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Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language

Linguists call it collocation: the likelihood of two words occurring together. If I say “pop”, your mental rolodex will begin whirring away, coming up with candidates for what might follow. “Music”, “song” or “star”, are highly likely. “Sensation” or “diva” a little less so. “Snorkel” very unlikely …

Linguistics

What will they call Hillary Clinton if she wins?

Harpy, shrew, feminazi … Ever since Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the public eye, writers have raided the dictionary to find new ways to attack her<p>In a recent attack on Hillary Clinton, the Republican candidate Donald Trump reached into the Yiddish dictionary, saying she’d been “schlonged” by …

Government

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

Christoph Niemann

Chinese feminist honored as 2015 'Global Thinker'

"Foreign Policy" magazine has listed Chinese feminist Li Ting-ting as one of its 2015 Global Thinkers. Li told DW the honor is a chance for China's …

China

40 times ladies ruled the world in 2015

Who run the world? Girls. Or rather, call them women.<p>The year 2015 was full of change. While the fight for equality was sometimes rough, people …

10 Holiday Gifts Every Girl Will Sell Her Soul For

<b>If you're stressing about buying gifts for your girlfriend, wife, daughter, mother...</b> fear no more! I'm here to help and make your life easier, man. …

Justin Bieber

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Why Straight Women Like Gay Men

A new study attempts to explain why many heterosexual women develop close friendships with gay men.<p>Researchers from the University of Texas at …

My Experience Using Hook-Up Apps in Qatar, Where Gay Sex Is Punishable by Death

Despite the pall of death, I logged in, and within about a minute, I started hearing those familiar little moist-sounding electronic pops.<p>I was in Doha, the capital of Qatar, with bits of four days to spare and an empty hotel room with the promise of a constant supply of clean sheets and towels, so …

Ben Carson

Study: Homophobes May Be Hidden Homosexuals

Homophobes should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong …

LGBTQI

The China Edit | China's New Reality, Shrinking Luxury Retail, Guo Pei

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.<p><b>"Why</b> …

China

'The Matrix' Cast: Where Are They Now?

R1999<p>Based on 35 critics<p>Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the... Read More

Keanu Reeves

Average age of cyber-attack suspects drops to 17

The average age of suspected cyber-attackers has dropped dramatically to just 17, the National Crime Agency has said.<p>Experts believe the “kudos” of committing crime lures teenagers on to the wrong side of the law, and pranks used in online gaming can spiral out of control.<p>In the past year …

Cybersecurity

How mobile tech is improving global disaster relief

<b>When war or natural disaster causes havoc around the world and millions of people are displaced or rendered homeless, communications and power infrastructures are often damaged or non-existent.</b><p>Yet people are desperate to let their loved ones know they're safe and to find out what's going on.<p>"The …

Telecoms