Researchers book appointment with death
Scientists say a new blood test can determine how long a life we can expect if we die by natural causes. Do we want to be told when to expect the Grim Reaper?
Jessica Ennis triumphs against school bullies
Picked on for being small at school, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis wowed the world at London 2012. Bullying didn’t hold her back: could it even have spurred her on?
Invincible Federer leaves Murray broken hearted
Roger Federer put on a tennis masterclass to destroy British hopes of seeing Andy Murray win his first ever grand slam title. Murray played brilliant tennis, but was left in despair.
Iconic ‘Scream’ painting to go on sale at last
Art lovers are set for the auction of the decade, after it was announced that Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is to be put up for sale. This great portrait of despair could fetch up to $80 million.
To win, exercise willpower, says top psychologist
From hitting snooze to eating fatty foods, most people have temptations they find hard to resist. Now a new book says our willpower is like a muscle that we can train.
Mental health gets a global campaign boost
Millions worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, but only a minority will receive treatment, especially in poorer countries. World Mental Health Day is pushing for more investment.
Children caught in materialist trap, says report
Three years ago, UNICEF announced that British children were the most miserable in the developed world. Now they've found out why. Consumerism and a lack of family time.
‘Genderless’ baby kicks up a Storm
A baby? Lovely! Boy or girl? What do you mean you're not saying? The intriguing tale of a family who want to bring up their baby, Storm, to make its own decisions about becoming a he or a she.
Punter bets £2 and wins a fortune. What now?
Steve Whiteley recently won £1.45 million after a good day at the races. Suddenly his life is transformed. But do big winnings always lead to happiness?
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
Or fill in a form. The government wants to measure our levels of happiness, but do we even understand what makes us happy?