Hillsong: A church with rock concerts and 2m followers

18 August 2019
Hillsong: A church with rock concerts and 2m followers

As Christian churches throughout the US face widespread decline, one church is bucking the trend. But is Hillsong a triumph of marketing or faith? If someone were to choreograph an...

Here’s why some people are left-handed

17 August 2019
Here’s why some people are left-handed

Lindsay Dodgson • Tuesday August 13 is International Lefthanders Day. • About 10% of the population is left-handed. • There have been several theories over the years about why some...

Why drinking water all day isn’t the best way to stay hydrated

16 August 2019
Why drinking water all day isn’t the best way to stay hydrated

Dehydration is a drag on human performance. It can cause fatigue and sap endurance among athletes, according to a 2018 studyin the journal Frontiers in Physiology. Even mild dehydration can...

Here’s is the inspiring story of how postal services became widespread and affordable

15 August 2019
Here’s is the inspiring story of how postal services became widespread and affordable

Rowland Hill was a former schoolmaster, whose only experience of the Post Office in the 1830s was as a disgruntled user. Nobody had asked him to come up with detailed...

How to keep bedbugs, rats, other nasty pests out of your home

14 August 2019
How to keep bedbugs, rats, other nasty pests out of your home

Alina Bradford From bedbugs to mice, here's your all-natural antipest guide. No time is the right time for a pest invasion, whether its your home, or someone else's. Bedbugs are...

Why you should lie (to yourself) about your age

13 August 2019
Why you should lie (to yourself) about your age

For many years, my mom has been telling herself - and anyone else who will listen - that she’s 45 years old. She’s not actively trying to deceive us (I’m...

The 10 sleep myths people believe - and why they're wrong

11 August 2019
The 10 sleep myths people believe - and why they're wrong

There's nothing worse than lying in bed wide awake after having tried everything under the sun to drop off. Sleeping problems are wide-spread, with statistics showing four in 10 Australian...

In Nigeria, it’s guns, guns everywhere - Report

10 August 2019
In Nigeria, it’s guns, guns everywhere - Report

Nigeria’s entry points are vulnerable, as caches of arms have been discovered by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) mostly at the ports. Customs in 2017 recorded the seizure of shipments of...

They met on an airplane and fell in love across continents

04 August 2019
They met on an airplane and fell in love across continents

He was a high school teacher from Boston. She was an Italian insurance worker. They met by chance, some 30,000 feet in the sky. Flash back to summer 2015. Sean...

Why boarding schools produce bad leaders

01 August 2019
Why boarding schools produce bad leaders

The elite tradition is to send children away at a young age to be educated. But future politicians who suffer this 'privileged abandonment' often turn out as bullies or bumblers....

Watching trash TV lowers viewers' IQ - Report

31 July 2019
Watching trash TV lowers viewers' IQ - Report

Watching junk TV lowers the IQ of viewers and makes them more likely to support populist politicians, new research shows. A study claims those with a greater exposure to low-brow...

What's the best way to stay awake in meetings?

25 July 2019
What's the best way to stay awake in meetings?

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is reportedly prone to dozing off in meetings. He's not the only one. So is there a trick to stopping those eyelids from suddenly feeling...

Here’s why you need to stop taking aspirin for heart health

23 July 2019
Here’s why you need to stop taking aspirin for heart health

Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who...

Man who lost his entire family in Ethiopian 737 Max crash tells of his hearth-wrenching experiences

19 July 2019
Man who lost his entire family in Ethiopian 737 Max crash tells of his hearth-wrenching experiences

• Paul Njoroge lost his three children, his wife, and his mother-in-law in the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash in March. It was the second of two deadly 737...

6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

18 July 2019
6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

Intelligence can be a burden. Smart people constantly have to prove themselves to others and overthink situations, Quora users say. Here are some drawbacks to being extremely smart. You might...

Are milk, yogurt, other dairy products good or bad for you? Nutritionist settles debate

17 July 2019
Are milk, yogurt, other dairy products good or bad for you? Nutritionist settles debate

Does dairy cause inflammation? Nutritionist discusses both sides of argument surrounding the health of dairy products. What constitutes a healthy diet continues to be an endless debate. As a nutritionist,...

Scientists looked at 16 supplements, found most were useless and could harm you. These are the supplements

16 July 2019
Scientists looked at 16 supplements, found most were useless and could harm you. These are the supplements

• A new study, published June 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, further suggests that investing in supplement pills and powders won't reduce your risk of heart-related disease or lengthen...

Bad news for fruit juice fan: Just one glass of it a day could give you cancer

12 July 2019
Bad news for fruit juice fan: Just one glass of it a day could give you cancer

There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice. A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per...

How you hold yourself back from reaching your goals

11 July 2019
How you hold yourself back from reaching your goals

Timothy Sykes People make all sorts of excuses for why they’re not reaching their goal but the simple truth is this: if you’re not attaining what you want in life,...

What makes eating Instant Noodles so bad

07 July 2019
What makes eating Instant Noodles so bad

A majority of the population of the world considers instant noodles a staple food, like the well-loved rice in Asian countries. For many people out there, preparing these takes less...

How hangovers really impair your brain

07 July 2019
How hangovers really impair your brain

Study in an Irish pub reveals adults have worse memory, slower reaction times and are less alert if they were drunk the day before. Until now, studies on hangovers have...

