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Norway world's 'happiest country'

Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the well-being of their citizens.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/20 21:58:39

India increases maternity leave to 26 weeks

The Indian parliament has passed a law that increases paid maternity leave from the previously granted 12 weeks to 26 weeks, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 7:14:28

Crufts Dog Show 2017

Bedlington Terriers are shown during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain, March 9, 2017. Crufts 2017 marks the 126th anniversary of the world's most prestigious dog show, with competitors travelling from across the globe to take part in the event. Almost 22,000 dogs will compete this year.
Source: | 2017/3/10 14:32:22

Marriage equality celebrated in Finland, national church deeply divided

As the new Marriage Act accepting same sex marriages in Finland became law on Wednesday, supporters of equality have celebrated it throughout Finland, but the national Evangelic Lutheran Church is facing increasing internal polarization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 8:23:37

China Wedding Expo 2017 kicks off in Shanghai

People visit China Wedding Expo 2017 in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 23, 2017. More than 500 enterprises participated in the four-day fair that kicked off here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/24 9:13:58

Parents "leave" letters tell of love, dedication to work, family

On Valentine's Day this year, it was not a love letter but a handful of "leave request" letters that touched the hearts of Chinese netizens.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:12:50

Worried Chinese parents advertize unwed children

In the past, emperors went to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing to pray for bumper harvests. Nowadays, concerned parents go there to seek divine help on finding a partner for their unwed children.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 14:22:34

The traditions and culture surrounding the Chinese zodiac's Year of the Rooster

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, just like every twelve years before or after it. How did the rooster become a zodiac animal in the first place? How important is this animal to the people of China? Here the Global Times would like to share some fun facts and stories about the role of this animal in Chinese culture with which you may not be familiar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 17:43:39

Book about adults who still cling to their parents for guidance sparks debate on Chinese social media

“Why are you always relying on your parents? Can't you make your own decisions by yourself? These are some of the questions that Zhao Ming (pseudonym),27, often encountered before his recent breakup with his girlfriend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 18:33:39

Study: suburban development forcing some songbirds to divorce, flee

A new study finds that urban sprawl is kicking one group of songbirds, called "avoiders", out of their territory, forcing divorce and stunting their ability to find new mates.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/4 8:52:17