Tara Westover was 17 years old before she ever set foot in a school classroom

Tara Westover was 17 years old before she ever set foot in a school classroom. Reared in isolation by a radical survivalist Mormon father on a mountai(...)

People wear masks on a polluted day in Beijing, China. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

People with certain blood types have a higher risk of having a heart attack when there is significant air pollution, a new study has found. Researche(...)

Provo residents David and Jerianne (with baby Benjamin) are both students at Brigham Young University. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the 11th part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch visits the city of Provo in the ma(...)

Former CIA agent Evan McMullin talks to supporters after announcing his presidential campaign as an Independent candidate in August. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images

Provo feels like a refuge from America’s troubles. An immaculate, low-rise city overlooked by the magnificent Wasatch mountain range in northern Utah(...)

Research shows that feelings of loneliness increase risk of death by 26 per cent, lack of social connections increases risk of death by 29 per cent and living alone increases risk of death by 32 per cent. Photograph: Thinkstock

Take the case of a young man or woman who is a modest smoker, obese, takes no exercise and has no friends. What is the single most effective step that(...)

“Engaging in technology separate to a partner while in the presence of them encourages a disconnection rather than a connection,” according to Prof Christina Leggett.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sound the alarm: the good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology r(...)