Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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Kim Zolciak’s Son Bitten By Dog ‘Traumatic Injuries’ Require Operation And Hospital Stay

April 24, 2017

… Beck and everyone close to us all pulled together and held each other up. Kash was in the operating room for a couple hours and now we are praying for a quick speedy recovery. Due to this I will not be on WWHL tonight but will do my best to make it up very soon! Thank you for all your prayers and most importantly Thank you God for your protection A very special Thank you to my incredible medical team! A few days in the hospital and we will be back home A post shared by Kim Zolciak-Biermann …

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How We Tried To Deliver 12 Tons Of Food To Siberias Arctic North

April 24, 2017

… way home. But Ruslan wasn’t quite done for the season. He was going to spend a couple of days in Yakutsk, then charge back up to Belaya Gora, where he would spend the summer. He asked if I wanted to join but I had to bow out. I was happy to be back on solid ground again. All photos copyright: Amos Chapple/RFE/RL More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM Newbie Downsell IM Traffic Make Money With Kindle PLR – Downsell Snapchat Marketing Excellence PLR DownsellSocial Media …

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Augmented reality will soon be everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid it

April 23, 2017

Using AR to see who's home.Image: Bob Al-Greene/Mashable The hottest thing in Silicon Valley is coming soon to … well, pretty much everything. Augmented reality is shaping up to be the next big digital gold rush, and consumers should ready themselves for the onslaught. Apple’s doing it. So are Google and Snapchat. Oh, and as we saw recently, Facebook is as well. AR has thoroughly trounced virtual reality in the battle for developers’ hearts and minds, and with the amount …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… your budget, clipping coupons, or scouring the Internet for the best deal instead of enjoying your life, then its time to reevaluate the situation. The purpose of saving is so that you have the money to take that family trip, make home improvements, or invest in new business. That doesnt mean that you eliminate the important things in life, such as spending time with your family, just for the sake of saving. By all means, be frugal but not when its consuming too much of your life. 3. Loyalty …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… reimagining every aspect of home and work life to be more efficient, more productive, or just more fun. That first wave included companies like LearnVest, BirchBox, Paperless Post and, of course, Rent the Runway. Raising money was a challenge because 95% of venture investors are men. So before they could get to the meat of their pitch, they had to explain how women think about their closets, or why were always on the hunt for the next great beauty product. I thought: lets back the best of these …

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

A higher profile Very few readers will recognise Toor Pekai from her picture. Whenever Malala attends a high-profile function to promote her cause, she is invariably accompanied by her father Ziauddin, who has often been interviewed about his daughter’s many successes. Meanwhile, Malala’s mother has played her own low-profile, but important, role at home with the rest of the family in Birmingham. Toor Pekai explains: “When Malala was being treated in hospital we were very …

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Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Living in one of the 20 listed hotspots puts a 71,158 premium on the price of a home on average, according to Lloyds. Its research found the average price of a home in those areas was 735,874 – 13% higher than the typical price in surrounding areas. However, in Hove buyers typically pay about 31,000 less than in surrounding areas, Lloyds said. Million-pound homes Of the top 20 areas with the highest concentrations of house sales to young professionals, 16 are in London, it found. …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

… the meat. Hungry Busanites gathered the meat, spiced it up, ate it — and a Busan dish was born. Jagalchi Market, 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea; +82 51 713 8000 Jinju bibimbap To the west of Busan, Jinju city is home to a variant of the globally popular bibimbap. It is yukhoe — raw strips of julienned beef — that distinguishes Jinju bibimbap from the other iterations of this South Korean staple. It comes in a large, shiny, stainless-steel …

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Now there’s an easier way to binge with your friends, without having to leave the house

April 15, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Retro tech is huge right now because the present is a depressing nightmare In other words, you can see your friends go slack jawed as a horse fights an alligator without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. And while it’s obviously no replacement for that old fashioned human touch (seriously, you should still get out and interact in the meatspace), this digital approximation can help people connect with others even when all they feel like doing is vegging out at home. This is …

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

Potato peeling is a task that many of us do not get any joy from. But, one British department store wants people to pause and enjoy the art form that is potato peeling. It’s part of a campaign by the department store Selfridges, reflecting on our homes and what they mean to us. SEE ALSO: How to throw a no-waste dinner party Our House, A home For All explores what the home means in a world “rocked by some major geopolitical changes.” “International migration and the …

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Festive fun or hopping mad: Is Easter the new Christmas? – BBC News

April 13, 2017

… cause to remember what it’s all about. “If making more of Easter makes people look beyond the caricature of Christianity – at what is at the heart of what more than two billion people around the world practice – then it’s a good thing.” Image copyright Hobbycraft Image caption These green bunnies – for the home or outside – are sold out Anna Protherough, a seasonal buyer for the retailer, said: “More and more, people are looking for …

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Oh nothing, just the Queen feeding an elephant called Donna

April 12, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II makes friends with Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant.Image: DAVID ROSE – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES For most fans of the royal family, meeting the Queen would make their lives complete. But today an elephant named Donna didn’t just meet the Queen, she got hand-fed a banana by Her Majesty. SEE ALSO: Princess Charlotte hugged a balloon display and yelled ‘Dada’ And the 7-year-old Asian Elephant could not have looked more delighted. The Centre is home to …

