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June 1, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Madonna's going back to her roots -- or cones -- on her current world tour in support of her record "MDNA. " The singer, 53, kicked off her musical romp in Israel this week where she rocked an updated version of her iconic cone bra. Jean Paul Gaultier, who designed the original, offers a new version of the garment in black wiring over a cabaret-style white collared shirt and suspenders (see the bra in the video below). It's not just the bra that's got people buzzing about the tour -- Madge features a mash up of her classic "Express Yourself" with Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," a move that some aren't sure is well-intentioned.
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March 13, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007 before the Great Recession hit. An audited financial statement posted on the Getty's website reflects investment gains totaling $766.74 million from mid-2012 to mid-2013, enough to cover expenses while socking away about $534 million for the endowment....
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BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
While Google and Samsung have been busy with smartglasses and smartwatches, respectively, Microsoft has been working on a wearable device that's a little bit more intimate. The Redmond, Wash., company has developed a smart-bra that its researchers say is used to help prevent women from stress eating. The device, detailed in a research paper titled " Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating ," features multiple sensors to detect when women might want to eat because of stress.  PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' The Microsoft research gadget monitors heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and movement.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
A bra that helps stop you from pigging out when you're an emotional mess. An uplifting experience? That's what Microsoft is going for with its prototype “smart bra.” A team of researchers at Microsoft developed the smart bra that comes embedded with sensors, similar to that of an EKG, that monitor a woman's heart rate to track her mood throughout the day. The aim in developing the smart bra is to track the wearer's emotional state throughout...
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
A bra that helps stop you from pigging out when you're an emotional mess. An uplifting experience? That's what Microsoft is going for with its prototype “smart bra.” A team of researchers at Microsoft developed the smart bra that comes embedded with sensors, similar to that of an EKG, that monitor a woman's heart rate to track her mood throughout the day. The aim in developing the smart bra is to track the wearer's emotional state throughout...
NEWS
July 22, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Some women spend months — nay, years — looking for the right sports bra. The list of must-have features is often long: chafe-free, straps that stay up, easy to put on and take off, good support and hold, no digging into the skin, no embarrassment when worn in the locker room. The right sports bra is so elusive that even scientists are looking into what makes the best one . What's usually not on the required list is bling. But the designers of a new bra probably thought that's what women wanted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A former Rialto school district accountant who allegedly stuffed lunch money into her bra was charged with embezzling $1.8 million, authorities said Tuesday. Judith Oakes, 48, was charged with multiple felony counts and is suspected of stealing money from the Rialto Unified School District during an eight-year period, according to the San Bernardino County district attorney's office. Oakes, who lives in San Bernardino, was arrested on Aug. 7  after she was allegedly recorded on video stuffing lunch money into her bra, law enforcement authorities said.
HOME & GARDEN
October 27, 2005 | Chris Erskine
IN OUR LAST installment, the Halloween decorations were going up late and somebody's bra was missing. I was having second doubts that family life was really for me. You know, just the usual stuff. Since then, we have found the bra and discovered that we are the only house on the block in which the dog cusses. Not sure yet where he picked it up. Kids, probably. "Are you sure he cussed?" I ask. "I heard him," the little girl says, "with my own eyes."
