Danger ahead: Only bad bosses say these five things NEU

Shift work dulls your brain – report NEU

Virgin’s Richard Branson offers staff unlimited holiday NEU

Cure for public-speaking jitters: Stand like a starfish NEU

What the colour of your tie says about you? NEU

Are executive sleepovers the best way for staff to bond? NEU

Drop the “busy” excuse NEU

Let’s stop the glorification of busy NEU

Simple, objective ways to know you’re overworked

How stressed are you?
Feeling under pressure? Take our test, created in collaboration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, to find out how stressed you are.

Summer career booster, fun included

Respecting even the most humble employee can pay off for everyone in a company

The key to inspired leadership

Why intrinsic motivation is so much better than extrinsic motivation.

The psychology of the to-do list

What’s the best office temperature?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg likes to keep his conference room at just 15 degrees Celsius.

Stand up at the office to lose fat.
Office workers should work standing up, recommends an exercise scientist.

Why stressed out CEOs are bad for business

Executives feel the heat in challenging times.
Executives need new skills to cope with the different economic conditions today and that adds extra stress.

Can personality tests identify the real you? Personality tests are increasingly
being used around the globe, but do they really tell us anything?

Superflattery: The art of getting what you want

„What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?“

Who works the longest hours?

Taking dogs to work ‚reduces employee stress‘

Where are you on the global pay scale? Type in your salary and find out

What’s inside Rick Perry’s head?
The potential failures of memory in high pressure situations.

Beware great chief executive myth

One in three workers ‚admits to skiving‘, survey suggests

„Is stress good for you?“
Could stress and long hours be the route to a good life?

Spelling mistakes ‚cost millions‘ in lost online sales

„Botnet uncovered“
Security researchers discover ‚indestructible‘ botnet:

Lucy Kellaway: The seven deadly sins CEOs won’t admit:

How the English language became such a mess. NEU

Practical literacy skills for adults. NEU

One woman, 17 British accents NEU

Sleep’s memory role discovered NEU

How do people lose their native language? NEU

Learning second language ’slows brain ageing‘ NEU

Does English still borrow words from other languages? NEU

How many hours does it take to be fluent in English?
Immigrants are always being told to learn the language. But how long does it take to speak good English?

The people who hate other people’s bad grammar

Does chocolate make you clever?
A study appears to suggest eating chocolate improves a nation’s chances of winning Nobel Prizes. But does cocoa really hold the key to genius?

Drinking in pregnancy „harms IQ“
Drinking just one or two glasses of wine a week in pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s IQ, a study says

Parents not schools boost exam success, study suggests

Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English

How did this man learn 11 languages?

Ukraine or the Ukraine: Why do some country names have ‚the‘?

Why not start a sentence with ’so…‘?

Fragmented sleep ‚harms memory‘:

Are Germans or Brits the rudest?
German and Anglo-Saxon manners are just different, researchers say:

Walking for 40 minutes a few times a week is enough to preserve memory:

How ‚OK‘ took over the world:

Germany top for foreign students wanting to do their degree course in the English language:

How far can a 100-word vocabulary get you?

Why did LOL infiltrate the language? Slang term „LOL“ (laughing out loud) has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, but what does the rise of the acronym tell us about internet language?

Are dying languages worth saving?

‚Oldest English words‘ identified?

The UK Literacy Association (UKLA):

Train your brain:

London ranked top city for students NEU

The problem with Generation Y – Millenials NEU

University admissions: The art of the personal statement NEU

Babies remember their birth language NEU

Girl, 12, achieves maximum Mensa IQ test score of 162 NEU

Do you have a problem child? NEU

Breastfeeding ‚linked to higher IQ‘ NEU

Regular naps are ‚key to learning‘ NEU

UK ’second best education in Europe‘ NEU

Pupils ‚must look away to think‘ NEU

Lack of sleep blights pupils‘ education
Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in the underachievement of school pupils, according to a global study NEU

Get outside and go wild, kids urged
Children are being urged to take back their „wild time“ by playing outside more to regain a connection with nature. NEU

Exercise ‚boosts academic performance‘ of teenagers

TED Sir Ken Robinson: Schools kill creativity

Rhythmic ability linked to language
Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, research suggests.

Jamie Oliver’s TED Award speech: Poisoning your Kids.
Jamie expresses his wish to teach every child about food and fight obesity.

Children should be allowed to take risks and make their own mistakes.

Should parents drug babies on long flights?
Is the practice safe – or an abuse of parental power?

Does the „five-second rule“ really exist?
Many parents think that if food has only been on the ground for a matter of seconds, then it is unlikely to have been badly contaminated.

Let children get bored, says expert.
Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative.

Babies can hear syllables in womb, says research.
Babies can decipher human speech as early as three months before birth, say scientists.

