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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:27pm

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:23am

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking —both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:12am

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:09am

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architechture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler home owner Adriene Biondo.

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Airlines Are Not The Best At Estimating Flight Times

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 6:52am

The 6 million domestic flights taken last year generated 115 million minutes of delays. NPR's Rachel Martin asks data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com what's behind all those delays.

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Smell Something Different At The Gym? It Might Not Be What You Think

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:29am

Scent can affect how customers view a business, how long they spend shopping and how much money they spend, research shows. Businesses from stores to fitness clubs are convinced scents make sense.

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:24am

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:24am

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:55pm

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.

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Investigation Open On 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:03pm

North Carolina's Attorney General asks why an event with predominantly African-American attendees was tagged with a surcharge at a luxury hotel.

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Credit Agencies Agree To Wait Before Adding Medical Debt To Ratings

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:22am

Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.

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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:18am

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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