NEWS
December 20, 1987
We do not like the bra commercials that feature live models. We feel like peeping toms and our children are way too young to be turned into peeping toms. I will buy every other bra but those made by Playtex. When are TV programmers going to stop saying "the public doesn't mind" and listen to us who do mind very much! We don't want live-model bra commercials or bad language on TV. Mike and Sally Aversa, Yorba Linda
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1990
The 1980 version of "The Blue Lagoon" was not the original, as stated in Outtakes. Jean Simmons appeared in a British version in 1949--with bra of flowers, I might add. ERIC HEATH San Diego
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
While Google and Samsung have been busy with smartglasses and smartwatches, respectively, Microsoft has been working on a wearable device that's a little bit more intimate. The Redmond, Wash., company has developed a smart-bra that its researchers say is used to help prevent women from stress eating. The device, detailed in a research paper titled " Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating ," features multiple sensors to detect when women might want to eat because of stress.  PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' The Microsoft research gadget monitors heart rate, respiration, skin conductance and movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift: supermodel? Well, she definitely showed off those gams and singing chops during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Alas, the country-pop crooner didn't don the brand's sultry signature lingerie for the annual décolletage display Wednesday. Instead, the 23-year-old Grammy-winner rocked out with a bevy of models for the lingerie brand's over-the-top presentation, arriving for the show in a  floral-beaded mini-dress by Zuhair Murad. The singer kicked off her performance in a kitschy, Union Jack-inspired ensemble -- a mini-dress, complete with train, top hat and matching Union Jack gladiator heels -- for the show's British Invasion segment as she played along with the angels while they strutted their stuff and the brand's skimpy show-stopping confections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | Times wire reports
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, a key advisor to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and U.N. human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, died Monday in Warsaw after being hospitalized for a high fever, said his personal secretary, Michal Prochwicz. In August 1980, Mazowiecki joined thousands of workers on strike at the Gdansk Shipyard. Within days, their action grew into a massive wave of strikes that gave birth to Solidarity - Eastern Europe's first free trade union and a nationwide freedom movement - led by a charismatic shipyard electrician, Lech Walesa, whose name quickly became known around the globe.
FOOD
October 19, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
2009 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo From a Barolo house founded way back in 1850 comes this fine 2009 Barolo. No single vineyard. No special aging. And yet at a time when Barolo prices edge ever upward, it's hard to believe this classic example of straightforward Barolo comes in at less than $45. A splurge, certainly, but it's a good bottle for any Nebbiolo d'Alba drinkers who want to upgrade to a bona fide Barolo. It has all the virtues of Barolo - silken texture, taste of violets, cherries and earth, and ripe but firm tannins.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Candice Swanepoel is the newest Victoria's Secret Angel to don the lingerie brand's Fantasy Bra, which this year is said to be worth $10 million. The 23-year-old South African model will strut down the New York runway wearing the jewel-encrusted Royal Fantasy Bra designed by jeweler Mouawad. She'll also be featured wearing the bra in the Victoria's Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalog, according to the Daily Mail. "4200 gemstones. 1 royal fantasy. Your 1st look at this year's #VSFantasyBra, worn by @angelcandices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A former Rialto school district accountant who allegedly stuffed lunch money into her bra was charged with embezzling $1.8 million, authorities said Tuesday. Judith Oakes, 48, was charged with multiple felony counts and is suspected of stealing money from the Rialto Unified School District during an eight-year period, according to the San Bernardino County district attorney's office. Oakes, who lives in San Bernardino, was arrested on Aug. 7  after she was allegedly recorded on video stuffing lunch money into her bra, law enforcement authorities said.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Detroit woman avoided serious injury when her underwire bra deflected a bullet, police said. The woman, 57, who was not identified, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbor's house Tuesday morning, police said, and one took a shot at her. The bullet struck the underwire on her bra. "It did slow the bullet down," police spokesman Phillip Cook said. "She sustained injuries, but they're not life-threatening."
NEWS
May 12, 1996
Mothers trying to raise daughters are invariably taken aback by realizing, "I sound like my mother." If this is true for you, turn to "In MotherWords" for some solace and offbeat humor. Authors Marty Burns Wolfe, Foyne Mahaffey and Laura Manthey offer unconventional wisdom including how to buy daughter's first bra (when the clerk suggests a "training bra" don't you wonder "What are we training her breasts to do?"
SPORTS
September 17, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
OAKLAND - The Angels can't come close to matching the Oakland Athletics in volume of talented young starting pitchers, but in Garrett Richards, they have an arm that can cut into the deficit. Richards, mixing a 94-mph fastball with a sharp overhand curve, threw one of the best games of his two-year career Tuesday night, limiting the A's to one run and seven hits in seven innings, striking out six. But all Richards had to show for it was a no-decision, as the A's won, 2-1, on Josh Donaldson's two-out, walk-off single to center field off reliever Michael Kohn in the ninth.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Several people suffered minor injuries Monday when the front landing gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on touchdown in New York City, sending the Boeing 737-700 skidding hundreds of feet down a runway on its nose until it veered into a grassy area and ground to a halt. Thomas Bosco, the general manager of LaGuardia Airport, where the accident occurred, said Flight 345 from Nashville was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members. At an evening news briefing, Bosco said 10 people - six passengers and four crew members - were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
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