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Archaeologists think they have found Copenhagen’s oldest church

If they are correct then Copenhagen was already a bustling city in medieval times, much earlier than previously thought.

It is tiring to be gay in the workplace

Young people from the LGBT community feel their sexual orientation puts limits on the types of jobs they can comfortably pursue.

More breakups, but also new relationships after weight loss surgery

What happens to relationships when one partner loses a lot of weight, eats much less and becomes more active?

How does a board of directors foster innovation in an organization?

OPINION: The boards of directors do have a say when it comes to fostering organizational innovation. Findings shed new light on the ambiguous role of corporate directors.

Teens in sports expect parents to be involved

Most young adolescents want their parents to encourage and attend their sports activities over having uninvolved parents, according to a recent study of 15-year-olds.

Medicine in Antiquity: From ancient temples to Roman logistics

A showdown with religious dogmas, an early scientific approach, and diligent use of plants were some of the ingredients of ancient medicine. Welcome aboard a historic journey to Greek temples, body fluids, and Roman hygiene.

Nordic Stone Age diet was dominated by fish

Red meat seems to have been less important in Northern European Stone Age diets than previously thought.

The contraceptive pill: A story of sexual liberation and dubious research methods

The contraceptive pill has had enormous significance for women’s emancipation, but researchers doubt whether it would have been approved today.

The biggest status symbol in the Nordic Iron Age was a goose

Poultry was all you needed to signal your status.

Women with reduced functional abilities are considered asexual

To participate in the labour market and to have a family are things most people take for granted. Women with functional disabilities are deprived of many opportunities. The explanation may be both functional ability and gender, according to researcher.

How to communicate better at work

What is the best way to speak to your employees or your manager? How can you get your message across without sending any unintentional signals? Clues from gestalt communication.