• NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’ – BBC News
  • This badass flautist playing in her bathroom is a bonafide star
  • Mass death of zoo snakes fails to deliver Harambe or Cecil the Lion style tributes
  • Hoverboard fires are still a problem, so here’s another product recall to remind you
  • 9 secret ways to hide your sexts on your phone

NHS bosses ‘spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services’ – BBC News

‘Diverted’ patients The Health Foundation report also found that 1 in every 8 of local commissioner’s budgets in England is spent on care provided by non-NHS organisations. Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation, said: “Rising demand for emergency care meant that NHS providers haven’t had the capacity to deliver planned care and patients had to be diverted outside the NHS. “NHS hospitals were left squeezed…

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This badass flautist playing in her bathroom is a bonafide star

Flute samples in rap music are having a moment, so here’s your next big star. The internet is currently smitten with a flautist from Dallas, who goes by @BonafideTye on Twitter. On Thursday, she tweeted videos of herself playing along to Future’s “Mask Off” and Migos’ “Get Right Witcha.” SEE ALSO: Nicki Minaj makes history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart Spoiler: the videos are amazing. She is amazing. Like…

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Mass death of zoo snakes fails to deliver Harambe or Cecil the Lion style tributes

Image: Ahmad Yusni/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Nobody gives you the Harambe treatment when you have scales instead of fur. That’s what we’re learning after Zoo Knoxville officials in Tennessee revealed that 33 snakes and a lizard were mysteriously found dead on Wednesday morning. No crime scene clues of note and no message from the killer, just a bunch of dead snakes. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition And…

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Hoverboard fires are still a problem, so here’s another product recall to remind you

Image: cpsc/Vecaro Lifestyle, image modified by Mashable  Here we go again. Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand. SEE ALSO: The rise and fall of the hoverboard The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle and the reason for the recall is the same as…

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9 secret ways to hide your sexts on your phone

Image: ashley nawn/mashable Since the dawn of time, solitary lovers (more accurately, lusters) have kept the erotic spark alive by sexting. Trading flirty notes and then much more explicit pics makes loneliness a little more manageable and much more steamy. Smartphones have made sexting easier than ever just get to the dirty talking via text, then snap a suggestive pic or eight and send them over. Instantaneous digital gratification. SEE…

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Why subscription services aren’t dead yet

Mary Biggins, right, with her MealPal co-founder Katie Ghelli.Image: mealpal Before she co-founded ClassPass, Mary Biggins sold subscriptions for leather-bound books. “I love the subscription space,” Biggins said in an interview on Mashable‘s Biz Please podcast. “From really early in my career, I’ve been thinking about subscription unit economics and how you acquire customers. The thing that’s really cool about subscriptions is there are so many different levers to think…

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What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin?

Image: vicky leta/mashable 2017 has been a big year for Bitcoin: its highest price ever, a major disappointment from the SEC for No. 1 Bitcoin fans the Winkelvoss twins, and, for a moment, a value higher than gold. But another cryptocurrency has been quietly growing in volume while everyone was focused on Bitcoin. Ethereum, which is kind of like Bitcoin but slightly nerdier and more complicated, edged up against Bitcoin…

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Flipkart is reportedly acquiring eBay’s India business

Image:  Getty Images India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is in talks to acquire eBay’s domestic business, according to a report from Factor Daily. The deal is said to be structured as part of Flipkart’s ongoing $2 billion fundraising. The Bangalore-based company is seen to be strengthening its arsenal to wage a war with Amazon that might soon define India’s $15 billion e-commerce sector. SEE ALSO: Flipkart acquires Jabong for $70…

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Lyft has acquired an Indian startup to improve its large-scale infrastructure

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock After its “anti-Uber alliance” with India’s homegrown cab-hailing service Ola, along with two others, Lyft is now tapping into the country’s technology talent. The U.S. firm has reportedly acquired Pune-based startup FinitePaths, creator of Trail Answers, a Quora-like app that offered answers to user questions using social, local and contextual signals. SEE ALSO: Lyft’s ‘anti-Uber alliance’ was quietly called off FinitePaths has stopped signing up new users and…

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High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords – BBC News

The government asked regulators the Financial Conduct Authority to limit the interest rates they are able to charge. Poverty premium It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and “rent to own” products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or…

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The 3 Week Diet Plan – Celebrity Secret Weight Loss!

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Wild Film Festival Scotland gets under way in Dumfries – BBC News

Organisers have promised an “exciting weekend of award-winning films, stunning photography, celebrity guests, inspirational talks, controversy, art and music.” Among the headline speakers is Sacha Dench, the woman dubbed the “human swan”, who announced earlier this week that she plans a powered paraglider flight from tip to toe of the Hebrides. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBlogashop Unlimited Blogashop PRO is a WP plugin that allows users to…

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More police to patrol London, which is still the ‘safest global city,’ mayor says

(CNN)In a dramatic show of force one day after a deadly terror attack, police will fan out Thursday and into the weekend across London, the mayor said while insisting the English capital remains “the safest global city in the world.” “We’re doing all we can to keep Londoners safe,” Mayor Sadiq Khan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “We’re doing all that we can to keep visitors safe. We’re doing all that…

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San Francisco: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)San Francisco is small by urban standards, a compact swath of rambunctious hills, windswept bays and rainbow-colored Victorian homes. But it’s seen enough upheaval for a town twice its size. And it’s been the adopted home of numerous seismic social — and geological — movements. As a result, San Francisco is a crossroads of commerce and counterculture, suffused with noir moodiness as well as Gold Rush bravado.

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London mayor shuts down Trump Jr. tweet: I have more important things to do

(CNN)A day after a terror attack in his city left three people dead and as many as 40 wounded, London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he has more important things to do than respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday, President Trump’s son tweeted, “You have to be kidding me?!” in response Khan’s assertion in 2016 to The Independent newspaper that terror attacks are “part and parcel” of living…

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Santiago: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)Head east and in no time you’ll reach the Andes; west and you hit the beaches and coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It’s worth putting off Chile’s other attractions a few days to get to know the best of Santiago’s culture, food and pulsing nightlife. There’s a boomtown feel around Santiago these days. The national economy is buoyant, corruption is low and the city’s infrastructure is solid.

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

Economies that trade with the 11 founding members of the single market, using World Trade Organization (WTO) terms, have increased their exports to the EU five times faster than the UK has, over the past 20 years, the study says. Michael Burrage, the report’s author, said that before joining the single market in 1993, the UK’s exports to the EU grew at a faster rate than major economies such as…

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Morse’s Oxford: The city that inspired Colin Dexter – BBC News

Image copyright Randolph Hotel Image caption Colin Dexter poses with some of the staff at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, where a bar is named after Inspector Morse Famous haunts from the books and television series, such as the Ashmolean museum and the Bodleian library, have expressed sorrow at his death. But, perhaps more significantly, so have lesser-known Oxford institutions, demonstrating Dexter was very much a man of the people…

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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

(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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‘Why your meeting menu needs to change’ by Rujuta Diwekar, Celebrity nutritionist & Author

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the…

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