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Weekend Edition The week’s best reads

A collection of some of the best features from the blossomsotahiti News website this week with an injection of your comments

Such an inspiring story reminds me to be grateful commented Felicity Taylor Balkissa Chaibou dreamed of becoming a doctor but when she was 12 she learned she had been promised as a bride to her cousin which would have meant an end to her studies Being one of five daughters her family in Niger may have seen the decision as financially sensible but Chaibou took her parents to court to fight for her rights

The girl who said no to marriage

Fascinating look at how eating habits have changed tweeted Imogen Birt People in the UK hardly eat liver any more Purchasing of offal has fallen 92% since 1974 In that time the amount of takeaway pizza bought per household shot up 1000% One thing has stayed the same though the nations preferred form of potato remains the chip Convenience foods are driven by perceived lack of time and perceived ease of cooking says one expert

10 ways the UKs eating habits have changed

Lovers are checking into rooms and not staying the night in the city of love and around the world The proliferation of such behaviour has been helped by hotels becoming available for shorter stays in daylight hours and crucially at a cheaper price This way we can have a couple of hours of intimacy in the middle of Paris maybe with a bottle of champagne says Elise (not her real name) who uses daytime hotels with her boyfriend

The rise of the afternoon delight hotel booking

Nice article posted John Grant There are still around 47000 phone boxes on Britains streets which seems astonishing given that 93% of people now own a mobile phone In the past decade payphone usage has declined by more than 90% But some groups including the elderly still depend on them

What happens to the UKs least-used phone boxes?

Mental patients here are seen as possessed by the devil or victims of witchcraft says Gregoire Ahongbonon a former mechanic from Benin who has helped thousands of West Africans affected by mental illnesses The problem is particularly acute in Benin the country which is regarded as the home of voodoo where healers and preachers are sought to purge such evil spirits

The man who frees people chained for being ill

Twitter Is Not a Failure The Atlantic

The head with no body and no answers – The Daily Beast

Savile Row Sex Parties Inside One of Londons Suit Fetish Nights Vice

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