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Gambia's all-female oyster catchers

A good slice of Gambia's economy is based on oysters. And while men fish, this industry is completely dominated by women who, besides harvesting the oysters, are also involved in conservation efforts.<p>Africa Business Report travelled to the coastal village of Kartong to meet them.

Could maggots save global food supplies?

As the world's population expands there is a greater demand for poultry, pigs and farmed fish. But the amount of high-protein fishmeal that farmers rely on to feed them is limited.<p>The BBC's Emily Thomas went to visit Agriprotein, a South African company which reckons fly larvae or maggots are the …

How I hacked hundreds of companies through their helpdesk

Introduction<p>Months ago I discovered a flaw hackers can use to access a company’s internal communications. The flaw only takes a couple of clicks to …

Highlights of Yucatán: readers’ travel tips

Uncrowded ruins, an underwater sculpture park, hidden cenotes and authentic places to eat in popular spots are among the Mexican secrets shared by readers<p>Enter next week’s competition<p><b>Winning tip: jumping into one of the seven mouths</b><p>Get up early and be the first to arrive at Siete Bocas ($15pp), one …

Mexico

One Of Austria's Top Hiking Spots Transforms Into A Majestic Lake

It's literally a water park.<p>Watch your step.<p>A hike in the park could turn into a scuba trip if you walk slow enough in Grüner See, a mountainous Austrian park that turns into a lake every year.<p>Grüner See, which means "Green Lake" in English, sits at the base of the Hochschwab mountains near the …

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

Japan

See How This Woman Shut Down Haters Who Didn't Believe Her Weight Loss

She didn't have anything to prove in the first place.<p>A picture is worth a thousand words—and recently, a woman from New Zealand showed that they can be pretty damn effective at shutting down haters, too.<p>Simone Anderson, a 24-year-old freelance hair and makeup artist, says she went from 373 pounds …

Weight Loss

Edible Insect-Farming Hatches New Breed of ‘Entopreneurs’

Could you describe the taste of roasted crickets? Grasshoppers? Mealworms?<p>“They are meaty and crunchy and have a prawny, bacony flavour when …

Here's when you should book your holiday travel

According to a new study by travel search engine Skyscanner, the best time to book flights for the 2015 holidays —Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve — is the week of August 10th to August 16th.<p>Yes, that's next week.<p>Crunching the numbers on 2014 holiday travel data, the study found that …

14 Types of Food That Can Make You Sick

Food poisoning is a horrible experience. But it’s hard to tell if food is safe to eat, partly because problems are relatively rare.

Singapore provides opportunities for citizens to succeed: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: The Government wants to provide every citizen the opportunity to achieve their goals, said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on …

Asia

'Sleeping On It' Really Does Help You Solve Your Problems

Turns out mom's advice was on point (big surprise there).<p>If you're struggling to solve a particularly difficult problem in your waking hours, it might be time to take a break and snooze instead.<p>A recent study in the U.K. found that sleep could help facilitate difficult problem-solving by helping …

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 …

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12 Mindless Office Habits That Are Secretly Making You Unhealthy

Oops.<p>As if long hours at the office weren't draining enough, it turns out your work life could be introducing a host of habits that take a toll on your health. The worst part? You may not even realize you're doing them in the first place.<p>But here's the good news: it's never too late to change …

How Positive People Self-Protect Against Vulnerability

Are you an optimist? Optimism is a human trait that makes us see the glass half full, instead of half empty. While this sounds good in theory, and it can be a positive trait, if you are an optimist, you may look at life in a way that alters your perspective of negative experiences. For instance, …

Scathing Konami Report Alleges Cruel And Unusual Employee Practices

Konami has been no one’s favorite publisher in the wake of its very public split with Hideo Kojima, which ended up cancelling <i>Silent Hills</i> and at one point, had his name removed from the box art of <i>Metal Gear Solid V</i>. The controversy painted a picture of an unstable and even vindictive company, and …

Metal Gear

How Having Oily Skin Might Help Prevent Wrinkles

Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that people with oilier skin get fewer wrinkles? There may be some small grain of truth in that after all, …

Antioxidants: Top 10 Healthy Foods

Bob Stefko<p>Blackberries<p>Researchers at the University of Oslo wanted to know which foods have the highest concentration of antioxidants, the natural …

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Which Teas You Should Drink to Improve Your Skin

From eczema to acne, these herbs have the ability to heal.<p>You know that drinking certain kinds of tea can be good for your health—but did you know that some teas also have skin benefits? It’s true! Tea, which is rich in polyphenols (molecules that have antioxidant properties), can help keep your …

Skin Care

Why is Candy Crush So Addictive?

Short answer: It’s easy to learn and hard to master<p>Mobile game <i>Candy Crush</i> has generated billions of dollars (and perhaps as many hours of wasted time) since its release, in 2012. What’s the secret of this procrastination juggernaut? “It’s very easy to learn,” says Jesper Juul, who has written a …

'5 Ways That Quitting Sugar Changed My Life'

Sarah Wilson, author of the new book I Quit Sugar, explains what happened when she stopped eating the sweet stuff.<p>I first quit sugar back in January 2011 because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimoto's, and a big part of why I've stuck to the sugar-free program is that it's made such a …

Diabetes

Is it OK to exercise after eating?

You want to have enough energy to really push in your after-lunch workout, but worry that a meal might make you nauseous. Is it OK to exercise after you eat, or should you fast until your workout is over?<p>It depends.<p>For many people, exercising strenuously on a full stomach can lead to reflux, …

10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating on Your Dreams Once and for All

Once upon a time, you had dreams. Big dreams. You started building those dreams. Never stopped. Day in, day out. But at some point, you started slacking. You're not going hard at it. You work at it when you feel like it. In fact, some days you never get your butt off the couch and do anything. You …

10 Foods Pregnant Women Shouldn't Eat

These foods are off-limits when you've got a bun in the oven.

Photos Show Spine-Tingling Drop Down Deepest Cave Pit In The U.S.

Well this is <i>definitely</i> a surprise.<p>Ellison's Cave, located in northwest Georgia, is nearly 12 miles long and more than 1,000 feet deep. The cave -- and the hair-raising pits that lead to its floor -- attract spelunkers from all over the world. There are some seven routes to the cave floor, one of …

Welcome to Singapore, the most expensive city in the world

The cosmopolitan city-state is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, but it's also one of the wealthiest, with about 105,000 millionaires living there— and that means that it has prices to match.<p>The EIU reported that Singapore is the most expensive place in the world to buy clothes, …

The botanist's guide to the sexiest plants of the world

Plants can be sexy. Raise your eyebrows if you will, but to a plant lover, certain plants possess an undeniable allure. And plant-love can make you do crazy things, like scaling a muddy cliff to snap a photo of an extremely rare tropical flower or travelling to a remote corner of eastern Oregon to …

You Have the Flu—Now What?!

Feel better faster−and stop spreading the misery−with our doctor-approved guidelines

Flu