Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry is a Life & Style reporter.

Sugar acts as a stress reliever, study finds

Sarah Berry When we seek to relieve stress with sugar, we're onto something.

Power of Negative Emotion: psychologists believe bad feelings produce success

Frayed emotions? A new book argues

Sarah Berry Psychologists Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener explain how negative emotions can lead to greater happiness.

Has mindfulness become the domain of the self-satisfied set?

No judgment: Seeing the present moment, clearly.

Sarah Berry A new stud has found mindfulness to be as effective at treating depression as pills.

Will five days of eating fatty foods alter your metabolism?

Fat chance: does eating fatty foods for a few days change our metabolism?

Sarah Berry Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body's muscle processes food, researchers find. Really?

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This is what happens when one twin exercises and the other doesn't

Sarah Berry The Bupa twin ads, where you get to meet the healthier version of yourself, has its roots in reality.

Health food expert Joseph E. Pizzorno on toxins and modern diet

Takeaway: Dr Joseph E. Pizzorno says salt is a

Sarah Berry New theories propose a connection between toxin levels in our modern diet and obesity.

Sweet debate

Your brain on and off sugar

Too much of a sweet thing: Sugar affects our mind and body.

Sarah Berry A teaspoon of sugar helps the medicine go down.

Emotional IQ strongest predictor of workplace performance: study

Windows to feeling: But how good are you at reading the emotion in other people's eyes?

Sarah Berry Knowing and empathising with what other people feel is key to our humanity.

Choose your proteins and carbohydrates carefully to avoid long-term weight gain

Sarah Berry New research reinforces the theory that a nutritious diet is a more effective at reducing weight loss in the long-term.

Why you ought to apologise for the weather

When others are under the weather: say sorry.

Sarah Berry When it's wild weather out there, saying you're sorry might sound superfluous. But, it can elevate your social standing and make you more trustworthy.

Good apple

An apple a day won't keep the doctor away

Apples: they might not keep the doctor away, but they're still good for you.

Sarah Berry A new study doesn't come up apples for apples.

Moody blues

Why your dog or the guy next to you could have PMS

PMS? A man or woman could have it, in theory.

Sarah Berry PMS has been so broadly defined it could be applied to almost any expression of irritation.

Personal PR

Duality: Liz Obert's art explores the public and private faces of depression

Liz Obert.

Sarah Berry The image we present to the world and the reality of our lives are often at odds.

Health boost

Superfoods: A daily bowl of quinoa to live longer?

The new apple? Quinoa.

Sarah Berry An apple a day is so passe.

Open letter

Angelina Jolie reveals she has had her ovaries removed after cancer scare

Feeling at ease: Angelina Jolie.

Sarah Berry Two years ago, Angelina Jolie shared the story of her preventative double mastectomy. Now she has written a second story sharing her decision to also remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

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Food fashion

The high-protein diet myth

High-fat, high-protein diets are all the rage, but they are not a panacea for all ills.

Sarah Berry High fat, high protein diets are popular, but are they the antidote we've been looking for?

Short and sweet

Matthew Toren's 24-minute morning routine to kickstart a successful day

A brush away from success? This 24-minute routine might help.

Sarah Berry Six short steps can kickstart your day in the right direction.

Chickpea smoothie?

Making a meal out of smoothies: just add grains and beans

Smoothie operator: Kicking off your day with protein can help keep off the pounds.

Sarah Berry A quinoa smoothie or a chickpea smoothie sounds nutritious, but how does it taste?

Ultimate challenge

Nike's 'Just do it' slogan inspired by death row prisoner's last words

Sarah Berry It has been described as arguably the best tagline of the 20th century. It is certainly one of the most recognised. But, Nike's fitspo 'Just do it' line has its dark roots on death row.

Sensitive subject

Belle Gibson and The Whole Pantry app: lessons from a liar

The whole picture is yet to emerge: Belle Gibson of <i>The Whole Pantry</i>.

Sarah Berry She won fame and was on her way to fortune when her triumph over adversity became questionable.