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Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost …

10 Invaluable Travel Apps That Will Revolutionise Your Holiday

They're even more important than your passport (maybe)<p>Good holidays require planning. ‘Exploring’ a new city is all well and good, but you'll wish you put in the prep when you're ducking and dodging selfie-sticks in a mazy tourist trap.<p>If you actually want to immerse yourself in foreign cultures, …

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Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

<b>Have you ever wanted to stop ruminating on something and just been unable to?</b><p>Scientists could have the secret. They have identified a chemical in the brain's "memory" region that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>The discovery may help explain why some people can't shift persistent intrusive …

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How the demand for sand is killing rivers

<b>You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a building boom, with little thought for what this means for the health of the river, and those who depend on it, as Harriet Constable found in Kenya.</b><p>Sand. The word conjures happy holiday memories: building …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

<b>A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.</b><p>Until now, Zika has been seen only as a global health threat - not a remedy.<p>But latest research shows the virus can selectively infect and …

606 pairs of empty shoes: the growing toll of suicide in New Zealand

Suicide is New Zealand’s silent epidemic. The country has the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world and some people want to talk about it<p>It has been just over a year since Georgia MacBeath died, when life support was turned off at the hospital where she was taken.<p>Georgia had been found …

The Accidental Whistle-Blower: How a Retired London Journalist Uncovered Massive Corruption Half a World Away

A week before she was to give a keynote address at an antifraud conference in Singapore, Clare Rewcastle Brown received an anonymous email. “Dear …

The shocking murder of Spain’s most flamboyant politician | Giles Tremlett

The brazen killing of Isabel Carrasco scandalised the nation. But when police began to investigate, they uncovered an even darker story of power, corruption and betrayal.<br>By Giles Tremlett<p>• Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian Supporter.<p>On 12 May 2014, just after 5.15pm, two well-dressed, …

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This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Is the Perfect Way to Start Your Day, Says Science

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire | Marc Parry

The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the ground for a legal case that has transformed our view of Britain’s past<p>Help us sue the British government for torture. That was the request Caroline Elkins, a Harvard …

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