Sophie Maggs Lawes

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Half of all mothers experience workplace discrimination, report finds

Half of all Australian working mothers say they have experienced discrimination by employers, a groundbreaking report has found.<p>In a survey of 2000 …

Human Rights

Elliott Erwitt's wonderful world of Scotland - in pictures

One of the most influential photographers in the world has turned his lens on Scotland – its highlands, islands and lowlands. From shepherds to shooters to pipers queuing for chips, his images are a snapshot of a land caught between past and present

'Regular Women' In Lingerie Remind Us What Imperfect, Un-Photoshopped Bodies Look Like

The world of plus-size modeling has grown seemingly overnight, with gorgeous faces like Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn modeling for more covers and ad campaigns than ever.<p>But even plus-size models are still <i>models</i>, leaving some women wanting for even more diverse body imagery to look up to. According to …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

The world's first selfie – revealed

Selfie-mania knows no bounds. After the Oxford Dictionaries recently named it the word of the year, the "world's first selfie" has been found. The photo? A horrible close-up of someone's chin and mouth.<p>I have no idea if this picture is a genuine original or a joke; the whole selfie craze is beyond …

6 Buildings That Look Like Vaginas

Yesterday, Zaha Hadid released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup Stadium. Everyone freaked out because it looks like a vagina. What other architects have defied the phallic building norm?<p>Zaha Hadid sent shockwaves over the Internet yesterday when she released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup …

Architecture

8 Natural Ways to Feel More Energized

For when you’d rather not reach for a cup of coffee<p>FACT: 56 percent of women rely on coffee to rise and shine in the morning, according to a 1,008-person poll sponsored by the natural products company ChromaDex. Not super surprising considering modern women are so exhausted, but you don’t have to …

L'actu mode de la semaine du 11/11/13

MODE LA REVUE DE LA MODE<p><b>Le défilé Victoria's Secret 2013, le Pari(s) merveilleux de l'UNICEF, les 10 ans de Y-3 à l'honneur dans un livre...Toutes</b> …

Lily Allen Has the Final Word on Miley Cyrus-Robin Thicke-Twerk-Gate

Since Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke teamed up at the VMAs to become this year's biggest pop culture controversy, we've been subjected to an endless stream of opinions from journalists and celebrities alike: Is Miley Cyrus being exploited by the music industry? Are we allowed to suggest that she …

6 Most Overlooked Relationship Killers

If you ask the average person what breaks relationships apart, he or she might say money, lying or cheating. And that is true. But like death by a thousand paper cuts, there are even more insidious everyday habits that kill relationships too.<p>For nearly three decades, I've had a front-row seat to …

Dubai Pardons Rape Victim

Amanda Knox case: new DNA test casts doubt over murder weapon

New testing of DNA found on knife believed to have been used in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher casts fresh doubt over whether it was the murder weapon<p>New testing of traces of DNA on the kitchen knife allegedly used to kill Meredith Kercher shows that it belonged to Amanda Knox …

Iranian who survived execution will be spared second hanging, says minister

The Iranian prisoner who survived his execution and revived in the morgue having been pronounced dead, will not be hanged for a second time, Iran's justice minister has said.<p>The minister, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, said in Tehran on Tuesday night that the 37-year-old, who is now on life support, will …

Should the NHS listen to clinical negligence lawyers?

The widely publicised NAO report highlighted the NHS maternity budget spent on negligence cover. Once again an easy narrative will be to portray claimant-representing clinical negligence lawyers, such as myself, as the villains of the piece.<p>I recently spoke at the Faculty of Medical Leadership and …

Pope Francis: corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea

Pope Francis gives fire-and-brimstone sermon, saying the corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea<p>Pope Francis has delivered a fiery sermon against corruption, quoting a passage from the Bible in which Jesus said some sinners deserve to be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea.<p>In …

Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says

The situation for women has worsened in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, while Iraqi women now suffer greater violence and discrimination than under Saddam Hussein<p>Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to a poll of gender experts which found high levels of sexual …

6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health

When is the last time you wrote something? <i>Really</i> wrote something, putting pen to paper, and not just typing away an email or report on a computer or smartphone. If it's been awhile, you might want to consider getting back into the practice -- writing (whether it be expressive writing, like you …

Making Decisions Together (When You Don’t Agree on What’s Important)

Most strategic initiatives are run by teams whose members are drawn from around the company — from different functions, different business units, sometimes different countries. When it’s time to make decisions, these teams often run into trouble because individual members’ interests aren’t …

Can Eating Chocolate Melt Belly Bulge?

Counterintuitive, right? The study results are actually similar to those of a 2012 study that found adults who indulge in chocolate two times a week have lower BMIs, on average, than chocolate abstainers. Researchers in the new study didn't speculate as to why chocolate eaters had slimmer …

Baby steps to saving lives

<b>Each year, one in 10 babies around the world will be born prematurely and over a million of those will die. But could measuring the size of a baby's feet help save lives?</b><p>In the final weeks of pregnancy, the idea of going into early labour might not seem like such a bad thing.<p>But giving birth …

Does CrossFit Cause Injuries?

The fitness trend is blowing up—and diehards' muscles may be blowing out<p>As CrossFit continues to explode—there are now more than 7,000 CrossFit gyms worldwide—another industry is booming, too. Over the past two years, chiropractors have seen a significant leap in the number of patients with …

When Caregivers Are Abusers: Calif. Complaints Go Unanswered

Nurse assistants and home health aides provide intimate care, bathing, feeding and dressing the elderly, disabled or ill. So what happens when an abusive caregiver hurts a patient?<p>Public health regulators in California have been letting many complaints sit for years — even when they involve severe …

The Healthy Tea You Haven’t Heard Of

You'll love this tasty, good-for-you concoction<p>Step aside, green tea—there’s another herbal drink that’s getting major hype lately. <i>Kombucha!: The Amazing Probiotic Tea that Cleanses, Heals, Energizes, and Detoxifies</i> hits shelves tomorrow. Haven’t heard of the drink? Kombucha is a bubbly fermented …

Chocolate-Eating Teens Have Less Total, Abdominal Fat: Study

Go ahead, indulge.<p>Teens who eat a lot of chocolate tend to have lower levels of total and abdominal fat, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition.<p>The findings are based on data from 1,458 youths ages 12 to 17, who were part of the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence …

9 Ways to Love Yourself

The focus of my work is helping people to stop abandoning themselves and learn to love themselves. One of most common statements I hear from my clients, as well as from my workshop and intensive participants and from members of my website, is, "I don't know how to love myself."<p>Of course they don't …

7 Weird Facts About Sports Bras

Consider this an ode to your trusty workout buddy<p>Lets just stop and take a moment to appreciate the sports bra. For starters, your workout would be pretty painful—not to mention slightly inappropriate—without it. So we were pumped to learn a little more about the history of boulder holders from a …

How A California Law To Encourage Vaccination Could Backfire

California has a new law that's supposed to get more of the state's children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and other infectious diseases.<p>But the law has taken a strange turn on its way to being put into action, one that may instead make it easier for parents to exempt their children …

'I Signed Up To Donate My Eggs—Here's What It Was Like'

A lot happens before you're even picked to donate.<p>This past summer, I saw an ad on the train for a nearby hospital, specifically for egg donation at their reproductive medicine unit. I had considered donating in the past, but never gave it serious thought. Around the same time I saw that ad, I was …

Pregnancy

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, which will appear in the …