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Guitarist J. Geils found dead in his Massachusetts home

April 12, 2017

(CNN)John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, has died, police in Groton, Massachusetts, said. Police came to Geils’ home for a well-being check, police Chief Donald Palma said. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive and was declared dead at the scene. Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure. Foul play was not suspected and a preliminary investigation suggests Geils died of natural causes, Palma said. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… one local fan who can recite every score back to that 33-22 Auburn nail-biter 120 years ago like it was yesterday. Last year, top-seeded Alabama destroyed Auburn 49-0. This year, Alabama is still ranked number one in the country (at time of publication), but a resurgent Auburn team could pose a formidable challenge at home, so you can bet there’s going to be a score to settle on November 30 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium amid 90,000 fans screaming “War Eagle,” …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band, hailing from Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, were in the audience for musical performances from American, Russian and Ukrainian artists as part of the Embassy Series, a recurring concert program that strives to unite people “through musical diplomacy.” 2 more times Trump associates met with Russians “This. Is. So. Cool,” one student said. “Honestly, it’s …

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The women who sleep with a stranger to save their marriage – BBC News

April 5, 2017

“I was at home with the children and he was at work. During a heated discussion he sent me a text saying, ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’.” “Triple talaq” – where a man says “talaq”, or divorce, to his wife three times in a row – is a practice which some Muslims believe ends an Islamic marriage instantly. It is banned in most Muslim countries but still happens, though it is impossible to know exactly how many women are “divorced” …

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Google’s Mars data center and weather control system are just a couple of its best April Fools’ Day pranks

April 3, 2017

… products would be kind of cool, despite how wildly impractical they are. Here’s the running list of what Google’s “rolled out” today so far: Google Gnome Although the name rhymes with the very real Google home, this imagined Google digital assistant is instead designed to sit outdoors and help you out with all matters related to weekend backyard lounging and the occasional bit of garden work. Delivering information bits about weather, edible plant life and a …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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Lyft actually followed through on making a wearable that was created as a joke

March 31, 2017

… and accelerometer data to request rides, and motion-triggered LED confirmation indicators to let you know your trip status without having to check your phone. Just stick your thumb in the air wearing the Mono, Lyft claims, and you’ll soon be ferried on your way. SEE ALSO: Lyft just came out with its biggest innovation yet: buses But you’ll (probably) never see someone rocking a Mono to get a ride home after a night out on the town it’s April Fools’ Day season again, …

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Heres how two local Welsh lads made brewing history

March 31, 2017

… and their achievements at home are a testament to this. In the same year the team began exporting abroad, they also cleaned up at the Great Welsh Beer Festival, taking home gold, silver and bronze awards for their Dirty Stop Out, FUBAR and Urban IPA brews respectively. Later down the line their Cwtch beer took the Champion Beer of Britain accolade in 2015, and in 2016 the company won brewery business of the year from The Society for Independent Brewers. Image: tiny rebel The Tiny Rebel team …

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Understanding Japan’s unique ‘scrap and build’ design culture

March 31, 2017

(CNN)Whereas western architectural tradition aspires to permanence — an Englishman’s home is his castle, after all — Japanese architecture is focused on flexibility. A close harmony with the natural world combined with acute awareness of its dangers has cultivated a special approach to building. Sarah Ichioka, a Japanese-American urbanist currently based in Singapore and former director of the Architecture Foundation in London, explains how earthquakes and tsunamis forge a …

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Selena Gomez opens up about ’13 Reasons Why’ and her own struggles

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Selena Gomez’s new series for Netflix, “13 Reasons Why,” has been a passion project of hers since she was a teen. That’s because, Gomez admits, the theme of the show, about a teenage girl struggling emotionally, “hits very close to home.” “To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when [the show] started production,” Gomez told CNN at a Netflix panel for the show on Wednesday. “I went away for 90 days …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… are served with a variety of tangy dips. Bu Qtair In the fishing village to the right of Umm Sequim beach you’ll find plastic tables and chairs scattered around a car park, and a white Portacabin serving fish, fish and fish. At the counter, a selection of curry-slathered morsels is stacked high in a metal tray. Chefs fry snapper or hammour in front of you and serve it with a bowl of curry sauce, home-cooked paratha, rice and salad. Smiling BKK It’s not easy to find this hipster Thai …

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Cafe will only hire women who don’t wear makeup or have dyed hair

March 28, 2017

… worked in night-time work establishments such as nightclubs or cabarets. Some of Naturalia’s staff Image: naturalia/campfire Naturalia initially held a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its Shibuya, Tokyo branch. It drew contributions of $8,500 191 percent over its goal. It’s worth noting that the Shibuya district is home to the popular Harajuku area. Image: Ayano Sato/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Harajuku has become synonymous with eccentric street fashion, with women often …

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Rescue dog’s journey from stray to saviour – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… mints to Katie – “she loves them” – Kathleen’s sessions are aimed at getting her on her feet again. She said: “I just did some walking, and she [Katie] walked with me, she makes me feel quite happy, it’s just fun. “She’s a beauty she really is, I just love her, we never had dogs, and she makes you feel ‘Aah.’ “I shall want to take her home.” Image copyright James Gallagher Image caption Katie is helping …

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