Ye Shiwen – forging of the Mandarin mermaid: How Chinese children are brutalised into future Olympians

Forging of the Mandarin mermaid: How Chinese children are taken away from their families and brutalised into future OlympiansChinese state earmarks potential champions from young ageYoungsters are sent away to gruelling training camps Olympic champion Ye Shiwen said her extraordinary swim was a result of “hard work and training”

Overweight women "lose out in the hunt for jobs" and once employed are lower paid

Overweight women 'lose out in the hunt for jobs' and once employed are lower paidResearchers say 'fat discrimination' is widespread in the workplaceMany bosses assume overweight staff are lazy of gluttons | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 1 May 2012 Fat discrimination: Many bosses assuming overweight staff are lazy Overweight women are far less likely to be selected for jobs than slimmer rivals, claim scientists.