Seeing the burkini saga unfold has laid bare intolerance and prejudice which I thought was confined to a shameful past in the history books of western societies. Never did I ever imagine that I would be living to witness it first hand.
The French may love food. The Italians may love opera. What Americans love is TV. And Donald Trump is great TV.
This has nothing to do with freedom or modernity. It is nothing but harassment and a violation of human rights, particularly a woman’s right to wear what she wants.
Who actually determines how many sexual partners a woman can have before she is labeled a "slut"? And why is it such a bad thing for a woman to have multiple sexual partners? The stigma and guilt associated with sex needs to be removed as it is just another area in which women are held back and labeled.
Between all this technology and our over-structured, hectic lifestyles it's hard to find time to let kids be kids. How do we get the balance right?
Kids on planes can be such babies sometimes. Kicking chairs, screaming out, throwing up... It's almost like they're immature, inexperienced human beings who have no concern for a passenger's right to have complete silence on a flight. Are you sensing my sarcasm?
The hardest part was actually trying to look angry and threatening; no one is scared by a happy, smiling zombie. After a few trials, we were off; a terrifying horde of infected charging towards their next meal.
Ryan Lochte's lie shows us that often, lying just makes things worse. If we mess up, it's better to just admit it and take the consequences like a grown-up. If we lie to avoid getting into trouble, we can make a lot more trouble for ourselves, in the long run.
Early life nutrition is the term commonly used by researchers to describe the nutrition that a baby gets throughout pregnancy, breast or formula feeding through until their second birthday. And it's really important.
As a woman looks like she might become the first President of the United States and smash the glass ceiling, it begs the question: should gender roles be scrapped, or are we being a bit hasty?
For more than 15 years of my life I battled with this double-edged sword. On the one hand, I felt disgusted to be labelled an Anorexic (what a pathetic waste of space). Yet there was a part of me that harboured a perverse pleasure at being skinny enough to garner the label.
Just when we'd gotten our heads around having to talk to our kids about hard core porn before they even start high school, we now have to help them navigate the world of self-publishing from the 'safety' of their own bedrooms.
At my desk at HuffPost, when the daily grind grinds or my boss yells at me to get a haircut, I often imagine a life of leisure in my wife’s fishing village, of buying a vineyard by the sea and making my very own Sauvignon Plonk. I call it the grape escape.
Following the Olympics play out in Rio and watching how Brazil was being mocked by foreigners, I’m sure that many Brazilians felt sick to their stomachs. I certainly did.
The captive refugees in Manus prison have witnessed too much violence and torture, but for them, the taste and intensity of violence and torture in the horrendous solitary confinements of Bravo, Chauka, The Green Zone and MAA, have been much more profound.
We don’t know the extent of this issue and whether the existing programs at universities are effective. But we are going to find out.
I attended school like most children, but for me something was not right. At primary school, teachers would say: "You’re not keeping up with the class". By the time I reached high school, I was completely illiterate; I couldn't even spell basic words like ‘bread’ and ‘milk’.