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Does the Oscar curse exist?

Actress wins Oscar. Shortly afterwards, actress experiences break-up. Anecdotal evidence of the “Oscar curse”has been much discussed in the press. Sandra Bullock won an award for her 2009 film “The Blind Side”, and then separated from her husband Jesse James. … Continue reading

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When will I be famous?

Should your eye casually fall across the celebrity magazines, you might for a moment wonder why it is exactly that some people are so famous. You might also grumpily note that the most famous people in the world aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

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The shocking truth about left-handers

Famous left-handers include Angelina Jolie, Chewbacca the Wookie, Prince William and Bob Geldof. Notice a pattern? Me neither. Economist Thomas Buser set to find out whether people who are left-handed have different social preferences: for example, are they more or less selfish? Are … Continue reading

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The celebrity gender pay gap

More transparency excitement today as the Telegraph reveals how much councils in the UK have been paying for celebrity appearances. Beyond providing thrills to councillors, one wonders exactly how some of these costs are benefiting residents: is it really necessary to have … Continue reading

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Why Ronaldo pays too much for his rubber bands

A classic placebo story from the world of sport today. Clearly on the cusp of taking over our school playgrounds is the rubber band with a hologram which sports stars are claiming increases their balance strength and agility. Something to … Continue reading

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