Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone

21 February 2019
Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone

"How much!?!" It wasn't so long ago that the tech press got in a tizz over the first $1,000 (£766) smartphones. Now we're being expected to stump up roughly double...

Women don't want to marry men who brag about this

17 February 2019
Women don't want to marry men who brag about this

Flashy men are not fooling anyone. Least of all, women. Men who drive fast cars and like to live large are regarded as being more interested in short-term hookups or...

Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections

14 February 2019
Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections

In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese...

Why Japanese women are rebelling against Valentine's Day

14 February 2019
Why Japanese women are rebelling against Valentine's Day

Japanese women are rebelling against a decades-old Valentine's Day tradition that obliges them to give chocolates to men. On February 14, the nation's female workers are expected to give "giri...

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

14 February 2019
Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

A young couple with matching expressions stare nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of his life. She, a North...

Here's the difference between a 'socialist' and a 'Democratic socialist'

07 February 2019
Here's the difference between a 'socialist' and a 'Democratic socialist'

John Haltiwanger •After 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset against Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic congressional primary in June, the word "socialist" was repeatedly used to describe her....

This is why fake laughter is so completely obvious

13 January 2019
This is why fake laughter is so completely obvious

We all have a tendency to fake laugh, particularly when authority figures in our lives try to make a joke that just doesn’t land. Though it might feel rude not...

Author says women over 50 ‘too old’ to love

12 January 2019
Author says women over 50 ‘too old’ to love

A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be "incapable" of loving a woman aged 50 or above... despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine...

How to get more sleep this year

05 January 2019
How to get more sleep this year

You’re probably sleep deprived and don’t even know it, experts say. Sometimes, the difference between a productive day and time wasted can come down to an hour: an hour’s extra...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

02 January 2019
Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among...

5 things average managers fear, but good leaders do

01 January 2019
5 things average managers fear, but good leaders do

These are the virtues ingrained in the DNA of the world's best leaders. In this social economy, we work in an era in which trust and transparency are the new...

19 reasons you didn’t achieve any of your goals this year

28 December 2018
19 reasons you didn’t achieve any of your goals this year

Ayodeji Onibalusi As we say goodbye to 2018, it’s time to survey our year’s accomplishments. If you are like many of us, you started the year with an unshakable commitment...

‘Grain Brain’: How your food choices can impact your brain's destiny

25 December 2018
‘Grain Brain’: How your food choices can impact your brain's destiny

For many Americans, eating healthier will be a top new year's resolution – and one expert says we should start by eliminating gluten and sugars. Dr. David Perlmutter claims eating...

Close up on Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg - Folu Olamiti

23 December 2018
Close up on Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg - Folu Olamiti

Happy days are back at Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg. Both staff members and visitors and, indeed, people that have one business or the other to transact with the High Commission,...

The shockingly simple path to happiness

23 December 2018
The shockingly simple path to happiness

Psychological research shows that the harder we strive to be happy, the less likely we are to achieve that goal. How do you envisage the pursuit of happiness? For many,...

Nomads and farmers in fight for Nigeria's heartland

20 December 2018
Nomads and farmers in fight for Nigeria's heartland

A Reuters analysis of land use data shows how a massive expansion of farming in Nigeria’s Middle Belt has cut access to grazing land for nomadic herders and fuelled persistent...

The price of progress in China: 'We traded our lives for development'

15 December 2018
The price of progress in China: 'We traded our lives for development'

For four years at the turn of the century, Wang Zhaohong worked on a demolition crew in Shenzhen, clearing the way for the once-tiny border village to become a bustling...

The hobby that helps you live to 100

13 December 2018
The hobby that helps you live to 100

Many of the world's centenarians share one common hobby: gardening. Could you extend your life and drop your stress by taking up the pursuit, too?Dan Buettner has studied five places...

What’s the best way to define Africa’s middle class?

12 December 2018
What’s the best way to define Africa’s middle class?

Yomi Kazeem The “Africa Rising” narrative has been hinged on the continent’s middle class—but the methods used to defined the size of that population has been inconsistent to say the...

Losing just two hours of sleep makes you angrier

30 November 2018
Losing just two hours of sleep makes you angrier

Losing just two hours of sleep each night can make you angrier, a new study has revealed. It is the first time a direct link has been proven between irritability...

