Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

… doesn’t make the ending any less shocking. 7. Gramma What’s it about? A small boy has to stay home alone to keep watch over his bedridden grandmother, who he’s always been scared of. As the story progresses, we find out he has good reason to be afraid. Why should you read it? Stephen King is at his best when he’s writing from the perspective of children. Somehow he’s got a real knack for capturing the fears that everyone has when they’re growing up, and …

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect? – BBC News

May 20, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pippa and James attended St Mark’s on Christmas Day Guests will fill the 12th-century church of St Mark’s, which is few miles from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, ahead of the service at 11:30 BST. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The church is on private land and hidden from public gaze Englefield is mostly within the bounds of Englefield House, the country estate owned by Conservative MP Richard Benyon. It …

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Why it’s finally time to dump Apple Photos for Google Photos

May 19, 2017

Image: bob al-greene/mashable When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a second home screen app on my iPhone, not yet worthy of being on my main home screen with Apple Photos. Sometime in the last few months it snuck its way onto my main home screen. I’m not sure when it happened, but it did. And lately as I’ve fallen more in love with its growing features and intelligence, …

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This is what Obama told his friend about Donald Trump

May 18, 2017

… memoirs, for which the couple will pocket a reported $60 million. Another fun fact in the People story has to do with Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, both of whom were apparently “sentimental” about their White House bedrooms to the point they each moved the beds into the multi-million dollar Washington home their parents are renting while Sasha completes high school at Sidwell Friends. The issue of People with the Obamas on the cover is out Friday. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Hands on with Instagram’s 8 augmented reality face filters for selfies

May 17, 2017

Image: screenshot: raymond wong/mashable Proving once again it has no shame, Instagram has announced “face filters,” its own blatant copy of Snapchat’s lenses. If you’ve used Snapchat’s selfie lenses to add dog ears or a flower crown on top of your selfies, you’ll be right at home with face filters because the new ones rolling out are very similar. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s 10 most popular lenses of 2016 Accessing face filters in Instagram works the same …

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Robot-makers are posting record figures in Japan because there just aren’t enough people

May 17, 2017

… assistant. It was designed for use in homes, said MJI, its manufacturer, but they’re now getting enquiries from companies too. “Banks, hospitals and hotels are interested in using Tapia for reception work and communicating with customers,” Sayaka Chiba, an MJI director, said. “Nursing homes are also interested we’ll continue to sell this for use in the home, but all the interest from companies show that the market has shifted.” WATCH: When a robot isn’t …

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‘Guardians 2’ claims a second easy win at the weekend box office

May 16, 2017

… weekend estimate of $63 million leaves Disney’s latest Marvel Studios venture in spitting distance of a quarter-billion dollar box office at home. Assuming the estimate holds, it should hit that milestone well before the two week release anniversary of May 19 rolls around. Foreign audiences love Guardians 2 as well. The original Guardians ended its months-long overseas run with $440.2 million at the international box office. Vol. 2, which has been out for three weeks in various locations, …

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The songs that take us back to our high school graduations, by class year

May 14, 2017

… never really been away from home before and I was so scared to go to college. But that song always reminded me that leaving home didn’t mean saying goodbye forever and that is was okay to be scared to leave but there were so many fun adventures out there in the world just waiting for me!” – Kayla Bazile, Newburgh, New York Class of 2012: “We Are Young” – fun. feat. Janelle Mone “At every end-of-the-school-year choir show, our choir program has all of …

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No astronauts will be on NASA’s 1st mission of its mega-rocket. Also it’s delayed.

May 13, 2017

… as anticipated, but rather sometime in 2019. After the feasibility study wrapped up, NASA officials presented the results to the White House. Lightfoot told reporters on Friday afternoon that the space agency and the Trump administration made the decision not to pursue a crewed mission for EM-1 together. So, the humans are staying home, at least at first. The whole idea of sending people to space aboard the first flight of the SLS was a little ridiculous to begin with. NASA has always been …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 13, 2017

… I’m suggesting that educators and YouTube together can be exponentially more effective than either alone. There are many professors that effectively use YouTube, put up their own videos or recommend videos to students. There has been a recent rise in experimenting with the “flipped classroom” model, a model where students view video lectures at home before class and use in-class time to go through problem sets or have discussions. Especially for introductory classes like Intro …

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Escalating the war in Afghanistan would be the wrong decision

May 13, 2017

… analogy. The Vietnam War provoked impassioned debate back home, but Americans are hardly discussing the war in Afghanistan. It’s completely off the radar. Trump weighs sending troops to Afghanistan Meanwhile, the arrival of ISIS in Afghanistan has enabled the Taliban to project itself as a softer, more palatable alternative to the savagery of ISIS. All of this increases the Taliban’s appeal and helps boost recruitment. The Taliban, like all effective …

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Is Harry Styles’ album worth the wait? – BBC News

May 12, 2017

… think about her?” he sings, before realising this song will be played around the world… “Well, I guess she just found out.” 5) Sweet Creature In which Harry reveals he has listened to, and enjoyed, the song Blackbird by The Beatles. That said, this is the album’s most effective, direct song – a folksy ballad about a lover who’s a lifeline. “When I run out of rope, you bring me home,” he sings over a sprightly guitar line. It …

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Removing gender from MTV awards: a start, but not equality

