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  • Lutron founder Joel Spira's illuminating career

    Lutron founder Joel Spira's illuminating career
    Joel Spira revolutionized the home-lighting industry more than 50 years ago by inventing a light switch that made a dramatic feature once limited mostly to theaters — dimming — accessible to every home. Created in the spare bedroom of his...
  • New York City loves its High Line, the trail in the sky

    New York City loves its High Line, the trail in the sky
    NEW YORK - It is a new and still-growing trail. It's not long: Just 1 mile, or 19 blocks. Welcome to the High Line Trail in the heart of New York City. It is known by some as the "Miracle Above Manhattan" and "The Trail in the Sky." The rail line-...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: A running diary of the first episode

    'The X-Factor' recap: A running diary of the first episode
    THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
  • Biking Manhattan: No getting past 9/11

    Biking Manhattan: No getting past 9/11
    A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...
  • New York: In the footsteps of Titanic survivors

    New York: In the footsteps of Titanic survivors
    NEW YORK — As you may have heard, the Titanic never reached New York. But about 700 of its passengers and crew did get here on the night of April 18, 1912, three days after the sinking. In fact, their arrival drew a crowd of thousands to the...
  • Impressions of an American in Paris

    Impressions of an American in Paris
    PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large. The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit. It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...
  • Miniature world rises at Legoland

    Miniature world rises at Legoland
    Jason Miller has the dream job of many 9-year-olds: He builds things with Lego blocks for a living. The 27-year-old Orlando resident has been fascinated by the colorful building bricks since he was a child. So after Merlin Entertainments Group...
  • Traveling smarter with geography-driven apps

    Traveling smarter with geography-driven apps
    Planning, traveling and sharing a vacation with apps that have geography at their heart is no longer just a futuristic idea. Dated guidebooks, tattered maps and finding a place to eat may have been part of the travel headache in times past, but new...
  • City Life: Don't use 'tomorrow' as an excuse

    The transition from one year to the next is only the difference of a sunrise and the turn of a calendar page. The truth, though, is that there is no tomorrow. Tomorrow is only a promise, a fantasy, a myth that plays over and over each day, stringing...
  • From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin

    From the flight deck: diabetics, watch your insulin
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report. They recommend disconnecting the pump...
  • Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11

    Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11
    Any skyscraper is a contradiction. The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...