Category: Other Stuff

…well, if you are a child, at any rate. Researchers from Coventry University looked at text messages from three groups of children and young people (83 primary school children, 78 secondary school pupils and 49 undergraduates), who were then measured on

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Tove Jansson. She wrote the Moomin books and she’s a bit of an obsession of mine. I always loved the Moomins but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered that she’d written a load of books for

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… each individual square of kitchen roll? In our house, they’re called ‘slices’.

So, there are a couple of songs about Scrabble, and now the latest news is that NCP contractors who painted “20 minuites max parking” on a road in Cambridge have been advised to spend their lunch hours playing the word game –

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Professor Vincent Walsh (@vinwalsh) from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience University College London and I have something in common: we both believe that taking naps during the working day boosts productivity and creativity. “It’s only since the industrial revolution we

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I have a friend, Liz, who is at home at the moment recovering from a bit of NHS scalpel-and-stitchery action, with only a stack of novels and tv box sets to keep her company during the day. Surprisingly, she also seems

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…until I read this post by author and entrepreneur Seth Godin. It makes me think that saying I’m “running out of time” is just an excuse, when actually what I’m running out of is a feeling of creative urgency. After

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I have a friend who for years was pronouncing ‘misled’ as ‘mise-elled’, and we all liked it so much that we joined in. Not to worry, says David Shariatmadari of The Guardian, because “error is the engine of language change, and today’s

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Cliches, amongst other things. As a writer it’s important to get your message across clearly and concisely with as little guff as possible. Carlos Lozada over at The Washington Post has an ongoing game with his colleagues where they’ve been

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