Expert reveals how alcohol ages the skin, causing lines and dullness

20 October 2019
Expert reveals how alcohol ages the skin, causing lines and dullness

A top facialist reveals why a few glasses of wine can age your face dramatically and how you you can correct these signs with some quick tricks. Katie White, from...

The Buhari saga: Is the wedding still on the cards? Here’s the developing story

19 October 2019
The Buhari saga: Is the wedding still on the cards? Here’s the developing story

Nigeria's first family, the Buharis, are embroiled in a still developing story resembling one of Nollywood's many Sunday evening soap operas. It is a story about the president purportedly taking...

Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? Here’s what science advises

19 October 2019
Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? Here’s what science advises

The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It...

7 toxic behaviors that show low emotional intelligence

18 October 2019
7 toxic behaviors that show low emotional intelligence

Bill Murphy Jr Emotional intelligence, or the ability to be aware of other people's feelings, is a vital part of any relationship. Some people display their lack of emotional intelligence...

Surround yourself with these 4 types of people to become more successful

16 October 2019
Surround yourself with these 4 types of people to become more successful

Surrounding yourself with the right type of people can help success come more naturally to you than being around those who might hold you back. Keep close people with big...

China's biggest military weakness is the US' biggest strength

15 October 2019
China's biggest military weakness is the US' biggest strength

China has spent years modernizing and expanding its military. But China's military, like the US military on the eve of World War II, is missing a crucial kind of experience....

What do your eyes say about your health? These are the signs you need to be aware of

13 October 2019
What do your eyes say about your health? These are the signs you need to be aware of

Eye doctors have revealed the optical symptoms that signal various health issues in your body. Simple changes in your eyes can indicate a range of serious health and lifestyle problems...

How fast you walk is a sign of your physical and mental health - Study

12 October 2019
How fast you walk is a sign of your physical and mental health - Study

How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of...

Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment - Report

10 October 2019
Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment - Report

Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment, with those coming from strangers or work colleagues even provoking wariness and suspicion, a new study has revealed. Eight...

Why diets don’t yield same results for everyone

09 October 2019
Why diets don’t yield same results for everyone

Have you ever tried dieting before? If you’re in your mid-20s to early 30s and have decided to lead a healthier lifestyle at some point, then you probably had. And...

Does drinking lemon water actually have any health benefits?

07 October 2019
Does drinking lemon water actually have any health benefits?

Here's what happened when one writer drank two cups a day for two weeks. Humans have been experimenting with tonics since the beginning of time. From the fountain of youth...

How to make someone like you in under 5 minutes

06 October 2019
How to make someone like you in under 5 minutes

Debra Roberts The need to be liked is a fundamentally human one. And people do business with people that they like. Employers should be teaching with their employees about the...

Farewell, my beloved BlackBerry. We put up a good fight - Allan Ripp

06 October 2019
Farewell, my beloved BlackBerry. We put up a good fight - Allan Ripp

I was late to the smartphone party, acquiring my first BlackBerry around 2011, four years after Apple upended mobile communications with its first iPhone. Steve Jobs got everyone screen-tapping and...

Why aren't we living longer?

05 October 2019
Why aren't we living longer?

For the best part of two centuries people's life expectancy has been improving at a pretty rapid and consistent rate. In the 1840s people did not live much past 40...

Want to live longer? Science says to do these 5 things

05 October 2019
Want to live longer? Science says to do these 5 things

When it comes to staying healthy, most people have the same motivation: living as long and fulfilling a life as possible. And while science has yet to find a true...

The story behind the biggest crocodile ever caught

05 October 2019
The story behind the biggest crocodile ever caught

A struggling immigrant family's lives were changed forever when the glamorous matriarch picked up a rifle and shot a crocodile between the eyes. Krystyna 'Krys' Pawlowski had no choice but...

How brain forgets useless memories - Report

04 October 2019
How brain forgets useless memories - Report

Brain cells work to actively forget memories during a specific phase of sleep. That's according to scientists, who hope their research could help to deepen our understanding of Alzheimer's disease....

Do you often forget things? This is how you can improve your recollection skills

01 October 2019
Do you often forget things? This is how you can improve your recollection skills

How many times have you met somebody for the first time, only to forget their name within seconds of them introducing themselves? It's a frustrating (and embarrassing) situation many of...

This is how long meal-prepped food stays good - Report

28 September 2019
This is how long meal-prepped food stays good - Report

Meal prep is the simplest way to ensure you eat well throughout the week, but just how long does prepared food stay fresh? That's the question we posed to Katie...

People wouldn’t hand in a family member if they had committed a crime

27 September 2019
People wouldn’t hand in a family member if they had committed a crime

People are willing to bench their sense of right and wrong when it comes to their own family, even if it means breaking the law. A study from the University...

