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How can foreigners expect to know how much to tip in America when locals don’t either?

3 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

ONE of the most maddening elements of international travel is figuring out when and how much to tip. Most travellers know that in an American restaurant or taxi, it is standard to tip 15-20%, even if the service isn’t exemplary. In much of Europe, nothing more than a round-up to the nearest euro is expected.

Chelsea Transfer News: Latest David Luiz Return Rumours on Deadline Day

Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz is reportedly set to stay with the French champions this summer rather than return to Chelsea. According to Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard, the Brazilian would need to engineer the moveShow More Summary

Move Over 360-Degree Video, Lytro's Light Field Video Is (Almost) Here

Lytro revealed the first 360-degree light field video recorded with its Lytro Immerge light field camera technology. The days of standard 360-degree video might be numbered before the technology even got a foothold in the market.

John Kerry Wishes the Media Would Cover Terrorism Less Often

From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: John Kerry Wishes the Media Would Cover Terrorism Less Often Even by John Kerry standards, this is pretty bad, as noted by the good folks at CNS News: Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism....Show More Summary

Blac Chyna Stuns in the Latest Issue of ‘Paper’ Mag

Blac Chyna, aside from being astoundingly beautiful by any set of beauty standards, remains one of the most mystifying figures in pop culture today. She initially rose to fame through her prowess as a stripper, even getting a shoutout in one of Drake’s early tracks. Her stardom rose thanks to her attachment with the rapper […]

One Reviewer Cautions: ‘Beyonce Aside, a Disastrous VMAs Reveals an MTV in Crisis’

After an MTV Video Music Awards ceremony Sunday that “felt thin, even by VMA standards,” reviewer Daniel D’Addario writes in Time magazine that it took an “electric performance” by Beyonce to eventually salvage a lackluster event. “Prior to Beyonce’s appearance,...

Even with removal of racecar language from final EPA ruling, SEMA pushes pro-racing campaign

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photo by the author. Nowhere in this month’s issuance of new greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty trucks by the Environmental Protection Agency does the agency ban the conversion of street cars into race cars, as the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association warned the agency intended to do earlier this year, yet SEMA officials continue to push […]

‘The only person you’ll ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave’: Comedians rip Coulter

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Comedy Central’s planned roast of actor Rob Lowe took an odd turn Saturday night, when celebrity guests took their shots at conservative columnist Ann Coulter in brutal fashion, even by normal roast standards. While the roasts are usually confined to taking shots at the featured star,...

UberEATS couriers are planning to go on strike outside popular London restaurants

UberEATS couriers in London are planning to step up their protests over pay, the Evening Standard reports. Cyclists and moped drivers protested outside the company's London HQ on Friday but now they're threatening to protest outsideShow More Summary

ISIS Kids Execute Prisoners on Tape

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

ISIS is known for its grisly videos of beheadings and other sadistic killings. But the new video is particularly grisly and horrific even by ISIS cruel standards.

Report: Everyone Laughing At Chargers

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

The reasons Joey Bosa haven’t signed boil down to the timing of his payouts, and a couple of million dollars that won’t even come into play unless they cut him in 2019 and someone else signs him. This stuff is standard practice for draft picks this high; the Chargers have a team policy against it. Read more...

Chelsea Transfer News: Kalidou Koulibaly Boost Amid Nikola Maksimovic Rumours

Napoli are reportedly set to sign defender Nikola Maksimovic in a £26 million deal, which could free up Kalidou Koulibaly to join Chelsea. According to the Evening Standard's Pietro Lazzerini, the Torino centre-back has also been a target for Chelsea but is nearing a transfer to the Partenopei. His capture could allow Napoli to move Koulibaly on. Show More Summary

Ann Coulter defends Trump for ridiculing disabled reporter: He was imitating ‘standard rtard’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Even if Ann Coulter’s feelings are hurt over his recent “softening” on immigration, she had no problem justifying the Republican presidential candidate’s mockery of reporter Serge Kovaleski, Jezebel reported. Coulter, who has been backing Trump throughout his run for the GOP...

University of Chicago to students: no safe spaces here

(Paul Mirengoff) To me, the University of Chicago has always represented the gold standard in academic rigor and excellence in American academia. Having never attended this institution, or even visited it, I don’t know whether it deserves to be thought of this way. Show More Summary

As America's temperatures soar, prisoners are dropping dead

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Most states have no maximum temperature standards for their prisons: combine that with a succession of hottest-months-on-record and a prison system that provides less water than is medically recommended even when it's not hotter than blazes, and you've got a carceral state that is roasting prisoners alive. (more…)

The Black Pageant Queens Of The '70s Paved The Way For New Beauty Standards

On the sheeny face of it, the entire beauty pageant industry could be categorized as “bad for women.” Participants’ success is determined by how well each woman fits a specific (read: male-centric) idea of what’s appealing. Even the talent portions rest on skills that prove women to be pretty or servile. Show More Summary

Ebates Triple Cash Back Week Live Now

Good evening everyone. I know today was full of Chase Sapphire Reserve chatter, but there is another deal worth mentioning this week. Ebates is now offering triple cash back (at least 3 times the standard cash back rate) for several merchants. Show More Summary

CodeSOD: An Angular Watch

Let’s talk a little bit about front-end development. Even at its best, it’s terrible- decades of kruft mixed with standards and topped off with a pile of frameworks that do their best to turn this mess into a cohesive whole. Jameson is suffering through this, and his suffering is the special level of front-end suffering known as “Angular”. Show More Summary

Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought

Economic disadvantage is often gauged by student eligibility for subsidized lunch, but this standard measure substantially understates the achievement gap.

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