Why it's harder to lie as you get older

Millennials are better liars than the elderly.

That's according to a new study, which found that 70-year-olds struggled to falsely describe an object they had never seen far more than 20-year-olds, according to Daily Mail.

Our brain function declines as we age, making it harder for elderly people to keep track of their fibs, scientists said.

Researchers from Brandeis University published the study.

Brain scans taken using an electroencephalogram (EEG) found that millennials and the elderly gave similar cognitive responses when telling the truth.

Smartphones are creating a mentally fragile generation of millennials that are less likely to work, have a driver's licence and go on dates

People born in 1995 or later are unhappy, mentally fragile and leading more sheltered lives than previous generations, according to a leading psychologist.

This group of young people are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone, according to Daily Mail.

A psychology professor has dubbed this latest demographic as the 'iGen' - young people raised on smartphones and social media.

According to Professor Jean Twenge from San Diego State University young people are probably the safest generation ever but are maturing at a slower rate than in decades past.

How people REALLY choose their cellphone: Researcher reveals they only care about what the phone looks like

The old adage says 'don't judge a book by it's cover,' but it seems that's just what consumers are doing when they choose which smartphone they want to buy next.

A new study has found that people care most about aesthetics when deciding which phone to purchase, according to Daily Mail.

Following aesthetics, consumers ranked technical characteristics and functionality as other factors influencing their purchase decisions.

It IS better to be born rich and stupid than smart and poor: Gifted children from poorer families are less likely to graduate than wealthy but low-achieving students

Money really does trump smarts when it comes to a college degree, according to new research.

A study finds that students from wealthy backgrounds are more than twice as likely to graduate from college as their poorer counterparts.

What's more, naturally 'gifted' students from low income backgrounds are less likely to graduate than mere average students from wealthy families, according to Daily Mail.

Children who go to the same secondary school as their BFF 'behave better and get higher grades'

Starting secondary school is scary for most children.

But youngsters should stick with their best friend and move to the same school together, a study claims.

Not only will they find it easier to settle in among the older children, but they may get higher grades and behave better, according to Daily Mail.

Sticking by their bestie's side offers youngsters stability which helps them do well at school, but only around a quarter manage to stay with their best friends. 

The University of Surrey measured the effects of friendship on 593 children starting at 10 secondary schools.