How to be a human lie detector of fake news

26 September 2019
How to be a human lie detector of fake news

Fake news existed long before the internet. In an essay on political lying in the early 18th century, the writer Jonathan Swift noted that "Falsehood flies and the truth comes...

Getting 'hangry' is a real thing, scientists find

23 September 2019
Getting 'hangry' is a real thing, scientists find

Getting 'hangry' and operating on an empty stomach can lead to poor decision making, a study has discovered. Researchers at the University of Dundee assessed how hunger alters people's decision-making...

How liars can take advantage of you

22 September 2019
How liars can take advantage of you

I recently spent an evening at an event with the legendary comedian Jim Carrey. Carrey has starred in dozens of movies, but the one that always sticks with me is...

Here’s why you never forget your first love

21 September 2019
Here’s why you never forget your first love

Over the course of a lifetime, most of us see sparks with more than one other person. But you only have one first love. They’re usually the person you share...

Does the full moon really make people act crazy?

20 September 2019
Does the full moon really make people act crazy?

Along with Mercury in retrograde, the full moon is a pretty popular scapegoat for bad luck and bizarre behavior. Encounter someone acting strangely? Blame it on the lunar phases! It's...

How to avoid craving junk food

19 September 2019
How to avoid craving junk food

Ever get a strong craving for a burger and fries? How about cookies and ice cream? Well, according to a new study, smelling your cravings could help deter you from...

This is what happens to your body when you eat fast food

17 September 2019
This is what happens to your body when you eat fast food

Eating fast food is like giving your body a bacterial infection, according to new research into how the high-fat diet affects the immune system. Scientists described high-fat and high-calorie foods...

Children who escaped Boko Haram say they faced another ‘prison’: military detention

16 September 2019
Children who escaped Boko Haram say they faced another ‘prison’: military detention

Four hundred nights. Fatima counted each one as she lay on the ground with her toddler, crammed between strangers, swatting away mosquitoes in a room that stank of feces. She...

Brutal Nigerian traditional boxing sees competitors wrap their hands in rope to 'kill' each other

14 September 2019
Brutal Nigerian traditional boxing sees competitors wrap their hands in rope to 'kill' each other

Shocking pictures have revealed a glimpse into the mostly hidden world of a brutal Nigerian sport known as Dambe. The sport is like boxing but without protection. Opponents choose their...

Disturbing story of how US visa holder was denied entry over WhatsApp messages

03 September 2019
Disturbing story of how US visa holder was denied entry over WhatsApp messages

A graphic image sent by another person was grounds to deny a visa holder entry to the United States. It has been one week since U.S. border officials denied entry...

Why arguing with your wife is futile - Report

01 September 2019
Why arguing with your wife is futile - Report

Women have better recall when it comes to remembering specifics, according to new research. Females apparently have the edge when it comes to remembering features of a conversation or where...

How Jollof rice became an iconic dish

31 August 2019
How Jollof rice became an iconic dish

Haleluya Hadero If you recently stumbled across what is loosely known as “African Twitter,” or other African social media spaces, you might have seen repeated mentions of Jollof rice. It’s...

Vicious cycle: Social media causes stress, which fuels addiction to social media

30 August 2019
Vicious cycle: Social media causes stress, which fuels addiction to social media

Using Facebook generates stress that can help people form an addition to the social media site, researchers have cautioned. Rather than avoiding social media, stressed Facebook users switch to other...

Why pro-democracy Hong Kong billionaire, Jimmy Lai, is standing up to China

29 August 2019
Why pro-democracy Hong Kong billionaire, Jimmy Lai, is standing up to China

Jenni Marsh Jimmy Lai has been a public target for decades. It all started after the Hong Kong business tycoon — a refugee from China — reinvented himself in the...

Inside the Hong Kong protests - Slawomir Sierakowski

26 August 2019
Inside the Hong Kong protests - Slawomir Sierakowski

Communist Party of China would like the mainland Chinese population and the rest of the world to believe that the ongoing, sometimes violent protests in Hong Kong pose a threat...

Drinking as many as 8 cups of coffee a day could help you live longer, study says

26 August 2019
Drinking as many as 8 cups of coffee a day could help you live longer, study says

Drinking coffeecould boost your chances of a longer life, research shows, even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day. In a study of around half-a-million British...

‘A stupid person is more dangerous than a bandit’: Here are the five universal laws of human stupidity

24 August 2019
‘A stupid person is more dangerous than a bandit’: Here are the five universal laws of human stupidity

Corinne Purtill In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest...

An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay

24 August 2019
An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay

The saying goes that an apple a day keeps the doctor away - and now research has suggested there's truth to the old adage. Researchers from Edith Cowan University, Australia,...

Warnings on tobacco products actually work. Here’s why

20 August 2019
Warnings on tobacco products actually work. Here’s why

When “MAD MEN’S” Betty Draper puffed on a cigarette while pregnant, modern audiences cringed. Public awareness of smoking’s toll on people’s lungs and on their children has come far since...