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Fashion Mags Are Still Using Mostly White Cover Models

A new report finds that mainstream fashion was still majorly whitewashed in 2014.

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and …

Watch As Palestinian Kids Do Parkour Even As Bombs Drop Nearby

Incredible footage of boys performing back flips and somersaults, even as air strikes hit just hundreds of meters away.

Students protest against fees and cuts in London - in pictures

Student protesters take to the streets of London to call for free education for all

The Secret To Nicole Richie's Success

After being thrust into the spotlight thanks to reality TV and tabloid journalism, the 33-year-old entrepreneur took her career into her own hands. Here's how Richie crafted a brand of which she could be proud.<p>Nicole Richie casually dropped many pieces of advice over the course of an hour-long …

Aftermath: Battling Breast Cancer - Photographs and text by Kerry Mansfield | LensCulture

In the series <i>Aftermath</i>, San Francisco-based photographer Kerry Mansfield courageously documented her two-year journey through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and reconstructive surgery.<p>Mansfield was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 31 and soon learned that women in their 30s are the fastest …

14 Things That Happen In "Interstellar", Ranked By Scientific Accuracy

An astrophysicist ranks parts of Interstellar, from the totally plausible to the "you'd definitely need aliens for that". SPOILERS AHEAD, of course.<p>Professor Kip Thorne, the science advisor and executive producer of Interstellar, has written an excellent book called <i>The Science of Interstellar</i> in …

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Outtake Reveals A Surprising Dance Off

"At the time, none of us knew if any of this was going to work," Chris Pratt told BuzzFeed News about the climactic scene of the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Featuring an exclusive outtake from the Blu-ray edition of the film. Oh, and SPOILERS ahead!<p>There are plenty of outlandish moments in Marvel …

Russia Charges LGBT Teen Support Group For "Gay Propaganda"

Officials in Russia say that "Children-404," a grassroots Russian answer to the "It Gets Better" campaign, is perverting the minds of children.<p>KIEV, Ukraine — For tens of thousands of LGBT Russian teenagers, Elena Klimova's "Children 404" group has been a refuge, the only place in an increasingly …

The Pain Of Casual Racism

"More often than not I feel isolated, alone, and hurt by offensive comments and racial slurs." As told to Krystie Yandoli.<p>One day when I was 10 years old, I was riding my bike after school around my neighborhood in Southern California when a boy I had never seen before came up to me and kept …

Immersive Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Time-Lapse Puts You in the Middle of the Action

The 9-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest hot air balloon event in the world, and as such it’s also one of the most …

New Republican Ad Links ISIS, Ebola and Guantanamo

The 2014 campaign of fear just crowned a new champion. The Republican National Committee released a new ad Monday that ties together ISIS, …

GPs paid £100,000 to work only weekends

The NHS is paying locum GPs around £100,000 a year to work out-of-hours shifts at weekends as it faces a funding black hole<p>GPs are being paid around £100,000 a year for working only weekends, it has emerged.<p>Shifts, which include just a few hours on a Friday night, and all day Saturday and Sunday, …

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

Computer Generated 10-Year-Old Girl Ignites Ethical Debate with First Pedophile Conviction | VICE News

A vigilante children's advocacy group that set up a sting using a fake profile of a 10-year-old girl that baited an Australian man into online sex took things "a step too far," according to one civil rights activist.<p>Scott Robert Hansen, of Brisbane, Australia, was sentenced to two years in prison …

The 360fly: A Waterproof, Panoramic Action Cam with a Single 360º Lens

This little device is the 360fly: a waterproof WiFi and Bluetooth-equipped action camera with an optical claim to fame. You see, its 360º horizontal …

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Criminal lawyers asked to take 4% pay cut as legal aid reforms bite

Evidence has begun to emerge of the impact of legal aid cuts on criminal law firms, with internal memos from one large business showing that lawyers are being asked to take a 4% pay cut or face losing their jobs.<p>The effect of Ministry of Justice cutbacks and reorganisation of duty contracts …