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Added 17 October, 2017

Ada Diamonds has opened the world's first jewelry showroom exclusively dedicated to laboratory-created diamonds. The by-appointment showroom offers San Francisco residents a modern marriage of technology, craftsmanship, and sustainable luxury: bespoke, made-to-order lab diamond jewelry. Established in 2015, Silicon Valley based Ada Diamonds...

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Added 14 October, 2017

The International Spa Association’s (ISPA) 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study indicates that “wellness” continues to top the list of current spa trends. Quoting from the Study’s Executive Summary: "Wellness/health/fitness remained, by far, the most frequently cited trend affecting the spa industry, and was mentioned by almost one in three spas (32...

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Added 9 October, 2017

Big-name corporations still rank high on the lists of first-time job seekers, but young people in Thailand have begun to follow the worldwide trend of working for start-up firms that rely on technologies and the opportunities that come with them. The situation signals significant changes in the economy from the smallest to the biggest levels....

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Added 7 October, 2017

Poland is lowering its retirement age, a costly election promise by the ruling conservatives which goes against a European trend of gradually increasing the pension age as people live longer and stay more healthy. Lowering the age to 60 for women and 65 for men is popular in particular among supporters of the governing right-wing Law and...

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Added 2 October, 2017

There are many initiatives out there encouraging children to get involved with computer science and STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and math), including a recent boost in funding from the White House for public education. In this vein, the Girl Scouts recently teamed up with the SETI Institute (an organization co-founded by Carl...

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Added 25 September, 2017

Making time to go to the gym can be easier said than done—especially when your couch is so comfortable.
But if getting to the gym is your problem, perhaps having access to tiny gyms all over the city would convince you to pop in and take a quick run on the treadmill. At the very least, it’s a theory one Chinese company is willing to test...

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Added 24 September, 2017

In the United States, the way people work is dramatically changing. The proliferation of the gig economy is shifting the American worker’s view of nine-to-five employment and creating endless possibilities for earning extra cash to help pay the bills and make ends meet. According to a recent analysis of gig economy and workforce data conducted...

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Added 17 September, 2017

From millennials who may have no introduction to baby boomers reliving their youth, the vintage trailer culture is a multigenerational trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

There seem to be as many theories for why renovating retro campers has gone mainstream as there are people who own them. No doubt Mary Jane Butters’ popular 2012...

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Added 14 September, 2017

A new hijab-wearing doll that recites passages from the Quran is hitting shelves in the Arab states. Designed by Samira Amarir, the Barbie-like doll is named Jenna. It's intended to teach young girls about Islamic values and provide a doll that resembles them. Ms Amarir said she was looking for a toy to help her daughter learn the Quran when...

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Added 13 September, 2017

Meal kit services for humans are becoming more prevalent as retailers partner with culinary brands to provide consumers more options and specialized services, such as meal kits for kid’s food. Now, new services are aimed at young dog owners, who are known to pamper their pets. One example is The Farmer’s Dog, a subscription-based startup that...