Abdullah Al-Haij

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‘Why I chose to have an abortion at 39’

If you’d have told me when I was in my 20s that I’d one day need an abortion, I’d never have believed it – nor agreed with it. Especially not if you’d have told me that I’d have one while happily married with a supportive husband.<p>And standing alone in the bathroom, at the age of 39, seeing the …

‘Hooked’ author Nir Eyal on why personal assistant apps are the next big trend

Whenever I feel uncomfortable writing about a topic, that’s when I know I should write about it. So here goes. This article is about how a new way of designing apps changed my life. But to explain the power of this trend, I need to tell you about poop. That’s the uncomfortable part.<p>For the past …

Apps

Travel Diary: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with 'Orange is the New Black' Star Laura Prepon

Get an exclusive look at actress Laura Prepon’s journey through Tanzania.<p>When <i>Orange is the New Black</i> star Laura Prepon was approached by her friend, …

Fightings zombies with Zero Latency is virtual reality gaming at its best

If you've ever wondered how you'd act in a real-life zombie apocalypse, Zero Latency will let you — happily or unhappily — find out.<p>The …

Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

Remember that scene at the end of <i>Ghostbusters</i> when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart and attractive actress emerging from the carbonized crust, it's a perfectly cooked …

An IS secret to success: Shock troops who fight to the death

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fanatical and disciplined, the unit of Islamic State group fighters infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani and unleashed mayhem, …

10 of the smartest new hostels in Europe

Hostels,Bed and breakfasts,Short breaks,City breaks,Weekend breaks,Budget travel,Europe,Top 10s,Travel,Hotels<p>Style <i>and</i> comfortable stays don’t come at too high a price in this selection of new hostels across Europe. From retro-chic design in Paris to eco-cred beds in Amsterdam, you can eat, sleep …

Hospitality

Recruiters are using 'algorithmic hiring' to solve one of the workplaces' biggest problems

Facebook recently announced that it's going to try the NFL's "Rooney Rule"—which requires that NFL teams interview minority candidates for coaching positions—in order to expand its staff beyond white and Asian men.<p>One proposed solution is to try to remove some of those biases with systematic …

Human Resources

Turn off, tune out: National Unplugging Day hopes to give Britain a digital detox

Nationwide initiative for a ‘technology Sabbath’ encourages families to reconnect with each other by disconnecting their computers, iPads and phones for 24 hours<p>When the Bird family give up technology on Sunday for the country’s first annual “National Unplugging Day”, 15-year-old James will be most …

The unseen women scientists behind Tim Hunt’s Nobel prize

This week, Professor Tim Hunt shocked the scientific community, and pretty much everyone else, with his outrageous comments about his “trouble with girls” and his backwards endorsement of gender-segregated laboratories, which are apparently needed because women are impossibly attracted to him. …

Nobel Prize

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Spanish film festival: our top five picks

Visiting eight Australian cities, 2015’s program has comedies, thrillers and documentaries from across the Spanish-speaking world – who’s for tapas?