Monday, July 16, 2018

This is the reason you don’t really hate Mondays

People love to moan about Monday, but the evidence seems to paint a different picture. Ask an office worker, and you will likely be told that Mondays are insufferable. But ask a...

Slimming can cut breast cancer risk by up to one third, research finds

Losing weight can help women cut their breast cancer risk by up to a third, a study has found. Experts said “modest” weight loss significantly cuts the chances of developing the disease. Six...

Donald Trump says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of America

President Donald Trump has criticised the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the US and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese...

Bresse is best: How to eat the world’s most expensive chicken

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it. I've come to the Michelin-starred Aux Terrasses in Tournus to...

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Japanese researchers tested cats' reactions to their owners, suggesting that because cats "domesticated themselves" they never needed to take notice Any cat owner will tell you that although they are sometimes kept...

South Korean universities offer dating courses as birth rate plummets

In a country experiencing one of the worst birth rates in the world, two South Korean universities are now offering courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Professors...

Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James: ‘We did to Warhol what he did to bananas’

This week, it is Wendy James’s 50th birthday. To celebrate, Rock’s Backpages brings you an interview (or ‘scratch feature’) from Melody Maker in April 1988, in which she and the band...

Mentioning food on your online dating profile gets more matches, finds study

Crafting a strong online dating profile is undeniably an art. We know not to have too many group photos, lists of demands or - God forbid - bathroom selfies. But what should we...

UK services sector grew at its fastest rate for six months in October

The UK's dominant services sector grew at its fastest rate in six months in October according to the latest survey snapshot, sending the...

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded...

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