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Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Personal Data

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

Assisted suicides in the Netherlands include a 29-year-old who had nothing wrong with her physically<p>At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends …

Data Protection
Meditation

Virginia dad forces 'bully' son, 10, to run to school in rain after being banned from bus

A Virginia father posted a Facebook video that he says shows his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as a form of punishment for bullying in school and being banned from the school bus.<p>Bryan Thornhill said his technique is working. He said his son was “out of his mind” last week and -- …

Parenting

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Retirement

This is why you’ll try harder at age 29, 39, 49, 59 …

If you are feeling a sudden burst of motivation to tackle a big goal, your age may be the cause. For his new book “When: The Scientific Secrets of …

Indonesia: Christians flogged in public for playing banned children's game

The pair were among five people – including a couple whipped or showing affection in public – who were lashed with a rattan stick<p>Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province Tuesday for playing a children’s entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law.<p>Hundreds …

Religion

It’s Unbelievable How Much This ‘Scary’ Dog Changed In 8 Months After Being Rescued From The Streets

They called him Frodo. Maybe because the shaggy remains of his coat looked a little like the curly hair of Lord of the Rings character Frodo Baggins. …

Russian train introduces stop for a single schoolgirl

<b>A key railway route in northwestern Russia has introduced a stop to serve just two passengers: a 14-year-old girl and her grandmother.</b><p>According to the Gudok newspaper, the Saint Petersburg-Murmansk train route has begun to serve remote Poyakonda, to help 14-year-old Karina Kozlova get to and from …

Trains

Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany

VALE DE SALGUEIRO, Portugal (AP) — The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: Parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes.<p>Locals say the practice has been passed down …

Brazil

Death of the French kiss? Mayor refuses to give 'la bise' to her 73 colleagues

A French mayor has made national waves by declaring she will no longer give <i>la bise</i> to 73 colleagues every morning, confessing she deliberately arrived late for meetings to avoid the Gallic greeting kiss.<p>Aude Picard-Wolff, the mayor of Morette, in Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, expected to raise a few …

France

Indonesia's Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith

<b>The Sumatran rainforests of Indonesia are home to the Orang Rimba - the people of the jungle. Their faith and nomadic way of life are not recognised by the state and, as their forests are destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, many are being forced to convert to Islam to survive.</b><p>In a …

Religion

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

<b>Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday.</b><p>Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation.<p>The pair have been released on bail of €500 (£450; $600) each.<p>Germany has …

Europe

8 Bad Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave

It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, your best employees are the first to go, because they have the most options.<p>If you can’t keep your best employees engaged, you can’t keep your best …

The Workplace

Texas School District Brings Back Corporal Punishment, Approves Paddling for Misbehaving Students

Back in the day, when a student was acting up in class, the teacher had the ability to administer some sort of physical punishment to the child if …

Dairy-free ice cream taps into 'healthy' treat trend

<b>Young people worldwide are developing a taste for dairy-free ice cream which they see as a "healthier" alternative, involving almonds and coconut.</b><p>New launches of dairy-free varieties now make up 4% of all new ice cream launches, according to market research firm Mintel.<p>And major brands, including …

Ice Cream

US woman shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt

<b>A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.</b><p>Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.<p>The couple's …

Social Media

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Can you be taught to be more charismatic?

<b>Whether or not I am charismatic was not a question I had ever asked myself until very recently.</b><p>"I want you to go on a charisma master class," said my editor one morning, out of the blue.<p>Immediately sensing my awkward bewilderment, he quickly explained that he didn't think I needed help.<p>Instead he …

Public Speaking

7th-grader's 'Why am I not good enough?' video touches millions

It's one thing to capture the attention of 20 million people on Facebook.<p>It's quite another to capture the attention of a seventh-grade …

Education

The midwife who saved intersex babies

<b>Five years ago a midwife in Kenya delivered a child with male and female sexual organs. The father told her to kill it, but instead she hid it and raised it as her own. Two years later, the same thing happened again - and before long she was forced to flee to save the children's lives.</b><p>Zainab was …

Pregnancy

AI engineer builds and marries his robot wife

A 31-year-old AI engineer has married one of his robot creations.<p>Zheng Jiajia, who used to work for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, held an informal …

Robotics

Paralyzed man first to move his arm by thinking about it

Helping paralyzed people move on their own has been a lot tougher than 1970s TV shows led us to believe it would be. For what they believe is the first time, researchers used tech to bypass a quadriplegic patient's severed spinal cord, helping him move his own hand with his mind and feed himself …

Case Western Reserve University

How To: Set Up a Headless Raspberry Pi Hacking Platform Running Kali Linux

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that can crack Wi-Fi, clone key cards, break into laptops, and even clone an existing Wi-Fi network …

Raspberry Pi

DJ's assisted suicide stirs up Italy euthanasia debate

<b>Much loved Italian disc jockey, DJ Fabo, passed away on Monday after choosing assisted dying in Switzerland. He saw it as the only option after becoming severely disabled after a road accident.</b><p>His death at a clinic in Zurich has reignited the debate in Italy about laws on assisted dying, with …

Empathy

Perfectionism: the perfect route to depression

Perfectionism involves measuring everything you do against standards that don't exist which ususally leads to a wave of depression

When I Change The Way I Look At Things, The Things I Look At Change

We call ourselves the greatest species on earth.<p>Then it’s only fair that our greatest enemies are ourselves.<p>Relationships, work, school – it is as if …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

Self-improvement