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One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

Where Trump is seen as saviour

<b>Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority</b><b>-</b><b>white population in the US. The area overwhelmingly voted for</b> <b>Donald</b> <b>Trump and locals believe new jobs will now come - but will that be enough to turn around decades of economic distress?</b><p>Nine years after his plumbing company collapsed …

I can't get a permanent lecturing job – is it because I'm of childbearing age?

More than once I have lost out to male candidates despite having higher student feedback scores and a stronger academic record<p>The battle in crossing over from a temporary to a permanent lecturing contract is one an increasing number of academics are enduring. With trade unions accusing universities …

Say What? Travelling in Places Where You Don’t Speak the Language

<b>Authored by Insureandgo.com.au</b><p>Current estimates are that there are over 6,500 different spoken languages of the world. And while English is one of …

The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth.

<b>THE ONE DEVICE</b><b><br>The Secret History of the iPhone</b><br>By Brian Merchant<br>Illustrated. 407 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $28.<p>Before anybody outside Apple was aware of it, the project that would become the iPhone was referred to internally by the code name Purple. No one seems to remember exactly why; it may …

Depp should walk the plank for disastrous new ‘Pirates’

Welcome to the fifth — and, Davy Jones willing, the last — installment of this franchise: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Johnny Depp Is Bad With …

Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways

5308110492001<p>Why do Brits and Americans spell certain words differently? A colourful tale of dictionaries, politics, and national identity ensues …

The endangered languages of the world in one cool map

ACCORDING to Ethnologue, there are 7,099 languages spoken today in the world, one-third of which are endangered, often with less than 1,000 remaining …