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How the Queen and Meghan Markle Became Besties So Quickly

The close relationship between the queen and Meghan Markle isn’t just about welcoming the newest royal. It also shows the queen setting her face …

Royal Family

Why the Finns don’t want to be happy

Finland came out on top in the 2018 World Happiness Report, but what if the Finnish people don’t agree?<p>A ballet dancer leaves her purse on a park bench. She walks away, absent-mindedly leaving behind the little bag with her money and belongings in it. Fifteen minutes later, she realises it’s …

Happiness

Why Dutch teenagers are among the happiest in the world

In a biology class at a secondary school near Rotterdam, Gerrit the skeleton is not the only one with a permanent grin.<p>The Groen van Prinstererlyceum, which first trialled happiness lessons a decade ago, teaches some of the least troubled teens in the world.<p>In report after report, the Netherlands …

Mental Health

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 150th anniversary

This week marked the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's birthday. But the Scottish architect would not be amused by the quality of …

Places I’ll Remember: A Guide To The Must-See Sights In The Beatles’ Liverpool

Even as recently as the 80s, visitors to Liverpool could have been forgiven for not realising they were in the birthplace of <b>The Beatles</b>. Things …

Universal Music

This city might have discovered how to end homelessness. And it's sharing the secret.

Of the nearly 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night in the United States, more than 40,000 are veterans.<p>But in the city of …

Homelessness

Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock say they need to 'stop being polite'

<b>Ocean's 8 has more A-list actresses than virtually any film in Hollywood history, but its stars say it's time they demanded more equality behind the scenes.</b><p>With countless box office smashes to their names and a best actress Oscar in each of their trophy cabinets, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett …

Nicole Kidman

Model Olivia Sang on 'colourism' in the fashion industry

Kenyan model Olivia Sang wants to empower women of all skin tones.<p>She tells BBC Africa’s One Minute Stories about how she hopes to challenge what is known as colourism, in the fashion industry.<p>Colourism is prejudice against people who have a darker skin tone - and/or the preferential treatment of …

Fashion Industry

Frida Kahlo: The fashioning of a global icon

When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her belongings were sealed until the caretaker of her estate passed away in 2002.<p>For the first time her dresses, makeup and jewellery are being displayed outside Mexico.<p>A new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London uses this time capsule of a wardrobe to …

Frida Kahlo

'It's Dr, not Ms,' insists historian

<b>When the historian Fern Riddell tweeted on Wednesday that she was "Dr Fern Riddell" not "Ms or Miss Riddell" she was soon met with criticism.</b><p>She tweeted after learning that the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail had changed its house style to only refer to medical doctors by their titles. …

Feminism

'I'm a hormonal mess but it's worth it'

<b>At just 22, Katy Johnston never thought she would be able to empathise with a middle-aged woman having a hot flush in M&S.</b><p>But the student from Aberdeen completely understood how the woman next to her in the store was feeling because she too is going through the menopause.<p>Katy's doctors offered her …

Women's Health

25 of the best places to visit in the UK

<b>(CNN) —</b> From vibrant, culture-laden cities to peaceful areas of outstanding natural beauty, the UK is an incredibly diverse destination for travelers.<p>Here's our pick of 25 of the best places to visit in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:<p>Isles of Scilly<p>Situated 40 kilometers off the tip …

Scotland

Meghan Markle Wore Earrings Gifted to Her by Queen Elizabeth II on Their First Joint Royal Outing

This morning the world became acquainted with its new favorite duo, Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle, as they rode the royal train together to their first official engagement in Cheshire, England. And it seems they commemorated this outing with a very special gift, spotted on none other than Her …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

The Queen Has Never Looked Happier Than She Does on Her Solo Outing With Meghan Markle

On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth boarded a train alongside her new granddaughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, for a day of engagements in Cheshire, in …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Teen Reads 'Harry Potter' To Blind Shelter Cat Every Day Until He Trusts Him

"They’ve definitely formed a special bond.”<p>The “Harry Potter” novels have made a lot of lives a bit more magical — and that includes one special cat …

