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Indian state offers free breast implants to the poor

Tamil Nadu officials say service provided to stop people taking loans they can not afford or opting for other methods<p>A south Indian state has become possibly the first in the world to offer publicly-funded breast implants, its health minister arguing, “Why should beauty treatment not be available …

Tamil Nadu

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

Crime in Japan Falls to Lowest Level in More Than 70 Years

Crime in Japan is dropping amid the longest economic expansion in almost three decades, making one of the safest nations even safer.<p>The number of …

Japan

Portraits by Bacon and Freud of same man go on display together

Strikingly different paintings of Bacon’s lover George Dyer hung side by side for first time<p>Two portraits by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud of the same man, one intense, twisted and distorted; the other serene, relaxed and unguarded, have gone on display side by side for the first time.<p>The …

Art

Japanese couples are fighting to keep their names—and identities—distinct when they marry

Masaka Yamaura, a 33-year-old mother of one in Tokyo, adopted her husband’s last name—Takahashi—after she married. But her new name never sat right with her. To return to her former self, she took a drastic step.<p>“I felt like I had been living as a different person. ‘Takahashi’ and ‘Yamaura’ are …

Liberal Democratic Party

14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind.<p>But thanks to technology and social media, dodgy operators can't get away with mediocre listings anymore if they want to succeed in the competitive hostel market.<p>Hostel booking site Hostelworld …

European Travel

Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Choosing a canine companion can be a challenge. Different dog breeds each have their own personalities that might mesh perfectly with yours, or the two of you might drive each other crazy. Luckily, illustrator Grace Gogarty, aka Little Tunny, has created a hilariously helpful guide to distinguish …

Pets

These Award-Winning Homes Take Tiny Living to the Next Level

A recent micro dwelling competition pushed international architects to the limits of what can be designed in a 270-square-foot space—and the results are spectacular<p>Designing a home is never easy. But the prospects become significantly easier if the architect is not bound to any required dimensions. …

Architecture

People Are Obsessed With This Adorably Serious Olympic Curler

Meet your new girl-crush and style icon.

North Korea

“No words will do justice to the children killed”: The United Nations is officially speechless over hospital bombings in Syria

A deadly attack on the Syrian population began last night. Government-allied forces bombing a rebel-held suburb of Damascus killed at least 100 people, including civilians and children. Hospitals appeared to be the main target of the airstrikes, with five hospitals reportedly hit today, Feb. 20.<p>The …

Middle East
Transportation

Students Just Held a 'Lie-In' at the White House to Demand Gun Control Reform

On February 14, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were attacked by a lone gunman who killed 17 in a rampage that would become one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent history. Since then, the teens affected—as well as people around the country—have taken to …

Guns

These Office Spaces Are Inspired by Your Favorite Fonts

You agonize over picking just the right font for your resume, for the poster for your band’s gig, for… your office decor? That’s exactly what HomeAdvisor, in conjunction with NeoMam Studios, did, creating seven mockups of gorgeous office spaces inspired by classic fonts. Who knew typography could …

Typography

Robot bees could be deployed if natural population continues to collapse

Fleets of robobees could now be deployed if natural populations continue to collapse.<p>A leading expert told the world’s biggest science conference the …

Ecology

Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years

Judge describes former youth football coach as ‘devil incarnate’ for child sexual abuse<p>The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe …

Crime

Rivals Japan And South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

Support the news<p>When it comes to global politics off the rink — most of the spotlight has fallen on North and South Korea. But just as the two Koreas …

North Korea

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

A story of sexual abuse: 'My grandfather was my father'

<b>Seventy-year-old Michael* always suspected his family held a secret. Then he found out - his grandfather was in fact his father.</b><p>My main memory of growing up in Cardiff's Butetown in the sixties was of the different cultures.<p>There was Spanish and Malaysian people, Portuguese and Africans, all with …

Sociology

Jimmy Kimmel to Trump after school shooting: 'You've literally done nothing'

An emotional Jimmy Kimmel opened his show Thursday night by speaking to both his audience and President Trump following Wednesday'sschool shooting that took place in Florida.<p>"As I'm sure you know and feel, this is another very sad day in America," Kimmel said on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "At least …

Jimmy Kimmel

If you believe owning a gun is your right, don't hide behind prayer like a coward when 17 people are shot dead

Shortly before the end of the school day in South Florida, a young man entered the premises with a shotgun, and proceeded to mow down his former …

Guns

Apple Employees Can’t Stop Walking into Glass Walls

For all Apple’s innovation, the company can’t seem to get a handle on a basic design flaw.<p>Last year, Apple finished construction on its new 175-acre campus, designed by the company’s design chief <b>Jony Ive</b> and British architectural firm Foster + Partners. The massive new office park, nicknamed “the …

Foster and Partners

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It's Often Overlooked)

If you want a quick way to scale and test products, this is your best bet.<p>The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they'd like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar …

eCommerce

A man flew his girlfriend out to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers just to discover he actually bought tickets to see the 'most famous bagpipe band on the planet'

Duncan Robb's heart was in the right place, unfortunately for him and his girlfriend, Red Hot Chili Peppers were not in the right place. For a Christmas present, Duncan wanted to get his girlfriend, Amy Alexander‏, concert tickets to her favorite band, which is Red Hot Chili Peppers. One …

Festivals

The Curse of the Second-Born Child Is Real

If you have a son who’s the youngest or middle child, you’re going to want to watch them like a freakin’ hawk. Second-born sons are more likely to …

Demographics

The defining difference between Japanese and American work cultures can be boiled down to a word without a direct English translation

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world's languages

No emotion, surely, is as cherished and sought after as love. Yet on occasions such as Valentine’s day, we can often be misled into thinking that it …

Relationships

Surprising Design Chairs

For her design project, <b>Joyce Lin</b>, student at Brown University, imagined chairs with an unique look. Using clay, plaster, paint, foam, or even vinyl, …

Design

Überliss

Contributed by Brian Biles<i><br>License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>Bottle labels, logo, and package design for Überliss — a haircare company specializing in …

Typography

Compact Studio Cabin Designed For Two Architects With A Love For Music

Just another typical cabin in the woods…right? Well, it may seem so at first but there’s much about this structure that isn’t typical. First of all, …

Architecture

Offended by Koreans eating dog? I trust you’ve never had a bacon butty

Frightened animals being caged, killed and turned into food – we’d never dream of such evils in the west … would we?<p>Would you eat rabbit? Even those who regularly consume meat from chickens, sheep and pigs will often balk at the thought of eating a cuddly little bunny rabbit. But what’s the …

Winter Olympics