Matthew Joseph Addai

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Roy Hodgson persuades England to stop being so ‘nice’

Roy Hodgson has told his England players to drop their “nice” side and implement a tougher streak more in keeping with Wayne Rooney’s assertion after the last World Cup that the team had become “too honest” and needed to learn from opponents such as Uruguay.<p>Hodgson and his coaching staff have held …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

How McDonald’s changed the way we eat in Britain

Forty years ago, the fast-food revolution got off to a slow start as McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Woolwich, south-east London<p>When food histories of Britain are written it is places such as Melton Mowbray, Cheddar, Arbroath that always merit a mention; sometimes the Savoy Grill or …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

5 Things Nintendo Needs To Add To 'Mario Kart 8' Via DLC

Nintendo should release lots of DLC for <i>Mario Kart 8</i>. They should release it regularly over a long period of time, keeping the game alive and fresh long past the expiration date its predecessors faced.<p>The game is great—quite possibly my favorite <i>Mario Kart</i>—but in a day and age when new content is …

Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warriors

Koei's Musou series is 14 years old. That's older than GTA 3 and Call of Duty (even if you're so inclined to include Medal of Honor: Allied Assault), …

Nas: My Life in 20 Songs

“Live at the Barbeque”<p>Main Source's <i>Breaking Atoms</i> (1991)<p>I specifically meant for that verse to spark my whole existence in rap music, so I approached …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Grandtheft & Jackal - Let Me Tell You Something

Homeboy Sandman - Atlantis

Trippy Turtle - Trippy's Theme

Mndsgn - Txt (MSGS)

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>from the album Yawn Zen coming August 26, 2014 …

De Ja Vu

'I don't want to hear the word sonic ever again'

The phrase 'sonic experience' has started to crop up when people describe everything from birdsong to music. It is wrong, wrong, wrong says Ivan Hewett<p>Against jargon terms and buzzwords and horrible neologisms there’s no defence. By the time we notice them it’s too late. They’re like the Japanese …

Maroon 5, O2 Arena, review

Maroon 5's gig at the O2 offered an inconsistent set with moments of pop perfection, says James Hall<p>Playing concerts can’t be easy for one-hit wonders. You give it your all, perform your heart out, and still the crowd only want to hear that one song. And so it proved for <b>Robin Thicke</b>, the man behind …

Singer Alfie Boe leaves fan red-faced after ringing phone interrupts concert

Singer Alfie Boe tells how he left a female fan "incredibly embarrased" after hearing her mobile phone ring in his concert<p>It is a modern-day blight on theatre and concerts, but it appears one opera singer is on a crusade to halt mobile phone rudeness.<p>Alfie Boe, the tenor, has told how he left a …

Kelela: 'Sometimes I have to put my hand in the fire'

Kelela Mizanekristos is in a hotel room in Miami, waiting for a taxi to take her to the airport. The LA-bound musician has just performed at an art festival in Florida and, not long before we speak, she has received the news that she has been listed as one of the artists on this year's BBC Sound of …

Google's new Music Timeline: are you sure that's the story of punk?

That big colourful splodge, just above these words? That's all of pop history, that is. Well, all of pop history according to Google. Or, to be more specific, all of pop history according to Google Play users. Or, to be even more specific, all of pop history as defined by what Google Play users …

Jonwayne - Reflection

Steve Arrington & Dam-Funk - Magnificent (Instrumental)

The Stepkids - Moving Pictures

Flying (Zdot Remix)

Congo Natty feat. - 'Get Ready VIP' (Om Unit Remix)

1 Step Further (North American Revox)

Leftside - Monkey Biznizz (JEFF064)

Mad Decent X PizzaSlime X Durkin Mixtape

And Again

Step Brothers - Nothing To See / Hear

Yellow Claw - DJ Turn It Up