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Apr 2, 2013

World Chefs: Mary McCartney recreates childhood recipes in cookbook

NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) – Mary McCartney is best known
for her photography, but in her first cookbook she combines her
passion for taking pictures with a love of cooking simple
vegetarian meals.

The daughter of Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda
Eastman, who died in 1998, drew on childhood memories of
preparing food with her mother to recreate the recipes in her
cookbook, titled simply “Food.”

Mar 31, 2013

‘G.I. Joe’ sequel blasts past cavemen to win box office

March 31 (Reuters) – Action movie “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”
won the weekend box office battle in the United States and
Canada, fighting off competition from cartoon cavemen, a Tyler
Perry drama, and an alien-possessed heroine trying to save the
human race.

“G.I. Joe,” a sequel starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson
and Bruce Willis, secured $41.2 million in domestic ticket sales
from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates.

Mar 28, 2013

William Faulkner archival material to be sold at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Letters, an unpublished short story and William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize medal could sell for more than $2 million when archival materials of the author are sold at auction in June, Sotheby’s said on Thursday.

Faulkner, whose books include “The Sound and the Fury” and “Sartoris,” is considered one of the most important American authors of the 20th century. A native of Mississippi, he set much of his work in the American South and often in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County.

Mar 27, 2013

Video game found to help the blind navigate buildings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A video game that uses a computer-generated layout of a building can help to prepare the blind to navigate the venue in real life by improving their spatial awareness, researchers said on Wednesday.

The game, based in a building at a center for the blind in Newton, Massachusetts, uses audio cues to help blind players find hidden jewels and remove them from the building without being spotted by roving monsters.

Mar 22, 2013

Airfares soared in 2012, no hefty increase for Mumbai: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Airfares to some of the most popular U.S. and international destinations rose by 25 percent or more last year, and June was the most expensive month to travel, according to the website Kayak.com.

The costs of flights from North America to Lima soared 33 percent, London fares were up 30 percent and tickets to New Orleans, Madrid, Munich and Sydney jumped 28 percent.

Mar 22, 2013

Airfares soared in 2012, June priciest month -report

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – Airfares to some of the most
popular U.S. and international destinations rose by 25 percent
or more last year, and June was the most expensive month to
travel, according to the website Kayak.com.

The costs of flights from North America to Lima soared 33
percent, London fares were up 30 percent and tickets to New
Orleans, Madrid, Munich and Sydney jumped 28 percent.

Mar 20, 2013

Aging a concern for many Americans but harder for women – poll

NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) – Aging is a concern for many
Americans, particularly its impact on health, but men seem to
have an easier time dealing with the hallmarks of passing years
than women, according to a new survey.

The national poll of 2,000 U.S. adults found that nearly 90
percent of people think women are under more pressure to look
younger than men are. Men are also considered old about five
years later than women, and sexier at an older age.

Mar 8, 2013

U.S. film highlights link between girls’ education and poverty

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new feature film that debuted in U.S. theaters this week explores the link between improving education for girls in poor countries around the globe and the battle against poverty.

“Girl Rising” blends documentary and narrative filmmaking to focus on the impact of education on the lives of nine girls from Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Peru, Sierra Leone, Nepal and Haiti.

Mar 7, 2013

Tribeca Film Festival showcases eclectic mix of directors, films

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Tribeca Film Festival opens next month with 89 feature films from new and established directors, ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to romantic and teen comedies and gripping dramas.

More than 6,000 films from 30 countries were submitted to this year’s festival, which was established more than a decade ago to revitalize the New York neighborhood devastated by the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Mar 4, 2013

Spain’s Ortega leaps to rank as world’s third richest man -Forbes

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Spain’s Amancio Ortega, the
co-founder of the Inditex fashion group, leapt over
Warren Buffett and France’s Bernard Arnault to become the
world’s third richest person on Forbes’ 2013 annual ranking of
billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion.

Mexico’s Carlos Slim, who has taken a hit from the slump in
the share price of his America Movil telecoms group
since the list was calculated as of Feb. 14, remained the
richest person with a fortune of $73 billion, and Microsoft
co-founder Bill Gates held on to the No. 2 spot with a
net worth of $67 billion.

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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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