More than just sleep, when awake we should set time aside to rest our minds and bodies

We’ve heard a lot about the importance of getting enough good quality sleep in the past few years but what about rest. In a time when people wear busy(...)

 Keir Starmer: Yet to formally launch his campaign but is expected to do so in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn after a poll of members suggested he was(...)

Some pet owners are convinced their dogs understand what they are saying, and even claim to have conversations with their four-legged friends.  Photograph: iStock

Some pet owners are convinced their dogs understand what they are saying, and even claim to have conversations with their four-legged friends. Now sc(...)

Prof Jane Stout: “Humans, since the second World War, embarked on an extermination programme for insects. We tried everything we could to kill them off, and it’s working.”

There are some 1.5 million insect species globally, many of whom perform tasks vital to sustain humans. Despite this, we treat insects as pests; enemi(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he wants an ‘ambitious free-trade agreement’ with the UK after Brexit. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

This week the issue of Brexit made it across the Atlantic as members of US Congress voiced their concern about its impact on Northern Ireland. As the(...)

Young people can feel lonely when they have moved away from home  to go to college or to work  or when their own friends have moved away.

Who is most likely to feel lonely? Most of us probably think it’s the old but actually it’s the young, according to a BBC survey. The BBC Loneliness (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

On a sweltering Bucharest afternoon last week, student Andrei Marinescu sipped iced coffee in a cafe near Romanian government headquarters, where his(...)

AJ Pearce: Echoes of the innocent antics of ‘The Four Marys’ abound

In her witty, deceptively simple debut, AJ Pearce conjures up a world of courage and perseverance that seems sadly alien to modern life in the West. S(...)

Conservative party member of parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg delivers a petition against the provision of foreign aid to 10 Downing Street in London on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Jacob Rees-Mogg was in Downing Street on Thursday to deliver a petition on behalf of Daily Express readers who want to cut the international aid budge(...)

Leaders need to ensure that the organisation’s values are embedded in human resources practices. Photograph: iStock

Open any newspaper and you’ll find stories of ethical failure – think Wells Fargo, Equifax, Sports Direct, and Uber – leading to disastrous consequenc(...)

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