What’s the world’s loneliest city?

In Tokyo, you can rent a snuggle. Loneliness is a health issue in Manchester. And perhaps nobody is as isolated as a migrant worker in Shenzhen. But can we really know what makes a city lonely? New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness, if you have no inner stabiliser, wrote…

Bikram yoga founder ordered to pay $924,500 in sexual harassment trial

Los Angeles jury orders Bikram Choudhury to pay an lawyer compensatory damages after detecting he had subjected her to harassment and retaliation The founder of a popular hot yoga method was ordered to pay more than $900,000 to a lawyer who said she was fired for investigating allegations of sexual harassment against the guru. A…

Four Big Lessons America Can Learn From Canada’s New Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau, Canada‚Äôs new “ministers “, was sworn into office on Wednesday. Honoured to be sworn in today as 23 rd “Ministers ” of Canada. pic.twitter.com/ El9ZDQgVtZ Justin Trudeau (@ JustinTrudeau) November 4, 2015 Trudeau, the son of the legendaryformer prime minister Pierre Trudeau, is set to usher Canada into a bright and bold new…

The arsonists of Fort McMurray have a name | Martin Lukacs

Fossil fuel corporations are causing the climate change fuelling mega-fires and they should be footing the bill for the devastation As the flame that ravaged Fort McMurray eventually moves past the city, and the province tallies the heartbreaking damage, a search will begin to discover the source of the destruction. Investigators will comb the nearby…

Canadian medical marijuana users have right to grow, federal judge rules

Government has six months to appeal decision that restrictions forcing patients to buy cannabis from licensed producers is arbitrary and unconstitutional A Canadian federal court judge has ruled that medical marijuana patients have the constitutional right to grow their own cannabis, striking down a outlaw introduced by the countrys previous Conservative government. The court suspended…

‘I’m moving to Canada’: the cops, pop superstars and athletes who made good on security threats

From the female squash champion fleeing the Taliban, to the gay popstar who became a hit back in macho Brazil, its often Canadas newcomers who can tell its most dramatic stories The cliched threat to move to Canada because of political unpleasantness in your own country entirely hypothetical unpleasantness, of course (cough trumpfaragelepen) often seems…