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Life satisfaction could be beneficial to bone health

Women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density in the golden years, suffering less frequently from osteoporosis than those who are not, according to a new study at the University of Eastern Finland.


Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.


Women quitting smoking should time it with menstrual cycle: study

If your nicotine cravings are strongest after your period, you're not alone, according to a new study that says that women looking to quit smoking should take into account their menstrual cycle and start the process just after ovulation.


Single ladies can don a big white dress and hire a groom in Japan

A travel agency in Kyoto has created a two-day wedding package for all the single ladies that includes a trip to a wedding dress boutique, a photographer, and even a Japanese gentleman who will play the role of fake groom in the fake wedding photos.


Nepal introduces women-only buses to combat groping

Nepal's capital has introduced women-only minibuses in a bid to protect female passengers from sexual assault, the transport operator organising the service said on Monday.


Criticizing overweight family members counterproductive: study

Women whose loved ones quibble with them about their weight are likely to get heavier, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.


Women have greater partner empathy than men: study

It might not seem like news, but women exhibit considerably more empathy towards their partners than men do, according to a large-scale study at Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia.


Majority of young mothers are frequent mobile gamers: survey

If you're struggling to find a present for a mother with school-age kids this year, don't play it safe with a box of chocolates: get her an App Store or Google Play gift card, because chances are she'll need it to buy access to the next level of Candy Crush Saga.


Women struggle to be heard in 'macho' Hungary

They were few in number given the cold and too chilly to wear the skimpy outfits and fishnet tights typical of "SlutWalk" demonstrations. But there was no doubt the marchers in "macho" Hungary were boiling with rage.


Pakistan's Malala, global icon of girls' education

Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai's courageous fightback from being shot by the Taliban has transformed her into a symbol for human rights and a campaigner in global demand.