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Why a stylebook should be a guide, not a rulebook

A small result of the recent earthquake in Nepal was a change in the number of news agencies referring to its capital, from “Kathmandu” to “Kathmandu”. (The pronunciation is the same, the “th” acting like the “th” in “thyme.”) The Associated Press actually acted before the quake, sending out a notice of the change on […]

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Guide to civilized tourism published by the Chinese government

Chinese tourists should not pick their noses in public, pee in swimming pools or steal airplane life jackets, image-conscious Chinese authorities have warned in a handbook. A sign displays official guidelines for tourist behavior at a China Southern Airlines ticket office in Guilin, China, in 2008. Rules for outgoing tourists are listed above the rules […]

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ISIS’s Guide to Sex Slaves in Syria and Iraq

Women’s liberation quickly begins to feel like climbing a steep mountainside with primitive equipment. For every step forward, we seem to take two steps back. But the shocking guide recently released by the Islamic State’s Research and Fatwa Department (ISIS) on how to buy, sell and treat their sex slaves has once again dropped us […]

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Planning a Trip: Guide to the Web

But for me, the site that has come closest to replicating a guiding experience, while harnessing the power of the Internet, is Stay.com. Sites and activities (as well as hotels and restaurants) are separated by category, and there are guides organized by site editors, users and local experts (“Family Fun in Budapest”, for example). Better […]

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Red Thread Launches Guide to Sexual Offenses Law

– awareness raising activities pending amendments Red Thread yesterday launched a Household Guide to Sexual Offenses Law, but is eagerly awaiting amendments to the law to begin an accompanying awareness program. The launch took place at the organization’s headquarters in Princes Street and Adelaide Street, where Red Thread founder Karen De Souza informed that the […]

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New UN guide aims to improve psychological support for disaster victims |

The United Nations health agency and partners have launched a guide to help field workers provide life-saving psychological support to people affected by humanitarian emergencies. “Over the past five years, the psychological damage caused by tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts and conflict has proven to be as devastating as the physical damage,” said Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director […]

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The captain of the boat Horicon writes a guide to help boaters | Lifestyles

Jason McKibben – [email protected] Passengers are reflected in the wheelhouse windows as Captain Scott Padeni pilots the Horicon cruise ship on Lake George on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Padeni offers passengers much more than a quick ride around the lake, the author and archaeologist, who wrote the recently published “The Essential Lake George Boaters Guide”, […]

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Guide to cooling off – the Boston Globe

Bob Dylan is cool; Crocodiles are not. The reasons may seem obvious. Dylan is an iconic singer-songwriter, and Crocs are, at heart, glorified gardening clothes. But in the end, there is clearly a certain level of arbitrary involved. Who dictates this hierarchy and why is it important? Boston-based author Marianne Taylor tackles the ins and […]