Sex slave ‘passed around England for a decade’

A victim of modern slavery says she was passed around England for a decade by gangs of men using her for sex. Jenny* said she was groomed from the age of 11 and at 13...

Here’s Why Vanilla Chai Hair Is the Super Blonde Color for Fall

By Leah Prinzivalli With beach days and Summer Fridays long behind us, it may seem like fall is too late to go blonde. But just because you missed the chance for naturally sun-kissed hair doesn't...

7 Common Concealer Mistakes Everyone Makes — and How to Fix Them

By Sara Spruch-Feiner Concealer: what would we do without it? It saves the day on myriad occasions, from when pesky zits pop up before big dates to when our under-eyes have more baggage than we...

The Legendary Big Bird Puppeteer Is Flying Away From Sesame Street After Nearly 50...

By Megan McCluskey Caroll Spinney, the original puppeteer behind iconic Sesame Street muppets Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, is stepping down after nearly 50 years. Spinney, who has played both Big Bird and Oscar since...

Life expectancy is rising in Finland – unlike in the UK. What’s going right?

Annika Koljonen Scandinavian countries spend more on public services and excel in preventive health. They should beware the British model Earlier this week, a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warned...

The Complete Guide to Probiotics, From Supplements to Kombucha

by Lauren Valenti- Vogue “All diseases begin in the gut,” Hippocrates, the founder father of modern medicine, once said. And thousands of years later, with gastrointestinal issues mounting and contributing to a host of other...

Everlane Is Eliminating Virgin Plastic From Its Business—Starting With a New Outerwear Collection

by Steff Yotka- Vogue There are more than eight billion tons of plastic on Earth. That’s more than one ton of plastic for every human being on the planet. The scary truth is that if...

Sexual abuse and violence against women widespread in Europe’s parliaments

Almost half of female politicians and parliamentary staff in Europe say they've been threatened with violence, according to a study. A majority of parliaments don't have a mechanism for women to speak out or...

Why do we burn and smash stuff after splits?

By Lauren Rosewarne I have a friend who smudges at the end of romances. This ritual involves sticks and dried herbs and some kind of essential oil, all bundled together with twine. The crunchy bunch...

Why Halloween’s reboot is bringing Jamie Lee Curtis so much attention

By Steven McIntosh Entertainment reporter Interviewing Jamie Lee Curtis is almost as terrifying as her new film. The 60-year-old is someone who will give you a totally unvarnished opinion on any given subject - even when...

Missing pianist believed to be buried by wrong family

A grieving Canadian family has accidentally buried the wrong body. It was an error that only came to light when the missing relative thought to have died returned home months after the funeral. Police believe the...

Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries. Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the...

Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for ‘incredibly original’ Milkman

Judges unanimous in choice of Northern Irish winner for ‘utterly distinctive’ Troubles-era novel Alison Flood and Claire Armitstead Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the...

Chrissy Teigen on Kanye, Getting Blocked by Trump, and Actually Caring About Her Comments

by Jason Gay|photographed by Gillian Laub - Vogue “I FEEL LIKE I would be annoyed by me if I weren’t me,” Chrissy Teigen says. “I feel that all the time.” It’s a late-summer afternoon, and the...

4 Ways to Be More Productive, According to Experts

By Audrey Noble “There isn’t enough time in the day” is a phrase people think and say all too often. While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that productivity climbs each year—labor productivity increased 2.9%...

Nicole Kidman says her marriage to Tom Cruise kept her from being sexually harassed

By , Antoinette Bueno‍-ET Online Nicole Kidman is opening up about one aspect of being married to Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise tied the knot in 1990 after meeting on the set of "Days of Thunder,"...

Royal tour: First glimpse of Meghan’s baby bump

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun their first overseas tour as news of Meghan's pregnancy made headlines across the globe. The royal couple arrived in Sydney and were given the first of many...

The Indian women abandoned because of mental illness

Mental illness is often neglected in India because of stigma and poor care. But women are the worst affected and are mostly abandoned by their families, writes Raksha Kumar. Ramaa (whose name was changed upon...

How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty

By Phil Mercer -BBC News, Wellington It's a mountainous wonderland decorated with ancient glaciers, breathtaking national parks and sumptuous vineyards, but behind its glossy image New Zealand is failing many of its children. Rates of disadvantage...

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

By Regan Morris & James Cook -BBC News, San Francisco There's a looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat. Could a chicken running around a farmyard in San Francisco hold the key to...