Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

Nov 25, 2014

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a global trend. The 21-year-old got his hair and beard trimmed at a new shop with a hip retro vibe, the ...

Turkish president says women not equal to men

Nov 25, 2014

Turkish president says women not equal to men

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being accused of blatant sexism after declaring that women are not equal to men and claiming feminists in Turkey reject the idea of motherhood. The devoutly Muslim president said Sunday that biological differences mean women and men can’t ...

Carpentry seminars help bring men out of isolation

Mar 12, 2013

Carpentry seminars help bring men out of isolation

by Mizuho Aoki

One snowy Sunday morning in late February, elderly men were awkwardly driving nails into half-finished furniture under the instruction of skilled carpenters at a factory in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. They were taking part in the Otoko no Mokko (Woodwork for Men) workshop launched Jan. ...