May 2017


This is how you properly celebrate your car’s odometer hitting 500,000 miles


What is the proper way to celebrate the colossal milestone of your car’s odometer finally rolling over to 500,000? 

If you guessed “throw an ironically unenthusiastic party in your car complete with cupcake and party horn,” you are absolutely correct. But there’s a little more to it than that.

The way this driver creatively utilize the car’s functions in the celebration is something to admire. This video is so full of twists and turns that it would have M. Knight Shyamalan taking notes. It’s a truly beautiful 29 seconds of film that no doubt sets the precedent on “odometer celebration videos.” Read more…

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What Makes The Spelling Bee So Hard

This week, 291 children, ranging from a single kindergartner to 124 eighth-graders, will assemble in National Harbor, Maryland, for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The bee, which began in 1925, is the highest-profile spelling contest in the country. The winner will receive a $40,000 cash prize, a Merriam-Webster reference library (as if they need it), […]


Apple’s obsession with fitness and fashion is hurting the Apple Watch


I recently began wearing an Apple Watch regularly. Generally I’m not a watch guy — haven’t been since I gave up my calculator watch in the late ’80s — but in recent years I’ve learned to appreciate some of the utility features of smartwatches.

I especially like the notifications, which necessitate only a glance at the wrist instead of the heavier lift — literally and figuratively — of digging my iPhone out of my pocket. First world problems, sure, but those are really what the Apple Watch (and, arguably, all consumer tech) was designed to address.

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10+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Fountains

Many of you have probably heard of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and you’ve probably seen the famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, either in person or while watching the movie Ocean’s 11. While there’s no doubt that these are both spectacular sights to behold however, they only represent a small percentage of the incredible fountains that you can currently find around the world.


What To Consider When Buying A House

A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a House Anyone who’s thinking about buying property for the first time may feel overwhelmed by everything they don’t know! There are so many details entailing buying a house which need to be addressed in a specific order. These may be financial aspects, like figuring out how to pay for it, or negotiation of your offer, or legal issues which demand a solicitor’s advice. The final and most satisfying phase, moving into your new home, is easy to reach if you approach each phase of house-buying step by step. Work out how much You can Afford The very first place to start is figuring out your budget for buying a house. This means figuring out how much of a down payment you can afford and calculating the maximum loan amount you can apply for. The amount you can borrow will depend upon the type of house you want to buy and how much you earn. Therefore, it’s a good idea to spend some time working out how much you can afford to spend on a property at the start of the process. Doing this will help you to avoid disappointments or financial problems further down […]

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10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain

Carb-load at Be.Re. before a visit to the Vatican Museums, the largest and most physically demanding monument in town. Be.Re.’s gleaming copper bar pours craft beer from Italy and abroad, while the adjacent annex serves trapizzini (around €4), a recently invented take on the pizza: a trapizzino is a thick slices of sourdough bread filled to order with typical Roman dishes such as simmered oxtail, chicken alla cacciatora, and tongue with parsley sauce. The hearty innovation is the perfect embodiment of Rome’s modern food traditions: economical, thoughtfully prepared, and rooted in the flavours of the past.
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Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2017: ‘In The Beginning’ by Amir Sali

For the final show of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2017, Amir Sali dedicated In The Beginning to the greater glory of God. Inspired by the creation in the book of Genesis and the Garden of Eden, Amir’s collection featured sheer pieces embellished with figures of birds, flower, insects, and other animals. The other garments were […]

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