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What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff

Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps.A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even es...
Tags: Health, Film, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Acting, Aidan Turner, Poldark, Tom Brittney


Teenagers Are Now Boiling Tampons to Get High

Police in Indonesia have arrested teens who are using sanitary devices to get high.
Tags: Indonesia, Life, Society, Bizarre, Gallery, Fails


Watch out for These Common Workplace Red Flags

This Reddit thread is everything you wanted to help you pick your next job. It's got all the massive red flags that will help you weed out toxic workplaces.
Tags: Life, Society, Gallery, Reddit


Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal's latest 'period hut' tragedy

Practice of banishing women to small outbuildings during periods claims further victims despite country declaring practice illegal A woman and her two sons have suffocated to death in a windowless shed to which was banished in the latest tragedy linked to the illegal practice of chhaupadi, whereby women in Nepal are forced to sleep in “period huts”.Police said Amba Bohara, 35, had spent four days in the cowshed with her sons Ramit, nine, and Suresh, 12, when her father-in-law discovered their bo...
Tags: Gender, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Menstruation, Suresh, Amba Bohara


The Cool Decor Color That's Taking Over Homes In 2019

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year may be living coral, but, according to an annual Interior Designer Trends Survey by 1stdibs, the hues currently heating up for home decor are of a much cooler palette. "For 2019, the top emerging colors are expected to be emerald green, blue and gray," the popular online marketplace predicts — and one look at a space filled with these light, serene, and jewel-toned shades is enough to convince us of its powerful design potential.Not only do the three colors ma...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Walmart, Society, Lulu, Lithuania, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale, Monika Strigel, Oliver Bonas, Opalhouse Teal Velvet Tufted Stitch Quilt, Joss Main Kory, World Market Blue Velvet Cosmo Upholstered Office, Jasper Morrison Vitra Set


Stormy Daniels Will Fold Laundry in Her Underwear Tonight as Alternative to Trump’s Address

Do you think she'll be using the KonMari method?
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Funny, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Trump, Intriguing


I lost 13 stone – now I know the truth about obesity

For years, I swallowed all the theories about fat, believing I could be obese and fit. Here are five dangerous myths, debunkedAs far back as I can remember, I was overweight. My parents were morbidly obese, just like three of my grandparents (my maternal grandmother was “only” obese – in other words, just fat). In my teenage years, I tried every diet going, and would sometimes lose weight, only to put it all on again. Eventually I concluded that so-called “normal” weight just wasn’t realistic fo...
Tags: Obesity, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Find your balance - fitness special


First Two Muslim American Women in Congress Sworn in on Quran

“It’s important to me because a lot of Americans have this kind of feeling that Islam is somehow foreign to American history. Muslims were there at the beginning."
Tags: Life, Society, Amazing, History, Gallery, Books & Lit, First Two Muslim American Women in Congress Sworn


Schoolgirls in Kenya to face compulsory tests for pregnancy and FGM

Girls in Narok County will be made to reveal identities of babies’ fathers and tell police about female genital mutilation Plans to subject schoolgirls in Kenya to mandatory tests for female genital mutilation and pregnancy are a violation of victims’ privacy, campaigners have warned.All girls returning to school this week in Narok, Kenya, will be examined at local health facilities as part of a countywide crackdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Kenya, Fgm, Global Education, Narok County, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Narok Kenya


Why exercise alone won’t save us

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us – we need to build activity into our everyday lives, not just leave it for the gym. By Vybarr Cregan-ReidThis is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer. Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too busy to use their new gym memberships.Our relationship with exercis...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Fitness, US, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, New Year, Vybarr Cregan ReidThis


Shaykh Power © – Righteous Leaders, Superheroes, Shallow Celebrities or Hungry Wolves?

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” -Uncle Ben. Clergy -or shayukh-  in Muslim communities hold sacred power in that their positions symbolize a representation of character and religious authority in their community. The role of a shaykh is complex in that community members can turn to their him for financial advice, marital counseling, matchmaking, conflict resolution, religious classes, youth engagement, and pretty much anything else a community needs. You name it and a shaykh is a...
Tags: Leadership, Sex, Relationships, Religion, Women, Society, Islam, Men, Sexual Abuse, Manners, Prophet, Muslims, Shuyukh, Featured Home, Featured Society, Family and Community


