• HOME & GARDEN
    Japanese men no longer calling all the shots at home

    A Family enjoy cherry blossoms in Toyokawa, Japan CREDIT: GETTY Women are increasingly calling the shots in Japanese households, with the influence of husbands – not long ago the undisputed master of the home – in sharp decline. The latest edition of study conducted every decade by the Hakuhodo Institute of Life and Living shows that more […]

  • CLOTHING
    The Sexist History Of No Pockets In Women’s Clothing

    An historical reenactment of medieval bags. Photo: DEA / C. BALOSSINI / Getty When shopping for women’s jeans, how many times have you found yourself disappointed with the pockets of the garment? They are either fake or too small to serve the purpose of being a pocket. As women, we all are also familiar with […]

  • NEWS
    Poker-Winning Machine Is No Threat to Humans

    I didn’t worry too much when computers beat humans at checkers, chess, or Go. It was, after all, only a matter of time before someone built a powerful computer with a vast database of known game situations. But now that machines are beating professionals at poker – a game of imperfect information – a question must […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

    Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages. Joint replacements typically restore lost mobility, making it possible for people to get health-enhancing exercise and enjoy countless […]

  • CLOTHING
    Ivanka Trump Clothing No Longer Shows Up on Burlington’s Website

    Burlington appears to have joined a growing list of retailers that have dropped clothing and accessories by Ivanka Trump. A search for the product on the Burlington website yielded no results on Monday; Business Insider reports the items have not shown up since last Friday. Ivanka Trump’s clothing line has been disappearing from major retailers […]

  • COUPONS
    No need for motorists to use old parking coupons at pro-rated rates: MND

    URA/HDB parking coupons on Dec 26, 2013. (Photo: Edric Sng/TODAY) ENLARGE CAPTION  275 Email More A A SINGAPORE: Authorities have concluded there is no need for motorists to use old parking coupons at pro-rated rates, said Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 7). Mr Lee, responding to […]

  • NEWS
    No more 9-to-5: Computer-science engineer leads business-owner revolution

    Retire in your mid-30s? That doesn’t necessarily sound like the American dream, but certainly a dream. As of Friday, it’s a dream fulfilled for Ravi Chawla. A career computer-science engineer, Chawla walked away from his 9-to-5 job one last time. The Murphy resident has spent much of his work life in McKinney, stationed in the […]