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Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho poses for a photographer during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. AP

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn’t enforce important values against anonymous terrorists.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

In this undated photo provided by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum employees inspect a victim’s suitcase that is kept in the recently-opened, state-of-the-art protective storage at the Auschwitz Museum in Oswiecim, Poland. AP

The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims’ 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Walden Pond where Thoreau lived simply goes solar

In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Collette Royer, of Cambridge, Mass., left, sits on the edge of Walden Pond, in Concord, Mass., with her parents Harvey, center, and Floyce Royer, right, both of Fallbrook, California. AP

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote of “the sunshine of a winter’s day,” and now the simple place that inspired him the most is going solar.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Study proves high heels’ power over men

In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 high heels are pictured in a shop of in Paris. Scientists from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud conducted experiments that showed that men behave very differently toward high-heeled women.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe reportedly once said if you give a girl the right shoes, she can conquer the world.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US: Circumcision benefits outweigh the risks

In this July 28, 2011, file photo, anti-circumcision activists Frank McGinness, right, and Jeff Brown rally against circumcision with about 25 protesters outside a San Francisco courthouse. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, U.S. health officials released a draft of the government's long-awaited guidelines on circumcision, which say benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks and health insurers should pay for it.  AP

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding and risk of infections to newborns.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »