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These Organic Cookies Claim To Make You Smarter, Cure Your Hangover And Improve Your Sex Life

[credit provider=”silver marquis” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvermarquis/476963948/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] At the 32nd annual Natural Products Expo West, you can find a variety of cookies that serve purposes beyond gustatory gratification.There’s the Chocolate Chip Nookie, baked with maca root, known as Peru’s natural Viagra, AFP/RelaxNews reports. You can guess what that does.
These Organic Cookies Claim To Make You Smarter, Cure Your Hangover And Improve Your Sex Life
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HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Modern Oceanfront Home In Malibu Is On Sale For $26 Million

[credit provider=”Jade Mills Estates” url=”http://www.jademillsestates.com/currentlistings/california/malibu/90265/yXZsV/32852-Pacific-Coast-Highway.htm”] A huge four-bedroom, four-bathroom house right on the water in Malibu is on sale for $26 million.The home is an architectural gem, with sliding glass doors, stone, and hardwood used in its construction.
HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Modern Oceanfront Home In Malibu Is On Sale For $26 Million
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This Impressive Copy Of The Mona Lisa Was Probably Painted By Da Vinci’s Lover

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Joconde_by_a_student_of_Leonardo_da_Vinci.png”] It may be that a restored copy of the Mona Lisa, recently unveiled at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, was painted by Leonardo da Vinci’s assistant and purported lover, Salaì, Martin Bailey reports for The Art Newspaper.Curators believe Salaì is the most likely copyist, writes Bailey. He would […]
This Impressive Copy Of The Mona Lisa Was Probably Painted By Da Vinci’s Lover
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Even Americans Think That Americans Are The World’s Worst Tourists

[credit provider=”Coolstock via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelwitzel/2686208948/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Americans consider themselves the world’s worst tourists, according to the latest LivingSocial “Escapes” survey.Among the 5,600 people surveyed across five countries, 20 per cent of respondents agreed that the United States had the worst travellers. China came in second, at 15 per cent.
Even Americans Think That Americans Are The World’s Worst Tourists
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Pantyhose For Dudes Are Actually Selling Quite Well

[credit provider=”Screenshot via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4InK16VIB8″] It’s no manzier (or bro, if you’d like), but a line of hosiery intended for men adopts as playful a portmanteau as the one used in Seinfeld: mantyhose.According to Bill Hutchinson of the Daily News, the fashion designer Emilio Cavallini developed these male pantyhose to […]
Pantyhose For Dudes Are Actually Selling Quite Well
Lifestyle

You Might Not Want To Bother With That Expensive Bottle Of Wine

[credit provider=”joncockley / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnycocker/4223312768/”] A new study out of Penn State finds that wine experts may be naturally more attuned to their sense of taste than laydrinkers, reports NPR’s Allison Aubrey.John Hayes, a professor of food science at Penn State, evaluated hundreds of wine drinkers–expert and casual–to conduct the […]
You Might Not Want To Bother With That Expensive Bottle Of Wine
Markets

A Mysterious Trader Dropped Almost $200K On A Huge Bottle Of Champagne At A Liverpool Club And Shared It With Everyone

[credit provider=”Kenichi Nobusue, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2419306944″] A mysterious high-flyer—who has been described as a foreign exchange currency trader and a London businessman—had himself a good time this weekend at Liverpool club Playground.The Sun is reporting that the man spent around $200,000 on a 30 liter bottle of Armand de Brignac Midas, a […]
A Mysterious Trader Dropped Almost $200K On A Huge Bottle Of Champagne At A Liverpool Club And Shared It With Everyone
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Here’s An Incredibly Good Reason Never To Have An Extra-Marital Affair

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Are you having an extra-marital affair with a younger woman? Well, you may want to skip the sex.A new report by the American Heart Association suggests that married men who commit adultery with younger women are at increased risk of dying suddenly during sex, […]
Here’s An Incredibly Good Reason Never To Have An Extra-Marital Affair
Lifestyle

