St Regis. … [Read more...] about ‘I can’t talk because I choke and can’t breathe… I love you’: Sister of New York nurse who died of coronavirus reveals his final text as she says blames shortage of protective equipment that forced him to wear trash bags at work