‘Prison bae’ explains why beauty isn’t everything in first ever interview

April 27, 2017

… beautiful eyes, and I heard it a hundred times a day. To whereI would not even pay no mind to it,” said Meeks. “It didnt fix it then. I still had a father in prison doing life. I still had a heroin-addict mother and me and my brother and sisters struggling through lifes tribulations,” he continued. He said his “exotic” looks weren’t the “golden ticket” for him. “I didnt think of it as oh, Im pretty so thats a tool. I knew that I was a tool to …

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HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

… Polgreen, then a well-respected veteran editor at the New York times. Since taking over, Polgreen has emerged as a strong public face for the publication while also pushing it forward. The website was (and in many ways still is) openly left-leaning with a heavy dose of coastal elites writing for it, but Polgreen has said she hopes to appeal to a broader audience yes, even Trump voters. The redesign, Polgreen said, is meant to hang on to the voice and sensibility of HuffPost while taking it …

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Daphne Oz dishes on her co-hosts on ‘The Chew’

April 26, 2017

… Not to Wear host Clinton Kelly is also on The Chew. The hosts all dish about food during the ABC food show. Food is one of these wonderful level playing fields where this is always someone who can teach you something youve never learned before, she explained. We, for whatever reason, are this motley crew and random family that just gets along. But despite Ozs pleasant work environment, she admitted she struggles at times to find a work-life balance. I think all moms are constantly juggling …

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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

… atmosphere. But they all have one thing in common: Windows — some of which are built in the jharokha style — framing exquisite views. In the turrets, these windows offer a comfortable place to relax and take in the scenery. “The jharokha windows are an integral part of Indian architecture,” Khandelwal says. “You can’t omit them.” In ancient times, women rarely left their place of residence. Instead, they lounged in these window alcoves and watched the …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 24, 2017

… anything,” Snowden said. It was retweeted hundreds of times and has put her in touch with others who are trying to disseminate information on tactical voting. The spreadsheet’s columns list which seats are safe to vote Labour and which are better to vote Liberal Democrat or Greens as they would have a better chance of beating the Tory candidate. It’s a work in progress as conditions on the ground change. There’s a mobile friendly tab, and a tab with lots of links to …

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

April 22, 2017

… eating out every night. But, what about the times that you want to make something that calls for ingredients that youll rarely use. Take Paella, for example. While its delicious, theres a chance that the saffron you purchased is going to go to waste. When grocery shopping, try to think of meals that use similar ingredients so that nothing is going to waste. Another option would be to join something like Blue Apron or Sun Basket since they provide the right amount of ingredients needed for each …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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If Fox News will no longer tolerate sexual harassers, the rest of the country has no excuse

April 21, 2017

BREAKING: Bill O’Reilly OUT pic.twitter.com/oJ9QPeRo27 Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017 The calculus for O’Reilly changed suddenly earlier this month when a New York times expos revealed that O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, paid a total of $13 million to resolve multiple sexual harassment claims. New allegations surfaced and more than 50 advertisers bailed on his primetime show. O’Reilly maintains his innocence; his lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying …

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This country’s most expensive film of all time costs $150 million

April 20, 2017

… will reportedly be putting in $150 million in the production of The Mahabharata. That is five times the budget of Baahubali (2015) India’s most expensive movie thus far that became a gigantic success across the globe. The Mahabharata will be shot in multiple Indian languages and later dubbed in leading foreign languages too. It promises to bring together “the creme de la creme of Indian and global cinema” and also ensure “the film has an identity across continents”. …

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

… scrolling through your feed, you are counted Instagram Stories daily active user. Facebook has previously faced criticism over lowering the threshold of what is considered engagement. On the company’s flagship app a view only counts as three seconds and in September it was revealed that the company had “significantly inflated average video view times for years.” Sure, Snapchat similarly defines a daily active user as a person who opens the app once in a 24-hour-period, but …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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These rising architectural stars could change India’s skylines forever

April 17, 2017

(CNN)“India is the place to be,” said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis. And for the rising Indian architectural star, this certainly seems to be true. Though the design firm — founded by Gupta and his wife, Britta Knobel Gupta — is only seven years old, it is already looking to shape cities and skylines throughout the South Asian nation. Replay More …

