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Sexiness in Coke’s bottled water

By STUART ELLIOTT

Decades after 7Up was sold as “wet and wild,”? a brand of bottled water is being pitched in much the same suggestive way, bringing soft-drink marketing tactics to an increasingly competitive fray.

The bottled water, Dasani, is the subject of a significantly revamped campaign from Berlin Cameron/Red Cell in New York that . . . → Read More: Sexiness in Coke’s bottled water

Few gay marriages go ahead at Toronto City Hall but more performed at church

By Mike Oliveira

TORONTO (CP) – There was no walk down the aisle, no blushing bride and the happy couple wore black leather pants with matching vests. But when the two men walked out of church they were legally married in the eyes of God and the government, the man who performed the ceremony said . . . → Read More: Few gay marriages go ahead at Toronto City Hall but more performed at church

Don’t get bent out of shape; yoga is for anyone

Ancient practice has evolved to include so many styles, there’s one for every level of physical fitness

By Valerie Berenyi

Don’t know your Anusara from your Ashtanga? You’re not alone.

In the new millennium, the 5,000-year-old practice of yoga has evolved to include more styles and hybrids than you can hit with a yoga . . . → Read More: Don’t get bent out of shape; yoga is for anyone

Inca secrets may lie in knots

The Inca shared records with the conquistadores; they may have drawn from a three-dimensional language

By Steven Edwards

New research suggests the Inca, who controlled the largest pre-Columbian empire of the Americas, did have the means to record language despite long being considered a civilization that had failed to develop writing.

The hidden history of . . . → Read More: Inca secrets may lie in knots

Wilsonville conference attracts hundreds on spiritual journey

By Shelby Oppel

WILSONVILLE — Brenda Perry traveled from New Zealand to be in Wilsonville on Saturday for simple yet daunting reasons.

“Just the constant barrage of things that aren’t working in the world,” explained Perry, a slim 45-year-old dressed almost entirely in purple, from eyeliner to flip-flops. “Wanting to see it be different, . . . → Read More: Wilsonville conference attracts hundreds on spiritual journey

Calls for a “Crusade from the pulpits”

By Toby Mcdonald

SCOTLAND’S top exorcist called yesterday for a “crusade from the pulpits” against the occult.

Father Jim McManus, 62, said witchcraft and paganism were intertwined with evil.

The priest – who is the only Catholic clergyman to regularly perform the service of Deliverance – said devil worship could only lead to tragedy.

The . . . → Read More: Calls for a “Crusade from the pulpits”

No rest for the Wicca

By Kelly Burke

Peter Jensen pities them, George Pell loathes them and Fred Nile curses them. But the neo-Pagans continue to move from strength to strength.

The last census proved nature religions, and primarily Wicca and Paganism, were among the fastest growing in Australia.

And now the Melbourne-based Christian Research Association (CRA) has carried out . . . → Read More: No rest for the Wicca

Don’t blow the bid, says confident PM

No pushing, no bullying — just be Canadian, Chretien urges the Games delegation

By Peter O’Neil

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Jean Chretien says he’s confident Canada will win the 2010 Olympic bid next week as long as the delegation making its final push in Prague isn’t overly aggressive.

Chretien, in an exclusive interview with The . . . → Read More: Don’t blow the bid, says confident PM

Ratified books not error-free

Surrey school committee OK’s two new same-sex books

By Matthew Ramsey

Less than a month after rejecting three picture books depicting children of same-sex couples for grammar and spelling mistakes, Surrey school board has approved for kindergarten and Grade 1 students two titles which contain some of the same errors.

The Surrey School District Standing . . . → Read More: Ratified books not error-free

Ex-Mormon Web site widens with views, questions of faith

By Patty Henetz

Eight years ago, Eric Kettunen built the Web site exmormon.org to help people who were struggling with their decision to leave the Mormon church.

He hoped to offer a dozen or so people the kind of help and support others had given him and his wife when they left the faith . . . → Read More: Ex-Mormon Web site widens with views, questions of faith