A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

18 February 2018
A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

* A study of more than 100,000 French adults revealed a startling link: People who consumed more processed food were much more likely to develop all kinds of cancers.* Most...

6 traits you should look for in a partner, according to matchmakers

17 February 2018
6 traits you should look for in a partner, according to matchmakers

* Finding your perfect match isn't easy but knowing what to look for can help you in more ways than one.* It's important to be with someone who shares the...

Made-up to look beautiful; sent out to die

08 February 2018
Made-up to look beautiful; sent out to die

Vladimir Hernandez & Stephanie Hegarty Falmata is getting a full beauty treatment - a thick paste of henna, with its delicate pointed swirls, adorns her feet.While it dries, a woman...

Why stress makes you fat

04 February 2018
Why stress makes you fat

We all know what makes us fat: eating more in calories than we burn off in energy. But though this is true, it doesn't answer the more interesting question -...

There are 2 reasons why people hide their feelings in a relationship

03 February 2018
There are 2 reasons why people hide their feelings in a relationship

* In a relationship certain people can identify as "avoidant," meaning they have a tendency to shield their feelings from their partner. * The reason behind this behavior is firstly...

The 'ironic' question of Nigerian writing

30 January 2018
The 'ironic' question of Nigerian writing

Thousands of people across social media have been posting about Nigeria's literary heritage after a journalist asked acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if there were any bookshops in her country....

The men who want to live forever - Dara Horn

28 January 2018
The men who want to live forever - Dara Horn

Would you like to live forever? Some billionaires, already invincible in every other way, have decided that they also deserve not to die. Today several biotech companies, fueled by Silicon...

Study finds that driving a sports car is more enjoyable than kissing

27 January 2018
Study finds that driving a sports car is more enjoyable than kissing

Ford has conducted a new study to measure enjoyment of different activities, and found that driving a performance car ranks high on the list of things that will make you...

The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer's

27 January 2018
The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer's

In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin,...

5 reasons homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids

23 January 2018
5 reasons homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids

Homeschooling isn't what it used to be.What largely started in the 1980s and '90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids' education now has more...

Book review: Grace and Mercy: The Autobiography of Otunba Engr ESA Oluyemi - Sina Kawonise

21 January 2018
Book review: Grace and Mercy: The Autobiography of Otunba Engr ESA Oluyemi - Sina Kawonise

Autobiographies have been described essentially as ego trips. While the good ones among them can be illuminating, educative and inspirational, majority of autobiographies are dishonest, egotistical, and self advertisement of...

How your face changes after 30 days of drinking water

21 January 2018
How your face changes after 30 days of drinking water

We're told over and over again about how good water is for us. You've probably heard the "8 cups of water a day" rule, but let's face it: that's tough...

New rules of flirting: How to make that tricky first move

20 January 2018
New rules of flirting: How to make that tricky first move

Jean Smith * It is clear touching someone without invitation will no longer be overlooked * So, what does it mean for flirting, for both men and women?* Jean suggests...

Two heads really ARE better than one: We get fewer things wrong when we consult others, confirm scientists

18 January 2018
Two heads really ARE better than one: We get fewer things wrong when we consult others, confirm scientists

* Five people better able to answer questions than an individual, study found* The theory was tested with questions such as the height of the Eiffel tower* Groups reduced their...

Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

17 January 2018
Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are. I've just been promoted to become the...

4 steps to financial independence

16 January 2018
4 steps to financial independence

Financial success is rarely the result of one defining event in a person's life. Rather, it’s more likely the result of good money habits over months and years. It's not...

7 signs your headache isn’t normal

16 January 2018
7 signs your headache isn’t normal

Markham Held Like nearly all conditions that revolve around pain, headaches can be tricky to categorize. A headache one person would call "terrible" might feel mild to someone else. But...

A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane

13 January 2018
A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane

* An unnamed flight attendant revealed secrets of the trade in an interview with Vice.* She says nobody switches off their phones on planes, not even staff members.* There's also...

How Nigerian singers have won the hearts of Romanians

10 January 2018
How Nigerian singers have won the hearts of Romanians

Before Tobi Ibitoye arrived in Romania from Nigeria as a 15-year-old, it had never occurred to him he - and his skin colour - might stand out in some way.A...

Here’s why time seems to speed up as we grow older

07 January 2018
Here’s why time seems to speed up as we grow older

Lindsay Dodgson * Many people say that time seems to speed up as they get older.* There are a few theories for this, but a new paper suggests it could...

