New York Stock Exchange: many studies confirm that stock markets are not the preserve of hard-headed financial types. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Are you investing in stock markets to boost your finances or because you are looking for a little excitement? Or is a bit of both, perhaps? The inves(...)

A delegate stands in front the Olympic rings before the opening of the 127th International Olympic Committee session in Monaco. Photograph: EPA

The International Olympic Committee has voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of(...)

 Cones and barricades sit at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, earlier this month as more than 2,000 workers went on strike at the site. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Rio Games “the worst” in his exp(...)

A female trader signals an offer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. A 2005 Merrill Lynch study found women were less interested and knowledgeable on investing than men. However, they made fewer mistakes, and were less likely to repeat those they did make. photograph: scott olson/getty image

When it comes to investing, the cliché that men are from Mars and women are from Venus has more than a little truth in it. Despite (or perhaps because(...)