The babies who nap in sub-zero temperatures

Most parents „lie to their children“;
Most parents tells lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China.

England in maths global top 10.
Global school rankings for maths, science and reading.

Dads help babies behave better; Babies whose fathers engage positively with them when they are three months old behave better later in life, research suggests

Being bilingual ‚boosts brain power‘:

Rich children are five months ahead:

Close-up: Japan’s amazing lunchboxes:

Summer-born struggle at school:

IQ ‚can change in teenage years‘:

Healthy diet ‚boosts childhood IQ‘:

Support your child‘s education:

School singing can boost children’s well-being:

Reading test for six-year-olds to include non-words:

Children ‚missing out on sleep‘:

The words that could unlock your child:

Parents ‚wrongly blamed for speech problems‘:

Speech problems ‚hamper children’s reading ability‘:

Parents admit to ‚using TV as babysitter‘:

Boys are more confident communicators, survey finds:

Children ‚missing out on sleep‘ Newsround finds NEU

Be creative, be confident, be yourself NEU


English Literature

BBC Bitesize – School subjects for kids

BBC – History for Kids

How tall can a Lego tower get?
How many Lego bricks, stacked one on top of the other, would it take to destroy the bottom brick?

Maths for kids in English:
Carol Vorderman’s Online Maths School

CBBC (Children’s BBC News)

BBC – Five memory hacks to make you smarter

BBC Article: Five memory hacks to make you smarter 

Mid-life stress ‚precedes dementia‘
Women who lead a stressful life in their 40s may be at increased risk of developing dementia, researchers say.

How you can feel more fulfilled, and less anxious, on the job.

The compelling case for working a lot less

The slow death of purposeless walking NEU

“Arrogance“ of ignoring need for sleep NEU

How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you? NEU

How stressed are you?
Feeling under pressure? Take our test, created in collaboration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, to find out how stressed you are. NEU

How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you and your memory?

What is stress?
Stress is your body’s response to mental or emotional pressure.
Stress management is key: a little stress is a good thing, but too much can have
devastating consequences for your health and relationships.

Beating stress before it beats you

Five easy ways to wind down before bed

Bad sleep „dramatically“ alters body

Does confidence really breed success?
Could high self-esteem actually be bad for your life chances?

Do those who retire early live longer?

Explore London by canalboat NEU

Herding sheep or building bridges – a working holiday in Britain NEU

Scottish islands among world’s top holiday destinations NEU

Love Great Britain NEU

The beauty of the Yorkshire Dales NEU

Britain’s heritage: a video slide show
How the men from the ministry saved England’s heritage. NEU

English heritage NEU

Is Nessie just a tourist conspiracy? NEU

Visit Britain website: NEU

Visit England website: NEU

Britain on film. Britain is one glorious movie set: NEU

The New Forest: NEU

Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall: NEU

Canals and rivers NEU

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre NEU

Aperitivo hour comes to London NEU

Mini guide to Georgian Bath NEU

Ten of England’s oddest sights NEU

Should Britain let go of London?
Is London’s success dwarfing the country to the point where the rest of the UK would actually be better off without its capital? NEU

Are there places more British than the UK?

Whitby – home to Captain Cook and Dracula

Lundy – a trip to Devon’s “Puffin Island”

Face to face with basking sharks off the Cornish coast

James Bond and the Queen arriving for the London Olympic Games

Old-fashioned fun beside the sea in Blackpool

Five British island weekends

Ten of England’s oddest sights

Sky high at London’s Shard

Britain’s best one-day walks

UK and the EU: Better off out or in? What would be the impact on daily life in Britain outside the EU?

Why Hong Kong wants to stay British
The former British colony Hong Kong was transferred to Chinese rule 15 years ago, but it still seems as British as ever.

Nyetimber abandons grape harvest
Award-winning English winemaker Nyetimber decides against harvesting this year’s grapes because of the year’s poor weather.

Could France learn to love British beef?
There was no love lost between French and British farmers in the wake of the BSE crisis.
So why does Paris now seem to be falling for British beef?

Why British police don’t have guns?
Why does Britain hold firm against issuing guns to officers on the beat?

Could the UK live without The City?

Debt and the City: London financial tour?

12 things in 212 words that every UK visitor should know about the British

BBC Daily E-mail

How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TED, NEU

Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands | Allan Pease | TED, NEU

TED ideas worth spreading

Jamie Oliver’s TED Award speech: Poisoning your Kids.
Jamie expresses his wish to teach every child about food and fight obesity.

TED Prize » Prize Winners » Jamie Oliver

NEU Why intrinsic motivation is so much better than extrinsic motivation

NEU Jamie Oliver’s TED Award speech: Poisoning your Kids. Jamie expresses his wish to teach every child about food and fight obesity

NEU TED Prize » Prize Winners » Jamie Oliver

NEU Ted Ideas of Worth Spreading