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Chris Bourn

Chris Bourn is a writer and editor who has writed and edited for many a title, including British Maxim and Time Out. He does stories for MEL covering health, happiness, and how things came to be.

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    The Embarrassing 1,000-Year History of the Male Power Ballad

    While power ballads have plenty in common with the Romanticism of the 1800s, their roots go all the way back to the 11th century

    Why Did We Evolve to Be Depressed?

    It might sound counterintuitive, but depression might well have served an important evolutionary function — and although it almost certainly doesn’t feel like it, it could still be helping us now

    The Curious Origins of ‘High as Balls’

    As a literal comparison, ‘high as balls’ makes no sense. But it reveals a ton about why slang works and why we love to use it