Plans for China to rate its citizens for their trustworthiness have been depicted as uniquely Chinese. Don't be so sure.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
We're wildly off base when it comes to guessing crime rates and other important social matters, because we focus on the negative.
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
Governments gently cajoling people towards better life choices is only one side of the nudge theory.
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
Students are encouraged to participate, not just to learn.
A society which values people with dementia is one that values people in general – something we should be running towards, not away from.
It matters who a person drinks with and where.
Employers must do more to support breastfeeding mothers who return to work.
Research finds genes account for 50% of differences in social mobility.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Research has shed new light on whether we prefer policies that would benefit ourselves or our descendants.
If we really want social mobility, we need to talk about family privilege.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
The Islamist ideologue will be closely monitored, but is unlikely to cooperate with prison de-radicalisation initiatives.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
Many of us go through periods of radicalisation – spotting when this is a danger rather than over-reacting is the key.