How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 27, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

… correction in a Daily Caller story about de Blasio. Then there was the time in 2014 when Carlson disputed that women do not get equal pay. This idea that women are suffering, thats just ridiculous! he said. Men are suffering. Thats not to say that Carlson doesnt appreciate women.The conservative Daily Caller website has its own provocative history. Along with right-wing opinion pieces and news, Carlsons site offered readers liberal doses of scantily clad ladies in slideshows with titles …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… rewarded in October 1959 with a 100-seat majority. The third Tory prime minister who initially got the top job by virtue of his support in the party rather than in the country was John Major. He waited 16 months after replacing Margaret Thatcher before calling an election in 1992, but while his victory left the Conservatives with a much reduced majority, he had avoided what two years previously looked like certain defeat. history, then, appears to be on Theresa May’s side. But, given the …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… as a kind of catalyst for a new form of post-war German nationalism. There were campaigns for the island to be returned to German sovereignty and for a rebuilding programme to allow the Heligolanders to go home. Historian Jan Rueger says that perhaps for the last time Operation Big Bang had made Heligoland part of a larger historical argument. “As always in history there’s a paradoxical side to these events,” he says. “In this case it lies in the way that all over Germany …

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In pictures: Classic cars rebranded – BBC News

April 17, 2017

What started off as a small article in a specialist car magazine has now grown into a larger project for illustrator Helge Jepsen and writer Michael Kockritz. The pair have uncovered the nicknames of 99 classic and race cars, producing a comprehensive guide to the monikers of these famous motors. Here is a selection of the best, accompanied by a brief overview of each car’s history. McLaren M7A – Double Decker VW Beetle/Kafer – Herbie Image copyright Helge Jepsen …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… Arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Video Profits – 5 Clients Developers License TRACE Lead Generation Software Trace Lead Generation Software – Repwarn …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… starter course is the perfect place to begin. Learn how to maintain a loyal partnership with any customer, overcome common obstacles, and set goals for yourself and your partners. Cost: $50Length: 1 hour/34 lectures 9. Project Management: Fundamentals of Project Management, ALISON Image: THE MUSE If youre interested in project management (not to be mistaken with product management, this class will go over the tools and software youll need to do the job. It also gives a history of the …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… entering the church. More than a hundred people were wounded in the two attacks. They took place on Palm Sunday. It’s the Sunday before Eastern and marks the beginning of Holy Week for the world’s Christians. The Coptic Orthodox Church was established by the apostle Mark in the 1st century A.D., according to the church’s history. Coptic Christians are a religious minority in Egypt. They make up about 10 percent of the country’s population and they’ve been targeted …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… event that most people don’t know about,” says Dan Carlin, a historian whose “Hardcore history” podcast examines World War I. “It’s a Pandora’s box. We’re still ironing out what it unleashed.” Here are three battles from “The Great War” the United States is still waging: No. 1: Fighting the enemy among us They speak in funny accents and don’t care about fitting in. So many are pouring across the border that they’re …

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Congress didn’t just make your data less safe it has put national security at risk

April 4, 2017

… the key to executing a successful spear phishing campaign is obtaining the information necessary to create the appearance that the hackers message originates from a legitimate source. By allowing Internet service providers to not only collect but also share and sell the web histories of customers, Congress has graced the creation of thousands of databases containing the most valuable spear-phishing ammunition in modern history. For context, in 2015 the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) …

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Verizon’s apparent plan for Yahoo/ AOL is giving everyone tronc dj vu

April 4, 2017

… rebranding rollup and noted that it is unclear whether the Yahoo and AOL brands will remain in any capacity. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong then decided to break the new logo out on Twitter: TROATHNC Nick Baumann (@NickBaumann) April 3, 2017 yahoo aolyahooaolhooaolhoooaahhhhodoroath Seth Fiegerman (@sfiegerman) April 3, 2017 @rklein90 @aterkel Huffington Oath Peter Sterne (@petersterne) April 3, 2017 WATCH: There and back: Elon Musk’s SpaceX makes history with epic rocket …

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The ‘Something To Wrestle’ podcast sparks nostalgia for old-school WWE hilarity

April 3, 2017

… Jarrett. (Prichards impersonation of Jarrett explaining to a waiter how to make chicken salad might be the top moment in Something To Wrestle history.) Thompson and Prichard want to make their listeners feel like part of the family—as Thompson said, its not unlike the way Howard Stern built his enormous fanbase—and for pro wrestling fans who already are trained to love these kinds of insider gags and lingo, its a godsend. I realized there was an appetite for it, Prichard said. That …

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Goodbye, ClassPass. Hello, Reserve with Google!

