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Being top dog may drive you barking mad

July 17, 2011

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Last night I went out for a drink with a colleague (Karate Kid)  who has quite a senior position within the newsroom. He has to out-put edit the programme on a regular basis, which is no mean feat at national level. And he openly confessed that it can be a stressful job. Working to deadlines […]

People age the same as non-human primates

March 11, 2011

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Like most women I spend far too much money on cosmetics and beauty products. I’m a sucker for anything that tells me it will stave off the ageing process that little bit longer. But the reality is no matter how much jojoba; aloe vera; goji and acai berries there are in my face cream, ageing […]

Baboons unlock the key to human stress

March 5, 2011

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There’s no question about it, stress is bad for you. You don’t need a science degree to work it out. But did you realise that continuous long-term stress can actually shorten your life? Last week I interviewed a woman who suffered years of post-traumatic stress after she was raped by someone she knew. A horrible […]

97% Human, primates feature in exhibition Down Under

February 22, 2011

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      These beautiful primate portraits are part of a project called 97% Human, which were taken at Melbourne Zoo by photographer Arthur Xanthopoulos. He wanted to bring out the human side to these animals (anthropomorphism). Arthur was originally inspired by primate documentaries, including BBC productions narrated by Sir David Attenborough, where the theme […]