Ceren Cbn

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Yazidi sex slave sold to Isis fighter with 10-year-old sister 'was gang-raped, beaten and scalded with boiling water in nine-month ordeal'

A Yazidi teenager who was sold to an Isis fighter has described how she was beaten and gang-raped on a daily basis in a harrowing account of her nine …

A Letter To My 20 Year Old Self

One day, my dear, you’ll be 40.<p>It will happen on May 1st in the year 2015 — a date so far away, it almost seems unreal to you, right? <br>On that day, …

garance

Sweden officially adopts gender-neutral pronoun | DW | 15.04.2015

The Swedish language previously had to make do with "han" meaning "he" and "hon" meaning "she." But the new addition to the Swedish Academic Glossary …

Gender-Neutral

10 signs you learned to drink in Russia

1. You have high tolerance for alcohol.<p>“You must drink a lot of vodka!” is the first sentence I hear after I say I am from Russia. I have to tell the …

Alcohol

39 Photos For Anyone Who's Just Having A Bad Day

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

This is exactly why likable people are so likeable

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to …

Emotional Intelligence

19 Thoughts Your Puppy Has During Their First Bath

You should probably feel a little sorry for them.

Happiness is a great metric for success, but how do we measure it in an unequal world?

Today, March 20, was dubbed International Happiness Day by the United Nations back in 2012. Designating a day for a state of mind was designed to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world,” and the …

Happiness

The science of why stepping on Legos makes you want to die

“I hope you step on a Lego” is such an apt curse that it has become a meme. Pages upon pages of YouTube videos detail the experience’s excruciating agony.<p>The comedian Steve Ranazzissi perhaps described the moment the best: “Last week I stepped on a Lego with my bare foot and I almost murdered my …

Lego

People Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employees

Yet another reason to shun Internet Explorer<p>There was a time when the browser you used was nothing more than a matter of taste or subtle self-expression. Safari was for Apple purists, Chrome for the fleet of foot, Firefox for the universally compatible, and Internet Explorer for the masochistic. …

A quick comparison between Turkish and English Languages

Setüstü'nün En Uğrak Mekanı

Kabataş ve Beşiktaş, bir yerlere varmak istediğimde yalnızca geçip gittiğimiz semtlerdi hep, kalabalık halleri vakit geçirilesiliklerine gölge …

İzlemeniz Gereken 10 Colin Firth Performansı • theMagger

“Kingsman: The Secret Service”in vizyona girişini fırsat bilerek günümüz İngiliz sinemasının en yetenekli aktörlerinden Colin Firth’ün az ama öz …

Which universities are producing the most startup founders? - The American Genius

As an employer, you should be screening employees based on qualifications and preferences, not a candidate’s gender. This seems obvious, but even the …

How low self-esteem is killing girls’ academic success around the world

“Believe in yourself” is not just a bubble-lettered cliché on a third grade teacher’s bulletin board. It’s an economic strategy, new research suggests.<p>Boosting the confidence of young girls may help close the gender gap in school performance -- and push more skilled workers into the workforce, …

FİLİZ KAHRAMAN YAZDI: Soyadımı Nasıl Geri Aldım?

Geçen gün uzun zamandır görüşmediğim arkadaşlarımla buluşup güzel bir pazar kahvaltısına gittik. Herkes görüşmediğimiz dönemde neler değiştiğini …

Hindistan'ın Renkli Yemek Kültürü

İnsanları, müziği, dansları, renkleri, festivalleri ve Bollywood’u ile dünyanın özel yerlerindendir Hindistan. Bu özel yerin çok özel bir de mutfağı …

AB göçmen kurtarma operasyonunu yıl sonuna kadar uzattı

Avrupa Komisyonu İtalya açıklarındaki göçmen kurtarma operasyonunu yıl sonuna kadar uzatma kararı aldı. Avrupa Birliği, İtalya’nın Mare Nostrum operasyonuna son vermesinin ardından Triton adlı bir operasyon başlatmıştı. Avrupa Komisyonu İtalya’ya yaklaşık 14 milyon Euro ek yardım sağlayacaklarını …

AB yolcu kayıt sistemini yeniden gündemine aldı

Paris saldırılarının ardından Avrupa Birliği yolcu kayıt sistemini yeniden gündemine aldı. Avrupa Parlamentosu iki yıl önce Yolcu kayıt sistemini onaylamamıştı. İngiliz Avrupa milletvekili Timothy Kirkhope bu konuda yeni bir öneride bulundu.Öneride bütün uçuşlar hakkında bilgi toplanması talep …

Yasar Kemal, celebrated Turkish novelist, dead at 91

Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday at the age of 91.<p>An ethnic Kurd, he was born Kemal Sadik Gökçeli in a village in southern Turkey, only weeks before the Turkish republic was …

Create Better Ice Breakers By Knowing Your Audience and Objectives

When you are put in a group of strangers, ice breaker activities are a great way to start working together. Instead of just picking an activity at …

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Bio-bean, a London-based enterprise, takes coffee grinds and turns them into fuel.<p>Arthur Kay trained in architecture at University College London. While developing a blueprint for a coffee roaster he saw the potential in turning the business’ waste into energy.<p>Given London produces 200,000 tons of …

Coffee

Spend less on stuff, more on experiences | James Wallman

Surely we’ve had enough of materialism? There has to be more to life, so let’s try experientialism instead<p>The most revolutionary idea of the 20th century was to create a throwaway culture whose key features were the practice of consumerism and the value system of materialism. It was driven by …

In Love For More Than 50 Years: Photographer Captures Elderly Couples’ Love

Mainstream media is saturated with images of young and beautiful lovers – but what about the timeless and fathomless bonds shared between old couples …

Relationships

15+ Before-And-After Photos Of Cats Growing Up

If you grow up with a cat over the years, it goes without saying that it will feel like a member of your family – nothing less. These before and …

Pets

See the Beautiful Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Contrary to the much-quoted line from <i>Ghostbusters</i>, dogs and cats living together — even being good buddies — isn’t that unusual. In my experience, as …

Birds

Dogs recognize human facial expressions | DW | 19.02.2015

Mailmen and dog-owners are well aware of the fact that an angry face or friendly smile can trigger very different reactions in dogs. A team around …

facialexpressions

Check This Out Before You Buy Your Next Smartphone

Considering how much you use it, you should be putting some serious research into purchasing a smartphone. They’re a hefty investment, and you’ll be carrying it around pretty religiously for at least the next year, if not two, so before you go swooping up any old phone, there’s something you should …

Starbucks apologises for 'offensive' ad ahead of Armenian genocide memorial

Coffee company angers Armenian Americans with image of women in traditional clothes celebrating under Turkish emblems, reports RFE/RL<p>Starbucks has withdrawn a poster showing Armenian women in traditional clothing drinking coffee under the crescent and star of the Turkish flag and apologised to …

Page-turners: the woman who magics vintage books into art – in pictures

Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova buys old books in bulk, flings open their pages then paints them with old-fashioned surrealist scenes of badgers doing gymnastics, gateaus riding pushbikes – and a springbok jumping over a candlestick. It all looks familiar, and yet, uncanny