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The six leading theories on why we dream

Freud claimed that when you are asleep, your primal impulses gained the chance to express itself and that is what dreams are made of; our unsuppressed and unconscious desires and dreams

Has social media changed the way we grieve?

Some people find the communal process comforting, while others feel a social pressure to express grief publicly on social media. So how would a dislike button change our response to the news of death?

Ten reasons why it's good to be a redhead

And you thought that ginger hair was a burden to be endured? According to Jacky Colliss Harvey, the flame-haired author of a new history of redheads, it is a biological blessing and a passport to happiness.

Could you get your work done in less time?

Long working hours affect our health, but many people feel they have to stay late just to be noticed - particularly in graduate roles. Scania in Sweden have reduced the working week to four days and found that productivity has increased. So could we spend our hours more productively, leaving us with more free time?

Why can't gay men donate blood?

A lifetime ban on men who have sex with men donating blood was initially enforced following the rise of HIV and Hepatitis B in the 70s and 80s, but was changed in 2011. Men are now excluded from donating blood for 12 months following sexual activity with men. But is it time to rethink this?