The Number Of People That Can Actually Fit In Manhattan

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kowloon_Walled_City.jpg”] How many people can fit on Manhattan’s 23.7 square miles of land?According to some wonky urban geography experts, the answer is 65 million people. That’s the number, at least, that Amy O’Leary reports in a fascinating New York Times article covering Manhattan’s complex infrastructure, and forecasts about […]
The Number Of People That Can Actually Fit In Manhattan
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A Group Of Business Owners In Midtown Are Trying To Get Food Cart Vendors Kicked Out Of The neighbourhood

[credit provider=”Yelp.com” url=”http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/dfAThp9yKJA2Gscy1iF_Nw?select=ByYAugQcBlQCCJmSnYI-wQ”] Say it ain’t so.A group of Midtown Manhattan’s business owners called The 34th Street Partnership have launched a campaign to rid the neighbourhood of food carts, DNA Info reports. Yes, we’re talking coffee carts and falafel guys, your favourite taco stand, and hot dog vendors.
A Group Of Business Owners In Midtown Are Trying To Get Food Cart Vendors Kicked Out Of The neighbourhood
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At A Strange New Restaurant In Times Square, Diners Eat In Pitch Black Darkness

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solid_black.svg”] Dans Le Noir NYC’s several-year journey to open in New York City is now over. The dining-in-the-dark restaurant is officially open in Times Square, according to Eater.Originally, the restaurant had scouted a Flatiron location, but then moved to the Lower East Side, then considered Chelsea before […]
At A Strange New Restaurant In Times Square, Diners Eat In Pitch Black Darkness
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Inside A Lower East Side ‘Laboratory’ That Makes 300 Strange And Wonderful flavours Of Gelato

[credit provider=”Barbara L. Hanson via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/baha1210/60589006/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] A burst of lemon with a hint of basil gushes through your mouth. Refreshing, like water, but potent as if you were chewing an actual basil leaf soaked in lemon. The secret behind il laboratorio del gelato’s fresh tasting ice cream/gelato fusion products […]
Inside A Lower East Side ‘Laboratory’ That Makes 300 Strange And Wonderful flavours Of Gelato
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Planned Parenthood Now Has A ‘Check-In’ App For Condom Use

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sammimemo.JPG”] In recognition of National Condom Week, which began on Valentine’s Day and ended a week later, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest sent out 55,000 condoms to community colleges and universities and to all of its health centres throughout western Washington.So far, the condoms have been […]
Planned Parenthood Now Has A ‘Check-In’ App For Condom Use
Lifestyle

Drew Barrymore Gets Into The Wine Business With A $20 Pinot Grigio

[credit provider=”via Wilson Daniels” url=”http://www.wilsondaniels.com/index.php/our-wineries/barrymore/imagebank”] Drew Barrymore is joining the wine business as the newest celebrity vintner. In collaboration with Wilson Daniels wineries, Barrymore’s eponymously named wine will be a crisp Italian pinot grigio.
Drew Barrymore Gets Into The Wine Business With A $20 Pinot Grigio
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Graff Sues For Return Of Diamonds Stolen In $20 Million London Jewel Heist

[credit provider=”via graffdiamonds.com” url=”http://www.graffdiamonds.com/flash.php”] International jeweler Graff Diamonds has filed two lawsuits in a Manhattan court to retrieve two diamonds that were allegedly stolen in a $20 million heist at the company’s flagship store in London in January 2007, James Barron reports for The New York Times.Although the robbers–perhaps the […]
Graff Sues For Return Of Diamonds Stolen In $20 Million London Jewel Heist
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An Asian Collector Just Dropped $49,000 On A Bottle Of Wine At Sotheby’s

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Sotheby’s Wine”] After a lengthy bidding battle, Sotheby’s New York auctioned a Nebuchadnezzar (15L bottle) of Masseto 2007 for $49,000 at a New York auction over the weekend.The vintage wine is a rare find: it is one of the eight the Italian winery, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia ever produced, the […]
An Asian Collector Just Dropped $49,000 On A Bottle Of Wine At Sotheby’s
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Rich People Are More Likely To Lie, Cheat, And Steal Candy From Children

