In the roll-call of student summer reading certain volumes stand out, including Desmond Morris's body language phenomenon The Naked Ape and Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull. To those can be added a volume by Robert M Pirsig that snuggled its way into every hitchhiker's hand-crocheted body satchel. Unlike Bach, whose books were like being hit with a wiffle bat full of pot-pourri, Pirsig is the real deal. Born in 1928, this precocious university student was eventually expelled for studying too hard, after growing bewildered by the choice of multiple hypotheses in his chosen field, biochemistry. Overwhelmed by the limitations of science, he tackled Eastern philosophy instead, spending time in India before returning to a US college.
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Sunday 06 March 2011
Tuesday 01 March 2011
In his first extensive interview since being jailed in 2008, the disgraced former financier Bernie Madoff has revealed he is receiving weekly therapy sessions.
Friday 18 February 2011
The UK's largest study of treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome has provided the first definitive evidence of what helps those who suffer from the disabling condition that affects 250,000 people in the UK.
Friday 04 February 2011
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Nick Clegg will today announce £400 million of ring-fenced spending to help treat people with depression and anxiety.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Outlook George Osborne was talking tough yesterday, with a nod to the heroine (Mrs Thatcher) whose name he dare not mention in public in case it upsets the voters. "We will not be blown off course by the weather," he boldly proclaimed, as the economy nosedived into a tailspin.
Friday 24 December 2010
A special needs centre in Romania is credited with miracles
Cyclo-therapy: 'Boris bikes have blown fresh air into the gloom of a city renowned for its moody commuters'
Saturday 30 October 2010
Anyone living outside London is probably fed up of hearing about the infernal failures of the city's transport network. We do like a moan. But, while the arteries of our road, rail and tube systems develop an acute case of angina, a two-wheeled success story has given us cause for cheer.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Hormone replacement therapy can increase the risk of more advanced, potentially deadly breast cancer, a study has shown.
Monday 04 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
At the risk of sounding like someone who's spent too much time in therapy, I'm "conflicted" about the latest rise of the bushy brow.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
- 1 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Bloody attack brings terror to capital’s streets
- 2 Mothers' diets may harm IQs in two-thirds of babies
- 4 Eyewitness gives extraordinary account of her confrontation with Woolwich attackers
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