How to life


  • The cause of bad moods

    Scientists believe they may have cracked the secret of why some people are always in a bad mood... The discovery could eventually lead to new treatments for depression...

  • Can forgiveness ever be easy?

    We occasionally hear inspirational stories of victims and relatives who forgive abusers, murderers and even war criminals. But just how easy is it to forgive?.. by Alex Hudson

  • Brains of Buddhist monks scanned in meditation study

    Dr Josipovic has scanned the brains of more than 20 experienced meditators, both monks and nuns who primarily study the Tibetan Buddhist style of meditation, to better understand this mysterious network...

  • Why are we so emotional about money?

    Ordinary people across the world are faced with a wealth of economic news, but are their decisions on money really governed by emotion? Money is emotional. Debt sparks worry. A windfall is exciting.... by Megan Lane

  • Happiest Places Post Highest Suicide Rates

    The new findings help to explain what has long been a troubling paradox: the happiest places in the world tend to have the highest suicide rates... by Tara Parker-Pope

  • Science proves that love is blind

    Scientists have shown that there is a degree of truth in the old adage that love is blind. They have found that feelings of love lead to a suppression of activity in the areas of the brain controlling critical thought...

  • Coffee 'protects female memory'

    Caffeine may help older women ward off mental decline, research suggests. French researchers compared women aged 65 and older who drank more than three cups of coffee per day with those who drank one cup or less per day...

  • How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

    Until about 15 years ago, one common theory was that if you slept at least four or five hours a night, your cognitive performance remained intact; your body simply adapted to less sleep... by Maggie Jones

  • Job choice 'affects Alzheimer's'

    Might stress on the financial markets have an up side?.. Going to university, then choosing a mentally demanding job may help protect the brain from the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease on memory...

  • How to Fix (0r Kill) Web Data About You

    As more of our social lives, shopping sprees and dating misadventures take place online, we leave behind, purposely or not, a growing supply of personal information... by Riva Richmond

  • How to write your CV

    BBC News explains how to get a head start in the job hunting race and make sure your CV is up to scratch. Your curriculum vitae is the single most important weapon in your armoury when it comes to job hunting...

  • Busy parents add to teenage angst

    A survey of 12,000 high school children found that teenagers who felt emotionally close to at least one parent were up to a third less likely to have problems... BBC News

  • Behavior: Videos of Self-Injury Find an Audience

    YouTube videos are spreading word of a self-destructive behavior already disturbingly common among many teenagers and young adults — ‘cutting’ and other forms of self-injury that stop short of suicide, a new study reports...

  • Juggling increases brain power

    Complex tasks such as juggling produce significant changes to the structure of the brain, according to scientists at Oxford University... Long term it could aid treatments for diseases like multiple sclerosis