[credit provider=”AP”] The wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, and break the law, seven separate studies designed to weigh ethics concluded, according to Bloomberg’s Elizabeth Lopatto.The results, which were presented today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that the rich were more likely to […]
Rich People Are More Likely To Lie, Cheat, And Steal Candy From Children
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Paris Has Officially Infiltrated New York City’s Night Club Scene

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vespas_Night_Club_in_Funchal.jpg”] We are now witnessing a Belle Époque of Parisian night life. And it happens to be taking place in New York.Ben Detrick reports for The New York Times that in the past few years, French entrepreneurs in New York have carved out an exclusive niche in the […]
Paris Has Officially Infiltrated New York City’s Night Club Scene
Tech

WOW: The ‘Woot of Wine’ Just Had A Million-Dollar Day

[credit provider=”sir chalky / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonchalk/121072937/”] What started out as a way for a family-owned wine store to offload its extra inventory has turned into one of the most-know sites on the ‘net for wine lovers.On Wednesday, WinesTilSoldOut.com had its second-ever $1 million day, selling a whopping 87,000 bottles in […]
WOW: The ‘Woot of Wine’ Just Had A Million-Dollar Day
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Police Are Hunting For A Texas Woman Who Allegedly Performed Illegal Boob Jobs At Her Hair Salon

[credit provider=”Flickr/aprillyn77″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprillynn77/36639632/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Police in Tyler, Texas are looking for a woman who performed illegal breast implant injections with an unknown substance in her hair salon, CBS Houston reports.Carmel Foster, who owns Queen Divas Hair Salon and Spa, allegedly gave injections to multiple women and is being apprehended for practicing […]
Police Are Hunting For A Texas Woman Who Allegedly Performed Illegal Boob Jobs At Her Hair Salon
Lifestyle

An Ex-Clippers Girl Tells Us What It Takes To Become A Professional Dancer

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Anderson Group Public Relations “] Tap, lyrical, line-dancing, the wedding waltz. Christy Curtis Buss has performed and taught them all.Buss, married to Johnny Buss, son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has been dancing since she was three years old. Mesmerized by her mother tapping and twirling at […]
An Ex-Clippers Girl Tells Us What It Takes To Become A Professional Dancer
Lifestyle

A Plastic Surgeon Gave His Daughter Breast Implants For Her 18th Birthday

[credit provider=”Screenshot via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHXT8p7RIJg”] Dr. Michael Niccole says that his daughters don’t want to get old. Or they don’t want to look old—it’s not entirely clear. They’re both 23.In a preview to an ABC News 20/20 interview that will air this Friday, we learn of the extent to which Dr. Niccole, […]
A Plastic Surgeon Gave His Daughter Breast Implants For Her 18th Birthday
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Meet The 15 Wealthiest Arab Businessmen In The World

[credit provider=”Screenshots via YouTube”] Arabian Business recently released its annual Rich List, which includes the 50 richest men and women in the Arab world in 2011.Saudi Arabian business people dominate the top of the list; leading industries include retail, real estate, construction, energy, and banking.
Meet The 15 Wealthiest Arab Businessmen In The World
Lifestyle

Shark Fin Soup Could Soon Be Banned In New York

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shark_fins_Hong_Kong.jpg”] Legislators in New York are moving to pass a bill that would ban the sale of shark fin in the state as early as next year, Elizabeth Rosenthal reports for The New York Times.Other states, including Hawaii, Washington, California, and Oregon have already passed bans, according […]
Shark Fin Soup Could Soon Be Banned In New York
Lifestyle

Here’s One Way To Get Better Service At A Restaurant

[credit provider=”russelljsmith” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/russelljsmith/7003489/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] If you’ve noticed excellent service at a restaurant lately, this may be the reason why.Four-star New York City restaurants and chains from Denny’s to the Cheesecake Factory are training waiters to read customers and provide service ideal for the patron’s situation, Sarah Nassauer of The Wall Street […]
Here’s One Way To Get Better Service At A Restaurant
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Heading To SXSW? Here’s A Foodie’s Guide To Austin

