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TV’s longest-running soap opera “Corrie” hits 50

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

(Reuters Life!) – A devastating tram crash and a violent explosion leaving major characters fighting for their lives are two of the nail-biting scenes marking the 50th birthday of television’s longest-running soap opera. “Coronation Street” — affectionately known as “Corrie” — celebrates half a century on the small screen in Britain and around the world ...

Rolling Stone magazine publishes Lennon’s last print interview

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

(Reuters Life!) – Rolling Stone magazine is publishing an interview with John Lennon, conducted three days before the former Beatle was gunned down in New York, in full for the first time. The magazine said the nine-hour discussion with Jonathan Cott was the singer/songwriter’s final print interview. Lennon was murdered outside his apartment on December ...

10 Cars That Will Make It Past 200,000 Miles

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Want a car that will last a long, long time? Buy a Porsche. According to Consumer Reports‘ latest reliability survey, all cars and SUVs made by the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker are rated average or better when it comes to longevity. One car in particular–Porsche‘s ( PSEPF.PK – news – people ) $47,600 Boxster–stands above the ...

Dirty money: BPA on dollar bills

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Scientists have recently shown that bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and in the linings of food cans that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and sexual dysfunction in people and cancer in mice, is detectable in food and on some cash register receipts. Now a study sponsored by health advocacy ...

Oprah Winfrey Headed Back to the Big Screen

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Even with her talk show coming to an end, Oprah Winfrey has several big things planned–including a performance in an upcoming motion picture. Winfrey is not shy to the big screen. One of her most prized and a remembered performances was as Sofia, Harpo’s wife, in the 1985 adapted film, The Color Purple. Winfrey went ...

Xmas Offers: 38% Of Goods On Sale Since Oct

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Nearly two-fifths of goods on sale are already on discount in the run up to Christmas, pushing down retail inflation, according to new data. A Nielsen Homescan survey showed that in the four weeks to the end of October, a record 38% of consumer goods were on promotion. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said this ...

Black Friday Deals from Smaller Retailers

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

There’s no question big retail chains like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target get most of the Black Friday attention. We thought we’d give some attention to some of the smaller retailers out there that may not have the marketing budgets or name recognition some of the big guys have. Below are some of the deals ...

Top luxury villas to rent in France

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If you’re looking for a truly unique French experience on your next holiday then you may like to consider hiring one of these stunning French luxury villas in the South of France: Château des Vignes This Chateau is based in Carcès and sleeps 12 and is surrounded by vineyards. It costs up to £5000 per ...

Is ‘Real Housewive’ Star NeNe’s Drama Fake?

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Reality shows aren’t real. I know because I used to help make them. I’ve sat in meetings where development executives would create plotlines long before the show was even cast. I watched as producers coached reality stars on what they were supposed to say and do in a scene. Nothing that you see on reality ...

Online Retail Sales Up 12% and Best Yet to Come

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The latest read on online holiday shopping from Comscore shows a 12 percent increase in spending in the first 35 days of the November through December shopping season compared with the same period a year ago. And more than half of the shoppers took advantage of “free shipping” offers, according to ComScore. “Cyber Monday started ...