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Nearly 30% of young people in England do not drink, study finds

A large proportion of young people in England are shunning alcohol completely, a study has suggested. Researchers said abstaining from alcohol was becoming “more mainstream” among people aged 16 to 24 after the analysis showed a rise in the proportion of non-drinkers. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/10/young-people-drinking-alcohol-study-england

International Women’s Day: What are matriarchies, and where are they now?

There is a school of thought that believes human society was originally matriarchal. From around 1.5 million years ago, women were revered as priestesses and honoured for their ability to bear children. Archaeological evidence, such as ancient Venus statues, seems to support this. Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/international-womens-day-matriarchy-matriarchal-society-women-feminism-culture-matrilineal-elephant-a8243046.html