[credit provider=”Flickr/ghewgill” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghewgill/3369814464/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) kicks off March 9 and in between the tech panels, music performances and films, a festival-goer needs to grab a bit to eat.Zagat helped us break down the best food scenes in Austin during the festival.
Heading To SXSW? Here’s A Foodie’s Guide To Austin
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Member Of Billionaire Saudi Prince’s Entourage Found Guilty Of Rape At The Plaza Hotel

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Plaza_hotel.jpg”] Mustapha Ouanes, a member of the entourage of Saudi royalty Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, was found guilty on Wednesday of raping a woman at the Plaza Hotel who fell asleep in his bed after a night of carousing in January 2010, Russ Buettner reports for The […]
Member Of Billionaire Saudi Prince’s Entourage Found Guilty Of Rape At The Plaza Hotel
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Scientists Want The 5th Best Chef In The World To Cook Their Test-Tube Hamburger

[credit provider=”Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/rita-ora-and-heston-blumenthal-attend-the-vivienne-westwood-news-photo/139360787#”] Scientist Mark Post has been cooking up something extra special in his laboratory: a burger.But there are two things missing.  First: the cow.  The FT’s Clive Cookson offers this appetizing description of what Post’s project:
Scientists Want The 5th Best Chef In The World To Cook Their Test-Tube Hamburger
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Gorgeous Vintage Photos Of The Legends Of Jazz

[credit provider=”Flickr via The Library of Congress” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/4843138893/sizes/o/in/set-72157624588645784/”] The iconography of jazz, with its dark rooms and cigarette smoke clouds, would not be the same without jazz photography. And jazz photography would not be the same without William P. Gottlieb, who documented the jazz scene in New York and Washington, […]
Gorgeous Vintage Photos Of The Legends Of Jazz
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HIGH SOCIETY SCANDAL: The Eccentric Millionaire Who Trashed The Venerable National Arts Club Has Finally Been Kicked Out

[credit provider=”AP Images/Wikipedia”] Over the summer we wrote about a high society scandal wracking the National Arts Club, a 113-year-old institution on Gramercy Park.The longtime president of the club, an eccentric millionaire named O. Aldon James, had nearly driven the club into the ground through supposed financial mismanagement, shady apartment […]
HIGH SOCIETY SCANDAL: The Eccentric Millionaire Who Trashed The Venerable National Arts Club Has Finally Been Kicked Out
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New York City Preschools Are Starting To Cross The $40,000 Threshold

[credit provider=”Flicker Woodley Wonderworks” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2908834853/”] A number of private school tuitions in New York have just gone over the $40,000 mark, reports Jenny Anderson for The New York Times.Riverdale Country School leads the way, with prekindergarten to grade five tuition costing $40,750 and grades 6 to 12 running $42,000. Other […]
New York City Preschools Are Starting To Cross The $40,000 Threshold
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The New Issue Of Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova’s Magazine Comes With 3 Condoms That You Can’t Actually Use

[credit provider=”AP Images”] Last summer socialite and girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich Dasha Zhukova put out the first issue of her art brut fashion magazine Garage. The buzzed-about cover featured a young woman’s genitalia tattooed with a butterfly designed by Damien Hirst.A second issue is set to be released this coming […]
The New Issue Of Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova’s Magazine Comes With 3 Condoms That You Can’t Actually Use
Lifestyle

Wealthy Dogs And Cats Are Eating Much Fancier Meals Than You Are

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panama.langostasobrepapitacriolla.jpg”] Ah, the things people will do for their pets—especially wealthy people. A new kind of “super-premium” pet food is gaining popularity as affluent pet owners—and their pets—grow older, reports William Grimes for The New York Times. 
Wealthy Dogs And Cats Are Eating Much Fancier Meals Than You Are
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BACKSTAGE AT FASHION WEEK: Models Get Decked For The Wild Custo Barcelona Show

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] The Custo Barcelona collection, which is notoriously quirky, fun and outrageous, was an “homage to visionaries and the pioneers of creativity,” for the fall 2012 season, designer Custo Dalmau told us backstage at the company’s New York Fashion Week show this weekend.”I think it’s […]
BACKSTAGE AT FASHION WEEK: Models Get Decked For The Wild Custo Barcelona Show
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The Crazy Life Of A 26-Year-Old Who Judges Guinness World Record Attempts

