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The Walking Wounded: Injured but still Alive

This is an ardent appeal to those suffering the after-effects of a drug – a drug which was supposed to heal but ended up harming beyond any worse nightmare. Apart from and as a result of all your physical distress, you may be plagued with thoughts of suicide. This article seeks to offer you a […]

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Thought for the Week

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in […]

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Film Review – The Timely Takeaway from ‘Groundhog Day’

Rita: “Sometimes I wish I had a thousand lifetimes. I don’t know, Phil. Maybe it’s not a curse. Just depends on how you look at it.”

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Film Review – Walking in the Shoes of the ‘Forgotten Man’

“A scavenger hunt is exactly like a treasure hunt, except in a treasure hunt you try to find something you want, and in a scavenger hunt, you try to find something that nobody wants.” [Irene played by Carole Lombard]

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Princess Diana: Shattering the Fairytale Image

She wanted to be the ‘Queen of people’s hearts’ even though she knew she would never be the future King of England’s queen. Swept off her feet by Prince Charles, she had a fairy tale wedding in 1981 watched by an admiring world. Over the course of 11 years the façade slowly crumbled until the […]

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Film Review of ‘An Inspector Calls’ – The Choice to Live when Death Seems a Foregone Conclusion

“If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?” Mr Birling

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Faulty Optics Can be Fixed

Seeing ourselves in others and others in ourselves Our relationships with others affect how we see ourselves. At first, this section of the book ‘How to Simplify your Life’ seemed more like an etiquette guide, and encouraged networking as a way of expanding your horizons. Those who are shy and retiring would view this as […]

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Review of Documentary ‘The Bridge’ (2006)

The Golden Gate Bridge in California is famous for several reasons. It is a well-known tourist destination. The throng of people who assemble there at any given moment means it’s easy to overlook someone who climbs over the rails with self-destructive intent. In 2004, 24 people jumped to the deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

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Joan Rivers: In Therapy

The famous comedienne died in 2014 at the age of 81. In the 2008 broadcast of her counselling session with psychologist, Pamela Stephenson, Stephenson highlighted the recurring theme of betrayal in Rivers’s life. What most readers might recall about Rivers is that her former husband , Edgar, killed himself, and was survived by she and […]

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Vincent Van Gogh – Living in the Shadow of Failure

Perhaps the greatest undervalued virtue – the one we least applaud – is the capacity to endure difficult circumstances. We have been ingrained with the notion, particularly through fictionalised films and literature, that victory lies in changing one’s external situation. If we perceive our bodies to be defective, we feel compelled to subject them to […]