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We asked you discerning hotel-bar hoppers to vote for the best spots to toast and tipple in; suggestions for the Hottest Hotel Bar at the Smith Hotel Awards 2014 poured in and we distilled them into a top 10 shortlist of the world’s best hotel...
From: Mr and Mrs Smith | By: Kate Weir | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Let me tell you a story; it may sound familiar. In it, Jews are forced to come up with sneaky ways to practice their religion in secret. Excited to celebrate the age on which one accepts the Jewish commandments as an adult—the age of mitzvah—a young...
From: Slate | By: Miriam Krule | Friday, October 24, 2014
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North West was born rich. She isn't even old enough to know what this yet, but she's already got more money than most of us could ever dream of. Not only is she always decked out in designer duds and sporting earrings that are worth over $50,000, but...
From: Just So You Know | By: Jeanette Batur | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
From: NPR | By: Ari Shapiro | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Edward Carey's illustrated young adult novel about the keepers of mystical trash heaps (yes, you read that right) in an alternate Victorian London combines thrills with intelligence and compassion.
From: NPR | By: Amal El-Mohtar | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Alex and Alana were married at Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London. I've featured weddings in this amazing space before, but it's hard to me to resist it's charms! After their ceremony and main reception at the chapel, they invited their guests to East...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners plans to invest $200 million over the next four year to expand its companies across the Gulf Arab region and India, its chairman told Reuters.
From: PE Hub | By: Reuters News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lady Gaga admitted to dealing with drug and alcohol problems on Thursday night while onstage in London. The pop star was performing at the famous O2 Arena when she paused to dedicate a song to a friend who was presumably …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Amethyst Tate | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Malin Akerman grabbed a gardein fishless filet to go before heading to the theatre to present an award with Rob Corddry at the 25th Annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Brittny Gastineau seen getting glammed …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Jaime Rabb | Friday, October 24, 2014
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LONDON – He stepped on the plane Monday night along with the rest of the Detroit Lions, but few of them had Gunther Cunningham’s apprehensions. It might seem odd that a man who was a German citizen until 2010 would have concern heading to Europe,...
From: ESPN | By: Michael Rothstein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What modern recording artists can learn from the studio's early days...
From: The Atlantic | By: Justin Lancy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ninety percent of action movies are derivative. Carbon copies of better movies that came before them. They can be enjoyable, but are often forgettable. Then there’s the other ten percent. Those movies are something special. They originate and innovate,...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Her Majesty the Queen took to Twitter for the first time today, but not to complain about the amount of ice in her post-brunch frappé. Instead, Liz was announcing the opening of a new permanent gallery at London's Science Museum that takes visitors......
From: Engadget | By: Jamie Rigg | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Her Majesty, on a visit to London's Science Museum, celebrates new technology in her maiden social-media missive
From: People | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A man who was dumped by his girlfriend for lackluster bedroom skills reportedly sliced off his own penis and tossed it in the garbage. In this particular nightmarish instance, apparently size did matter after all. The incident occurred in Kocani, Macedonia,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its 153-million-pound endowment from fossil fuel companies, I happened to be in a room filled with climate activists in Oxford. They immediately broke into cheers. There were lots...
From: In These Times | By: Naomi Klein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Guest Post: Recently I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions over dinner in New York and London with publishing executives who are betting big that native advertising will drive major revenue growth in 2015 for their businesses. We often end up debating...
From: VentureBeat | By: Kunal Gupta, Polar | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Well this makes total and complete sense! LOLz. While Chris Martin has been getting down with Jennifer Lawrence secretly but also NOT at the same time, it seems that his ex taking a page from his book! Gwyneth Paltrow found herself a new man in American...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Long shadow of debt crisis added to pressure on EU leaders at crunch summit
From: Irish Times | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Simona Halep held the WTA Finals in her hands for a couple of hours on Friday. As she walked out to play her final round-robin match, against Ana Ivanovic, she knew that she had already clinched a spot in this weekend’s semifinals. She also knew that...
From: Tennis.com | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What's behind the latest surge in political violence, and what Canadians can do about it
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With the unintentional help of Chelsea's former sporting director Frank Arnesen, the Blues profited from academy player Gokhan Tore before he became entangled in controversy. One of Arnesen's many calculated gambles which sputtered out, Tore was signed...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Allan Jiang | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk were the subject of dating rumors a couple months ago and it seems that their relationship is still going strong! A source just told Page Six that the new couple is “openly dating, but behind closed...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Uber drivers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London took to the streets this week to protest a range of concerns, among them price-cutting by Uber and no-tipping policies they say deprive them of needed revenue....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Naomi Campbell, Michelle Williams and Toni Braxton all hit the social scene last night looking amazing. See photos inside... Last night, the amazing Naomi Campbell attended the Charlotte Olympia 'Handbags for the Leading Lady' launch dinner at Toto's...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, October 24, 2014
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How much city-dwellers overpay for housing Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames.EVERY urbanite grumbles about the price of housing. But some have more cause to complain than others. The price that people...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Heyzap believes developers need help identifying which ad networks generate the most money....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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After a decade of development and some corporate rebranding, Imergy Power Systems has unveiled a next-generation vanadium flow battery the company claims will dramatically lower costs and boost performance over competing battery chemistries by using...
