Swear and still sound educated by understanding the origin of those curse words

March 27, 2017

… world War II was responsible for bringing the word into popular usage, perhaps most famously captured by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, which features a character who basically uses it as every other word in conversation. Image: AMBAR DEL MORAL/MASHABLE “Damn” has gone through a long line of evolutions, starting from the Latin words damnum meaning “damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty” and the verb damnare meaning “to adjudge guilty; to …

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Art world’s Welsh national gallery wish list – BBC News

March 26, 2017

… pieces. Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Penarth-based artist Ivor Davies with his 2015 exhibition at Cardiff’s National Museum According to Dr Howells, the work proved for the first time that Wales was capable of producing “world-class creative talent.” “It expresses perfectly the joy and contentment of relaxing on an afternoon on a sun-drenched lakeside,” he adds. Dr Howells also nominates classic 1931 portrait The Welsh Collier, painted by …

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Twitter just floated the idea of a premium service

March 25, 2017

… us at least the tiniest idea as to the proposed offerings. Twitter is considering offering an advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers, journalists, professionals, and others in our community find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on Twitter. Whether you use Twitter for work or just want to be more informed on the latest news, sports, entertainment, political viewpoints, and …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

… content to be consumed by complete strangers. Facebook’s mission statement expresses its desire to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” According to Dr Deborah Chambers from Newcastle University Facebook’s emphasis on openness suggests that “connectedness is more powerful by being disclosing.” So, am I attempting to strengthen my interpersonal relationships by disclosing intimate details? The confessional society Some …

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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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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …

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Million-dollar holiday snaps? Andy Warhol’s China photographs up for auction

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Andy Warhol‘s personal photographs from his trip to Beijing and Hong Kong in 1982 are arguably the most famous holiday snaps of all time. And depending on how an auction of the collection fares later this month, they could soon be among the most valuable. Warhol, who was one of the most famous people in the western world at the time of his visit, went largely unrecognized on the streets of Beijing. It makes the images even more remarkable, not least to collectors, who have come …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches and Toblerone, right? Well Switzerland is also home to Europe’s highest bungee jump …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… Wikimedia Commons / world Telegram Maryland was known for being particularlyanti-Prohibition back in the day as they never bothered to enforce the law. Other states would eventually follow suit andMaryland Senator William Cabell Bruce was quoted saying, “National prohibition went into legal effect upward of six years ago,but it can be truly said that, except to a highly qualified extent, it has never gone into practical effect at all.” 5. Doctors Could Prescribe Whiskey …

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords – BBC News

March 21, 2017

“Children inhabit a world in which every aspect of their lives is mediated through technology: from health to education, from socialising to entertainment. “Yet the recognition that children have different needs to those of adults has not yet been fully accepted in the online world,” say the Lords. Fake news Lord Best added: “There is a lot of material which makes the internet harmful but it can also be hugely beneficial – a way for children to interact and find …

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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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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… 4. Watchdogs A growing and increasingly complicated market can foster cheating. Many bookies are relying on technology and consultants to try to ensure a fair market. While not quite the Securities and Exchange Commission, there are businesses that monitor for fraud in gambling. Genius Sports Group Ltd. works with sports leagues and gambling operators around the world, tracking suspicious activity in the international betting markets. Genius Sports looks at reams of data for deviations from …

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Farron likens PM’s politics to Trump’s and Putin’s – BBC News

March 19, 2017

He will make the comments as part of his keynote speech at the Lib Dem’s spring conference in York. ‘The new normal’ The party leader will say: “The politics of Trump. Of Putin. Of Le Pen. And now the politics of Her Majesty’s Government. “Welcome to the new world order. This is the new normal, the new status quo. “Aggressive. Nationalistic. Anti-Nato. Anti-EU. It is the post-war internationalist consensus unravelling in real time. “Winston …

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Chuck Berry didn’t just cross barriers — he obliterated them

March 19, 2017

… two-minutes-and-spare-change length to contain multitudes, embrace generations, swallow continents and change the world. Well, that … and his guitar. Rolling Stone magazine once declared that rock guitar began with Berry and, once again, it’s not hard to make the case. Berry’s licks and riffs, fluid, supple and multi-tiered, remain electrifying enough to empower wave upon wave of guitarists seeking more …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… world. It’s an amazing animation and everyone’s done it for free. Image caption The star has been compared to Adele and Carole King Don’t Worry About Me has been played nine million times on Spotify. How do you wrap your head around that? I don’t really. I always said that if I won the lottery, I’d be more excited by 100,000 than I would with 1m because I can’t understand a million pounds. I’ve never seen that. I can’t quantify it. Whereas a …

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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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She Does A Funny Pregnancy Dance On Camera, Then Her Sneaky Mother Posts It On Facebook

March 17, 2017

… background; some people thought it was a prop, but it totally wasn’t. We were having a movie night the night we made the video. It really made my heart smile seeing that our video made people laugh and hearing people say it was a great way to start out their morning. Over all, this video was just to make people smile and laugh in our mad world!” What do you think of this video? Did it put a smile on your face? Let us know in the comments! Due to restrictions, this video …

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The Heartbreaking Reason You Wont See A Bee On Honey Nut Cheerios Boxes Anymore

March 16, 2017

… the quirky cartoon mascot, represents honeybees everywhere that work hard all day to make the delicious honey we humans enjoy. Unfortunately, honeybees are more endangered today than ever. Awareness is growing slowly; honeybees have new heroes every day, like little Mikaila who started creating a lemonade that donates profits to protecting our friends in the insect world. Still Honey Nut Cheerios have an unusually large platform for helping to protect the bees, and they are putting it to good …

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Why there is more to Middle Eastern art than women and war

March 16, 2017

… institution that has been a major catalyst in the local, regional and international conversations on art from the Middle East and beyond. An international fair with roots in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, it has very much contributed to putting art from these regions onto the world map. With us this year are many of those pioneers I’ve just mentioned, speaking at the Modern Symposium, representing galleries and institutions and flying the flag for the Middle East. More …

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Experts Beg Everyone To Check Their Gardens For Tiny Eggs Before They Prune This Spring

March 14, 2017

Whenever I’m out in nature, I find myself a little overwhelmed by how much spectacular beauty there is on this planet. If you’re a city dweller like me, you quickly start to appreciate that every flower and blade of grassis a tiny miracle. Unfortunately, there are lots of folks out in the world who don’t fully appreciate all that natural splendor.There are still far too many people who would rather topple a rare tree for wood than let it live and reproduce. Fortunately, those …

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Healthy Watermelon Juice (WEIGHT LOSS )

March 14, 2017

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You’re not going to like this snowfall forecast from Philly to Boston

March 12, 2017

Computer model projection showing a deep trough, or dip, in the atmospheric flow over the East Coast.Image: weatherbell analytics After basking in 70-degree temperatures in February, residents of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are in for one heck of a rude awakening early this coming week, as a powerful storm takes shape off the East Coast. While there is still considerable uncertainty in the details a little over two days in advance, it’s clear that areas from Philadelphia to Boston …

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