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Serious Leisure

Serious Leisure

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Serious Leisure“A hobby is an activity undertaken purely for its own sake, but technology attempts to monetize it. A friend used to make beautiful earrings occasionally. Almost ritualistically, she would buy the beads, and carefully craft the small, colored jewels in a quie…Read More...
White Star Line

White Star Line

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The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the White Star Line, was a British shipping company. Founded out of the remains of a defunct packet company, it gradually rose up as one of the most prominent shipping lines in the world, providing passenger and cargo services between Britain and the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. While many other shipping lines focused primarily on speed, White Star branded their services by focusing more on providing steady and comfortable passages, for both upper class travelers and immigrants. Today it is most famous for the innovative vessel Oceanic of 1870, and for the losses of some of their best passenger liners, including the wrecking of RMS Atlantic at Halifax in 1873, the sinking of RMS Republic off...
Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic; U.S., Britain In Secret Talks On New Pact For Air Routes Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic for Airlines

Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic; U.S., Britain In Secret Talks On New Pact For Air Routes Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic for Airlines

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Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic; U.S., Britain In Secret Talks On New Pact For Air Routes Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic for AirlinesAmericans took almost 8 million trips abroad by airplane last year, but probably not one traveler in a million knows that the basic ground rules, that made those flights possible are currently being re-examined.Read More...
Aston Martin Rapide

Aston Martin Rapide

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This article is about the current Rapide. For the car sold under Lagonda Of Aston Martin, see Lagonda Rapide. The Aston Martin Rapide is a 4-door, 4-seater, high-performance sports saloon, which the British luxury marque Aston Martin introduced in early 2010. It was first presented as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 2006 and the production version was shown at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.[2] Aston Martin Rapide concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show The Rapide name is a reference to the Lagonda Rapide, a four-door, four-seater saloon produced by Lagonda, now a part of Aston Martin. The new Rapide is the company's first 4-door fastback saloon since the Lagonda which was discontinued in 1989.[3] The Rapide is ba...