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Tom Chivers is a senior writer for BuzzFeed UK

That ‘fertility cliff’? It may be more of a gentle slope

The study that identified 35 as a cut-off year was based on 17th-century church records. More modern evidence is available

Periods don’t sync, period

Study after study has shown that the original research was deeply flawed… but it fits a stereotype of female empathy

Parents won’t believe me, but ‘sugar rush’ is a myth

Sugar does not drive children insane. It has hardly any effect on their behaviour at all

IVF can be horrible. Adding a cancer scare to the ordeal is just nasty

Most of us, if we’re in our 30s or later, know someone who’s had to go through IVF. The fertility…

Wi-Fi and the scare that won’t die

Very probably not, says Tom Chivers, but the symptoms of people who believe that it is are perfectly real

Tidying, the secret to weight loss? Don’t be fooled by the Mail’s mad claim

There is an old adage in news reporting, which goes something like: a dog biting a man is not news;…

The great water myth

For years we have been continually told that we aren’t drinking enough water, but what is the truth behind those eight glasses of water?

An eye for a book

It’s quite hard, growing up as a bookwormy kid. It’s rock and a hard place, Scylla and Charybdis (bookwormy, see?).…

Teenage fathers and mental health: a true story unfairly reported

There’s a difference between something being true, and something being fair, as I’m sure you realise. I’m going to look…

Hyperbole about the dangers of ‘skunk’ won’t help those at risk – but a change in the law might

Can I write an entire blog post about one sentence? I’d certainly like to. The sentence in question is ‘The…