Manners in Switzerland: tips and pitfalls

Switzerland is a tiny country of some 7.7 million people surrounded by four far-larger neighbours: France, Germany, Italy and Austria. Yet despite its small size, it seems everyone has an opinion about what life is like in Switzerland. For some the mountainous country is a beautiful, pristine paradise. For others it’s uptight, conservative and downright […]

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Scientist, 73, boasts age-gap sex with lover, 29, is ‘best I’ve ever had’

A 73-year-old grandfather has bragged about how sex with his 29 year-old lover is ‘the best I’ve ever had.’ Paladin Knight, a retired physicist with three grandchildren, has boasted how he is madly in love with freelance photographer Sarah Bower despite being a self-proclaimed ‘dinosaur’. Paladin, from Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, has been in a relationship […]

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Royal flush: how toilet paper shortages fuelled an interest in high end ‘smart toilets’

Though they’ve been big in Japan for decades, Covid-19 has accelerated Australians’ curiosity about ‘alternative toileting devices’ Before the Great Toilet Paper Shortage, alternative means of washing were not top of mind for most Australians. We laughed at the eccentricity of the French with their peculiar, rather-too-intimately fastidious bidets. Then, in March, Google searches for […]

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