We now know that economic inequality changes how we think and is linked to biases in self-perception. When university students from 16 countries around the globe were asked to rate how they individually compared to other students in terms of the big five personality traits (agreeableness, conscientiousness, extroversion, open-mindedness and emotionality) it was those in the more economically unequal countries, such as the US, who were most likely to frequently say that they were superior to their peers. Fortunately, perhaps, the UK was not included in that particular study. When it is, we may find that we are not as self-deprecating when tested in private as we are in public. … [Read more...] about Is the British education system designed to polarise people?
Ms Wass said: 'You have had a tattoo on one of your arms when you were having a relationship with Winona Ryder and after you separated from Winona Ryder and after you separated from Ms Ryder you took the last syllable of her name and it read 'Wino Forever'. That presumably was a joke at the time.' … [Read more...] about Johnny Depp ‘joked’ with Paul Bettany about setting Amber Heard on fire and ‘f***ing her burnt corpse to make sure she’s dead’ or drowning her to ‘make sure she’s not a witch’
After admitting that he had regularly taken 'every drug known to man', Depp replied: 'My experience of alcohol and stimulants began at a very young age. It was not a particularly stable or safe home life, there was a lot of unpleasantness in the house.' … [Read more...] about High Court is shown video of Johnny Depp ‘smashing up kitchen and throwing wine bottle in drunken rage at Amber Heard’ while he tells her ‘You wanna see crazy? I’ll give you f***ing crazy’ as he denies ever hitting her at blockbuster libel trial
But there was one bright spot for High Streets. Springboard figures for the beginning of August suggest footfall rising during the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which lets restaurant diners get up to 50% off their food and soft drink bills Monday to Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Retail sales rise despite fewer High Street visits
An NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson said: “The number of people who have recovered from coronavirus offering to donate plasma was 293% the normal last Monday after Kate spoke about her own desire to donate, following her husband’s illness. … [Read more...] about Emotional Kate Garraway still feels ‘helpless’ over husband Derek’s health battle