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Guinness World Records “] Mike Janela speaks about measuring the world’s largest ice cream sundae and meeting the world’s strongest man with the same gravity that market analysts use to talk about commodities prices.Janela, the Head of the U.S. Records Management Team at Guinness World Records in […]
The Crazy Life Of A 26-Year-Old Who Judges Guinness World Record Attempts
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The Global Art Auction Market Smashed All Previous Records Last Year

[credit provider=”via Artinfo.com” url=”http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37733/qi-baishis-peaceful-world-sets-a-65-million-record-for-a-chinese-painting-at-auction/”] The final dollar tally for global total art revenue at auction last year completely destroyed the 2010 record.A whopping $11.5 billion was spent on art in 2011, significantly exceeding the $10 billion mark set the previous year. That’s a 21 per cent increase from 2010, according […]
The Global Art Auction Market Smashed All Previous Records Last Year
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Move Over, Napa: Virginia’s Wine Industry Has Doubled In The Past 5 Years

[credit provider=”Flickr via taberandrew” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewbain/1294538723/”] Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his agriculture secretary, Todd Haymore, have been putting a lot of work into promoting Virginia wine as a trigger to economic development, according to Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post.Their efforts may be tied to the findings in a new […]
Move Over, Napa: Virginia’s Wine Industry Has Doubled In The Past 5 Years
Markets

How Much Dopamine Is Too Much For a Trader?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=stock%20market&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1307039697&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=9d5f84343ae5da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Some on the Street like to talk about how making money is “in their DNA.”But it’s always surprising to see what turns up when real scientists actually look at traders’ chromosomes.
How Much Dopamine Is Too Much For a Trader?
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Donald Trump Wants To Spend The Afterlife Beside His Beloved New Jersey Golf Club

[credit provider=”Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-751606p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00″] Donald Trump loves Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. so much, he’s currently lobbying a state board to build a cemetery next to the course so guests, and possibly the Trump family, can spend eternity there, according to Jarrett Renshaw of the Star-Ledger.The […]
Donald Trump Wants To Spend The Afterlife Beside His Beloved New Jersey Golf Club
Markets

Lloyd Blankfein Speaks Up For Same-Sex Marriage

[credit provider=”Human Rights Campaign” url=”http://www.hrc.org/”] Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein has become the first national corporate spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an advocacy group that promotes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.”I’m Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. And I support marriage equality,” […]
Lloyd Blankfein Speaks Up For Same-Sex Marriage
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France Demands $330 Million In Back Taxes From Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein

[credit provider=”screenshot via Charlie Rose” url=”http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/8521″] French authorities are claiming that art dealer Guy Wildenstein owes $330 million in back taxes to the French internal revenue service for undervaluing the estate of his father, Daniel Wildenstein, ArtInfo reports.The French internal revenue service reportedly determined that Guy Wildenstein had hidden parts […]
France Demands $330 Million In Back Taxes From Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein
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This Tiny Arab Kingdom Has Emerged As The World’s Leading Modern Art Collector

[credit provider=”Flickr/Larry Johnson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/drljohnson/4107719830/in/photostream/”] The art world is buzzing today with news that the country of Qatar recently spent more than $250 million to acquire Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players.The price absolutely smashes previous records for expensive works of art. But it’s no huge surprise that the record-breaking purchase should […]
This Tiny Arab Kingdom Has Emerged As The World’s Leading Modern Art Collector
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Chinese Tourists Are Almost Single-Handedly Propping Up Europe’s Luxury Goods Market

[credit provider=”Flickr via zoetnet” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoetnet/4857076027/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] While Europe’s economies are suffering, Chinese tourists are in no small way helping alleviate the continent’s financial pain, reports Harvey Morris for the International Herald Tribune.Last month, Chinese visitors to Europe spent $7.2 billion on luxury goods, according to the World Luxury Association, and last year […]
Chinese Tourists Are Almost Single-Handedly Propping Up Europe’s Luxury Goods Market
Lifestyle

