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Purging makes life richer for minimalists

They call themselves “the minimalists,” but a more apt title might be “the meaningfulists.
Disney gives technological twist to toys

Disney gives technological twist to toys

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney toys are sold around the world. Now, children can find them in the cloud as well.

Marine Corps tells spouses clubs to admit same-sex spouses if they want to remain on base

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.
Military funding bill saves Ohio tank plant caught in fight between Congress, White House

Military funding bill saves Ohio tank plant caught in fight between Congress, White House

TOLEDO, Ohio - A new defence spending plan will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant operating through the next two years, ending months of worry about the future of the factory where about 800 workers refurbish the Abrams tanks.
Linguist races to save aboriginal languages in Taiwan, birthplace of a major language family

Linguist races to save aboriginal languages in Taiwan, birthplace of a major language family

DAKANUA, Taiwan - Her eyes lit bright with concentration, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may leans in expectantly as one of the planet's last 10 speakers of the Kanakanavu language shares his hopes for the future.

Calendar: Galiano Ensemble, Aurora Scott, Club Tread

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Music from Around the Baltic Sea, presented by the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria, with conductor Yariv Aloni, 8 p.m., University of Victoria. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tickets at Ivy’s Books, Munro’s Books, tel.
Ask a Designer: tips for carving out a family organization centre at home

Ask a Designer: tips for carving out a family organization centre at home

Getting a family organized requires more than a few well-chosen New Year's resolutions.
Plywood: Versatile, manufactured wood can be used to make almost anything

Plywood: Versatile, manufactured wood can be used to make almost anything

The home-improvement and design shows make it look easy: Take a simple sheet of inexpensive plywood and presto! In a few minutes, you've got a table, a cabinet or a lounge chair.
Got deer? Here's a pruning project they can actually help out on

Got deer? Here's a pruning project they can actually help out on

Deer are ready to start pruning our trees and shrubs. Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or esthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

Share your secrets for saving money

OK, it’s January, and it’s time to get down to paying off the bills, saving money and keeping your budget under control.