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Grisly Public-Bathroom Collapse in Ghana Claims 1 Life

Here's your extra-sad edition of Toilet Tuesday, news from loos across the world.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

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Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage

But you'll still look like an idiot.

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Africa's High-Fashion City

Dakar's fashion scene is a powerful economic driver. Scenes from Fashion Week.

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A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

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Shoes Over Telephone Wires: This Probably Doesn't Explain It

Chicago residents are scratching their heads over this age-old mystery.

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This Week in Bans: Miniskirts Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.

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This Week in Bans: Tupelo Takes Aim at Baggy Pants

Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.