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Let's Just Kill the Male "Rock Star" Persona Once and for All

The cases of bands like Hedley and Brand New show that men can't use their lifestyles as an excuse anymore in the #MeToo era.<p>For several months, we have been exposed to—and disappointed by—abuses of power by men. This is <i>not</i> a new trend. Stories about sexual misconduct, once only whispered about …

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SABC News Online

South African music loving festivalgoers were transported from a dusty bushveld onto a wave of sound in this year’s Oppikoppi music festival held in …

A rare and horrifying look at living conditions in an iPhone factory

A rare look inside the abandoned facilities where Chinese workers toiled away making iPhones reveals a grim environment that’s a long way from Silicon Valley’s plush lifestyle.<p>Depressing images reveal the tiny rooms where up to 12 Pegatron workers slept each night, the dirty dining areas where they …

Human Rights

Unlucky woman's GPS led her straight into a lake

Technology doesn't always love you back.<p>A woman in Tobermory, Ontario drove down a boat ramp and into Lake Huron last Thursday thanks to faulty …

1. Apple

Africa’s growth: meltdown or slowdown?

Cape Town - Although growth in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has relatively slowed, two-thirds of the region's economies are still growing at rates above …

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Why Your First Year Startup Journey Probably Won't Be A Straight Line

When launching a new business you need a solid plan, bags of market research under your belt and a clear vision. But as any seasoned entrepreneur will tell you, you shouldn’t get too hung up on where you expect your startup to be or to look like in a year’s time. The chances are, something in your …

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem

The late music legend famously deflowered a 14-year-old groupie—before she was stolen away by Jimmy Page. Why it’s important for us to take our …

Poverty is sexist, sing seven African performers in protest

Katlego Mkhwanazi is the Mail & Guardian's arts, culture and entertainment content producer. She started her career in magazines, before joining the …

West African leaders to discuss presidential term limits

Accra - West African leaders are due to discuss a proposal aimed at limiting presidential mandates to two terms at a regional summit on Tuesday, …

SA rhino heading to Texas?

San Antonia - In the Texas grassland, home to white-tailed deer and rattlesnakes, outdoorsman Charly Seale sees a vast sanctuary of open spaces that …

Rihanna becomes Dior's first black campaign star

Rihanna is the first black woman to front a Dior campaign. We take a look at a teaser trailer<p>Two months is a long time in fashion. So Dior announcing back in March that Rihanna would be starring in its Secret Garden advertising campaign feels like ancient news. But, with the images finally being …

Ethiopia's Church Forests

Spiritually designated woods sequester<br>carbon, conserve water, reduce soil erosion<br>and provide shade and medicine<p>Besides being rich in biodiversity, …

The 10 Best Instagram Fashion Moments of the Week: Sarah Jessica Parker, Katy Perry, and More

With the first bloom of May flowers finally on the horizon, the new look of spring has been breaking through our feed. Street style photographer <b>Tamu McPherson</b> dipped her toe into the idea with Margiela’s hand-painted daisy black boots, while <b>Susie Lau</b> found wall-to-wall inspiration at London label …

10 Henna Designs You Can Rock All Year Long

We’re major fans of the art of henna. Whether it’s traditional bridal patterns or henna-inspired flash tattoos, we love the delicate, ornate patterns that made this art form so famous. We’ve already spotlighted our favorite Instagram henna artists, and now we’re delving deeper into some of our fave …

Women In South African Hip-Hop: 6 Leading Female Rappers

<i>As topics such as sexism and the exclusion of women from hip-hop make headlines internationally, Stefanie Jason spoke to six female rappers in South</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

BOOKWORM<p>Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.<p>04.18.15 6:45 AM ET

This 86-Year-Old Grandma's Instagram Feed Will Blow You Away

I have a confession: I'm currently obsessed with an 86-year-old grandma's Instagram feed. I'm not crazy! She just happens to be one of the most bad …

Grandparents

Soundcloud May Have Just Solved It’s Biggest Problem

It’s been quiet on the Soundcloud front since hearing of the major labels struggling to find even ground on who should be making cash from the hugely …

Levi’s Vintage SS15

i love the lookbooks by Levi’s Vintage Clothing because they always manage to almost fool me in believing they’re genuine vintage photos. remember …

Vintage

The Value Of Events In A Marketing World

You’d be hard-pressed to find a marketer who doesn’t focus on building online relationships; nearly every marketing leader swears by it.<p>Connecting with your audience online through content, social media, and digital storytelling is no longer an unproven or emerging trend; it’s the foundation of a …

Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon is a photographer whose ongoing series Domestic Vacations is inspired by 17th century Dutch paintings of chaotic domestic life, …

Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs

Gisèle Freund was a renowned photographer & photo journalist who fled Nazi Germany and settled in Paris in 1933. she studied at the Sorbonne, worked …

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