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Margaret Atwood: modern men need ‘etiquette books on how to behave’

Margaret Atwood has suggested that men need etiquette books to help them understand what may be expected of them “in the behaviour department”. Speaking to the BBC, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale was asked about her views on the #MeToo movement – having previously

‘Modern Family’s’ Julie Bowen reportedly splits from husband

Julie Bowen and her husband Scott Phillips have reportedly called it quits. People reports that the “Modern Family” star and her real estate investor husband decided to end their marriage after 13 years. A rep for Bowen did not immediately return Fox News’ request for

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials.

From mother’s ruin to modern tipple: how the UK rediscovered gin

Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a Ginstitute hotel: the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry. There are 315 distilleries in Britain – more than double the number operating five years ago. According to

‘Modern Family’ Bosses on Why the 200th Episode Is ‘Mostly a Show About Death’

In the era of peak TV, it is no small feat for a series to reach 100 episodes, let alone 200, but it is an achievement that “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan considers more of an “industry milestone than something our audience truly cares about.” Therefore,

A health scare sees Modern Family musing on death (in a fun way!)

There’s a lot of potential in “Dear Beloved Family,” an episode that, early on, sees Phil Dunphy rushed to the hospital with inexplicable and sudden stomach pain. After the episode gets past its rather silly, paint-by-numbers cold open—Phil has weird ideas for family traditions

Bharatendu Harishchandra: The man behind modern Hindi

In 1757, on the eve of the historic Battle of Plassey, a merchant called Amir Chand threw in an alarming demand at Robert Clive’s table. “Omichund”, as the English knew him, had served the East India Company, assisting in their shaky relationship with the nawab of

Draft Bill Allows Ayurveda, Homeopathy to Switch to Modern Medicine After ‘Bridge Course’

The draft bill was introduced by Union Health Minister JP Nadda to replace and subsume the Medical Council of India (MCI). The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new

Love Calls, and So Does the Priesthood

I met the priest, or rather the man hoping to become one, in a stationery shop in SoHo where I worked. After a few flirtatious interactions over pencils, he gave me a handwritten letter asking if I would like to go for a walk.

Dave Gorman confirms the end of Modern Life is Goodish

We have some baddish (well actually very bad) news. Dave Gorman has called time on his stand-up comedy show Modern Life is Goodish. But in a blog announcing his decision, Gorman has explained there’s no hard feelings – the workload was just too crazily intense