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8 Australian Furniture Designers Whose Work the Country Embraced

The past century has seen the rise of notable furniture designers in Australia. Many of them followed the design trends of their time while a few created their own style and amassed a great following for it. The success of this industry is clear, and many of today’s talented designers have contributed to this great feat. But we can’t deny that the post-war pioneers from half a century ago had made all of these possible in the first place. After the Second World War, industrial designers found a good use for the resources around them. They pushed the boundaries and...

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Suomalaisnainen Viivyttää Lentoa Ilosanoman Johdosta

Nuori suomalainen lentoemäntä aiheutti Helsingistä Lontooseen matkalla olleen lennon myöhästymisen "ilosanoman johdosta". Lennon oli määrä lähteä kello 13:15, mutta riemastunut nainen aiheutti 264 matkustajan lennon myöhästymisen 15 minuutilla. Jaana (tapauksen nainen) kertoi myöhemmin, ettei hänen tarkoituksenaan ollut aiheuttaa haittaa kenellekään, ja ettei hän ollut ymmärtänyt että aiheutuneesta juhlinnasta olisi voinut aiheutua lennolle turvallisuusriski. Jaana oli saanut juuri ennen lennon lähtöä mahtavia uutisia, jotka olivat enemmän kuin piristäneet naisen päivää. Pitkäaikaisena opiskelijana Jaana oli hakenut useisiin yliopistoihin ulkomailla, toivoen että jonain päivänä hänestä voisi tulla asianajaja, ja juuri ennen lentoa hän sai kuulla ilouutiset. "Sain sähköpostia eräästä yhdysvaltalaisesta oikeustieteellisestä, josta kerrottiin että...

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Ozzie Woman removed from designer handbag store but she comes back triumphant.

Terry Fields went into a designer handbag store with extreme excitement. She was browsing for an upcoming purchase of one of the new summer edition single strap handbags as she had been strictly saving for over 6 month in order to afford one of these luxurious bags. “I was like a kid in a candy store, I could not suppress my happiness at simply looking at the bags” but what transpired was quite an unfortunate situation. She was told by a sale assistant that if she didn’t intend to buy anything that day that she would have to leave to...

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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Maria Fabrizio for NPR Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying changes can start even sooner. "The heart gets smaller — stiffer," says Dr. Ben Levine, a sports cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas. Think of the...

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This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore

This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore

A photo taken in Astoria, Ore., circa 1910. It was stated that the chinook on the left weighed 116 pounds and the one on the right weighed 121 pounds. WikiMedia Commons While the orcas of Puget Sound are sliding toward extinction, orcas farther north have been expanding their numbers. Their burgeoning hunger for big fish may be causing the killer whales' main prey, chinook salmon, to shrink up and down the West Coast. Chinook salmon are also known as kings: the biggest of all salmon. They used to grow so enormous that it's hard now to believe the old photos...

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