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  • Cheers to Britain's oldest university towns

    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Although you may see professors in their traditional black robes, Cambridge, Oxford, and St. Andrews are fun, youthful towns, filled with lots of shopping, cheap eats around every corner, and rowdy, rollicking pubs.
  • steps into online clothes shopping

    Chicago entrepreneur Joshua Hernandez's newest startup is testing a service that allows people to snap a photo of a clothing item they covet and, via their mobile phone, request a version of it from area boutiques. uses the photo to query its...

    Steve Jobs' black turtleneck reportedly explained in biography

    Steve Jobs is known for many things -- the Apple II, the Macintosh, Pixar, the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He is also known for his signature black turtleneck, Levi's jeans and grey New Balance sneakers. But just how Jobs arrived at that look...

    BeachMint's ShoeMint is a 'sell out' over Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday delivered for major retailers, as expected. But the holiday shopping weekend also generated unexpectedly high sales for Santa Monica start-up BeachMint too. BeachMint, which operates e-commerce websites with products designed...

    [Updated] Fashion News: 'Get back on board,' Costa Concordia T-shirt screams

    "Get back on board," is the English translation of the phrase a coast guard official shouted at the captain of the sinking Costa Concordia. It's now showing up on T-shirts in Italy. Meanwhile, Giulina Rancic tweeted words of encouragement to injured...