Iceland’s iconic hot dog stand is forced to move

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright mbl.is Image caption The Baejerins Beztu hot dog stand has stood on the same spot since 1937 One of Iceland’s most famous tourist spots is being forced to move from where it has traded for the first time in 80 years as Reykjavik succumbs to modern development. While visitors come to the country [...]

Iranians said duped by ‘Workmen Needed’ film poster

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Image copyright ILNA Image caption It turned out that no workmen were actually needed at the Cinema Bahman A cinema in north-western Iran has denied media reports that it has been flooded with job applicants confused by the title of a film it is currently showing. Local media reports say that people have been asking [...]

Panama Papers: Hashtags and puns as Pakistan PM resigns

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Image copyright Getty Images The resignation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been met with argument among Twitter users in the country. His resignation followed a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. Mr Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case. Soon after the decision the hashtag #PanamaVerdict, [...]

7 days quiz: Who cancelled their tour?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images; BBC; Emily Hughes Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40744256

Calling your husband by name for the first time

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Media captionWomen practise saying their husband’s name (courtesy of Video Volunteers) Millions of Indian women have never used their husband’s name – it’s a way of showing their respect for him. The tradition is strictly observed in rural areas, though much less so in cities. Now, however, some campaigners are urging women in villages to [...]

Fun with MPs’ portraits and photoshopping Farage

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Image copyright Mcandrewphoto New portraits of MPs have been released as part of continuing improvements to the UK Parliament website, while former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has recommended Christopher Nolan’s latest movie. Predictably, people have been having fun with both. The latest profile pictures of MPs were taken by the photographer Chris McAndrew, replacing some [...]

7 days quiz: Which landmark has been Grade I listed?

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It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images; PA Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40674158

Did antidepressants help make this man a mass-murderer?

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James Holmes, a young man with no record of violence, murdered 12 people watching Batman in a Colorado cinema in 2012. Did an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed by a doctor, play a part in the killings? TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Image copyright Getty Images Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40719685

Turning to strangers for public therapy

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A clinical psychologist in London is experimenting with ‘problem solving booths’, staffed by strangers. A film by Dougal Shaw and Charlotte Pritchard for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40657446

Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

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In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with traumatic experiences, to open up about what’s happened to them. She’s getting them to speak to a cartoon alien. A film by Richard Kenny for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40708314