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Fashion Journalism

The Economist Appoints Its First Female Editor-In-Chief Ever

The Economist has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in the publication's 171-year-history, promoting business affairs editor Zanny Minton Beddoes to the weekly's lead role.<p>Per a release from parent company The Economist Group, Beddoes will take the reigns from current editor John …

Bellabeat Leaf activity and health tracker can also monitor reproductive cycle

There was a time when "gadgets for women" were silly novelty items or pink-colored, Swarovski-covered versions of existing devices. Well, OK, those still exist, but at least there are now decent gadgets for women with features we actually need, like Bellabeat's Leaf. The Leaf isn't even available …

David Cameron calls for wage increases in wake of oil price slump

Prime minister says growing profits should result in wage rises, as the Tories look to combat Ed Miliband over cost of living

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.<p>Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data …

Education

Report: Apple, Google sweeten the deal for plaintiffs in no-poaching lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe are now offering a combined payment of $415 million to settle an antitrust case that accuses the four companies of …

Pro-gun group in Texas re-enacts Charlie Hebdo attacks with paintball rounds

A pro-gun rights group in Texas re-enacted the Charlie Hebdo attacks with paintball rounds, in an attempt to see whether an “armed civilian” could have stopped the two gunmen who attacked the Paris office of the satirical magazine, killing 12. The civilian “died” in almost every scenario except …

Conventional Wisdom: Merfest

Among the many wondrous gatherings we've explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest. This costumed celebration of the mythological …

Serbian transgender army veteran 'forced to quit for harming military reputation'

The Serbian defence ministry faces accusations of sexual discrimination, after a transgender veteran claimed she was forced to leave the army on the …

Uniqlo owner promises to clean up its factories

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has vowed to fix problems at two of its suppliers in China, after accusations of excessive working hours and unsafe conditions.<p>Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's parent company, said it had found "several issues, including long working hours" at the suppliers. The inspection was …

German Police Investigate Murder of Eritrean Refugee in Dresden

Police in the east German city of Dresden have launched a murder investigation following the stabbing of an Eritrean refugee after his body was found …

Facebook Now Sends Out Amber Alerts in News Feed

Facebook is partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.<p>Facebook may soon ask for your help — and bring a more serious tone to your News Feed in the process.<p>The social network will now surface Amber Alerts within users’ News Feeds as part of a partnership with the …

Apple defends against EU 14-day refund abuse with App Store alert for customers with excessive refunds on file

Last week, we reported on a flaw with the EU’s new no-questions-asked 14-day refund policy that meant customers could effectively get paid apps for free, as refunding the app does not delete it from customers’ devices.<p>In response, Apple has adjusted its App Store purchases slightly for customers …

Varicose Veins: We Review The Latest Treatment

Nothing mars legs like varicose veins. This revolutionary treatment promises to remove unsightly squiggles… forever.<p>They can pop up at any time, but …

Spot the difference: Female world leaders 'Photoshopped' out of Paris rally picture

An Israeli newspaper has been criticised for allegedly editing Angela Merkel and other women from a line-up of 40 world leaders, photographed in Paris on Sunday<p>At first glance, this looks like a historic photograph. It depicts 40 world leaders, dressed in black, arms linked, marching through Paris …

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’<br>• Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

How One Startup Is Using The Cloud To Supercharge Growth

The cloud has quickly emerged as one of the best tools to meet this challenge. Many successful startups have embraced the benefits of cloud early on in their business journey, which makes it easier for them to set up operations, scale to new workloads as demand increases, and access new application …

Saudi Arabia to flog activist for blasphemy on Friday: Amnesty

RIYADH (Reuters) - A liberal activist sentenced to prison and flogging in Saudi Arabia will face a first round of lashes on Friday, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Thursday.<p>Raif Badawi, who set up the “Free Saudi Liberals” website, was arrested in June 2012 and charged with offences …

Saudi Arabia

Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

It's a new way to do silk screening, that's for sure.<p>Bangalore-based Achira Labs has figured out a way to hand weave diabetes test strips from silk. That sounds pretty luxurious compared to the standard materials of plastic or paper. But silk turns out to have several advantages in a country like …

2 men plead guilty in 2011 racial beatings in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of young white men and women who killed a black man in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2011 had periodically roamed the city that spring, attacking African Americans at random, and police never heard about it.<p>Their last attack, before dawn on June 26, 2011, killed 47-year-old …

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was intended as a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.<p>But the …

The 5 Stages of Becoming a Successful Thought Leader

The idea of becoming a thought leader is a nebulous and confusing concept to grasp. Every leader’s approach is different, and there’s no secret formula to success.<p>Becoming a thought leader doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time — not to mention a willingness to share the “secrets” of your success …

John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb

The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.<p>The surprise visit by Mehmet Ali Agca, believed to be his first time in the Vatican since the assassination attempt, lasted a few minutes, a …

German Defense Minister von der Leyen's fingerprint copied by Chaos Computer Club | DW | 28.12.2014

Jan Krissler, also know by his alias "Starbug," told a conference of hackers he has copied the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der …

Why You Should Rinse Your Hair With Champagne

And other holiday-inspired at home hair treatments by Kyle White of Oscar Blandi Salon.<p>One of our favorite hair salons, Oscar Blandi, is offering exclusive treatments that celebrate all things Yuletide, with rinses that smell like the candy canes you've been eating by the handful and treatments …

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401253_0a84319a8da315d61427419665af5bbf<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Schoolboy arrested for 'insulting' Turkish president released

A Turkish teenager who was arrested at his school on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released from police custody.<p>The 16-year-old was met by his parents. His mother said: “I’m not ashamed of my son.”<p>The boy, who has not been named because of Turkish laws …

Meet Gareth, the member of the silent majority picked out by Ed Miliband

He was the unseen star of the Labour party conference, an individual voter singled out and namechecked twice as Gareth in leader Ed Miliband’s speech, after an apparently random encounter at a picnic on Hampstead Heath. With his name trending on Twitter, the 36-year-old, picked out by Miliband as a …