Lifestyle Headlines

Fri, Feb 27 2015

Going to the game? Pack earplugs and lose the vuvuzela, WHO says

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GENEVA - Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Sports, Health 27 Feb 2015

Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama appeals court

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- An Alabama appeals court ruled on Friday that the state must recognize the out-of-state adoption of three children by the estranged wife of their birth mother, lawyers for the plaintiff said.

27 Feb 2015

Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures

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BOSTON - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved crimes. | Video

U.S., Arts 27 Feb 2015

Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger

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- Google Inc has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users.

27 Feb 2015

Upmarket bug snacks to creep into Thai store shelves

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BANGKOK - Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal.

27 Feb 2015

Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

PARIS - A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy.

Music, Entertainment 27 Feb 2015

Today's dialectic: Is that dress white or is it blue?

- Cyberspace was being consumed by an acute philosophical debate on Friday over a picture of a dress many claim is obviously white and gold but others argue just as trenchantly is black and blue. | Video

Tech, Oddly Enough 27 Feb 2015

Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

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PARIS - A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy.

27 Feb 2015

Hong Kong's aging master tailors need a stitch in time

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HONG KONG - Bill Clinton did it. So did Boris Johnson, the mayor of London. For many tourists, even if they are not former U.S. presidents, a trip to Hong Kong isn't over till they pick up a made-to-measure outfit from one of its family-run tailor shops.

27 Feb 2015

School math answers only a scan away with Croatian app

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ZAGREB - Damir Sabol, Croatian computer expert and entrepreneur, was helping his son with his maths homework when he had an idea.

27 Feb 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.