Patricia Mander

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Senior Citizens Learn to Graffiti in Creative Workshop That Aims to Banish Ageist Stereotypes

LATA 65 is a unique urban art workshop that aims to banish ageist stereotypes through the art of graffiti. In various neighborhoods around Lisbon, Portugal, this class is introducing more than 100 senior citizens to youth culture. Aided by well-known street artists, the elders learn to make their …

NYU confronts stereotypes with exhibition of racially charged art

When the late British writer, art connoisseur and friend of the Queen, Sir Harold Acton, bequeathed his family’s Italian villa to New York University in 1994, the gift included a vast trove of art valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. But among the 6,000-piece collection were 35 works that left …

Is God a woman? To ask the question is to miss the point | Kate Bottley

The language we use to talk about God is not a patriarchal conspiracy. God transcends gender but we need terms we can comprehend<p>A bit of a row erupted on Twitter over the weekend (no change there then) prompted by reports in the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail (no change there then) about a …

Spoilt little emperors? Only children aren’t just normal, they are the future

“Just the one?” If ever there were three words that most parents of only children would be happy to never hear again, they are probably the ones. They tend to be spoken with ill-concealed curiosity, perhaps tinged with pity, because, well, an only child is still a curiosity to many. A question left …

Parenting

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Vienna's gay, straight and lesbian crossing lights show all walks of life

Vienna has installed pedestrian crossing lights depicting straight, gay and lesbian couples as the city prepares to host a series of events linked to themes of tolerance – including the Eurovision Song Contest, won in 2014 by the cross-dressing Austrian singer Conchita Wurst.<p>The city has started …

LGBTQI

Female police officer stoned and dragged through the streets of Burundian capital

Violent clashes between police and people demonstrating against president, as regional leaders and senior US diplomat meet in Tanzania to press for end to crisis<p>A policewoman was beaten and dragged along the road for allegedly being among a group of blue-clad officers who opened fire on protesters …

Why Everyone Should Consider Going "Pegan"

Food is medicine, and my job as a doctor involves advising people about the most nutrient dense foods to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic …

EU refusal to accept migrant quotas 'unacceptable'

The debate over European Union migrant quotas has become more heated with the Commission deputy chief saying it is ‘unacceptable’ for EU states to reject the system.<p>Speaking in Strasbourg Frans Timmermans defended the Commission’s proposal to relocate 20,000 asylum seekers across the European Union.<p>…

Healthier Sleep: How to Make the Most of Bedtime Yoga

Feelings of pain, tension and stress can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep. When your mind is stressed, it isn't always easy to shut down thoughts and mentally relax. When you physically hurt, it can be hard to get comfortable and stay comfortable throughout the night.<p>Pain and stress …

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

8 Non-Dairy Alternatives You Can Drink Instead Of Almond Milk

Almond milk is America's favorite plant-based milk. It's a $738 million business, far outselling soy as a non-dairy milk alternative. But it requires 23 gallons of water to produce just a single ounce of the tiny nuts, a concern that's been raised as California, where much of the almonds in the …

Give it Some Flavor: How to Increase Your H2O Intake

When it comes to being healthy, we all know we should be consuming plenty of water – so why do so many of us struggle to drink the recommended daily …

The Brain

101 Stress-Busting Ways to Chill Out at Night -- And Get Better Sleep

It's no secret that working on your laptop scrolling through social media, or even zoning out for a Netflix binge-fest on your laptop or tablet can make it harder to fall asleep at night.<p>Answering emails and seeing what your friends are up to on Instagram can make your mind race, and research shows …

Hatton Garden heist: Eight charged over jewellery raid in London

Eight men have been charged with conspiracy to burgle, following the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.<p>Detectives from the Metropolitan police’s flying squad charged Terry Perkins, 67, Daniel Jones, 58, and Hugh Doyle, 48, all from Enfield, along with William Lincoln, 59, of Bethnal Green, east London, …

Prince Harry visits New Zealand, in pictures - Telegraph

Why me (and my mum) are so glad the world is waking up to what autism is | Joash Taylor

It makes me sad to think of the pain my meltdowns caused before I was diagnosed. But my mum didn’t give up hope – and she’s been proved right<p>My first few years on this beautiful Earth were somewhat less than beautiful. I had been diagnosed with autism. One of the common misconceptions surrounding …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Denial is a surprisingly useful strategy against cancer, after diagnosis

Six-and-a-half years ago I was officially cured of brain cancer—specifically, a glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors. GBM, as it’s known, has a median survival rate of one to two years.<p>According to the Journal of Neuroepidemiology, a “population-based cure is thought to occur …

Cancer

Without portrayals of rich and resilient characters like Neil in Marvellous, we risk a society where those who are seen as different are treated with sympathy – then simply forgotten<p>I have been nominated for a Bafta this Sunday for best leading actor in the BBC drama Marvellous. In the programme I …

The emotive nature of surrogacy

We need lawmakers, not angry couples and grief stricken mothers, to make rational decisions over surrogacy<p>Breast is best. We’ve been told it for years. <b>Babies thrive on mother’s milk and there are few sights more natural, more reassuring, more life-affirming than a woman feeding her baby.</b><p>Unless, …

Queen Latifah: 'Bessie Smith's story needed to be told'

Queen Latifah stars as blues singer Bessie Smith in an HBO biopic also starring Michael Kenneth Williams<p>Queen Latifah said the experience of playing blues singer Bessie Smith was like driving with the seat belt off.<p>Queen Latifah, 45, the singer, rapper, actress and comedian and talk show host, …

Music

French prosecutors to end Airbus insider trading trial - sources | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors will on Monday formally abandon insider trading charges against current and former managers of Airbus Group (AIR.PA) after they successfully challenged the process on human rights grounds, judicial sources said.<p>Seven current and former managers and two former …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Articles about 7 minimal rooms done white on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan …

'Birthplace of British cinema' reopens 120 years after showing its first film

Regent Street Cinema first screened the Lumiere brothers' moving picture show in 1896<p>Britain's oldest cinema has reopened 120 years after showing its first film.<p>The <b>Regent Street Cinema</b>, which closed its doors to the public 35 years ago, has undergone a three-year, £6million restoration project.<p>The …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

The British seem less likely to get cancer than Americans but are also less likely to survive. Why?

In the UK, more than 330,000 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2011. That compares favorably with the rate of cancer in the US—396 per 100,000 people in the UK vs. 451 per 100,000 in the US.<p>But even though people in England, where the UK’s largest population is, are less likely to get cancer, five …

Cancer

12 Things You Never Knew About Audrey Hepburn

Like: She wasn't the first choice to play Holly Golightly.<p>Audrey Hepburn isn't exactly an International Woman of Mystery, but you've got to wonder how a single person could be so ridiculously-talented, intelligent, chic, and poised all at once... surely she's got some tricks up her sleeve. So, …

Audrey Hepburn