Society

Cooperation and creativity in the NHS | Letters

Readers discuss accountable care systems, health co-ops, hospital real estate and the benefits of regional planning The gist of Polly Toynbee’s...

We shouldn’t have to rely on Stormzy to flag up deprivation and neglect | Kimberly McIntosh

With estimates that half of ethnic-minority children live in poverty, Theresa May must act on her pledge to tackle inequality When Stormzy spoke out...

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – digested read

‘Say what you like about Hitler – but at least he topped himself when it all went wrong. That’s skin in the game’ You’ve missed me. You almost...

Antidepressants work – but we need to talk, too | Rhik Samadder

A study proving the effectiveness of medication was no surprise. But the news that talking therapies can be as effective as drugs was a striking...

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say

Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils Children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and...

Generational battle lines harden over pensions

Thinktank warns that older workers are not bearing their share of the pensions burden If the personal finances of every household could be ranked,...

MACQUARIE: Capitalism is dead and finance has become a 'poison' — and there are 3 ways this era will end

"Investors are unlikely to see a return to conventional capitalism," Macquarie global analyst Victor Shvets said in a note to clients....

BBC's Steph McGovern says she would earn more if she was posher

Breakfast news presenter said corporation should do more to recruit working-class people A top BBC presenter has said she would earn more money if...

Marilynne Robinson: ‘I don’t have an ideal reader in mind’

The award-winning author of four novels in 34 years has a new book of essays out. She talks about how faith can be the key to a balanced life The...

A message to Labour: fight for the NHS. Fight Brexit

The prospective damage to the health service from leaving the EU is severe. How can the party of Attlee contemplate it? Many years ago, I was outside...

Breaking the cycle: women are learning to love their hormones

To be labelled ‘hormonal’ used to be an insult. Now women are reclaiming the role of oestrogen in their lives. Eva Wiseman reveals how a new...

On the other hand... | Tim Adams

It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for...

Britons told to get a good night’s sleep

Long-hours culture behind epidemic of sleeplessness damaging workers’ health Britain is suffering an epidemic of sleeplessness, according to a book...

Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic | Kenan Malik

An obsession with the threat of technology may well edge us closer to the dystopia we’re so fearful of  A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s...

Justin Welby warns of divisive Brexit and crushing austerity

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for new narrative based on solidarity and resilience Austerity is “crushing the weak” and Brexit has divided the...