7 reasons why sitting more in a squat and less in a chair improves your health

7 reasons why sitting more in a squat and less in a chair improves your health

One of the first things that surprised me upon arriving in India was the ease with which people did their daily activities sitting on their haunches. Especially outside the big cities, people cook, bathe, talk, wait and even rest in this position. This form of squatting, however, is peculiar. Most people do it...

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The story behind the dramatic photo of the migrant who almost drowned in the Mediterranean

The story behind the dramatic photo of the migrant who almost drowned in the Mediterranean

When the crew of Sea-Watch 3 received a call for help from an inflatable boat near the coast of Libya, Italian photographer Alessio Paduano was there to register the event. “It was about 11:30 and we were 30 miles from the coast of Tripoli, that is, in international waters.” After...

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Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Trump’s victory a year ago showed that an incompetent politician can become president by appealing to the most basic instincts of voters. However, he could only be a harbinger of things to come. Even after saying and writing the name of Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his...

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From Rights of Equality to Rights to Work – Let’s Discuss the Rights of Women in Islam

From Rights of Equality to Rights to Work – Let’s Discuss the Rights of Women in Islam

There is no doubt about the fact that the Quranic revelation was a true revolution in the way of life of the Bedouin Arabs of Arabia and especially in the new conception that the Qur’an had of the woman. This Arab woman who was living in the worst conditions, without any...

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4 scientists explain how poverty can affect our brain

4 scientists explain how poverty can affect our brain

What price does our brains charge poverty? Children from more disadvantaged backgrounds generally perform worse in school. This may be due to poor nutrition, stress due to the family environment in which they live or the lack of attention they receive from their parents, among other factors. But an increasing...

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Yakeen Ka Safar Ends and it left us feeling like emotional potatoes!

Yakeen Ka Safar Ends and it left us feeling like emotional potatoes!

SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE LAST EPISODE OF YAKEEN KA SAFAR TURN AWAY AS: Now that you have been warned, let’s talk business! The moment entire Pakistani nation has been waiting and dreading for finally arrived yesterday when Hum Tv Serial Yakeen ka Safar aired its last...

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What is right age to have children? Breaking Myths and Stereotypes

What is right age to have children? Breaking Myths and Stereotypes

There is no doubt among scientists that natural fertility decreases progressively throughout life. But despite the warnings of the experts, in western societies the birth rate is increasingly delayed, in the case of women until the middle or the end of the thirties, precisely when fertility decreases more rapidly. In...

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Savitri Devi, the fascist mystic who admired Hitler and is being resurrected by the resurgence of the extreme right

Savitri Devi, the fascist mystic who admired Hitler and is being resurrected by the resurgence of the extreme right

In 2012, while browsing the website of the ultranationalist party Greek Golden Dawn for a story, I stumbled upon the photo of a woman wrapped in a blue silk sari looking at a bust of Hitler, superimposed against a dramatic sunset. What was this Hindu-looking woman doing on the page...

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