NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) – Actress Ginger Rogers won an
Oscar, McDonald’s opened its first restaurant, there were only
48 U.S. states, and the average annual salary was $1,299.
The year was 1940. Actor Al Pacino was an infant. James and
Mary were the most popular baby names and the 132 million people
living in the United States took part in a national census that
was released last month by the National Archives and Record
Administration (NARA) after a 72-year embargo required by law.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The mysterious cloak and dagger world of international espionage and its real-life heros and villains are exposed in a new exhibition, the first to be sanctioned by U.S. intelligence agencies.
“Spy, the Secret World of Espionage,” which opens at the Discovery Times Square on Friday, includes hundreds of artifacts, some from the vaults of the CIA and FBI and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno combines art, architecture and science in a striking installation on the rooftop garden of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that gives visitors a different perspective of the sky, clouds and the city around them.
“Cloud City,” which opens on Tuesday and runs for six months, is a giant jumble of interconnecting modules, measuring 54 feet long and 28 feet high, that rises to varying levels and incorporates reflective materials, mirrors and glass with New York’s skyline and Central Park as the backdrop.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tables have turned in U.S. divorce courts with more women paying their former husbands alimony and child support than ever before, according to U.S. lawyers.
As women climb higher up the career ladder and outpace their exes in salary, when love goes wrong and marriages break up they are being compelled to contribute to the livelihood of their former spouses.
NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) – Whether it is photos, personal
status or unwanted comments, most Americans think people
‘overshare’ personal information online and a third admit not
everything they post is true.
A survey for Intel Corporation on mobile etiquette and
digital sharing showed that 90 percent of Americans think too
much is being divulged, and nearly half feel overwhelmed by all
the all the data that is out there.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – They are both women, Italian and innovative fashion designers but Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada worked in different eras and had distinctive views and approaches to their work.
A new exhibition organized by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines the work and affinities of the two luxury designers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, whose children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” has been a standard bedtime story for at least three generations, has died at the age of 83.
Sendak died during the night at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut from complications from a recent stroke, a hospital spokesperson said on Tuesday. He lived in nearby Ridgefield, Connecticut.
NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Long, straight hair won’t
disappear but big, bouncy curls are making a comeback and for
anyone tired of their drab, mousey hair color chalking can add a
They were among the biggest beauty trends, along with argan
oil and applique nail art, featured at the International Beauty
Show and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
where hundreds of exhibitors showed the latest looks and beauty
techniques for 2012.
NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) – Classically trained Canadian
chef Douglas McNish was overweight and unhappy when he decided
he needed to make a change in his life and his diet, and he
hasn’t looked back since.
In his first cookbook, “Eat Raw, Eat Well,” the 29-year-old
Toronto-based executive chef, teacher and raw food consultant
provides 400 raw, vegan and gluten-free recipes and explains why
he switched from a traditional diet and cooking steaks
professionally and decided to give up meat and become a vegan
and then a raw food chief.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Banking and keeping track of finances, shopping and searching for jobs are the main tasks of Internet users around the globe, according to a new international survey.
Nearly 60 percent of people in 24 countries used the web to check their bank account and other financial assets in the past 90 days, making it the most popular use of the Internet.