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2010-10-19 17:06:35

Conventional wisdom holds that people try to mimic the behavior of the next social class above their own. Except when it comes to shopping at secondhand stores and yard sales, concludes a new study by Brigham Young University sociology students and faculty. The study found that high-income shoppers scour the secondhand market for antiques, but everyone else is trying to stretch the family dollar. "Middle-class shoppers were looking for furniture, some appliances, clothes, things that you...

2009-09-06 17:19:27

Two Florida brothers set a record for a trans-Atlantic journey in a 21-foot fishing boat, the smallest powerboat to make the trip, they reported on their blog. Ralph Brown, 50 of Spring Hill and Robert Brown, 52, of Merritt Island left Tampa, Fla., June 27 and arrived in London Friday, they said on their Web site, www.crosstheatlantic.com. It is exciting that we are actually here. Ralph Brown told the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times in a telephone interview. By the way, it is a beautiful place....

2009-06-26 10:10:00

Dallas-based I Am Second Inspires and Interstate Batteries Powers Expedition DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Florida brothers, Ralph and Robert Brown, will take to the high seas on the world's longest trans-Atlantic voyage in a 21-foot flats boat on June 27 to raise $3 million for military charities in the name of fallen Marines. The I Am Second Wounded Hero Voyage Crossing the Atlantic Presented by Interstate Batteries will embark on a 48-day, 6,200-mile trip from Tampa, Fla., to...