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Unexpected Ways to Wake Up Your Brain
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brains, research )

- 7 hours ago -
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert? Michael Mosley tested caffeine against some unlikely alternatives
Whales Butchered in Bloody Seas: Faroe Islanders Say It's Tradition, Others Protest
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Health, Iceland, Scandal )

- 7 hours ago -
The waters on the shores of Denmark's Faroe Islands turn red in summer. The islanders are keen on preserving a centuries-old bloody practice of whale hunting, which turns small bays in slaughterhouses despite the efforts of activists to stop them.
UK Plunges in Gender Equality Rankings, Lack of Women in Business - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Education, Employment, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK, World Economic Forum )

- 23 hours ago -
The UK has fallen from the top 20 in the global rankings for gender equality, a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows. Commentators attribute the fall to low levels of female economic participation.
100 Women 2014: The Taboo of Menstruating in India
Offbeat  (tags: Women, Health, Nature, India )

- 1 day ago -
Indian women discuss the impact of a lack of cheap and safe sanitary products, "I will never let my daughter suffer the way I do when I have my period. My family treats me like an untouchable.

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