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Labor Day marked the unofficial end to summer and fall is just a few weeks away, which means summer gardens full of ripe tomatoes and overgrown watermelons are about to give way to hearty crops like broccoli and cabbage.

Hobbies and tuition put rich children at ‘substantial advantage’ Special

Dancing, sport and music lessons put children at a substantial advantage over those who do not take part in extracurricular activities, according to a recent study from Sutton Trust.

Op-Ed: Esquire and Robert Gates make strong case for Scouting

The new president of the Boy Scouts of America, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, makes his case for the importance of Scouting in the 21st century in Esquire. As an Eagle Scout, his words ring truer than ever.

Goldfish receives micro-surgery to remove tumor

A goldfish named George was suffering from a head tumor that almost ended his life, but he was saved after a vet performed life-threatening surgery.

Drive-thru mourning now offered at Michigan funeral home

Drive-thru windows have become a part of everyday life for many of us, but some Michigan residents find the drive-thru visitation window at a local funeral home disrespectful.

TV anchor says he has cancer and only has six months to live

A TV news anchorman who is battling brain cancer told views that he has only around 4-6 months to live, but he is hoping to work for as long as he can.

Poll: Two percent of French women willing to go topless at beach

A poll, conducted by Elle magazine, revealed that as few as two-percent of women under the age of 35 are willing to bare their breasts at the beach.

Scientists brewed tea in a chocolate teapot

Experts based in York have managed to make a teapot made from chocolate, and it was able to hold boiling water for two minutes.

UBC a global microcosm says Gupta at President installation Special

Arvind Gupta commits to five themes for the University of British Columbia as the 13th President of the venerable institution in his installation speech today.

University student buys house boat to avoid accomodation costs

Charlotte Tindle was worried about facing living costs of £1,000 a month in Fulham, London, whilst studying at the London University Tech Music School - so instead she renovated a disused houseboat.

Notting Hill Carnival 2014 – As seen on Instagram

This year the Notting Hill Carnival was a huge success and was a great time for music and dancing in West London. What will happen for next year?

Op-Ed: Santa Rosa cafe is 'like home' to many who enjoy home cooking Special

Walking into Sam's For Play Café has that diner feeling to it. Yet amid the memorabilia on the walls, there is a sense of family here that is more than just another family-style restaurant.

Dressing With The Stars: David Beckham's sleek Belstaff moto-look

With retired famed English footballer player David Beckham brandishing his own line of moto-lifestyle menswear collection for British brand Belstaff, you can dress like a hunky, soccer ball-kicking warm leatherette, too.

Why people from all over the world just want to cross this road

People are flocking from all corners of the world to cross a pedestrian zebra crossing in north London. Commuters and drivers are forced to slow down and stop to allow the pedestrians, who have right of way, to cross this famous road - but why?

A+ student attempts robbery of couple after going 'off the rails'

Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.

CDC Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in the U.S.

Nearly one in five women in the U.S. are raped at some point in their life, according to a report that was released on Friday.

Op-Ed: Movie night at Sonoma Skypark flickers with aviation history Special

For those who fly planes and love aviation, any excuse to talk about or study air planes is a welcome activity to the daily routine. This is especially so for the pilots and members of Sonoma Skypark air field.

Mentoring program receives gift from Sonoma Skypark Special

In a community like the wine country of Sonoma, each business and organization impacts one another in a variety of ways. Yet no matter how small or everyday, the connections they make touch so many lives and make all the difference in the world.

Dressing With The Stars: Your guide to looking like a celebrity

Wonder what celebs such as 'Twilight' hunk Robert Pattinson and Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway actually wore this past week, during their downtime away from the spotlight? Would you like to don the same "just hangin" duds as your fave star? Discover how.

Fashion designers Agi & Sam 'thank mum' after winning GQ award

Two young clothes designers, Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, have thanked their mum after receiving one of this year's "GQ" awards.

Op-Ed: Downvaluing grads — Where the elite meet the street

The day of the invulnerable college grad is drawing to a close. Indications are that relative wages are getting lower and job security is non-existent. Against steadily increasing college degree costs, return on investment is not looking good.

Corpsman saves lives, even the enemy's Special

Navy corpsman Mike Dolnick has seen the results of war, and helped save the lives of many: Americans, United Nations military, Afghan Army soldiers, civilians, and even the enemy--the Taliban.

Mom with Alzheimer's recognizes daughter for a moment

A video showing a mother with Alzheimer's Disease has surfaced, and it shows her recognizing her own daughter for a moment.

The Manhattan Institute challenges the traditional college path Promoted

Today, college graduates are facing a very different reality from their parents: staggering student loan debt, a sluggish economy, and a surplus of job seekers with post-secondary degrees unable to find employment in their chosen field.

Op-Ed: Money-saving tips for back to school

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, and of course, also back to school season. While school supply lists seem to grow, there are smart ways to save money on back to school shopping, especially on and just after the Labor Day weekend.

Op-Ed: Mindless learning — Student lack of critical thinking major issue

An English professor in Nebraska recently made statements which go to the core of basic learning. She says her students will simply accept any information they’re given without question. This is "mindless education" at its worst.

Op-Ed: Narcissism as a Modern Necessity?

Narcissism has been in the news lately, and may be on the rise. Having an inflated view of yourself is typically seen as negative by others, but is it becoming a necessity in modern society?

Op-Ed: Sonoma Writers Group has the 'Write Stuff' for over 15 years Special

Perhaps their longevity as a group is a generational thing? Yet, if that were so, then the group would be simply social and not an outpouring of literary treasures. The moods can vary as do the styles, but each month the group presents original work.

Op-Ed: Funemployed — The rising cost of higher education and unemployment

Unemployment rates are higher in the U.S. than depicted in the media, and recent graduates (with excessive student loans) are struggling to find jobs in their fields.

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.

Man drowns after trying to rescue boy from river

The family of Michael Lumahang identified him as the man who drowned while he was trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.

Op-Ed: Maximize your dorm room storage space

We’re heading into back-to-school season and for many students, that means getting ready to head back to college dorms. Dorms have never been known for their spaciousness, so finding ways to store things has always been a challenge for college students.

Introducing the Rice Bucket Challenge

A woman from India had an answer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Her challenge has been dubbed the Rice Bucket Challenge.

Op-Ed: CA winner takes Mega Millions jackpot, players buy tickets online

On Friday, winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $180 million jackpot, one of this year's largest prizes for the U.S. multi-state lottery. On August 22, the draw yielded the following combination: 5, 31, 34, 41, 74, 3 with megaplier 5x.

Former mining town of Bradian, B.C., up for sale

Bradian, a small town in British Columbia, is about 70 miles north of Whistler, B.C. and it is for sale. For just under $1 million, someone can own Bradian.

Monkey's selfie can't be copyrighted, U.S. regulators say

A selfie taken by a monkey can't be copyrighted, according to United States regulators. In so doing, the regulators determined a monkey, or any other animal that takes a picture of itself does not own the copyright.

Most women believe they look 5 years younger than they are

A new study undertaken in the UK has found that the majority of women believe that they look five years younger than their actual age, after taking a survey run by skincare brand Lancome Advanced Genefique.

Op-Ed: Toronto let's go spend at the Exhibition! Special

Every year over 1 million people visit Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition, known to locals as The Ex. Those visitors will open their wallets for great buys at the shopping areas, food vendors and to enjoy the carnival midway.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

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