“It’s like Trevor’s on a tightrope,” said my boyfriend, “but the tightrope is only a foot above the ground”.
If we really want to “even the score”, as pro-flibanserin campaigners describe, we should respect each woman’s true desires instead of handing over their “dysfunction” to the forces of a market defined by male expectations.
Medical cannabis is legal in places as diverse as Canada, Uruguay, Israel and Jamaica. But could legalisation work in the UK?
The idea of my child getting behind the wheel of several tonnes of rusting Mercedes is one that I cannot begin to grasp, like trying to imagine what is beyond the universe.
Becoming a parent brought out the Brown Owl in me. Now added to my original, benign list of questions is this ever-present one: “What might possibly go wrong?”
To Emma, there seemed only two explanations possible: either the NHS had woefully undertreated her in the past, or my American colleagues had been wilfully overdoing it in order to maximise their income
Nosebleeds, night sweats and rush hour blues: it turns out the stress of starting a new job feels a lot like cancer of the blood.
After Fight Club 2's recent release as an ongoing mini-series, Dr Elizabeth Nelson of the Pacifica Graduate Institute in California explains how film can teach psychological concepts.
Transgender people in Britain are still some of the most marginalised in society, which is why we need trans pride now more than ever.
Harriet Williamson talks to people grappling with mental health and employment issues, and discovers an appetite to end shame and stigma.
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