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The most dangerous things dieters do

At the start of each year, a wave of weight loss advice hits your news feeds, TV, and social circles. Though your intentions may be good, and your …

Want a good seat in a Paris restaurant? Be famous, attractive – and white

A French restaurateur in Islamabad has caused controversy by banning Pakistanis. But in Paris, seating customers based on their looks, ethnicity, wealth and fame is common practice<p>Last week, the French restaurateur Philippe Lafforgue hit the headlines for a controversial seating policy employed at …

Google reveals smart contact lens prototype designed to aid diabetics

Google unveils a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, something millions of diabetics currently have to draw their own blood to check<p>The lenses use a minuscule glucose sensor and a wireless transmitter to help those among the world's 382m diabetics who need insulin keep a close watch …

Syria offers Aleppo truce as rebels argue over talks | Reuters

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Syrian government, preparing for peace talks with rebels next week, handed the Russian co-sponsors of the conference a proposal on Friday for a ceasefire in Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners.<p>The offer was dismissed by some of President Bashar al-Assad’s disparate …

The 8 trends that will make or break you in 2014

2013 has drawn to a close and it was one for the record books with the best yearly stock returns in almost 15 years. While not as eventful as …

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