'I decided not to hide it': LGBTQ people return to their home towns

Leaving a small community for the big city used to be central to the gay experience. But increasingly LGBTQ people are going back home for good Criccieth is a proud sort of place. Locals call this corner of the Llyn peninsula the pearl of Wales, on account of the beach sweeping across to Snowdonia. In one of several tea rooms, the coasters read: “New York, Tokyo, London, Criccieth.” Peter Harlech Jones embodies this spirit. A small, well-presented 71-year-old, he’s been passionate about Cricciet...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wales, Relationships, Life and style, Society, World news, Sexuality, LGBT rights, New York Tokyo London Criccieth, Peter Harlech Jones, Criccieth, Harlech Jones


The best of the Long Read in 2018

Our 20 favourite pieces of the yearMillions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate? Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Art, Technology, Censorship, Sport, Life and style, Society, UK News, US news, Work & careers, Feminism, Silicon Valley


'I'm here to work, not for sex': battling violence against women in Rwanda | Sophie Cousins

A culture of victim-blaming and high levels of sexual and physical abuse are being tackled with tough laws as well as dedicated centres to help survivorsDressed in a red and green dress, Elise* sits clutching her friend’s hand as she recounts her story to a social worker at the Isange One-Stop Centre.Signs such as “Break the silence when you see gender-based violence” and “I’m here to work, not for sex” adorn the small centre, which is situated next to the bustling maternity ward inside Kacyiru ...
Tags: Gender, Law, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Elise, Rwanda, Kigali, Kacyiru, Sexual Violence, Sophie Cousins, Rape and sexual assault


Jimmy Carter’s howay days in Newcastle | Brief letters

Homelessness and MPs | Mathew Law | Presidential visit | Donald Trump’s wall | Easter origins | Scotland’s MacedoniaNearly 600 homeless die on the streets (Report, 21 December). About the same number of MPs take two weeks’ leave to go back to their warm homes after a ridiculous PM’s questions; I cannot call it a debate. MPs must decide: Brexit circus – the most disastrous decision since the Iraq war – or education, housing and health. Two words sum it up: grow up.Joan LangrognatHarrow, Middlesex...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Scotland, Iraq, Life and style, Society, UK News, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Jimmy Carter, House Of Commons, Newcastle, Pmqs, Donald Trump, Easter


Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birthA teenage girl is more at risk of developing mental health problems if her father has experienced post-natal depression, according to research.A study of more than 3,000 families in the Bristol area in England found that one in 20 fathers experienced post-natal depression in the weeks after their child was born. Researchers found a link between men with the conditio...
Tags: Family, UK, England, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Parents and parenting, Bristol, Postnatal depression, Academic experts


Margot Robbie Reveals How Crew Left Her Embarrassed After ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Sex Scene

"It doesn’t come across when you’re watching the movie, but in reality..."
Tags: Entertainment, Life, Society, History, Gallery, Social Issues, Margot Robbie, TV & Movies


Woman Tracks Down Mysterious Man Who Helped Her Travel to the U.S. After 15 Years

This beautiful story of a young girl rescued from a Sierra Leone airport by a total stranger is part of a greater Twitter trend.
Tags: Politics, Cute, Life, Society, Amazing, History, World, Bizarre, Sierra Leone, Gallery, Social Issues, Happiness Heroes


Girl, 10, dies after female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

Renewed calls for country to end practice after girl bleeds to death following mass initiation into secret societyA 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation during a mass initiation into a secret society in Sierra Leone.The girl, one of 68 involved in the rite, bled to death on Tuesday following complications from the FGM procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Sierra Leone, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Female genital mutilation (FGM


This Is How Heart Attack Symptoms Look in Women — Hint: It’s Very Different Than Men

Chronic stress, anxiety, and anger can raise your risk of heart issues.
Tags: Life, Society, Amazing, Gallery, Intriguing, Science & Nature, Gallery. Trending


The Bizarre, Historical Reason White People Refuse to Season Their Food

White Americans love their meat, and hardly ever use seasoning, and after reading these studies, everything makes a whole lot of sense.
Tags: Funny, Life, Religion, Society, Amazing, History, World, Bizarre, Gallery, Social Issues, Food & Drink, Fails, Intriguing, Science & Nature, Bizarre Historical Reason White People Refuse