From: Greentech Media | By: Julia Pyper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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See the Duchess’s latest appearances » After missing Kate for nearly two months due to her battle with acute morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum), we really didn’t expect to see the Duchess of Cambridge three times in three days. Although she...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Lauren Watson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In 2009 Tim Ngwena switched on Last.fm and he’s been running in across all his devices ever since. Earlier this year he decided to take a deep dive into his listening data to see what he could learn. I realized … Continue reading → The post Tim...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Beer and parties are two of the things in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Yes, for real. There’s also Episode VII speculation and all of the following: Star Trek star Brent Spiner has joined Star Wars Rebels. Read a rumor of how performance capture...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Anyone who’s watched The Shining late-night has probably had at least one nightmare featuring hotel ghosts. (Truth be told, we watched it during broad daylight. And we were still terrified…) Whether you believe in paranormal encounters or not,...
From: Oyster Blog | By: Megan Wood | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The inaugural BBC Music Awards will officially have at least twice as many performers as actual award winners. One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit and Paloma Faith were revealed Friday as the first wave of performers at the...
From: The Wrap | By: Tony Maglio | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apollo Global has agreed to buy Express Energy Services from its existing shareholders. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is being done with Express management. Based in Houston, Express is a provider of products and services...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Some people might rummage through their closet or head to the local Halloween pop-up store for a clever, or sultry costume to prowl the streets in. But apparently someone might just go a different route, shelling out more money for a costume than many...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A couple more reports from London and Chicago festivals heading your way. Here's David on three new films starring either Alicia Vikander or Mads Mikkelsen, who formerly sizzled together in Denmark's recent Oscar nominee "A Royal Affair" - Editor Alicia...
From: Film Experience Blog | By: Dave | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Single and ready to mingle – but not with Lindsay Lohan! Prince Harry was spotted grabbing dinner with friends on Oct. 22 in Mayfair, London in a sharp navy blue suit and white button down. PHOTOS: It’s Good to …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Teresa Roca | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Job Title: In Vivo Biologist (Tumour Biology & Metastasis Team) Closing Date of vacancy: 20 November 2014 Division: Cancer Therapeutics Team: Tumour Biology & Metastasis Type of Contract: Fixed Term Length of Contract: 1 year Work Location: Sutton...
From: Nature | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Brussels (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron interrupted an EU summit on Friday to demand an emergency finance ministers meeting over a demand from Brussels for an extra 2.1 billion euros from London, sources said.Cameron's demand came hours...
From: Business Insider | Friday, October 24, 2014
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LONDON (The Deal) -- European stocks declined early Fridayaon news that a doctor in New York had tested positive for Ebola after returning from Guinea in West Africa. News that Britain's economy expanded 0.7% in the third quarter, in line with economists'...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Braude | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Palestinian Museum's new logo transforms the comic-book standby into a bilingual symbol of the Arab-Palestinian diaspora....
From: The Atlantic | By: Steven Heller | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It's a different point of view to take, particularly when at a furniture fair. But outside the exhibition halls of Kortrijk Xpo in Belgium, where the 24th edition of the Biennale Interieur furniture fair is now taking place - a huge billboard makes a...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Tracks for your bank holiday weekend listening pleasure from Orbital, Kiesza, Orchestra Baobab, Halos, The Slowest Clock,
From: Irish Times | By: Jim Carroll | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Kate Middleton has just recently returned to the public eye, having been off of official royal duties for a good few months due to acute morning sickness symptoms, which she has suffered from as a result of her current pregnancy. Last night, Kate attended...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Addam Corré | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I need a high end sophisticated asian dining experiance in Central London / zone 1....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: adamvasco | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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IT WAS a sombre Stephen Harper who addressed Canadians on October 22nd. A lone gunman had fatally shot a young soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in the capital, Ottawa, and then entered Canada’s parliament building where he was killed....
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I think one of the things that makes people react to Leibniz in the way that Diderot did is the sheer breadth of his accomplishments. Setting aside his achievements in any particular field, Leibniz is clearly one of the greatest polymaths the world has...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Richard Marshall | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The winners of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year were awarded this week in London at the Natural History of Museum, and the honorees are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful. Incredibly enough, it's not just professional photographers who can submit...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelly-Schwarze | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Tamar Braxton and Mary J. Blige have new videos. Tamar gets sexy in the visuals for “Let Me Know” featuring Future, while Mary J. hits the streets of London in “Right Now”. Peep the visual treatments inside…. Tamar Braxton has a brand new single...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I'm looking for suggestions for some lovely steps/stairs. April 3rd next year will be the 25th anniversary of the day my husband and I first met on the TownHall Steps here in Sydney and I want to go to some other steps to mark the occasion.On the day,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stellathon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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