Category: Lifestyle

Here’s Me On My Mercedes-Benz Picnic

It’s officially summer and I’m told that the commonfolk start bellyaching for something called a “vacation” during these warm months. I suppose it’s something of a break from the “work” they do to “earn” money and pay their “bills.” But what the hell, …

Japan blogger killed after ‘dispute’ resolution talk: reports

A well-known Japanese blogger has been stabbed to death by an internet user he had argued with, shortly after giving a talk on “how to manage disputes online.”

Kenichiro Okamoto, known to web users as Hagex, was reportedly followed to the toilets and…

US senator’s rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her.

During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin …

Lab rat studies show promise for insulin pill

Studies carried out on lab rats have shown promise for a new kind of insulin pill that may be able to help millions of people with diabetes avoid daily injections, researchers said Monday.

Much more work is needed before the pill, designed by researc…

US approves first marijuana-derived drug

US regulators on Monday approved the first marijuana-derived drug ever to hit the US market, Epidiolex, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

Epidiolex uses purified cannabidiol, or CBD, which is one of more tha…

US Supreme Court turns down case of florist who refused to service same-sex couple

The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider the case against a Washington state florist who was fined for refusing to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding on religious grounds.

The decision follows the top US court’s June 4 ruli…

French cognac gets green light for ‘XXO’ label

French cognac will soon be able to be marketed as XXO, or “extra extra old”, after regulators accepted a push by distillers to modify strict sales and production rules, an industry group said Monday.

Currently producers can apply only three quality d…

On NY’s rooftops, old-style wooden water tanks hang tough

They are part of New York’s skyline and millions of people unknowingly depend on them: behold, the venerable rooftop water tank, made of plain old wood.

And forget about technology and innovation and all that. The tanks are more popular than ever in …

Thousands march and dance in New York’s Gay Pride parade

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags and hoisting political banners marched and danced on the streets of New York on Sunday in the latest festive edition of the Gay Pride parade that began in Central Park in 1970.

On foot, on roller skate…

Boys can be girls: what we learned from Paris fashion week

As Paris men’s fashion week comes to an end Sunday we look at four things we learned from a packed and at times emotional six days:

– Men don’t have to be men –

The pressure is off, boys. Dress like you did when you were a kid raiding your mother’s …