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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Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… couldn’t eventually trickle down to more affordable brands. This futuristic vision isn’t that far away. Some of the technologies will be coming to British fashion chain Browns in August this year. While this is unaffordable for the vast majority of us, Farfetch is hoping for good publicity via word of mouth. After all, as Williams points out, a couple of years ago it would have seemed mad to get into a stranger’s car and rate them using an app. With Farfetch’s API, …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… upset enough so he wrote a lengthy post Thursday about the incident, which happened at the beginning of last month. Harris’ honeymoon was nearly ruined when United barred him from bringing his “previously-approved, DOT & TSA-allowed mobility device,” a Segway miniPro, on board his flight from Newark to San Diego, where the couple had planned to board a cruise. Harris says in the post he has spondylitis, a type of autoimmune spinal arthritis, which can make walking …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… could come along, he replied that is was a “guy’s trip” and that it would be “too dangerous and intense” for her. SEE ALSO: Users’ guide: Your rights (or lack thereof) when flying the ‘friendly’ skies She wasn’t about to let one guy’s warning derail her adventure, so the couple promptly broke up and she took the journey on her own. According to The Telegraph, the first leg of Misurelli’s tour involved riding through nine …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… for its part, at the United Nations abstained from voting against an American resolution condemning Bashar Assad for his gas attack on Syrian civilians. Were either of things worth the abandonment of the main American economic argument against China? Probably not. Did Trump run the traps of his national security team before cutting a deal with Xi? Probably not, since it all happened in a couple of hours. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Putin is a bully, but if you answer him with bullying of your …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Friday with a vote of 54-45. One senator was absent. Justice Gorsuch fills the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. If you missed any of our shows last week, we had a couple of in-depth explainers on the Senate’s rules, rule changes and confirmation process regarding Gorsuch. Our April 5th show defined terms like filibuster and the nuclear option. Our April 7th show explained how they actually played out. You can both of them from our homepage, CNN.com/CNN10. …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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‘Tinder for elites’ is coming to London because dating isn’t already hard enough

March 28, 2017

Image: the league Just when you thought dating couldn’t get any harder, a super-exclusive dating app for the crme de la crme of “ambitious intellectuals” is about to land in London. SEE ALSO: Can this dating app end ghosting for good? The League which has been dubbed “Tinder for the elites” claims to cater to “the intelligent, educated and ambitious” who are looking for a “‘power couple’ dynamic in their partnerships.” …

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Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Keep Things Civil At His 30th Birthday Party Amid Ongoing Drama

March 19, 2017

As we reported, the Kardashians came together for Rob Kardashian‘s 30th birthday party on Friday — and it sounds like things stayed civil with Blac Chyna! The ex-couple has been having problems of late, fighting over custody of their daughter Dream, and yet it appears everything was water under the bridge Friday afternoon in El Lay. Related: Dream Is Already A Pro At Photoshoots! Regardless, it’s just another step showing the pair can be mature when they want to be, and when …

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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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Ive Been Married 20 Years. Now, My Wife Wants A Threesome With Her Best Friend

March 17, 2017

… wanted to be a boy, but there hasn’t been one sign at all. And this isn’t just ’cause I’m in denial. I feel I’m an open-minded person and I could acceptit, if that is what she truly wanted. But up until a couple of months ago, she had never acted this way. She has done a true 180 in her ways. I just don’t understand how you can change your entire way of thinking in literally months. I mean, seriously, she was just wearing makeup and painting her fingernails …

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The Oxford comma is the reason these workers won a court case against their boss

March 16, 2017

The Oxford comma is just so needed sometimes.Image: ambar del moral Ah, the Oxford comma. Journalists often fight over it, academics love it and a lot of people don’t care about or even know what it is. But this singular bit of punctuation is actually super important. Just ask a couple dairy drivers in Maine who recently won a labor case and overtime pay all because of the state’s failure to slip in that crucial piece of punctuation into its labor policy guidelines. SEE ALSO: …

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

March 16, 2017

(CNN)A couple of months ago, I invited a reputed art historian to speak at Art Dubai’s inaugural Modern Symposium, a series of talks that focus on 20th-century art produced by masters from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. I explained that the symposium, in part, responds to those who doubt the wealth, breadth and quality of modernism in this region. She laughed, knowing all too well the criticism that Middle East art practitioners face. I’m so proud to work with an …

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Parents Face Charges After Their Second Baby In 2 Years Dies In Bed

March 15, 2017

A Colorado couple has been charged in the deaths of their two infant children, who died two years apart sleeping in the same bed with the parents, authorities said. The couple had been drinking or taking drugs before both infants died, according to authorities. Two years later, in June 2016, police again were called to the apartment Newton and Collins shared, this time to investigate the death of their second child, Nazairean. The parents, according to the arrest affidavit, reeked of alcohol …

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Huawei plays it safe with its new flagship, the P10

March 13, 2017

Notice anything different about this Huawei phone? Yup, the fingerprint sensor is now on the frontImage: Stan Schroeder/Mashable I’ve said this many times: Huawei makes great phones. They’re built to last and their software won’t cause you many headaches after you get used to it. All the Huawei phones I’ve tested in the last couple of years worked very well, even after I’ve been using them a while (which can’t be said for many Android phones). But while the …

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All the unbearably cute macaron shops in the world, for your viewing pleasure

March 12, 2017

Let’s talk about Instagram’s biggest darling: macarons. It feels like every couple of weeks, another wave of cutely-decorated macarons becomes a new hot trend and gets everyone in a tizzy. Angry Bird macarons were the “it” dessert item for a while. Then there were macaron donuts. The most recent obsession is with unicorn macarons. We’ve seen macaron trends pop up so often that we decided its time to just get all the cutest macarons in the world out on the table. No …

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CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… anywhere else on the planet. Some of the strongest tornadoes can pack winds of 300 miles per hour or more. It can be as small as a couple of hundred of yards wide, all the way to two and a half miles wide, and their path of destruction can be a couple of hundred yards or extend out fifty miles or more. When conditions are just right, you’ll get warm moist air coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. That will collide with dry, cooler air from the North. When these air masses collide, it creates …

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