Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

… festival, billed as a luxury getaway, just about imploded on all fronts, with musicians pulling out, laughably bad food, lack of accommodations, and so on. Fortunately (or unfortunately if you’re Fyre Festival), now everyone knows about the disaster because a bunch of social media-savvy people who paid a lot of money for something that turned out to be a disaster ended up … posting about it on social media for us all to enjoy. And in the process confirmed everyone’s worst …

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Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… Gharana architectural elements, such as intricate lattice work in stone screens, a mix of Tudor and cusped arches, stone columns and vegetable-dye frescoes. Digging in The first two years were the most difficult. Every existing room and floor had a unique, unconventional layout — making the restoration process exceedingly complicated. “It’s an organic structure, with no 90-degree angles. Every detail of the project was executed without even a single typical floor plan yet …

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

April 22, 2017

… trends and then reshuffle as needed. This way, youll have enough money to cover those unexpected or variable expenses without dipping into your savings. Remember, budgeting is a process. Dont expect to create a budget based on solely on one month. Track your spending over the course of a couple of months so that you can paint a more accurate picture. 2. Spending too much time on being frugal Another way to save money each month is by being frugal. But, if youre spending more time on monitoring …

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

April 20, 2017

… day. It was a wakeup call for me and we decided to buck the conventional wisdom and go after the next girl show. Out of that development season came Desperate Housewives, Greys Anatomy and The Bachelor. I went from ABC to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to Gilt.com, companies that delivered something unique to women and in the process built strong brands and loyal followings. Women make the final decision on 85% of all consumer purchases – and theyre increasingly the early adopter and …

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Facebook takes aim at false ‘likes’ in battle against fake news

April 16, 2017

… intent was to dole out comments and likes on the pages of popular media outlets in hopes of friending users. The bots would then flood those “friends” with spam. Facebook doesn’t think they ever got that far. The behavior of the accounts suggests they had yet to enter their friending and spamming phase, it said. The company is still in the process of scrubbing all the illegitimate likes, but it assured publishers that 99 percent of pages with more than 10,000 likes would …

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

April 15, 2017

… discuss the action on the screen. However, with chat rooms being the main way to communicate during a watch party, the process has always felt less like hanging out with friends and more like continuously checking Slack to make sure you’re not missing important work messages. It kind of kills the buzz, in other words. A good remote watch party takes work: Work to set up, and work from everyone involved to make it worthwhile. During the most exciting parts of streaming shows or goofy …

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Chrissy Teigen: Motherhood is a choice

April 14, 2017

Chrissy Teigen has discussed all sorts of topics relating to motherhood in recent years. The model has been open about her fertility struggles, dealing with postpartum depression and being a new mom in the public eye. Now the 31-year-old wants to talk about another facet of being a woman; the decision not to have children. “I think it’s really commendable to even doubt the process [of motherhood] out loud, because I don’t feel like people should be pressured to have …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… potential career path, you might want to swap Hulu for online classes.To help you find the right niche, weve compiled 10 cheap (or free!) introduction courses for 10 different industries. Ones bound to catch your eye (and maybe even boost your resume) along the way. 1. Product Design: Product Design Course, ALISON Image: THE MUSE According to ALISON, Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Friday with a vote of 54-45. One senator was absent. Justice Gorsuch fills the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. If you missed any of our shows last week, we had a couple of in-depth explainers on the Senate’s rules, rule changes and confirmation process regarding Gorsuch. Our April 5th show defined terms like filibuster and the nuclear option. Our April 7th show explained how they actually played out. You can both of them from our homepage, CNN.com/CNN10. …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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