‘How could we have believed that?’ “What we live through, in any age, is the effect on us of mass emotions and of social conditions from which it is almost impossible to detach ourselves. Often the mass emotions are those which seem the noblest, best and most beautiful. And yet,Read more

Playing with children can improve the mental and physical health of older people CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES CONTRIBUTOR I was completely blown away by the results of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds – a 10-week experiment I worked on for Channel 4 about the benefits of intergenerational mixing. Therefore it’s great news that NightingaleRead more

Orban continues his government’s family-centric policy. Hungary is an interesting case-study in family friendly policy. Rather than adopting the short-term solution of attracting more and more migrants to solve the population woes it shares with most of Europe, Hungary is attempting a long-term approach. It wants to preserve the culture of itsRead more

A publicity still from Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 film “The Kid” with Jackie Coogan. Chaplin was later taken to court by Joan Berry in the first high-profile use of blood testing in a paternity suit. PUBLIC DOMAIN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS According to legend, the 12th-century priest St. Anthony was once approached by a distraughtRead more

Africa Studio/Shutterstock The sensation of sound occurs when the vibrations from sounds enter our ear and cause little hairlike structures – called hair cells – within our inner ear to move back and forth. The hair cells transform this movement into an electrical signal that the brain can use. HowRead more