Jilted Bride Donates $30,000 Reception to City’s Homeless


Despite being left high and dry, this bride decided to turn her heartbreak into kindness instead. Sarah Cummins had spent two years planning her dream wedding with her fiancé Logan Araujo. The expensively lavish affair was supposed to take place at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana – one of the fanciest locations in the city. But then, a week ...

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Five of London's Hottest New Tables


London‘s restaurant scene continues to go from strength to strength with an astonishing quantity and variety of new openings. Here are a mix of established chefs and new talent helming some of the hottest tables in town.  La Dame de Pic, Tower Hill Anne-Sophie Pic needs no introduction to global gourmands with her three-starred eponymous restaurant Maison Pic in Valence ...

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Ex-'Shahs of Sunset' Star Sammy Younai Cleared in Extortion Investigation Over Sex Contract Dispute


Ex-‘Shahs of Sunset’ Star Cleared in Extortion Investigation Over Sex Contract Dispute 7/15/2017 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ex-“Shahs of Sunset” star Sammy Younai had a sex contract all drawn up but then got pissed when his mattress got pissed on, and his reaction triggered an extortion investigation. Sources close to the case tell TMZ … Sammy was recently dating a woman ...

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This Week in Making: Crafty Drinking, Raspberry Spi Cams, and Engineering a Third Thumb


Craft and Drink Do you ever have an inkling to drink wine, beer, or cider while working on a craft project? Well, if you are in the Portland, Oregon area, you can meander down to the DIY Bar. The bar provides materials, tools, and menus that outline possible craft projects. The bar is becoming increasingly popular, so the owners ask that customers call ...

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Liar! Liar!


Image copyright Magnum Photos Image caption Should we take more care to establish the truth of online stories first before sharing them? Most people seem to agree that “fake news” is a big problem online, but what’s the best way to deal with it? Is technology too blunt an instrument to discern truth from lies, satire from propaganda? Are human ...

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Bible Verses For a Happier You


Shutterstock.com We all want to be happy, but sometimes trying to find happiness can be a struggle and out of reach. The Bible can give us the needed support when we need it and breathe inspiration back into our lives. The key is diving into the Scriptures to find out what God may be speaking. But ...

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Susumu Shimizu: Cooking Japanese Wild Meat


I arrived at Anis two hours before service to meet its patron chef Susumu Shimizu. Unlike many other chefs I encounter, Shimizu insists that instead of being casually talked through the methods he uses in his kitchen I should observe how he actually cooks. Located at one of Shibuya’s less animated corners, Anis is a wood-cladded, Paris-inspired bistro with a ...

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In Pictures: Mongolia's Biggest National Festival


ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia- It has been a week of celebration as Mongolians across this country took part in the biggest national holiday festival known as Nadaam. Held each year between July 10-13, the Naadam festival is a thrilling three-day sporting affair filled with concerts, games, music and a host of cultural and traditional activities. Mongolians have celebrated Nadaam for centuries since ...

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Weekend Watch: Build a Simple Trebuchet from Household Items


I was involved in a discussion about the Maker movement a couple of weeks ago. In this discussion, I stated that everyone could be a Maker since the barrier for entry is effectively zero. You can make with whatever you have on hand. The other party pointed out that the most popular Maker activities involved technology, such as CNC milling, laser cutting, ...

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When Dog Rescuer’s Car Breaks Down, Cop Lends His Own to Pick Up Pups


A dog rescuer and her husband were stranded without transportation on Fourth of July weekend – but when this compassionate cop heard about their mission, he didn’t even hesitate to hand them the keys to his own car. Molly Nemec and other animal rescuers have spent the last six weeks organizing the transportation of several dogs who were destined for ...

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