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Here's why words too have an emotional meaning

The brain usually determines whether an image or word is positive or negative after about 200 to 300 milliseconds.

11 Jan 2019 12:13 PM

Here's what makes certain words funny

Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly, are the top 10 funniest words in the English language.

29 Nov 2018 2:03 PM

Suicide prevention: When words are at play

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidelines for news coverage of suicides.

05 Mar 2018 4:05 PM

Babies recognise words even before learning to speak them

True word learning requires making connections between speech and world around us and learning how different words relate to each other.

21 Nov 2017 8:04 AM

Find out what she wants to hear in bed

The study, by Forktip, asked 5,000 straight women the words and phrases they’d most like their partner to say in bed.

26 Oct 2017 12:17 PM


Words can change views more effectively than images

Whether it is through traditional or social media, print or television, most of us are exposed to powerful news images on a daily basis.

17 Sep 2017 7:53 PM

Swear words use increasing in American literature: study

American authors used the seven risqué words 28 times more often in the mid-2000s than the early 1950s.

07 Aug 2017 6:43 PM