21 female political leaders you need to know about: Part one

Although it’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women came into effect, and although, as of 2015, the Convention has 123 state parties (including Palestine), the political landscape is still almost entirely male-dominated. In fact, only 21.9% of national parliamentarians worldwide right now are female politicians.

They write they score! 5 super books about soccer

We know, we know, geeks are geeks, and jocks are jocks, and never the twain shall meet – hang on, though, that’s utter horse-manure. After all, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott’s a big fan of Harry Potter, and Owen Hargreaves, formerly of Manchester City, says he likes to kick back with a copy of Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist. Not only that, but soccer – or plain old football if you’re of the British persuasion – is a literary phenomenon in its own right. Here are five of our favourite top-scoring texts:

Cuddle up with a book: 10 love stories you’ll fall in love with

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or boycotting Hallmark Holidays, you’re still a sucker for a good old love-story book, right? No? Well, hey, we love a challenge. Here are ten love stories (happy, sad, and pure conniving) that will yank those heartstrings whether you like it or not! Prepare to swoon…

7 remarkably inventive ways authors have promoted their books

It’s harder then ever for writers to sell fiction, which means they're getting ever more inventive: here are seven real-life stunts that have been used to catch the customers’ attention – some formally and intellectually innovative, and some, well, just plain old audacious.