Health

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Public Speaker

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she looks to the podium for inspiration.

Spread a little happiness

Marie-Claire Ashcroft is a Happiness Ninja. Dotty Winters isn’t sure what that is but she wants one.

Diary of a fat lass: Having myself a guilt-free little Christmas

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s soaking up some Christmas spirit(s).

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… Naughty Elf

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she’s going backstage.

Just for the girls?

The FA has issued guidelines on how to help women become interested in football. Jen Offord managed to put down her compact mirror and scented bib long enough to a look.

Out on a limb

A bionic hand in five days? How awesome is medical science? Here’s Leonor Stjepic, CEO of medical charity RAFT, on some of the innovations we can look forward to next year.

Homophobia in sport

New British drama The Pass opens in cinemas today, focusing on homophobia in the hyper-masculine world of football. It’s been a long time coming, says Jen Offord.

It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer… political strategist

In this series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of lovable friends, acquaintances and (for this week) high profile political peeps like Alastair Campbell.

“A virus doesn’t discriminate”

Today is World Aids Day, so we asked Lizzie Jordan, one of the UK’s highest profile HIV advocates, about the importance of sexual health MOTs and exactly how out of date those terrifying ads of the 1980s are.

Diary of a fat lass: Making changes has changed things

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s finding it hard to accentuate the positive.