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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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Corona never paid a dime for millions of dollars of ‘Fast and Furious’ product placement

April 15, 2017

… Furious 7 alone would have cost more than a Super Bowl spot had the crew behind it not had such a particular affinity towards the beer. Screenplay writer Chris Morgan called the beer “literally a character in the films,” and the beer’s brand image just happened to match the mood and tone of the franchise. “I know it’s crazy,” Moritz conceded to Simmons. According to Bloomberg’s exhaustive tally, Diesel is shown sipping the Mexican brew three times in the …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun UK told the times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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Japanese octogenarian is spinning impressive beats at a Tokyo nightclub

April 13, 2017

… training in a local music school, The times reports. Later, she was introduced to the club scene after meeting a French event producer. Iwamuro said she fell in love with music because of her father, who was a jazz drummer. During World War II, she would listen to jazz records, muffling the gramophone with a cushion so others didn’t know that she was listening to music from enemy Allied cultures. But she was pulled into helping out at the family’s gyoza restaurant since she was 19, …

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Nicole Richie gets slapped in the face by ‘Talk Stoop’s’ Cat Greenleaf

April 12, 2017

Talk about an epic fail. Nicole Richie appeared on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf on Sunday to discuss her new scripted show Great News when she was asked about the greatest news shes heard all week.The 35-year-old actress responded sarcastically that its supposed to rain three times this week in Los Angeles when the 45-year-old host went to high-five The Simple Life alum. NICOLE RICHIE IS ‘NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE’ FOR ‘WILD’ BEHAVIOR However, Greenleaf missed and instead …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… national cricket rivalry has been dubbed by The New York times as the Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox plus Barcelona vs. Real Madrid plus England vs. Australia (in any sport) “distilled and deepened with an extra dose of hostile geopolitics and the passions of 1.4 billion people.” Since their first test match in 1952, only three wars, a political assassination and a major terrorist attack in Mumbai could keep these two teams away from their drawn-out pursuit for cricket supremacy — …

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino faces a slew of tax evasion charges

April 10, 2017

Sad times for The Situation.Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock The year was 2010, and Mike Sorrentino was basically the most famous man in America, or at least New Jersey. Better known as “The Situation” on MTV’s Jersey Shore, Sorrentino raked in millions shilling his “gym, tan, laundry” routine. It all came crashing down in 2014 when Sorrentino was indicted for “tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States” on $8.9 million in income. Now, …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… second to the young American, and was tied 10th last year. “You’ve got to be aggressive at times, there’s certain pins you’ve got to take advantage of but this is a golf course you’ve got to pick your moments,” Rose told Sky Sports. “That will be the gameplan.” Garcia, 37, part of a four-way share of the lead at halfway with Hoffman, Fowler and Pieters, is still chasing a first major title in his 74th attempt, a run which has included 22 top …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… invigorated by Augusta and shares the record of 23 consecutive cuts made at the Masters with three-time champion Gary Player. He has also had five top-20 finishes since turning 50. “I love the place, I’ve said that for 33 straight years,” Couples told Sky Sports. “In conditions like this I almost feel better. In the bad weather it’s a battle and by playing here so many times I feel I can save shots.” Phil the thrill Jordan Spieth, who has finished second, …

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The full specs for Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio look like a big improvement

April 7, 2017

… reporting appears to be based on conversations with the Scorpio team and not the sort of side-by-side hardware comparisons the site is known for. In the simplest terms, Scorpio’s souped up hardware should result in more consistent frame rates across all games including backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles as well as faster load times, an end to screen tearing, improved texture filtering (to make everything look smoother), and some manner of 4K support either native or upscaled in new …

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Jeff Bezos is going to sell off a ton of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin

April 7, 2017

… long run. In other words, don’t think Bezos and his team aren’t learning from SpaceX. Though Bezos and “rival” Elon Musk have been breaking out their measuring tape at times, Bezos himself has noted how competition will help these projects thrive: From my point of view, the more the merrier. I want Virgin Galactic to succeed. I want SpaceX to succeed. I want United Launch Alliance to succeed. I want Arianespace to succeed, and of course I want Blue Origin to succeed. …

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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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