Harry Potter

The B-52s: The stories behind the hit songs

Alice In Wonderland

Secret London for kids - the best unsung family attractions

If you’re planning a trip to London, there are fantastic parks in which to picnic, world-class museums to visit, and attractions aplenty in the capital - here are a few that will cost you £5 or less. But if you want to head off the well-trodden routes to traditional entertainments, try these:<p>1. …

England

The Empowering Reason the 'Ocean's 8' Cast Paused Filming for Anne Hathaway

"The girls were like 'What's wrong?'" Anne Hathaway explained.<p>The cast of <i>Ocean's 8</i> can officially not get any cooler. During an interview on the <i>Today</i> show, Anne Hathaway revealed that the women were supportive of each other—so much so that her cast mates flat-out insisted they pause filming so the …

Anne Hathaway

Handsome fox joins Londoner for rooftop sunbathing session

There's only one thing in this world more cheering than the sight of a happy fox, and that's a happy fox sunbathing on a roof terrace.<p>On Sunday, Tom …

GIF Animations

'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'

At 15, Grace has resolved never to have children and is resentful that her mum didn't do the same.<p>Both of them have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which fuels outbursts of anxiety, rage, psychosis and debilitating physical pain.<p>"My mum has given me something that I now have to deal …

Boxing Day

West Virginia Couple from 'Parts Unknown' Receives Gift from Anthony Bourdain a Day Before His Death

As the world mourns the death of travel luminary Anthony Bourdain, many feel a palpable friendship with someone they've never met. And what do …

Vietnam

BBC World Service - Outlook, What Susan Did on Death Row

Ugandan Susan Kigula was a young mother when she was sentenced to hang for murder. She always maintained her innocence and sang songs of sorrow in a choir she formed with her fellow inmates on death row. Behind bars Susan also started a school and completed a law degree, but it's what she did next …

Susan Kigula: The woman who freed herself and hundreds from death row

<b>When a young woman was convicted of murdering her partner and sentenced to death, no-one could have imagined that she would study law and free not only herself but hundreds of others from death row. Now Susan Kigula wants to go further and set up the first legal chambers staffed by lawyers behind</b> …

Death Row

The jewellery boss who turned $500 into a $1bn business

<b>With her husband out of work, a heavily pregnant Kendra Scott knew she had to come up with a way of making some money.</b><p>On bed rest at home in Austin, Texas, awaiting the birth of her first child, she started designing jewellery in their spare bedroom.<p>This was back in 2002, when the then 28-year-old …

Jewelry

The best picnic spots in London

1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Kew Gardens<p>Some of the coolest picnic pitches in the city are within the floral borders of famous Kew Gardens. …

England

The Aleppo Cat Man's Love For Furry Friends Will Give You Serious Heart Eyes

In the middle of the Syrian war, one man is sparing a thought for the poor stray cats on the streets of Aleppo. Despite tens of thousands leaving, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel is sticking around to take care of the many pets that have been abandoned, mainly felines, but also rescuing dogs he comes across.<p>…

Aleppo

Forget the Cherry Blossoms, the 'Three Shibas' Are the Best Tourist Attraction in Japan (Video)

When traveling in Japan, there are a few iconic things every first-time visitor should see, such as the cherry blossom bloom, the geishas performing …

Japan

Starving Dog Approaches Men On Boat Pleading For Help

She was so weak and skinny that vultures were starting to follow her 💔<p>When David Foster took a trip to the Amazon last fall, he was excited to …

Northern Ireland

Samantha Bee’s apology for calling Ivanka Trump the c-word is perfect

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, especially when you’re in the public eye. After all, if you take just 2017—the year of sociopathic baby men and pathetic excuses—it’s no wonder apologies are so hard to get right.<p>Except that’s what comedian Samantha Bee did on her TBS show <i>Full Frontal</i> last night …

Donald Trump

BBC World Service - Outlook, Fighting Deadly Cough Syrup Addiction

Mairo Mandara is a Nigerian doctor tackling a scandal involving cough syrup containing the painkiller, codeine. Codeine can be addictive and in Nigeria thousands of people have been drinking this syrup by the bottleful to get a fix. The Nigerian government recently banned the import and manufacture …