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It’s confirmed – men are mesmerised by high heels. Except me, that is | Ally Fogg

I cannot understand why these instruments of torture are so irresistible to straight men. Give me a woman in DMs any day<p>After well over half a lifetime studying, contemplating and documenting the vagaries of human behaviour and psychology, I must issue a confession. There is one significant trait …

Why We Can’t Look Away From Channing Tatum’s Face

In its exquisite blandness, Channing Tatum’s face belongs to the pantheon of Great American Faces. Where others faces are chiseled, Tatum’s is a block of stone. It’s almost abstract in its angles, like a Picasso, only with better and bluer eyes, or maybe just like looking at a face without your …

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Trillion Dollar IT Trade Deal To Reduce Tariffs Stands On A Knife-Edge At The WTO

(Reuters) - A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in …

Jack Ma Is the Richest Person in Asia

Jack Ma is Asia’s wealthiest billionaire.<p>Ma, the founder of China’s e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, as well as a runner-up for TIME’s Person of the …

DIY: Botanical Ice Lanterns

On these darkest nights of the year, it’s important to add as many spots of light as possible. This week, while you’re busy trimming your tree, add a …

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Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

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Malala Yousafzai accepts Nobel peace prize with attack on arms spending

The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has used her Nobel peace prize acceptance speech to launch a searing attack on “strong” governments that have the resources to begin wars but not to enable universal education.<p>During a powerful speech at the Nobel peace prize ceremony in Oslo, she …

Islamic State Wants To Sell James Foley's Body For $1 million

Having murdered American journalist James Foley by removing his head, the Islamic State is now trying to profit from his death by selling his body …

Police pull down tents and haul off last protester at Hong Kong protest site

Police clearing Hong Kong protest site<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> Police finish clearing protest site, warn protesters not to move to 2nd site<br>• "I want real democracy. I want universal suffrage," one demonstrator chants<br>• Police and bailiffs dismantle barricades and pull down tents at the main site<br>• "We will be …

Home Office granted citizenship to people with 'very poor immigration histories'

Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration warns there are no checks for good character before British citizenship decisions<p>Violent foreign thugs have been granted British citizenship on a 'no questions asked' basis due to errors by borders bureaucrats, an official report has revealed, prompting …

Ed Miliband Pledges Public Spending Cuts Every Year

Ed Miliband has pledged to cut public spending by most Whitehall departments every year as part of a "tough and balanced" approach to fixing …

Nicky Morgan: Giving a child a 'mild smack' is OK

Allowing “reasonable chastisement” was acceptable as long as it was 'just a tap on the hand or a mild smack on the bottom', says the Education secretary<p>Parents should be allowed to smack their children, the Education secretary has said.<p>Nicky Morgan said that allowing “reasonable chastisement” was …

Dalai Lama Says Pope Francis Unwilling To Meet Because 'It Could Cause Problems'

ROME (RNS) The Dalai Lama said Thursday (Dec. 11) that he would not meet Pope Francis while in Rome for a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners.<p>“The Vatican administration says it is not possible because it could cause problems,” the Dalai Lama said, hinting that the Vatican may be unwilling to irk …

CIA Torture Report Redacted Mentions Of UK Intelligence Agencies

Mentions of British intelligence agencies were removed from the U.S. Senate’s blockbuster report on the CIA’s employment of torture and brutal …

Poland raises concerns over 'unprecedented' Russian activity over Baltic Sea | DW | 11.12.2014

Poland's Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said on Thursday that he was concerned by the extent of Russia's recent military action over the Baltic …

UK citizenship granted without ‘good character’ checks says watchdog

British citizenship is being granted to people who did not meet “good character” requirements because the Home Office is not scrutinising British nationality applications appropriately, according to a watchdog report.<p>In one case, an applicant had previously disclosed that they had stabbed someone …

Are we on the road to an HIV vaccine?

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> "It only takes one virus to get through for a person to be infected," explained Dr. John Mascola. This is true of any viral infection, but in this instance, Mascola is referring to HIV and his ongoing …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

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5 Inspiring Companies That Will Make You Want to Shop on #GivingTuesday

After the whirlwind shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's time to give back with Giving Tuesday. While many companies …

The man whose ashes are scattered in more than 100 countries

<b>In November 2013, Hallie Twomey turned to social media to ask people across the world to scatter her son's ashes. One year on CJ's ashes have been taken to more than 100 countries and have even been sent into space.</b><p>Of the many photographs you can see on the Scattering CJ Facebook page, one appears …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Top 10 Instagram geotagged locations in the world, in pictures - Telegraph

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

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