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Humanitarian catastrophe unfolds in Yemen as world refuses to act

<b>There are calls for Australia to urgently provide aid funding to Yemen, which is now classified as the world's worst humanitarian disaster and</b> …

Homelessness

Yoga for beginners in the south of France

A trip outside the comfort zone can often feel a bit of a stretch. Our writer travels to an idyllic rural retreat near Toulouse with some concerns. As it happens, it proves to be a life-changing trip<p>The words “vegan yoga retreat” terrify me. I’m an internet, pulled-pork and sarcasm kind of guy. …

Yoga

Aleppo evacuations resume ahead of UN vote on monitors

Convoys of evacuees travelled from a rebel-held area of Aleppo and two Shiite villages besieged by insurgents on Monday, a war monitor and rebels said, as a deal enabling evacuations held after a tense, days-long stand-off and before a UN vote.<p>About 10 buses left the Shiite Muslim villages of …

Middle East

Instagram more damaging for body image than billboard ads, study finds - Hack - triple j

Many modern celebrities are known for being excessive sharers on social media. For instance, the Kardashians are notorious for posting daily …

The seven deadly things we’re doing to trash the planet (and human life with it)

We weep at the disappearance of endangered species but avert our eyes to the causes of Earth’s destruction<p>A baby ibex on a precipitous cliff edge. The hyenas of Harar eating from a human hand. Leopards in Mumbai, whales breaching and baby turtles heading blindly away from the sea. We are amazed by …

Sustainability

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

The Brain

Natural disasters costing Australia 50% more than estimated

Reports find increases in family violence and mental health problems due to stress of natural disasters outweighs cost of rebuilding infrastructure<p>The cost of natural disasters in Australia is 50% more than previously estimated– $9bn in 2015 – and is set to increase to $33bn by 2050 even ignoring …

Natural Disasters

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Lettuce 'three times worse than bacon' for the environment, scientists claim

Greenhouse gas emissions from lettuce production are three times higher per calorie than from bacon, study finds<p>Eating lettuce could be three times worse for the environment than bacon, scientists have claimed.<p>Despite calls from celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir Paul McCartney for …

Hello Barbie: Wi-fi-enabled doll labelled a bedroom security risk

Security experts warn the new Hello Barbie doll is a disaster waiting to happen and will make children vulnerable in their own homes.<p>The latest …

Wi-Fi

Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me?

Leading female British scientist Averil Macdonald has suggested women 'don't understand' the science behind fracking and only oppose it based on 'gut feeling'. Claire Cohen begs to differ<p>Ladies, put down your needlework and pay attention. I’m about to deliver some facts and I know it’s going to be …

When Should You Not Recycle?

Reduce, reuse, recycle—but for environmentalists, that's not always a good idea.<p>When is it right to recycle? If your answer is “always,” I plead with …

Sustainability

The day Iceland's women went on strike

<b>Forty years ago, the women of Iceland went on strike - they refused to work, cook and look after children for a day. It was a moment that changed the way women were seen in the country and helped put Iceland at the forefront of the fight for equality.</b><p>When Ronald Reagan became the US President, one …

Europe

This guy visited every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the highlights from his journey

It was then that he decided to make it his mission to travel to every single country in the world — 198, to be exact.<p>He accomplished his goal on May 8, 2013, earning him the title of the youngest person to travel to every country. He was 37 years old.<p>He has since written a book called "198: How I …

Faroe Islands

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

Space Exploration

The sting of outrage is the price we pay for living in a free society

Civil society must draw lines about just and unjust outrage. When Australians don’t defend the right to offend, the result is Scott McIntyre-style sackings<p>The Scott McIntyre imbroglio worries me because I think it throws into a relief a problem not easily capable of solution.<p>The problem can be …

Human Rights

Australian senior surgeon attacked for remarks on sexual harassment

Trainee woman doctors safer to give in to male superiors’ demands rather than risk careers by complaining, says Gabrielle McMullin, who insists she used irony<p>An Australian senior surgeon who prompted vehement criticism after she suggested trainee women doctors should consider acquiescing to sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Easy Basic Pancakes

Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy pancake recipe will help you whip up this weekend favorite in less than 30 minutes. You'll wonder why you never tried this before!Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious …

After my cancer diagnosis, my anxiety disappeared. Now I'll do anything to keep this body

I’m 29 and should be planning for another decade of life. Instead I’m planning an impromptu wedding because I don’t know how much time I’ve got left<p>I’m grieving for a loved one lost. The only one who really understands me. The person I know best in the world.<p>This is what I felt when they told me I …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday