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No wedding, no Crown: What’s a royal obsessive to do?

NEW YORK—Are you a royal desperado, in that binge watching kind of way? The House of Windsor, under that and other grand names, has provided five British monarchs to date, but it took you a quick minute to breeze through the recently released second season of “The Crown” on Netflix. And the wedding of Prince …

The Weeknd dumps H&M after monkey sweatshirt ad

NEW YORK — Canadian singer The Weeknd said Monday that he will no longer work with H&M after the clothing company posted an ad of a black child in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle” on the front. Many people criticized the image on social media, calling it racist. H&M removed …

Israeli company says it has produced tiniest cherry tomato

MOSHAV IDAN, Israel— They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before. The “drop tomato” is about the size of a blueberry and the Kedma company in the country’s southern Arava desert says it is the smallest one ever cultivated in Israel, …

Princess Charlotte is off for her 1st day at nursery school

LONDON — Kensington Palace has released two images of Princess Charlotte as she begins her first day at nursery school. The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The images were taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, before Charlotte went …

Naked truth: Calgary naturist group criticized for public pool tradition

CALGARY— Swimming in the buff in a public pool is creating waves in Calgary. Naturist groups across Canada say it’s nothing new. They’ve been renting public pool time for family-friendly swimming events for years, if not decades. “We are everyday people … who just prefer and are more comfortable living as much as possible in …

Liz Weston: Why you should save for something fun

Financial planners tend to have firm ideas about the most important goals: You should save for retirement, pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Buying a pair of $200 sneakers or an ultra-high definition TV is probably not on that list. But maybe saving for something you really, really want isn’t frivolous. It may …

Take this job and shiver it: Chilly offices plague workers

Two long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, a fleece jacket, two scarves and two pairs of socks. That has been Karen Ericson’s go-to outfit in her office in Des Moines, Iowa, in recent weeks. “I am still shivering,” the 39-year-old graphic designer said last week, estimating the temperature in the office was in the mid-60s while outside, …

Black dresses dominate Golden Globes red carpet

The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off Sunday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with “Me Too” founder Tarana Burke at her side. Streep, accompanied by domestic violence advocate Ai-jen Poo, said she …

Golden Globe red carpet fairytale goes noir in protest

The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off Sunday as soon as the red carpet opened, including Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look and “Me Too” founder Tarana Burke at her side.” Turning the Globes dark on the fashion front had been anticipated for days after a call for massive reform …

Buy a sofa, hire a helper: Handy expands retail partnerships

NEW YORK — These days, lots of customers don’t want to just buy sell TVs and sofas. They also want someone to come over to hang up the flat screen or put the furniture together. Handy CEO Oisin Hanrahan says that’s been an opportunity for the company to expand its partnerships with retailers. Launched nearly …

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