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  1. First-time customers at the Shamballa Jewels ( www.shamballajewels.com ) flagship store in Copenhagen, Denmark, may find it hard to believe that the airy gallery is a retail space at all. According...
  2. In the mid-1960s, William Gornik worked in the William Morris Agency’s mailroom, where he aspired to move up the company’s ranks. To make ends meet, he took a part-time job cutting hair at the...
  3. When Frank Smythson opened his namesake retail shop on London’s Bond Street more than 125 years ago, he advertised it to be a place where customers would be granted attentive, personal service and...
  4. Sushi purists might argue that sashimi, nigiri, and traditional rolls showcasing fish and simple vegetables are the three best and only true forms of the delicate, centuries-old specialty. After all...
  5. The A-Star B3’s rotors thumped rhythmically and whipped faint clouds of powdery snow around the group huddled close to the ground. For a moment the blustery peak was cloaked in a cacophony of...
  6. Much of America’s industrialization during the early 19th century can be credited to Oliver Evans, a Delaware-tborn inventor of the high-pressure steam engine, though it was a proclamation that he...
  7. Staring out at an open expanse of sandstone slabs on the back trails of Moab, Utah, I was reminded of the only steadfast rule when it comes to off-roading: if you’re planning to conquer the great...
  8. Craig Jackson received many things from his father, but a free handout was never one of them. “My dad never really spoiled me,” he recalls. “He did the opposite; he made me work for everything.” In...
  9. Ian Thomson was at a crossroads. He was six years into his ownership of a 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 and beginning to grow tired of the car. He needed something fresh, but the thought of dropping $100,...
  10. Beads of sweat form along my brow and snake their way down the bridge of my nose, pausing just a moment at the tip before falling to the ceramic-tiled floor at my feet. Wisps of steam rise from...

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