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Man down: why do so many suffer depression in silence?

When Kevin Braddock hit rockbottom, he had every intention of killing himself. He recounts what happened next – and reveals why so few men ask for help<p>It was a Monday when Robin Williams killed himself three years ago – Monday 11 August 2014. His death was shocking even if in hindsight it shouldn’t …

Mental Health

This Is What It's Like To Find An Apartment In Japan When Your Parents Aren't Japanese

In Japan, landlords have the right to refuse anybody based on nationality and ethnicity.<p>Foreigners face rampant discrimination in Japan’s housing market, where landlords can legally reject prospective tenants on the basis of their citizenship and ethnicity.<p>My parents are both American and I’m a US …

Japan

Google Glass returns with its sights set on enterprise customers

One of Google’s wackiest experiments was Glass, an augmented-reality headset that brought contextual information right in front of your eyes.<p>The idea was a bit ahead of its time and its utility was poorly demonstrated to consumers. As such, it didn’t take off. In 2015, the program was spun off into …

Google Glass

Sikkim standoff: China rejects Bhutan's claim, says Doklam has historically been their territory - Firstpost

<b>Beijing:</b> Rejecting Bhutan's claims, China said on the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector has been a traditional pasture for Chinese cattle grazers over …

India

Singapore Dreams of Its Own J.P. Morgan

There are no new ideas in banking -- no equivalents of flying cars, or even 20-foot containers. The revolutionary thinking in finance is usually …

Real Estate

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the ride-sharing company he helped found in 2009 following a “shareholder revolt” led by some of Uber’s most prominent investors, the New York Times reports.<p>An Uber spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Kalanick has stepped down.<p>The report …

Silicon Valley

Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava?

Is your experience with volcanoes limited only to what you learn in school and the movies Volcano (1997) and Dante’s Peak (also 1997)? You think …

North Korea fires missile into Japanese waters

Japan’s government strongly protests to Pyongyang and condemns launch but says there were no reports of damage<p>North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said, as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.<p>The missile …

North Korea

World Bank report concludes Modi’s demonetisation had more pluses than minuses

Shock therapy can work, even in India, but not without leaving some burn marks. The World Bank’s latest India Development Update attempts to make …

Bad loans crisis: RBI to expand oversight committee, rating agencies role

Staying on course to resolve the bad loan problem plaguing the banking sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined the further steps it plans to …

Central Banks

Private sector defence role still untested

The new defence acquisitions policy cleared by the defence ministry on Saturday, with Cabinet approval expected to follow shortly, lays the ground …

Fun-Da-Mental

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From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market.<p>In New York, tourists are more …

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U.S. unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said.<p>President Donald Trump touted the bombing as …

Afghanistan

RBI surprises with reverse repo hike

From Margaret Thatcher to Theresa May (and the men in-between): the complicated relationship between Prime Ministers and fashion

“Any Prime Minister, particularly a woman Prime Minister, ought to give a boost to the [fashion] industry,” said Margaret Thatcher in a 1985 interview with British <i>Vogue</i>. “First of all it gives publicity: if people like the clothes you are wearing they might come and buy here.”<p>The duty for a PM — …

Fashion Industry

How Hermès created the world's most famous heritage brand

<i>From The Birkin to The Kelly, Hermès bags are so famous they need no introduction. So how does the Hermès heir and CEO Axel Dumas handle taking the heritage luxury brand into the modern world? Laura Craik finds out…</i><p>For someone who flew straight from LA to the launch party of his new store on …

Hermès
Immigration

Analysis: Uber reviews India leasing scheme as driver incomes drop - sources | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is rethinking its car leasing strategy in India, its second-biggest market, as drivers have returned dozens of leased cars early after the company cut incentives, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>Uber had planned to buy …

India

Vodafone, Idea in $23 billion deal to create new Indian telecom leader | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Britain’s Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular agreed on Monday to merge their Indian operations in a $23 billion deal, creating the country’s biggest telecoms business after the entry of a new rival sparked a brutal price war.<p>The combined entity would have almost 400 million …

Telecoms

Google Maps can now save your parking spot

<b>Update (April 26):</b> <i>The new option to save your parking location is now live on Android and iOS. It works the same on both platforms, except that if your iPhone is connected to your car using USB audio or bluetooth, your parking spot will be automatically added to the map when you disconnect and exit</i> …

'But what about the railways ...?' ​​The myth of Britain's gifts to India

Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?<p>Many modern apologists for British colonial rule in …

India

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In Syria: Six Years of War

For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.9 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries, and another six million remain displaced inside Syria’s borders. While Syrian government …

Middle East

ICICI Bank, SBI, StanChart top bank frauds list: RBI

ICICI Bank topped the list of banks that witnessed most number of frauds during April-December period of 2016 with state-owned SBI taking the second …

Stage set for July 1 rollout: GST Council caps cess on luxury goods at 15%

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If Dalí Knew How to Use a Computer, He Would’ve Made These GIFs

These mind-melting GIFs are surrealism for the digital age.<p>If Salvador Dalí was lucky enough to live in the age of the GIF, he might have made something like the cinematic dreams of Milos Rajkovic, a.k.a., Sholim. That is, if he could figure out how to use AfterEffects, anyway.<p>But this is the 21st …

Art

12 Men Who Absolutely Nailed Cold-Weather Style

Keep warm; stay cool.<p>Winter is coming, and much like these guys, you'll be needing a great coat. Whether you want to wear the hell out of a peacoat like Bob Dylan or rock Tom Hardy's flight jacket, here are 12 guys who know what to do when the temperature drops.

Men's Fashion