Meet The Gorgeous Finnish Fashion Blogger Who Landed A Deal With Diesel

[credit provider=”Courtesy of 5inchandup” url=”http://5inchandup.blogspot.com/”] Sandra Hagelstam, 24, is the founder of the hot fashion blog 5inchdesandup.com. She started blogging to create a daily log of what she wears.The Finland native enjoys photography, fashion, and has aspirations of being a commercial designer, and says her studies as a fashion design […]
Meet The Gorgeous Finnish Fashion Blogger Who Landed A Deal With Diesel
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At $170 A Pop, These Chinese Chickens Are The World’s Most Expensive

[credit provider=”Flickr/cvander” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cvander/4645986345/”] A man in Yuyao, East China’s Zhejiang province, has started his own natural chicken business in spite of China’s abhorrent food safety reputation, reports Xu Junquian for China Daily.Yang Sizhong’s chickens, though, are not only raised naturally; they are the most expensive in the world, at about $170 each, […]
At $170 A Pop, These Chinese Chickens Are The World’s Most Expensive
Lifestyle

Some New York Private Schools Are Now More Expensive Than Harvard

[credit provider=”joebeone via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joebeone/537669877/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] A private-school education in New York City now costs, on average, more than a semester at Harvard University. The top-tier New York City schools are all starting to hover around the $40,000-per-semester mark, way above the rest of the country, the New York Times‘ Jenny […]
Some New York Private Schools Are Now More Expensive Than Harvard
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PHOTOS: A Strange New Guinness World Record Was Broken Last Night

[credit provider=”Meredith Galante/Business Insider”] To generate excitement about the upcoming summer Olympic Games in London, London & Partners, the organisation that promotes tourism for London, recently launched a campaign to break 20 Guinness World Records between now and the start of the games.We were on hand at the London Hotel […]
PHOTOS: A Strange New Guinness World Record Was Broken Last Night
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PHOTOS: The 1920s theatre That’s Decaying Above An East Village Bodega

[credit provider=”Kevin Shea Adams” url=”http://aleceiffelphoto.tumblr.com/post/16444390776/death-of-a-bodega”] Kevin Shea Adams, a photographer and musician living in New York, recently discovered that the abandoned space above his favourite bodega, East Village Farms on Avenue A, happens to be an old theatre which shut down in the late 1950s (via Gothamist).According to Cinema Treasures, […]
PHOTOS: The 1920s theatre That’s Decaying Above An East Village Bodega
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VINTAGE PHOTOS: 120 Years In The History Of Washington Square Park

[credit provider=”NYU Archives” url=”http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/archives/washsquarephoto.html”] In 1889, a wooden arch modelled after the Arc de Triomphe was erected on Fifth Avenue, at the north end of Washington Square Park, to memorialize the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. Three years later, a marble arch replaced it.Though the park and the people of […]
VINTAGE PHOTOS: 120 Years In The History Of Washington Square Park
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Chanel Just Hosted Its Paris Fashion Week Show On A Jumbo Jet

[credit provider=”Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty Images “] Designers will often try to outshine their collections from previous years with risky prints, bold colours or sky-high hair on the runway.But Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel decided to bring attention to his Chanel Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2012 collection during Paris Fashion Week by showing […]
Chanel Just Hosted Its Paris Fashion Week Show On A Jumbo Jet
Tech

Apparently, This Is “Sh*t Silicon Valley Says”

Visiting Silicon Valley soon? Or maybe you just moved and want to fit in? Then be sure to watch this video of Silicon Valley cliches, made by Kate Imbach and Tom Conrad. With any luck, they’ll turn it into a TV series like Portlandia. 
Apparently, This Is “Sh*t Silicon Valley Says”
Lifestyle

Big, Beautiful Pictures Of Year Of The Dragon Celebrations

[credit provider=”Feng Li/ Getty Images “] Parades, fireworks, confetti and masses flocking to the streets in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney rang in the Year of the Dragon today. Whether this is year 4709 or 4710 in the Lunar calendar for the Chinese is still contested among scholars.
Big, Beautiful Pictures Of Year Of The Dragon Celebrations
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A Group Of Schools In Sweden Is Abandoning Classrooms Entirely

