• Mapped: The world's most (and least) free countries
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    Mapped: The world's most (and least) free countries

    Mapped: The world's most (and least) free countries

  • Duchess of Cambridge launches new mental health website for schools
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    Duchess of Cambridge launches new mental health website for schools

    The new website is the latest initiative from the Heads Together campaign.

  • Carlisle airport to re-open for scheduled passenger flights for first time in a quarter-century
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    Carlisle airport to re-open for scheduled passenger flights for first time in a quarter-century

    Travellers to the Lake District and south-west Scotland will get a new option from the summer when Carlisle airport re-opens for scheduled passenger traffic. Flights to and from “Carlisle Lake District Airport,” as it is officially known, will begin on 3 June. It last had a scheduled service in 1993.

  • Is it safe to visit Jamaica – and which Caribbean islands have the worst crime rates?
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    Is it safe to visit Jamaica – and which Caribbean islands have the worst crime rates?

    Is it safe to visit Jamaica – and which Caribbean islands have the worst crime rates?

  • The 10 best wet shave razors for men
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    The 10 best wet shave razors for men

    The 10 best wet shave razors for men

  • Tunisia holidays: Why tourists should look beyond the beach and discover its ancient Roman heritage
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    Tunisia holidays: Why tourists should look beyond the beach and discover its ancient Roman heritage

    “Carthago delenda est” – or, “Carthage must be destroyed” – was a favourite phrase of Roman orator Cato the Elder. Today, Tunisia is again reeling in the wake of violence, namely 2015’s two terrorist outrages, in the Bardo Museum and on the beach at Sousse. In a way, though, the holiday world’s abandonment of Tunisia’s beaches has allowed the spotlight to fall on the ancient heritage of a country too long hidden behind sun-loungers and all-you-can-eat buffets.

  • Help, I Can't Decide Who To Root For For Best Supporting Actress
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    Help, I Can't Decide Who To Root For For Best Supporting Actress

    Photo: Merrick Morton/Courtesy of A24.

  • Charing Cross station closed: Gas leak causes morning rush hour chaos
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    Charing Cross station closed: Gas leak causes morning rush hour chaos

    The key London railway terminus is at the centre of an exclusion zone established after a gas main ruptured in the Strand. Southeastern, the train operator, said: “Emergency services are dealing with an incident near London Charing Cross. “The utility company are working to stop the leak, but the fire brigade have put an exclusion zone in place which includes the railway station.

  • Throw Away Your Contour, Blusher Is Back
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    Throw Away Your Contour, Blusher Is Back

    "This hasn't come from the usual trending food chain," Cult Beauty founder Alexia Inge explains, "the sudden lust for blush has come from the wellness boom that's taken over." Does that mean that the heavy coverage typical of 'Instagram makeup' is on its way out? Alongside the healthy glow that comes from an outdoorsy lifestyle, the return of the '80s across both fashion and beauty could also be the reason behind the new blush. Chanel's models had clashing blue eyeshadow above their peachy cheeks, and Pat McGrath gave the girls at Valentino a whirl of flush from brow to cheekbone.

  • Forget Mad Men, Here's How To Wear A Pencil Skirt In 2018
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    Forget Mad Men, Here's How To Wear A Pencil Skirt In 2018

    If the idea of a pencil skirt conjures up images of flight attendants or ‘60s office workers à la Mad Men, it’s time to reconsider. The first pencil skirt as we know it was designed in 1954 by Christian Dior and presented in his H-Line collection, which deviated from the fuller skirts and nipped-in waists of his New Look. Marilyn Monroe made the style a feature of her everyday wardrobe after costume designer Orry-Kerry put her in a beaded tassel dress with a pencil skirt for 1959’s Some Like It Hot.

  • Explaining My They Pronoun To My Parents
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    Explaining My They Pronoun To My Parents

    “We’ll try really hard, but we might get it wrong.” Last week, my parents arrived in London to watch my drag show. I’ve been out of the closet as a homosexual and as a drag queen for 14 and seven years respectively, and my parents, even though it took some time, have become incredibly well versed and engaged in what it means for me and my friends to be queer.

  • The workplace fable of the Dithering CEO and the Unfair Decision
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    The workplace fable of the Dithering CEO and the Unfair Decision

    The workplace fable of the Dithering CEO and the Unfair Decision

  • Amena Khan Steps Down From Her L'Oréal Campaign Following Backlash
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    Amena Khan Steps Down From Her L'Oréal Campaign Following Backlash

    Update: Just days after being announced as the first woman to wear a hijab in a major hair campaign, UK-based beauty blogger Amena Khan is stepping down from her role with L'Oréal Paris after public backlash over tweets she wrote in 2014, which were said to have expressed "anti-Israel" views, according to BBC. “I deeply regret the content of the tweets I made in 2014, and sincerely apologise for the upset and hurt that they have caused," Khan wrote in an Instagram post earlier today. A representative from L'Oréal told BBC, "We appreciate that Amena has since apologised for the content of these tweets and the offence they have caused.

