Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sisi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts. AP hide caption

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Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

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What It Takes To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support are geared toward them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack with instructions to "place it inside your bra."

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How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

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Hongeo, a dish of skate left to ferment in its own urine, is a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea — despite its overpowering ammonia smell. A sashimi platter of hongeo for three to four people usually costs anywhere from 60,000 ₩ (U.S. $49.78) to 150,000 ₩ (U.S. $124.46). Marius Stankiewicz hide caption

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Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it's a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.

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If BMI Is The Test Of Health, Many Pro Athletes Would Flunk

Proposed federal rules would let employers penalize overweight or obese workers by making them pay more for health insurance. But having a high BMI doesn't mean you're not healthy.

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city: Mobile proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

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