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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   It’s a dog’s world Could combining coaching with walking canine friends be the next hot thing? Given that coaching so very often follows in the footsteps of therapy, this is […]

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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   Hot desk, cold beer Remote workers have been making the most of coffee shops’ free Wi-Fi and power outlets for some time. Now pubs are trying to attract professionals and […]

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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   Don’t bother rewinding Immediately re-watching lecture videos is a poor strategy for learning, just as is re-reading, suggests research published in Experimental Psychology. Re-reading is known to be a poor […]

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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   Schadenfreude based on fear Deep-rooted fears around survival, including concerns about social identity and fairness, can lead us to see others as less than human and experience schadenfreude (joy at […]

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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   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. […]

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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 Sexual healing It’s time to stop ignoring sex in the context of wellbeing, say psychologists at George Mason University, who’ve discovered that engaging in sexual activity one day increases wellbeing the […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 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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