What has brought Iranian protesters onto the streets?

03 January 2018
What has brought Iranian protesters onto the streets?

Iran is stepping up a crackdown against anti-government protests that pose the most audacious challenge to its clerical leadership since 2009. Following are factors that have brought Iranians to the...

4 simple tricks to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

02 January 2018
4 simple tricks to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Neil Levy Self-control is a major problem for many of us, so failure to maintain New Year’s resolutions isn’t surprising. * Simple, science-backed strategies can help you actually keep your...

What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

27 December 2017
What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here's a brief look at some theories about...

Just ONE egg a day for six months can boost a baby's brain development and function, study finds

26 December 2017
Just ONE egg a day for six months can boost a baby's brain development and function, study finds

* One egg a day for six months boosts youngsters' levels of choline and DHA* Both of these nutrients are involved in maintaining brain health* Previous research reveals eggs increase...

Half of people aged 40-54 have hardened arteries - Study

26 December 2017
Half of people aged 40-54 have hardened arteries - Study

Half of middle-aged people who are normal weight and don't smoke or have diabetes may have clogged arteries, researchers said Thursday, urging stronger measures to lower cholesterol. A high level...

Keeping up with the Kims: The Salt Lake blogger who watches North Korea’s elite

24 December 2017
Keeping up with the Kims: The Salt Lake blogger who watches North Korea’s elite

Kim Jong Un hasn't traveled outside the country since becoming its leader at the end of 2011. In those six years, he's met only a handful of outsiders. They include...

Women who want to keep their looks 'should only have two children' according to new study

24 December 2017
Women who want to keep their looks 'should only have two children' according to new study

* Women who want to keep their looks in later life should have a smaller family* Research from Bath University reveals each child increases oxidative stress* And pregnancy, breastfeeding and...

Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

23 December 2017
Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist...

Weeks after his ouster, many Zimbabweans not aware Mugabe no longer president

17 December 2017
Weeks after his ouster, many Zimbabweans not aware Mugabe no longer president

Good luck convincing some of Zimbabwe's far-flung residents that they have a new president despite last month's dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. "Don't be silly,...

The real reason we love a suit

17 December 2017
The real reason we love a suit

Nestled in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood is the shopfront of Henry Poole & Co at the heart of Savile Row – a street synonymous with the crème de la crème of...

Want to live to 100? Here’s what to do

14 December 2017
Want to live to 100? Here’s what to do

* A positive outlook, stubbornness and keeping busy could be key to a long life* Scientist tested health of those in their nineties* People aged 91 to 101 had better...

3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

13 December 2017
3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

Jessica Stillman * You can be a great parent and still make some mistakes.* Even well-intentioned parents sometimes let their kids give up too easily.* Praising a child's talent rather...

8 reasons why your wound won't heal

13 December 2017
8 reasons why your wound won't heal

It’s important for you to find out why your wound won’t heal properly and what exactly you can do about it. Like a lot of other good things in life,...

The country with no teachers

11 December 2017
The country with no teachers

Rivals have been fighting in the Central African Republic since 2013. In the chaos the school teachers have quietly disappeared so now parents are going through crash courses to replace...

Your child is getting her first smartphone: Read this first

11 December 2017
Your child is getting her first smartphone: Read this first

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment.Smartphones have...

What you don't do affects you more than what you do

10 December 2017
What you don't do affects you more than what you do

Zat Rana * You can't have everything you want — but you can have anything you want.* Choice isn't about selecting the things that appeal the most to you —...

Does living near a busy road have an effect on your health?

10 December 2017
Does living near a busy road have an effect on your health?

A new US study has found that living near a busy road is associated with peripheral artery disease and high blood pressure in those already at high risk for heart...

The secret codes cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers

09 December 2017
The secret codes cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers

* A former flight attendant revealed some of his in-flight tricks.* He told a radio show he had a code for attractive customers, as well as phrases for whe he...

Why you should help children with their homework

07 December 2017
Why you should help children with their homework

* It's thought giving children too much attention will turn them into a snowflake* But new research disputes this old theory - and claims completely the opposite* Kids are 7...

The first SMS was sent 25 years ago: Here’s why it’s still relevant

04 December 2017
The first SMS was sent 25 years ago: Here’s why it’s still relevant

Feel old yet? The first SMS was sent 25 years ago today. For context, that makes it older than Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Harry Styles. If the SMS was...





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