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Most of us have turned to food to make ourselves feel better at some point.

How difficulty in identifying emotions could be affecting your weight

Most of us have turned to food to make ourselves feel better at some point.

No sector in the UK has more enthusiastically embraced globalisation than higher education.

Brexit, xenophobia and international students: how to combat 'public paranoia’ over immigration

No sector in the UK has more enthusiastically embraced globalisation than higher education.

Streaming an album 27 times uses more energy than producing and manufacturing a CD.

The environmental impact of music: digital, records, CDs analysed

Streaming an album 27 times uses more energy than producing and manufacturing a CD.

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'We are going to be making decisions based on science and data … no advertisers, no snake oil salesmen, or fucking Saatchis.'

Brexit: The Uncivil War – what it told us, and what it didn't

'We are going to be making decisions based on science and data … no advertisers, no snake oil salesmen, or fucking Saatchis.'

'One of the most infuriating habits of these people was their love of superfluous words.'

Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe and the languages of African literature

'One of the most infuriating habits of these people was their love of superfluous words.'

Young people are renting their homes for longer periods of their lives than their parents’ generation.

Generation rent is a myth – housing prospects for millennials are determined by class

Young people are renting their homes for longer periods of their lives than their parents’ generation.

Hammerheads, tigers and white sharks have all declined by more than 74%.

Some sharks have declined by 92% in the past half-century off Queensland's coast

Hammerheads, tigers and white sharks have all declined by more than 74%.

More than 680 reports of unlicensed music events were recorded in 2017.

Why we should be cheered by the rise in illegal raves

More than 680 reports of unlicensed music events were recorded in 2017.

There might be more to the orcs than there first appears.

Was Tolkien really racist?

There might be more to the orcs than there first appears.

Evidence is clear: the arts deserve more.

The arts are a shadow health service – here's why

Evidence is clear: the arts deserve more.

The V&A London’s Mary Quant exhibition opens in April 2019.

Mary Quant: fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo era

The V&A London’s Mary Quant exhibition opens in April 2019.

It’s widely reported that there’s been an increase in street violence, particularly in London.

Knife crime: how former offenders can make great mentors for at-risk teens

It’s widely reported that there’s been an increase in street violence, particularly in London.

Drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is particularly difficult.

Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

Drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is particularly difficult.

'For all the good that writing another academic research paper would do, I thought I might as well be cycling to Bhutan.'

Why I quit my day job researching happiness and started cycling to Bhutan

'For all the good that writing another academic research paper would do, I thought I might as well be cycling to Bhutan.'

'The younger you are, the less respect you get for your opinions.'

How political blogs by teenagers promote tolerance, participation and public debate

'The younger you are, the less respect you get for your opinions.'

90% of those who identify as LGBTI experience bullying in school.

Putting LGBTI issues in the school curriculum goes far beyond 'political correctness'

90% of those who identify as LGBTI experience bullying in school.

Sculpted clay tampons and body prints made from menstrual fluid are just some of the artworks exhibiting in an upcoming show.

Menstrual art: why everyone should go and see it

Sculpted clay tampons and body prints made from menstrual fluid are just some of the artworks exhibiting in an upcoming show.

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