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Valerie Benguiat

Citizen based in London, United Kingdom. Joined on Feb 14, 2013
Expertise in Women's health, Politics, Books, LGBT community & lifestyle, Science & space,   see all» Environment & green living, Pets



Op-Ed: Three ways outgoing students can make the most of fall

As fall rolls in, thousands of high school students from all over the US are getting ready for college application season.

Op-Ed: New technologies bridge gap between parents and teachers

Most households with children in the United States have no unemployed members, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which means that in a home with two parents, both parents are likely working.

Op-Ed: Say what? Better communications for a healthier workplace Special

When France declared that, by law, employees would have to unplug from their workplaces at 6 p.m. every day, everyone working a 45-hour week huffed saying "Well, I wish!"

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

London - The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.

Heroes rescue baby dolphin on a Florida beach

Beach-goers applauded after members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a baby dolphin who had been stranded on a beach in Florida.

Boy sells lemonade to donate 330 wheelchairs to people in need

Utah - Some boys would set up a lemonade stand with the dream of getting a new bike or buying video games, but not Zack. For the 5th year in a row, this boy has the dream to give to those in need.

Factory in China to be suspended for employing children

Guangdong - An electronics factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a fine and closure over allegations that they have knowingly employed children in their production line.

Mexico's right wing party starts neo-Nazi group

Members of Mexico's National Action Party have created a neo-Nazi subgroup to protect the country from decadence, homosexuality and the influence of Jewish capitalists.

Thousands celebrate diversity in London LGBT Pride parade Special

London - Thousands of people gathered today in London's Baker Street to kick-off the 2014 LGBT London Pride celebrations, despite the less than ideal weather. Rain or shine, the show must go on.

Op-Ed: It is time for 'dreamers' to hold onto their dream

Every year more than 20,000 of young migrants arrive to the United States in what hopefully will be the promise of a better life. Before 2012, these migrants were at high risk of being deported even if they had spent many years living in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Upping the ante in the 2014 WSOP

For some it's an addiction, for others it's pure passion. It brings miseries and joy, but it doesn't matter in what end of the spectrum we are: there's no doubt that poker gets our hearts racing, for better or worse.

Doctors: Smartphones can cause retinal detachment

Doctors from China’s Zhejiang Province have determined that looking at a smartphone in a dimly lit room has caused a woman's retina to partially detach.

Op-Ed: Facebook still doesn't block pedophile pages Special

Facebook hasn't developed a way to report pages with inappropriate content featuring young school girls, and refuses to eliminate said pages when requested.

29 Chinese hospitals blacklisted for indoor smoking

Shanghai - Twenty-nine hospitals in mainland China were blacklisted after an undercover operation of local authorities unveiled that they didn't control smoking on the premises.

Shanghai reaches 'hazardous' levels of smog Special

Shanghai - Shanghai has reached the highest levels of air pollution in the year with PM 2.5 of up to 442, according to official AQI numbers.

Truck with radioactive material stolen and found in Mexico

Mexico - Last Monday, a truck carrying radioactive medical materials was stolen from a gas station on its way from Tijuana to Mexico City. The truck and most of the material has been recovered.

In China, helping a stranger can cost you dearly

Jinhua - An 80-year-old man remained unhelped after falling to the floor, as Chinese passers-by didn't dare to help, scared of being framed for the accident.

Director of 'Hero' admits violating China's one-child policy

Wuxi - Zhang Yimou, the acclaimed director of films like "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers" has admitted to violating China's one-child policy.

Dandelion growing in toddler's ear removed by surgeon

Beijing - A dandelion sprout, with roots and all, was removed by a surgeon last Monday from a toddler's ear canal in Beijing, China.

600 cats rescued from being skinned in Shanghai Special

Shanghai - Around 600 cats were rescued from Putuo district in Shanghai, when a man was caught transporting them in small crates to sell them for their fur and meat.
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