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Wednesday, 23 January 2008

  • Ailsa Cameron: When teenagers lose touch with reality
    Thursday, 24 January 2008

    There's a great ignorance in our society about "depression". In school and among young people the word "depressed" is frequently applied in a slangy light-hearted way to describe fleeting feelings of disappointment – eg "I'm so depressed, I'm grounde...

  • Letters: Cooking
    Thursday, 24 January 2008

    However, I fear that food celebrities may have some influence in the planning of this initiative without knowing what happens at grassroots level. This was evident in Mark Hix's article (23 January). His recipes were far too expensive for the majorit...

  • Letters: Recession fears
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    Market capitalism is successful because it is driven by greed, and greed is a great motivator of human behaviour. Greed is generally constrained by resources. The other great motivator of human behaviour is fear. Fear is not constrained by resources;...

  • Daisy Donovan: Take It From Me
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    Why so? Why such a DISPLAY? Why call your children, with a smirk, "little monsters" to any passing soul? Why have 17 nicknames for them – I heard one mother whose son was, I hope, called Bob, call him "Bobsie", "Bobble" and "B" in seven seconds. But ...

  • Leading article: A land where shadows persist
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    But backstreets Belfast is a world away from the downtown glitz, the Michelin-star restaurants and the nightclubs of the city centre. On Monday night, for example, four young men in the tough Shankill Road area were mercilessly beaten with baseball b...

  • Leading article: Unequal rights
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    'Twas ever thus. Man, as Shakespeare so sagely observed, is a "giddy thing", ever wont to contradict himself. Ask us, as this survey does, whether we are concerned about the environment, and over 80 per cent of us say the current level of car use is ...

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