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Teenager bullied over her hunchback and limp becomes a catwalk model after surgery to straighten her spine

• <b>Zoe Blenkinsop, 19, had suffered from severe scoliosis since childhood</b>• <b><br>She was in so much pain she was unable to sit or stand up for long</b>• <b><br>Surgeons</b> …

Associated Press News

18 Things It Means To Love At 18

You simultaneously feel 7 and 37. You’re a child and an adult. You have the carefree naiveté of your childhood, and an inexplicable longing to be a …

Connecting the 'last mile' of market research in Africa

<b>"One thing about data in Africa is that there's a huge lack of it," says Jasper Grosskurth, managing director of Research Solutions Africa, a pan-African research firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessAfricans look to video on demandThe apps changing South Africa's …

Startups

8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

Most of us have probably met (and envied) at least one of those mysterious people who never seem to be tired. We've sized them up through bleary eyes, and wondered how it is that <i>they</i> don't look like they spent 30 minutes battling with the snooze button this morning. The answer isn't necessarily …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

The Millennials' failure to launch: searching the jobs report for answers

Lazy and entitled, or product of their times? New reports and research shed light on the plight of unemployed young people<p>If this month’s jobs report is any indication, it appears as if millenials will continue to have trouble living up to President Obama’s description of them as the generation …

What REALLY Causes Stretch Marks

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, …

Grangemouth dispute: Union members reject Ineos offer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1021000/1021218_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518281043_0660b9ab50837876e787bfdf83e9dd83<p><b>Half the permanent workforce at the Grangemouth complex have rejected new terms and conditions proposed by Ineos, union officials have …

United Kingdom

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>The bright lights of Akihabara, Tokyo's historic electronics district © ESB Professional / Shutterstock<p>Finding a place to …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

Iran's top 10 tourist destinations – in pictures

As Iran makes a push to increase inbound tourism, we take a look at its top destinations – from ancient cities and beach resorts, to its modern capital and skiing destinations

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Where to go in winter

The rewards for braving the cold are many. The Northern Hemisphere offers wonderful winter travel, with fewer crowds than in the summer months. A dusting of snow makes anywhere look charming, and it’s the one time of year when you can get away with wearing seriously nasty jumpers.<p>Here are a few …

Local tours in south-east Asia: readers' travel tips

Local tour companies know their countries better than anyone else. Readers pick their favourites in south-east Asia.<p>To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Jack Wolfskin backpack worth £130, go to GuardianWitness<p>WINNING TIP: Kuching Caving, Sarawak, Borneo<p>This …

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity.<p>For 15 years, Starbucks President Michelle Gaas has set her alarm for 4:30 a.m. to go …

How Do You Build Strength Without Size?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Nate Moore, Fighter. Trainer. Entrepreneur. combatcircuit.com</i><p>The answer is motor unit recruitment and refined motor patterns.<p>Your muscles are controlled by the nerves in your brain. Each nerve is connected to several individual muscle fibers, so …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Clown fish, Halik Reef, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Image by Randi Ang / …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

From Rome with Love

Bringing you the latest in global travel, Marie Claire hopped on their scooters and headed off to Rome for the week of July 22. We experienced quite the bella adventure filled with everything from pastries to pantheons.<p>Bringing you the latest in global travel, <i>Marie Claire</i> hopped on their scooters …

Italy

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

Raw Chocolate Truffles 3 Ways

Bonus: These so-not-bad-for-you chocolates are also vegan. So go ahead and indulge!<p>If you're a chocaholic (um, who isn't?), you don't have to give up your addiction to the sweet stuff to stay healthy. Just make these better-for-you versions so you can enjoy them (in moderation, of course) without …

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