‘Lightyear’ Banned in 14 Markets for Including Same-Sex Relationship

Fourteen markets across the Middle East and Southeast Asia banned theatrical showings of the Pixar movie “Lightyear,” Walt Disney Co. said, after the company declined to remove depictions of a same-sex relationship, including a kiss between two married female characters. The markets—all in majority-Muslim countries or territories with conservative social values—include 12 where Disney is … Read more

Macklowe Auctions Total $922 Million, Collection Surpasses Rockefeller Estate as Priciest Ever Sold

A group of 65 artworks totaling $922 million and amassed over the past half-century by New York real-estate developer Harry Macklowe and his ex-wife, Linda Macklowe, can now claim bragging rights as the priciest collection ever sold in auction history. Colorful, wall-power paintings by midcentury masters like Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly triumphed … Read more

Gujarat High Court issues notice to state govt over new anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government while hearing a petition challenging the provisions of a new law which penalises forcible or fraudulent religious conversion through marriage. A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav, which heard the plea, issued the notice to the state … Read more

Ask Money Today: How much should a 28-year-old invest for retirement, child education?

I am 28-year-old earning Rs 60,000 per month. I am planning to start investing in mutual funds to take care of child education, his/her marriage and my retirement. I want to start with a monthly investment of Rs 20,000. I have shortlisted a few schemes as below: Rs 6,000 in PPF for retirement and tax … Read more

My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

How do you know if your spouse is depressed, and what can you do to help? There are some healthy ways to encourage your partner to seek therapy, open up about their emotions, and work together to help them deal with depression. Signs Your Spouse Is Depressed Sudden changes in your spouse’s everyday habits or … Read more

A new child tax credit expansion could provide monthly income. Some question whether the help is too much or too little

Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images A Democratic proposal to expand the child tax credit for one year could give qualifying families up to $300 per child per month. But like all direct payments made by the government as part of Covid relief, some are questioning whether the aid will be too much or … Read more

How soon new $1,400 stimulus checks and other coronavirus relief could arrive

President Joe Biden is forging ahead with his plan to provide $1.9 trillion in additional coronavirus pandemic relief. One bit of aid for individuals — $1,400 stimulus checks — could be subject to further negotiation. Meanwhile, another initiative, raising the $15 per hour federal minimum wage, seems to be off the table for now. And … Read more

Study Gauges Mental, Physical Toll of Divorce

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Couples going through a divorce may see their mental well-being deteriorate — especially if they are having angry exchanges and other conflicts, a new study shows. The findings are no surprise, experts said. But the study appears to be the first … Read more

Woman with interfaith marriage, who supported Tanishq ad, files FIR in Pune over online harassment, threats

Zara Parwal, a Pune resident who shared pictures from her marriage to a Hindu man, to voice support for the Tanishq advertisement that landed in a controversy, has now filed an FIR with Pune Police over online harassment. The Tanishq ad was removed after severe backlash on social media. (Video grab: Twitter) Zara Parwal, a … Read more

Why BJP-JD(U) alliance is a marriage of convenience, electoral compulsion

This year’s election in Bihar promises to be a thrilling affair. With smaller parties walking out of major alliances over unreasonable demands for seats and posts, and then forging tie-ups among themselves or going alone, there are too many bounties for the hunt. Chirag Paswan has decided that his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will field … Read more