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Haggling Indians, rude Germans, intolerant Aussies: UK tourist manual accused of ethnic stereotyping
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.

07.01.2014 19:17

Pleasure principle: Our selfie-obsessed lifestyles twerking against us
‘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.

25.11.2013 11:43

‘Fight Club UK’: Economic crisis sparks ‘heartless’ culture in British males
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.

15.05.2013 08:42

Any hang-ups? New phone app logs mood from voice
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.

February 22, 2013 12:21

­Juicy war: Thousands take part in Chile's annual tomato fight (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
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.

18.02.2013 16:44

Gold rush: ­Man finds massive 5.5 kg gold nugget in Australia
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.

17.01.2013 18:08

Pole-dancing granny: Chinese woman aged 60 takes up hot sport (PHOTOS)
A Chinese woman has become the latest Internet fad after videos of the acrobatic grandmother pole-dancing scooped thousands of views.

16.01.2013 17:26

Autistic contestant in line for Miss America title
The winner of Montana state beauty pageant, who has been diagnosed with autism, has applied to take part in Miss America contest.

09.01.2013 16:38

Reflective boozing: Scotland launches ‘Drinking Mirror’ mobile app to curb women’s drinking
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.

09.01.2013 13:30

Meow! Malaysia launches social network for cats
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.

07.01.2013 18:23

Toy trouble: Toymakers fear Xmas sales drop as kids opt for high-tech gadgets
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.

24.12.2012 15:33

Vodka saves the life of two elephants in freezing Siberia
The quick thinking of the handler has saved the lives of two Indian elephants that were stranded when their trailer caught fire in Siberia.

17.12.2012 15:37

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