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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there Let’s play happy families Our early environment has a long-standing impact on our self-esteem, finds research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Ulrich Orth at the University of […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there What do you make of ’tat? Despite growing numbers of young people getting tattoos, having a ‘tat’ limits candidates’ career prospects, finds research. Almost a fifth of UK adults are currently […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there Menopausal madness? The taboo around discussing the menopause at work is gradually being lifted, thanks to press coverage including a BBC Radio Sheffield and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour week-long series looking […]

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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there   No, I really am more honest than you! Studies have long highlighted that we tend to have a sense of personal superiority around moral traits. New research finds this is […]

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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there Do you wanna know a secret? Encouraging clients to offload their secrets is likely to boost their wellbeing, suggests research. Keeping secrets takes its toll in the long term, not just […]

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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there What’s in a name? Apparently we can intuit people’s names because their name influences their facial appearance in adult life, suggests a study led by Dr Ruth Mayo and PhD candidate […]

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Give us a smile Women smile more often and men frown more often, but this could be due to cultural expectations, suggests research. The study, A large-scale analysis of sex differences in facial expressions, published in PLOS One, builds on prior evidence suggesting women smile more often than men, but considers a greater variety of […]

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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there Fair cop If a client has a career dream of becoming a chief constable yet no background in the police force, they could still stand a chance. The UK Home Office […]

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In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there Signing off Does your about-to-be client’s signature loom large on the coaching contract? If so, issues with confidence are probably not on the agenda, and if it’s a woman, they may […]