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4 Real-Life Lessons From Funeral Directors

Funeral directors face the sadness of death every time they go to work. Unlike doctors, paramedics, firefighters and police, they know there can be no happy endings where lives are saved and families stay intact.   They take people in

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Sir Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor Dies Aged 89

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89, his family has confirmed.   In a statement posted on the actor’s official social media accounts it was revealed that Moore had passed away in Switzerland after a “short but

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‘Costume Jewelry’ Diamond Really Worth Hundreds Of Thousands

Some people have all the luck.   Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about US$15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry, it turned out to be a 26.27 carat

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Why Technology Is Addictive And What To Do About It

A buzzing phone, glowing tablet or the sound of a favourite video game can be a powerful temptation many can’t resist.   Now new research shows the cravings we have to connect to our devices can in fact be a real addiction.   “Seventy-five

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Squid-like Substance Found Floating In Bottle Of Coconut Water, NY Woman Says

A woman from New York said a squid-like, gooey gunk she found floating in her favorite beverage made her violently ill, and she’s on a quest to figure out what it is. Barbara Kline, 34, of Orange County, said she

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‘Thank Heavens For Airbrushing’, Says Star Monica Bellucci

Actress Monica Bellucci reopened the heated debate on the airbrushing of stars’ photographs on Wednesday by declaring, “Thank heavens for retouching.”   The Italian beauty, the oldest Bond girl ever at 50 in “Spectre”, told AFP that she had learned

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Kombucha Drinks Popular, But Some Question Their Health Benefits

Kombucha tea has become hugely popular in recent years, with many enjoying the fermented tea’s bittersweet flavour, and others touting the drink’s promises of health benefits.  But is the tea as healthy as many say?   Ottawa-based brewer Wentsi Yeung

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Pineapple Left At Exhibit, Mistaken For Work Of Art

If visual art is all about context, then two student pranksters can now claim their “Pineapple on a Pedestal” is the hottest new installation at their university gallery.   Ruairi Gray and his friend Lloyd Jack have confessed to pranking

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Bombay Sapphire Gin Recalled In At Least 5 Provinces For Containing Too Much Alcohol

Liquor authorities in at least five provinces are recalling a brand of gin that may contain almost twice as much alcohol as claimed on the bottle.   The Liquor Control Board Of Ontario was the first to issue a recall after its internal quality

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Shannen Doherty Says Her Breast Cancer Is In Remission

Shannen Doherty says her breast cancer is in remission.   In an Instagram post, Doherty describes it as “good news” and “overwhelming.” But she cautiously notes that recurrences happen frequently and that the next five years will be critical.  

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After Child And Separation, Janet Jackson Resumes Tour

Pop superstar and new mother Janet Jackson said Monday she will resume a tour after a nearly two-year break as she confirmed separating from her husband.   Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news

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Taco Bell To Start Serving Alcohol In Canada This Summer

Un Taco Supreme y una cerveza por favor?   Taco Bell Canada has announced that it will begin serving alcohol at select locations in Canada beginning in June. The popular fast-food chain said consumers aged 19 and up will be

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Erin Moran, Joanie in ‘Happy Days,’ Dies At 56

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” died Saturday at age 56.   A statement from the sheriff’s department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher “received a

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Fleetwood Mac Members Announce New Album

Members of blues-rock powerhouse Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday announced a new album that will bring together all of the band’s classic lineup — except Stevie Nicks.   Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham said the album would be the first by a duo

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Pippa Middleton’s Wedding To Include Prince George, Princess Charlotte

Look for Prince George and Princess Charlotte to steal a few hearts when their aunt Pippa Middleton marries next month.   Kensington Palace said Monday that George, 3, and Charlotte, 1, will be page boy and bridesmaid at the May

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