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A Wife’s hillariously extra grocery list husband

Some people prefer to bring a detailed list when they go grocery shopping. Era Golwalkar’s husband Gaurav gets one with diagrams and bullet points. The couple, who live in Pune, India, takes turns grocery shopping every other week, Era told HuffPost. While she is a “foodie” who “lives to eat,” her husband doesn’t really prioritize food and “eats to live,” ... Read More »

Saudi ban on women driging to be lifted soon

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined. Praise for the move has been ... Read More »

Milan fashion meets global crises with lightness

Milan, Sep 22 (AP/UNB) — The Milan fashion world is responding to global crises with transparency and lightness. Designers are choosing diaphanous textiles to create airy looks, often layering sheer trench coats and anoraks over form-fitting knit dresses or jumpsuits for contrast. It’s about comfort, being nimble and joyous in times of uncertainty. Read More »

‘We are a world in pieces’ – UN chief

By António Guterres We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace. And I strongly believe that, together, we can build peace. We can restore trust and create a better world for all. I will focus today on seven threats and tests that stand in our way. For each, the dangers are all too clear. ... Read More »

Take kids to the supermarket for them to enjoy eating vegetables

As any parent will verify, coaxing a child into eating their greens is not a pleasant experience. But researchers now claim to have found the secret to getting them to eat vegetables… and enjoy them. It seems children who help choose the ingredients to make vegetable-based snacks are much more likely to eat them. It is estimated only about 16 ... Read More »

Ministerial meet in Italy to scale-up geothermal energy

Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. — Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development. Read More »

Rohingyas — Jihadists ?

By Chandra Muzaffar The Rohingyas — or at least some Rohingyas — are now being projected as terrorists, as “Jihadists” out to kill Myanmar soldiers and civilians. Myanmar leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi have spoken along these lines. This view of the Rohingyas is being propagated by the Myanmar government with greater zeal since a small armed group called ... Read More »

Instagram hack targets celebrities

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed “a number of” stars’ phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. The Facebook-owned social network has emailed verified members, usually prominent figures, to let them know. It said it believed “one or more” attackers had targeted high-profile stars to get their contact information. Read More »

Syria: Talks should address ‘Disappeared’- HRW

Create Independent Body to Investigate Missing Persons Beirut, August 30 – International backers of negotiations to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that any transitional process includes a robust independent body to investigate thousands of “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations designated August 30 as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise ... Read More »

Jordan abolishes law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution

By IPS World Desk Romw, Aug 22 (IPS) – In just three weeks time, two Arab countries adopted major steps to combat violence against women, with Jordan abolishing a law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, while Tunisia adopting its first national law to prevent gender-based violence and provide support to survivors. In the case of Jordan, ... Read More »

President mourns Razzak’s death

Dhaka – President Abdul Hamid on Monday expressed deep shock at the death of iconic film actor Abdur Razzak, popularly known as Nayak Raj Razzak.In a condolence message, Abdul Hamid said Razzak will ever be remembered for his outstanding contributions to the Bangla film industry. Read More »

Population aging hallmark of 21st century

While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging.The consequences of the population aging are reverberating across the globe. The evolving transitions to older populations are challenging the existing world order and impacting virtually ... Read More »

How safe is your makeup?

Have you ever wondered if your makeup is safe? It’s worth thinking about because surprisingly few of the ingredients have been properly tested. The safety of ingredients in cosmetics is an unknown quantity. It seems that many ingredients haven’t been tested and we don’t really know much about the effects of long-term accumulation of chemicals in the body. None of ... Read More »

Jordan makes strides toward inclusive green economy

By Safa Khasawneh Amman, Aug 10 (IPS) – Jordan may be one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, but it has high ambitions for inclusive green growth and sustainable development despite the fact that it lies in the heart of a region that has been long plagued with wars and other troubles, says the Director-General of the Global ... Read More »

Conservation agriculture sprouts in Cuban fields

By Ivet González Los Palacios, Cuba, Aug 10 (IPS) – At the entrance, the Tierra Brava farm looks like any other family farm in the rural municipality of Los Palacios, in the westernmost province of Cuba. But as you drive in, you see that the traditional furrows are not there and that freshly cut grass covers the soil. Read More »

Gender equality? It’s still a man’s world

By Anna Shen San Francisco, California, Aug 3 (IPS) – Gender inequality is the greatest moral and social issue of our time — and the world’s most critical economic challenge. If half of the global population cannot fulfil their human potential, the world’s economic growth will falter. Read More »

UK airlines warn of delays at EU airports

British Airways and Easyjet have sent text alerts to customers warning of delays at EU border controls. BA said it is asking travellers to arrive early as it is expecting longer queues due to “enhanced immigration checks” across Europe. The airline has already sent text messages to customers flying back from Lyon, Madrid, Barcelona and Milan. Ryanair is also advising ... Read More »

Gender pay gap in Europe

by Alexandra Scheele Though the two principles “equal pay for equal work” and “equal pay for work of equal value” have been legally fixed with the European Treaty of Rome 1957 as well as with the subsequent Equal Pay Directive 1975, the EU still shows – latest data from 2015 – an average (unadjusted) gender pay gap of 16.3%. That ... Read More »

‘Breakthrough’ mosquito trap uses human smell and heat

London – A mosquito trap that uses a person’s smell combined with warm water and a dark cylindrical shape could transform how the insects are caught in developing countries, say its creators. The trap, developed at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, collected many more mosquitoes than so-called human landing catches, where collectors gather mosquitoes from their own ... Read More »