How a Gift From Kate Spade Helped This Young Woman Succeed at Her First...

By Belinda Luscombe “Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human condition,” wrote...

The humble kookaburra has captured the heart of a Hollywood legend

By Nathanael Cooper It may not top many people’s list of favourite birds, but the humble kookaburra has won the heart of a Hollywood icon. Screen legend Jane Fonda is in Australia to promote her latest...

Germany: Drivers on cannabis will no longer automatically lose license

Drivers caught driving under the influence of cannabis will no longer automatically lose their licenses. Experts have argued that cannabis users can still have THC in their blood even days after consumption. First time offenders...

End the strategy that shuts alleged sexual harassment victims down

By Wendy Tuohy Victims of workplace sexual harassment, especially at the hands of a senior man they trust, will often tell you the first blow is the act and the second is the devastating aftermath. Bad...

Afghan women’s football dream turns into nightmare

By Jill McGivering BBC News, South Asia Editor In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women. But now one of Afghanistan's top...

People who understand the benefits of exercise may spend more time being active

Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - The more people understand about the benefits of exercise, the more time they’re likely to spend being physically active, an Australian study suggests. Researchers at Central Queensland University surveyed 615 people...

Australia strawberry scare: Accused saboteur ‘motivated by spite’

An Australian woman accused of hiding sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a court has heard. My Ut Trinh, 50, was arrested on Sunday following a nationwide police...

74% of women disagree ‘breadwinning husbands, homemaker wives’

About 7 out 10 married women disagree with the traditional gender roles of breadwinning husbands and homemaker wives, although a majority of the women acknowledge that mothers are better at raising children, a survey...

Illuminated Brunette Is the Trendy Way Brazilian Colorists Are Brightening Up Brown Hair

The Instagram hashtag #morenailuminada is huge in South America. By Marci Robin-Allure Like so many brunettes, I often find myself torn between loving the depth and richness of my natural color and wanting to brighten things...

Armenia up in Democracy Index 2018

Armenia has jumped from 111th to 103rd place in the Democracy Index 2018 report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide...

Victoria’s Secret’s idea of sexy is becoming ‘unrelatable’, experts say

New York Post Supermodel Lais Ribeiro strutted her lithesome 6-foot frame across the stage last November at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her 31-23-33 figure barely contained in the company’s Fantasy Bra. The crowd went...

One-Album Wonder Margo Guryan Didn’t Fade Away. She Escaped.

She was a rising pop star in the 1960s. Today the 80-year-old looks back on a music industry she never wanted to join. And an anti-Bush anthem everyone ignored. By Priscilla Frank On Valentine’s Day, I...

‘Girl power’ charity T-shirts made at exploitative Bangladeshi factory

Over 100 workers claim to have been sacked after protesting about low wages at factory that makes ‘girl power’ T-shirts Simon Murphy in London and Redwan Ahmed in Dhaka The Guardian Charity “girl power” T-shirts sold in...

9 Ways to Get People to Like You Without Saying a Word

By Shana Lebowitz / Business Insider Becoming more likable is easier than you think. There’s lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they’re...

Melania Trump tells Fox News she does what’s ‘right,’ despite media criticism

By Elizabeth Zwirz-Fox News First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday explained that she does what she believes to be the “right” thing, despite any potential disapproval that may come her way. She also doesn't hold...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Meghan Markle

by Elise Taylor Last year, thanks to her relationship with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became the most-Googled actress of 2016. But, as her friend Priyanka Chopra is keen to remind us, Meghan Markle is, and...

The Illuminati: who are they and what do they control?

The Week Beyonce, Madonna and Katy Perry among the stars accused of being in secret society A man in South Carolina has been scammed out of $250 by fake recruiters claiming to be from the Illuminati. According...

Kate Middleton fled to Ireland with her mother after her break-up with Prince William

Caitlin McBride After nearly 17 years together, Kate Middleton and Prince William are considered to have one of the most solid marriages going - not just in royal terms, but even for 'normal' people. Since their...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? Shows Us Who We Are, For Better or...

By Judy Berman The most surreal moment in the first episode of Showtime’s Who Is America? comes deep into Sacha Baron Cohen’s interview with Larry Pratt, an executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America....

Has fashion lost its sex appeal?

By Robin Givhan As is customary, the Louis Vuitton presentation was the last of the seasonal runway shows in Paris. The global brand presented its fall 2018 collection at the Louvre with guests entering through...