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Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Psychology

How To Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of productivity app Twoodo. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>Unless you do your job exclusively via email, there’s no excuse for you to have that tab or app open. There I said it..<p>But you do have it open most of the time, right? It’s hard to …

A Checklist for Planning Your Next Big Meeting

In theory, everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare? Our checklist makes meeting prep quick and easy—be sure to print it out …

Negative interest rates have created a weird world where European banks can't make profits — just look at what's happening in Sweden

Roughly half of all European government bonds have some sort of negative interest rate. And as the experiment in Sweden shows, this is going to crush bank profits.<p>In simple terms, retail banks make their profits by charging higher interest rates on the money they lend than they pay on the money …

Samsung will get 'slaughtered' in 5 years, says the CEO behind one of the biggest Android software companies

The mobile industry is essentially a two-horse race between Apple and Samsung. But Kirt McMaster, the CEO of Cyanogen, doesn't think things will stay that way for much longer.<p>There's a big shift happening, McMaster says, and it could leave companies like Samsung "slaughtered."<p>Cyanogen makes a …