Lifestyle Archive
  • »Moonlight Wins Best Picture after Announcement Mix-Up, ‘La La Land’ Takes Home 6 Oscars

    Mon 27 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner.
    The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered.
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  • »What It Means When You Say ‘I’m Busy’

    Thu 23 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Lennox Morrison (BBC)
    You might say you're slammed, swamped, up to my eyes or — if you’re Australian — flat out like a lizard drinking. But chances are, when people ask you how you’re doing, your response is likely a...
  • »Living Well: How to Unplug and Navigate Digital Anxiety

    Wed 22 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Alina Dizik (BBC)
    When David Erickson leaves his home in Long Beach, California to spend several days on Panama’s southern coast, he also reluctantly gives up his smartphone.
    There’s no wireless internet where he’s going, and...
  • »Health Living: The Truths We Know About Sleep May Be Myth

    Tue 21 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Jason G Goldman (BBC)
    They say that an elephant never forgets. It is also often stated that one of the functions of sleep is to consolidate memories. If both of those things were true, then you'd expect elephants to sleep a lot – but the...
  • »A World Park on Every Continent: the Traveller Trying to Change the World

    Mon 20 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Dave Seminara (BBC)
    If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story.
    The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked...
  • »How Popcorn Became a Much Loved Snack!

    Sun 19 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Veronique Greenwood (BBC)
    Popcorn, that delicious, crunchy vehicle for butter, caramel and salt, is seeing its star rise. Americans already consume nearly 50 litres of popped corn a year each, on average. But in the UK, where crisps have...
  • »Happy Music Makes You Do Bad Things!

    Sat 18 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Richard Gray (BBC)
    From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.
    The iconic track is...
  • »Your Mind May Be A Quantum Machine

    Thu 16 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By Philip Ball (BBC)
    "I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
    The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum...
  • »Healthy Living: Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Olive Oil Is So Healthy

    Wed 15 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries, a Spanish study suggests.
    “A Mediterranean diet...
  • »Mega-Landslide Helps Explain How Life Reaches Remote Islands

    Tue 14 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    By James Badcock (BBC)
    Scientists have long puzzled over how animals reach remote islands in the midst of our vast oceans. There are plenty of possible explanations, but now it seems they may have neglected an essential element: landslides.
    A...
  • »The Psychological Power of Reclaiming Oppressive Language

    Sun 12 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words ― used to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week as she challenged Jeff Sessions’ nomination for...
  • »People with This Condition Literally Feel What Others Are Feeling

    Sat 11 February / Feb 2017. 08:34 PM
    When you think of synaesthesia, you probably think of someone who “hears” colors or “sees” sound.
    But the brain’s unusual cross-wiring can take on some more surprising forms, too. People with mirror-touch synaesthesia,...
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