Most likely to ….

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

In recent years lists of the people “Most likely to…’ have become very popular.  It’s now an established feature for high school students approaching the end of their courses to vote for one another across a range of categories.  These can include most likely to …become Prime Minister, …write a best-selling novel, …get a “Yes” from Simon Cowell, but can … Read More

Dumping Credit

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

In a bid to accelerate the take up of credit cards in the 1950’s the Bank of America hit upon the idea of sending an unsolicited card to every one of its 60,000 customers in Fresno, California.  Known as the ‘Fresno Drop’ it was a spectacular success, and within two years a million cards were in use, and the modern … Read More

I need to sleep

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Over the last few weeks most of will have heard the Christmas carol, Silent Night, which includes the repeated line ‘Sleep in heavenly peace’.  So, it’s ironic that it’s at this time of year that the most internet searches are made for the topics, ‘child won’t sleep’ and ‘I need sleep’.  An expert in the field, Professor Kevin Morgan, explains … Read More