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Get knitting to keep your mind sharp

A passion for knitting and crocheting could protect against dementia, say experts.

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What it means to 'sound gay'

Do gay men actually sound different from straight men? A new documentary examines the question. [VIDEOS]

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Sarcasm can boost creativity (yeah, really)

Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but psychologists have found that it makes people more creative.

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Older staff certainly not down
May 28 2015 at 13:31

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

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Mountain stream makes for good gossip
May 28 2015 at 12:23

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

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Scary-skinny, the new hallmark of success
May 27 2015 at 12:07

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

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Forget karaoke and draw a nude model
May 27 2015 at 07:22

Eliza Krigman goes to the pub for a drink, and a life drawing class - complete with naked model.

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Was Winston Churchill really gay?
May 26 2015 at 13:32

Historian Dominic Sandbrook says it is wrong to turn historical figures into adverts for modern lobby groups.

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Yeesh! Scrabble gets new words
May 26 2015 at 12:05

Scrabble is about to include text-speak and street slang among a range of new words for its ever expanding dictionary.

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Think twice about a pic with your CV
May 25 2015 at 13:41

A beautiful woman can use her looks for many things - but getting a job, it seems, is not one of them.

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Sultan of seduction has Alzheimer's
May 25 2015 at 12:21

The story of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif is perhaps the saddest, loneliest tale in all of movie history.

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Naked and locked out of hotel room?
May 22 2015 at 13:20

Worried about being shipwrecked? A zombie attack? A toddler tantrum? A new book can help...

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Gyllenhaal: I'm too old? Really?
May 22 2015 at 11:43

US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was too old at 37 to play the lover of a 55-year-old man, she says.

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