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What it’s like to live with synaesthesia

Holly Baxter was at university when she realised that the way she processed information –  namely, by seeing words as colours –  was unusual. Here she speaks to fellow synaesthetes and learns more about how the complex condition affects the brain in different ways for different people

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The health benefits of masturbation

Once a deeply shameful taboo in society, stigma around masturbation is lessening, with scientists claiming it comes with a number of key health benefits