Ne me touche pas… the shift in sex and power sweeping France

The Observer Since #MeToo, France’s notoriously liberal attitudes to sex and sexual power are under the microscope as never before Natasha Lehrer ‘What was acceptable, even admirable, 20 years ago is now considered beyond the pale.’ Illustration:...

Lessons from the ancient philosophers to help improve our lives today

Self and wellbeing -Life and style We are meant to have desires and should worry less, said Aristotle, while Epicurus cautioned that most of the stuff we think we want won’t make us happy Marie...

Improbable Planet: Doomed Jupiter-Size Gas Giant Perilously Close to Star Spotted by Astronomers

The hot exoplanet is located at such a close distance to its host star that, according to current models of planet formation, it should not even exist. However, at least 337 out of all...

Lindsey Vonn stuns in red hot bikini on tropical getaway

By Melissa Roberto- Fox News Lindsey Vonn is showing off her fit physique while enjoying a tropical getaway. The retired Olympian posed for a photo in a bright red bikini alongside her dog, Lucy, while strolling...

Rome to unveil tomb that may belong to wolf-suckled king

AFP-An ancient tomb thought to belong to Rome's founder Romulus will be presented to the world on Friday, bringing to a head months of investigation by history sleuths. The 6th century BC stone sarcophagus, with...

Shocked Cat Looking in Two Mirrors at Once Has Extreme Self-Awareness

By Ashley Hoffman -  Time Christina Aguilera once asked in the 1998 song Reflection “when will my reflection show?” And for a cat staring into two mirrors at once, the answer is now. A photo of...

Haigazian University, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and the UNICEF Celebrate...

Beirut, 19 February, 2020 – Haigazian University was designated as the official consultants of the “Inclusive Education Program”, a program launched by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), and supported by the...

Every child under ‘immediate threat’ from climate, poor diet: UN

AFP-The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday, warning that every child is under "immediate threat". According to more...

Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet,...

By Dale Roll, SoraNews24 - Japan Today TOKYO Life in Japan can be tough in many ways – long hours at the office and overcrowded trains being two of the biggest difficulties – but with the country being so...

Why do we cry – and what can we learn from our tears?

Weeping is informed by everything from culture and identity to social standing – and studying it could help us better understand ourselves Heather Christle -  The  Guardian ‘It can be clarifying to look through, into or...

‘What is She Smoking?’ Netizens Furious Over Labour Hopeful Lisa Nandy’s Plan to Abolish...

The statement came during a live TV debate four days before party members choose their next leader. Keir Stammer, who is regarded as the favourite, said he would keep the monarchy, but wants to...

‘Anything Good in This Country Has Had to Be Wrestled Free.’ What Whitney Houston’s...

By R. Eric Thomas  - Time Thomas is the author of HERE FOR IT: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America “No union is more profound than marriage, for it ­embodies the highest ideals of...

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits

BBC.COM- Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BSA is one of the largest youth nonprofits in the US, with millions of members The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy protection in a move...

Injected heroin use still near all-time highs in U.S.; may explain hepatitis-C rise

NEW YORK - Japan Time Heroin use by injection has leveled off in recent years but had been rising steadily for more than a decade, a study finds. Rates of heroin use, injection and addiction all...

Human compost funerals ‘better for environment’

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News, Seattle BBC.COM- Image copyright Recompose Image caption The process takes 30 days and relatives can then scatter the remains on plants or under a tree A US firm has...

Struck dumb: why love at first sight is just another kind of narcissism

Novelist Monique Roffey interrogates the western obsession with instant attraction – and wonders whether it may not be all it’s cracked up to be Monique Roffey -  The  Guardian A cruel trick … Venus and Cupid...

Bounced Greta Thunberg Mural Welcomed in Fargo, North Dakota

Artist Shane Balkowitsch's plans to make a 210 cm tall mural of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in the capital of North Dakota, Bismarck, were previously put on ice following social media threats of...

7,500 brides, grooms left without wedding venues after national chain closes; event operators offer...

By Michael Bartiromo-Fox News It was supposed to be their big day. Instead, it’s looking like a big letdown. An estimated 7,500 soon-to-be brides and grooms are without a place to get married after a chain...

“There’ll Be Dad And Mum”: Vladimir Putin Rules Out Legalising Gay Marriage

He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by what he called "parent number 1" and "parent number 2" Reuters-Moscow President Vladimir Putin said on...

Six things we learned from asking couples how they stay together

From respecting each other’s independence to seeking professional help if needed, long-lasting couples share their wisdom on love Alexandra Spring  -  The  Guardian ‘Intimacy is a real glue. I’ve always thought that is an important part...