By James Harbeck (BBC)
Since Jonathan Swift’s 1712 Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue, two centuries of self-appointed correctors and improvers of English usage - such as Robert Lowth, HW Fowler, George...
It’s easy to feel invincible when we’re young, but as we get older, we begin thinking more critically about the ways our everyday decisions will impact our health in the future ― especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Or, more...
Are you level-headed in a crisis? Do you hide your anxieties or feelings from others? Meet your emotional type: “The rock.”
Emotional types are personality categories based on how you interact with other people and yourself,...
By Eric Barton (BBC)
Dan Ruch knows a thing or two about micromanaging, because he finds himself doing it all the time.
One of his junior employees even requests it, he says. The person is always asking for feedback and praise, even for small...
By Zara Aziz (BBC)
One Friday morning at my practice, I meet Jake*, a 42-year-old computer engineer with an unexpected favour to ask.
I am a little intrigued to know why he is sitting opposite me. That’s because Jake is normally well and an...
By Simon Constable (BBC)
Surely you’ve heard the plea from on high at your company: we want more innovation, from everyone at every level. Your boss might even agree with the sentiment — because, of course, who doesn’t like...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...