Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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THE WAY a person irons could hold the key to spotting their hidden personality, according to psychologists. At least seven types of ironer were identified by psychologist Dr Aric Sigman in a study for electronics company Phillips. For example, those who put care and concern into their ironing are often anxious about keeping up appearances.


THE PEOPLE of an isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest can understand geometry, according to research which suggests maths is deeply ingrained in human nature. Though they have never been taught about triangles, the Munduruku people performed well in a number of specially designed tests on geometry.


WOMEN surpass men in charitable behaviour, according to a survey by Oxfam.

More than 26 per cent of women give to charity every month, compared with 22 per cent of men. And 55 per cent of women donate on an ad hoc basis in contrast to 47 per cent of men. …

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