France's bearded feminists

Colette Coffin unzipped her handbag and pulled out a small piece of artificial fur. "This is my speaking beard," she exp...

Folding cars solve urban transport

Motorists must be a determined bunch. Crowded roads, jam-packed parking lots, and rising fuel prices _ not to mention...

How to end the Age of Inattention

Today's signature move is the head swivel. It is the age of look-then-look-away. Our average attention span halved in a ...

Developing a formula for unruly hair

She was determined to find a better way to take care of her frizzy strands of hair without having to straighten them, a ...

Digital time wasting new divide

As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from m...

Barack Obama makes up his mind on gay marriage

Strangely enough, Mr Obama reached his decision within days of Joe Biden, the vice-president, saying that for his own pa...

Should millionaires really pay more?

The fight over raising levies on the wealthy, a theme of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests, is about more than money....

Hispanic education in crisis

Hispanics make up the fastest growing segment of the American population, but are lagging when it comes to education....

Higher education bubble has popped

Traditionally, Americans have firmly believed in two core investments: college and home ownership. Then the housing b...

'Heterosexual pride day' in S__o Paulo?

Proponents of a straight pride parade say that it is needed to shore up Brazil's eroding 'morals.'

Brazil alre...

Mexican opinion of US dwindles

Georgia's legislature passed a bill Thursday night giving law enforcement broader authority to verify immigrant statu...

Adultery not illegal in Mexico. Who knew it was?

The most surprising thing about Mexico's decision this week to decriminalize adultery was that the practice actually ...

Americans eye opportunities in

Todd Harkin had never been to Brazil before deciding to move there permanently. He worked for 16 years as a chef for ...

Cuba-US conflict backdrop to trial

More than 50 years of conflict between Cuba and the United States, and in particular Washington's consistent support ...

Leaks: Raw US diplomacy

A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provide...

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