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When you live alone, writes Jane Mathews, “You find out what you like and don’t like about yourself, have the time and space to work on , you and how to go about getting it.” To that end, her book, The Art of Living Alone and Loving It, provides an inspirational tool kit for those who are living solo, whether through unexpected circumstances or by choice. From handling loneliness to cooking for one, Jane has plenty of useful advice and guidance to find joy in a household of one. Murdoch Books, $29.99.

BODY AND MIND

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity has found that obesity can be a risk factor for anxiety and depression in young people. Researchers analysed data from more than 12,000 children and teens aged six to 17 from the Swedish Childhood Obesity Treatment Register, and compared them to more than 60,000 of their peers who didn’t have obesity. They found that girls who were obese were 43 percent more likely to experience anxiety or depression, while boys were 33 percent more likely.

GET MOVING

Being physically fit can help protect against cancer, says new research. The study analysed the data of just over 49,000 participants, aged 40-70, who had completed exercise stress tests between 1992 and 2009. They found that the fittest individuals had a 77

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