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Best sports books of 2019

 Eniola Aluko, whose memoir They Don’t Teach This documents her struggles against her former employers at the FA. Photograph: Perou/The Guardian Who knows how many books will be written about the extraordinary sporting year of 2019? Four English football clubs made European finals. Megan Rapinoe of the US …

Deep distrust, fear in society stifling growth: Manmohan

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said mere changes in the policy alone will not help revive the economy as a “toxic combination” of deep distrust, pervasive fear and a sense of hopelessness in society is stifling economic activity and, hence, economic growth. “With an absolute …

The man who changed the world of sports mascots forever

Phillie Phanatic gives LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda a hug. Photograph: Focus On Sport/Getty Images You probably know Dave Raymond. Or, at least, if you’ve paid any attention to sport and particularly American sport over the last 40 years or so, you know Dave Raymond’s work. Not on …

The 9 Best Guided Journals

There’s no denying the benefits of journaling — it can potentially improve your mood, reduce anxiety, boost your memory, and bolster your overall sense of well-being. Some studies even suggest it can help wounds heal faster. But staring at a blank page can be overwhelming — where to begin? This is where …

A lack of justice for young people in our punitive society

 ‘The popular desire to punish children as if they were fully formed little adults is so deep-rooted that I despair of any change despite the overwhelming case for reform,’ writes David Simpson. Illustration: Guardian Design The age of criminal responsibility for children has been a subject of debate …