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Champagne’s image ruined by supermarkets’ cheap deals, claim French producers

Supermarket deals are bad for champagne’s image, say producers<p>Supermarket cut-price deals are “a parasite on the image of champagne”, according to a trade association representing producers.<p>Last Christmas, Asda and Tesco sold exclusive label champagne at £10 a bottle – less than half price. The …

NYU Student Settles for 'Decent' $4.5M Penthouse

After a mad dash to find housing this semester, NYU sophomore Madison Framer has settled for a "decent" $4.5 million penthouse in the up-and-coming East Village of Manhattan. Ms. Framer was originally placed in student housing that required her to share two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one living …

Rapper Proposes To Girlfriend During Rap Battle And It's Adorable

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4 Steps To Writing The Next Great American Novel

So easy even a cat can do it!


This Guy's Live-Tweets Of His Neighbor's Breakup Are Hilarious And Heartbreaking

"Are we getting pizza or what? I don't mean to change the subject, but are we?"

This Craigslist Missed Connection Is The Most Touching Thing You'll Read All Day

I know you probably thought you'd never see "touching" and "Craig" in the same sentence, but trust me. Whether or not this is a true story, you will have a feeling. And you can borrow one if you'd like.<p>Even if this isn't real, it'd still make a pretty good romantic Christmas movie, maybe even for …

16 Differences Between Living In Hong Kong And Taiwan

Taiwanese comic artist Jie Jie lives in Hong Kong and keeps an illustrated diary.<p>Jie Jie is a Taiwanese comic artist living in Hong Kong. His comics have been making the rounds on Chinese social media. Below are some rough translations:<p>Comics by Jie Jie. Translations by Kevin Tang.

33 Architects Who Completely Screwed Up Their One Job

WTF, guys. Is it really that hard to remember stairs?

This Is The Cutest Dog You'll See This Halloween

Squeeeee! Jiff is so adorable it's scary.

Woman Ticketed For Driving While Wearing Google Glass Is Found Not Guilty

California woman Cecilia Abadie, a self-identifying geek and "Google Glass Pioneer," was found not guilty by a San Diego traffic court. Abadie said in her hearing that the device was not on while she was driving.<p>California Vehicle Code Section 27602, which addresses video use inside motor vehicles, …

U.S. court says 'liking' something on Facebook is free speech

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.<p>In 2009, six employees at the Hampton Sheriff's Office in Virginia lost their jobs after expressing support for their boss' opponent in …

'I'm the original voice of Siri'

<b>Sandy Springs, Georgia (CNN) —</b> For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans. She's starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. She's provided weather forecasts and restaurant tips, been mocked as useless and answered absurd questions about …

U.N. sued for 'bringing cholera to Haiti,' causing outbreak that killed thousands

Human rights lawyers filed a class action law suit in a U.S federal court accusing the United Nations of gross negligence and misconduct on behalf of victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010.<p>"The claims are that the U.N. engaged in reckless and gross negligence and misconduct bringing cholera …

Malala confronts Obama

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - The "Bravest Girl in the World" has stood up to President Barack Obama.<p>Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old shot by the Taliban for promoting girl's education in her native Pakistan, confronted Obama at the White House on Friday about U.S. drone strikes. <br>In a meeting that included …

10-Minute Bone-Boosting Workout

Keep your bones strong with this exclusive routine from Allison Westfahl, an exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado, and coauthor of Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage.<p>Plan to do an off-the-bike workout on three nonconsecutive days a week. Each day, pick one move from Group A and one from Group B. …


Your Best Century

How to get ready for a long, rewarding day in the saddle<p>Riding 100 miles in a single day is a rite of passage for many cyclists. As long as you have a solid game plan, you’ll be able to attain your goal—whether you’re supporting a cause, enjoying a fun day with friends, beating your best time, or …


The Art of Cycling

Prints and posters to adorn your shop wall and inspire you to ride.<i>—Jennifer Sherry</i>


Best Rain Gear for Cyclists

Eight products that let you soak in the fun without getting drenched


Toss your bike key with BitLock Bluetooth lock

Just walk up to your bike, push a button, and it's unlocked. If you want to share your wheels, an app gives others access.<p>Hauling a u-lock around is bad enough, and keeping track of its key can also be a headache. Is there a better solution?<p>One approach is BitLock, a keyless lock controlled by your …

San Francisco

Bike Thieves Beware, Bike+ Uses GPS to Track Stolen Bikes

A stolen smartphone is relatively easy to locate if you remember to activate the right apps. Recovering a stolen bike, on the other hand, is more …

'Homeless to Harvard:' Child of Addicts Counsels Youth in Spirituality

Liz Murray forgave her drug-addicted parents for her fractured childhood in the Bronx, as the family lived from one welfare check to the next. She …