Lauren Ayala

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The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

African Union head calls for end to child marriage

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chair of the African Union (AU), has thrown her weight behind calls to end child marriage, which is increasingly being identified by human rights activists and public health experts as a priority concern.<p>"We must do away with child marriage," Dlamini-Zuma said in a speech at …

Germany leads Europe in legalising ‘third gender'

Germany will become the first European country to legally recognise a “third gender” in November when new-born babies whose sex is indeterminable will no longer be automatically assigned a male or female gender by medical staff.<p>Germany is to become the first European country to allow “undetermined” …

WorldStrides

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, WorldStrides will be showcasing our five Teacher of the Year recipients. These teachers have gone above and …

Most in U.S. Still Proud to Be an American

But 71% say the signers of the declaration would be disappointed<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- As the United States celebrates Independence Day, most of its adult …

#Greeks Still Most Pessimistic Globally... #WorldPoll Read more at Gallup.com: http://bit.ly/15pqdJy

Prince of Cambridge's parents present him to the world at first photocall

A future king has attended his first photocall aged one day old as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their newborn son to the world.<p>The …

Old Photos of Budapest Spliced Into Present Day

Kerényi Zoltán is an architect and photographer from Budapest, Hungary. In an ongoing series entitled, <i>Ablak a múltra / Window to the past</i>, Zoltán …

FYI: What Is Hikikomori?

Stories of this mental illness, culturally specific to Japan, make their way to Western shores.<p>Parental pressure takes all kinds of shapes. My own parents would have loved if I'd chosen to be a computer programmer at a big company instead of a freelance writer. (But I know you guys love me no …