October 9, 2017 9:52 AM 'Nudge' economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel Prize
US economist Richard Thaler, one of the founding fathers of behavioural economics, has won this year's Nobel Prize for Economics. Prof Thaler, of the University of Chicago Booth, co-wrote the global best seller Nudge, which looks at how people make bad choices. It spawned "nudge theory" of how to help people make better life decisions. The Nobel prize 9
August 31, 2017 1:43 AM Prince William and Harry: Diana's 'love and energy wouldn't go to waste'
Twenty years on Diana's sons remember her, as Prince William admits: "I wanted her to be proud of the person I would become". In two interviews for documentaries they have very deliberately wanted to talk about their mother. They are grown up now, have their own defined public roles, and this is a chance for them to take ownership of their mother's story 18
August 18, 2017 11:01 PM How webcams help parents bond with premature babies
Webcams could help to improve early bonding between parents and their premature babies. Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University analysed the views of parents and professionals using webcams. The majority of parents in the study, published in BMC Pediatrics, benefited from being able to see their baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week in neonatal 15
August 9, 2017 1:21 AM Mamamia founder Mia Freedman apologises after being criticised for calling on women to support gay marriage with wedding ring selfies
Media personality Mia Freedman has apologised after she was criticised on social media for calling on women to post pictures of their wedding rings in support of marriage equality. Freedman, the founder of women's website Mamamia, penned an article on Tuesday calling on 'straight and married' couples to stand in support of same-sex marriage. But the 45-year-old's 6
June 19, 2017 8:13 AM Madonna shares a special Father's Day tribute ... to herself
Singer Madonna wished herself a happy Father’s Day as she described herself as both “the mommy and the daddy”. The mother-of-six posted a photo of herself with her children on Instagram and Twitter with the message: “Happy Mother’s Day Madonna.” The 58-year-old added the caption: “And Happy Father’s Day to Me too because lets face it … Im the Mommy and the Daddy 17
June 17, 2017 11:04 PM Self-employment 'main reason quarter of new fathers miss out on paternity leave'
One in four new fathers are missing out on paternity leave and pay mainly because they are self-employed, a new study shows. Research by the TUC found that of the 625,000 men who became fathers in 2016, more than 157,000 did not qualify for statutory paternity leave or pay. The main reason was self-employment, although 44,000 fathers had not been working 13
June 13, 2017 12:34 PM Dad's Can't Get Postnatal Depression..
"Dad's can't get postnatal depression" - The words that many struggling new fathers hear. In the weeks after the birth of my child, I had three midwives asking me about my mental health. They were concerned about me, as 10-15% of new mothers can develop depression. Yet, what the midwives did not do, is ask how my child's father was coping. The well-being 9
May 12, 2017 2:20 PM Reality Check: Are fathers using their paternity leave?
The Liberal Democrats have promised to increase paid paternity leave to one month. The policy was dubbed "Daddy month". Labour has also said it would double paid paternity leave to four weeks and would increase paternity pay. Paid paternity leave of two weeks was first introduced in 2003. It allows fathers or same-sex partners to take two weeks of leave 18
May 5, 2017 5:13 AM Donald Trump hails ‘iron bonds’ between US and Australia
The meeting came as Mr Trump celebrated the House passage of legislation undoing much of his predecessor Barack Obama’s health law. US president Donald Trump has hailed ties between America and Australia, following a meeting with the country’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Trump said “iron bonds” were forged in the waters of the Pacific during 24
April 22, 2017 11:05 PM Newspaper headlines: Tories increase poll lead
Given that it's the first weekend following the announcement of a snap general election, politics unsurprisingly dominates the front pages. Under the headline "May parks her tanks on Labour's lawn", the Sunday Times claims that the Conservative manifesto will include a pledge to cut household energy bills. According to the paper, the Tories plan to cap the gas and electricity 17