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Is adblocking pro-consumer, the end of free content… or both?

The debate around adblocking is one that’s likely to rage for a while longer, but using a plugin in your mobile or desktop browser is a wholly different proposition to stopping every ad on every site before it ever gets to your device.<p>That’s the service that Shine, a network level adblocking …

Ask the experts: Budget accommodation

Q<b>I’m planning a round-the-world gap year with a limited budget for hotels. Along with hostels, I’ve looked into couch surfing services and Airbnb,</b> …

South-east Asia

Why Some Cities Don't Like Tourists

Cities like Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Hong Kong, which only became major tourist destinations in the last couple of decades, are starting to look …

Ada Colau

What does the 'ideal' woman look like across the globe?

A project asked what the 'perfect' body looks like in 18 countries. The diverse results offer a fascinating look at the ideal female form<p>What is considered beautiful in the UK?<p>Is it different from Peru or South Africa? What is China's perception of perfection?<p>Superdrug's Online Doctor service …

How Jeremy Corbyn Would Govern Britain

The socialist frontrunner for leadership of the Labour Party wants to nationalize the railways, eliminate nuclear weapons, and make university education free.<p>In June, Jeremy Corbyn made a shock announcement: He would seek the leadership of Britain’s opposition Labour Party. In the months since, the …

United Kingdom

11 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health At Uni

We spoke to mental health professionals at Students Against Depression, Mind, and the Mental Health Foundation.

What the Arrest of Two Journalists Tells Us About Turkey—and Vice

Accusations of terrorism are a window into how the Turkish government tries to intimidate reporters, but also how a media bad boy is maturing.<p>Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidency, Turkish journalists have increasingly been badgered, intimidated, threatened, and punished. Now, however, the …

Middle East
Afghanistan

7 Moments In History When The UK Welcomed Refugees

Britain hasn't always been reluctant to take in refugees.<p>The government is coming under increasing pressure to take in more refugees from the war in Syria, with former foreign secretary David Miliband saying on Wednesday that not welcoming more refugees would be "an abandonment of the UK's …

North Africa
South Asia

Ecocapsule Provides A Hub Away From Home

The next step in high-tech glamping<p>An Airstream offers retro appeal, but it can’t compare to the sustainable, high-tech glamping you could do in an Ecocapsule. Developed by Slovakian firm Nice Architects, the portable living space runs on sun, wind, and rain alone. Throw in a cache of canned food, …

Jamie Oliver

The Muslim world is broken. It doesn't have to be

<b>(CNN) —</b> We saw you, Aylan. What was left of you, at least, after your soul had moved on. Your body was washed ashore, face down in the sand, before being cradled in the hands of a Turkish police officer. Your brother, Galip, and your mother, Rehen, were discovered nearby. Your family drowned trying …

Saudi Arabia

School Discipline: Standing Up for All Children in the Public School System

Two kindergartners were sent to the principal's office during their second week of school. One hit a little girl after she refused to share a toy. The other smacked a little boy after he cut to the front in the lunch line.<p>At the principal's office, each child was asked what happened in their …

Education

In Hungary, Everyday Citizens Pick Up the Slack Left By Government Inaction

Read on HuffPost Spain<p>As you look at the opening of the Keleti Metro Station, in the center of Budapest, an impressive sight awaits you. The expansive and newly-renovated underground passage in front of the old Austro-Hungarian train station is one of the so-called "transit zones" in which …

North Africa

Arabs are calling out their governments for not doing enough to help refugees

<i>Warning: This post contains distressing images.</i><p>The devastating photos of a Syrian boy who drowned trying to get to Europe has sparked international outrage. But at the same time, there is more—much more—that governments in the Arabian Peninsula could do to provide shelter for desperate Syrians.<p>To …

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