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The cool down work out?

The new campaign by Sports England This Girl Can encourages women of all ages in England to get exercising, hot and sweaty to get fit and loose weight. So what evidence is there with new claims (Daily Express article from 11 January 2015) that simply cooling our bodies down can help us to burn calories? I Asked […]

Long-distance relationships- intimacy without proximity?

The globalisation of education and business has struck up a multitude of long-distance relationships. But while it has traditionally been assumed that relationships must be geographically close to develop resilience, mutual understanding and shared meanings, new research now shows that people in long-distance romantic relationships are reporting equal or higher levels of intimacy, widely considered […]

The “invisible epidemic”: non-communicable diseases

This is the first of three articles I wrote in 2013 for an official blog the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Colgone titled Governance Across Borders, which explored the development of the global health campaign to challenge non-communicable diseases.