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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.

Mar 4, 2013

Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better sleep

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insomniacs looking for a good night’s sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because a new report released on Monday shows exercise promotes good sleep and the more vigorous the workout the better.

Just 10 minutes of exercise a day could make a difference in the duration and quality of sleep, the survey by the non-profit National Sleep Foundation showed.

Mar 3, 2013

No box office killing for big-budget “Jack the Giant Slayer”

By Lisa Richwine and Patricia Reaney

(Reuters) – “Jack the Giant Slayer,” the first big-budget action film of the year, was anything but a killer at the weekend box office.

“Jack,” a retelling of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, earned the No. 1 spot on domestic box office charts with $28 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters on Sunday. But that was an underwhelming start for a 3D movie that cost $189 million to produce, plus tens of millions more to market.

Feb 27, 2013

U.S. gay couples report poorer health than straight married counterparts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities.

Studies have shown that married couples enjoy better health than people who are single, divorced or separated.

Feb 22, 2013

Andy Warhol works to be auctioned in cybersale

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seasoned art collectors and first-time buyers wanting to own an Andy Warhol will get their chance next week when 125 paintings, drawings and photographs by the artist will be auctioned in a week-long cybersale.

The global online auction from February 26 through March 5 will include works with estimated values ranging from $600 to $70,000 and bring Warhol to a much broader audience.

Feb 14, 2013

Digital messages, proposals expected to rise on Valentine’s Day

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Not everyone will be struck by
Cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day, but for the many people who
are, they will be popping the question and proposing to their
loved one, according to a new survey.

Six million Americans are expecting or planning a marriage
proposal on Valentine’s Day, two million more than last year,
and the average price of a ring to seal the deal will be $2,410,
data from American Express showed.

Feb 12, 2013

Furs, beading, tuxedo jackets feature big in NY fashion shows

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Furs, richly beaded gowns and
tuxedo jackets were all over the runways on Tuesday at New York
Fashion Week as designers opted for feminine elegance in their
fall and winter 2013 collections.

Deep V-necks, draping and long-sleeve gloves were in
abundance, along with brocades in muted as well as rich colors
and plenty of black.

Feb 11, 2013

Fashion designers go digital to reach broadest audience

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Hundreds of fashion designers
are showing their fall and winter 2013 collections at New York
Fashion Week, but not all of them are on the runway.

The semi-annual event, which is followed by fashion weeks in
London, Paris and Milan, includes up to 500 fashion shows
around New York and attracts about 232,000 people, from buyers
to foreign press and wealthy customers.

Feb 10, 2013

“Identity Thief” steals weekend box office title

Feb 10 (Reuters) – Despite a blizzard in the U.S. Northeast,
“Identity Thief,” a newly released comedy starring Melissa
McCarthy, collected $36.6 million in weekend ticket sales in the
United States and Canada, making it the top-performing film.

Produced by Jason Bateman, who plays the hapless man whose
identity is stolen by McCarthy’s character, “Identity Thief”
easily swiped the top spot from last weekend’s champion, the
zombie love story “Warm Bodies,” which earned $11.5 million.

Feb 7, 2013

Korean designers bring Asian influence to NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Whether it is sexy and sophisticated, colorful and playful or bold and edgy, Korean fashion designers showing their fall and winter 2013 collections at New York Fashion Week on Thursday brought an Asian flair to the runway.

Five designers selected to be part of the Concept Korea project to showcase Korean talent proved the nation’s fashion industry is thriving with tailored, razor-sharp cuts, creative use of color and fabrics, whimsical patterns and architectural shapes.

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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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