May 9, 2017

… diverse representation in movies and TV. But the most significant development at this year’s awards was the debut of genderless acting awards, replacing the conventional “best actor” or “best actress” categories. Emma Watson and Millie Bobby Brown took home the two major acting awards, best actor in a movie and best actor in a TV show, respectively, for “Beauty and the Beast” and “Stranger Things.” Are genderless acting awards the …

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Norway’s Slow TV hits roadblock after migrating reindeer stop migrating

May 8, 2017

… ALSO: Slow TV finds life online with Facebook Live and Periscope The latest addition to this hypnotizing genre followed the spring migration of reindeer from their winter home on the inland Finnmark plains to the coastal summer grazing areas on Kvalya island. Fikk du med deg den nydelige kjrlighetserklringen i Reinflytting minutt for minutt? Flg turen videre p nrk.no/rein #nrkrein A post shared by NRK (@nrk) on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:04am PDT The non-stop transmission, entitled …

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Free Comic Book Day lets parents and kids join forces for an epic, one-day geekout

May 8, 2017

… shared by Sabrina (@buffysummrsx) on May 6, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT His 1st trip to the Comic Shop. Starting him young… #FCBD #SupportLocal #ComicBooks #FreeComicBookDay A post shared by @coolhanddeep on May 6, 2017 at 1:44pm PDT Nia reading her new Barbie comic on the way home from #FreeComicBookDay! A post shared by Xpistos Ekimogloy (@ekimogloy) on May 6, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT Got to meet artist Sam De La Rosa at @MileHighComics and won second place in a costume …

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The #Resistance is now a lifestyle brand and please, don’t buy it

May 7, 2017

… to the people most likely to need it? Image: chuck williams/kickstarter It can feel minimizing, cruel even, to to take this uniquely violent political moment and turn it into a commercial for Pepsi or a for profit resistance thong. For millions of Americans, Trump isn’t just some idiot fallen reality star who can be shaped into a harmless little doll. He’s the president coming to take away your home. Your insurance. Your job and your education. He’s the man coming to take …

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Nick Viall has a men’s grooming startup that sounds exactly like Dollar Shave Club

May 7, 2017

… whitener and Fit Tea on Instagram. Since the 21st season of The Bachelor ended in March, Viall has competed on Dancing With the Stars and stayed engaged to the woman he proposed to in the finale, Vanessa Grimaldi. Now Viall will enter the hallowed realm of subscription boxes. The Polished Gent sounds basically like Dollar Shave Club a curated selection of men’s grooming products for thick, full hair and hydrated, smooth skin delivered to your home. From the startup’s materials so …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… frantically and heroically sliding in to save the day, knocking her husbands books off the table and finally reaching out of the hallway to slam the door shut as she and the kids exit its all so perfect. You couldnt choreograph this kind of comedy. For us parents who work from home offices, this is our worst nightmare. Were already sensitive about not being in a professional office environment and dont want anyone else to know. I work from a home office in Shenzhen, China, have young children …

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Country singer Loretta Lynn had stroke, hospitalized

May 6, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  A publicist for country music legend Loretta Lynn says she has been hospitalized after having a stroke. Maria Malta confirmed Friday that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital on Thursday night after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Lynn’s website says she is responsive and expected to make a full recovery. It says Lynn has been advised by doctors to stay off the road while she …

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Country music star Loretta Lynn hospitalized

May 6, 2017

(CNN)Country music star Loretta Lynn, 85, suffered a stroke Thursday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and has been hospitalized, according to a statement on her website. Lynn has postponed two of her four upcoming shows, one in South Carolina on Saturday night, and one in Pennsylvania on May 12, according to a schedule on the website. Lynn has been performing professionally since the 1950s. She’s been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and won four: three competitive and one …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ recap: Sheldon and Amy face a new challenge

May 5, 2017

… feelings, Williams quipped. Completely distraught over losing all of that progress and the acclaim they thought theyd receive, the boys return home dejected. Sadly, their timing couldnt be worse as Amy had just shared with the girls (and Raj) that she was offered a research fellowship at Princeton for the summer. Obviously, its a great and important opportunity for her, but shes worried what the time apart would do to Sheldon. In an effort to goad her into breaking the news, Penny suggests she …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

… bi-weekly happy hour themes. We feed them but not to excess! We dont offer three meals a day with the guise of keeping you in the office for 14 hours. Shapeways provides catered lunches, snacks, and beverages that keep the team fueled until it’s time to head home. Lets talk benefits and perks As you might expect, we look at relevant compensation benchmark surveys to help ensure were staying competitive with other companies similar to us in size, industry, etc. Thats our starting point, …

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Kim Kardashian flies solo at 2017 Met Gala

May 3, 2017

… Kardashian also went without any jewelry and opted for a sleek bob and modest makeup. As for her fashion-forward husband? A source told E! News Kanye chose to skip the New York City event in favor of staying home with the couple’s two children. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAvatar Genie Pro Build your own caricature, cartoon and avatar characters!ShopExpress 3 Store Your First Product – Complete Sales Funnel With PLR Brand New, High Converting Biz in a Box …

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Amazon is giving an entire town free Prime membership because it has no chill

May 3, 2017

… Monday, Amazon said it would give “every home in the town” one year of Amazon Prime plus three packs of Wickedly Prime Popcorn from Amazon’s own it private label brand. “… We wanted customers in the town to enjoy popcorn and a movie on us,” Greg Hart, Vice President of Amazon Video, worldwide, said. “Manchester by the Sea is a masterpiece representing the best of cinematic storytelling. In other words, it is wicked awesome.” Get it? Massachusetts? …

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