Some kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a U.S. study.
Last week I noticed my local HSBC branch had posted a notice to explain is was closing and relocating all customers to another branch 12 miles away.They are not the last branch in town, however it is, no doubt, disappointing nevertheless for the local businesses and customers.Whilst I understand the economics behind of the decision, and have previously written about the changes underway the banking industry, what really stuck me was a difference between the UK and Canadian market.
Star guests such as Jamie Oliver are making a difference at London’s Charlton Manor primary school, thanks to its passionate headteacher
We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions
The PC business is huge. Manufacturers of conventional desktop and laptop computers sold about 300 million units in 2014. But as this chart shows, the market for smartphones and tablets is way bigger. By the end of 2014, consumers were buying 300 million Android and iOS devices per quarter. And unlike the PC business, the mobile device business is still growing.
New research for primary and junior secondary schools shows kids prefer to nut out maths problems without the teacher’s help.
Britain has been experiencing a severe shortage of biscuits – an unforeseen and yet, for some, very serious impact of the recent Cumbria floods. How have we coped?
The red, bloodshot eyes that people get after being in a swimming pool aren’t caused by chlorine, as thought — but by what happens when people urinate in the water.People weeing in the pool means the urine reacts with chlorine to create a chemical compound that hurts the eyes, according to the US’s Healthy Swimming Program. And those chemicals can also create poisonous gases that can damage lungs, hearts and nervous systems.ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads“That ‘chlorine’ smell at the pool isn’t actually chlorine,” said Chris Wiant, chair of the US Water Quality and Health Council. “What you smell are chemicals that form when chlorine mixes with pee, sweat and dirt from swimmers’ bodies.”
Physicists in Germany have built the most accurate timepiece on Earth, achieving unprecedented levels of accuracy with a new atomic clock that keeps time according to the movements of ytterbium ions.
Borrowers who can only make the minimum payments each month need more assistance, according to the City watchdog
Being a Social CEO can create multiple benefits, including better communications, an improved brand image, increased transparency, and greater employee morale — all of which help to increase leadership effectiveness.
These thin underwater cables are the circulatory system of the global internet — while we get our GIFs and videos from fiber optic cables and cellphone towers, high-speed international information is transferred almost entirely under the sea.Related A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internetFor all the talk of a wireless world, fiber optic cables are still the fastest way to move large amounts of information. Even though covering the ocean floor with cables is a complex, laborious task, it’s worth it for the gains in international communication speed.It’s these cables that distribute 99 percent of international data and drive everything from high-frequency trading (around the Arctic) to a range of high-tech consumer internet services.
Having an itch can be incredibly annoying but it actually serves an important function, protecting us from damage to our skin. However, scientists have long struggled to explain what actually causes the sensation – in particular why some types of touch cause an itch whereas others do not. Now a new study in mice has shed light on what actually happens in the body when we want to scratch an itch. The research, published in Science, could lead to treatments for many thousands of people suffering from chronic
Five previously hidden supermassive black holes have been discovered by British astronomers, leading to speculation that the universe could contain millions of the mysterious monsters which chew up everything that comes close to them.
Loans for new cars made up the bulk of new borrowing, but a growing appetite for cheap cash through personal loans also drove up debt.
An audience member at a Broadway show jumped on stage before the play began to plug his phone into what he thought was a power socket. But why are people driven to such lengths?In the moments before a show or film starts it’s customary to turn your phone off. But 10 minutes before a recent performance of Hand To God, on New York’s Broadway, something strange happened.”I witnessed something tonight that I never imagined I would see in a Broadway theatre,” Chris York wrote on Facebook.”I saw an audience member climb onto the stage right before the show and plug his cell phone into a (fake) electrical outlet on the set. ON. THE. SET. The crew had to stop the preshow music, remove the cell-phone, and make an announcement as to why you can’t do that.
The beautiful, bizarre animal was discovered this week during NOAA’s exploration of the area around the Mariana Trench
If I ever worried that I’d run out of weird and wonderful new life to blog about, that fear has long been laid to rest. Take, for instance, this stunning jellyfish, discovered just four days ago by NOAA’s ship Okeanos Explorer and its ROV Deep Discoverer on the Enigma Seamount near the Mariana Trench 2.3 miles beneath the surface (3,700 meters). I recommend enlarging.