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 …

Read More >>

These Texas students are on a mission to raise money for their classmates with cancer

April 26, 2017

… cancer. A post shared by Caring Community (@music4amission) on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:37am PDT Our main goal is to let the kids know that the community cares about them, to help them with their financials, and to just be there for them, says Bethany Joy, director of operations for Caring Communities. For Sabyne Robles, the experience of being a part of Caring Communities has been extra special. Shes not just the booking agent for the concert shes also one of the beneficiaries. Robles was …

Read More >>

T-Mobile lashes out for hours at ‘VerHIGHzon’ about weed

April 21, 2017

… Verizon has been #VerHIGHzon this whole time. The company then proceeded to repeatedly post memes of the same image on that page for hours, cycling through various complaints about Verizon service and its business missteps. The whole undertaking seemed a bit obsessive and exhausting. One of the memes referenced Afroman’s classic, “Because I got High” and other featured a stoned-looking poodle. Both were posted several times with different text. For whatever its worth, …

Read More >>

Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

… doing it because we feel like it, Ryan told Huffpost. Credit: Isabella Carapella/The Huffington post The Trump administrations rationale for repeal would come up against the lengthy scientific record that the rule is based on. Ryan said that record wont easily be refuted. Further, he said, repeal efforts will likely face public backlash and legal challenges from environmental groups. Its going to be a huge task simply to go through the rule-making process to withdraw it, Ryan explained. So …

Read More >>

‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… reimagining every aspect of home and work life to be more efficient, more productive, or just more fun. That first wave included companies like LearnVest, BirchBox, Paperless post and, of course, Rent the Runway. Raising money was a challenge because 95% of venture investors are men. So before they could get to the meat of their pitch, they had to explain how women think about their closets, or why were always on the hunt for the next great beauty product. I thought: lets back the best of these …

Read More >>

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

April 20, 2017

… such as Hot Women Eating Cereal. But I also believe that beauty is important, and were not embarrassed to put things that are beautiful not necessarily sexual or debased, Carlson said to the woman, according to Raw Story.(To be fair, some Huffpost readers became accustomed to attentive side boob coverage on this site.) Despite Carlsons past pronouncements, Kelly vouched for him in an interview with The Washington post. …

Read More >>

Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… calling an election in May – a contest which saw him increase his party’s majority from 17 to a very respectable 60. At just under 50%, the Tories’ share of the vote was the highest ever achieved in the post-war period. It wasn’t enough, however, to see Eden through the Suez crisis, which led to his resignation and replacement in January 1957 by the wily Harold Macmillan. “Supermac”, true to form, bided his time before seeking his own personal mandate and was …

Read More >>

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 …

Read More >>

Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

… post-referendum haze — looking for answers to a referendum tainted by complaints during the campaign, the voting and preliminary results. Erdogan declared victory on Sunday night after state-run media Anadolu reported 51.4% voted for his “Yes” campaign. The razor-thin majority of votes had opponents crying fraud and saying the “Yes” side would not have had so many votes and even could have lost, if the Turkish Supreme Board of Elections had followed its …

Read More >>

Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

Salt Bae doesn’t just season steaks. He also votes. lem tamam#saltbae #saltlife #salt A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT Yes, that’s chef Nusret Gke, aka Salt Bae, voting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a referendum that gives him sweeping new powers. SEE ALSO: ‘Salt Bae’ seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinner, as is the natural order of things Are the results bad for democracy? You …

Read More >>

Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… after the Goldendoodle had to wear a cone to keep her from touching an itchy hot spot. A post shared by That Goldendoodle Murphy (@thatgoldendoodle) on Mar 25, 2017 at 7:51am PDT Murphy apparently loved the basket cone and kept up the Easter Bunny act for about an hour, her human counterparts said by email. That’s like 1,000 days in dog time. Her owners said they didn’t know which type of Easter candy Murphy would eat if she had the appropriate digestive system, …

Read More >>

New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

April 17, 2017

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered …

Read More >>

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 …

Read More >>

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

April 15, 2017

Canadian traveller and overall badass, Nikki Misurelli, is taking the global motorcycle trip of a lifetime inspired by an ex-boyfriend’s warning that she “probably couldn’t handle” the trip. A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Apr 12, 2017 at 6:58pm PDT 30-year-old Misurelli, known as Alaska Moto Girl to her social media followers, told The Independent that her now ex-boyfriend was planning a trip from Alaska to Argentina. When she asked if she …

Read More >>

Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Bannon in a corner. Yes, the meister was laughing in the front row of Wednesdays press conference with the head of NATO. But it was a chuckle of the condemned. Everyone in town saw the presidents dismissive distancing of himself from Bannon in Trumps hometown newspaper, the New York post. Everyone also has seen Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster shred Bannon to pieces for the amusement of vengeful First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner. …

