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The joy of seeds

Wed 08 April 2020

It is amazing that whole allotments and greenhouses full of vegetables and flowers can come from just a couple of handfuls of small, dry fragments. Dr Charlotte Allender, from Warwick’s Crop Centre, explains the importance, diversity and quite incredible resilience of seeds.

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How looking after our mental health can help boost our immune system

Thu 19 March 2020

Looking after our wellbeing and mental health is vital in difficult times. Fear and anxiety can suppress our immune system, so finding ways to be kind to ourselves and others while we deal with the spread of COVID19 will boost our immune system and help fight infection explains Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor of Public Health and expert in mental wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.

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Time for parents to power down: Why coddling children can harm them

Mon 14 January 2019

When it comes to success and wellbeing, most parents want the best for their children, right? But the kind of parenting where you try to ensure your child’s success could be their downfall, according to Dieter Wolke, Professor of developmental psychology and individual differences at the University of Warwick.

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Is happiness in our genes?

Thu 16 October 2014

Between 2011 and 2014, Claire Haworth led the Twins Wellbeing Intervention Study, investigating the influence of environment and genetics on our state of wellbeing, and methods to improve our levels of happiness. Claire spoke to Gareth Jenkins about her interest in the science of happiness.

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