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Coffee the correctional way
3 years ago

Coffee the correctional way

There’s nothing quite like pouring a new bag of coffee beans into the grinder, filling the portafilter, leveling it, tamping the grind and then waiting for the espresso machine to …
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Self-talk is not schizophrenia
3 years ago

Self-talk is not schizophrenia

Sally Webster re-examines the concept of self-talk after watching an interesting portrayal of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s mental decline and recovery. 

One of the first scenes we see in currently …
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Zero certainty fuels mental illness
3 years ago

Zero certainty fuels mental illness

Image thanks to justiceeagan.                                                     …
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Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty
3 years ago

Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty

Image ‘Tanzanian Lunch’  thanks to Michigan State University

When Massey University Professor Stuart Carr received a Fellowship to the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) this June, he wasn’t …
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“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer
3 years ago

“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer

Featured image: Stephanie O’Connor, Clare, 2014, Giclée print, Collection of the artist

The enthusiastic ‘embrace your flaws’ encouragement offered by those who claim to support ‘natural’ female beauty is not something …
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WINZ ups mental health training
3 years ago

WINZ ups mental health training

SALLY WEBSTER discovers yet another layer of welfare related outrage was heaped on the British government yesterday. The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies issued a press release stating …
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Aged care icon derelict for decade
4 years ago

Aged care icon derelict for decade

Caring for a ballooning population of elderly New Zealanders is one of this country’s biggest challenges and focuses largely on Auckland. This is not a new problem.

As colonial …
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A reminder of zero hours gone by
4 years ago

A reminder of zero hours gone by

By  •  Social Issues

Last week on Facebook, we shared a New Zealand Herald article about the beginning of the end of ‘Zero Hours’. It’s a nasty, global work-life phenomenon that sees low-skilled employees …
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The Misery Trap
4 years ago

The Misery Trap

IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD THESE DAYS. IT’S ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN GET ON CREDIT. THIS YEAR’S RECORD CREDIT DEBT FIGURES SHOW NEW ZEALANDERS ARE HAPPIER TO …
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