“Engaging in technology separate to a partner while in the presence of them encourages a disconnection rather than a connection,” according to Prof Christina Leggett.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sound the alarm: the good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology r(...)

A few years ago, the most common way for young teenagers to socialise was by gathering in adult-free groups in homes, clubs or even on street corners (...)

Michelle Dalton with her kitten Lisbeth. “Recovery depends on community support: having a network of friends and family.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien. See  www.aftertheasylum.com for more photos and video.

Michelle doesn’t remember when she first heard them. Even as a child the voices always seemed to be in the background. They felt comforting. Reassurin(...)

Wind turbines on Scrine Hill outside Roscommon Town. Photograph: Gerard O’Loughlin

The proposals to build 2,300 wind turbines in the midlands to serve the UK market is already proving to be contentious even before a single one(...)