Philip Mathieson

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George Osborne sees fresh blow over planned tax credit cuts changes

Tory-controlled work and pensions select committee rebuke Treasury and call for full rethink of chancellor’s plans<p>George Osborne has suffered a political setback over his plans to cut working tax credits when a Conservative-controlled select committee condemned his proposed reforms and urged him to …

Why too much choice is stressing us out

Photograph: NEIL HALL/REUTERS<p>Scrapping 30,000 products ... Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is streamlining the supermarket experience. Photograph: Neil …

Photography

The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Linguistics

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Celebrity weddings: See the stars’ most beautiful big day pics

109 images<p>Kate Middleton, Poppy Delevingne, Kim Kardashian - there have been a fair few celebrity weddings in recent years, each with a stunning …

Leave it out: are food intolerances fact or fad?

Serious food allergies are rare, while intolerance of many common foods – from dairy products to gluten in bread – is increasing. Are we in the midst of a health craze or something more complicated?<p>You know the scenario: you invite some friends over for dinner and they graciously accept. But then …

New pictures of Edward VIII giving Nazi salute on visit to Germany emerge at auction

Edward VIII is pictured giving the "Heil Hitler" salute in photographs of him with uniformed senior members of the Nazi regime<p>Photographs of the Queen's uncle <b>Edward VIII</b>giving Nazi salutes on a visit to Germany two years before the outbreak of war have emerged after being put up for auction.<p>The …

The Habit Tons of Slim People Have In Common

You may want to hop on the bandwagon.<p>Earlier this year, we reported that thinking about the future may help prevent overeating. And a new study from <i>Appetite</i> journal serves up even more evidence that futurism is gaining traction in the diet world.<p>For the study, researchers interviewed 240 adults, …

Germanwings crash families attack Lufthansa CEO over 'deeply offensive' compensation offer

Relatives of 18 children and teachers from a single school killed in the Germanwings crash have sent a furious letter to the Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr slamming him for his handling of the disaster<p>The families of school children killed in the Germanwings air disaster have launched a scathing …