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Rosan Bosch” url=”http://www.rosanbosch.com/#/498775/”] A new school system in Sweden eliminated all of its classrooms in favour of an environment that fosters children’s “curiosity and creativity.”Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden, wanted learning to take place everywhere in its schools — so it threw out the “old-school” […]
A Group Of Schools In Sweden Is Abandoning Classrooms Entirely
Markets

Nouriel Roubini Is Addicted To Twitter, Calls It A ‘Productivity Tool’

[credit provider=”From Nouriel Roubini’s yfrog page” url=”http://yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=Nouriel&page=0″] Economist Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr. Doom, is addicted to Twitter.  This is according to a new interview with The Globe And Mail‘s Michael Posner.Posner asked Roubini, “At last count, you had more than 128,000 Twitter followers. What do you make of that?”  Roubini’s […]
Nouriel Roubini Is Addicted To Twitter, Calls It A ‘Productivity Tool’
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DC Metro Workers Busted After Buying Thousands Of Lotto Tickets With Fares They Supposedly Stole

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvvracer/4565028092/”] Two Virginia Metro workers were arrested late Wednesday night for purchasing thousands of Virginia lottery tickets with bags and bags of stolen coins that apparently came from Metro rider’s pockets, according to The Washington Examiner.While transporting the Metro fares, the duo would allegedly hide the money off […]
DC Metro Workers Busted After Buying Thousands Of Lotto Tickets With Fares They Supposedly Stole
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$4,000 Worth Of Fancy Show Pigeons Were Found In A Miami Dumpster

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fantail_Pigeon_%281518126605%29.jpg”] Sixteen fancy pigeons were found in a shipping box in a Miami Beach garbage Tuesday morning, the Palm Beach Post reports.These weren’t normal park pigeons. Investigators think they were purchased at a pigeon show for around $250 a pop, and then abandoned in a dumpster outside […]
$4,000 Worth Of Fancy Show Pigeons Were Found In A Miami Dumpster
Lifestyle

A Dealer Was Just Arrested In What Could Be Australia’s Biggest Art Scandal Ever

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Golden_Summer_Eaglemont_Arthur_Streeton.jpg”] Earlier this week, Ronald Coles, an Australian art seller, was arrested and charged with 87 art fraud offenses. Commentators say it could come to be Australia’s largest art scandal ever, ArtInfo reports.He’s accused of selling around $8 million worth of forged artwork and artwork that already […]
A Dealer Was Just Arrested In What Could Be Australia’s Biggest Art Scandal Ever
Lifestyle

A Wine Cooler That George Washington Gave Alexander Hamilton For A Housewarming Gift Just Sold At Auction

[credit provider=”Christie’s” url=”http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/george-washingtons-wine-cooler-presented-to-alexander/5525820/lot/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5525820&sid=090af78b-b02a-4557-9d44-2911b38ed4a6″] A Sheffield-plated wine cooler that George Washington gave to Alexander Hamilton in 1789 sold for $782,500 at Christie’s New York today.There’s room for four bottles in the bombé oval, with two lion’s-mask and pendant ring handles, each side with an engraved inscription.
A Wine Cooler That George Washington Gave Alexander Hamilton For A Housewarming Gift Just Sold At Auction
Markets

Wall Street’s Hottest Smartphone App Can Sniff Out Corporate Bankruptcies Long Before They Happen

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=akrIaihvenU”] One of the most widely-used and well-recognised measures of corporate credit risk is the Altman Z-Score, named after legendary NYU Stern Professor Edward Altman.Specifically, the Altman Z-Score is used to predict the odds of bankruptcy.  (More details below.)
Wall Street’s Hottest Smartphone App Can Sniff Out Corporate Bankruptcies Long Before They Happen
Lifestyle

Now You Can Get Your Boob Job Tax Free In New Jersey

[credit provider=”Jemingway via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jemingway3/6708803743/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] For those hoping to look their best at the Jersey Shore this summer and are in need of a little nip or tuck, New Jersey will soon offer tax-free cosmetic surgery, as per a bill signed by Gov. Chris Christie today (via NJ.com).The current 6% […]
Now You Can Get Your Boob Job Tax Free In New Jersey
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