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Why a big clothing retailer is trying an Amazon Prime-like subscription | Washington (DC) Post

Why a big clothing retailer is trying an Amazon Prime-like subscription | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Lands' End wants shoppers to pay $50 a year for free shipping, free returns, and special discounts. Will shoppers pony up?
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Why a big clothing retailer is trying an Amazon Prime-like subscription

Why a big clothing retailer is trying an Amazon Prime-like subscription | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Lands' End wants shoppers to pay $50 a year for free shipping, free returns, and special discounts. Will shoppers pony up?
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Squirrel Week kicks off with a look at home, sweet home | Washington (DC) Post

Squirrel Week kicks off with a look at home, sweet home | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Treetop dreys are a marvel of squirrel engineering — and perfect for winter snuggling.
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Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. Southwest

Scientists say climate change could cause a ‘massive’ tree die-off in the U.S. Southwest | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A warming climate could kill coniferous trees such as junipers and piñon pines.
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This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post

This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When threatened, the beetle mixes up chemicals in an internal chamber, then fires the reaction off as a near-boiling, high-speed spray from its rear end.
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Here’s how fast viruses spread in your office | Washington (DC) Post

Really fast. Only two to four hours after being deposited on a single doorknob or tabletop, viruses were present on more than half of workers and visitors in the building, as well as more than half of the surfaces they would commonly touch. According to research presented at the American Society for Microbiology's 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), this speedy spread can be cut down tremendously with the use of hand sanitizer and antiviral cleaning wipes.



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Va. betting parlors closed to Triple Crown wagers | Washington (DC) Post

Va. betting parlors closed to Triple Crown wagers | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the state where famed Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born, off-track betting parlors that would ordinarily be packed with gamblers watching California Chrome try to match Secretariat’s feat Saturday will likely be closed or almost empty.
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Experts: Western wildfires are becoming more immense and explosive than in the past | Washington (DC) Post

Experts: Western wildfires are becoming more immense and explosive than in the past | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more...
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Western wildfires’ size, intensity and impact are increasing, experts say | Washington (DC) Post

Western wildfires’ size, intensity and impact are increasing, experts say | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The 8,400-acre blaze that led to the death of 19 firefighters has become more the norm than the exception.
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‘Covered with bees, and a swarm pursuing’: Man dies after being stung more than 1,000 times in Arizona park | Washington (DC) Post

‘Covered with bees, and a swarm pursuing’: Man dies after being stung more than 1,000 times in Arizona park | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona, in particular, has been a hotbed of bee attacks.
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When it comes to squirrels, is it better to join them than fight them? | Washington (DC) Post

When it comes to squirrels, is it better to join them than fight them? | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As Squirrel Week 2016 draws to a close, we ponder the good and bad of the critters.
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Adidas’s $600-a-year subscription for workout clothes is testing the limits of a big shopping trend | Washington (DC) Post

Adidas’s $600-a-year subscription for workout clothes is testing the limits of a big shopping trend | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It’s upping the stakes of the popular subscription box game, but will customers jump in, too?
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Thanksgiving Day shoppers jump on Black Friday deals | Washington (DC) Post

Before sunrise, shoppers were snapping up deals as the retail industry kicks off what is expected to be a reasonably healthy holiday sales season.
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A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hours | Washington (DC) Post

Office break rooms, not bathrooms, were the the first to be contaminated, according to the study.
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How my mother’s depression shaped my whole life | Washington (DC) Post

When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don’t have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.



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Texas jury: US’s pre-eminent quarter horse group violating antitrust laws by banning clones | Washington Post

The nation’s pre-eminent quarter horse association is violating state and federal antitrust laws by banning cloned horses from its prestigious registry, a Texas jury ruled Tuesday in a case being closely watched by breeding groups...

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Experts: Western wildfires are becoming more immense and explosive than in the past | Washington (DC) Post

Experts: Western wildfires are becoming more immense and explosive than in the past | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious...
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When couples cooperate well, men follow women’s emotions while women regulate | Washington (DC) Post

Picture this scenario: You’re on a road trip with your partner, trying to find your hotel, lost in an unfamiliar area and driving in circles. Your partner gets agitated, body and voice tense, and says in exasperation, “We’re never going to find it!”

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