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Return of the typewriter

Typewriters are back. People young and old are shunning the distractions of modern computers in favor of the old manual machines.

Women keep their names after marriage for more than feminist reasons

Thirty years after the feminist movement spurred women to keep their maiden names, women are choosing to hold on to these names for a different reason - to preserve their ethnic identities.

World’s first interactive hotel and travel guide

IXeo releases IX-world, the free travel planner with direct access to hotel suppliers from all global markets without intermediary charges...

Mills-McCartney divorce judgment published in full

Heather Mills has been awarded £24.3m in her divorce settlement with estranged husband Sir Paul McCartney...

Guilt-free diamonds: beyond blood to human rights

Buying diamonds is now a matter of conscience, not just taste and deep-pockets.

Cook's tour: A gadget (or three) for every kitchen task

Novice and professional cooks alike are snapping up strange and specialized kitchen contraptions, but do they really need lettuce knives, shrimp deveiners and avocado slicers?

Last wishes: Hold the religion

As the number of self-professed nonbelievers grows in America, so do the requests for a funeral which accurately reflects their disbelief.

Bards of the Bar

For many career lawyers, poetry isn't simply a weekend hobby; it's a second calling.

Graffiti artists paint the town green

mosimage} While most graffiti artists search for high-tech paints to make their tags stand out forever, some are borrowing tools from Mother Nature to make a greener mark, using biodegradable markers and living materials.

Dying outside the box

Innovators in the death-care industry have been busy dreaming up new ideas for memorials, converting cremation ashes into drinking glasses, pencil boxes, even coral reefs.


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