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Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you…

Where should schools set dress code limits?

EVANSTON: They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But…

Erotic art offers glimpse of China’s ‘lost’ sexual philosophy

Ancient erotic paintings and stones are among items that Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet hopes will help China reconnect with its sexually charged past. Explicit works spanning from the Han…

Successful value fashion outlet twenty4 gets bigger

Following on their success in Al-Jahra, the thriving new concept value fashion outlet, twenty4, has opened a new store in Al-Rai, on Wednesday, April 9, where consumers can expect more…

Ming dynasty ‘chicken cup’ smashes record in $36m sale

A rare cup fired in the imperial kilns of China’s Ming dynasty more than 500 years ago sold yesterday for HK$281.2 million at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong, making…

Nyong’o becomes the face of Lancome

Lupita Nyong’o has become the new face of Lancome. The Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress has just signed up to become the new ambassadress of the luxury French brand,…

Afghan girl who lost arm paints with prosthetic

The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn’t anticipate was that within…

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric – dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women. But the New Jersey high school…

Is New York ready for an ugly Baroque swamp nymph?

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is a household name; 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau isn’t. But the two have been doing quite well together in a European opera now heading…

Al-Jothen unveils world-class ‘LCN Nail Polish’ across the region

The rise of nail polish brands in the Middle East emphasizes on the traditional importance to this sector across the region as the nail beauty sector continues to witness a…

Tens of thousands attend Utah Holi color festival

Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Utah for the start of an annual two-day festival of colors. The large majority of…

Self-styled ‘Apostle’ seeks converts to ‘Made in Ghana’ goods

From wooden TVs and talking robots to cars that start with gold watches, an inventor and church leader who calls himself the “Star of Africa” is hoping to transform manufacturing…

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