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God can `save’ you – literally, scientists find

How religious experiences may benefit mental health | ANA SANDOIU | A survey of thousands of people suggests that mystical experiences positively affect a person’s mental health, regardless of whether they are naturally occurring or a result of psychedelic drugs. New research suggests that having deep religious experiences may significantly …

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The case for a global constitution

Given the extent of globalisation’s progress we cannot simply stay in our lane and hope for the best. Project Syndicate | KAUSHIK BASU | In my book `The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics’, I was eager to demonstrate how the methods that have emerged from …

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Europe’s captured media

Independent media is fleeing attacks by government and involvement by large financial groups COMMENT | MARIUS DRAGOMIR | In its March 22 edition, the Slovenian weekly magazine Mladina featured on its cover a cartoon of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán performing a Nazi salute while being hugged by right-wing politicians of …

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Equity Bank’s expansion in Africa

The lender’s entry into Zambia and Mozambique will enhance trade between East and Southern Africa Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Equity Bank’s move to acquire banking assets of Atlas Mara in four African countries will create new opportunities for traders in the East African region, according to the bank’s …

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HEALTH: Rice and obesity

Is there a link after controlling for a wide range of factors? | TIM NEWMAN | A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained …

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