Hang out with all the crowds: Improve your social capital

Last week, Reggie Nelson’s story was reported as one of dream financial success from a council-estate background, thanks to his unusual plan to knock on doors in rich neighbourhoods to ask for the secrets to the residents’ success. It worked:…

by Katherine Stephen
Promoting equality in science

After a 55-year hiatus, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded last week to Donna Strickland, only the third woman to receive the prize in 117 years, after Marie Curie (1903) and Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1963). Strickland’s news came a day…

by Benedetta Catanzariti
Work and Your Mental Health

Five million people in the UK are being signed off work every year due to anxiety and depression and it is estimated that one in three sick notes from GP surgeries are for issues relating to mental health. Is this…

by Debbie Spens
Meta-skills: Develop Your Learning Habits

In its origin, the Greek word ‘meta’, used mainly as a prefix, translates into two common meanings: a change (as in metamorphosis), or beyond/above (as we are using it in this article). If you hear it being thrown around by…

by Katherine Stephen
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