Mia Abdić

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13 things you didn't know about pandas

Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Those of us who follow the way of wanderlust are wild romantics. When we encounter the pheromone of the unfamiliar, we feel, see, touch, taste, and smell more keenly. Our minds are on high alert, noticing and processing everything—from the geometry of cobbled paths and …

Blue Ridge Mountains

10-minute raspberry and meringue mess recipe

In the video above, expert baker Harpreet Baura shows you to make a sweet and creamy raspberry and meringue mess, the perfect simple-yet-indulgent dessert.<p>This is the second video in a new series showcasing a range of desserts that you can whip up at home in just 10 minutes.<p>Last week we shared a …

EpiPen Tycoon puts you in the shoes of the most hated woman in pharma

If you’ve got a severe allergy to something, chances are high you’ve got to carry around an EpiPen with you. These are devices that inject precise doses of adrenalin, stopping the effects of anaphylaxis in their tracks.<p>At $100, they were already damn expensive. But then the manufacturer, Mylan, …

From Bloomers to Burkinis: The 150-Year Battle Over Bathing Suits

In the 1950s, governments in Europe and across the Mediterranean tried to ban and discourage women from wearing a new controversial swimsuit: the …

Swimwear

15 Intimate Photos of Couples That Prove True Love Exists

Talk about #RelationshipGoals.<p>In a world of half-night stands and Netflix and chill, photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona wanted to prove that beautiful love stories still exist. Her ongoing photo series, "Iubiri Urbane" or "Urban Love," features portraits of couples that Mindru never met before …

Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, dies aged 84

Umberto Eco, best known for the novel The Name of the Rose, was praised as "an outstanding example of a European intellectual" by the Italian prime minister following the writer's death on February 19, 2016, aged 84.<p>Eco, who died of cancer was praised by Italy's Matteo Renzi, who said, "Eco was an …

Harper Lee: A Life in Pictures

Dinosaur footprints reveal giant creatures once roamed Scotland

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found hundreds of dinosaur footprints from the Middle Jurassic, 170 million years ago<p>Dinosaur footprints from the biggest creatures ever to roam Britain have been discovered on the Isle of Skye.<p>Although they look like rock pools, the hundreds of …

‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud’ – 25 Coco Chanel quotes to live by

• Latest fashion stories<p>Coco Chanel's best quotes were full of wisdom and wit. Read 25 of her snappiest sayings...<p>Here at <i>Marie Claire</i> HQ we often find …

Coco Chanel

Woody Allen: his 40 best one-liners

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Cute but deadly: why Ewoks deserve your respect

It’s fashionable to dislike Return Of The Jedi these days, and dismiss it as the weakest of the original trilogy. That’s unfair. Without Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back has no ending, and Han remains frozen in carbonite forever. The trilogy closer has many elements that everyone agrees are …

How to talk to kids about tragic events

<b>(CNN) —</b> After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?<p>"It's important to explain to children …

Anonymous Just Declared War on ISIS

The group has been battling the Islamic State's online propaganda apparatus since January.<p>The hacktivist group Anonymous has declared all-out cyberwar against the so-called Islamic State. A video, posted to YouTube November 14—one day after the attacks in Paris for which the terror group has …

The new tea revolution: is the humble cuppa losing its appeal?

Photograph: H F Davis/Getty Images<p>Waitresses in Lyons Corner House Tea Rooms at Coventry Street Corner House, London.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/6/1446822764006/dfa59af5-788a-4abe-9798-77f15cd7ba42-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: H F Davis/Getty …

How traditional healers helped defeat Ebola

Health experts say indigenous healers cannot be ignored as Sierra Leone rebuilds after deadly disease epidemic.<p><b>Freetown, Sierra Leone -</b> A year and a half after the Ebola outbreak began there is at last good news for Sierra Leone.<p>On Saturday it is expected the country will reach 42 days since the …

Ebola

Doctors Without Borders Staffers Were Shot While Fleeing Hospital Bombed By U.S.

Doctors Without Borders — also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF — released an internal report on Thursday on the U.S.-led airstrikes that leveled the humanitarian organization's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last month, killing at least 30 staff members and patients.<p>The report is a …

Afghanistan

Photos: Thick fog envelopes London to create eerie urban scenes

Fall weather is taking a toll on travel across Europe. On Monday morning (Nov. 2), European fliers sat through more than 120,000 minutes of flight delays, according to European air safety agency Eurocontrol. Most were due to adverse weather conditions.<p>London was hard hit, with more than 122 weekend …

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Queen: 20 Things You Probably Never Knew About ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – a masterful, if ludicrous, six-minute suite of operatic cock-rock about a lad who’s killed someone, sold his soul to …

10 Glamorous Places That Are Also Totally Spooky

Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock and his amazing movies, these global destinations have a whole new cache.<p><i>"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible." —Alfred Hitchcock</i>

Alfred Hitchcock

Israeli officer: 'We will gas you until you die'

Israeli border patrol officer threatens to kill all residents of Aida refugee camp if Palestinians keep throwing stones.<p>Israeli border police have issued a shocking threat to Palestinians in Aida refugee camp, saying, "We will gas you until you die," in an apparent response to stone-throwing.<p>In a …

Teargas

Homebound: Hong Kong Dark & Light - Photographs and text by KC Kwan | LensCulture

“Homebound” takes you on a journey through the veins of the “dark side” of Kowloon—a dense and rich area of Hong Kong that offers some of the best and worst of the city.<p>In quick cuts and staccato succession, the photographs guide you through a day and night in the area. You start on the bus from …

Don’t Abandon Our Dogs of War | Pinterest | Military dogs, Troops and Military

We’ve all heard the expression: “A man’s best friend is his equipment.” You haven’t? Well you must not work for the Pentagon. There, military dogs …

China's 'leftover' women

How a growing number of Chinese women are shunning societal pressures to marry – and the labels attached to them.<p><b>BEIJING -</b> Zhang Lin waits in a noisy restaurant outside the university where she has taught for more than 10 years.<p>"I'm sorry I've started already; I haven't had a chance to eat all …

China

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range information to the pilot as they were docking. This was …

Space Exploration