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Stanford professor on how the workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a …

The Workplace

Follow These Five Simple Rules for Amazing Health

In the present scenario, you can see people opting for weight control diet, weight loss programs, and health rules for kids, health rules to live by, …

Wellness

Putting monetary value on Kenyan forests to encourage conservation | Kenya | U.S. Agency for International Development

If you’re talking about water, you’re talking about trees.<p>The value of Kenya’s high-elevation forests extends beyond their great beauty and …

Girls’ education and gender-based violence: Current risks and future opportunities

From Malala Yousafzai to the Chibok girls, stories of girls who sought to pursue an education – and experienced violence at the hands of extremists …

Support these two teens who fight for girls' education

These two teens from Senegal are fighting for girls’ education!<p><i>“In the world today, if you don’t study, you will lose out. I want to study until I</i> …

Why this woman is creating powerful art with her hair

Laetitia KY’s Instagram is stunning—that much is obvious from the moment you see it. What might take you a second longer to realise is that KY's art is also a major beauty feat, and one that sends a powerful message.<p>KY, who lives in Ivory Coast, started creating art with her hair a little over a …

African slaves 'mutilated and cooked like kebabs' by Libya gangs

Slave markets have sprung up in Libya following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.<p>Sub-Saharan African migrants heading for Europe are captured by gangs and …

Israeli and Palestinian women hold peace march

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women trekked through a biblical desert landscape converging on the shores of the Jordan River in a march for peace.<p>The women, many of them dressed in white, descended through the arid hills leading to the river, where they erected a “peacetent.<p>The activists, …

Israel

A disturbing number of humpback whales are dying off the east coast

What’s killing the whales?<p>On January 15, 2016, a dead humpback whale was spotted floating off the coast of Virginia Beach. Then Virginia played host to two more stranded humpbacks.<p>In the waters and beaches of New York, people reported four dead humpback whales, and in North Carolina, the sad total …

Humpback Whales

Israel jails 19-year old woman for refusing military service

A 19-year old woman has been jailed by the Israeli authorities for refusing to be conscripted into the Israel Defence Force.<p>Noa Gur Golan is currently being held in a military prison near Haifa, having been detained for more than 30 days.<p>She is being held in a room with nine other women and is only …

9 Tricks That Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Wondering how to lower blood sugar without medication? We dug up the latest ways to tame tough-to-control blood sugar to improve your heart health …

Diabetes

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol. But it also drew attention to the growing concern that when it comes to the continent …

Africa

Three Kenyan men sentenced to death for stripping woman

<b>Three Kenyan men who stripped and attacked a woman in a bus have been sentenced to death by a magistrate in the capital, Nairobi.</b><p>The death sentence was imposed after the three were convicted of robbery with violence.<p>A further 25-year sentence for stripping the woman was suspended due to the death …

Africa

How to spot when your partner is hiding their true feelings, according to a new study

We all know that just because someone says they’re fine, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are.<p>But how often do you and your partner actually spot …

Research

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Lawsuit: Your Candy Bar Was Made By Child Slaves

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that some of the world’s largest chocolate makers are knowingly using child labor in Africa.<p>The Milton Hershey School …

No Electricity? A Low-Tech System Keeps Things Chilled

Mohammed Bah Abba's pot-in-pot coolers help rural Africans preserve perishables.<p>Simple solutions can often have dramatic effects.<p>That’s the case in many parts of rural Africa, where the lack of access to or high cost of electricity prevents many people from basics most of us take for granted, like …

The midwife who saved intersex babies

<b>Five years ago a midwife in Kenya delivered a child with male and female sexual organs. The father told her to kill it, but instead she hid it and raised it as her own. Two years later, the same thing happened again - and before long she was forced to flee to save the children's lives.</b><p>Zainab was …

Pregnancy

‘Devil weeds’ threaten wildebeest migrations in Serengeti

With names like “devil weed” and “famine weed”, perhaps it’s little wonder that these invasive plant species threaten to disrupt one of the great …

DARPA technology can now be used to save elephants from gunfire

Conservationists have a new way to monitor Kenyan elephants and track poachers who are after their tusks. Called WIPER — Wireless anti-Poaching …

Wildlife

People With Albinism Being "Hunted" in Malawi

It's a huge danger.<p>Since January, there's been a resurgence of violence against people with albinism in Malawi, continuing a history of attacks against people with the pigment disorder.<p>According to Amnesty International, there's been a new wave of attacks and murders of people with albinism in …

Africa

South Sudan's battle for cattle is forcing schoolgirls to become teenage brides

Conflict and desperate hunger are driving families to marry off their daughters to secure precious cows, despite the girls having to forfeit their education<p>Down a red dirt road on the outskirts of Rumbek, a sprawling town at the heart of the world’s youngest country, a small herd of white cattle …

Africa

Indigenous food crops can alleviate hunger

In Summary<p>The vast majority of the world’s population today relies heavily on the trio of wheat, rice and maize.<br>• But what if we were able to add …

Agriculture

Powerful New Ebola Vaccine Heads To Congo To Help Stop Outbreak

When Ebola erupted in West Africa a few years ago, it was catastrophic.<p>But one good thing emerged from the outbreak: The development of an Ebola vaccine— a powerful vaccine.<p>As we reported back in December, the vaccine is highly effective. "We were able to estimate the efficacy of the vaccine as …

Disease

11 Eye-Opening Facts About the Thyroid

<i>The human body is an amazing thing. For each one of us, it’s the most intimate object we know. And yet most of us don’t know enough about it: its</i> …

Doctors are trying an unorthodox approach to treat burn victims — using fish skin

Traditionally, burns are treated using pig and human tissue, which transfer collagen, a healing protein, to the victims' skin. In Fortaleza, Brazil, however, those tissues weren't readily available.<p>That shortage led researchers at the José Frota Institute to turn to tilapia as an alternative …

Medicine

'Every year, I give birth': why war is driving a contraception crisis in Sudan

An aid ban is exposing women to risky births and their children to disease in Sudan’s Nuba mountains, where a million people are sheltering from conflict<p>Under a huge baobab tree in Sudan’s Nuba mountains, I met Sebila, a 27-year-old mother of three. In March last year, her village had been attacked …

Africa

8 Houseplants that Can Survive Urban Apartments

Ever since a friend recommended that I start following The Sill, a Brooklyn-based plant company, on Instagram, I've been hooked. Besides knowing how …

Plants

5 Plants you can grow that will repel mosquitoes from your house.

Mosquitoes are a menance and insecticide might not be doing the job for you. How do you get rid of these pests naturally? Well, if you have a green …

Mosquitoes

10 of Morocco's Best Restaurants

Africa