New Study: Can Religion Help You Fight Serious Illness?
“Do you believe in God?” is not the sort of thing you normally expect to hear in a hospital clinic. But for a group women quietly waiting in a breast health clinic, their wait to see the doctor was interrupted by this question. However, this wasn’t an enthusiastic evangelist trying to win a new convert;…
The Science of Attraction: What makes a beautiful face?
It all started as a disagreement one evening. The men ended up vehemently defending their opinion that – yes, Keira Knightley did indeed have an attractive face. The women had a completely different point of view – I won’t repeat what they said, but it wasn’t pleasant (poor Keira). How we got so heated about…
Are you a Shopping Addict? Try the ‘Shopaholic Test’!
I’m starting to get concerned. My wife has just started looking for her next handbag, and she has expensive tastes… Personally, I just don’t ‘get’ the shopping bug: For me, a Saturday afternoon on the high-street sounds like a traumatic experience. It would be tempting to say it is a ‘woman-thing’, but I would risk…
Loyalty Cards: What the Supermarkets know about You!
I bet that you own at least one loyalty or ‘reward’ card. They sound like a great idea – You get money and points for just doing your normal grocery shop! Well, if you think you’re getting something for nothing, then you’re wrong…The barcode bleep is like the soundtrack to modern society. And in the 21st…
Fact or Fiction: Do New Year’s Resolutions actually Work?
New Year’s Resolutions: Just what is the point? I used to hate the idea of resolving to do something good just because it was a new year. And yet there seems to be something magical about the stroke of midnight on December 31st: Many of us pledge to get fit, save money or stop smoking. Having witnessed family…
Take the Music Personality Test! Find out what Your taste in Music says about You!
What’s your favourite piece of music? What style of music do you hate? Every single culture and society has developed its own style and way of making music. But given a choice, there will be some music types that you will prefer. Why is this? Why do some of us have Dizzee Rascal on our iPod’s when others are happy…
Halloween Special: Do women get scared more easily than men?
It’s only girls that get scared by spiders, mice and horror movies right? That’s the stereotype, but is there any truth in it?