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The rise of the plain white T-shirt as a status symbol

Over the weekend I saw an ad for Best and Less that really disturbed me. They were advertising thongs for $ 2, with a guarantee they will last 100 days.  “Only 100 days?” was my reaction. An image from the Wardrobe.NYC launch campaign. Photo: Jackie Nickerson In this fast-fashion world, it’s a reality that clothing isn’t built to last anymore. And at the centre of this phenomenon is the humble T-shirt. My Daily Life colleague Clare Press, author of Wardrobe Crisis and host of the podcast of the same name,…

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Jerusalem status: Palestinians protest over Trump move

At least 16 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Reports suggest the injuries are mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one was hurt by live fire. Israel has deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue. Palestinians in the both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have gone…

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security…

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Karisma Challenges the Non-Luxury Status of All-Inclusives at its Jamaican Resort

Photos Credit: Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica by Karisma “Here, we have no problems,” my driver said as we took the two-hour drive from Montego Bay International Airport to the hotel. According to him, issues could easily be solved by popping open a Red Stripe and letting the situation sit overnight. “It’s the Jamaican way,” he proclaimed. It only takes a few hours in this country to fully believe his statement. Locals seem genuinely happy, most likely thanks to a slow-moving lifestyle filled with good food, great conversations and a…

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Sports 

Slaven Bilic in positive mood as West Ham look to wreck Tottenham's title bid – and secure Premier League status

Slaven Bilic says West Ham are ready to finally banish the threat of relegation – while hammering a huge dent in Tottenham’s title hopes. Spurs could go into the weekend just one point behind leaders Chelsea with victory at the London Stadium on Friday night. But the Hammers still need a point or two to take themselves out of the equation at the foot of the table, and Bilic knows a win against their London rivals would be the perfect way to do it. “This is a big match anyway,”…

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Technology 

MEPs vote on robots' legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs have called for the adoption of comprehensive rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot revolution. MEPs will decide whether to give robots legal status as “electronic persons”. Designers should make sure any robots have a kill switch, which would allow functions to be shut down if necessary, the report recommends. Meanwhile users should be able to use robots “without risk or fear of physical or psychological…

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