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Feminism: beaten by the burqa

Posted By Bernard Gaynor on Saturday, February 28, 2015 11:05 am | 15 comments<p>Elise Chapman is a woman. She’s also a Councillor at the City of …

Female Circumcision Is Becoming More Popular in Malaysia

In a recent study, 93 percent of Malaysian Muslim women admitted to being circumcised. We took a look at what's driving this painful boom.<p>I meet 19-year-old Syahiera Atika at the mall. She spends most Sundays prowling Kuala Lumpur's mega malls like other women her age, but as she eagerly points out …

Surprising secrets about flying

Not to make you all “There’s a man on the wing” paranoid, but there’s a lot that goes on aboard airplanes that we just don’t know about. In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying …

Flying

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

I Went to the Launch of the UK's Psychedelic Society

Last night, 500 people gathered in central London to hear the benefits of tripping balls.<p>​<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p>Britain's drug policy has caused quite a stir recently. Last week, the Home Office released its first evidence-based study on drug laws, only two months later than they …

Vietnam Has a 'Hangover'-Themed Bar (and a Binge-Drinking Problem)

In roughly 20 years Vietnam went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to a place where drinking until you puke is such a large part of the culture that many bars have "puke sinks" built into them.<p>There’s no word for “hangover” in Vietnamese, which is surprising given the country’s …

Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in …

This Man's 3-Year Plan: To Meet Up With Each of His 1,000-Plus Facebook Friends

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What proportion of your Facebook friends do you regularly talk to? Ten percent? When you're friends online, it's easy to forget to meet up in real life.<p>Realizing how many of his Facebook "friends" were far from close relationships …

13 Painfully Embarrassing Mistakes Made at Work

It's one thing to jam the copier your second day on the job. But falling asleep at your desk? That's just unforgivable.<p>At work, when every potential …

Esquire's Best Dressed Mobsters

<b>A mobster's life ain't all it's made out to be</b>, what with the rats, RICO laws, cops, and that little, last, nagging shred of your conscience that keeps telling you it wasn't cool to kill all those dudes just so you could hang out with a bunch of teamsters. But we'd be stool pigeons if we said a …

Men's Fashion

Noice Lets You Send Emoji With Sounds To Friends’ Phones

Yes, my friends, there is an app more annoying than Yo. If having your phone randomly shout “Yo!” at you (or “Hodor!,” if you preferred the spin-offs) drove you batty, wait until you get ahold of this: Noice, an app that lets you communicate using only emoji and sounds. Really!<p>OK, OK, I kid. Noice …

Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide

A Durham, North Carolina-based startup called Hostel Rocket wants to make it easier for travelers who prefer the low-cost accommodations provided by hostels to find available rooms, view photos, descriptions, reviews and schedule bookings from either the web or their mobile phones. Though the …

Student Pulls Epic Skydiving Stunt to Land Startup Internship of Her Dreams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How much would you risk to land the job of your dreams?<p>In an eye-popping video application for an internship with the Australian ecommerce startup Alphatise, one University of Sydney student sought to prove she possessed the brazen …

This 12-Year-Old CEO, Moziah Bridges, Runs a $150,000 Business | Inc.com

In the past three years, while his classmates were doing homework and playing sports, Moziah Bridges built himself a $150,000 business.<p>That's right--he started his business when he was 9 years old. Not yet a teenager, Bridges now has five staff members and has received a ton of media attention, …

Entrepreneurship

We Spoke to the Alaskan Reporter Who Quit Her Job on Live TV to Run a Weed Dispensary

She's leaving the fast-paced world of Alaskan TV news behind to fight for marijuana legalization in her home state.<p>Last night, after hosting a segment on the effort to legalize weed in Alaska, local KTVA news anchor Charlo Greene quit her job in true “fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool” fashion. …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

They look like giant cosmetic wipes. But really they are powerful devices that can slowly clean whole ponds and reduce river pollution.<p>To look at Mark Owen’s LilyPad water purifiers, you wouldn’t think they could do very much. They look like giant cosmetic wipes–the sort of thing you clean make-up …

Nanotech

5 startups that could radically transform the world around us

Some startups are useful, some are beautiful, and some are pointless – I’m looking at you, Yo!<p>Then, there are some design ideas that have the potential to radically change our futures. These are creations that 15 years ago you wouldn’t have dreamed possible.<p>At the Victoria & Albert Museum this week …

Real Life Story of Friends Who Discovered a Beautiful Message in a Bottle

These days, finding a message in a bottle seems like something out of a storybook. But this heartwarming tale is a real life experience that took place just recently along the shores of California. While some friends were fishing, they came upon a glass bottle that had washed up on the sand. Upon …

Short Stories

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Some Genius in LA Is Selling Weed Pizzas

The worst thing about pot pizza is how much you want to eat more pizza once you're stoned. Other than that, it's pretty fucking great.<p>Weed and pizza, man. Two great tastes that taste great together. Both symbiotically improve the other, so why has it taken this long to combine them? That is, at …

There's a Social Network That Costs $9,000 to Join

James Touchi-Peters, the former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic, started a social network for wealthy socialites. Membership costs $9,000, plus an annual fee of $3,000.<p>If there’s one thing rich people love more than having money, it’s talking about money with other people who also have …

Australia's Prime Minister Surprised Australia by Backing Medicinal Marijuana

Tony Abbott is being reasonable. Let's not break out the Nobel Prize just yet.<p>Chances are you don’t listen to conservative Sydney radio host Alan Jones, because you’re reading this, and the cross-section of people who enjoy both Jones and VICE can be found cackling in the basement of my apartment …

Finally, There's a Way to Turn Your Dead Pets into Energy

As stated on their website they specialize in “the innovative and sustainable processing of particular organic waste and animal by-products.” In other words, they recycle dead animals.<p><i>This cute kitten can generate enough energy to keep a 11 Watt light bulb on for about 56 hours. Image via …