Modesty in your spending (and half an eye on the future) could make you very cheerful indeed.
The ideology of 'manifest destiny' has underpinned centuries of discriminatory legislation and violence against the US's indigenous people.
Some animals love living in the urban jungle – but they are a small minority, compared to those we risk losing to urbanisation.
The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party was found guilty of insulting a group of people inciting discrimination.
The Assisted Places Scheme was a controversial policy that got 75,000 poorer pupils a top-tier education. Or so it was claimed.
A proposal may give 10,000 free places a year to low-income students, but private schools may not be a better fit.
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, there may be dark days ahead for some of the world's rarest and most beautiful primates.
The Earth's orbit has driven ice ages in the past but those days could be over.
Caroline Johnson won with a large majority in the by-election in Lincolnshire.
Nursing apprenticeships didn't work out the first time and now they're back, and pose a risk to patients.
A fall in the number of migrants after Britain leaves the EU will be costly.
England's much-loved comic writer has been recognised as a classic of 20th-century literature.
Rather than opting for an apocalyptic rhetoric or messages of fear, Planet Earth employs a 'positive' narrative that can generate a bigger impact.
This year saw nuclear weapons tested, stockpiles renewed, and disasters remembered.
The frenzied response to this year's most examined courtesy call played right into Beijing's hands.
Political disagreements are hampering those still looking for justice.
Why Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's federalist ploy is not the right way forward.
Promises made by researchers to participants to elicit the truth may not be worth the paper their written on if the courts can bulldoze though them.
The science of making us watch ... and then spend.
Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
When it comes to public services, it's not just a question of demand, but also one of supply.
Standoff over North Dakota pipeline and Chief Sitting Bull's Standing Rock is another broken promise made to Native Americans.
Some people with high blood pressure display normal readings when a doctor or nurse takes it.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
It's about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?
In history and mythology, Europe always begins somewhere else. That should tell us something about creeping nationalism.
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
Plus-size models are in vogue – and it's about time, too.
The government says its reforms have supported people from all backgrounds. They have done nothing of the sort.
Nearly 60% of pilots say they know of colleagues who are tired at work.
The Anthropocene most likely started long before the 1950s.
While other industries stride ahead with 3D printing, clothing still has a few hurdles to overcome.
The last 20 years of failure to tackle boardroom excess should prompt a more radical approach.
The historical animosity remains.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
Seventeen years ago, the Department of Health berated the NHS for not learning lessons about patient safety. What's changed?