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Inattentive journalists, and no deficit of hype

Without having read all the relevant journal papers, I shall not risk commenting on the detail of a much-reported scientific study which examines genetic differences in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nor will I respond to the substance (if any) of pop psychologist Oliver James‘ on-air comments, half-heard on the wireless this morning as […]

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I don’t mind Mondays

Today is supposed to be the most depressing of the year. What’s this all about then? True, late winter can be a bit gloomy, weather-wise, and in the south east of England today has been one of heavy grey skies. Now I’m not known for being a particularly cheerful soul, but for me today was […]

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On loneliness and washing-up

BBC radio senior gob John Humphrys has his uses, and one of them is to conduct valuable interviews such as this. Sod the mostly vacuous politicians who fill the schedules of the Radio 4 Today programme; I’d much rather hear the stories of the John Arthurs of this world. What I don’t want to hear is […]

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Bring on the affluenza!

Maybe it’s just me, but almost every time I turn on the radio or open a newspaper these days, it’s Oliver James this and Oliver James that. When the pop psychologist and darling of the talk shows isn’t flogging his new book, going on about how capitalism is making us all miserable, and that the […]

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