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10 culturally suspect fashions

The debate around cultural appropriation is hot. We look at 10 instances of borrowing from another culture in the name of…

Creeky the world's oldest clown dies, aged 98
Creeky the world's oldest clown dies, aged 98

Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died…

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Is your dog an optimist or a pessimist?

New research, which measures the positive and negative emotional states in dogs, shows that man’s best friend can now be…

Is NZ the best country to grow old in?
Is NZ the best country to grow old in?

New Zealand rates highly in a global list of the best countries in the world to grow old in, ranking above both Australia…

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The app that gives sex consent
The app that gives sex consent

A new app, dubbed Good2Go, allows users to give "affirmative consent" prior to sexual activity. But…

Mrs Clooney: Fast fashion icon

Amal Alamuddin, the new Mrs Clooney, flew the flag for British fashion by wearing Stella McCartney for her civil wedding…

Kate 'is too thin' - Feminist

Germaine Greer says the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to Prince George last July, is "too thin" and shouldn't have…

Smokers join Stoptober campaign

Hundreds of smokers have joined a Stoptober campaign to give up the habit, and many more will try to quit on their own -…

Five life-changing books
Five life-changing books

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Royal baby could be named after Diana

Almost a month after it was revealed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a second child, some punters are placing…

Good sex is for oldies too

A longitudinal study from earlier this year challenges the idea that sex is only for young people, as well as raising questions…

Deep-fried Mars' stroke danger

It has been hailed as Scotland's most unhealthy snack, dripping with sugar and covered in fat. And now doctors have warned…

Rosemary Overell: Vogue has cultural theft angle covered

Miranda Kerr sparked controversy last week when she appeared in Japanese Vogue dressed in a kimono.

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All you need to know about oil

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