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Meet the Feminist Fighting India's Entrenched Misogyny

Veteran feminist activist Vidya Bal is fighting to make India safe for its women, who face everything from violence in the street to discrimination from religious institutions.<p>Being a woman in the Republic of India is a dangerous prospect thanks to entrenched misogyny that influences everything …

The decline of war and violence

Quietly, amid the carnage and chaos in the daily news, 2016 is shaping up as a good year for peace in the world. You read that right. A significant …

War

New Clues to Van Gogh’s Suicide

Carbon monoxide and heavy metals — even uranium—may have poisoned Van Gogh. The source? The gas he used to light the rooms where he worked late into …

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature<p>I’ve often wondered how the media would respond when eco-apocalypse struck. I pictured the news programmes producing brief, sensational reports, while failing …

Habitats

Inspirational Quotes From Bhagavad Gita That Will Completely Change The Way You Look At Everything!

50 Most Inspiring Quotes From The Bhagavad Gita<p>on October 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm<p>Credit: graphicstock.com<p>When Arjuna was faced with the dilemma of going …

Mexico’s complex rivalry with USA divides Mexican American soccer fans

There are few, if any, rivalries in international soccer in which the home team’s fans are as frequently and heavily outnumbered as when the USA hosts Mexico.<p>The Rose Bowl will be packed with 93,000 fans when the two neighbours meet in Pasadena, California on Saturday, the majority of them Mexicans …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Children are being 'indoctrinated' says Chocolat author

Joanne Harris hits out at a ‘growing gender division’ in book jackets which is ‘a form of brainwashing’<p>Chocolat author Joanne Harris has attacked the “subliminal indoctrination” of children through gendered packaging of books, which she says gives “the false message to a new generation that boys …

Anthony Seldon: Students seen as 'necessary nuisances' by top universities

The new vice-chancellor has argued that elite universities are dismissing students as 'necessary nuisances' in their bid to secure research funding<p>Top-ranking universities regard students as "necessary nuisances" to secure research funding, but are failing young people when it comes to looking …

20 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to Mexico

OVER THE PAST YEAR, I’ve spent five months with my kids in Mexico. This should be the first giveaway that you need to be wary: Mexico sucks you in. …

Kids

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

This Is What the World Will Look Like After Climate Change

<i>This story was first published by</i> Wired<i> and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus …

New probe: Mexican government was wrong about what happened to 43 missing students

The Mexican government's claim that 43 missing students were killed and burned in a local trash dump in the state of Guerrero nearly a year ago has been discredited by a six-month investigation from an international working group.<p>The inquiry, published Sunday, also found that the police who …

There's a new political risk looming in Europe

In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Berenberg took a look at the possibility of emerging right-wing nationalist parties running on platforms of locking down borders as a result of the huge number of refugees flowing into the EU.<p>Over the last few weeks, the flow of refugees into Europe, …

Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s …

Children in England 'among unhappiest in world'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/1187000/1187634_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524707120_38ed1500388d3fbb695e35442fb573e5<p><b>Children in England are among the unhappiest in the world, behind countries such as Ethiopia, Algeria and Romania, research suggests.</b><p>The …

9 Habits of Bloggers Who Have Huge Audiences

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster.</i>If you’re just starting out as a blogger, you’re probably wondering how to grow your audience.The good …

Why I designed a fashion range for women with larger breasts

Yael Aflalo, the founder of LA fashion brand Reformation, says she created the I’m Up Here collection because she has “a lot of friends with bigger busts and I was sick of them complaining”. Said friends will no doubt now be silenced. Aflalo’s range is that rare thing – proper fashion specifically …

Jeans

Mexico's wage crisis is so bad 'that it violates what’s stipulated in the Constitution'

At the end of 2014, Mexico's 16 billionaires were worth an average of nearly $9 billion.<p>That same year, the bottom 20% of Mexicans — nearly 25 million people — were worth an average of $80.<p>Economic hardship is widespread in Mexico, which is home to more than 120 million people, more than half of …

How To Be More Innovative in 21st Century Learning

Today’s college students may benefit from an exciting array of subjects to study. But they seem to miss the most important education of all: how to …

Humanities

The Rich Really Aren't Like Us: They Think We're As Loaded As They Are

The rich may well be “different from you and me,” as F. Scott Fitzgerald put it, but they think everyone else is like them, according to a new study.<p>And the richer you are, the more likely you are to think that others are wealthy, too, according to the study published this month in the journal …

Demographics

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

8 Lessons on Happiness and Success From the Happiest Man in the World, in Quotes

If you still think that owning a big house or a luxurious car is the path to happiness, maybe it’s time you took notice of Matthieu Ricard—a …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | The Star

People who are highly analytical have more activity in their left frontal lobe. And people who are highly insightful have more activity in the right …

Democracy is only for rich white guys: A definitive explanation for America’s most shocking inequalities

A wealth of research data now demonstrates what should be obvious: The law only advances certain people’s interests<p>More than a century ago, German scholar Werner Sombart published a book entitled "Warum gibt es in den Vereinigten Staaten keinen Sozialismus?" or, “Why Is There No Socialism in the …