  • Hollywood’s Millennials Are Proof That We’re All Going To Be Fine
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    Hollywood’s Millennials Are Proof That We’re All Going To Be Fine

    It's always a treat to hear what comes out of Frances McDormand's mouth when she gets up on stage, which is why this awards season has been particularly delightful. The actress nabbed two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Critic's Choice award, and a Golden Globe for her work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — or, Missoura, as McDormand kept saying during Sunday night's SAG ceremony. Let's. Because this brings up something I've been thinking about these past few months as Hollywood folded in on itself under the weight of allegation after allegation of sexual misconduct and assault.

  • Jennifer Lawrence Does Not Deserve This Brutal Shade Over Her Controversial Movie Mother!
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    Jennifer Lawrence Does Not Deserve This Brutal Shade Over Her Controversial Movie Mother!

    There's little question that Jennifer Lawrence has acting chops — one only needs to look at the 27-year-old's four Oscar nominations to understand that. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Lawrence was nominated for a Razzie for 2017's mother!. Also known as "The Golden Raspberry Awards," the Razzies celebrate the worst things in cinema. This year, Lawrence was labeled one of them — but was that really the case?

  • Germaine Greer says women 'spread legs' for Weinstein movie roles
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    Germaine Greer says women 'spread legs' for Weinstein movie roles

    The 78-year-old spoke out about her distaste for the #MeToo movement, railing at actresses who say Harvey Weinstein assaulted them. "If you spread your legs because he said 'be nice to me and I'll give you a job in a movie' then I'm afraid that's tantamount to consent, and it's too late now to start whingeing about that," Greer explained, before being honoured as Australian of the Year. Greer went onto speak against the #MeToo campaign more broadly, saying that she wanted women to react "immediately" to sexual harassment against their attackers.

  • Chris Grayling grilled over rail electrification programme as delays lead to soaring costs
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    Chris Grayling grilled over rail electrification programme as delays lead to soaring costs

    The beleaguered Transport Secretary was talking about the lamentable delays and cost overruns for electrification of the Great Western Railway. The Transport Secretary had been summoned to explain himself about a sudden change of track on electrification. “There are a lot of communities right around the country that feel very aggrieved by the decision you have taken,” said Labour’s Luke Pollard.

  • Exclusive: Meet Dakota Fanning's Badass Alienist Character
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    Exclusive: Meet Dakota Fanning's Badass Alienist Character

    When you first hear about the new Netflix series The Alienist, an 1890s serial killer mystery filled with serious men with serious grimaces, it’s easy to assume there will be no women to be found in the period drama. For proof of this simple fact, you need to look no further than leading lady Sara Howard (a tensely perfect Dakota Fanning). Sara is the third prong in our serial killer-catching brigade — rounded out by psychologist Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) — and has absolutely no time to suffer fools.

  • 3 Tech Skills You Should Learn, Even If You're Not Pursuing A Career In Tech
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    3 Tech Skills You Should Learn, Even If You're Not Pursuing A Career In Tech

    When people ask me why I like covering tech, the answer is easy: It gives me the flexibility to cover everything. Nowadays, there's no field — not beauty, or art, or music — that isn't impacted by tech in some major way.

  • Spending more time in nature can give you a positive body image, study claims
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    Spending more time in nature can give you a positive body image, study claims

    Enjoying some fresh air once in a while can do a whole lot of good for your health and mental state. If you’re struggling with body confidence issues, going for a brisk walk in the park could help you boost your self-esteem. In a recent study published in the journal Body Image, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, Perdana University and University College London explored the effect that exposure to nature has on people with body insecurities.

  • Avalanche risk at highest as worst weather in 19 years batters Alps
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    Avalanche risk at highest as worst weather in 19 years batters Alps

    Avalanche risk at highest as worst weather in 19 years batters Alps

  • Will Hollywood Actually Become Safer For Women? The SAGs Hope So
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    Will Hollywood Actually Become Safer For Women? The SAGs Hope So

    Award shows have the important role this year of acting as platforms for conversations around Hollywood's problem with sexual misconduct. The Golden Globes saw the debut of Time's Up, a movement and legal fund for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, observed by actors and actresses wearing all black. Now, the Screen Actors Guild Awards provided the opportunity for presenters Brie Larson and Lupita Nyong'o to publicly announce the news that SAG-AFTRA is working on a new code of conduct in an effort to stop anyone from ever having to say #MeToo again.

  • The truth about aircraft stowaways – could you survive in the cargo hold of a plane?
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    The truth about aircraft stowaways – could you survive in the cargo hold of a plane?

    The truth about aircraft stowaways – could you survive in the cargo hold of a plane?