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Punditry of the penis: let's see this simple, elegant organ for what it is

I may not have been the first and certainly wasn't the last to react to Suzanne Moore's 10 rules for managing your penis by tweeting the Comment is free team: Could I bagsie the follow-up piece on how to manage your vagina? I'll admit it was less in expectation than in the prevailing spirit of …

How to take great notes – and then find them again

If you want to make studying for a degree that little bit easier – and you should, because university is hard – the best way to do it is by going digital.<p>Typed notes are a must. Either bash them out there and then during the lecture, or type up a set from your handwritten notes afterwards. Although …

Cocoa 'might prevent memory decline'

<b>Drinking cocoa every day may help older people keep their brains healthy, research suggests.</b><p>A study of 60 elderly people with no dementia found two cups of cocoa a day improved blood flow to the brain in those who had problems to start with.<p>Those participants whose blood flow improved also did …

Holistic Medicine

10 rules for managing your penis

In light of the "cock au vin" story, here is my guide to what <i>not</i> to do with your penis.<p><b>1)</b> <b>Do not involve your penis in sexting</b> if you are public figure with a penchant for extramarital affairs. Pictures of the engorged members of members of parliament will leak. Look at Peter Dowling, the Queensland …

Around the world in four minutes: Briton who became first person to visit all 201 nations without flying crams his four-year trip into quick film

• Graham Hughes, from Liverpool, set off on his travels on January 1, 2009<br>• He covered 160,000 miles in 1,426 days on a shoestring $100 a week budget<br>• Now …

How will Britain's porn filters work?

ON JULY 23rd, just in time for the traditional summer news drought, David Cameron, Britain's prime minister, announced a crackdown on online …

Coup-lio

HERE'S something interesting. Remember how in the aftermath of the military ouster of Muhammad Morsi, everyone was wondering whether America would …

Why is crime falling?

IN SEPTEMBER, Rockstar Games, a British video games developer, is launching Grand Theft Auto 5, a game in which gamers play a homicidal car-thieving …

Two Nigerian football clubs chasing a single promotion began the second halves of their respective final games of the season level on points and goal difference. Police Machine FC then netted a further 61 goals, while Plateau United Feeders went on an even wilder scoring spree ending its game 79-0. The episode is a particularly comical example of the corruption endemic in Nigerian football http://econ.st/18kDS77

How the Brain Benefits From Being Bilingual

Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born. Indeed, the youngest person in …

Has statistics made us healthier? The role of statistics in public health

The ten great public health achievements identified by the CDC are:<p>1. Routine immunization of children<br>2. Motor-vehicle safety<br>3. Workplace safety<br>4. …

Public Health

In Mauritania, Modern Day Slavery And Health Inequality

<i>“They never took me to the doctor when I was ill.” These are</i> the words spoken <i>by Merieme Mint Hamadi when asked about her life as a slave. Merieme, one of an estimated half a million people in Mauritania who are enslaved, lives in some of the world’s worst conditions. Her country, which has</i> a …

What is the difference between common and civil law?

IN THE summer of 2013 British royalists were eagerly awaiting the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. If the couple had had a …

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Why butter is good for you

Despite its best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince us that its synthetic concoctions taste anywhere near as good as butter. People …

Marriage makes people happier than six figure salaries and religion

Marriage makes people happier than religious beliefs, earning six-figure salaries and having children, a study for the Office of National Statistics has found for the first time.<p>The ONS has found that being married is 20 times more important to a person’s well-being than their earnings, and 13 …