LONDON—Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.
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CANBERRA, Australia — Milkshake duck a term born in the twittersphere that describes an overnight social media sensation whose viral support rapidly dissolves with closer scrutiny was chosen Monday as an Australian dictionary’s word of 2017.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honoured women-centred stories like “Big Little Lies,” ‘’The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” ‘’Wonder Woman” was named best action movie and star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for challenging gender stereotypes.
NEW YORK — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try and reverse slumping sales for the sugar-free soda.
Coca-Cola Co. says it is adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, refreshing the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavours, including mango and ginger lime.
The Atlanta-based company says the taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same,
TORONTO—Cara Paiuk and her husband, Alex, sent thank-you cards following their engagement and wedding, but she candidly confesses she's not a fan of the handwritten missives.
“Generally, I hate them. I don't do them,” says the writer and photographer, who hails from Vancouver but now lives in West Hartford, Conn.
NEW YORK — Got a chocolate lover? Why not mark the season of romance with something special just for them.
With an ancient love connection the Aztecs believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac and built-in marketing opportunities that include Valentine’s Day, the purveyors of chocolate offer their wares in a variety of price ranges, flavour combinations and just plain fun factor.
LONDON—Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on May 19.
The palace announced the date toay and confirmed the ceremony will take place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The couple announced their engagement last month after an 18-month romance.
LONDON — Oxford Dictionaries recognized the power of the millennial generation Friday with its 2017 word of the year : youthquake.
Oxford lexicographers say there was a fivefold increase in use of the term between 2016 and 2017.
It is defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.”
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The use of the term “alternative facts” by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2017.
NEW YORK — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.”