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
When MP Jess Phillips signed an email to a constituent with kisses she was rebuked by a judge. It’s time we had some xxing etiquette
Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed
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
I have no TV, no microwave, no car, and no tumble dryer.
This evening, there was action on Facebook. It looked like fun, so I jumped right in.
Hull, UK, branch of popular doughnut chain apologises for ‘inappropriate’ promotion of ‘Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesdays’ over Ku Klux Klan connotation
Apparently it is forty, or so I have been reliably and rather bluntly informed this week by a head hunter.
Christmas gift ideas for the fashion conscious and the nerds in your family!
Jane Malyon, author of Play Nicely! - Best Behaviour in Business, put together 10 tips for us to get started. Thank you in advance for reading it, you lovely person!
Report calls on government to increase funding for northern secondary schools with focus on pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
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