Category: did you know

Bad hair day?

Having a bad hair day? Spare some thought for your great-grandparents because in their time it took about 10 hours to complete […]

04/21/2017. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

Beware the ‘awestruck effect’ – How charismatic leaders influence followers

Charismatic business leaders can cause their followers to suppress emotions, which can harm companies over the long term, according to new research. […]

02/17/2016. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

How we showed ‘sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem

By Padraic Monaghan, Lancaster University Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in […]

07/26/2015. Category: did you know. Tags:

Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y

Let’s compare the work performance: Baby Boomers vs Generation X vs Generation Y. Quick reminder: baby boomers are those born after WWII […]

02/26/2014. Category: did you know. Tags:

The memory toolbox

75 Tips and Resources to Go from Amnesic to Elephantic Many people expect increasing memory loss as they age, but this memory […]

05/16/2013. Category: did you know. Tags:

The truth about slavery

Throughout history an estimated 200 million people were enslaved. For more than 1000 years, Arab traders transported small groups of African slaves; […]

01/14/2013. Category: did you know. Tags:

Fast talkers

Most people speak at a rate of 120 words per minute, or two words a second. The excitables among us, however, manage […]

10/31/2012. Category: did you know. Tags:

The capital of England

The Romans invaded England in 43 AD, establishing Londinium, which became London, but had Colchester as the capital of England. London became […]

07/05/2012. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

The Mousetrap

For her 80th birthday in 1947, Queen Mary requested a radio play be written for her by Agatha Christie. The play – […]

10/17/2011. Category: did you know. Tags:

World population

In 1801, when the first complete world census was carried out, the world’s population was 1 billion. The most populous countries were […]

08/23/2011. Category: did you know. Tags:

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