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Christmas Catalog for the Rich Is a Little Different This YearThis year's Neiman Marcus catalog of "Fantasy Gifts" for the super-rich has been released—and while there's no shortage of items for the 1% to splurge on, the 2020 book's focus is largely on staying home comfortably, and all the jet-setting trips available are within the US. The "curated experiences"...
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Dictionary Changes Its Definition of 'Woman'Oxford University Press has amended its dictionaries after a pressure campaign alleged "derogatory" and "sexist" definitions of the word "woman," the Guardian reports. Among the changes to Oxford Dictionaries: A woman is now listed as "a person's wife, girlfriend, or female lover" instead of just a man's, and the "man"...
Newser25 days ago
Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the DayKevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...
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One Baby Name Is Surging in Different CountriesIf you've been noticing a bunch of Liams running around, and you're not a current resident of Ireland, you're not the only one. Liam was the top name for baby boys in the US this year, and the Guardian reports that more than 20,000 babies here were given that...
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It Has Banksy's Signature. Here's Why He Won't Authenticate ItA man who appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow , hoping to hear the value of his Banksy artwork, ended up receiving a rebuke from the show's specialist and Banksy's team. The unidentified man told specialist Rupert Maas that he found the artwork—featuring Banksy's name and a rat stencilled on...
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Pandemic Has Caused 'Cheating Crisis' in ChessThe pandemic has led to a surge of popularity for online chess—and a corresponding surge in cheating. The Guardian reports that the widespread use of powerful apps that can calculate near-perfect moves has caused an "atmosphere of paranoia and recrimination" within the game, despite efforts to crack down by...
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This Soda 'Did Its Job.' Now It's Time to GoRarely does a company keep selling a product that barely makes a dent in sales. For decades, though, Coca-Cola kept churning out Tab, a saccharin-sweetened beverage that once ruled the diet soda category, purely for the drink's obsessive fan base, who became known as "Tabaholics"—even after market share dipped...
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A Baby Hadn't Been Born in This Community Since 1927Warren Fernald was born on Islesford, an island off the coast of Maine, in July 1927. More than 93 years later, his great-granddaughter, Azalea Belle Gray, was born there at the end of last month—the first baby to be born on the island since her great-grandfather. The little one...
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Priest Fired, Altar Burned Over Scene Witnessed by PasserbyPeer inside a church window lately? Bet you didn't see the pastor having sex with two women on a church altar with stage lighting, cameras, and sex toys. But a passerby apparently saw just that inside a Catholic church in Louisiana on Sept. 30, the Times-Picayune reports. Court documents say...
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Retailer's RBG 'Dissent Collar' Is Back, With a New NameIn 2012, Banana Republic bestowed a special gift upon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Women of the Year Awards gala hosted by Glamour : a crystal necklace that she could wear with her black robe as one of her signature "statement" collars. "This is my dissenting collar," Ginsburg,...
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