Why Finnish people don’t like to chat

19 October 2018
Why Finnish people don’t like to chat

Their desire for avoidance is a predisposition so common that it’s become hard-baked into Finnish culture. I met my now best friend Hanna a few years ago during my first...

Execution of Hauwa, enslavement of Leah, confound insurgency weary nation

17 October 2018
Execution of Hauwa, enslavement of Leah, confound insurgency weary nation

Many Nigerians were shocked yesterday as news of the execution of an aid worker with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Miss Hauwa Leman, and the enslavement of kidnapped Dapchi...

How to spot when anyone is lying

17 October 2018
How to spot when anyone is lying

How to spot a liar: Behavioural psychologist expert reveals the tell-tale signs of a bluffer - from your partner to someone you've just met Nobody likes to feel they've been...

Nigeria is set to stay the world’s poverty capital for at least a generation

15 October 2018
Nigeria is set to stay the world’s poverty capital for at least a generation

Nigeria is making little progress in eliminating poverty. New reports by global development institutions show that human capital spending in Nigeria—the poverty capital of the world after recently overtaking India—is...

‘Why we faked our Facebook wedding

13 October 2018
‘Why we faked our Facebook wedding

To her friends and family, Arlène Agneroh has it all. Well, nearly.She is successful, educated and attractive. They call her a leader - she coaches entrepreneurs and offers personal development...

Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to get rid of enemies

12 October 2018
Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to get rid of enemies

The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back?...

This is what a great book does to your brain

11 October 2018
This is what a great book does to your brain

The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book. Books can make us smarter, more informed, even more intellectually humble. But one of...

Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

10 October 2018
Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

I'm guessing you are scoffing in disbelief at the very suggestion of this article, but bear with me. A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than...

Sexual violence, a savage feature of conflict over centuries

06 October 2018
Sexual violence, a savage feature of conflict over centuries

Through the ages, sexual violence has been a savage feature of armed conflict, often systematically inflicted by combatants on girls and women in what the world today defines as a...

4 things newly promoted leaders need to do right away

01 October 2018
4 things newly promoted leaders need to do right away

So you're called in to the boss's office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you've been tapped for a new role at your company, possibly with...

Secret life of rare antelope revealed

01 October 2018
Secret life of rare antelope revealed

The world's largest forest antelope has been caught on camera in Uganda for the first time. The elusive striped antelope, known as the lowland bongo, was snapped in dense forest...

Why does Nigeria keep flooding?

29 September 2018
Why does Nigeria keep flooding?

Heavy seasonal rains are a regular feature of life in Nigeria and towns close to the country's main rivers are particularly vulnerable. This year floods have killed at least 100...

Why Sweden and China have fallen out so badly

27 September 2018
Why Sweden and China have fallen out so badly

It's a diplomatic spat no one saw coming, but tensions have over the past few weeks been escalating between China and Sweden. It all started earlier in September when Chinese...

10 reasons you aren’t growing as a leader (and why you should still try)

25 September 2018
10 reasons you aren’t growing as a leader (and why you should still try)

If you aren't getting better at leadership, you shouldn't give up just yet. There's no shortage of leadership content available. As you're reading this article, millions of other people around...

Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers

23 September 2018
Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers

You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and...

The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

20 September 2018
The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

In our series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why some earth tremors in Nigeria's capital caused such a stir. Sometime in the early...

I consumed fresh ginger daily for 1week, and these are the results

16 September 2018
I consumed fresh ginger daily for 1week, and these are the results

I've always loved the flavor of ginger. Spicy and pungent, it is delicious in tea form and almost completely cuts the bitterness of vegetables in fresh juices and smoothies (adding...

'Just Do It': The surprising and morbid origin story of Nike's slogan

15 September 2018
'Just Do It': The surprising and morbid origin story of Nike's slogan

Before Colin Kaepernick and “Just Do It,” there was Gary Gilmore and “Let’s Do It.” In a plain T-shirt with a bag over his head, Gilmore was strapped into a...

How pidgin English became voice of international media in West Africa

11 September 2018
How pidgin English became voice of international media in West Africa

Yomi Kazeem As global media brands push to expand their reach and audience, Pidgin English—a language spoken by millions across West Africa—is gaining currency. The language, a mix of English,...

How much is academic achievement shaped by genes?

10 September 2018
How much is academic achievement shaped by genes?

Researchers have found that a child’s genes significantly influence their long-term performance in school – beyond even intelligence. How can this information be used to help students? Children differ widely...

‘Joe the Barber’ is about to make his final cut

09 September 2018
‘Joe the Barber’ is about to make his final cut

Since he was a young boy, William Young, 67, has been getting his hair cut by Joseph Monahan. Joe Monahan has been cutting people’s hair in Jamaica Plain since 1959....

Why becoming more argumentative will make you smarter

08 September 2018
Why becoming more argumentative will make you smarter

Here's why avoiding conflict at work is a terrible mistake. Timandra Harkness explores some of the best ways to disagree with people further in her BBC Radio Four series How...

What I learned from my thrifty grandma

07 September 2018
What I learned from my thrifty grandma

If you ever met my grandparents, you would quickly know who runs the household. My grandma is a strong woman who had seven children before she turned 35 and made...

When food challenge drove US Ambassador to Ibadan - Festus Adedayo

05 September 2018
When food challenge drove US Ambassador to Ibadan - Festus Adedayo

Food crisis is a major crisis that the globe currently battles. For countries that have sufficiency of food supplies, they are often wise enough to understand that food shortage in...

Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers - Research

02 September 2018
Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers - Research

It seems researchers may have dispelled confusion surround the "Father Tongue Hypothesis" as well as the "Mother Tongue Hypothesis". A new study by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai may...

9 common words and phrases you could be using wrong without realizing it

01 September 2018
9 common words and phrases you could be using wrong without realizing it

Recognizing and correcting eggcorns is key to proper grammar. Words are misused all the time in the daily flow of conversation."Eggcorns" are words or phrases that are incorrectly used in...

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

29 August 2018
Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed.Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by...

UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

29 August 2018
UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

UN human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3½ years...

Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global

29 August 2018
Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global

An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in...

Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

26 August 2018
Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds...

No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

26 August 2018
No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

If you're one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There's no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according...

Australians lash out over latest leadership change

25 August 2018
Australians lash out over latest leadership change

In Australia’s far north, Darwin’s Northern Territory News ran a front-page message for the nation’s ruling politicians on Friday, as they mobilized in Canberra to give the country its sixth...

Professor of History warns against denigrating tradition

24 August 2018
Professor of History warns against denigrating tradition

Funmi Olaitan, IbadanAn Ibadan-born Professor of History, Toyin Falola, on Thursday, warned that meaningful development would continue to elude the country until religion is put in its rightful place, calling...

The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry

24 August 2018
The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry

Are you the kind of person who actually likes washing dishes? How about folding laundry? Yardwork?What all these have in common, of course, is they occupy our hands. And as...

Belarusian escort says she gave evidence of Russian election interference to Manafort-linked oligarch

22 August 2018
Belarusian escort says she gave evidence of Russian election interference to Manafort-linked oligarch

A Belarusian escort who claimed to possess materials for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe told a reporter in a Thai court Monday that she gave the evidence to Russian aluminum...

Why do American CEOs get paid so much? - James K Galbraith

21 August 2018
Why do American CEOs get paid so much? - James K Galbraith

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute calls attention to the hardy perennial of how much America’s corporate titans make: bosses of the top 350 firms made an average...

Preparedness trumps passion as anchor for success in business

21 August 2018
Preparedness trumps passion as anchor for success in business

At the start of every semester, Noam Wasserman asks his students a question: How important is passion for the "entrepreneurial magic?"Wasserman is the founding director of the Founder Central Initiative...

North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

20 August 2018
North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

A group of elderly South Koreans have arrived in North Korea to meet relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953.The war left the Korean peninsula divided...

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

20 August 2018
Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other...

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

19 August 2018
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research.The researchers said childhood passive smoking was...





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