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Body Intelligence

What you need to know to stay young

How to stay young - even if you're growing old!

When do you start growing old? At 30? At 50? At 70? Or even later? According to scientists, there's no hard and fast rule. Countless scientific studies leave us in no doubt that our lifestyle has a major influence on how youthful ...

Katharina von der Gathen

Tell Me

Everything children really want to know about sex-and aren't afraid to ask

How much sex education do primary school children need? As much as they ask for, say the experts. And what exactly is it that children want to know? When teaching primary school classes about the human ...

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How I Set Out to Buy some Milk and Came Home with a Bicycle

The deeper truth behind our decisions

Many of our decisions have no major influence on our lives, while others are a matter of do or die. And some of them are so insane in retrospect that we can hardly believe we took them. A single good or bad decision can change the course of our lives forever. But what influences our decisions?

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Au Pair Grannies Take on the World

The children have left home, retirement has come and gone, so what now? A trip abroad is a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy new things: a chance for fresh ideas to take root. When she founded the Granny Au-Pair agency, Michaela Hansen created a platform for international cultural ...


It’s Free Up There

How to overcome mental blocks - 111 strategies, prompts and exercises

Simple Tools for Change

We often get in our own way: we set up mental barriers, question ourselves constantly, look on the black side of things, lack courage, and fear the unknown. This is called self-sabotage, and it can erode our self-confidence. Experienced trainer Jacqueline ...


Our Astonishing Immune System

How it protects and heals us - and how we can strengthen it every day

Our bodies' miraculous defense system: everything we need to know about our immune systems

Millions of microorganisms have colonized us: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites. Most of them are harmless, but some of them are malignant pathogens. Without a functioning immune system, we ...


Understanding Children

Everything you need to know about pacifier throwers, veggie holdouts, and mattress jumpers

Understanding children made easy

Why do children always eat the same things? Why do they always dawdle?
Why are boys eventually arrayed against the girls? Why do toddlers throw everything?
Why do children pick their noses all the time?

Our little fellow humans are ...


It’s All Open for Negotiation

How to Achieve What You Want

Seeing and seizing your chances

We tackle our first negotiation with ourselves right after we get up in the morning: whole grain cereal or chocolate croissant? And this is how the rest of our days go. Negotiations don't just occur in front of a judge or at a negotiation table. They ...


Preventive Healthcare

How to keep your body and soul healthy

Every year our average life expectancy increases by two months, but in order to make the most of this gift and the many years that precede it, we need to take good care of ourselves. This means we should be taking action to stave off potential health problems before they have a negative impact on ...

Gifts for the Soul

Feel-good moments for each day

The fine art of taking your time

Making time for yourself or others, discovering the path to your inner self or external power centres-Bettina Lemke urges us to live in the present and savour each moment. Relaxation through breathing exercises, awareness meditation, a gratitude ...

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The Art of Striking the Right Balance

Pope Francis sets an example of moderation, but many find it a difficult concept to achieve and maintain. Exorbitant executive bonuses are just the tip of the iceberg: we all waste resources on a daily basis as we ransack nature, exploiting ourselves and each other. So how do we go about ...

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The Book of the Heart

A comprehensive guide to heart disease - the number one public health priority

With four-colour illustrations

Marianne Koch takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the very epicentre of our bodies, the human heart. On this journey, we find out how the heart's energy and its ability to work efficiently are crucial to the well-being and survival of all our ...