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Birth control pills spark an environmental debate

Some experts are blaming birth control for water contamination. But should women dump their pills just yet?

Pet skunks: Cuddly, friendly, but some states are saying 'no'

Some pet fanciers out there would rather cuddle up in bed with a skunk than a cat or dog. But trying to get a skunk is a challenge, and in some states, it's getting harder.

Tattooists turn scars into butterflies

Looking to dress up a scar? Turn it into a butterfly. Or a lizard. Many people, especially women who have had mastectomies or other surgeries, are electing to do just that. Some tattoo artists welcome the challenge.

Designer purse rentals let women bag a deal

Want to carry a classic Chanel bag or the latest Louis Vuitton? Try borrowing one...

Rare dogs gain acceptance, but some breeders growl

The American Kennel Club helps many new breeds gain acceptance. But in the cloistered world of rare-dog breeding, not everyone welcomes the help...

Got enough Tupperware? Try jeans parties

Designer-jeans parties offer a fun ladies’ night of bargain shopping... But the increasingly popular parties can be hot spots for counterfeits...

Is it art or just a urinal?

San Francisco artist Clark Sorensen creates fully functioning flower-shaped urinals that can be plumbed and used in a bathroom...

A bagel with sentimental value? Bronze it!

Many unexpected items, as well as the ever-popular baby shoe, go into the bronzing vat and emerge as mementos and corporate awards.

Dining through the seasons

Restaurants are taking seasonal dining to a new level, changing the interior design, flower arrangements and menu to match the season...

Spinning an eco-friendly yarn: Knitting goes green

Will knitting mavens be willing to sacrifice beloved shades and textures in order to save the planet?


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