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Sex for rent … the rogue landlords who offer a ‘free’ room in return for ‘favours’

As the housing crisis deepens, words such as ‘intimacy’ and ‘benefits’ are starting to appear in the to-let columns<p>To the unaware, the true meaning of some of the phrases used on the ads for tenants could be missed. Rooms for rent are offered in exchange for “benefits” or “keeping me company”. …

North London

Meet Your Interstitium, A Newfound 'Organ'

With all that's known about human anatomy, you wouldn't expect doctors to discover a new body part in this day and age. But now, researchers say …

Research

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

Dental Care

Oh all right, let’s talk about that mural then

<i>by Martin Odoni</i><p>The largely-fictitious ‘anti-Semitism-in-Labour’ controversy is clearly never going to be allowed to die. I have no doubt more …

Israel

Six unusual signs that you may have heart disease

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. In the West, …

Lips

Baby Boomers Stole The American Dream, But Young People Can Take It Back

From forgiving student debt to electing fewer people over 65, the author of a new book offers some policy prescriptions for how younger generations can take back some power and wealth.<p>If one good thing has come out of the horror of the Parkland massacre, it’s the sight of young Americans standing …

Demographics

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Activists are being charged under terrorism laws for the first time in Britain – this sets a dangerous precedent

On Monday a group of fifteen people will appear in court in Chelmsford, charged with terrorism offences. Their crime? Blocking the take-off of a …

Scaling a 250m cliff to work — BBC News

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News.. It may also be available on the …

Yes, the life-changing decision I’ve made for my boys is controversial… but it’s the right choice for them

<b>While I’ve been away lots of people have been asking why I’ve taken my children out of school and whether I’ll be expecting a fine when I get …

6 Important Stories You Might Have Missed Because Of The Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack

1. Tory and DUP MPs voted to cut free school meals in England – despite protecting them in Northern Ireland.<p>The fallout from the Salisbury nerve …

A Twist in Our Sexual Encounters With Other Ancient Humans

A new study suggests that early humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans in two separate waves.<p>Around 41,000 years ago, a young woman died in a cold cave, high up in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. Scientists uncovered one of her pinky bones in 2008. From it, they extracted her DNA. And from that, …

Humanity

Bank of England warns on mortgage risk as interest rates rise

Banks have been warned that British homeowners' giant mortgages may be affordable now, but could get them into trouble as interest rates rise.<p>The Bank of England is keeping a close eye on lenders' attitudes to risk, as more mortgages than ever before are being given at a value of more than four …

UK's claims questioned: doubts voiced about source of Salisbury novichok

Ceremony to mark the destruction of Russia’s stock of chemical weapons was held last November<p>It was a historic moment largely ignored at the time by most of the world’s media and might have remained so but for the attack in Salisbury. At a ceremony last November at the headquarters of the world …

Russia

Londoner denied NHS cancer care: 'It's like I'm being left to die'

Albert Thompson, in UK for 44 years, was told he must pay for care after Home Office dispute<p>How the Guardian broke this story<p>When Albert Thompson went for his first radiotherapy session for prostate cancer in November he says he was surprised to be taken aside by a hospital administrator and told …

Radiation Therapy

Former Scotland Yard poster girl who won £37,000 racism payout from the Met now sues the watchdog she joined to clean up the police for £144,000 - accusing it of being 'institutionally racist and corrupt'

• <b>Carol Howard, 39, successfully sued the Met in a 2015 racial discrimination case</b>• <b><br>Former firearms officer famously appeared on Met poster during 2012</b> …

So You’ve Missed a StrongLifts 5×5 Workout, Now What?

Joshua Jacobs wants to know what to do when you’ve missed a workout on the StrongLifts 5×5 strength training program. Quote…Hi Mehdi,My name is Josh …

Exercise

How to Lose Your Belly Fat Quickly and Naturally

<i>Lose Your Belly Fat Fast. Image credit: neali0o</i><p>One of the biggest questions I get is <i>“how do I lose my belly fat? I’ve tried several things but</i> …

Nutrition

5 Things You Need to do Before 8am to Have Your Most Productive Day

Daily productivity starts as soon as you wake up, and a powerful morning routine can increase your efficiency; so it’s no wonder the world’s most …

How to enjoy a productive day when you feel bad

There will be days when you wake like a bear with a sore head or, so lethargic that you do not want to even contemplate work. There have been time …

Could you cope with eight different jobs a week?

<b>Could you cope with eight different jobs a week? Alice did it last year trying to make ends meet.</b><p>It's not the lifestyle you imagine for a highly educated associate lecturer.<p>Insecure work isn't something you'd normally associate with the world of academia.<p>But that's all Alice, aged 31, has ever …

Higher Education

Army captain caught driving 130mph in his Aston Martin DB9 keeps his licence — as driving ban 'would hit career'

AN Army captain has been spared a driving ban despite doing 130mph in an Aston Martin DB9.<p>James Golding, 26, was clocked by an unmarked police car at …

Which workouts to avoid and what to do in gym instead

When you're busy as hell and - let’s face it - would really rather be binge-watchning Netflix and eating cake than, well, doing literally anything …

Exercise

Why the world needs to get ready for more people dying

<b>For decades, lifespans have grown ever longer, delaying the inevitable fact of death. But the coming years will see a sharp rise in the number of people dying, presenting a challenge about how we care for those at the end of life.</b><p>We started the 20th Century without penicillin, but now genomic …

Radiation Therapy

These are the two words that will get you upgraded to first class on a flight

Bagshawe explained: “Not everyone knows this department exists and by mentioning it, you reveal yourself as someone who knows how things work and …

Matteo Salvini: Northern League leader berated by mother

<b>An Italian mother has posted an open letter on Facebook attacking a far-right leader.</b><p>Gabriella Nobile said her adopted children were facing "moments of terror" thanks to Matteo Salvini's anti-immigrant rhetoric.<p>His populist Northern League, rebranded as League (Lega), is expected to do well in this …

Democratic Party

Prostate cancer linked to men's waistline size, research suggests

Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing prostate cancer, new research has suggested.<p>The study, by researchers at the …

link between prostate and waist size