The Family of Carlos IV - The Collection. Carderera, V., Biografía de Don Francisco de Goya, pintor, El Artista, II, 1835, pp. 254.
(4) How the Innocent Drinks Company began. Future - Can you trust your earliest childhood memories? West Germany 3, Hungary 2: The Most Important Soccer Game Ever Played. Why do young men worship Professor Jordan Peterson? - BBC Three. The Healthcare System of the United States. Healthcare in England. How smoothie brand Innocent became a bestseller.
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Alan Cumming on Pop Art. How Christopher Nolan Was Inspired by Francis Bacon. Unlock Art: Exploring the Surreal. Jeff Koons on Balloon Dog (Yellow), 1994–2000. Damien Hirst at Tate Modern: Away from the Flock. Joseph Beuys' Felt Suit. Nanny State Criteria 2017. The Nanny State Index (NSI) is a league table of the worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape.
The initiative was launched in March 2016 and was a media hit right across Europe. It is masterminded and led by IEA’s Christopher Snowdon with partners from all over Europe. The 2017 edition of the index was revealed during a full day conference in Brussels and featured high level discussions and debates between MEPs, industry experts, think tankers and regulators about the effects of regulation on health outcomes. Enquiries: email@example.com Download the pdf here. Christopher Snowdon is the head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Culture - How Americans preserved British English.
It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place.
Health Questionnaire on Gaming Quiz at Quiztron. Excessive Gaming Might Soon Be Recognized as an Official Disorder. Not all addictive behaviors are substance-related.
Occasionally, they might involve too many hours on the couch. As BBC News reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering adding gaming addiction to its list of mental health conditions for the first time in its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD is "the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions," according to the WHO, the UN's public health agency. Used by doctors and scholars to identify and diagnose diseases, the ICD provides lists of symptoms and signs for various conditions. How noise pollution can affect your health. It’s almost impossible to find complete peace and quiet.
Even if you live deep in the countryside away from aircraft routes, traffic and building work, your home is probably filled with the buzz of computers and other modern appliances. In some locations, there are even claims of mysterious low-pitched noises with no known origin. For example, residents of Bristol in the west of England recently complained of a “hum”, which followed reports of a similar sound in the city in the 1970s.
Such sounds aren’t just annoying. There is increasing evidence that long-term environmental noise above a certain level can have a negative influence on your health. Physical reaction Recent research shows that road traffic and aircraft noise increase the risk of high blood pressure, especially noise exposure at night. Britain trails most of Europe on maternity pay, says TUC. Britain is near the bottom of the European league for paid maternity leave, while Croatia, Hungary and the Czech Republic offer the most generous deals to female workers, according to the TUC.
New mothers in the UK receive six weeks of what the TUC calls “decently paid maternity leave” – which it defines as two-thirds or more of previous earnings. Women in the UK are entitled to be off work for up to a year, but they are “decently paid” for a small part of that, says the TUC. For the first six weeks after the birth, women in the UK get 90% of their previous pay, but that drops to £140 a week – or continues at 90% if that is lower – for the next 33 weeks. Tax and national insurance are deducted. There is no statutory pay beyond 33 weeks. In other countries, women are entitled to higher sums. Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry. Capital - Fat people earn less and have a harder time finding work. After being laid off from her job at cable television provider Comcast, Shavonne Patrice Owens thought she had finally landed a new job last year at a child care centre in Huntsville, Alabama.
A friend had recommended her and when she went for an interview, she was introduced to the children and staff. Even when they’re able to do the job competently, obese people routinely face discrimination in the workplace She followed up with multiple phone calls but they were never returned. Children's names: Why rich parents set the trend, not celebrities. Image copyright Getty Images The traditional names affluent parents give to their children are far more likely to catch on than the zany names invented by some celebrity parents.
But some, like George, rise and fall in popularity for no apparent reason, says author Neil Burdess. Last week a Ukrainian man made global headlines for changing his name to iPhone 7. Capital - Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators. Editor’s Note (29 December 2016): Through the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2016.
It was just one word in one email, but it triggered huge financial losses for a multinational company. The message, written in English, was sent by a native speaker to a colleague for whom English was a second language. Culture - The foreign words that seem like English – but aren’t. Before a special night out, a glamorous Parisienne might treat herself to un brushing, at which her hair will be blow-dried and styled. In Moscow, would-be clubbers must first make it past feyskontrol (‘face control’), to ensure that only the beautiful people come in. And those Berliners who just can’t let the party end can carry on at eine Afterhour until well after the sun comes up. These words – brushing, feyskontrol, Afterhour – seem odd to English ears. We recognise them, sort of, but we’d never use them ourselves – not in those ways, at least.
Capital - What nobody tells you about becoming the boss. Long before Roman Stanek became founder and CEO of GoodData, the cloud-based software and data-analytics firm based in San Francisco, he was just a respected engineer. After a few promotions at software companies, that engineer found himself in 1997 as CEO of the software company NetBeans. A far cry from engineering, Stanek suddenly had to develop an entirely new skillset, one as a manager and leader.
It was a painful process. Alternative medicine treatment put four-year-old boy in A&E. Image copyright Thinkstock The plight of a four-year-old boy who nearly died after his parents gave him 12 alternative medicines has prompted doctors to warn against the treatments. Doctors at Newham Hospital in east London said the parents were "devastated" that their good intentions had made him so unwell. The boy took a dozen supplements supposedly to help treat his autism. The National Autistic Society said it was crucial for doctors to talk through the risks of alternative therapies. The boy developed a potentially fatal condition after taking supplements from a naturopath (natural health practitioner) for a number of months, which included vitamin D, camel's milk, silver and Epsom bath salts. Future - The mystery of why you can't remember being a baby. Capital - The curse of flexible work.
Texas 'affluenza teen' and mother arrested in Mexico after disappearance. Tracey Emin: 'Bed shows the absolute mess and decay of my life' – video. TIME - Current & Breaking News. Arrest warrant for Texas teen who claimed 'affluenza' Image copyright ABC News Texas police are looking for a teenager who avoided jail time for a drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza".
An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday after Ethan Couch failed to report to his probation officer. In 2013, he drove into a crowd and killed four people in Fort Worth while intoxicated. Facebook tests 'break-up' tools. Image copyright IStock Breaking up is hard to do - especially on Facebook. Breaking up is hard to do, unless you’ve got an agent. The glasses in the gallery aren’t just art – they’re a work of genius.