Gerard Gaillard

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A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

Women of Color

Agile development: why and how to use it in your web and app workflow

Agile development has evolved quickly over the last 20 years, thanks to new methods and tools that make it easier to innovate rapidly.<p>Top tips for …

Project Management

How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

Clean Energy

Why Asymmetry Is an Important Part of Interior Design (and How to Make it Work)

Though trends are an important part of the interior design landscape, nothing can overtake the necessity of understanding the fundamentals of how …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

Where are landlords raking in the biggest profits?

While landlords in London are struggling to make a decent return, those letting out homes in Liverpool are firmly in the black, new research into the …

Housing

There's More Farmland in the World Than Was Previously Thought

There’s more agricultural land in the world than previously thought, and India rather than the U.S. or China is now believed to have the biggest …

Three surprising ways the Protestant Reformation shaped our world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a Protestant, the anniversary of the revolution Martin Luther set in motion 500 years ago this Tuesday is a big deal. But even if you're not, it should be. The Reformation was one of the decisive events that made the world we live in, for better or worse.<p>Luther and his followers …

Christianity

Iran Is Taking Over Syria. Can Anyone Stop It?

From the end of the Cold War until 2010, Syria, led first by President Hafez al-Assad and then by his son Bashar, had a uniquely flexible geopolitical position in the Arab world: Syria was an avowed enemy of Israel but directly negotiated with it. Syria claimed to be the beating heart of Arab …

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Should you invest extra cash or use it to pay off your mortgage?<p>It’s a debate that rivals …

The answer to Brexit turmoil is staring us in the face | Christopher Whelan

Before the EEC, Britain was part of Efta. Returning into its arms would solve many of the seemingly intractable problems posed by Brexit<p>As politicians struggle over Brexit, is the optimal solution staring them in the face? Optimal does not mean perfect, but if perfectionists never compromise, the …

Great Britain

Angola chooses successor to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

After decades in power, Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will not take part in Wednesday's elections. Many Angolans now hope for a …

Sacré bleu! Why Franco-Belgian comic-book movies are more fun than Marvel and DC

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,Film adaptations,Comics and graphic novels,Science fiction and fantasy,Culture,Superhero movies,Marvel,DC Comics,Comic-Con,World cinema,Film,Luc Besson,Jane Fonda,Persepolis,Marjane Satrapi,Snowpiercer,Westerns,Animation,Action and adventure<p>Home-grown …

12 Fish You Should Never Eat—And What To Eat Instead

<i>This story originally appeared on</i> Rodale’s Organic Life <i>in July 2017.</i><p>It was not long ago that Americans rarely thought about where their food came …

Aquaculture

SA needs a new direction to avert ruin

<b>The International Monetary Fund</b> just pointed out that “South Africa’s vulnerabilities have become more pronounced”. That’s one way of putting it. A …

South Africa

​Climate change evident in Cape storm and Knysna fires

Sipho Kings is the Mail & Guardian's environment reporter. Broken ecosystems, bad corporations and mean people are the order of the day. This means …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Legacy of genocide lingers on for Nama in Namibia

During the genocide in colonial-era Namibia over 100 years ago, the Herero and Nama tribes lost land and cattle. Even today, many descendants are …

Watts is a huge battery that powers your home

Like Tesla’s Powerwall, Watts is a big battery that can power your home. One Watts cell can support a few small appliances including computers and refrigerators and a few units can power TVs and electric washers. The units can charge via the grid or with solar panels and the Watts units include an …

Here's How to Become a Millionaire on $56,000 a Year

You don't need to bring in the big bucks to end up a millionaire. Here's how to do it on an average salary.<p>When many of us think of millionaires, we …

Retirement

De Beers pilots plan to store carbon dioxide in diamond-bearing rock

KROONSTAD, South Africa (Reuters) - Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers is piloting a project to capture carbon in the rock from which diamonds are extracted to offset harmful emissions, the company said. As planet-warming carbon emissions rise globally, many countries have adopted or proposed a …

Are we coming or going? Stakeholder engagement in the four corners

Changing Planet<p><i>Post submitted by Lise Hanssen, Project Coordinator of Kwando Carnivore Project</i><p>If there was checklist for setting up a lion conflict mitigation project in rural Namibia (or anywhere else I would imagine), first on the list would be engaging with the affected community. In the case of …

Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?

Every weekday before dawn, a morning migration takes place near the desert on Africa’s southwestern coast. At 5:30 in the Namibian enclave Swakopmund, whose century-old buildings still bear the imprint of German colonization, solitary men in khaki uniforms emerge from houses and apartment …

China

Africa Watch

Beyond the surface of Namibia’s success story looms a different reality for most of the country’s 2.3-million people.<p>Visitors to “the land of wide …

5-Minute Crafts

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Primitive human 'lived much more recently'

<b>A primitive type of human, once thought to be up to three million years old, actually lived much more recently, a study suggests.</b><p>The remains of 15 partial skeletons belonging to the species <i>Homo naledi</i> were described in 2015.<p>They were found deep in a cave system in South Africa by a team led by Lee …

3 Top Agriculture Stocks to Buy in 2017

Given the essential nature of agri business, buying these agriculture and farming stocks today should pay off in the long run.<p>Investing in …

Investing

How to Eliminate Junk Mail (& Email) Once and For All

Does it feel like junk mail is taking over your life? Between random credit card offers and ads piling up in your mailbox and a seemingly …

Minimalism

Fin24.com | The way forward for the Zimbabwean economy

Government can't create US dollars to spend as it doesn't have its own currency - and with no currency of its own, a nation can go bankrupt, says …

Bankruptcy

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …