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.

Love at first blink! Scientists discover it takes just a third of a second to become attracted to someone

Songwriters might insist that it only takes a minute to fall in love – but scientists have found that it actually happens a lot faster than that, according to Daily Mail .

New research has discovered that it takes less than a third of a second – faster than the blink of an eye – for anyone to size up the attractiveness of a potential partner.

Neuroscientists say people identify someone’s gender after 244 milliseconds, then give a verdict on their attractiveness just 59 milliseconds later.

Sorry is NOT the hardest word!

Humans are predisposed to forgive others because dismissing someone for one bad deed could cut off access to crucial information in future, scientists claim

Elton John was wrong — sorry is not the hardest word after all, as scientists have found that human beings are genetically hardwired to forgive other people.

Research has found people are reluctant to believe others are inherently bad, even when they have behaved immorally, according to Daily Mail.

When someone who has behaved badly then does something nice, people will be inclined to forgive any previous misgivings.

Men and women seeking a long-term partner pick people who look like their PARENTS

Men and women have a 'type' - and it tends to be someone who looks like their own mum or dad, according to new research.

When it comes to looking for a long term partner rather than a sexual fling, men will date women with the same or similar eye and hair colour as their own mothers, according to Daily Mail.

Women will choose a long term male partner with the same eye and hair as their own fathers, providing he was around during her childhood.