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On Year 3 but other than the first bright pink new teacher square, I'm already mostly in the "veteran" teacher space! maintaining your sanity and …

'This is not a harem': the sheikh and his 60 attractive young personal shoppers

It seemed like an April Fools' joke. On Tuesday 1 April, news circulated in Italy that a Dubai sheikh had a job opening – in fact, he had 60 of them. The candidate requirements? Applicants must be female, attractive, stylish, aged (or at least look) between 18 and 28, from the province of Venice, …

Plans to overhaul GCSE timetable to avoid clash with Ramadan

Controversial proposals to change the timetable to help fasting pupils are opposed by education campaigners, who believe giving special consideration to one religious group will cause resentment<p>Proposals to bring forward GCSE and A-level examinations so Muslim pupils aren't fasting for Ramadan …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in April

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April:</b><p>Need some light in your life? More than 100,000 illuminated lanterns flood the streets of <b>Seoul</b> during the <b>Lotus Lantern Festival</b> (April 25-27), a yearly tribute commemorating the …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

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Navigations: Laisvé

It is one of the great regrets of travel: You meet someone on a journey, come to know them intimately in just a few hours, then never see them again. You promise to keep in touch, but it seldom happens. When you return home, your own life takes over, and so does theirs, and the bond begins to …

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Kurt Cobain: A Look Back in Pictures

Device exploded in bomber's face after he 'forgot about clocks changing'

Irish bomber blew himself up after device went off too soon 'because he forgot to put his watch forward'<p>Irish police believe that a gangland bomber blew himself up after he forgot about the clocks changing for summer time while he was planting a bomb on Sunday.<p>The police are waiting to interview a …

Air pollution: How polluted is central London?

Andrew Grieve, who is the senior air quality analyst at King's College, London, talks to Carol Kirkwood about pollution levels in the city.<p>High levels of air pollution will continue to affect parts of the UK on Thursday, experts have warned.<p>Environment department Defra said parts of eastern and …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

A Song Of Frogs, Motherhood And Murder In Swampy San Francisco

In her bestseller <i>Room</i>, writer Emma Donoghue imagined what life would be like for a little boy born into captivity, to a mother who'd been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.<p>And in her new novel, Frog Music, she's imagined a possible solution to a very real murder, one that took place in California in …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

5 Underwater Creatures That Look Like Terrifying Nightmares

In our continuing quest to point out just how amazing and awful nature is, we continually find that all of the worst shit lives underwater. This is …

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Here is some pretty great advice about how to respond to a bully, courtesy of Wil Wheaton

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>"When a person is cruel to you like that, I know that this is hard, but honestly the …

How to Manage Finances at Home While Living Abroad

<b>Article and photo by Nora Dunn</b><br>9/2013<p>Use all electronic means available to manage your finances from abroad.<p>When you're living abroad for a time, how …