Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Turkish court lifts ban on Wikipedia that was first imposed in April of 2017. Elad Benari - israelnationalnews.com A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years, AFP reports. The ban was...

Indian bakers rise to task of making world’s ‘longest’ cake

About 1,500 bakers and chefs in Kerala create vanilla cake stretching 6.5km and weighing 27,000kg in Guinness World Record attempt Agence France-Presse About 1,500 bakers and chefs in Thrissur in the south Indian state of Kerala...

Are you really at your most miserable at 47.2 years old?

The Guardian A study says that we all tend to be at our most unhappy at the same point in life – are we hardwired for it, or is there another reason? Hang in there …...

Forget cat ladies: the eight real tribes of modern dating – from fantasists to...

Finding a mate now involves navigating the perils of sword enthusiasts, 9/11 ‘truthers’ and the risk that it’s your beagle they really want, rather than you. Elle Hunt ‘There is a reason men pose for photos...

Out of nowhere I felt really sad’: readers on how they felt at 47

Life and style We asked you to tell us how happy you were at 47 after a study found that people were, on average, most unhappy at the age of 47.2 Guardian readers -  The...

Stephen King faces backlash over comments on Oscars diversity

Ava DuVernay and Roxane Gay criticized author after he said he ‘would never consider diversity in matters of art’ Poppy Noor -  The  Guardian Stephen King: ‘I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only...

‘No Idea Why This Is Happening’: Norway Sees Spike in Young Girls Up for...

While the number of girls undergoing gender reassignment at the National Hospital has risen almost 13-fold, doctors warn of a number of “regretters” who are left to deal with irreversible treatment due to problems...

U.S. Drinking Deaths Double in 2 Decades With Faster Rate for Women: Study

By Steve Geimann / Bloomberg Deaths from boozing and bingeing more than doubled in the past two decades, as alcohol consumption per person rose 8%, with sharp increases in the rate for women and...

Angelina Jolie’s attorney tells other divorcing couples: Stay away from lawyers if you can

By MARTHA ROSS - The Mercury News As one of the celebrity world’s best-known family law attorneys, Laura Wasser is a prominent fixture in America’s "divorce industrial complex" which is excoriated in the new film...

Growing plastic problem threatens public health, wildlife, experts say

ANADOLU AGENCY Microplastics have been popping up everywhere from the waters of Antarctica to our table salt. (iStock Photo) If the current trend continues and 1 billion tons of plastic are produced annually by 2050, the...

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks ‘life partner’ for Moon voyage

BBC.COM- Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist voyage to the Moon. The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first civilian...

Libya ceasefire in doubt as rival forces accuse each other of breaches

By Andy Stenning - Japan Today LONDON Queen Elizabeth II will host a meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife Meghan...

How to escape your phone and other life hacks

The Observer How to be wiser, richer, better dressed, more entertaining and above all happier in the new year Richard Godwin Dial F for Freedom: try and keep the first and last hour of each day a...

How you attach to people may explain a lot about your inner life

Early interactions with caregivers can dramatically affect your beliefs about yourself, your expectations of others, and how you cope with stress and regulate your emotions as an adult Elitsa Dermendzhiyska  -  The  Guardian ‘Anxious, avoidant and...

‘I’ve cried, apologising to my baby for bringing him into this’

By Venetia Vecellio -  The Sydney Morning Herald Jennifer Faerber and her three-month-old son, Harrison, are packing their bags to leave Canberra in search of clean air, having barely left their house since December 8. “I've...

John le Carré wins $100,000 prize for ‘contribution to democracy’

Spy author, who rarely accepts honours, says he will give the Olof Palme prize money to Médecins Sans Frontières Alison Flood and Sian Cain -  The Guardian ‘Constantly urging us to discuss the cynical power games...

Fatter Swedes Force Wider Ovens in Crematories

More than half of Swedish men and four in ten women are overweight or obese, according to Statistics Sweden. This poses serious problems even after their passing. Contrary to the common saying that death solves...

Social media effect doubles expenses for brides, grooms in Turkey

DAILY SABAH Özgür Çankaya / iStock In recent years, weddings in Turkey have been on the rise. Young people who do not want to pursue old traditions are now making their wedding plans through the influence...

If Harry and Meghan want a quieter life, they need to be more boring....

Grace Dent  - The Guardian Less public pontificating; more afternoons spent flower arranging. If generous Uncle Elton wants to see you, let him make the journey to you Harry and Meghan meet Beyoncé and Jay-Z at...

Instead of celebrating Adele’s weight loss, may I suggest something else?

Poppy Noor  -  The  Guardian Adele has reportedly lost weight, and is being lauded for it – but there are many other reasons why we should admire her Adele seems to handle life better than I...