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Walrus Talks: What should the future of transportation look like? Special

Toronto - Getting people moving is a critical issue for virtually anyone living in a big city. For its latest Walrus Talks event, the magazine had plenty of transportation experts on hand, but a food security expert and even a futurist spoke too.

Lots of sex any time of month boosts female health and fertility

Two newly released studies have found that beyond enjoyment there are benefits to be gained by women who have sex often. It boosts their immune system and — good news for those trying to get pregnant — increases their fertility.

Review: 'Life-lessons' book is an easy read that made it to best-seller Special

Haines - Amid the long tally of books that emerge each year, it's always a surprise to see a little book of just over 150 pages make it to a best seller's list.

Tom Hanks finds student ID, starts Twitter campaign to find owner

New York City - Hollywood actor Tom Hanks found a college girl's student ID in the park Tuesday and immediately launched a Twitter campaign to track her down and return it.

Lesbian couple beats hospital in court over IVF refusal

Madrid - A lesbian couple in Spain has won in a lawsuit against a Madrid hospital after they were turned down for artificial insemination due to their sexual orientation.

Op-Ed: High Density housing issue has neighborhood talking Special

San Francisco - The subject of high density housing in the Sunset took center stage at the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People this past summer.

In Muslim speed dating, Malaysians seek matches made in heaven

Kuala Lumpur - Looking out nervously from her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband following their Islamic speed-dating session.

Sugar Mountain Chondola Grand Opening — November 14, 2015 Special

Banner Elk - Sugar Mountain spent summer 2015 busy bringing skiing in North Carolina into the modern era, installing the first Chondola in the state. Time from base to the 5300' summit will be under 5 minutes.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Valley Jazz Society is a tradition for nearly 30 years Special

Sonoma - The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society is pleased to announce that vocalist Tiffany Austin will be the featured artist at the annual members and sponsors event on Oct. 17 at The Woman’s Club on First Street, East.

Biggest garage sale on earth could last for years, owner warns

Edmonton - A house owner who opened his yard for a garage sale, mid- July this year, has warned Edmonton city council that, if they try to stop his yard sale through legal procedures, then he will fight the battle legally to receive justice.

Legal pot? California voters could face two initiatives in 2016

Oakland - Marijuana users and supporters in California could get the opportunity to legalize using their drug of choice in November if a planned voter initiative to accomplish that makes it to the ballot.

No butts: Paris stiffens fine for smokers who throw stubs in street

Paris - Flicking your cigarette butt in a Parisian street could from Thursday net you a stiff 68 euro ($75) fine as the city cracks down on "incivility" and pollution.

Review: Reading improves a child's brain Special

The human brain is plastic; that is, it is ever changing, influenced daily by sights, sounds and learning. Modern Magnetic Resonance Imaging has shown that creative activities enhance and develop various parts of the brain.

Why Oregon is expunging pot records

Oregon is expunging marijuana violations from its citizens' records. Expungement clinics are being run by Portland's Metropolitan Public Defender’s office.

Mayor wants to publicly name who's on welfare

Lewiston - A mayor in the state of Maine wants to publicly name people who are collecting welfare. He also wants to publicize where they live.

The man who fights the war against children Special

Approximately nine children in 1,000 has been either abused or neglected in the United States. In 2013, the number of victims was estimated at 679,000 children.

Video: Husband sings to his dying wife

A video of a husband singing to his wife has gone viral. The clip shows the husband singing to his wife of more than 70 years, who is dying.

Selfies are deadlier than many of nature's top predators

A lot of people fear random animal attacks, such as shark attacks. You know what people might want to start fearing instead? Selfies. Turns out that selfies are actually deadlier than many animals. And no, this isn't a joke.

U.S. citizens must be better prepared for household emergencies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted a review to see how well equipped U.S. households are for emergency situations. It seems that too few people are ready for the next disaster.

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