Lifestyle Archive
  • »Why English Speakers Worry About Slipping Up

    Sun 12 March / Mar 2017. 12:00 AM
    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...
  • »Healthy Living: 5 Life Hacks to Help Prevent a Heart Attack Later

    Sat 11 March / Mar 2017. 12:00 AM
    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...
  • »Healthy Living: 12 Signs You’re ‘The Rock’ Of Your Friend Group

    Thu 9 March / Mar 2017. 12:00 AM
    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,...
  • »Why Micromanagement Isn’t So Bad!

    Thu 2 March / Mar 2017. 12:00 AM
    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...
  • »How Celebrities Influence Your Everyday Health!

    Wed 1 March / Mar 2017. 12:00 AM
    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...
  • »Why Your Boss Will Crush All Your Good Idea

    Tue 28 February / Feb 2017. 12:00 AM
    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 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.
  • »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...
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