Three reasons why fewer Japanese people are having funerals

Photo: PAKUTASO By Ingrid Tsai - Japan Today TOKYO Traditional Japanese funerary practices are rooted within Buddhist rituals, and a traditional Japanese funeral consists of the following three important steps: the wake, the ceremony itself, and the cremation...

‘A weird liberation’: why women are exposing the wild truth about midlife and menopause

The edgy, angry, upbeat reality of life as a woman in your 40s and 50s has long been hidden. Now a new wave of writers are telling all Gaby Hinsliff -  The Guardian The menopause is...

Milan Kundera ‘joyfully’ accepts Czech Republic’s Franz Kafka prize

Prestigious award follows the restoration of his citizenship last year after decades of exile in Paris Alison Flood – The  Guardian Milan Kundera. Photograph: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Milan Kundera, whose Czech citizenship was restored last year...

Victoria Beckham and Her Family Continued Their Fashion Week Tradition

https://www.vogue.com-By Christian Allaire Traditionally, Victoria Beckham’s family sits front row at her runways during London Fashion Week. But as this year looked a little different, they were not only VIPs, but also the sole guests...

Come a certain age, sex is all most women want

https://www.smh.com.au-Kathy Lette You have all the time in the world to devote to each other, so who wouldn’t want a last hormonal hurrah?Credit:iStock When did you last have sex? Does your libido feel like a dog...

Meghan, Harry “Did Not Collaborate” With Recent Book: Lawyers

The denial came as Associated Newspapers sought to amend its defence against claims it breached her privacy and copyright by publishing extracts of a letter she wrote to her father. WorldAgence France-Presse London, United Kingdom: Lawyers...

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent – The Guardian Sprinklers in the street in Baghdad, Iraq, where temperatures reached 51C in July. Photograph: Ahmad...

Inside Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

By Lucy Ash BBC.COM-image copyrightGetty Images In Poland, dozens of small towns have declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology". Politicians' hostility to gay rights has become a flashpoint, pitting the religious right against more liberal-minded Poles....

NAYA| Sexual Harassment at the workplace: ‘Legal reforms are indispensable in the MENA’

Source: Annahar-Christy-Belle Geha Depiction of sexual harassment by physical touching. (AP Photo) BEIRUT: While millions of women worldwide are impacted by gender-based violence, which often forces the harassed women to continue working at intimidating workplace,...

Almost-Intact 400-Year-Old ‘Tool of Early Globalisation’ Found in Baltic Sea – Photos

by Igor Kuznetsov Fluits were pioneering ships that sacrificed everything for maximum cargo capacity. Due to their advanced rigging systems, manned by small crews, they became extremely profitable to navigate, and dominated maritime trade for over...

What’s your emotional style? How your responses can help children navigate this crisis

Helping children express, understand and grow from their emotions during Covid-19 is a skill that will last into their adult lives Lea Waters  -The  Guardian ‘Often, your style was passed on to you by your own...

TikTok Deal: China Urges US to Respect Rules of Economy

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that he was not prepared to approve the sale of Chinese video sharing app TikTok to a US entity until he has seen the proposal. The Chinese Foreign Ministry,...

Pandemic Threatens Child Education, Health Gains: World Bank

This year's report shows that most countries, particularly poorer ones, have made steady gains in improving health and education prior to the pandemic. WorldAgence France-Presse Washington, United States: The coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made...

Top European firms back Green Deal, pledge business overhaul

LONDON (Reuters) - Executives from 30 of Europe’s leading companies backed the EU’s Green Deal on Wednesday and pledged to overhaul their businesses to help the bloc achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. The commitment, from companies...

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN...

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed The age of extinction is supported by Patrick Greenfield -  The Guardian Coral on...

Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

BBC.COM-Image copyright Reuters Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of "hate, propaganda and misinformation". "Misinformation shared on social media has...

Really though, is anybody having sex right now?

Opinion https://www.smh.com.au-Samantha Selinger-Morris-Lifestyle writer The world is burning, but make it sexy. Such are the messages we’re getting lately. “Are you having enough sex?” reads a Vogue headline from last month. Many people have found their libido has plummeted,...

Secret Behind Jeffrey Epstein’s Mysterious Wealth Reportedly Disclosed Amid Sex Trafficking Probe

by Muhammad Osman The mystery was said to have been revealed by a former close associate of Jeffrey Epstein’s pal, French model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, citing a conversation with the former modeling agency manager that took...

Paris museum refuses entry to woman in low-cut dress

Musée d’Orsay, home to some of world’s most famous nudes, apologises for barring visitor Kim Willsher in Paris -  The  Guardian The Musée d’Orsay has previously been accused of ‘prudery more worthy of Victorian England’. Photograph:...

Piers Morgan Pays Tribute to ‘Brain-Dead Bimbos’ Kardashians in New Column

by Aleksandra Serebriakova This week, social media starlet Kim Kardashian shocked many when she said the next season of her family’s television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will be the last one. Some, however, apparently...