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

April 26, 2017

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of …

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would not be calling an early election, but Mr Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”. Opponents also accused Mrs May of ducking out of TV debates during the campaign, after a Downing Street source said she would not be taking part. Analysis After Mr Corbyn had addressed Labour MPs on Tuesday evening, a source close to the leader said the party was in for “the fight of our lives” but there was a “very positive …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… to NHS data from the Hospital Episodes Statistics, obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme. About one in 11 women has experienced problems, the data suggests. Now, more than 800 women in the UK are taking legal action against the NHS and manufacturers, including US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson – the biggest makers of mesh implants. Its subsidiary, Ethicon, said it was “vigorously defending litigation”. Many of the women the BBC met said they had never been …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

… Drugmaker McKesson Medical-Surgical sought the order to prevent the state from using the drug after learning the corrections department had obtained it for executions, which the company doesnt permit. A day after winning the restraining order, the company filed to withdraw its petition, saying the federal ruling that stayed the executions made the state court order Griffen drew criticism from Republican lawmakers for taking part in Fridays protest. Griffen faces potential disciplinary action …

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Celebrate Easter with this Goldendoodle wearing a basket on its head

April 17, 2017

… “although she LOVED the carrots and beef jerky she got as a treat for taking the pictures and videos.” Image: thatgoldendoodle [h/t BravoTV] This story was updated on April 16, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. ET to include comments and photos from Murphy’s owners. WATCH: Now you can play fetch with your pet even if you’re stuck at work …

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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… cap. So you’re taking away the catastrophic element and I think then the avoidance industry would find things much tougher.” Removal of the fear of the financial catastrophe would also reduce the moral dilemma care fees now pose for people like Susan Steer. “I’m torn about what I feel,” she says. “I don’t like the rule about having to sell to pay for care home fees. On the other hand, I’ve got socialist views so it sounds ludicrous, but it’s …

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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 …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show Whetstone echoed Kalanick’s upbeat tone in her statement sent by Uber: I am incredibly proud of the team that weve builtand that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the productand that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first …

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Trespassing on UK railways hits record high – BBC News

April 13, 2017

… taking a short cut was the most common reason given for trespassing, followed by thrill-seeking. Simon Munn was one such person who took a short cut, and lost his leg as a result. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Munn said he was lucky to be alive after the accident. He had to have his leg amputated and spent weeks in hospital. “Now I really know what the cost of trespassing and taking short cuts can be. “I was lucky it wasn’t my life,” added Mr …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare or the wall lately? Trumps new embrace of world affairs also has to do with putting White House chief adviser Steve …

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Just when you thought the net neutrality fight was over …

April 8, 2017

… presented with evidence of bad practices. Net neutrality advocates have little to no faith that this kind of hands-off regulation would be effective. Spokespeople for the FCC and for Pai’s office declined to comment. Advocates aren’t going to take this kind of thing sitting down, and they don’t have to. As former counselor to the previous FCC chairman Gigi Sohn pointed out recently, it won’t be as simple as taking another vote. The process, she said, would probably take …

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Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact – BBC News

April 3, 2017

Carbon locked up The role of plants in taking up CO2 is one of the known unknowns in climatology. CO2 is a plant fertiliser and researchers think that as levels increase the trees will fix more of it into their trunks, roots and organic matter in the earth. But they believe the fertilizing effect will be limited over time by other factors such as lack of nutrients, lack of water and rising temperatures. Humans and forests currently participate in a mutually beneficial exchange in which trees …

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Meet Memoji, the app that turns you into an emoji

April 3, 2017

… societal emojification was letting it guide the photo editing process from the very start. People want more than to just send emojis, they want to be emojis. While the world is busy applying AI to silly ventures like autonomous vehicles and data analysis, were taking it to where the need is greatest making us more sophisticated emotional beings emojis.” So now, when an emoji or selfie won’t suffice when trying to convey your emotions, combine the two and watch the hilarious results. …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… “fake news” has become ubiquitous and POTUS Donald Trump has appropriated the term to criticise media outlets: Swedish and Norwegian newspapers ditch April Fools’ due to fake news https://t.co/gvMJ7rtpia pic.twitter.com/vrtT8Vw0UF The Local Sweden (@TheLocalSweden) March 31, 2017 Some countries are taking a stand against April Fools’ Day because of fake news. Swedish and Norwegian newspapers announced Friday they wouldn’t be publishing April Fools’ …

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

April 1, 2017

… counsel for the House Intelligence Committee. Democrats, as one might imagine, have not taken news of Nunes’ end-around well. Schiff has since asked his Republican colleague to recuse himself from the investigation. Others have simply turned their attention to the Senate, where a similar probe is now taking shape. The House effort, they say, is hopelessly compromised. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFlowLeads Fishscale Loophole EZ Video Creator – Commercial -Viddyoze …

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Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …

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How taking the wrong funding will kill your business

March 29, 2017

… This vision is about where the company is headed, how it will get there, how big your company will become, how the business plan for the company will evolve, and what will happen to plans in the future. If there are conflicting opinions on this vision, this could be the death knell, or the last tolling of the bell for the company. Make sure you know what each investors vision is for the company before taking their money. What else can an entrepreneur look for to determine if its a good or bad …

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Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Rainbows of color, spice-market smells, an urban orchestra of sounds: Morocco can be overwhelming at first. Lying 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, from the coast of Spain, the North African country mixes Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and European flair. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, to nearly 10 million visitors in 2011. King Mohammed VI wants to increase the annual visitor numbers to 18 million by 2020. …

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Samsung is going to sell refurbished Note 7s because some things will never die

March 28, 2017

… be announced when the device is available.” As part of the sustainability effort, the Note 7s that aren’t prepped for refurbishment will be stripped of usable components like semiconductors and camera modules. Samsung will also partner with green-minded companies to recycle theprecious metals from the old Note 7s, which contain copper, nickel, gold, and silver. Well, taking care of the environment is a good thingas long as nothing explodes. WATCH: Samsung’s battery factory …

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Here’s how an Uber recruiter discussed sexism with a potential hire

March 26, 2017

… pasted. But hey, at least, Uber is aware of the problem and wanting to talk about it no matter whether they are taking the time to type it out every time or pasting the same language over and over again. Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment if this is language used and suggested by the company from the top. Uber HR is at least doing something. Liane Hornsey, Uber’shead of human resources, told reporters earlier this week, “The focus of the company has been on the …

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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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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… the airport to the city center is 12.80 CHF ($13.80), and the entry to the Kunsthaus, the city’s modern art museum, is 15 CHF ($16.20), even if you only have time for one activity, the card will more than likely pay for itself. Chocolate city — exploring Zurich’s dark, sweet side City tours Zurich Tourism advises taking a guided tour of the city, which can be booked through its website. Tours of the postcard scenes of the city’s historic Aldstadt, or Old Town, take two …

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You’ll either love or really hate the idea of a day spa for babies

March 21, 2017

… (@babyspaperth) on Oct 16, 2016 at 9:04pm PDT Yes, we admit. It’s very cute. Beautiful Baby Milla taking in the serene surroundings of the Baby Spa. Contact us to purchase a gift voucher this Christmas! @laadyinlove #babyspaperth #babyspa #hydrotherapy #infantdevelopment #infantmassage #babymassage #perthmum #mothersgroup #theperthcollective #perthpop #perthkids #kidsaroundperth #perthisok #pregnancy #kidsofinstagram #organicbaby #organicbabies #grapeseedoil #christmasgift …

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