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The merengue-y sandwich cookies—airy, dainty, gluten-free, and high-maintenance—are "the new cupcake" the nation has been waiting for....
From: The Atlantic | By: Megan Garber | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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AIMCo, Allianz Capital Partners, EDF Invest and Hastings have closed its buy of Porterbrook, a UK-based rolling stock leasing company. No financial terms were disclosed.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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On the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, his son Peter talks about the backlash against vaccines and other human factors that make it difficult to eradicate deadly viruses....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jennie Rothenberg Gritz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Before the European headquarters came the call centers. Only a decade before the much-vaunted arrival of the Celtic Tiger boom years, the 1980s were a brutal time for Ireland. The conflict known as the Troubles engulfed Northern Ireland, as its violence...
From: Xconomy | By: Sean Carlson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This article originally appeared in The Cut. Nineteenth-century activist Amelia Bloomer, originator of the eponymous pants, once said of her invention, “The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. It should conduce at once to...
From: Slate | By: Véronique Hyland | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Dune Real Estate Partners has closed its third real estate fund on $960 million, beating its $850 million target. Dune Real Estate Fund III has projected equity commitments of $263.5 million in eight investments in the U.S., including a residential portfolio...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Traditionally we have molded our lives to accommodate the physical dictates of cities. That is changing—fast. Our cities increasingly are reflecting the architecture and aspirations of tomorrow in their buildings, street life, social connectivity,...
From: National Geographic | By: Keith Bellows | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has become a staple in the photo calendar, drawing crowds to the National Portrait Gallery while reigniting the debate around the characterization of portraiture...
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Special experience.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Glasspiegel | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Researcher and artist Mimi Onuoha was living in Brooklyn…right before she found out she had been selected as one of five Fulbright-Nat Geo digital storytelling fellows. She's since hopped the pond to London to explore how technology and culture influence...
From: National Geographic | By: I Heart My City | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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With Nurun booted off in perfume week, the 16 remaining candidates devise their own YouTube channels. What could possibly go wrong? Julia Raeside browses the results 9.22pm GMT Laurens sub-team were supposed to edit the first video. This is a fundamental...
From: The Guardian | By: Julia Raeside | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Before Danny Boyle jumps into Jobs, he’s taking a detour into television with Babylon. The British dramedy centers around the London police department, which is suffering from some serous public image issues. So Chief Constable Richard Miller (James...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets have been scrambled to escort a cargo plane to Stansted Airport near London.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I'm arranging a weekend away next year for about 30 people. It's a big treat for us all, so looking into how much to charter a plane. We'd be flying London to Berlin. Any ideas?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lloyder | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There have been a number of suggestions for redeveloping Battersea Power Station over the years, including adding a roller coaster and even turning it into a big green mountain. Earlier this year, however, plans were released for its redevelopment as...
From: Gizmag | By: Stu Robarts | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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MANY of us have felt that almost irresistible urge to make a sarcastic quip to a security official while trying to board a plane—and then quickly thought better of it. For sound reasons, airport staff like straight talking. No matter how proudly you...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A court document shows that British spies can help themselves to raw data gathered by the National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence partners without a warrant....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and injuring...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Michael Sata's death puts a hole in the heart of Zambians and, of course, the political system: It is unclear who will take his place as president....
From: The Atlantic | By: Polly Mosendz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) - A new two-in-one diabetes pill from AstraZeneca has been approved by U.S. regulators, the British drugmaker said on Thursday....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Hailed by poet Sir John Betjeman as a "genius at photography" and by photographer Cecil Beaton as "an understanding and loving connoisseur of his subject," Edwin Smith (1912–1971) captured the essence of the places, landscapes and buildings he photographed....
From: Mashable | By: Chris Wild | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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More Londoners than ever are using contactless payments to get around the capital, and now, a new initiative called "Penny for London" is asking commuters to add charitable donations to their daily routine, too. The idea is that every time you use a......
From: Engadget | By: Jamie Rigg | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Grim mating techniques and toxic venom of exotic species aside, we discover theres much to love about our eight-legged friendsIts been a big year for spiders. Weve had such a clement summer in Britain that our native spiders not even those terrifying...
From: The Guardian | By: Rebecca Nicholson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A sexy Ebola nurse Halloween costume is generating quite a bit of controversy online, but the creator of the costume doesn’t see the big deal. This month the online costume retailer Brands On Sale began selling a “sexy Ebola containment suit” costume,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Wednesday, October 29, 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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Kendra Wilkinson knows that most of her life has been spent in the media spotlight. And while she’s enjoyed the financial and fame benefits of that publicity, Kendra confessed on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s talk show Monday that now, in the wake of a cheating...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joanne Eglash | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan have reportedly started dating after a series of hookups in London and sources say the actress is “head over heels” for her older man. Sources say the relationship dates back to October 7, when the two flirted at Chiltern...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Thursday, October 30, 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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It was the opening of the railway station in 1860 that made Hampstead Heath, a 790-acre rambling open space north of London, accessible to the many poorer people who lived beyond walking distance of its borders. The Heath was acquired as a public open...
