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It’s confirmed – men are mesmerised by high heels. Except me, that is

I cannot understand why these instruments of torture are so irresistible to straight men. Give me a woman in DMs any day<p>After well over half a lifetime studying, contemplating and documenting the vagaries of human behaviour and psychology, I must issue a confession. There is one significant trait …

Hate Flying? It's Your Fault

I hardly need to tell you that flying these days is a miserable experience. In fact, it's so miserable that it's tempting to suspect that the …

I thought having a baby when I was 'ready' would be easy. I was wrong

I’ve tried yoga, meditation and pills to grapple with infertility. The biggest challenge is feeling betrayed by my own body<p>After spending most of my younger life, particularly my 20s, drunkenly barhopping and blissfully kissing my way through Manhattan, I thought I would easily be able to conceive …

Pregnancy

Climbers didn't 'conquer' Yosemite

<i>Editor's note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and creator of CNN's</i> <i>Change the List</i> <i>project. Follow him on</i> <i>Twitter</i>, Facebook <i>or</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>. Email him at</i> <i>ctl@cnn.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Like anyone with an Instagram account, I've …

Climbing

To improve schools, let teachers take over

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk.<p>Unless the teacher is particularly inspiring, half of the students are zoning out. This isn't just a problem for teachers, half of whom leave the profession within their first …

Obama's War on Homemakers

Democrats have a knack for stumbling into trouble with mothers who aren't in the paid labor force.<p>In the late 1990s, Senator Chris Dodd said that …

Moore wrong on 'American Sniper'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Americans, we are fortunate to have the right to speak our minds. Filmmaker Michael Moore did just that with his attack on the use of military snipers in warfare just before the release of the Oscar-nominated and devastating war/anti-war movie "American Sniper," directed by Clint …

For a humane society, we must never forget

It's the site of horror. Auschwitz, the largest German concentration and extermination camp, is a symbol of Nazi delusions. A visit to the …

World History

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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8 Unusual Uses For Bananas

Nothing ticks me off more than having to trash bananas that I bought four days earlier. I love the tropical fruit just as much as Baby Bop, but I shouldn't have to force feed myself bananas before they become overripe. But it turns out the old yellow fruit can be made new in the form of homemade …