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Homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century — here are 5 reasons why

What largely started in the 1980s and '90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids' education now has more mainstream appeal.<p>Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but …

French road closed to allow toads to mate

A road in north-west France has been closed for two months to allow toads and newts to mate.<p>The road near Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast is to be …

A million take to Paris streets for Johnny Hallyday's funeral

To the blast of electric guitars, the revving of Harley-Davidsons, applause and tears, France bade an emotional farewell to 74-year-old Johnny Hallyday, France’s rock and roll “national hero” on Saturday.<p>The centre of Paris ground to a halt as the wave of national grief that had overwhelmed the …

France

Macron effect turns U.S. business bullish on France: survey | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The election of pro-business centrist President Emmanuel Macron to lead France has caused a sea change in American investors’ view of the country, a survey showed on Thursday, with many planning to expand.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron attends the AMF congress, the annual …

Australian exploitation of backpackers and foreign workers found to be 'endemic', finds study

A report published in Australia by the University of New South Wales and University of Technology has discovered 'endemic' exploitation of …

Australia

Chef describes drug as industry’s ‘dirty little secret’ and claims he was once asked by diners to sprinkle coke on a soufflé<p>Gordon Ramsay has claimed that cocaine use is so rife in the restaurant industry that diners have asked him to sprinkle the class A drug over a soufflé and a customer at one …

Jamie Oliver

Orthorexia nervosa: Obsessive clean eating 'imprisons' sufferers and endangers health, psychologist says

A psychologist has spoken out about the harmful side-effects of obsessively following “clean eating”.<p>To “eat clean” is largely considered eschewing …

Mental Health

Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages'

Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£222m) in illegal state aid to Luxembourg, as EU authorities continue their campaign against sweetheart deals that help the biggest corporations slash their tax bills.<p>The European commission also announced on Wednesday that it planned to take the the Irish …

Europe

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.<p><i>Robots, drones, flying cars? How Americans feel about</i> …

The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

50 Unusual Royal Baby Traditions - Historical Ceremonies for Royal Babies

1 of 50<p>At-home births used to be the norm.<p>For decades the royals gave birth at home. Queen Elizabeth II was born at a private family home in London …

How many Man Bookers must writers of colour win before they’re accepted?

The much-awaited Man Booker prize shortlist, due to be announced today, might help chip away at a dusty old myth – that the true writers of literature are white and male. It’s time readers recognised who can and <i>does</i> write fiction.<p>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead review – the brutal …

Books

Priyanka Chopra lost a role for being ‘too ethnic’ and she’s not standing for it

'Priyanka, I don't know how to say that in 2017.'<p>The question of how to solve Hollywood’s diversity problem (namely, the lack of it) is one that …

Miranda Kerr Says Women "Need to Make a Little Effort" When It Comes to Pleasing Their Men

"So when [Evan] comes home, I make sure to have a nice dress on and the candles lit."<p>Just a few months after she tied the knot to Evan Spiegel at her California home, Miranda Kerr has opened up about married life. The model revealed that she dresses up when her husband, who is Snapchat's CEO and …

Samsung is making Apple pay a small fortune for the iPhone 8 display

Apple is about to unveil a brand new iPhone on September 12. For the first time, the company is likely going to switch from LCD displays to OLED displays, a newer technology that is causing some challenges. In particular, according to a new report from KGI Securities and obtained by Apple Insider, …

Why do Italian restaurants hide prices from women?

“€30 for a bowl of pasta?!” I spluttered at my girlfriend, Sophie, incredulously. “This place ain’t cheap.”<p>Of course it wasn’t cheap. Knockout views of Florence aren’t, and no restaurant gazes down so majestically on the city like La Loggia at the Villa San Michele. But Sophie said nothing.<p>“The …

Students struggling with finances in 'desperate state', claims union

Nearly half of Britain’s students are worried about having enough money to buy essential groceries such as bread and milk from an average weekly food spend of £24.32, according to research by the National Union of Students Extra (NUS Extra).<p>The survey also finds that many students are struggling to …

Higher Education

Experts sound alarm over news websites' fake news twins

Fake articles made to look like they have been published by legitimate news websites have emerged as a new avenue for propaganda on the internet, with experts concerned about the increasing sophistication of the latest attempts to spread disinformation.<p>Kremlin supporters are suspected to be behind …

Internet

As Google reels from the fallout over a controversial diversity memo, multiple women say they faced regular discrimination and ultimately left<p>Qichen Zhang couldn’t believe what she was hearing. The technical specialist was in the middle of the office at Google when a white male colleague began …

Feminism

What You Should Know About Travel Writing

<i>Travel writing</i> is a form of creative nonfiction in which the narrator's encounters with foreign places serve as the dominant subject. Also called</i> …

Travel Writing

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

CEOs

Around the World in 26 Books

A wonderful thing about the world of books is that there is always more reading to be done. Well, beloved book nerds, this week we shared some …

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Postmodern Freedom, Postmodern Peril – BLARB

<i>The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from</i> The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation<i>, Charles Montgomery’s</i> …

Fashion Brand Selling A 'Refugee Dress' Slammed For Treating People In Crisis As A 'Sales Gimmick'

'You don't see anything problematic with calling this a 'refugee dress'?'<p>A fashion brand has been criticised online for selling a garment called a …

A Brief History of Donald Trump and Chrissy Teigen's Storied Relationship on Twitter—Before the President Blocked Her

Last October, Chrissy Teigen, the model, cookbook author, professional social media wit, and owner of a Twitter account with nearly 3 million followers, decided to make her account private.<p>"It’s not haters or trolls or generally mean people. I just feel like I am absorbing things 24/7," she tweeted …

'No, no, no!' – What do top Japanese chefs make of Britain's high-street sushi?

As the sticker rips on the third of our sushi lunch boxes, chef Yuya Kikuchi freezes, eyes fixed on a prawn nigiri. “Crazy,” he says, “no, no, no.” In all his 19 years making sushi, this prawn is one of the least appetising ingredients he has ever seen.<p>“This is too small, too thin. It’s crazy,” he …

Japan

How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world

The App Store's most popular free app isn't what you think it is.<p>It's called Sarahah, and in the past week, it's surged to the top of the App Store …

Charlie Gard hospital calls in police over death threats to staff

Health bosses have called in police after staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital have been bombarded with violent threats and abuse over the case of baby Charlie Gard.<p>Thousands of abusive messages, including death threats, have been sent to doctors and nurses at the children’s hospital in London, …

Princess Eugenie 'was rejected by university and only given a place when they realised she was royal'

Princess Eugenie was initially rejected from Newcastle University before the admissions officer realised who she was, an academic has claimed.<p>Her application to read English literature was allegedly deemed “not good enough” by an admissions officer who did not know that the applicant was a member …

Newcastle University

New GCSEs threaten children's chances of receiving 'broad and balanced' education, Ofsted warns

New GCSE exams, taken by some 700,000 pupils this summer, are threatening children's chances of receiving a "broad and balanced" education, the chief of inspector of schools has warned.<p>Ofsted's Amanda Spielman said she was worried that subjects such as as art, music, sport, and drama are being …

GCSE