Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals

Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals
The first thing you’ll see when you walk into Source: Gachot Studios Lo firmly believes that hotels ought to be catalysts for good. In a world where we can be conscious consumers—of everything from clothing to food to baby products—she argues there’s a place for conscious hotels, too. This isn’t a revolutionary idea: Already, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has made a significant, brand-wide commitment to bolster community programming for disadvantaged children in all of its destinations. It’s one of

Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store

Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store
PARISLa Maison du Whiskythe house of whiskyis a high-end shop on a back street. The French presidents palace and various government offices devoted to intelligence and law enforcement are nearby, and on a weekend the neighborhood is very, very quiet.At 3:16 last Sunday morning, when it appears nobody was around but surveillance cameras were working, two people broke into the shop with relative ease to pull off a stunning heist.In all, they reportedly took 69 bottles estimated by the

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.
This is what it looks like when a piece of coral dies. This is a phenomenon known as coral bleaching, now captured in the award-winning documentary "Chasing Coral." To get these impressive shots, a team of photographers, divers, and scientists traveled the world to capture time-lapse photographs of coral bleaching events. "The beauty with time-lapse photography is that you have the ability to shift how we as humans see and perceive changes that may move in the slow lane,"

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.

This week in black women: A badass Barbie, Jesmyn Ward, and the video game of your dreams.
Creeps faced a reckoning. Thanksgiving is almost here. And black women had another week of turning everything they touch into gold. This is the fourth edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. I've got cheers and shoutouts for a much-needed video game, the mother of black Hollywood, an Olympic fencer turned toy, a Republican (yes, really!), a two-time award-winning author, and so much more. Let's

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies
Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoGrowth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday unpacked what was then a revolution: “Once companies break out of the shackles of antiquated notions of what is or isn't marketing, the whole field

WeWork Is Launching a Grade School for Budding Entrepreneurs

WeWork Is Launching a Grade School for Budding Entrepreneurs
WeWork says its mission is to help people do what they love. Now the office-sharing giant is testing that ethos on a smaller clientele: kindergartners.The $20 billion startup, built on a vast network of hip co-working spaces where entrepreneurs and freelancers rent desks, is making its move into children’s education, launching a private elementary school for “conscious entrepreneurship” inside a New York City WeWork next fall. A pilot program of seven students, including one of the five young children of WeWork Cos.

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game
The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE is blessed with more than a great nose and palate, he operates with what appears to be a sixth sense. The longest serving malt master in the industry, Stewart’s ability to plan 40 or even 50 years in advance is nothing short of extraordinary. From choice of oak to the careful selection of the special casks that will one day become decades-old bottles of The Balvenie, Stewart has mastered the art

4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria

4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria
It was recently reported, to the delight of many, that a 4,000-year-old Assyrian baked clay tablet was likely a marriage contract. This, however, isn’t the only tablet of its kind – there are tens of thousands of others. Now, as revealed in a new working paper, a careful translation of many of them has revealed something utterly remarkable: The locations of ancient metropolises that have been long lost to the sands of time. Authored by Harvard University’s senior lecturer

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80
'A charming don'Jamie Oliver paid tribute to his "first London boss", working with the Italian at Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden 25 years ago."He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian," Oliver wrote on Instagram."Always hanging out the front door of the restaurant with a big fat cigar, a glass of something splendid and his amazing fuzzy white hair."Viva Antonio Carluccio... Cook a feast up there mate," he added. Report End of Twitter post

Mrs Brown’s Boys stars ‘put 2m offshore’

Mrs Brown’s Boys stars ‘put 2m offshore’
Roy Lyness, who put the stars in touch with the advisers behind the set-up, was the accountant behind the similar K2 tax avoidance scheme used by comedian Jimmy Carr.Paradise Papers - exposing the tax secrets of the ultra-rich Live updates of the Paradise Papers leak All you need to know about the leak Trump aide's links with sanctioned Russians Queen's private estate invested offshore Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Bilton asks Mrs Brown’s Boys star

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry
Despite living on a planet that is two-thirds covered by water, even today we still know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what is going on under the surface of our own oceans. Over a decade after the first series graced our screens, Blue Planet II returns to give us just a small snapshot of what lies beneath the waves. The breath-taking documentary takes us on a whirlwind tour from the frigid polar seas of the

Bitcoin Crashes and Then Surges in Wild Weekend Action

Bitcoin Crashes and Then Surges in Wild Weekend Action
Bitcoin is proving that investing in digital currencies isn’t for the faint of heart.After plunging as much as 29 percent from a record high following the cancellation of a technology upgrade on Nov. 8, the largest cryptocurrency came roaring back in early trading Monday before fluctuating between gains and losses.“Crypto trading is not for the novice investor,” said John Spallanzani, chief macro strategist at GFI Securities LLC in New York. While multiple reasons are being cited for the price volatility,

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’
Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take "literally" his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. North Korea carried out the strongest of its six-ever nuclear tests in early September, claiming to have used a hydrogen bomb. The UN responded to the test by imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state. North Korea's continued threats have put its neighbors in the Pacific on high alert. In

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,