Playwright who lost mother to plastic surgery malpractice explores impossible Vietnamese beauty standards in solo show

On the morning of Sept. 27, 1996, Susan Lieu was arguing with her mom about trying out for her school’s volleyball team. Joining the team would give her a way to hang out with her friends, she said. But her mom wanted her to focus on school. She also didn’t want her daughter to participate […]

Braves promote Alex Anthopoulos, extend Brian Snitker

The Atlanta Braves announced this morning that they have promoted general manager Alex Anthopoulos to President, Baseball Operations and General Manager and have extended his contract through 2024. They have likewise extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff through the 2021 season. Anthopoulos’ promotion will not likely change his duties very […]

Postpartum depression can affect men too

The moment I learned that my partner and I would lose our baby, I felt like I lost all sense of purpose. I’d always wanted to be a dad and as soon as university was finished we decided to start trying for a baby. It wasn’t long before the pair of us were sitting on […]

Japan on brink of recession as economy contracts, virus heightens risk

Japan’s economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost six years in the December quarter as a sales tax hike hit consumer and business spending, raising the risk of a recession as China’s coronavirus outbreak chills global activity. Analysts say the widening fallout from the epidemic, which is damaging output and tourism, could have a […]

Twitter opens ‘Dating Twitter Advice Bureau’ pop-up in London for Valentine’s

Twitter has marked Valentine’s Day with a quirky pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden which showcases awkward tweets. ‘It’s a celebration of how Twitter users worldwide have captured the true, unspoken essence of modern dating, relationships and singledom – from awkward first-date silences, through long-term regrets, to advanced ghosting strategies,’ Twitter said in a press […]

Floods put Mississippi capital in ‘precarious situation’

With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi’s capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday the Pearl would continue to rise throughout the day, and he […]

Yu Darvish says Astros should be stripped of their title

In all of the chatter about the Astros sign-stealing scandal, there hasn’t been too much talk of individual victims of their cheating. Mike Bolsinger, of course, has filed a lawsuit claiming that is he is one. Another one who gets brought up quite a bit is Yu Darvish. Darvish, as you’ll recall, put up a […]

Mum gets perfect slices of cheese every time with potato peeler trick

Cheese graters can cause a bit of a mess so one mum has a great trick to slice your cheese perfectly every time instead. You can avoid those little bits of grated cheese sticking to your worktop but not have to take chunks off with a knife by using a potato peeler. Posting in Extreme […]

Cathay Pacific flags ‘significant’ drop in first-half profit, capacity cuts due to coronavirus

Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) is expecting a significant drop in its first-half results and has also cut capacity due to the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Monday. Severe travel restrictions as a result of a coronavirus outbreak in China, which has caused about 1,770 deaths across mainland China, have led to a steep rise in […]

Nasa confirms ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid will pass Earth safely tomorrow

Nasa is tracking a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid that’s due to pass Earth safely by about three million miles tomorrow. The ‘potentially hazardous’ part comes from the fact it measures about 3,250 feet in diameter, which makes it bigger than the Burj Khalifa. Combine that with a travelling speed of 34,000 miles per hour and you […]