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Indian Prime Minister posts video of morning fitness routine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his passion for yoga, routinely promoting the health benefits of the ancient Indian practice.<p>But on Wednesday, the 67-year-old fitness fanatic took things a step further, sharing a video online inviting Indians to follow along with …

India

India Announces 'Game-Changing' Single-Use Plastics Ban

India turned their hosting of this year's World Environment Day into far more than a symbolic act when it announced plans Tuesday to eliminate all …

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Feminism

Medicare Looks To Cut Drug Costs By Changing How It Pays Doctors

Medicare is going to test new ways to reimburse doctors for medications, in hopes they'll choose less expensive drugs.<p>The plan would alter Medicare Part B, which pays for medicines administered in doctors offices or outpatient hospital clinics — to eliminate incentives for doctors to use the most …

Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury must pay $6.4 million in punitive damages, jury decides

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday awarded more than $6.4 million in the first of a series of lawsuits against renowned yoga guru Bikram Choudhury in which women accuse the founder of the popular Bikram yoga style of sexual misconduct.<p>The verdict marks a significant financial and legal blow to …

The Pot Capsule That Could End Menstrual Cramps

Could a weed suppository be the answer to menstrual—and even labor—pain?<p>Just when you thought ingenuity was dead comes a pot-infused vaginal …

Explore Salvador Dalí's World in Virtual Reality

Drift through Dali's 'Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus' on Google Cardboard, an iPhone, or your browser.<p>Fairly early in Salvador Dalí's career, between 1933 and 1935, he worked on a painting titled <i>Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus.</i> A surreal interpretation of …

Ellen Page on Hollywood: 'Now I’m gay, I can’t play a straight person?'

Oscar-nominated actor who came out in 2014 attacks pace of industry change on diversity, and says new film Freeheld mirrors her own journey<p>Ellen Page has accused Hollywood of double standards on homosexuality, arguing that she should be able to play roles of any sexuality despite having recently …

Civil Rights

The Guardian view on London’s new Monet exhibition: the glory of the garden | Editorial

It’s hard to say whether Monet was a painter who gardened or a gardener who painted, but he was a pivotal figure in both arts<p>Was Claude Monet a painter who gardened? Or a gardener who painted? Visitors to the Royal Academy’s exhibition Painting the Modern Garden, in which Monet is the dominant …

Art

Lifeguard forced to refuse migrant baby at sea: 'I broke this poor lady's heart'

<b>(CNN) —</b> On one recent and frightening day, two boats maneuvered close to each other in the Aegean Sea.<p>In one boat stood a mother, holding her baby. In the other stood an Australian volunteer lifeguard named Simon Lewis.<p>The mother, desperate, wanted to throw her baby the 15 feet or so to Lewis -- …

Kickass baker bakes cake that looks exactly like a 6-year-old's drawing

Some birthday wishes come true before you even blow out the candles.<p>Reddit user MarryHumpsRowdy shared a picture of his wife's spectacular cake …

Postmodern Loneliness, in Illustrated Form

These narrative graphics of Idalia Candelas celebrate lone women.<p>Recurring themes of women and loneliness occur in the illustrations of Idalia Candelas. Her drawings are a mix of ink, watercolor, and collage combined with digital illustration. We see loneliness at the door, as the only visitor in …

Remembering Broken Angel, the Brooklyn Monument That Was Too Weird to Survive

For years, the building was both a family home and one of the most bizarre art projects in New York City. But now that it's been replaced by condos, it has turned into a symbol of gentrification.<p>While it still stood, the Broken Angel House was the strangest sight in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. It was a …

The unlikely sanitary pad missionary

<b>When an Indian man invented a simple machine for poor rural women to make cheap sanitary pads, the idea was to provide jobs for some, and hygiene for millions - often for the first time. The story gave one British woman an idea that quickly became her mission in life.</b><p>Amy Peake is experimenting in …

Disabled Children

The inventor of 5-Hour Energy drinks is investing 99% of his fortune to fix the world

For legions of truck drivers, employees chasing deadlines, and students burning the midnight oil, Manoj Bhargava’s best-selling invention, 5-hour ENERGY drink, has already been a lifesaver.<p>Since launching the caffeine-based power-drink in 2004, Bhargava, 62, has quietly amassed a $4 billion …

Off-grid

The government just proposed a sea change to American diets — and one industry is furious

As part of the new recommendations, reported by The New York Times, the FDA also wants to change nutrition labels to differentiate between two kinds of sugar in food and drinks:<p>That which is <b>naturally occurring</b> (like the kind in a super-sweet peach or honey-crisp apple)<br>• That which is <b>added in the</b> …

Nutrition

Desi beats: Giving Indian aunties a pop art twist

<b>Maria Qamar's Instagram account is fast becoming a bookmark for young people from South Asian backgrounds, but what exactly is it about her pop art with a twist that's now drawing the attention of mainstream brands?</b><p>Channelling the comic book style of Roy Lichtenstein, the 24-year-old …

Shah Rukh Khan given honorary doctorate by University of Edinburgh

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his contribution to film and his philanthropic work.<p>The actor said he was "extremely grateful and extremely humbled" by the recognition, saying it inspired him to work harder so that he …

Shah Rukh Khan

Early-stage cancer 'missed in thousands of cases'

Cancer Research UK says there is an unacceptable variation between different parts of England in how quickly cancer is diagnosed.<p>It says thousands of cases of the disease in England could be spotted at an earlier stage.<p>Jane Dreaper reports.

Cancer

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 …