“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“Child pornography, graphic violence … you have to be prepared to see anything”: the experience of a Facebook moderator

“It’s mostly pornography,” says Sarah Katz, recalling the eight months she worked as a Facebook moderator. “The agency was very direct about what kind of content we would see and how graphic it was, so we knew what we were facing,” she clarifies. Katz refers to the agency of human...

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“Cuter than all the other girls”: Ilay Dyagilev, the man who reached the final of a women’s beauty contest

“Cuter than all the other girls”: Ilay Dyagilev, the man who reached the final of a women’s beauty contest

A male model from Kazakhstan managed to reach the final of a women’s beauty contest held over the internet. Ilay Dyagilev, 22, enrolled in Virtual Miss Kazakhstan with the name of Arina Aliyeva and eventually won more than 2,000 votes. This led her to be crowned as the virtual queen of Shymkent,...

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The “Beauty Team” – Korea’s attempt to win the hearts by showing pretty faces as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics cheerleaders

The “Beauty Team” – Korea’s attempt to win the hearts by showing pretty faces as Pyeongchang Winter Olympics cheerleaders

North Korea will be at the Winter Olympics to be held in its southern neighbor. And he will do it with athletes, artists, officials, fans, reporters … and his exclusive team of cheerleaders. Pyongyang announced on Tuesday during the historic thaw meeting held by both Koreas, after a year marked by tensions and...

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The mysteries that hide the moment before falling asleep

The mysteries that hide the moment before falling asleep

How do you fall asleep? It happens to us every night, but it’s still a deeply mysterious process. A group of international researchers from the University of Cambridge is trying to discover what happens in that moment of drowsiness , as we go through the transition from being awake to asleep. For that,...

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3 paradoxes that make mathematicians and philosophers lose sleep

3 paradoxes that make mathematicians and philosophers lose sleep

This sentence is false. This is one of the most popular and illustrative paradoxes: if it is really false, what the sentence enunciates is true, but if the falsehood enunciated is real, the sentence can not be false. Paradox comes from the words in Latin and Greek that mean ‘the opposite...

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Psychology and Good Life: the most popular course in the history of Yale University teaches how to be happy

Psychology and Good Life: the most popular course in the history of Yale University teaches how to be happy

One in four students at the prestigious Yale University enrolled this month in a new course called Psychology and Good Living, and teaches nothing less than how to be happy. “The main objective of the course is for students to learn the science of happiness and put that science into...

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Are night shifts slowly killing me?

Are night shifts slowly killing me?

It’s been years since I got up in the middle of the night to go to work. It’s the price I have to pay, albeit with pleasure, for presenting Today, a prestigious news program on BBC Radio 4. But I’ve always wondered if there will be a long-term cost. Could it be...

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The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

The unsuspected advantages of stress and the accelerated pace at work

Have you ever felt that your life goes on in a continuous “fast forward”, accelerating and moving away from you? It is not your imagination. We are surrounded by signs that tell us each day that the pace of our life is increasing . The office is the place where this feeling is...

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Why women are tougher than men

Why women are tougher than men

Women live longer than men in almost all modern populations. That is a fact. But scientists still can not explain very well why. Some studies have tried to investigate the biological origins of that advantage. Others have highlighted the importance of social factors. Now, research from the Danish university Southern University has...

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How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

Forty years ago, China restored an important entrance exam to the university after an interval of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people took the exam in hopes of securing a place at the university. Yuwen Wu...

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What do people who live 100 years have in common? (and they are not healthy diet and exercise)

What do people who live 100 years have in common? (and they are not healthy diet and exercise)

If you were asked what you think that those who live close to 100 years coincide, you would surely answer that they all follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. But a study recently published in the specialized journal International Psychogeriatrics includes a series of more surprising common characteristics, including stubbornness. It...

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The young woman who died in Japan after working 159 extra hours in a month and whose death reopened the debate on the “karoshi”

The young woman who died in Japan after working 159 extra hours in a month and whose death reopened the debate on the “karoshi”

A 31-year-old journalist died in Japan as a result of heart failure after working 159 extra hours a month and only two days off in the month before her death. The labor authority of Tokyo established in 2014 that Miwa Sado, journalist of the public chain NHK, died a year...

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The secret of Norway to have the three youngest billionaires in the world

The secret of Norway to have the three youngest billionaires in the world

21, 22 and 24 are their ages and all three are Norwegians. It’s about two women and one man who top the list of the 20 youngest billionaires (under 40) in the world of Forbes magazine . The first, Alexandra Andresen, is not new to this list. In 2016, at 19 years old, he...

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Why no country sent a person back to the Moon since the United States launched the Apollo XVII in 1972

Why no country sent a person back to the Moon since the United States launched the Apollo XVII in 1972

It was, in the words of Neil Armstrong, a small step for man, but a huge leap for humanity. On July 21, 1969 at 2:56 (GMT), a human being (Armstrong), stepped on the Moon for the first time. The news shook the world. Five other American expeditions arrived there in the...

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Why do the powerful want a world without money?

Why do the powerful want a world without money?

In the depths of a secret vault in London there is something that very few people in the world get to see: a billion pounds sterling in cash. At that place, at the end of each day, the money arrives from stores throughout the country. The next morning, it leaves to...

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Another School Shooting in USA: Trump should focus on national issues instead of international matters

Another School Shooting in USA: Trump should focus on national issues instead of international matters

Two students were killed in a shooting Thursday at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, state police said on their verified Twitter account, and the suspected shooter is also dead. There were no other injuries to other students or school faculty, officials said in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Officials...

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How a campaign like #MeToo can turn against women

How a campaign like #MeToo can turn against women

For just over two months, it is rare the day we do not know a new case of a public figure accused of having committed sexual abuse or harassment. In this context, few were surprised when it was learned that Time magazine chose as “person of the year” in 2017 a crowd: women...

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Opinion: Trump fuels conflict in the Middle East

Opinion: Trump fuels conflict in the Middle East

With his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the US president puts the region at risk. Both Israelis and Palestinians can be harmed, says Rainer Sollich. Almost the entire world communicated its warning to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, not to carry out this decision. The...

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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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