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In a Growing World, What Is an Individual Woman’s Worth?

Changing Planet<p>This week the United Nations Population Division released the 2012 revision of the World Population Prospects, projecting that world population could reach 9.6 billion by mid-century. This represents an increase of 300 million people from the 2010 revision.<p>In short, our numbers are …

Mysteries of the Lost (and Found) Nazi Diaries

What did Alfred Rosenberg say about his fellow Nazis? And will the man who hid the diaries be prosecuted?<p><b>The diaries of the top Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, which disappeared mysteriously after his 1946 hanging as a war criminal, are now in U.S. government custody. The pages have not all been</b> …

Albino Gorilla Was Result of Inbreeding

Both of Snowflake's parents had a rare gene that causes albinism.<p><b>Snowflake the gorilla gained notoriety for being the only known albino of his species. Now the late ape is making headlines again over the recent postmortem discovery that he was inbred.</b><p>Snowflake, a western lowland gorilla, was born …

Death of Dolphin in China Sparks Outrage—and Questions

What you should, and shouldn't do, if you come across a stranded marine mammal.<p><b>The death of a dolphin in China that was photographed with beachgoers handling it shortly beforehand has sparked outrage on the country's social media sites.</b><p>Tourists on the South China beach near a resort in Hainan …

Fruits and Veggies Are Alive, Can Defend Against Herbivores

A new study finds that produce can be “trained” to specific circadian cycles, boosting their natural defenses against pests.<p><b>The next time you wander amongst the produce in your local market, think about this: Those fruits and veggies are still alive. Though they may not be able to jump up and move,</b> …

Fifty Shades of Grey

• <b>Author:</b> E L James<p>When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he …

Fifty Shades Darker

• <b>Author:</b> E L James<p>Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.<br>But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking …

Wedding Night

• <b>Author:</b> Sophie Kinsella<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget. <br>Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big …

Fifty Shades Freed

• <b>Author:</b> E L James<p>When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper …

Conceal

• <b>Author:</b> Juliana Stone<p>No one said going home would be easy...<p>Black sheep and all around trouble maker, Betty Jo Barker is back home and hoping for a do-over. Things are finally looking up until Beau Simon comes to town. The man pushes every button she owns and manages to awaken long dead emotions …

Look out Vine, Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram

Facebook Thursday introduced video to its photo-sharing app Instagram, instantly catapulting the social network into one of the most popular emerging activities online and suggesting a potentially huge new advertising revenue stream.<p>Mark Zuckerberg introduced a "big idea from a very small team." …

Why women should lower their standards

<i>Excerpted from the book</i> Finerman's Rules <i>by Karen Finerman. © 2013 by Karen Finerman. Reprinted by permission of Business Plus. All rights reserved.</i><p>As a working mother, the last thing you need is to be hard on yourself. As a stay-at-home mother, the last thing you need is to be hard on yourself. As …

High School Bad For Your Health, Says New Study

WATERLOO, Ont. - High school may improve young people's minds, but it does the opposite for their bodies.<p>A new study out of the University of …

Largest iceberg cluster in five years sighted off Labrador

The largest iceberg cluster seen in recent years is drifting south off Labrador near the Strait of Belle Isle through transatlantic shipping routes, says the coast guard.<p>Peter Veber, Atlantic superintendent of ice operations, said there are about 250 icebergs within a 100 kilometre radius of Belle …