‘Be Best’: does Melania Trump’s curiously named initiative violate the laws of grammar?

A Guardian copy editor unpacks the central grammatical flaw in the first ladys new campaign. Is this[ the] best the White House can do? At the White House on Monday, Melania Trump unveiled a campaign to keep infants happy and healthy in today’s hyperconnected, often unsettling world. The name of this lofty and laudable endeavor? […]

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‘It’s not for me’: how San Francisco’s bike-share scheme became a emblem of gentrification

A bike-sharing strategy has sparked outrage and vandalism from the individuals who see it as designed for affluent, white professionals not locals A mutilated bicycle was spotted hanging in a tree on a San Francisco street. Another was dumped in a lagoon in Oakland. Nearby, a row of parked bikes had their tires slashed. The […]

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How we’ fixed’ our diabetic father- and saved his life

When their parents diabetes threatened their own lives, Ian and Anthony Whitington stepped in with a revolutionary diet and fitness scheme. It was a hard plod, but it worked When their father, Geoff, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 50, brothers Ian and Anthony Whitington were not enormously surprised, and for […]

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‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception hurry-up starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to procure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work ascertained not to talk about the election. I never do that, she tells. You only never know where people are at. But as her doorways […]

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How the ice bucket challenge led to an ALS research breakthrough

Not only has research funded by the stunt uncovered a gene variant links with ALS, it has also demonstrated the enormous value of scientific collaboration When Bill Gates pulled on a red and white-striped cord to upturn a bucket of iced water positioned delicately over his head, the most immediate believed for many was not, […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We analyse, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, simply off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating […]

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Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

Recent surveys connecting people views on social inequality to how they suppose and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990 s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific hypothesi to account for all the racism and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which […]

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Have psychologists saw a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

Recent surveys linking people opinions on social inequality to how they suppose and act on environmental issues could demonstrate crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990 s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory be held accountable for all the racism and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, […]

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New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks a clear lawsuit of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, tell campaigners City Cycling the city New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle employs motorcycle racks to block rough sleepers Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled […]

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