Laura Thorogood

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Fifty Shades of Grey may take Nymphomaniac's lead with hard and softcore cuts

Mega-hyped sex drama Fifty Shades of Grey could be released in two different versions, with a second cut including more explicit material, according to the film's producer.<p>Dana Brunetti told the Collider blog the additional version might be released a few weeks after the original cut in an effort …

I was a victim of revenge porn. I don't want anyone else to face this

In February 2010, my ex-boyfriend, Joey (name changed) and I had a fight over a skirt I wore to work. He deemed the skirt too short. He shamed me, called me a hooker, and accused me of sleeping with all my male friends. After watching his jealousy and possessiveness steadily increase over our …

Inside Scientology's super power building: welcome to the smell wall

The Church of Scientology has unveiled its new 'super power building', the first dedicated space for believers to improve their 'perceptics'. Here's a quick tour, from the motion quadrant, past the time machine, to the smell wall<p>This weekend, 15 years after work began, the Church of Scientology …

Star Wars confirms R2D2 set for Episode VII return

Series veteran R2D2 has become the first character to be officially confirmed for the new Star Wars film.<p>Disney confirmed yesterday that the diminutive droid, who appeared in the very first scenes of 1977's Star Wars and has been seen in five subsequent live action movies, would be returning for JJ …

UK's biggest casino seeking six 'door dwarves' to become bouncers

Owner of London's Hippodrome Casino says tiny bouncers will bring a smile to people's faces, adding: 'nobody messes with a dwarf'<p>The UK's largest casino has risked controversy after putting out an advert for half a dozen "door dwarves" to become bouncers who can bring a smile to the faces of …

The British are actively hostile towards young people | Suzanne Moore

Politicians worry about the youth vote, but the catastrophe is that we have disempowered a whole generation<p>Being in favour of social mobility is rather like being in favour of world peace. And wanting to travel. It's a lovely dream in the beauty pageant of politics. But not everyone can move up in …

I was Virginia's executioner from 1982 to 1999. Any questions for me?

Jerry Givens worked for 25 years for Virginia's department of corrections. He was the state's executioner from 1982 to 1999 and administered the death penalty to 62 inmates, some by lethal injection and some by electrocution. For many years, even his own family did not know the truth about his job. …

Your experiences of antidepressants

Some said they were a lifesaver; others dismissed them as unremarkable; still others said they just made things worse.<p>When the Guardian asked readers of five European newspapers to share their experiences of antidepressants for our series, we were unsure what we'd get. More than 3,000 responses …

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John F Kennedy: 50th anniversary of a conspiracy theory | Chris French

At no point have more than 36% of Americans believed Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman. What is it about human psychology that makes conspiracy theories so appealing?<p>Fifty years ago today, President John F Kennedy, one of the most charismatic leaders of modern times, was gunned down by a …

Want to change the world? It won't happen via your mouse button

We're living in the age of "change" as an all-purpose concept. What do you want to change? Something. Anything. What matters is that a better world is just an e-petition away and all we have to do is say "Yes we can" and we will. Will what? I don't know – petition sites, enthusiastic high-street …

'Hutching up' – how London's housing crisis has young people at it like rabbits

When it came to young people falling in love and settling down, their elders used to think they were too impetuous to really know their own minds. Then, when young people began to take a little longer to do so, the elders started worrying about their biological clocks.<p>Fear not, though: in London, …

Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally

British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and preparations are made for a lifetime of tuition fee loan repayments and pension contributions. Most of the …

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The Only Books on JFK’s Assassination You Need to Read

Of the countless books written about JFK’s death 50 years ago, these are the only five that count—from the boiling hate pot of Dallas to definitive …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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