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Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store

A journalist walks past a shelf with herbs in glass containers at the "Original Unverpackt OU" (originally unpacked) shop during a press preview in Berlin, September 11, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a “precycling” first for the environmentally switched-on city.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Miss New York crowned Miss America

Miss America 2015

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America late Sunday, the third straight victory for the Empire State in the national beauty pageant.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Zeus, tallest dog in the world, has died

A handout picture released by Guinness World Records taken on November 3, 2011 shows three-year-old Great Dane called Zeus from Otsego, Michigan. AFP

Zeus, the Great Dane who in 2012 earned the Guinness World Record as tallest dog in the world, has died at age five, a local US newspaper said Friday.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea Cigarettes

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world’s highest male smoking rates.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Long tongues and leaping cats in 60th World Records book

world's longest tongue

From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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