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Peter Rhodes on painless deaths, keeping secrets and forecasting Christmas

Researchers at Columbia University, New York, discovered that keeping a secret can be good for us as it “energises” our feelings.

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And still they come

Having discovered the benefits of secrets, the boffins then published their results in a scientific journal. That's the bit I don't understand.


Inflation comes in cycles. The experts knew more than a year ago that it would peak and then decline. So while the fall announced this week is welcome, predicting that inflation would be “beaten” is about as clever as forecasting the date of Christmas.