Buzludzha was once the futuristic, flying-saucer shaped headquarters of the Communist Party in Bulgaria, but it is now a semi-ruin after being left to rot http://econ.st/1Z35eZn
Bedtime stories complete with mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide and incest.
Are Grimm’s Fairy Tales too twisted for children?
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Female genital mutilation has declined in many places, but not all. 30 million girls and women are still estimated to be at risk over the next decade #econarchive (2013) http://econ.st/1DXhFL6
Wounds and scars
The barbarism that is female genital mutilationMORE than 125m girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation of some kind in the 29...
Dancing genitals. For kids.
Gotta love the Swedes
Swedish children’s TV dancing genitals cartoon sparks parental outcry
Parents complain about cartoon video for children’s channel Barnkanalen...
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BBC World Service
Female genital mutilation was banned in Egypt in 2008 but there is still a demand and it is still widely practised. One woman who performs FGM procedures several times a week has been speaking to the BBC's Orla Guerin.
Female Genital Mutilation - "Mums come begging us to do it"
'All you want to do is watch TV and rot in your own filth. Instead you spend the evening backing up your phone, downloading a gigantic file and sitting around while your phone undergoes an intense psychological makeover, at the end of which it may or may not function'
“The solution to the gender divide in housework generally is just that simple: don’t bother,” writes Stephen Marche in Opinion.
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In this case Congress would be enhancing President Obama's foreign-policy leverage in Asia, not undermining it. Some of the wiser figures in the White House might even be thankful if the Congress takes this difficult decision off their hands. As well as selling the F-16s, lawmakers might also consider how to strengthen the Taiwan Relations Act to put arms sales to the island on a more automatic schedule that would allow future Presidents to deflect Chinese pressure. That would be a boon to American policy making, an assurance for Taiwan's freedom—and a spur to more responsible Chinese conduct.
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒðə/Translate bother | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
can't be bothered (to do something)
Origin:late 17th century (as a noun in the dialect sense 'noise, chatter'): of Anglo-Irish origin; probably related to Irish bodhaire 'noise', bodhraim 'deafen, annoy'. The verb (originally dialect) meant 'confuse with noise' in the early 18th century
- A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request.
- A timely blessing or benefit: A brisk breeze is a boon to sailors.
[Middle English bone, from Old Norse bōn, prayer.]
- Convivial; jolly: a boon companion to all.
- Archaic. Favorable.
[Middle English bon, good, from Old French, from Latin bonus.]
Cost of Stimulus Cash Vexes Schools
The $18.2 billion marked out in last year's federal stimulus package for research and development was hailed as a boon for universities, but many that received funds are finding their share of the costs burdensome.
Characterized by a specified quality, condition, or action: bothersome.
[Middle English -som, from Old English -sum, -like.]
A group of a specified number of members: threesome.
[Middle English -sum, from Old English sum, some. See some.]
- Body: centrosome.
- Chromosome: monosome.
[From Greek sōma, body.]
- archaic form of burden.