Yuriko Cowper-smith

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Synergies between sustainable development and gender equality undeniable, policy change needed: UN report

<i>Focus on women’s rights, capabilities, leadership and unpaid care work</i><p><b>Date:</b> Thursday, October 16, 2014<p><b>(New York) —</b> Ahead of the International Day for …

The Places We Love VII: Cleaning Up India

Human Journey<p>As I’m getting my bags out of the taxi at the Mumbai airport, the driver offers me the plastic bottle of water supplied with the ride, now half empty.<p>“No thanks,” I say, struggling with my luggage. He shrugs and tosses the bottle on the pavement, right there in front of the …

India

What I’ve Been Up To: Speaking Gigs and Interviews – The Everywhereist

Posted in: Site News<p>Phew.<p>Being interviewed by Dave in Australia, and trying not to giggle because that’s what I tend to do while on camera.<p>Things …

Cute

The Creator of AshleyMadison.com Told Us Why Men Start Cheating When Their Wives Are Pregnant

We asked Noel Biderman, the man behind one of the biggest online-dating sites for people seeking affairs, about his theories on adultery.<p>In 2001, Noel Biderman launched what is now one of the biggest online-dating sites in the world for people seeking affairs—AshleyMadison.com. Named for the two …

Relationships

Serena Williams to face Bouchard in WTA finals

Serena Williams will play two of the tour's young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this year's WTA finals in Singapore.<p>The draw Saturday placed top-seeded Williams in the Red Group with 23-year-old Simona Halep and 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard as well as the more experienced Ana …

Tennis

The Alaskan Town Where People Still Pan for Gold

A dispatch from the village of Chicken, population 23 (but just seven in winter)<p>The Fourth of July picnic in Chicken, Alaska, attracts several hundred people, which for a town of 23 is an impressive turnout. In winter the population drops to seven, and between mid-October and mid-March there is no …

Catholic bishops veto gay-friendly statements leaving Pope Francis the loser

Final report of Roman Catholic extraordinary synod on the family removes talk of ‘welcoming’ gay people<p>Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of …