Junk food cravings linked to lack of sleep, study suggests

Researchers say tired people are likely to view unhealthy snacks more favourablyHaving even one night without sleep leads people to view junk food more favourably, research suggests.Scientists attribute the effect to the way food rewards are processed by the brain. Previous studies have found that a lack of shuteye is linked to expanding waistlines, with some suggesting disrupted sleep might affect hormone levels, resulting in changes in how hungry or full people feel. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Sleep, Obesity, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Fast Food


Our lock-and-leave culture: the rise of self-storage and clinging to stuff we hardly use

Moving, downsizing, long-term renovations, deceased estates and divorce are all factors in the relentlessly increasing demand for off-site storageAbout once every six weeks I go to my least happy place. It’s a massive warehouse in the industrial back blocks of Port Kembla, near Wollongong in New South Wales, housing a storage facility called Super Easy Storage. Because it is a no-frills operation, it does not offer 24-hour access like the more upmarket companies do, so I have to call ahead to sa...
Tags: UK, Australia, Life and style, Society, Australia news, New South Wales, Homes, Port Kembla, Marie Antoinette, Wollongong


I’ve got a top degree but wash dishes – and can’t face the future | Dear Mariella

You’re not alone, says Mariella Frostrup. Get professional help to muster resilience and determination. We need people like you to change our political trajectoryThe dilemma I graduated last summer with a first-class degree in medical sciences from a well-regarded uni. I worked extremely hard, but have little experience that can be used in the working world. I have applied for more than 70 jobs over the past 17 months, as well as 10 Masters and PhD studentships, and have been met with constant r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Life and style, Society, UK News, Depression, Mariella Frostrup, Mariella


24 Holiday Steals That Gift Like Luxe Home Goods

The major seasonal sales may have come to a close, but our holiday bargain hunt isn't over yet — especially where gifting's concerned. Instead of paying full price on last-minute present purchases, we're going to save some extra cash by shopping the best slashed-price finds. And here's your Paperless Post to join us.Ahead we're outlining our hit-list of 20 buys from across the web that shop like a stylish steal and gift like a luxe home good. Whether you're shopping for a coworker, in-law, S.O....
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, California, Georgia, Society, Pakistan, Brazil, Lulu, Anthropologie, Fitz, Zwilling, MoMA Store, Hokusai, Kanagawa, Henckels


22 Gifts That Work For Everyone

Sometimes, the gift you thought was absolutely perfect doesn't go over so well. Sure, your giftee may seem happy, but, deep down, you know your present was a total dud, and they'll be exchanging it for something they actually want before that gift receipt expires. Well, we're letting you in on a little holiday-gifting secret; there are items that will work for everyone on your list.Maybe, you're not 100% sure what to get the random coworker you drew for this year's Secret Santa or the aunt who ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Society, Secret Santa, Trump, DON T, VF, Wildfang, Dunder Mifflin, Evelyne, Porter Don, Saks Fifth Avenue Photo Courtesy of Amazon DON, Brook York Sofia, Brook York Photo Courtesy of Net a Porter DON T, Aritzia Photo Courtesy of Aritzia DON T, Acne Studios Photo Courtesy of Acne Studios DON


‘We meet hate with curiosity’: Dustin Lance Black on Tom Daley, babies and the ethics of surrogacy

The screenwriter and his husband had a son in June and bonded deeply with the surrogate mother. Now he has recorded a podcast series exploring the process in depthDustin Lance Black was a screenwriter, living in Los Angeles, in demand and extensively garlanded, when in 2013 he met Tom Daley, the Olympian diver from Plymouth. Black was the ultimate progressive all-rounder – then 39, he had won an Oscar for Milk, a biopic of the assassinated gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and built a reputation ...
Tags: Family, London, Pregnancy, Los Angeles, Sport, Life and style, Society, World news, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Parents and parenting, Surrogacy, Black, Tom Daley, Jesus Christ, Harvey Milk


Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus – from men destined to be America’s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Max...
Tags: Books, Photography, Education, Abc, Alcohol, US, America, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Men, Young People, Social Mobility


Teenagers trade personal stories: 'It's great to find you are not alone'

These students from Birmingham and Limerick have only just met. What did a weekend of sharing their most intimate stories teach them? In 2012, the Irish author Colum McCann and a group of fellow writers hit on an idea. They were at a festival in the US, and it started with a challenge they set themselves: “What is the highest aim of storytelling, and how can we harness that energy to transform our society?” They believed the stories they told had power – writers are not short of confidence – but...
Tags: US, Life and style, Society, Young People, Birmingham, Limerick, McCann, Colum McCann, Lisa Consiglio



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