A well-meaning official manual for tourist industry workers, instructing them how to cater to the needs of foreigners during UK visits, has been accused of racially stereotyping the very people it aims to please.
UK men are in the grip of a ‘crisis of masculinity’ fueled by boozing and consumerism amid the financial crisis, warns one MP. Pornography and ‘hyper-masculinity’ are propagating a ‘Viagra and Jack Daniels’ culture and the normalization of misogyny.
Therapy patients could soon be carrying a mood analyzer around with them in their pocket if the latest smartphone application aimed at mental health patients kicks off. The new application is designed to create a mood-map of a day.
Searching for gold may not be such a hopeless thing to do, if you know where to look. Apparently a local prospector in Ballarat, Australia knew where to look, as he has found a gold nugget weighing 5.5 kilograms, worth up to half a million dollars.
Drinking has become a massive problem among Scottish women, the country’s government says. In fact it is so serious that local officials decided to launch a Drinking Mirror - a special mobile app designed to stop women from over-consuming alcohol.
The Christmas spirit is not what it used to be: the world’s toymakers are growing increasingly concerned that children are choosing electronics such as tablet PCs over traditional toys like dolls and board games.