Linda Evangelista: Supermodel, billionaire settle child-support dispute

NEW YORK — Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault reached a child-support settlement on Monday following two days of tense, often personal court testimony last week in Manhattan. Lawyers for both parties declined to disclose the settlement. A lawyer for Evangelista called media reports that she sought $46,000 a month as a misunderstanding, but acknowledged she was

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Want to quit smoking ? Try acupuncture or hypnosis

Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies. Researchers, whose findings appeared in the American Journal of Medicine, said that there are still plenty of questions, including exactly how effective alternative therapies might be

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Fertility doctors back efforts to reduce multiple IVF births

Dr. Jon Barrett sees babies created by the nation’s fertility industry every day — babies born so prematurely they fit easily into one hand. The sickest of the multiples are born between 24 and 26 weeks gestation and weigh about 600 grams. “Think of a pound of butter,” says Barrett, chief of maternal-fetal medicine at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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Modern mad men

Don Draper is yesterday’s adman. Andy Krupski and the modern advertising industry would steal his thunder, and his clients, faster than Draper could pour a scotch or hit on a secretary. Leave the ’60s to Sterling Cooper Draper Price. AMC has a new, 21st-century band of mad men and women. The Pitch is a new reality series that explores the

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Tainted dog food sickens 14 people in U.S.

CHICAGO — Tainted dog food has sickened at least 14 people in the United States, health officials said Friday. “Humans can become ill by handling pet products contaminated with salmonella, and by coming in contact with pets or with surfaces that have been contaminated,” Ohio’s health department said in a statement. Health officials cautioned pet owners to wash their hands

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Supermodel Evangelista: French billionaire wanted abortion

(Reuters) – When supermodel Linda Evangelista told French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in 2006 she was pregnant with his child, he asked her to get an abortion, her attorney charged Thursday on the first day of a child-support trial in Manhattan. Pinault, 49, who is currently married to actress Salma Hayek, denied that charge but testified he told Evangelista that “if

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Take a hike! Bring a picnic

Barbecue picnic chickenHead to your herb garden and snip some rosemary for this alfresco-ready meal Grilled vegetable and Boursin cheese sandwichWrap this muffaleta-stlye sandwich in foil for a picnic feast Potato salad, coleslaw and more!New flavour twists infuse classic standby salads to liven up the crowd at this year’s backyard bashes Stir up a raspberry lime rickeyQuench your thirst on

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Eight edible rose favourites

Purple Pavement hybrid rugosa rose (R. [Pavement Series] ‘Rotes Meer’ syn. Exception) Zone 3Often recommended as a good plant for hedging, Purple Pavement bears small trusses of fragrant, semi-double purplish-red blooms which in turn produce dark red hips. Bred by Baum in Germany and introduced in 1986, like all members of the series, it’s salt tolerant. Look for Foxi Pavement

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