We take a look at heartbreak and discuss why we suffer pain when a relationship ends.
Why Do We Feel Heartbreak?
Why do we forget the things we’ve learned?
Why is it we remember some facts easily, and others slip away?
Why the Father-Son Relationship is Important
Why the relationship between father and son can be so important.
Why has Feminism Affected the Mother-son Bond?
Why has feminism changed the relationship between a mother and her son?
Why do we get overwhelmed by caring about other people?
What can the social media generation learn from the ancient art of persuasion?
Why Do We Keep Open Secrets?
Nastaran Tavakoli-Far on open secrets in religious organisations, businesses and families
Why Have Women Taken To Wellness?
Nastaran Tavakoli-Far asks why women seek alternative ways to improve their health.
Plane, Train and Bird Spotting
Why do people love plane, train and bird spotting?
Why Scarcity Can Damage Decision Making
How when we suffer a scarcity of mental resources, we fail to plan for our futures
Why Fact Checkers are so important in the fight to combat fake news
Why is it so difficult to decide what is true in a world riddled with alternative facts?
Exploring the connection between horses and humans
Why Do Men Love Sheds?
We all need a place to call our own. Why, for many men, is that place the garden shed?
Why do we Collude with Corruption?
Why do we collude with corruption when it is unfair and costs us billions of dollars?
Why are we so fascinated with wine?
Why is there a hierarchy of musical instruments?
Why are we so fascinated by Zombies?
Why are more people taking on extreme endurance challenges which test them to the limit?
What motivates some to record every aspect of their exercise regime and share it online?
Giving a gift - simple pleasure or risky business?
How are smart speakers affecting us, from privacy to child development?
Why are we so quick to point the finger of blame?
Why do we like to go fast – why are we so taken with speed?
Is meritocracy just a utopian idea?
Why is architecture so big on Instagram?
Is Instagram’s popularity changing how architects design buildings and public spaces?
Why do women still compete in beauty pageants?
Why is it OK to be anti fat?
Fathers and daughters
Why the father-daughter relationship is so important
Mothers and daughters
A look at why living in a patriarchy affects the mother-daughter relationship
Why do stories matter?
How stories help us connect, teach us empathy, and set the rules of society
Why is Cinderella such a universal story?
Separating the art from the artist
Why does what we know about an artist affect how we see their work?
Why is climate change so politicised?
People on the left are more likely to accept climate change than those on the right.
Why should we value emotional labour?
Why do we find it hard to cut our losses?
When we know we’re in a hole, why do we find it so hard to stop digging?
Confidence: Why it misleads us
There is little overlap between how good people think they are and how good they are
Confidence: How it can help us
How confidence can motivate us and help us live up to our potential
Why is it so hard to get people to pay tax?
Attitudes to tax are determined by some surprising factors.
Why do people risk death in pursuit of adventure?
Why do we choose to do things that could kill us?
Why do we care where we come from?
The need to discover our past and what this tells us about ourselves
Why aren’t more women in computer science?
Computing history is filled with the accomplishments of women. But where are they now?
Why do we enjoy the misfortunes of others?
Why should we work together?
Have we become obsessed with the idea of collaboration?
Why do some people become hermits?
What makes people choose a life of isolation and silence?
Why do we care so much about games?
Why do so many people care so much about their sports teams?
Why does nature calm anxiety?
We find out how the natural world affects our mental health
Why do we blend?
Blending is a distinctly human activity. Why do we do it?
Why do funerals matter?
Why funerals matter so profoundly to us, as individuals and societies
Why learn to be happy?
Happiness is a fundamental human desire, yet we often struggle to achieve it.