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

… example of King’s command of language; many people think of him as a great storyteller, but he’s also a great writer who knows how to create raw emotion with the simple power of words or in this case, a repeated sentence. 4. The Woman in the room What’s it about? A man struggles with a horrible decision after visiting his terminally ill mother in hospital. Why should you read it? Another poignant read, another tale rooted in the real world, and the main reason I’m …

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‘Twin Peaks’ just threw a premiere party that will haunt us for years

May 21, 2017

… Clifton’s. Image: mashable/josh dickey You better believe there was a “red room,” a perfect replication of the place Agent Cooper knows all too well after all these years. I can also say that the gum you like is going to come back in style. Mashable special agent Dickey investigates. Image: mashable/lindsey bahr Diane, there was fine food and drink to be found everywhere. And you better believe there were themed cocktails and donuts: White or black? Image: …

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Harry Styles and James Corden demonstrate times when it’s absolutely not OK to sing

May 20, 2017

There are times when breaking into song is fun and playful and times when it’s completely inappropriate. SEE ALSO: James Corden and Tim Minchin’s Donald Trump musical is a thing of beauty In the video above, James Corden and Harry Styles show us some of those situations. For example, it’s not okay to break into song and dance while in the middle of an operating room or while dismantling an explosive. Save the singing for the stage, gentlemen. Lives are at stake! More From …

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

… fodder for a kitchen table or dorm room discussion. SEE ALSO: What to expect when you’re expecting the net neutrality debate to begin But theres a simple definition: Net neutrality prevents internet providers from slowing down users speeds, blocking certain websites and charging extra for swifter speeds. Unfortunately, FCC chairman Ajit Pais recent proposal slated for a vote this Thursday aims to gut net neutrality. Weve seen in recent years what a world without net neutrality looks …

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Garmin’s latest wearable finally brings fitness tracking into the weight room

May 18, 2017

The Garmin Vivosmart3 aims to make your weightlifting workouts even smarter.Image: lili sams/mashable Garmin is looking to solve one of the biggest issues facing wearables with its latest release, the vvosmart 3: How can an activity tracker be useful in the weight room? Just about every fitness tracker I’ve ever worn is more focused on counting steps and logging runs than anything else. I run, but as a former athlete, I spend more of my workout time at the gym lifting weights. Barebones …

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From one mom to another: Mothers and daughters talk parenting

May 13, 2017

… in their room and play video games. I think there are more expectations now than there was when I was growing up, adds Danielle. Today you have to worry before theyre even born. Co-sleeping, crying it out, gluten free, sugar free, baby wearing, even what bottle you buy, what age you introduce your kids to technology, or if youre a crunchy mom or not. Its too much. To be a part of the mom club back then, all you had to do was have kids. Now you have to find women who are raising your kids the …

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

May 8, 2017

… developed a way for your phone screen to fix itself, and it’s inspired by Wolverine No, this isn’t the day to haggle over a rare issue of an obscure superhero series, or eye the comic book shop owner suspiciously as she darts into the back room where they keep “the good stuff.” Nope, today is just about sharing the love of comic books, and we managed to find a number of moments on social media that capture that warm and fun sentiment. #freecomicbookday A post …

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The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus – BBC News

May 7, 2017

… Del Rey. I love her, let’s just put it that way. But there is no way I’ll be able to get near her. She’ll have 12 huge guys around her… Mind you, she has insane fans, who probably are dangerous, so that kind of makes sense. “But just to be in the same room would be amazing.” More on The Amazons BBC Music homepage BBC Music News LIVE …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… who are home most of the day (my wife and I homeschool), and I do a fair number of interviews, so I know exactly what Mr. Kelly was feeling the moment he heard that door open. Here are seven ways Ive found to manage being a stay-at-home professional and a parent with minimal fuss, and prevent kids from making an appearance on live TV. 1. Use a dedicated space Trying to work from your kitchen table or the living room sofa while other family members come in and out is a non-starter. If you dont …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

… else has? Kickstarter is a really unique company that offers employees the opportunity to contribute to a meaningful mission of helping people bring their creative projects to life. Our team is made up of unique and diverse individuals with many unusual skills and interests, and our office space is an incredible, open, flexible environment with room for growth, exploration, and creativity that is unmatched by most other employers. In 2015, Kickstarter reincorporated as a Public Benefit …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… were too many to track. So perhaps I was inclined to hear humanity in Sandberg’s voice; others say they sense calculation and distance. Here’s my advice: Suspend your skepticism of Sandberg, if only to read Option B. It has essential wisdom on how to treat people who are grieving, on how to find resilience in your darkest moments. Sandberg likes to talk about kicking “elephants” the things we all know but are too embarrassed to say out of the room. So let’s address …

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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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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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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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

April 15, 2017

Watching alone, together.Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable Streaming videos in your room just got a whole lot less lonely. Binging for hours on Netflix has long been an inherently isolating experience: You’re solo, it’s late, and you definitely should have gone to bed by now. It’s the ideal setup for introverts and people just generally afraid of the world, but it’s also possibly the fastest route to spending an unhealthy amount of time alone Doritos dust piling on your chest …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… threaten. As for NATO, Trump stood in the East room Wednesday and pledged his new-found love of an alliance he denounced during the campaign as a bunch of deadbeats who were crying wolf about Russia, but who were unwilling to pay to protect themselves. Tomorrow is another episode. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMemberHub Annual MemberHub is a Complete online system for managing your entire membership site. It produce the most beautiful, highly profitable membership …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… actor. He was found in his room and had died hours earlier from a fatal overdose. Another friend, Greg, died just a few short weeks after. I will never forget getting those messages, or how I realized, days later, that my friends were only four out of hundreds of people who die every day from addiction-related issues. It seemed that, everywhere I turned, someone had lost a son, a daughter, a friend, or a mother or father. Addiction, I realized, was lethal. And staying silent was our death …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… slopes on the planet. The hotel has crafted its suites accordingly, with chalet-style decor, Molton Brown hues and fake fireplaces. From the bedrooms and dining room, visitors can see the piste, tobogganing track, chair lifts and even a gaggle of penguins flown in to live in the 22,500-square-meter fridge. Mid-range Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach Though in the moderate range, you still get five-star accommodation at the Amwaj Rotana. For half the price of the luxury resorts you get a room on …

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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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