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The Only Grid-Independent Village In The World?

A little village in Germany, Feldheim, claims to be the only 100% grid-independent village in the world. It is a rural community that switched to renewables for financial reasons, but is now visited by thousands and thousands of people. Show More Summary

The IRL Social Clubs

Some entrepreneurs have found a niche in hosting gatherings for the Instagram and Twitter set.

Report Shows Small Decline in Ship Operating Costs

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens said total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 0.3 percent in 2013.

Honda HR-V Prototype looks awfully familiar

Is there anything quite so exciting as seeing a brand-new vehicle for the very first time? Part of the allure of auto shows is the chance to see new ideas, just before they're fully baked and ready for public consumption. "Prototypes" you might say, of production models that are just around the corner. Show More Summary

Young and Hungry in Paris

Finally, the tide has turned for the Canal Saint-Martin district, and its rough edges have been smoothed out for picnics and promenades. “Like Shoreditch in London, or Williamsburg in New York, it’s where the new things are being created in Paris,” says business owner Mickael Benichou.

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy won the award, which is a vote of PGA Tour members, for the second time in three years.

Paris Women’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Street Style Report – Part 2

41 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : HighSnobiety

Following up our first set of street style images from Paris Women’s Fashion Week, we deliver another series of shots from the French capital. Perhaps the most important event in the industry, this season’s attendees showed up in their… Paris Women’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Street Style Report – Part 2 is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.

Aachen and Cologne: Instagramming a European City Break

By Audrey Scott Upon a recent visit to the German Rhineland cities of Aachen and Cologne and the surrounding area, we realized there’s a lot to experience and unpack — that is, to comprehend the full picture of what we’d seen and how astonishingly complex history can be. Show More Summary

News del Giorno: Cuts for Parlimentary Barbers; Vatican Parchment Upset

42 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Italy has set new limits on the parliamentary barbers' salaries, cutting their annual maximum earnings to 99,000 euros. [BBC] The Vatican has decided to start creating papal blessing parchments themselves, angering many nearby shop and calligraphy studio owners who have been producing the benedictions for decades. [NYT] Rome mayor Ignazio... More »

Top 5 Fall Trends to Shop Right Now

43 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Fall is here! It's time to start shopping for all the big trends of the season, which we've so kindly rounded up for you in today's Style Survival! From chunky knit sweaters that will give your Snuggie a run for its money to sumptuous Western accents like fringe, this Fall is all about getting cozy with a little sass. On Allison: Finders Keepers dress

Unlocking Seabed Secrets with Underwater Robots

From September 22 to October 13, 2014, the NATO Research Vessel Alliance is conducting the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14) along the Ligurian

Michael B. Jordan talks 'Fantastic Four,' dressing as the Human Torch

Michael B. Jordan may be a rising star in Hollywood, but he's already learned how to brush the dirt off his shoulders when it comes to haters.

Bridge Milestone Celebrated at Port of Long Beach

  Port, City and Caltrans officials, along with an international team of builders and designers, celebrated a key milestone today in the Gerald Desmond Bridge

Throwback Thursday: 10/2/07: Cat. It’s What’s For Dinner.

JUST KIDDING PEOPLE! Don’t get your panties in a bonche. Rebekah P., I recommend adding extra garlic. [Throwback Thursday Original Posting™. -Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Throwback Thursday

Audi Says A TT Crossover Is Way More Likely Than A TT Sedan

48 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I found the Audi TT Sportback Concept to be an oddly appealing mix of the TT's aesthetics with some extra sedan-y practicality. But while Audi says they're eager to expand the TT lineup beyond just coupes and roadsters, a crossover SUV is likely to come before the Sportback. Read more...

Audi R8 LMX illuminates the City of Light with lasers

Hard as it may seem to believe, the Audi R8 has been around for the better part of a decade. But does that make us love it any less? Hardly, especially not when Audi keeps rolling out ever-more enticing versions like the one you seeShow More Summary

Comcast Charged For Unlisted Phone Numbers, Listed Them Anyway

When you pay to have your phone number unlisted, you would expect that the company you pay would honor this request. You’d also expect that if that company screwed up and accidentally published half of its unlisted customers’ numbers in the state of California, it might notice. This week, the California Public Utilities Commission is holding a hearing to determine … [More]

The worst wedding ever

Apparently my mother's cousin had the Worst Wedding Ever back in the '50s. I wanted to tell you about that Worst Wedding Ever...

Ariz. teacher fired for sticking up for 9-year-old against racist bullies

An Arizona teacher was canned for defending a 4th-grade boy from bullies who called him the n-word, "monkey" and "crackhead," after one of the bullied mother's complained, the tormented boy's family and other community members say.

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