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  • E-cigarettes to quit smoking? They're as good as nicotine patches

    Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches. The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
  • Governor's Cup: SDYC comes alive

    NEWPORT BEACH — The San Diego Yacht Club team of skipper A.J. Reiter, Storm Brown (middle) and David Larson (bow) has no qualms about being the Cinderella story of the 47th Governor's Cup. "We're having a lot of fun with it actually," Reiter...
  • A slice of 'Downton Abbey' good life in New Zealand

    A slice of 'Downton Abbey' good life in New Zealand
    TAI TAPU, New Zealand — Can you imagine a scene in which you turn into the oak-shaded driveway of a grand country estate, pull up outside the manor house and are greeted by a row of staff standing at attention? The car door is opened, bags and...
  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms

     How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms
    The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the...
  • Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

    Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize
    Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
  • Jonathan Gold | Restaurant review: Fishing With Dynamite blows away seafood lovers

    Jonathan Gold | Restaurant review: Fishing With Dynamite blows away seafood lovers
    It is possible to reserve a table at Fishing With Dynamite, I have heard, to make a phone call or to get lucky on Open Table, or to walk into the 33-seat restaurant directly from an afternoon at the beach. You might even catch a sliver of sunset from...
  • Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance

    Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance
    Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
  • Tai Tapu, New Zealand information

    If you go THE BEST WAY TO TAI TAPU, NEW ZEALAND From LAX, Air New Zealand offers connecting service (change of plane) to Christchurch. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $980, including taxes and fees. Otahuna Lodge is a 25-minute drive from...
  • Study finds link between long-lived humans and species extinction

    The longer humans live, the more likely they are to push other species to the brink of extinction and, conversely, spur the rise of invasive birds and mammals species. That sobering news comes via a new study from UC Davis, published in the journal...
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra an accidental success story

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra an accidental success story
    Ruban Nielson, the driving force in Unknown Mortal Orchestra, came to Portland a few years ago thinking his music career was over. The guitarist grew up in New Zealand and played in a punk band, the Mint Chicks, with his brother for a number of years....