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 ProductsSocial Media Firesale Video Upgrade – Save 70% Video access to 36-part course on Social Media [Last Chance Savings]WP Scope Bundle WordPress plugin that lets …

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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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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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