In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there

  Give up your cake – and have it anyway There’s now a way to get something for yourself that someone else wants, yet still come across as generous, suggests research. Say, for example, you’ve spotted what seems to be the best seat, but there’s someone else around who’ll probably want it too. Instead of offering up that best seat, or grabbing...

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