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How to make new friends

Finding friends in new places can positively impact both our health and happiness, but how do we make meeting new people easier?

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Male loneliness: practical ways to help men who are struggling

As a growing movement tries to address the fact that one in five men say they have no close friends, we ask: what can be done?

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Doing him justice: Michael Mansfield KC on why he’s busier and angrier than ever

The famous barrister says he’s finally found a work/life balance at the age of 81 – but shows no sign of slowing down

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“We did it, you can” – how cohousing could solve 50+ loneliness

The oldest resident of an all-women community in the heart of north London talks about the benefits of growing older in good company

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Money worries? You’re not alone, survey reveals

Feeling the pinch? You’re not the only one, as a new survey from Age Scotland says over-fifties are more worried than ever about money.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: “I lost one colleague a year for 15 years”

The Canadian astronaut on space exploration and confronting death

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Jill Dando’s brother: “You have to keep hold of hope”

As a new Netflix series examines Jill Dando's unsolved murder, we speak to her brother Nigel about his search for the truth

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How superstitious are you?

Find out why some of us believe in superstitions more than others

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“Hallucinations led to my life unravelling – but running helped me rebuild”

When Todd Crush started seeing visions and hearing voices, a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia followed.

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“I was a fast fashion addict – but I haven’t bought new clothes for six years”

To mark Secondhand September, Sharron Davis explains the lightbulb moment that made her quit her old shopping habits and embrace preloved fashion