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Vienna (AFP) - Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.In a city with a singular attitude to kicking...
From: Business Insider | By: Thomas Bach | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Henry Tudor, who was crowned Henry VII on this day in 1485, founded the Tudor dynasty, ended the Wars of the Roses, used his children's marriages to build alliances, and signed treaties that increased England's power.More Events on this day:1974: Muhammad...
From: Britannica | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jay kidnaps his mother to help her detox, and Alvey learns the truth about Nate's attack.
From: Entertainment Weekly | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, California, were among the teams who lost long-planned experiments -- in their case, testing red worms to turn garbage into compost in space....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Not just the province of the dead and those who mourn them, cemeteries can be celebrated for all they offer the living. Europe boasts some of the most interesting and elaborate cemeteries in the world. Here are five of the most striking, all of which...
From: National Geographic | By: Jeanine Barone | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There are many ways to enjoy apples in the fall. From baked apples to apple pie, I am a fan of every single one of them. This Bourbon Brown Butter Apple Cake is one more that you can add to your list of ways to showcase apples this season – and it...
From: Baking Bites | By: Nicole | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Dr. Huxtable called. He wants his sweater back."The post A Husband Reacts to Fall Fashion Trends — and It’s Hilarious appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kayla Moncur | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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One of the first alternative healing methods that ever interested me was aromatherapy and the use of essential oils and this was years before I would truly identify as “natural” or “green”. I just loved the idea that plants had healing powers…that...
From: Nature Moms Blog | By: Tiffany | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Via Hot Air comes this terrifying report of what it's like to live and try to work in contemporary Italy. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius caused less damage the Italian labor policies. Writes Nicholas Farrell in the (U.K.) Spectator: The youth unemployment...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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They can purify water, feed a family of four for 50 years, and help combat climate change — and you've probably never heard of them...
From: Time | By: skywordsupport | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A trip to Malawi, Africa in 1992 convinced GE executive Jim Ziolkowski that he had a different calling—giving students the opportunity to transform their lives through access to education.
From: School Library Journal | By: Dodie Ownes | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Jimmy from Costa Rica, the man behind the ContainerHome.net company, has successfully recycled plenty of shipping containers into comfortable, small apartments. One of his biggest successes is the home introduced in this post, which is basically a small...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Icon.  Iconoclasts.  These are huge words to be throwing around.  They’re also words used liberally often for effect in fashion, rather than to pertain to their true meaning.  Louis Vuitton however doesn’t shirk away from the weight of the words. ...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Though the Chargers may seem to be faltering, there are reasons to stay optimistic for the upcoming bye and the rest of the season. So sit back, take that chill pill of yours, and enjoy some much-needed optimism. Before I begin with the optimism, I'd...
From: Bolts from the Blue | By: Stephen Hwang | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Pretty white snowdrops welcome spring in cooler climates.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In their corporation lifetimes, Lyondellbasell, Kinder Morgan, Solvay, and Valero have contributed a combined $5.4 million to influence Texas elections.The post How Houston’s Biggest Polluters Are Buying Texas’ Elections At The Expense Of Its Residents...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In the 40-plus years since he first donned the hazmat suit and flower pot hat as cofounder of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh has done a lot more than just whip out pop hits. He's been a Wes Anderson collaborator, commercial jingle writer, Yo Gabba Gabba! character,...
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I'm really excited to see this book come out at last. I met Laurinda Reddig in person a couple years ago, and I could tell then that she'd what I'd call "the real deal" – a crafter who possesses deep technical skill, but also thinks in very original...
From: CraftyPod | By: Diane | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Check out this week’s episode of The Real Scoop for Wellesley Real Estate News. Jane Neilson, Realtor at Pinnacle Residential Properties shares real estate information/news on Wellesley Media’s cable TV show. This week Jane interviewed Emily DiPiro...
From: Talk of our Towns | By: Jane Neilson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Bright and fun is the name of the game in designing a tween room. You want the elements of childhood to be apparent, while feeling like the room is still functional for a young adult. And even though we are way past our tween years, we would jump at...
From: Green Daily | By: Megan Sheeley | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This week in Bitcoin is still overshadowed by last week’s Bitcoin sidechains AMA by the authors of a vastly popular whitepaper on this technology that might fundamentally change how the Bitcoin protocol can be used. Scams can be fairly prevalent …...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Kyt Dotson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Stand by for probably the cutest bride I've seen in a long time. Rocking a gold sequinned bodice, a ballerina style skirt, retro fabulous glasses and the most adorable poofy veil, this is one babe who's got her bridal style darn right perfect.
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A chic baby shower requires a few things – fabulous flowers, stylized invitations, and a bold yet neutral element to really make an impact. French macarons never hurt either. Camille Simmons, the crafter and photographer extraordinaire behind this...
From: Green Daily | By: Megan Sheeley | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In addition to being with someone who regularly showers you with sweet little gestures, every woman should experience a love life movie moment. At least once, someone should do something for you so romantic and heart-stopping, it could be straight out...
From: Glamour | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies might not seem like compelling subjects, but if you take a bit of...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Simon Ringsmuth | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apparently Matt and Sheri throw an annual Halloween party of epic proportions. After checking out the photos of their Massachusetts wedding last year, I'm not inclined to challenge that. At least, not if I don't want to be eaten by an undead wedding...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Chris Wolfgang | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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To many outsiders, the icons, costumes, and rituals associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities—held around All Saints and All Souls Days (November 1 and 2, respectively) in Oaxaca and other cities—seem macabre and ghoulish. It can be...
