Three things we can all learn from people who don’t use smartphones or social media

‘Someone likes me.’ Shutterstock. Rowland Atkinson, University of Sheffield and Mariann Hardey, Durham University Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to […]

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Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk in women – but not men

Marian Weyo/Shutterstock.com Ailsa Welch, University of East Anglia Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits in 1975. Since then, the diet […]

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How to teach kids where food comes from – get them gardening

Research shows children are five times more likely to eat salad when they have grown it themselves. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Lindsay Hamilton, Keele University and Emma Surman, Keele University Survey the shelves […]

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Children who are picky eaters still grow up healthy — new research

Smiles all round. Yullishi/Shutterstock Caroline Taylor, University of Bristol If a standoff over vegetables at dinner is a daily hurdle with your child then good news parents – a picky […]

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Top baby names of 2017

In 2017 there were 679,106 live births in England and Wales with 63,697 different names given. The Office for National Statistics has looked at the most popular names for boys […]

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How often do people forget things about one another? We decided to find out

‘Married, you say?’ anetlanda Devin Ray, University of Aberdeen A new acquaintance needs to be reminded of your name while you are having a conversation. A colleague forgets your plan […]

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