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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 04/2008

The Love Lives Of Octopi

Posted 04.01.2008 | Healthy Living

They flirt, hold hands and guard their lovers jealously -- yet they don't even have bones. The love lives of octopuses are far more complex than anyo...

Finally, Women Have Somewhere To Go On The Web

Posted 04.01.2008 | Healthy Living

For those harried women who find iVillage too taxing, Internet giant Yahoo! has launched a portal called "Shine." Yahoo's first site aimed at women is...

Dog Depression: Fact Or Fiction?

Posted 04.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Can well-fed, comfortably housed dogs show signs of depression or anxiety? Could these signs actually be indicators of chronic pain, or even chronic b...

Diversity: Is It A Bad Thing?

Posted 04.02.2008 | Healthy Living

The first thing my wife and I comment on when we go to a restaurant or a park is the diversity. We generally want more. We're part of a generation of ...

What Do Your Sneakers Say About You?

Posted 04.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Got a passion for buying sneakers? It could be a good sign, with a poll finding that people who buy three pairs of sneakers or more a year are far mor...

The Singles Map: Where To Find Your True Love

Posted 04.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Which of these two decisions do you think has a bigger impact on someone's life: finding the right job, or finding the right significant other? No one...

MRSA "Superbug" Is Spreading

Posted 04.03.2008 | Healthy Living

Vance McGaugh was a normal healthy teenager. As his parents stood by his side at Cook Children's Medical Center, they kept expecting him to pull throu...

5th-Grader Finds Mistake at Smithsonian

Posted 04.03.2008 | Healthy Living

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Is fifth-grader Kenton Stufflebeam smarter than the Smithsonian? On a winter break trip with his family to the Smithsonian Inst...

Kids Get Colored: Highlights Go To New Lows

| Posted 04.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Trend Alert! Pre-teens (tweens?) are getting their hair did. Yup, you heard me. The 9 year old down the street is getting high-lights and low-lights a...

100 Signs You're In The Wrong Relationship

Posted 04.04.2008 | Healthy Living

1. These days, you can barely muster the energy to punch each other. 2. Your engagement ring is made of calamari. 3. Your friends refer to you as "B...

Men Create More Housework For Women

Posted 04.07.2008 | Healthy Living

Having a husband creates an extra seven hours of housework each week for women, according to a new study. For men, tying the knot saves an hour of we...

The New Survivalism

Posted 04.07.2008 | Healthy Living

THE traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage, holed up in a cabin in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned g...

Geisha Guys And The Latest Japanese Love Trends

Posted 04.07.2008 | Healthy Living

At first glance, the man and woman at the nightclub look like any other couple on a date. He flirts and pours champagne. She looks at him and laughs. ...

Postal Workers Attacked By Wild Turkeys

Posted 04.07.2008 | Healthy Living

MADISON, Wis. — Rather than rain or snow, or even dogs, postal workers in a West Side neighborhood near Owen Conservation Park are being pestere...

Does The Secret Of The Universe Lie Underground?

Posted 04.08.2008 | Healthy Living

British scientist Peter Higgs, whose work is the cornerstone of modern physics, said Monday he is putting champagne on ice in the hope a new experimen...

Wall Of College Rejection Letters: How Kids Cope

Posted 04.08.2008 | Healthy Living

High school seniors everywhere have traditionally posted their rejection letters as an act of collective defiance against the high-pressure and hyperc...

Brunettes Bag More Billionaires

Posted 04.08.2008 | Healthy Living
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It's official, if you're a brunette like Carla Bruni, you're more likely to marry a successful man than your blonde counterparts. Experts at LOVE@LYCO...

Top 5 Sexiest Spiritual Icons

| Posted 04.09.2008 | Healthy Living

I've been thinking about spirituality lately (duh), and I've realized that if there is one word that people don't (or won't) associate with spirituali...

The Bible Voted America's Favorite Book

Posted 04.09.2008 | Healthy Living

When it comes to literary pursuits in the United States most people agree on at least one thing -- the most popular book is the Bible, according to a ...

"Last Lecture" Professor Passes Six Month Mark

Posted 04.09.2008 | Healthy Living

What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you? That's the hypothetical qu...

How This Critter Can Save Your Life

Posted 04.09.2008 | Healthy Living

Sure, you know these five creatures as stinging, biting merchants of death. But isn't it time we put aside our differences and embraced the positive? ...

Extreme Marathons: Athletes Test Their Limits

Posted 04.09.2008 | Healthy Living

Engadin Ski Marathon, Sils, Switzerland More than 10,500 skiers participate in the 26.2-mile race between Maloja and S-Chanf near the Swiss mountain r...

Restaurant Etiquette 101

Posted 04.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Here are some strategies for dining out, from scoring a table to sending back food. Problem: The restaurant is fully booked. Solution: Put yourself ...

How You Can Wear Oprah's Clothes

Posted 04.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Oprah's Closet is the most intriguing corner of what is otherwise a large souvenir shop newly opened to promote Oprah-inspired accessories and housew...

Trend Alert: Fringe Is Back

Posted 04.10.2008 | Healthy Living

THE image of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, dressed in a silver onesie with loopy tassels hanging down to his shins, is perhaps not the best illustrat...