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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week – Thanksgiving Edition

Posted on 11/27/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Millennials are about twice as likely to believe in aliens as boomers (27 percent vs. 14 percent). (Learn more at AARP) 2. Connecticut twins who never married and lived modestly in their parents’  home revealed a multi-million dollar secret when they died. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Men’s noses are bigger than women’s. (Learn more at Discovery) 4. The U.S. Postal Service has begun Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles. (Learn more at Yahoo) 5. Vancouver outlawed doorknobs. (Learn …

Why This City Has Outlawed Doorknobs

Posted on 11/21/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe Sun Is Setting on the Humble Doorknob. That’s the Vancouver Sun headline describing the city’s new building code, which will soon outlaw twisty doorknobs  — and traditional faucet handles, too — in new construction. The paper takes the positive view that, far from being banished, doorknobs are being “legislatively upgraded to levers more conducive to the arthritic, gnarled or weakened hands we earn with age.” >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter That sounds like a promising development. AARP has …