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Jul 7, 2015

Checking work emails at home? It’s part of the job for most Americans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Checking emails at home is just part of the job for most Americans, who would also prefer to receive money rather than more paid vacation or sick days, according to a poll.

More than half of adults questioned in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey said monitoring emails outside office hours was routine, compared to 38 percent who said it was unnecessary.

Jun 30, 2015

Misty Copeland leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre in the dance company’s 75-year history.

Copeland, 32, joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001 and has been a soloist with the prestigious company since 2007.

Jun 29, 2015

Boxers Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Boxers Floyd Mayweather and
Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes list of the world’s 100
highest-paid celebrities on Monday, on the heels of their
lucrative clash in Las Vegas last month.

With an estimated $300 million in earnings over the past 12
months, Mayweather more than lived up to his nickname “Money”
and was the undisputed champion. Pacquiao was second, making
$160 million over the past 12 months.

Jun 26, 2015

Sci-fi TV series ‘Humans’ breathes new life into robot debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Attractive, efficient robots relieve people of the menial tasks of everyday life but problems arise when the androids threaten to surpass their creators in “Humans,” a new sci-fi TV series that explores the fascination and fear about technology.

The eight-part drama, which premieres on Sunday on AMC, is a co-production between the U.S. cable network behind the hit series “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, and Britain’s Channel 4.

Jun 26, 2015

FEATURE: Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since 2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

Jun 26, 2015

Feature: Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since 2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

Jun 26, 2015

Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant
chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads
an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub
and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to
come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an
adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since
2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

Jun 25, 2015

Donald Trump to sue Univision for dropping Miss USA pageant: lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate executive, is planning to sue U.S. Spanish-language TV network Univision for dropping coverage of the Miss USA pageant, which he partly owns, his lawyer said on Thursday.

“We intend to pursue all legal rights and remedies available to Mr. Trump pursuant to the terms of the license agreement as well as a defamation case against Univision,” lawyer Michael Cohen said in a statement.

Jun 18, 2015

Hilary Duff dives back into music with ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After an eight-year absence from the music industry, actress and singer Hilary Duff released her fifth studio album this week, “Breathe In. Breathe Out,” an upbeat dance album that touches on themes of self discovery, romance and failed love.

The former child star who shot to fame as the titular character in the Disney Channel’s “Lizzie McGuire” in 2001, has married, had a son and split from hockey player Mike Comrie since the release of “Dignity” in 2007.

Jun 18, 2015

Eager fans snap up copies of new ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – Fans of British author E.L.
James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic trilogy clamored on
Thursday to get the first copies of her new book “Grey,” a
version of the first novel told through the eyes of her famous
male character.

At Barnes & Noble bookstore in Manhattan, where James was
doing a book signing on Thursday, the line stretched around the
block.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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