My Independent
thermometer sxc
sxc.hu

Older staff certainly not down

Workers over 50 are four times less likely to 'pull a sickie' than younger staff, a study shows.

Read Story

mountain stream freeimages
freeimages

Mountain stream makes for good gossip

Experts say that natural sounds might be best to mask distracting sound in open plan offices.

Read Story

amal three
REUTERS

Scary-skinny, the new hallmark of success

Even Amal Clooney's greatest admirers cannot ignore the fact she seems to be disappearing before our eyes.

Read Story

Browse

Items 91 - 100 of 167

That time of the month for shopping
February 26 2015 at 14:42

A study of more than 500 women suggests that women like to buy more things when they are at their most fertile.

Read Story
0 comments

Tackling a bully? Study says no
February 25 2015 at 14:17

Researchers say the behaviour termed "bystander apathy" extends to virtual as well as real life.

Read Story
0 comments

Washing? Who has the time?
February 23 2015 at 14:32

Four out of five women don’t shower every day, and a third say they can go for three days without washing at all.

Read Story
0 comments

How your phone affects your moods
February 23 2015 at 13:12

People who can’t put down their cellphones are more prone to temperamental behaviour, researchers say.

Read Story
0 comments

Forget 50 Shades – meet the director
February 20 2015 at 14:46

The director of 50 Shades Of Grey has had a life which far outshines the plodding boy-meets-girl plot of the movie.

Read Story
0 comments

Wipe your feet, greet the dog
February 20 2015 at 15:37

A new guide to etiquette is both bonkers and strangely necessary, writes John Walsh.

Read Story
0 comments

Please come and stay - without the dog
February 20 2015 at 07:13

Ah, house guests. From not flushing the loo to having sex, here are the most irritating things that visitors do.

Read Story
0 comments

Are earphones making us deaf?
February 19 2015 at 15:33

People who wear headphones may forget how to listen – and be deaf to the beauty of nature, an expert says.

Read Story
0 comments

Can a commute give you time back?
February 19 2015 at 12:46

Time slows down as we speed up, physicists say, meaning train commuters, for example, age less quickly.

Read Story
0 comments

Being a librarian is the height of ambition
February 18 2015 at 16:39

The three most desirable jobs in Britain are an author, a librarian and an academic, according to a new study.

Read Story
0 comments

Items 91 - 100 of 167