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If there are a few girls named Noah, we’re not seeing any boys called Olivia. bernatets photo | shutterstock

How parents take more risks when naming girls than boys

Parents are more traditional and risk-averse in naming their sons because boys’ names continue to retain more cultural value than girls’ do.
Salon workers – who are usually women – report clients sharing details of domestic violence, health issues and heartbreak. Karen Perez/Unsplash

More than skin deep, beauty salons are places of sharing and caring

While popular portrayals of hairdressers and beauticians present them as “bimbos”, salons can also provide a refuge for clients to share painful realities.
In ancient China, India and the Middle East, the art of eyebrow threading was popular. It is now enjoying a resurgence.

Friday essay: shaved, shaped and slit - eyebrows through the ages

Moulding eyebrows to make a statement is nothing new. A journey through history, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, shows some of the highs and lows of brow fashion.

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