From: Mashable | By: Chris Wild | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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In case you missed it Lingerie Fashion Week just concluded in New York City. While the runways were chockablock with pretty, sexy underpinnings, I was thrilled to see the array of body types of the models: women of all shapes and sizes paraded the runway....
From: Glamour | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain were in London today for the premiere of Interstellar...
From: Telegraph | By: Patrick Smith | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For some West African doctors and nurses living overseas, the sense of obligation to their native countries outweighs the risk of contracting the highly infectious disease...
From: Time | By: Megan Gibson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Fresh off of one thriller, Keanu Reeves is diving into another. The John Wick star has just signed on for Replicas, a sci-fi pic directed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria). Not unlike John Wick, it centers on a man reacting to the loss of someone he loves....
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The spring 2015 Preview in NYC served up Temple Run Book Three Run for Your Life: Artic Rescue in ebook format, a foray into nonfiction with See-Thru Frogs and See-Thru Sharks, and a retelling of Snow White with Tear You Apart....
From: School Library Journal | By: Rocco Staino | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In 1958 when Jerry Lee Lewis brought his tour to London, the big story broke the moment the rocker stepped off the plane: the young girl on Lewis's arm was his wife, and she was 13-years-old. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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After writing about that never-ending train wreck of sad that is the Honey Boo Boo situation, I prayed to the Gods for a palate cleanser and my prayers were answered when I logged onto one of the photo agency websites and these pictures of human rose...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fear of ebola has gripped the United States, following the discovery of several cases of the deadly virus in Dallas and New York. Thousands have already died in West Africa during this tragic outbreak but it's not the deadliest...
From: TheStreet | By: Eric Reed | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Harry Styles may be light on his feet when performing on stage, but it’s a different story on the ice! The One Direction singer showed off his (lack of) ice skating skills at London’s Natural History Museum pop-up rink on …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Teresa Roca | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Paddington hit a snag this summer when lead voice actor Colin Firth dropped out, with both sides mutually agreeing that he “didn’t seem to fit.” After a few weeks of searching, Ben Whishaw was brought on as his replacement. Today, we finally have...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Harvest Power Inc., a Waltham company that transforms waste into clean energy and natural soils, said it raised $20 million in funding from investors that include former vice president Al Gore's Generation Investment Management of London. Other investors...
From: Mass High Tech | By: David Harris | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Sanofi are down 5.03% to $45.65 after the French drugmaker's board ousted CEOaChris Viehbacher at a special meeting today, two days after it emerged he had fallen out with the company's chairman, wiping more billions...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Amanda Bynes’ mom and dad, Lynn and Rick Bynes, filed a petition with the court last week to once again be their daughter’s conservators and TMZ says that a judge recently approved it. Lynn and Rick had a conservatorship, but last month they reportedly...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Infracapital Partners has closed its second fund on 1 billion pounds to invest in core infrastructure assets across Europe. Co-investment pledges takes total capital for investment to more than 1.3 billion pounds. Atlantic-Pacific Capital worked as placement...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The company uses the transaction history of customers in participating banks -- credit card payments, checks written, debit card withdrawals -- to define buying patterns. Advertisers then offer credit card-based discounts to boost purchases at places...
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Bank of England released new figures Wednesday providing more evidence that fears of a house price bubble in have been overblown. Property prices in the UK have risen sharply since hitting post-crisis lows in 2011. Over the past year along prices...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Some of London's rarest flowers have to be locked up and monitored by security cameras due to an upswing in plant theft.  The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire has become a "crime hotspot," the BBC reports, as an increasing number of people are...
From: Business Insider | By: Dina Spector | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Government has announced the death of President Michael Sata. Below is the address to the nation by the Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska : Fellow country men and women.As you are aware, His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the...
From: Zambian Economist | By: Chola Mukanga | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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LONDON (The Deal) -- European stocks rose again on Wednesday amid expectations the Federal Reserve will announce an end to its bond-buying stimulus, though gains were tempered by negative surprises from Deutsche Bank aand other stalwarts.a In London,...
From: TheStreet | By: Renee Cordes | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"A passenger saw the WiFi connection, named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork," and expressed concern to a flight attendant." (via)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Jason Weisberger | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Bill Ridgers considers the complexities of greeting colleagues with a kiss: In Britain, as with most of my compatriots, I am solidly in the one-kiss camp. But for a day or two after returning to London from France, I find myself instinctively puckering...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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