From: National Geographic | By: Bob Krist | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Updated: 5.2M Tunisians head to the polls, with a new consitution and a sense of optimism http://t.co/jjUQek648D pic.twitter.com/HlJHK5EZQc — AJE News (@AJENews) October 26, 2014 Big election news out of Tunisia, where the moderate Islamist party Ennahda...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Since SUR has been overflowing with drama for three seasons now of Vanderpump Rules, it was time for Lisa Vanderpump to open up yet another restaurant. You know, to house all that excess tension. And OKMagazine.com has the exclusive …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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It’s always fun to get small, intimate wedding submissions that we can “ooh and ahh” over in the DIY Bride office especially when they’re held in gorgeous mountain locations like this one from photographer Meigan Canfield.There’s so much pretty...
From: DIY Bride | By: DIY Bride | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Applied Fashion: touch, taste, smell, even sound—close your eyes, and clothes sense is at your fingertips. Rebecca Willis explains  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 I don’t recommend shopping for clothes while wearing gloves....
From: More Intelligent Life | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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"In early eighteenth-century New England, the most popular alcoholic drink, in terms of volume, was locally produced cider. Throughout much of this period, cider served as a currency. It was used to pay salaries and product prices could be quoted in...
From: The Passionate Foodie | By: Richard Auffrey | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Trying to do all the DIY for your wedding yourself is an insane undertaking. Alie and Adam knew this, so they roped in family members to help them as much as they could!
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As we get older, it seems that birthdays often lose their magic. We are busy with work and friends and family and well, birthday parties tend to be defined by a few high fives and maybe a candle or two. But I am officially declaring birthdays a worthy...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Larson | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Philip Rivers and the hobbled San Diego Chargers (5-3) look to snap their two-game losing streak in a match versus the Miami Dolphins (4-3), owners of a formidable front seven and a wildly inconsistent offense. If the Chargers follow the two keys listed...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Max Garland | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I'm trying to take a shot like this: Here is my attempt. I have used a 100mm macro lens, with a ring flash. I've tried different lighting settings and manual control but they are not close to what I see. What equipment do I need to reproduce this kind...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: erotsppa | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There is a good chance you have heard of a persimmon but never used one... right? Well get ready to roll up those sleeves and get cozy with this fall fruit. Kara Stout is combining beauty and nutrition with an Arrugula and Persimmons Fall Salad that's...
From: Green Daily | By: Megan Sheeley | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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In less than half his rookie season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr already has earned a reputation for not shying away from the game’s top cornerbacks. If he feels as if he can get the ball to a certain spot and… Continue Reading →...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Steve Corkran | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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It’s already Week 9 of the NFL season, and that means the Miami Dolphins will be hosting the San Diego Chargers at Sun Life Stadium. Coming off a somewhat ugly win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Dolphins are at 4-3 and need to be much sharper...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Ian Wharton | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Cardinal organization is dealing with the loss of one of their young stars. This is the beginning of another week for me.  The way I look at it, another week closer to the beginning of the baseball season, but also another week closer to the landmine-filled...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Jim Gardner | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Offbeat Bride Rachel uploaded these stunning photos of her "red velvet wedding decor" to our Flickr pool. My first thought was "Oooooh, this would be fabulous decor for a Halloween wedding." From the candle-lined aisle, to the corners dripping in blood...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Megan Finley | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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WEDNESDAY 10/29 BOB MOSES'S EROTIC-CITY HOUSE TUNES At first I thought, why is a 66-year-old jazz drummer playing a show at Barboza? But it turns out that Bob Moses is not the guy who kept time with luminaries like Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette's...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Now that I’m kind of, sort of, maybe an adult, I have a job; this job requires me to be at a place five days a week for 8 hours a day, wearing office-appropriate clothing. I’m lucky that my workplace has a pretty lax dress code, but certain things...
From: College Fashion | By: Sara - Albion College | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The middle of the NFL season can be a scary time for fantasy football owners. Never mind that Week 9's slate of games happens to fall on Halloween weekend, where certain start 'em, sit 'em decisions can be especially haunting if the proper moves aren't...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Matt Fitzgerald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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An unmanned Antares rocket carrying nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station exploded on Oct. 28, destroying everything aboard. "It's hard to describe what it was like other than simply to say it was an event where you're trying...
From: Business Insider | By: Jessica Orwig | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK! Today we're drooling over the barbed wire bouquet, the hearse getaway car, the giant pork pie, and the many, many amazingly carved pumpkins by the guests....
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Maclean’s Bachelor Panel on the meaning of 'I love you,' and other semanticsThe post The Bachelor Canada Panel: A tale of four cities appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Sonya Bell | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Pink lipstick done right on these 10 celebrities » While fall is the time to experiment with darker hues, there’s something refreshing about a bright pink lip that we can’t really argue with. Case in point? Our fave celebs have been rocking the...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Lauren Watson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The good news is that I met Sailor Venus, the bad news is I still know like nothing about her, but the GREAT news is that ZOISITE DRESSED UP AS SAILOR MOON.
From: Geekosystem | By: Susana Polo | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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