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OK, it’s in the Oxford English Dictionary – but do you know what ‘cis’ means?

Having a word to describe people who are not transgender is useful and a welcome sign attitudes are changing – but ‘cis’ still doesn’t pass the hair salon test<p>Are you a man or a woman? Have you always felt like one of the two? Do other people generally tend to agree with you on this point and, if …

LGBTQI

How the Oxford English Dictionary Went from Murderer’s Pet Project to Internet Lexicon

A 1989 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, which contains 59 million words. (Photo: Cofrin Library/flickr)<p>A shot rang out into the cold night …

5 New Ways to Style a Pixie Cut like Scarlett Johannson

Most starlets these days grab our attention with their hair by doing something drastic, like a here-today-gone-tomorrow chop or a fairy tale color revamp. Not Scarlett Johansson. The <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> actress has been <i>working</i> her most recent pixie cut — an edgy razed undercut — on red carpets …

Hairstyling

This Is What Humanity Might Look Like In 1,000 Years

We've gotten taller. We're living longer -- and healthier -- than ever before. And thanks to advances in technology, we can Google just about any imaginable piece of information (along with those kitten videos).<p>That's what has happened to the human species in the past 1,000 years or so. But what …

Why Some Millennials Can't Cope With Stress

The other day while listening to the news, I was disturbed by the story of a school principal, who subverted the democratic process of student elections, by holding up the results, because too many children running for office, <i>from the minority sector</i>, won. Now, some of you may be thinking that the …

John Quincy Adams

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Dear 16-Year-Old Me,<p>Just you wait.<p>Oh how I cringe when I hear those three words.<p>I cringe because what is inferred is this: you don't have a clue, you haven't seen anything yet, all because the life you have led thus far doesn't measure up to what someone else has experienced.<p>Truth is, I don't want …

Positive Thinking

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai's iconic railway station – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 20

The old Victoria Terminus was the first truly public building in Bombay. So when it became a target of the 2008 terrorist attacks, what was violated was much more than just a railway station<p>Almost anyone who has lived in Mumbai has paused in the common area at the head of the Chhatrapati Shivaji …

India

Modern version of Don Quixote declared 'crime against literature'

Andrés Trapiello’s modern-language version of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic is ‘necessary’ says expert, as Spanish academics rebel<p>A new edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century novel Don Quixote, which sees the classic story of the would-be knight errant adapted into modern Spanish, might be …

Literature

Reshaping Modern Education with Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on August 23, 2015<p><b>How Technology is Reshaping Modern Education</b><p>Over the last few years, modern education has gone through some major changes. …

Education Technology

The modern workplace is ruining the way we think

We complain that we never have any free time yet we seek distraction. If work can't distract us, we distract ourselves.<p>We crave perpetual stimulation and motion.<p>We're so busy that our free time comes in 20 second bursts, just long enough for us to read the gist and assume we understand. If we are …

Self-improvement

Modern grocery and the emerging-market consumer: A complicated courtship

In some emerging markets, the response to modern grocery formats has been tepid. What’s a modern grocer to do?<p><b>Just 20 years ago,</b> modern grocery …

Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life

How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?<p>Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle.<p>Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces—how they came to be, how they make us feel—in his …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

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Wonders of the World

The English Language Ain't What It Used to Be

Remember when a "friend" was someone you called on the phone or maybe even someone you spoke to in person? No? Yeah, neither do we.<p>In this Sunday …

Letterpress

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Human rights student reporter of the year on life after forced marriage

The winning entry in Amnesty International UK's annual competition, in conjunction with the Observer and the NUS, is by Lauren Wilks of the University of Edinburgh<p>Parents, family, friends – I left everyone because he was after me and my daughter," says Tehmina, explaining how she came to leave …

Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech: 'he got people to envision the future'

Digital artist Nikkolas Smith on how the Trayvon Martin killing inspired his image of Martin Luther King in a hoodie<p>My mother made sure that I knew all about Martin Luther King from a young age. I grew up in a white neighbourhood in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, where I was the only black kid in …

One in five children bullied online, says NSPCC survey

<b>Almost one in five children who use social networking sites suffered a negative experience last year, research by children's charity the NSPCC shows.</b><p>This included bullying, unwanted sexual messages, cyber stalking and feeling pressure to look a certain way.<p>The NSPCC also said a "large number" of …

Networking

Nestle And The Chocolate Factory

<b>NOISIEL</b> — A large window with exposed metal beams connects two noble, historic buildings of red and white bricks, symbolizing the transformation of a …

Now They Tell Us: The Story Of Japan's 'Lost Decades' Was Just One Big Hoax

Few “facts” of modern history have become so firmly established as the idea that the Japanese economy flamed out in the early 1990s. This story has greatly discombobulated other nations’ policymaking, not least, as we will see in a moment, policymaking in the United States.<p>Yet the “lost decades” …

UFO religion the Raelians want to rehabilitate the swastika

They believe that the symbol has been associated with Nazis for too long and have launched a campaign to reclaim it<p>As the beachgoers of Long Island soaked up the sun last month, their attention was caught by a light aircraft flying above with a flag trailing behind it. On it was a huge swastika and …