t is not easy being in your 20s in many cultures even today, without feeling that pressure to conform, to get married and raise a family.
Early in the new millennium Elijah Wood was the darling of Hollywood as the star of The Lord of the Rings, one of the biggest movie series of all time.
As a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, Barack Obama, who was the 44th, shares with his distant predecessor a passionately felt hobby - for books, and for reading.
As many African women spend much of their spare time in hair salons, Ivory Coast’s chief librarian, also a woman, came up with a brainwave scheme to help them read and learn to read.
In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.
With the chilly season continuing, don’t let the nip in the air hamper your party glam.
Stacked beneath vaulted ceilings in a tsarist-era building, cabinets store the seeds of thousands of plant varieties, many long gone from their original areas of habitat or cultivation.
Chesterfield sofas have become a classic statement of sophisticated style and design.