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10 Things to Know About Omega: Guidebook for luxury watches

10 Things to Know About Omega: Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster and Constellation, the brand has achieved well-deserved rock-star status among watch enthusiasts everywhere. Here are 10 things you should know about Omega.

Antoinette's Christmas Mantel: Season One: A Parade in the Village

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I began arranging Christmas villages on our mantel a few years ago, mostly because villages are harder to set up under a tree, and also to keep our Godzilla cats from stomping them. The fragile cardboard houses are from around 1930 pre-war Japan, and the tiny figures (tin Zinnfiguren) are mostly pre-war Germany. As satisfying as this ephemeral holiday art is to create, I found that it needed a story. I began my Christmas tale with this mantel tableau and have added characters and their stories to it every year for a decade since then.

A Parade in the Village

Each Christmas when I begin to assemble my antique village, I run into the same old problem: the mantel can only fit a dozen or so houses, and over time I have collected more than that. So every year I have to leave well-loved houses and tin figures in their storage boxes, even though Christmas should be their season to come alive. For this mantel, I've assembled fourteen of my very favorite Japanese cardboard houses, along with the cast of tin characters that people them. No Hawthorne, Lemax, or Dept. 56 houses in this village -- just an assortment of sweet, dusty, slightly tattered cardboard structures that have somehow managed to survive three quarters of a century without getting crushed and tossed. Read and enjoy!

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today: Guidebook for luxury watches

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today: 1941 Pilots rely on Breitling's chronographs, but calendars, world timers and divers' watches also are part of the brand's 130-plus-year history. Here are five important Breitling watches, including the Breitling Emergency, that helped define the brand's identity from 1915 through the modern day.

Teddy Bear Coloring

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer: Guidebook for luxury watches

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer: TAG Heuer is one of the world's leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing, and more recently, a series of groundbreaking developments in the field of ultra-fast mechanical chronographs. Here are ten things you should know about TAG Heuer.

Teddy Bears and Toys Coloring Book

If your child needs a gentle push to get him/her to work on this coloring book, the use of teddy bea....

How I Learned To Stop Watching And Leave The Multiplex

After years spent watching movies like X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, Duane Bradley decided that someone needed to write an insightful, thought-provoking critique of modern blockbuster entertainment. Until that book comes along, here's a hatchet job that takes cheap shots at easy targets.

Compiled from previous volumes Midnight Spookshow, Watching Porn With Leatherface and Would You Watch This Movie With Christ?, this book covers all the formulaic flicks that made the contributors want to walk out. From a remake of The Day The Earth Stood still starring Keanu Reeves (!?) to a Thunderbirds movie Gerry Anderson called "the biggest load of ?$%& I have ever seen in my entire life", no movie is safe.