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    KAY TO GO! Peter Kay’s Dance For Life 2018 tickets on sale TOMORROW! Dates, venues and prices for the charity dance-a-thon

    What is Dance For Life 2018 all about? Peter Kay’s Dance For Life parties are essentially three hour dance-a-thons hosted by the popular comedian. The dynamic DJ will be behind the decks spinning all of your favourite disco and sing-a-long classics. With profits from ticket sales and any sponsorship money raised going to Cancer Research […]

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    First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

    The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His equations suggested that under certain conditions, groups of atoms will naturally restructure themselves so as to burn more and more energy, facilitating the incessant dispersal of energy and the rise of “entropy” or disorder […]

  • LIFE
    First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

    he biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His equations suggested that under certain conditions, groups of atoms will naturally restructure themselves so as to burn more and more energy, facilitating the incessant dispersal of energy and the rise of “entropy” or disorder […]

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    Can Poetry Change Your Life?

    The first eight pages of Michael Robbins’s new book, “Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music” (Simon & Schuster), make reference to Annie Dillard, Harold Bloom, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kenneth Burke, Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Koch, Adam Phillips, Frank O’Hara, Emerson, Boethius, Nietzsche, Freud, and Miley Cyrus. The book is a collection […]

  • When life is a fate worse than death

    Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass with her family, she went to high school, and she worked at a local ceramics company. However, this life changed after she was laid off from her […]

  • When life is a fate worse than death

    Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass with her family, she went to high school, and she worked at a local ceramics company. However, this life changed after she was laid off from her […]

  • My life in sex: the 22-year-old dater

    Ihave slept with 10 to 15 men – on average two or three a year since I became sexually active at 16 – but I’ve stopped counting. I don’t date men who ask me what my “number” is, because that question is only ever asked for the purpose of judging, not trying to get to […]

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    The Impact of Vocational Interests on Life

    There are many characteristics of people that affect the choices they make in life.  The stable characteristics that determine how people differ from each other are what we call personality.  Many studies explore the impact of broad traits like the Big Five (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and neuroticism) as well as narrower traits (like narcissism and need for cognition) on the […]

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    An animated life

    Sajan Skaria, character supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, on Inside Out, attending the Oscars and more Sajan Skaria is sipping hot chai when I meet him at his residence in the city. A character supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, the company that has brought out computer graphic animation wonders such as Brave, Finding Nemo and Cars, Sajan was part […]