5 meaningful examples of emotional intelligence at work

03 July 2019
5 meaningful examples of emotional intelligence at work

Marina Khidekel • Emotional intelligence has become an increasingly important factor in company culture and career success. • Exhibiting emotional intelligence makes it easier to connect with others and forge...

The three things proven to make you happy ... and money isn’t one of them

02 July 2019
The three things proven to make you happy ... and money isn’t one of them

Michael Mosley Am I as happy as I could be? How can I become happier? These are questions we all ask ourselves from time to time. And for centuries, philosophers...

How to treat cancer with food

30 June 2019
How to treat cancer with food

Cancer cells grow in distinctive patterns that defy normal limitations. That growth activity requires energy, and so, cancer cells metabolize nutrients in different ways from the healthy cells around them....

The simple rule that can help you predict the future

29 June 2019
The simple rule that can help you predict the future

What makes something endure for centuries? To find out, we must start with a principle called the "Lindy Effect", explains Tom Chatfield. What will remain in 100 years’ time of...

Iran downed a $130m US drone. Here’s what Trump's sanctions cost Iran daily

27 June 2019
Iran downed a $130m US drone. Here’s what Trump's sanctions cost Iran daily

Alex Lockie • President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions targeted at Iran's top leadership and those thought responsible for downing a US drone flying near the country. •...

The battle of the sexes is over: Women take up two thirds of the home forcing men to put things in shed

27 June 2019
The battle of the sexes is over: Women take up two thirds of the home forcing men to put things in shed

The battle of the sexes has been won – and it’s women who can claim a major territorial victory. On average, women’s belongings take up twice as much space in...

Japanese aren’t having sex, aren’t having babies. The govt is taking extreme counter-measures

26 June 2019
Japanese aren’t having sex, aren’t having babies. The govt is taking extreme counter-measures

Hillary Hoffower Japan has a baby problem. • In Japan, people aren't having sex. • That means they're not having babies either, and the declining fertility rate is creating a...

The case for caseless phones

25 June 2019
The case for caseless phones

Maria Teresa Hart Fanatics of case-free phones say it’s about design, but could it really be about status? The first person I ever met who was fiercely anti-smartphone case was...

Firing Adedayo and dilemma of hateful, polluted polity - Leo Sobechi

24 June 2019
Firing Adedayo and dilemma of hateful, polluted polity - Leo Sobechi

Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan’s decision to revise the appointment of Dr. Festus Adedayo as his Media Aide comes off with a protruding belly of interpretations and implications, especially given...

How your looks shape your personality

22 June 2019
How your looks shape your personality

We tend to think of our looks as separate from who we are. But it turns out that physical traits like height or attractiveness may shape our personalities, behaviours, even...

They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy

19 June 2019
They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy

At first glance, 13-year-old Mangal Karimy could be any boy living in a small village in western Afghanistan, hauling firewood and feeding cattle on his father's farm. Silently he hurries...

Are you chronically unhappy? 15 signs that suggest so

15 June 2019
Are you chronically unhappy? 15 signs that suggest so

AnnaMarie Houlis Chronically unhappy people let their emotions consume them. • Some people, regardless of how much money they have or property they own, are chronically unhappy. • However, many...

Nigerians forced by bandits to flee homeland to Niger Republic recount ordeal

09 June 2019
Nigerians forced by bandits to flee homeland to Niger Republic recount ordeal

Many locals from some villages in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State attacked by bandits had to flee the country to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape further attacks....

Your pillowcase could have more bacteria than your toilet seat for this one reason

08 June 2019
Your pillowcase could have more bacteria than your toilet seat for this one reason

Each night, your body sheds around 15 million skin cells, which build up if you don't wash your sheetsoften. You're essentially providing food for thousands of dust mites. This is...

The internet is changing Africa, mostly for the better

05 June 2019
The internet is changing Africa, mostly for the better

Daniel Van Boom Cheap smartphones are flooding Africa, giving many of its citizens access to the internet for the very first time. Anyone can get into Nigeria's tech scene, says...

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people and getting what you want

04 June 2019
The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people and getting what you want

Dave Smith • Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable and creative companies in modern times with Apple and Pixar. • But he didn't reach those heights by following...

What Nigeria can learn from Ghana’s data-driven approach to fighting poverty

03 June 2019
What Nigeria can learn from Ghana’s data-driven approach to fighting poverty

On a blistering hot day last week, a team of Ghanaians clambered out of vans into Agbogbloshie, a notoriously poor neighborhoodin the capital city of Accra. Their eyes roamed over...

The six rules everyone should follow when flying

02 June 2019
The six rules everyone should follow when flying

Tom Nichols I’ve just settled into my seat—in economy because not every day can be Christmas—for an evening flight from Boston to Zürich. We have barely finished boarding, and the...

A neuroscientist explains why this ‘secret’ to a longer and happier life is gaining attention from millions

01 June 2019
A neuroscientist explains why this ‘secret’ to a longer and happier life is gaining attention from millions

In Japan, the secret to living a longer, happier and more fulfilled life can be summed up in one word: Ikigai. In Japanese, ikimeans "to live" and gaimeans "reason" —...