Society

Be careful: Some made-in-China toys can seriously harm your kids

children's toys can affect language learning according to new study
30 Apr 2016
From exploding hoverboards to cancer-causing children’s pyjamas, the EU has a who list of dangerous products for sale, most of them coming from China. Brussels said it had issued 2,072 alerts on unsafe products ranging from toys to...
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Muhammad Ali: Five things you never knew about the boxing legend

Boxing legend Muhammed Ali
29 Apr 2016
There's not much that hasn't been written about Muhammad Ali. A boxing legend who transcended his sport, the 74-year-old is known to many and will be forgotten by few. But there still remains an element of intrigue surrounding the...
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Why wooden skyscrapers are springing up across the world

CRG architects proposed a skyscraper made entirely of bamboo at the World Architecture Festival.
27 Apr 2016
At 1,000 feet tall, it will only be overshadowed in London by The Shard.   But unlike that tapering glass structure, this 80-story tower, if given the green light for construction, will be made of timber — making it London's...
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Dutch fountain runs on sunshine and air

Dutch fountain runs on sunshine and air
24 Apr 2016
A Dutch sculpture presented on Earth Day spouts water six meters high without using conventional water or power sources in what creators hope will inspire new ways to ease resource shortages in drought-prone climates.   The Solar...
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A strong bond between elderly people and their dogs boosts health

A Strong Bond Between Seniors And Their Dogs Boosts Health
 
22 Apr 2016
A new study by the University of Missouri has found that owning a dog can help improve the health of elderly people by creating important bonds between pet owners and their canine companions, leading to increased physical activity through...
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A guide to festival braids

Infinity Braid Combo | Cute Girls Hairstyles screenshot video
 
13 Apr 2016
As all music-lovers know, hair care takes something of a backseat during summer festivals. Long hours of sun exposure, energetic dancing and questionable showering facilities can certainly wreak havoc with your usual routine, but there is...
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Money for nothing: Keeping elite schools in line

09 Apr 2016
PART 2: In the first part of our 'Money for nothing' special feature, we reported on claims that private and international schools were obtaining money from parents under false pretenses, often accepting application fees for school...
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'My rights? What rights?' New study sheds light on women’s unpaid work in Egypt

09 Apr 2016
Illiterate, poor and concentrated in Egypt’s south — or Upper Egypt — they mostly work in small businesses or on agricultural land owned by their families. Egyptian women doing unpaid work of this sort constitute 46...
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Britain's Prince William and Kate head for taste of India

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
 
09 Apr 2016
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate will visit India on Sunday for a tour that will see them mix with glamorous Bollywood stars and children from the Mumbai slums. On their first official visit to the subcontinent, the royal...
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Can shopping bring happiness and, if so, when?

According to a new UK study money can buy you happiness, as long as you buy something that suits your personality 
09 Apr 2016
Spenders rejoice, it seems money can buy you happiness, as long as you buy something that suits your personality.   Conducted by researchers at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Psychology Department of Cambridge University, UK...
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