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  • News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug

    News of the Weird: Everybody Needs a Hug
    After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open on Nov. 15 to provide in-bed, pajama-clad “intimate, non-sexual touch(ing)” for $60 an hour. “So many people,” said assistant manager Emily Noon, “don't have a significant other in their lives” and “just need to be held” (including, she said, the elderly and hospice patients, who are part of the target clientele). The city's delay was, a spokesman said, to assure that Snuggle House had protocols for dealing with “risky” situations in which a customer refuses to take “no sex” for an answer. (Snuggle House has prominent surveillance cameras and panic buttons for the staff.)
  • Well-Suited

    Well-Suited
    The best accessory for an exquisite wedding gown? A well-dressed groom. If you've already selected the perfect tuxedo or suit for him, it's time to think about the high-impact details. The Shirt It's hard to go wrong with white, but sometimes...

    Clermont resident pleads guilty to federal charges in counterfeit-app case

    Clermont resident pleads guilty to federal charges in counterfeit-app case
    A Clermont resident pleaded guilty this week in a scheme to illegally distribute more than 1 million copies of copyrighted Android mobile-device applications as part of the U.S. Justice Department's first counterfeit-apps prosecutions. Kody Jon Peterson,...

    Concept for Live TV On-the-Go Was Around Long Before Aereo

    Aereo markets itself with the simple motto, "Watch Live TV Online." The technology is new; the concept, not so much. The mantra for the digital age has been to give consumers what they want, anywhere and anytime they want it. But when it comes to...

    Music Attorney Lee Phillips Deals With Fickle Personalities, Changing Technology

    When he was growing up in New York, there were signs that Lee Phillips would pursue a career as a musician: He went to the High School of Music and Art, where he specialized in clarinet; composer Sammy Fain, perhaps best known for the standard "I'll Be...