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The act of throwing—whether it’s a dart at a board or a ball of paper into a wastebasket—involves a complex trade-off between speed and accuracy. Humans are uniquely able to throw fast and on target. Monkeys can—and do—throw things, but...
Mindfulness courses have less effect on the attitudes and emotions of men than on those of women, new research suggests. In a study of a scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average...
Recreational fishing is more than a hobby, it’s a valuable life skill. Survivalists make strong cases about why most people should learn to fish. It keeps you fed if you’re ever trapped in the wilderness. Fishing also helps calm...
Dining out frequently can make it harder to control a food budget, new research suggests. People who eat out often tend to underestimate the amount they’d spend over the week and then raise the following week’s budget. Rather than making...
There is a long-standing belief that musical scales arose from simple harmonic ratios. But scientists are proposing a different source: the mistuning of the human voice. The Greek mathematician Pythagoras found that plucking a string at certain points produced pleasing...
If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture. That is the conclusion of a paper published today, Sunday 5 February, in the British Journal of Psychology...
This infographic will take you through the greatest Christmas adverts from the years 1996 to 2016, this infographic includes your favourite adverts such as the famous Coca Cola advert “The Holidays Are Coming” from 1996 and M&S’ advert “Not...
  This guide on making the perfect cup of coffee was provided by A1 Coffee, but remember this isnt the only way to make a perfect cup of coffee. Everyone is different, some people prefer theirs with a bit more...
Christmas is rapidly approaching, and everyone is searching for the perfect gift. Whether you are loaded down with cash or you are just trying to eek out a few gifts, finding the ideal gift for those you love is...
With Christmas fast approaching you are likely taking a look at your list of people you need to buy for and scratching your head trying to come up with the perfect idea. Why not try something a little different...