- 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.
- ‘Selfie’ has been named ‘Word of the Year’ by the Oxford Dictionary, an award that underscores the notion that we’re fast becoming a wired-up, dumbed-down society of egomaniacs.
- 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.
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- Those afraid of staining their clothes should probably keep away from the Chilean city of Quillion as an estimated 7,000 people took to the streets for the annual tomato fight.
- 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.
- A Chinese woman has become the latest Internet fad after videos of the acrobatic grandmother pole-dancing scooped thousands of views.
- The winner of Montana state beauty pageant, who has been diagnosed with autism, has applied to take part in Miss America contest.
- 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.
- If Facebook and Twitter are not enough to show how cute and adorable your fluffy cat is, it’s time to check out Catmoji. Malaysian developers have launched a special social network for cat lovers.
- 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.
- The quick thinking of the handler has saved the lives of two Indian elephants that were stranded when their trailer caught fire in Siberia.