• November 21, 2017
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  • Masterpiece bought for $60, sold for $450m
    Nov 16, 2017 By Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn
    Da Vinci’s record-breaking work has attracted awe, suspicion and a lawsuit in 500 years
  • How knowledge can conquer pain
    Nov 16, 2017 By Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor
    As an active teen, Nauxath Nathoo suddenly became incapacitated with a rare disease. She overcame the trauma but credits it to a positive mental attitude
  • To complain is to truly be alive
    Nov 15, 2017 By Samantha Irby
    It’s like casting off the oppressive wool coat you have been buried under since October on that first truly beautiful warm April day
  • Being empathetic may hurt your health
    Nov 08, 2017 By Jennifer Breheny 
Wallace
    People who prioritise others’ emotions over their own are susceptible to anxiety or depression
  • Looks like a wedding; why is the cake plastic?
    Nov 06, 2017 Mauricio Lima, New York Times News Service
    ‘Falsa boda’ in Spanish, or ‘fake wedding’, is a good excuse for a party
  • Replacing the lost books of Baghdad
    Nov 01, 2017 By Richard Holledge, Special to Weekend Review
    Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal has teamed up with Kickstarter to rebuild the library
  • China’s ‘Red Army’ schools inspire the young
    Nov 01, 2017 By Javier C. Hernandez
    Textbooks are getting a larger dose of Communist Party lore, including glorified tales about the party’s fights against foreign invaders like Japan
  • A ghost town and a mythological bridge
    Nov 01, 2017 By Kai Schultz
    Improved access has brought new waves of tourists to Dhanushkodi, a pilgrimage site, where mythology has it that Lord Rama crossed a bridge to rescue his wife
  • Should your spouse be your best friend?
    Nov 01, 2017 By Bruce Feiler
    Like the living dead, another oxymoron, spouse-friends, are all around us these days
  • Campaigning for a weapon-free Pakistan
    Oct 25, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Armed individuals challenge the writ of the state leading to violence in civil society: activist
  • Addressing educational inequality in India
    Oct 25, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    A non-profit organisation intends to build a movement of leaders to improve the quality of teaching in low-income schools in the country
  • In former colonies — Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Malawi and others — the long, white, horsehair locks are still worn by judges and lawyers
  • Safeguarding seeds that may feed the future
    Oct 25, 2017 By Somini Sengupta
    Ali Shehadeh, a plant conservationist from Syria, is collecting seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East
  • We need to bring home ec back
    Oct 25, 2017 By Niccole Siegel Kroll
    If there’s any hope for gender equality, we have to start teaching our girls and boys the basics and prepare them for adulthood
  • How Brazil got hooked on to junk food
    Oct 18, 2017 Andrew Jacobs 
and Matt Richtel

    As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems
  • Smart apps transform India’s healthcare system
    Oct 18, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’Cunha, Special to Weekend Review
    Smart apps and web-based platforms are helping in the fight against mental illness and HIV