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7 New International Restaurants So Good They’re Worth the Flight

There’s a certain subculture of foodies who geek out over the thought of visiting the world’s most revered restaurants. Places like El Bulli in Roses, Spain—which closed in 2011 but used to get more than a million reservation requests a year—or <b>René Redzepi</b>’s Michelin-starred mecca Noma in …

Dining Rooms

Taco Bell suddenly shut down its new upscale restaurant

The restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, served its last taco on Thursday, The Orange County Register reports.<p>Taco Bell was hoping to attract higher-income foodies with the new concept, which served gourmet tacos costing $3 to $10 as well as french fries and milkshakes.<p>It was the chain's …

12 Makeup Hacks for Slackers

Why should makeup be time consuming? If you don't have time to go through a 37 step cosmetic routine, but still want to look reasonably attractive, these tips are for you. Skip the YouTube makeup routines and get a natural, radiant look with these 12 makeup hacks:<p><b>1) Hide under eye bags</b>: Not enough …

Where New York's Most Fashionable People Shop

<i>by Jayna Maleri, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy The Line<p><i>These are the vintage boutiques, bookstores, and shops where you're most likely to spot the New York Fashion Week crowd.</i><p>New York Fashion week kicks off tomorrow, which means this (already chic) city is about to get an extra dose of style. …

Gabrielle Union's Modern Cat Eye Tops This Week's Beauty Looks

#1 stunner<p>If you think there's only one way to do cat eye makeup (read: drawn on with jet-black liquid liner), then maybe you should take a few cues from Gabrielle Union on revamping your routine.<p>While sitting pretty in the front rows at New York Fashion Week, the "Being Mary Jane" actress sported …

These Aren't Your Mom's French Manicures

Bye-bye, boring white tips!<p>We never thought the day would come when we'd walk into the nail salon and request a French manicure. But we're reconsidering what many refer to as the "ugly" '90s trend, thanks to the all the cool designs we saw at New York Fashion Week.<p>Backstage at Tibi, Cushnie et …

The Most Outrageous Styles We Saw At New York Fashion Week

...?<p>Fashion week featured plenty of stunning looks this week, but for every beautiful outfit, there's usually something completely outrageous that comes down the runway.<p>Now, we could spend all day trying to dissect the weird masks at Givenchy or the gold wings at The Blonds, but we're just going to …

Saudi suspends Saudi Binladin Group over Mecca crane disaster | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia suspended construction giant Saudi Binladin Group from new contracts on Tuesday following Friday’s collapse of a crane in Mecca’s Grand Mosque which killed 107 people.<p>Saudi emergency crew work after a construction crane crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy …

Bin Laden Company Banned From Work In Mecca After Crane Disaster

After last week's crane collapse that killed at least 107 people at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the main developer in the city, the Saudi Binladin Group, is barred from any future projects, according to a statement from Saudi Arabia's Royal Court.<p>King Salman ordered compensation for the crash's …

Osama Bin Laden

Mecca crane collapse: Saudi king sanctions Binladin group

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group over the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the hajj pilgrimage.<p>An investigative commission had concluded that the company “was in part responsible” for …

Middle East

Toppling Cranes Aren't the Only Things Threatening Mecca

If you’re a respiratory virus, there’s no better place to be this month than Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Beginning around September 21, an estimated 2 …

Public Health

The Louvre

A Unique Way to Explore the Louvre<p>The Louvre is at once spectacular and intimidating, and for art novices, the sheer size of its collection may even …

Faces from around the world in Mecca

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims have flooded into Mecca from all over the world to perform the spiritual journey of Hajj.<p>One of the world's largest annual gatherings and a central pillar of the Islamic faith, the journey is meant to cleanse the faithful of sin and bring them closer to God. …

Hundreds evacuated from Mecca hotel blaze | Saudi Arabia News

More than 1,000 pilgrims have been evacuated from a hotel in Mecca after fire broke out in one of the rooms, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority says.<p>The blaze started on the 16th floor of a 20-storey building in the Aziziya neighbourhood of the Muslim holy city on Thursday, the authority …

Two injured in Mecca landslide | Reuters

MECCA (Reuters) - Two people were injured late on Friday night when part of a mountain in Mecca collapsed on their home, state news agency SPA said.<p>The incident comes after 107 people were killed last week when a crane collapsed near Mecca’s Grand Mosque.<p>Muslim pilgrims are flocking to Mecca to …

1,00,000 security troops to secure Mecca's hajj this year

The spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says some 1,00,000 security personnel have been deployed to oversee the annual Islamic hajj …

Saudi Arabia to build world's largest hotel in Mecca

It is scheduled to open its doors in 2017. The estimated cost of the mammoth project is $3.5 billion.<p>><br>• ><p>The Abraj Kudai hotel and residential complex …

The most popular ad-blocker in the Apple store is gone because of its creator's guilt

The developer of the wildly popular ad blocking app Peace is pulling it from the App Store after just two days because of his new misgivings about …

Ad Blocking

Mother, boyfriend charged in death of toddler found on Boston Harbor beach | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts officials believe that the 2-1/2-year-old girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach three months ago was murdered and on Friday arrested her mother and her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, a county prosecutor said.<p>A billboard on Route 95 shows the image …