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Mass Grave With 200 Skeletons Found Under Supermarket In Central Paris

Archaeologists have made a strange and rather gruesome discovery under a supermarket in central Paris: an ancient mass grave containing the skeletal remains of more than 200 people.<p>The grave came to light after the Monoprix supermarket company called on the French National Institute for Preventive …

Archaeology

The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. For instance, you do not actually save more money by traveling with others.But that's exactly the thing about traveling by yourself or with others: It affects experiences in significant ways people don't imagine and …

New Tinder Charges Whatever It Wants

Tinder’s “Rewind” functionality just went live, finally giving users the ability to go back in time and swipe right instead of left.<p>The “Rewind” feature is included in the premium tier of the service, Tinder Plus, which was unveiled today and costs anywhere between $9.99 and $19.99 in the United …

Attention Food Lovers: This Is Why Australia Is Your Culinary Paradise

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectable culinary scene. Don’t let the vegemite fool you; Australia brings foodies an unprecedented experience by invigorating commonplace meals with fresh …

Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain, located in the northern Catskill Mountains, boasts 1600' of vertical, 53 trails, and plenty of uphill capacity with a high elevation …

MORGAN STANLEY: US consumers just aren't spending their gas savings like we thought they would

Gas prices have fallen 40% since September, giving consumers a 'tax break' of more than $60 billion, according to Morgan Stanley chief US economist Ellen Zentner.<p>As gas prices fell, the pace of real Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) growth accelerated above the 2% average of the last four …

Morgan Stanley

(Updated) The surprising ways in which some flight attendants are still made to live in the 1960s

Update (2/16): On Monday, we received a statement from Qatar Airways defending the company's employment practices, saying they're different from what's described in this post.<p>The airline said that it does hire cabin crew members who are already married. It also said that single employees do not …

U.S. companies pledge to build 20 GW of renewable energy in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S.-based SunEdison and First Solar on Sunday committed to build more than 20,000 megawatts of clean energy capacity in India by 2022, a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to meet ambitious renewable targets.<p>The companies announced the plans at the beginning of …

Renewable Energy

10 fascinating facts about Harbin, China's ice festival city

An avalanche of visitors descends on Harbin for the annual Ice & Snow Festival. And it's well worth braving the cold: the sculptures are often record-breaking in size and night illuminations of the ice add a surreal kaleidoscope of colour to northeastern China's bitter winters (minus 13C on a good …

Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

(This article was first published on <b>Quality and Innovation » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><i>Editor’s note: the original link in this post</i> …

Power Map for Excel–February update for Office 365 - Microsoft 365 Blog

In our December update, we promised to have some big things to share about Power Map for Excel in the first quarter of 2015. This month, we are ready …

Data Visualization

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

Testing for HIV just got a whole lot easier.<p>A team led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, has devised a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes. The dongle plugs into the phone's headphone jack and uses an app to …

Greece is trying to recover $2.8 billion through a ruthless crackdown on tax evasion

The former Supreme Court deputy prosecutor and Greece's first anti-corruption minister told AFP he was itching to tackle the scourge blamed for the country's financial woes and its lack of credibility among its EU peers.<p>"I've heard so many times, 'We're going to fight corruption,' always, 'We're …

2014 Tours of a Lifetime

Florida's 15 Most Popular Beaches, Ranked

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p>Florida does a lot of things wrong. We can't vote. We beat people with lizards. We have alligators in our swimming pools, politicians in our public bathrooms, and an entire Twitter account devoted to stupid things our male citizens do. And yet we just passed New York to become the …

Florida

5 Absolutely Magical Places to Visit in Iceland

I started off my Euro trip on an island, but warm weather and coconut cocktails weren't on the menu. I was in search of adventure, majestic sights -- I wanted to change my perspective on the world, and come back a new person.<p><b>Iceland did just that. It changed my life forever.</b><p>Touring the South Coast …

China to build two nuclear power plants in Argentina|Latin America

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, on her three-day state visit to China signed 15 agreements with Chinese President Xi Jinping, …

Indonesia's Hotel Industry Worries as the Government Bans Meetings

At the former Dutch colonial hill retreat of Bogor, Indonesian hotelier Kosasih Kadra is fretting over empty rooms and blaming President Joko Widodo …

Business Gains Are Doubled When They're Done With Love

<i>Co-authored by Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald, staff writer at Round Table Companies.</i><p>Last week I was talking to a close friend and colleague, Erik Harrington, about leadership -- how he encourages his team toward growth, how he shows up and is present for every patient that sits in the dentist chair, …

Investors fear HK$3b losses in closure of bitcoin trading company

The sudden closure of a Hong Kong-based bitcoin trading company may have left as many as 3,000 local investors with combined losses of HK$3 …

Ted Cruz strikes at Obama foreign policy, doesn't rule out US ground forces against Islamic State | Fox News

Potential presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the Obama administration for failing to give arms to fighters in separate overseas conflicts.<p>The Texas Republican told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Ukrainians need weapons to defeat Russian-backed rebels and Kurdish fighters. He also said …

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

American Cities

China Financial Data Entrepreneur Rejoins (And Re-exits) The World's Billionaire Ranks

Yi Zheng, the chairman of China’s Hithink RoyalFlush Information Network, rejoined the ranks of the world’s billionaires on Thursday after a run-up in the Shenzhen-listed financial data supplier’s share price.<p>Yi’s 36% stake was worth $1 billion at Thursday’s closing price of 65.36 yuan per share. …

Alibaba Starts Drone Delivery Trial in China

Although Amazon was first to propose drone delivery tests, Alibaba, China’s biggest retailer, beat the company to the punch.<p>Tech in Asia reports the trial will last three days, limited to specific areas within a one-hour radius from its distribution centers. The deliveries are being run by …

Drones

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

European Travel

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

In fact, new research shows that richer and poorer people are generally as happy as each other. Where they differ is in their level of sadness: …

Happiness

Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …

Florida