April 1, 2017

"I should really try to clear my search history"Image: getty images Google just released its latest service to the world: a website that could help you get fit all while filling empty fitness studios around the world. SEE ALSO: Now that SXSW is over, here was, for sure, my favorite part Reserve with Google is a new feature that lets you see and book fitness classes in the U.S. It was previously only available in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The site pulls together …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… questions under oath about the Trump team’s alleged Russian connections. That’s the news. What follows is a reminder of how we got here. It’s not a timeline, but four distinct points that, if properly digested, will help put the next big scoop into its proper context. First, though, some quick history. Vladimir Putin has some deep-seated issues with the US — and Hillary Clinton Russian politics have a reputation for being a difficult to decode. As stereotypes go, …

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This site lets you donate your online shopping history to raise money for charity

March 25, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite: Shutterstock; Amazon A new startup wants to help you transform the simple, everyday task of shopping online into social good. Data Does Good, a company founded by two students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, lets you donate your Amazon.com shopping history and turn it into hard cash for good causes at no extra cost. SEE ALSO: This Chrome extension helps you find ethical shopping alternatives and saves you money The website takes your anonymous and …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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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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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… hours and run every day, while other tours visit key sites that give an insight into the city’s history — the rise of guilds in the 14th century, or how the city became a stronghold of the Reformation. Another option visits Zurich West, the city’s former industrial district between the Limmat River and the railway, which is now a hip, grungy home of designer retailers and eateries. But if you prefer to go at your pace, most of the city’s attractions are concentrated in …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

I remember learning about the Prohibition Era in my high school history class, but I must not have been paying very close attention since I missed so many of these incredible facts about life during the ban. Of course, I know about speakeasies, black market hooch, and how Al Capone had his heyday after the 18th Amendment went into effect onJanuary 16, 1920, but have to admit I also had no idea just how it lasted so long before the 21st Amendment came along to repeal it. It’s fun to look …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… 2002, of a politician who held similar to those of and . In the liberal capital of Europe, Fortuyns assassination, the first in Dutch history in centuries, had sent shockwaves. The killing of van Gogh in 2004 rekindled that feeling with a fervor. That was understandable. When someone is assassinated in a park of your city, you are perfectly entitled to be outraged. But then again, ideology cunningly makes use of such feelings. And so it did in Amsterdam from my first day there. Michel …

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

March 17, 2017

… day and age where people are largely more tolerant thanever before in history. Still, transgender identity isincredibly stigmatized. It’s also important to note that living openly as a trans person is still very, very dangerous. Very few peoplewould choose togo through the challenges and dangers of transition lightly. Your son has done something very brave by confiding in you. As his mother, all you need to do in return is offer a stable and lovingsafety net as he grows up and puts …

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Capital One’s new chat bot speaks money emoji

March 12, 2017

… at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on Friday. And yes, Eno is One spelled backwards. Clever bird, that Capital One. SEE ALSO: Smartphones are only a luxury if you have money Capital Ones chat bot is not about casual, meme-filled conversation. It’s also not app based. It will, using natural language processing, respond to your various SMS-text-based banking needs, including checking on account balances, recent transactions, when your next credit card bill is due, credit limits and history and even …

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Seattle synagogue vandalized with Holocaust denial graffiti

March 11, 2017

(CNN)A synagogue in Seattle has become the latest to fall victim to recent anti-Semitic vandalism. Temple De Hirsch Sinai was spray-painted with graffiti calling the Holocaust “fake history,” Rabbi Daniel Weiner said. Weiner told CNN affiliate KOMO, “It was just horrifically disturbing graffiti that kind of encompassed all classic anti-Semitic tropes of Holocaust denial and of Jewish affinity for money.” Since January, Jewish institutions have received …

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Sessions recusal: What’s next?

March 3, 2017

… name an independent counsel after receiving credible allegations of criminal misconduct by a federal employe whose prosecution might give rise to an appearance of a conflict of interest. Yet the law was widely criticized by many after Kenneth Starr’s lengthy investigation into President Bill Clinton, and in 1999, Congress allowed the independent counsel provisions of the law to lapse. “The law was not drafted tightly enough. But in this case, cognizant and wary of that history, we …

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