Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Jack Black Surprises Kids At Hospital, Then Suits Up And Sings With Music Therapists

March 22, 2017

… room to room, serenading children with catchy tunes. He also showed off his comedic antics to some of the hospital’s older patients and even clowned around with the staff. The sweet visit definitely proved that laughter and rhythm are powerful medicines. Check out the entire clip below to see some of his cute performances. And don’t forget to SHARE this cute clip on Facebook to brighten the days of friends and family. Due to restrictions, this video cannot be viewed in …

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Billionaire bunkers: How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse

March 21, 2017

(CNN)Say “doomsday bunker” and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods. The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today’s high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts. A number of companies around the world are meeting a growing demand for structures that protect from any risk, whether it’s a global pandemic, an asteroid, or World War III …

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Anthony Bourdain wakes up to a London in shock after Brexit vote

March 21, 2017

(CNN)The London (and England) show is another example of my crew and I heading out to do one thing and, due to a sudden change in circumstances, finding ourselves doing something else entirely. Anthony Bourdain visits London as it reels from the Brexit vote. “Parts Unknown” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. What we wanted and expected to be a happy, carefree, food-centric show became squeezed by the sudden arrival of an elephant in the room. I love London and have many dear friends there. I …

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Familys Living Room Has A Mirror With A Giant Hole In The Middle, Leading To A 4-Story Slide

March 18, 2017

When you were a kid, what was your dream home like? My dad always toldme that heused to (and still does) want a giant pool full of Jell-O. He doesn’t want cubes of Jell-O, he wants a full pool of solidgelatin that he can dive into from a diving board.It might sound bizarre, but I’m sure everyone fantasized about something quite specific as a kid. I always wanted a room full of trampolines to jump all over when I was younger, or a cool slide to fly down in the morning when I hopped …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… there? I wrote Drifting and Sublime in my room at LIPA – the performing arts school up in Liverpool. That’s the one that Paul McCartney founded, right? Did he ever show up? A couple of times. He’d come in to do little Q&As. He was really nice, if you saw him walking past, you could just say “hi” and he was always really sweet. What’s the best advice you got from him? He said that when he and John [Lennon] were writing, they didn’t have anything to …

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The most fashionable Englishwoman in Paris – BBC News

March 18, 2017

Over the next 90 years, Mary Clarke Mohl lived an extraordinary life at the crossroads of French and British culture and society. Nearly all of it was spent in Paris, where she saw three revolutions and was on friendly terms with so many of the great names of the day. But she never lost her attachment to Britain and in the Rue du Bac she offered a home-from-home to William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brownings and the Trollopes, as well as to many aristocrats, diplomats and …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… she didn’t trust me. I’m sure she knew that I was going in her room, just having a look around and checking there wasn’t any drug paraphernalia – because that’s what you start doing, as a parent you start searching out the equipment and the stuff that they’re using. But I’ve stopped doing that now, and she has had clean tests for nine weeks, so I suppose the trust must be building. Illustrations by Emma Russell Join the conversation – find us …

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The Country That Everyone Used To Know

March 10, 2017

… false or misleading. Trump says, Nobody loves the First Amendment more than me, and then he bans respected news organizations from a White House press briefing. He calls real news fake news while he spews alternative facts. When a reporter asked him a question in the White House Press room, he admonished him for not asking a fair question. Then demanded the reporter sit down. Does the press have to only ask fair, easy questions? Trump literally put his hand over the mouth of the free press. So …

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