How to life


  • Spotting criminals from the age of three

    Children as young as three should be monitored to try to identify and help those who could become the criminals of tomorrow, the Home Secretary has said... BBC News

  • The Problem With Pointing Fingers

    You know who dropped the ball and think that this person should be held accountable. How can you place the blame in an acceptable, professional way?.. by Eilene Zimmerman

  • Smokers produce more baby girls

    The latest study suggests smoking may either damage male sperm cells or jeopardise the chance of the male foetus implanting in the uterus, or both... BBC News

  • Birthdays determine babies' height

    A baby’s height can depend on the month of birth, with the tallest babies being born in the spring and autumn and the shortest entering the world in December...

  • Romantic love 'lasts just a year'

    Some couples may disagree, but romantic love lasts little more than a year, Italian scientists believe. The University of Pavia found a brain chemical was likely to be responsible for the first flush of love...

  • Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying

    For many teenagers navigating the social challenges of high school, the ultimate goal is to become part of the “popular” crowd. But new research suggests that the road to high school popularity can be treacherous...

  • Healthy diet 'boosts childhood IQ'

    Eating chips, chocolate and cake may be damaging to a child’s intelligence, according to researchers at Bristol University. Their study suggests a link between a diet high in processed foods and a slightly lower IQ.

  • Writing a Résumé That Shouts ‘Hire Me’

    In fact, though, you have considerable flexibility in how you structure your résumé. The decisions you make about what it says and how it looks can affect whether you get the job you really want, or get a job at all...

  • Football 'helps men show emotion'

    Football helps the toughest men show their softer side, a survey suggests... Two-thirds of men questioned by the Mental Health Foundation said football made it easier for them to share their feelings with other men.

  • The women who choose not to be mothers

    More women in the developed world are choosing not to have children. So why do friends, family, colleagues and even strangers think it’s OK to question their decision?

  • Does Your Team Have the Four Essential Types?

    Paul Maritz: "Great leaders, in my view, are those who have built up that reservoir of loyalty, so that when the time comes to say to folks, “We have to change direction,” people are willing to make an extraordinary effort."

  • Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions

    Why do otherwise good kids seem to make bad decisions when they are with their friends? New research on risk taking and the teenage brain offers some answers... by Tara Parker-Pope

  • Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan

    “Facebook does face a challenge in Japan,” said Shigenori Suzuki, a Tokyo-based analyst at Nielsen/NetRatings. “There are powerful rivals, and then there’s the question of Japanese Web culture.”.. by Hiroko Tabuchi

  • Nap 'boosts' brain learning power

    A nap during the day improves the brain’s ability to absorb new information, US scientists claim. Volunteers who slept for 90 minutes during the day did better at cognitive tests than those who were kept awake...