How learning to say 'no' allowed me to build a life that I love

29 November 2018
How learning to say 'no' allowed me to build a life that I love

Jessica Thiefels Learning to say "no" in your work and life can change your life for the better. Author Jessica Thiefels describes how saying "yes" to the wrong opportunities can...

Nigeria's medical brain drain

24 November 2018
Nigeria's medical brain drain

Paul Adepoju Each week, at least 12 Nigerian doctors are employed in the United Kingdom. More than 4,000 are already practicing in the United States, while Canada continues to attract...

Why do you keep dreaming you forgot your pants? It’s science

24 November 2018
Why do you keep dreaming you forgot your pants? It’s science

Where your brain goes when you’re asleep helps you when you’re awake. One muggy Saturday last summer, I went on a date with a man who seemed entirely fine. We...

Coffee is bitter and horrible: Why do we like it?

18 November 2018
Coffee is bitter and horrible: Why do we like it?

Our ability to detect bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. So why is coffee—a bitter-tasting drink—so popular around the world? In evolutionary...

Nigeria battles enduring problem: Rigging

12 November 2018
Nigeria battles enduring problem: Rigging

Dulue MbachuNew legislation tightens controls before February elections As Nigeria heads toward general elections in February, it’s in a race to stamp out the bane of the voting system in...

Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill

11 November 2018
Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital. Why did the news send many Americans into a tizzy? On Wednesday evening, Justice Ginsburg fell in...

Why the French don’t show excitement

10 November 2018
Why the French don’t show excitement

Not only is ‘Je suis excité’ not the appropriate way to convey excitement in French, but there seems to be no real way to express it at all. When I...

10 countries with the most natural resources

09 November 2018
10 countries with the most natural resources

Craig Anthony Natural resources, or commodities, are the raw inputs that are used to manufacture and produce all of the products in the world. Commodities themselves, which include those extracted...

Silver: The colour of betrayal?

06 November 2018
Silver: The colour of betrayal?

Silver has represented the devious actions of Judas and gleaming armour that’s now rusted. Kelly Grovier looks at the complex history of a shade that can bedazzle as well as...

Stone throwers face different fates around the globe

05 November 2018
Stone throwers face different fates around the globe

President Donald Trump’s recent assertion that U.S. troops should respond to rock-throwing migrants — a hypothetical scenario — as if they were armed has sparked a debate about the appropriate...

Sex before marriage won’t make you happy - Study

04 November 2018
Sex before marriage won’t make you happy - Study

Ben Shapiro This week, Institute for Family Studies released a new study. Its key finding: married people are happiest if their spouses are the only people with whom they have...

5 reasons why this world doesn’t need equality

03 November 2018
5 reasons why this world doesn’t need equality

The world today needs fairness more than equality. Although the words equality and fairness are often used interchangeably, they have slightly varied meanings. While equality is treating everyone the same,...

Recruited from Nigeria to be a computer technician—then forced into prostitution in Italy

03 November 2018
Recruited from Nigeria to be a computer technician—then forced into prostitution in Italy

When Blessing Okoedion arrived in Italy from Nigeria, she met a woman she was told to call Madam Faith, who explained to her the work rules. First, she described the...

Nigeria: A young country for old men

31 October 2018
Nigeria: A young country for old men

In our series of letters from African journalists, editor-in-chief of Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper Mannir Dan Ali looks at why a country where more than half the population is under...

How to be happy: Stoic lifestyle could be key to a good life - John Sellars

27 October 2018
How to be happy: Stoic lifestyle could be key to a good life - John Sellars

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, obviously the roads—the roads go without saying. How about guidance for how to live in the 21st century? That seems less...

'The food supplement that ruined my liver'

25 October 2018
'The food supplement that ruined my liver'

Jim McCants took green tea capsules in a drive to get healthy in middle age. His doctors now say they left him needing an urgent liver transplant, writes the BBC's...

Fela @ 80: A lost provocateur

21 October 2018
Fela @ 80: A lost provocateur

Decades after his death, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the Afrobeat impresario remains a revered icon among his teeming devotees worldwide, Yinka Olatunbosun reports TRIBUTEFela was a legend of strong music pedigree. His...

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...





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