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Luxury bathtub maker changes shipping procedure after getting soaked by damages

Montreal-based Wetstyle Inc. makes big, bold and beautiful bathtubs coveted around the world. Hand-made and hand-polished, the tubs look like sculptures, industrial-strength works of art.<p>They are featured in some of the world's deluxe hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton, the W chain and the Chateau …

These 27 Old Couples Will Remind You What Love Is All About

As far as I’m concerned, there are few things as adorable as sweet old couples. Think about it: how many times have you cracked a smile at a pair of …

Relationships

Meet Me in Venice

Venice

10 Tips for a Perfect Wine Tasting Trip

1. Book in Advance<p>Last minute inquiries can lead to disappointment! Wineries have limited availability, and while there are walk-in tasting rooms, …

This Dollar Chart Is Bad News for Emerging Markets

If history is any guide, emerging markets are headed for trouble as the dollar strengthens.<p>A soaring U.S. currency, coupled with higher interest …

Stock Markets

Fed up with the daily grind? These are the top 20 employers for work-life balance

There's more time for fun if you work for one of these 20 companies in the UK<p>The UK has a reputation for poor work-life balance. Britons work some of the longest hours in Europe, with full-time workers putting in an average of 39.2 hours per week - although many are known to work well above 40.<p>A …

Standing desks make children better students

The question of “is sitting the next smoking” has been raised by many health experts in the past few months. Many ailments, including diabetes and heart disease, are known to be connected to an inactive lifestyle.<p>However, most of this attention has been focused on adult office workers and the …

Pedagogy

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

15 Scientific Facts That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead, Heart

The world’s pretty alright sometimes.

Immune System

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

<b>The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.</b><p>This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved …

Archaeology

Exclusive: Luxury penthouse snapped up in the record property deal of the year

Penthouse apartment in 77 Mayfair goes for £7,000 a square foot - and it's not even built yet<p>A luxury penthouse on Mayfair's South Audley Street has broken the price record for any residential property deal in London so far this year, after it was snapped up for an astounding £7,000 per sq ft.<p>This …

Japan: World's largest flower blooms in Tokyo park

<b>A giant flower, said to be one of the world's oldest and largest species, has bloomed at a Tokyo park for the first time in five years, it's reported.</b><p>The 2m-high (6.5ft) Titan arum rarely flowers and is notoriously difficult to propagate. The Jindai botanical gardens in the city of Chofu have …