Read More >>

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

April 10, 2017

… waged war on German-American culture. Newspapers warned of “German troublemakers” and “German traps.” People refused to drink German beer, and children were instructed to rip German songs out of music books. In one Ohio town, officials slaughtered all dogs belonging to German breeds. A German-American coal miner accused of being a spy was even attacked by a mob, stripped of his clothes and hanged from a tree, the film reveals. The Washington post applauded the …

Read More >>

Twitter is, once again, revamping its developer relations

April 7, 2017

… Twitter (and others gave up on the product years ago), the company is prioritizing more tools for developers in order to grow the site. “These efforts represent a massive new engineering and product investment in the future of the Twitter API platform, and in our developer ecosystem,” Andy Piper, Twitter’s staff developer advocate, wrote in a blog post announcement. One of the steps involves creating an easier to use service overall. Twitter offers several developer products, …

Read More >>

PM suggests free movement extension – BBC News

April 5, 2017

UK migration ‘may not fall’ post-Brexit ‘Not pursuing hard immigration policy’ Davis backs variable migration post-Brexit Speaking to journalists during her visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the PM said: “You’ve used the phrase transitional phase; I have used the phrase implementation period. “Once we’ve got the deal, once we’ve agreed what the new relationship will be for the future, it will be necessary for there to be a period of …

Read More >>

Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… of the six-point peace plan worked out in March. August 2, 2012 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces that Joint UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan will not renew his mandate when it expires at the end of August. Mr. Annan is effectively resigning the post. September 4, 2012 – Releases a memoir called “Interventions: A Life in War and Peace.” The book is written with Nader Mousavizadeh. August 2016 – Chairs an advisory commission on the …

Read More >>

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

April 3, 2017

… procure iTunes reviews—which has helped make them one of the highest-ranked and best-rated wrestling podcasts around. If they could get 1,000 reviews, they tell viewers theyll post a bonus show. For 1,500 reviews, theyd post another bonus show. And for 2,000 reviews, theyd post a show detailing why and how Prichardwas twice fired by the WWE. As of this writing, Something To Wrestle has nearly 2,500 reviews. Vote Houston Wrestling @PrichardShow NOW pic.twitter.com/3lTsPEyQy6 — …

Read More >>

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

April 1, 2017

… wavered. The US mostly embraced Putin at the beginning of his reign. In the post-Soviet scramble, he appeared to leaders anxious over global stability (and all those nukes) like a steady hand. Cunning perhaps, but a pragmatist. Someone you could work with. But the relationship soured. Various attempted “resets” failed and, by 2011, Putin was accusing the US of ginning up domestic protests against his government. Putin reportedly blamed the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. …

Read More >>

People are outraged that a magazine compared soup dumplings with popping zits

March 31, 2017

Image: Shutterstock If you know your soup dumplings, this video is going to be upsetting on several levels. Time Out London recently published a video featuring Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai soup dumplings). The video, which was meant to promote dim sum restaurant Dumplings Legend, took an odd turn. SEE ALSO: We are in the middle of a dumpling renaissance “Love popping spots AND eating dumplings? Combine the two with exploding soup dumplings at Dumplings Legend,” the Facebook post …

Read More >>

Indians on social media express solidarity with Nigerian students facing racial attacks

March 29, 2017

… Calls Racism Meanwhile, the Association of African Students in India has, in a Facebook post, advised Nigerian students “to remain indoor and abstain from lectures” until their security is guaranteed. Disturbing videos of the attacks did the rounds on social media. Nigerian, and African, students live in rented homes in Greater Noida, 39 miles from the national capital of Delhi, and study in the area’s various educational institutions. People are now hoping for their safety …

Read More >>

Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

… can expect that there will be a new, exciting color coming soon!Of course, the 24 box will always have that number of crayons.” Have you seen our larger than life crayon box in Herald Square in NYC?! Tag us in your photos & click the link in our bio to find out #whosleaving the box on 3/31/17! A post shared by Crayola (@crayola) on Mar 26, 2017 at 5:24pm PDT Everything wrong with this heartless decision: The general timing of this ordeal: Do we really need this added drama …

Read More >>

Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

March 28, 2017

… has dedicated his 2017 to traveling to every state in America, rather than prioritize trips overseas. The feature is integrated into the Facebook News Feed. If you choose to like or comment on a post by one of your local representatives, you’ll see a way to contact your representative after the post. Image: facebook Facebook also announced Monday it will launch local election reminders for the first time ever to get out the vote. It’s far from Facebook’s first move into …

Read More >>

Don’t dismiss these alleged ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leaks so quickly

March 27, 2017

… beginning of a downward shift in 2014, just as it did in 2010 when it got out of the rhythm games business. Maybe the Season Pass and post-release add-ons didn’t perform. Maybe lower-than-expected pre-orders for Advanced Warfare caused concern. Maybe Ghosts’ success owes more to the new console sales bump than anyone gives it credit for. All of which is to say: I think Ghosts created the ideal circumstance for Activision to greenlight a “back to its roots” game like WWII. …

Read More >>