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26 March 2008 02:48 am
In our society the default answer to nearly every question is "Yes." Advertising is all geared towards getting us to say "Yes - I need that." We phrase our inquiries looking for yes: "Would you like more coffee?" "Would you be interested in joining me for dinner?" "Would you help me move next week?" "Would you mind if I asked you a personal question?" "Do you love me?" With such a powerful default answer ingrained in us it can be very difficult to say anything else often leaving us feeling trapped, guilty, or frustrated as a result.

17 March 2008 03:17 am
A piece of Britain's most famous warship is being used to help recreate an historic voyage. Sailor and adventurer Pete Goss has bought a piece of Nelson's 18th Century flagship HMS Victory and turned it into a chart table for his new craft.

12 March 2008 06:27 am
A fake Ferrari sports car made in Thailand has become the centrepiece of an exhibition in Brussels warning against the dangers of pirated goods.

06 March 2008 06:00 am
US investment guru Warren Buffett has ousted his friend and occasional bridge partner Bill Gates as the world's richest man, Forbes magazine says.

22 February 2008 08:24 am
A retired butcher and metal detecting enthusiast, Roy Page of Coedpoeth, unearth what is believed to be the oldest coin in Wales. The coin is thought to have arrived in Wales some time in the first century.

11 February 2008 12:46 pm
When Johann Vaaler patented his paper clip in 1901, therealready were similar designs on the books. William Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut patented his design in 1899. Cornelius Brosnan of Springfield, Massachusetts patented his Konaclip in 1900.

06 February 2008 05:20 am
As people spend more time communing with their televisions and computers, the impact is not just on their health, researchers say. Less time spent outdoors means less contact with nature and, eventually, less interest in conservation and parks.Visits to national parks peaked in 1987 and dropped 23 percent by 2006.

05 February 2008 05:30 am
Scientists in Japan and New Zealand have developed an onion that doesn't make you cry when you cut it. Reasearchers discovered that the tearing agent is caused by an enzyme within the onion. Previously, it was believed cutting caused the tearing.

31 January 2008 11:30 am
After the wedding dress and bride's bouquet, maybe nothing is so powerful a wedding symbol as the wedding cake. Many people just assume the wedding cake has always been a part of wedding celebrations everywhere. Like all popular beliefs, there's some truth to that idea, though of course the real facts are much more fascinating and a whole lot more colorful.

25 January 2008 08:14 am
I have always loved the look of freshwater pearls, but I never thought that I would be able to afford them. Buying fake pearls seems like a waste. They are so obviously phony. The plastic just does not compare to the luster of a real Pearl. That was before I found out about what are cultured pearls. I did not know that there were pearls available for purchase that looked just like natural ones, but for much less. It is amazing how much cheaper they are!

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