How Jihan became a divorced woman before she was even married
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How Jihan became a divorced woman before she was even married

Jihan felt considerable anxiety on her way to meeting the sheikh. She was taken aback by his first request: he wanted each of them to tell him the pros and cons of their relationship. Jihan took a deep breath and tried to convince herself that it was the sheikh’s way of seeing things from all […]

Implant could give an early warning of most deadly cancers
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Implant could give an early warning of most deadly cancers

Professor Martin Fussenegger, of ETH Zurich, said the implant could be available within a decade. “People generally go to the doctor only when the tumour begins to cause problems. Unfortunately, by that point it is often too late. Early detection increases the chance of survival significantly. An implant carrier should see a doctor for further […]

My mother-in-law is always at my house
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My mother-in-law is always at my house

My mother-in-law is always at our house. I know she’s lonely but I wish my husband would tell her that we need some time just “as a family”. Remember, there is no such thing as the “perfect family”. Photo: Stocksy Dutiful Daughter-in-law, this is a tricky situation. I understand you wanting to have time with […]

What are the chances of your being sucked out a plane window?
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What are the chances of your being sucked out a plane window?

Investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board Questions still surround the tragic incident on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, the first fatal US airline accident since 2009. What went wrong? Were safety regulations breached and could this happen to any plane at any moment? Full answers […]

Did Meghan Markle just help save Oroton?
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Did Meghan Markle just help save Oroton?

Mr Vicars would be a happy man this morning after seeing Markle sporting Oroton’s Avalon bag, although the bad news for shoppers is the $295 bag has sold out online. It is still available in red, or in a tan and navy stripe, which is reduced to $145. The Oroton bag has sold out online. […]

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections
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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Facebook Wednesday announced changes to how it asks users for permission to collect their personal information, in order to comply with strict new European privacy rules. But critics say Facebook’s new offerings seem designed to encourage users to make few changes and share as much information as possible. The European rules, called the General Data […]

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Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide

More than a decade after the first iPhone was released, it suddenly dawned on us that we could be addicted to our smartphones. We’d certainly developed quite the habit: Almost 50 percent of people say they couldn’t live without their phones, which we check every 12 minutes and touch an average of 2,600 times a […]

Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, April 19
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Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, April 19

Your usual feeling of being grounded and centered evaporates on the wind today, replaced by a sense of restlessness. You might even feel a bit nervous, even if there’s nothing particularly anxiety-provoking going on. One thing is certain: Your usual routine holds no appeal. It’s time to switch things up, even if just for a […]

Gorman will design clothes for dogs, but not plus size women
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Gorman will design clothes for dogs, but not plus size women

They use models of colour on their website! (That is true, but those models must still be tall, thin, and exceptionally attractive. And remember the time they used a photo of one of the employees at their factory in China in response to people’s concerns about the ethics of their manufacturing process? Yeesh.) They’re supporting Guide […]

Mood and personality disorders can be confused: here’s an explainer
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Mood and personality disorders can be confused: here’s an explainer

“Multiple personality disorder” or “split personality disorder” are colloquial terms for dissociative identity disorder. Despite being colloquially named a personality disorder, it’s actually a dissociative disorder. A personality disorder is a long-term way of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of culture. Whereas in dissociative identity disorder, at least two alternate personalities […]