Extravagant graduation dos take cues from the Kardashians – and the industry is said to be worth £80m in the UK – but not everyone is willing to splash out
Scything is seeing a jump in popularity, thanks to Poldark star Aiden Turner’s famous scene. It’s not too difficult to get to grips with weeding with a scythe – best keep your shirt on though
New-build buyers tweeting @myhousesucks; newspapers offering buy-to-let prizes; a nation of renters in expensive, shoddy accommodation. Our housing is in a state...
Karl et al. (2015) finds no ‘hiatus’ in global surface warming despite natural cooling effects
Physicist tells BBC programme he would consider ending his life if he had nothing more to contribute and was a burden to those around him
A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain
Is Miley Cyrus’s favourite dance worth its place? Fo’ shizzle it is, the twitterati might say, as more than 500 new dictionary entries are revealed
Twin studies collated over the past 50 years reveal human traits and disease are almost equally determined by genetic and environmental factors
Dandelions are demonised as one of the most pernicious weeds, but hold back on the mowing and you’ll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food, writes Kate Bradbury
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo believes society and technology are failing boys, but his views reek of old-school sexism
Some enlightened employers offer pet-ernity leave. I’m not saying we should prioritise animals over children, but I do have three rescues of my own
Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution
Gritty, edgy London – the Soho haunts, the East End fixtures – is being taken over and redeveloped. It’s changing the capital, but who’ll be left to call it home?
It's time to give your CV an overhaul that will make you more competitive, and take advantage of technology to ensure you stand out from the crowd (in good ways, not bad).
My friend’s recent confession that her wedding would be bridesmaid-free came as a relief: there’s no need to force our friends into a tradition of sameness
We found another hilarious Tumblr for you to enjoy ... Sh*t That Siri Says!
A brilliant rendition of God Save The Queen, performed on nine special edition London 2012 MINI Coopers.
I guess this guy decided that the only way he was going to get a "yes" from of his girlfriend was to engineer a near-death experience right before he popped the question.
We know, we're so done with 2012, too. But we thought this feature from Ad Week was pretty funny.
The proportion of women in Europe who carry financial responsibility for their family has dramatically increased in past 20 years, according to research
The appointment of Sir Philip Hampton perpetuates the myth that women don’t make good business leaders – and is a huge lost opportunity
A study by Johns Hopkins University has found that producing written words relies on different subregions of the cortex
Life satisfaction plummets between the ages of 45 and 59, according to a new survey. But there is a bright side: just learn to love the dad-dancing, plentiful body hair and low expectations