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Your Vintage Date: Let the Past Inspire Your Romantic Plans

New York, 1940, NYPL
New York, 1940, NYPL

Cherishing love should be celebrated. Too bad it can sometimes turn stressful. Suddenly, you find yourself in a store aisle in the middle of teddy...

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    Military Wife Says Repair Man Fixed Her Furnace for $1

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    Become More Successful by Stop Saying These Two Words, Says Stanford Professor

    Can tweaking small parts of your speech habits make you more successful? Based on his life experiences, Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford... Read more

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    Wood Harrelson Applies to Open Marijuana Dispensary in Hawaii

    HONOLULU—Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. Harrelson, 54, applied... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About the Year of the Monkey

    Because we are dealing with a fire Monkey, be prepared for things to heat up!  Get ready for a good year filled with playfulness, romance,... Read more

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    10 Professions You’ll Wish Still Existed

    The Industrial Revolution dramatically reshaped our society, replacing many professions with machines in a short period of time—or at least as many functions as could be automated... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘Humans of New York: Stories’

    On Sept. 11, 2001, the world felt an intense empathy for the city of New York as many cried out, “Today we are all New... Read more

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    Man Who Purchased Google.com for $12 Donates Reward to Charity

    Last year, ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved was browsing the Google Domains Interface for research when he spotted something curious: Google.com appeared to be on sale... Read more

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    Massive Sinkhole in Oregon Closes Part of Highway 101

    Oregon officials have closed off part of U.S. Highway 101 on Thursday, Jan. 28, after a massive sinkhole swallowed a huge chunk of road, following a... Read more

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    The Gastronomic Delights of Treviso, Italy

    Treviso is one of a number of picturesque medieval towns in northeast Italy. It’s barely a half-hour train ride from Venice and a must-see for... Read more

  • In this Jan. 23, 2016 photo, Steve Yarborough poses for a photo during a snowstorm in New York. When he saw the weekend storm building up, he said he and his wife booked a flight to see it firsthand. (Kathleen Yarborough via AP)

    Texas ‘Weather Nerd’ Comes to NYC to See Storm Firsthand

    NEW YORK—Texans Steve and Kathleen Yarborough weren’t quite like the other travelers stuck in New York this weekend: They came to the city because of... Read more

  • Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges at his home in Buenos Aires on Nov. 20, 1981. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia)

    Chasing Fried Eggs With Jorge Luis Borges

    During a recent trip to Argentina, I was talking with an old friend, a successful psychiatrist, about Jorge Luis Borges, the famous Argentine writer. She... Read more

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    Jilted Bride Gives Homeless Women & Kids Big Party

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    Why Do We Say ‘Sorry’ so Much?

    Just Not Sorry is a new app that aims to draw attention to the use of apologetic language and the excessive use of sorry. People,... Read more

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    WWII Veteran to Reunite With Wartime Girlfriend After 70 Years Apart

    A World War II veteran will fly to Australia next month to reunite with a wartime girlfriend he hasn’t seen in 70 years. Norwood Thomas,... Read more

  • In this Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Carol Hensen colors at the DeForest Public Library in DeForest, Wis. Libraries and other groups nationwide are setting up get togethers for adults to color as the practice of coloring becomes more and more popular. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

    Libraries, Meetup Groups Get Into Adult Coloring Craze

    DEFOREST, Wis.—Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups. Libraries across... Read more

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    Man Cited for Panhandling 70 Times in Year, Found with $1,800 in Pocket

    FRESNO, Calif.— A man who police say was walking into traffic in Fresno to ask people for money has racked up his 70th citation for... Read more

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