Holly Griffiths

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Since when did obedience become the epitome of good parenting?

Two stories caught my attention recently. One was a report that breastfed babies are more challenging in their behaviour and the other was about a new book called French Children Don't Throw Food: about how French children apparently behave really well, in restaurants and just generally.<p>(Hmm. Can I …

In 1875 a British man was considered tall at 1m 70 (5ft 7), in 1975 he would have seemed short. Why has men's average height risen by almost 11cm since the mid-19th century? http://bbc.in/1dIiiPB

Vegetarian unable to get pregnant gives birth to triplets after daily breakfast of McMuffins

A vegetarian, told she would never have children, gave birth to triplets after a daily breakfast of McDonald’s McMuffins.<p>Laura Dixon was unable to …

Diana Nyad becomes first to swim from Cuba to Florida without shark cage

On her fifth attempt spanning 35 years and involving many agonising interactions with jellyfish, the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime ambition to enter the record books as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.<p>Nyad came on shore at …

Hapless farmer gets cute puppy to look after his sheep – turns out to be a wolf

<b>We all know the story about the boy who cried wolf but a hapless Polish farmer has offered a new take on the classic fable.</b><p>The agriculturalist was …

White South Africans' move to black township draws praise and accusations

April Matlala, who lost most of his home to a fire three years ago, got a big surprise when he saw who was moving into the shack next door. The new residents of Mamelodi, an impoverished township near Pretoria in South Africa, were young, middle-class and white.<p>"They wanted to experience a …

Beyond Syria: five Middle East stories you may have missed

Have you been missing something in the Middle East? As the newspapers are full of Syria at the moment, we are hearing little else from the world's most turbulent region. For once, that's probably how it should be. The Syrian tragedy is urgent and important, and the debates in Britain and the US …

Wonga pockets more than £1million profit a week

Controversial payday loan lender Wonga raked in a massive £1.1million profit a week during 2012, it has revealed.<p>Net profit at Wonga was up 36 per …

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting frozen tissue on to her abdominal wall.<p>Researchers from Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women's hospital have given hope to …