Cake, cash and starting a business aged eight
Are you ever too young to start your own business? The Day Explorer interviews Alana Spencer, a former winner of The Apprentice....
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Meet the man who swam around Great Britain
Is he a hero? Ross Edgley spent five months swimming around Great Britain. This week he finished his journey and returned to land. He is the first person to ever swim the whole way!
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Obsession with ‘likes’ bad for you, says Meghan
Is she right? During an event with mental health workers in New Zealand, the Duchess said that “filtered” social media is making young people feel bad about themselves.
World Mental Health Day focuses on young people
How important is being happy? This Wednesday is World Mental Health Day. It is a special day when everyone gets to talk about how they feel. This year’s theme is “young people” — that’s you!
The new Doctor: ‘change is nerve-wracking!’
Should the Doctor be a girl? The new series of Doctor Who starts on Sunday. For the first time in 55 years, the time travelling, two-hearted, alien adventurer is...
The 500 club: Ronaldo, Messi, and now… Zlatan
Is it always bad to be a show-off? Last week, legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the 500th goal of his career — an amazing spinning volley. Only Messi and Ronaldo have more goals.
World’s greatest runner breaks another record
Were humans made to run? Kenyan Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge achieved a world record time at the Berlin marathon. Some believe the human body is designed to run long distances.
Tennis sexism row hots up after Serena rage
Is Serena a bad loser? Last week’s US Open final descended into chaos after Williams launched a verbal attack against the umpire. It has sparked a debate about sexism in sport and society.
Meet the world’s wackiest record breakers
Are world records a waste of time? The 2019 Guinness Book of World Records has been released. It celebrates many unusual achievements, from speedy doughnut eating...
Not victorious… but happy and glorious
Was this the best World Cup ever? Here are five reasons for why it was, and five for why it was not. England’s semi-final defeat may be sad, but the tournament has offered plenty of fun.
£40,000: how much a family needs to be happy
How much money do you need in life? For a family of four, the answer is apparently £40,000. That covers food, travel and swimming lessons, but not the latest phone or a holiday abroad…
England scrapes into quarter-final on penalties
Are penalty shootouts a good idea? They won the game for England on Tuesday, putting us through to our first World Cup quarter-finals since 2006. Yet some would rather get rid of the system.
Tennis has a big sexism problem, say women
Is tennis sexist? Wimbledon, the greatest tennis tournament in the world, has begun. This year, however, the mood is serious. A few women have complained that female players are mistreated.
Gripping World Cup enters knockout stage
Will football always be the world’s biggest sport? As the World Cup enters the knockout stages, billions of people across the planet are tuning in. No other sport is watched by so many.
Official! Gaming addiction is mental illness
Is “gaming addiction” really a disease? The World Health Organisation has declared that it is. Its decision could change the types of treatment offered to people who play too many games.