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How to compete with the big guys

“Take a seat,” says one of the employees of Sofa.com, after I arrive the firm’s showroom in Chelsea, London.<p>There’s plenty of choice. From wingback …

Why young savers are buying tracker funds

This doctor, like many young investors, has given up on active fund managers. He tells Kyle Caldwell why.<p>Like millions of people in their thirties, Rob Poole is saving for his pension by investing in the stock market.<p>It’s a sensible idea. The doctor, from Putney in south-west London, has at least …

10 surprising things about how our brains work: http://f-st.co/AGdYi6J Stress can change the size of our brains. We tend to like people who make mistakes more. You can make your brain think time is going slowly by doing new things.

While we are busy tweeting, texting and spending, the world is drifting towards disaster, believes Jonathan Franzen, whose despair at our insatiable technoconsumerism echoes the apocalyptic essays of the satirist Karl Kraus – 'the Great Hater' http://t.gu.com/oQ4CC Illustration: Mark Lazenby

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

'Memory Pinball' And Other Reasons You Need A Nap

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, but much of that function remains a mystery. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> is asking some pretty fundamental, yet complicated, questions about why we do it and why we can't seem to get more of it.<p>Dr. Matthew Walker says the question of why we sleep remains …

Why Your Best Ideas Happen In The Most Unusual Places

Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared some questionable advice on how to become successful at work: Don't go to the bathroom.<p>"I always tried to be the first one in in the morning and the last one to leave at night, take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk …

Wise Words That Prove Getting Older Is A Good Thing

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Three Simple Steps to Increase Your Energy and Experience More Joy in Your Life!

You're an energy-based being, whether you're aware of it or not. Your energy is effected by those around you, the weather, the planets and stars, noise, food and more. Everything and everyone in your life is created by and generates energy.<p>The most important thing to realize is we all operate at a …

Positive Thinking

Put a lock on your bedroom door. Never let a child interrupt. Kiss your partner first. Andrew G Marshall's book, I Love You But You Always Put Me Last, argues that parents need to childproof their relationships, or lose them. We get some expert survival advice http://t.gu.com/opYiz Photograph: David Yeo for the Guardian