The act of breathing sets the uvula and soft palate in motion. They begin to vibrate, which causes the dreaded sound. But other factors can play a role, too, such as enlarged tonsils or a deviated septum.
Elderly women do nearly five hours of housework per day on average. Men do closer to three. That difference is bad for women's health, and it's important to think about as baby boomers retire.
Recent protests in Iran appear to have been motivated by economic frustrations. German businesses are investing in the country, but so far it's nowhere near enough to overcome Iran's economic stagnation, analysts say.
#MeToo has sparked a heated debate that runs the gamut: from Oprah Winfrey's appeal for women's rights to Catherine Deneuve's admonition to moderation. Finally, a debate about sexism, says DW's Susanne Lenz-Gleissner.
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is prompting fears of damage to marine life. Why do oil spills keep happening and who is responsible when they're in international waters?
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