A new report shows how the ‘scarcity mindset’ affects those living in poverty – they focus on the short term, internalise negative images and have feelings of failure
Markets and tech companies braced for glitches as extra second introduced to allow atomic clocks to stay in sync with the Earth’s gradually slowing rotation
The bestselling author took to Twitter to field questions from fans and quickly found out how hashtags and the best of intentions don’t necessarily mix
It was once considered extreme, but cosmetic surgery has become normalised. In fact, writes Karen Kay, refusing to ‘have work done’ has made her unusual in many social circles. But is a more perfect self always a happier one?
Breastfeeding classes, midwife visits and peer support are increasingly being scaled backed or stopped, threatening health and wellbeing of new familes
Guests reportedly spend an average of £377 per wedding. From the present you buy because it is the last thing on the list to the outfit you’ll never wear again, we reveal the hidden costs when friends tie the knot
We must get over the idea that genes determine – in all but a handful of cases, they simply create minuscule changes in the odds
Research by Which? shows ‘poor’ levels of broadband service across the UK
Play such as jumping from a height or letting a child get lost contributes to self-esteem and can reduce the risks they take as adolescents – and avoids a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity and chronic disease
Marine researchers speculate noise pollution in the Pacific is disrupting whales’ vital abilities to hear and migrate – and driving them ashore at an alarming rate
We are all invited to send Ivan Cash and his team an email, and they will turn it into 'real' mail and post it to the person intended.
According to this info-graphic from Kaplan International, in 10 years time we will be eating insect sandwiches, wearing wooden t-shirts, sitting in a pilotless plane, on our way into space for a tour!
Thought only governments had poet laureates? Think again. And enjoy.
When your friends can't foot the bill, do you stop inviting them to dinner?
Antony Gormley: ‘I nearly pulled out when a paper ran a story headlined: Nazi but nice’
Did you know that every square mile of the ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic ?
Stuck for ideas on what to buy your Mum for Mother's day this Sunday? We have some great suggestions for you ...
Helen Mirren says the decade was a perilous time for women, as feminism tried to combat the attitudes displayed by Michael Parkinson in their notorious TV interview. Was she right?
Except for the black guy and the Chinese girl at the Benetton-style-recruitment brochures (where are they now?) the only non white Dutch people you see at big law firms are de Zwarte Pieten.
Retailers end up in the headlines year after year for offensive Halloween costumes. Where do we draw the line? And should we be outraged?
Data obtained by the Guardian shows more than 22,000 left empty for longer than six months despite chronic housing shortage
Research suggests you can make accurate judgments about a person’s age, health and height just from hearing them speak. We put the theory to the test
Psychologists have shown for the first time that horses are able to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions