Mina Akman

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High-End Toronto Restaurant Busted For Selling Ordinary Steak as Wagyu

As patrons of pricey chain Fig & Olive are now well-aware, a fancy restaurant serving meals at high-end prices doesn't necessarily mean you're eating high-end food. Another high-dollar dining destination has been busted for false advertising: <i>The Star</i> reports Azure Restaurant & Bar, located at …

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A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Hard news for Turkey's journalists

<b>"The police were just behind us. The first tear gas they threw hit me. I clutched my head. Blood was pouring out."</b><p>Ahmet Sik is a widely respected, well-known investigative journalist in Turkey. He recalls the day he got injured while covering the protests in Istanbul's Gezi Park this summer. He is …

A Christmas Ice Storm

A massive storm swept across the Midwest and parts of Canada yesterday, encasing everything in thick ice, downing trees and power lines, and making travel nearly impossible just before Christmas. An estimated 500,000 people are without power today, as utility crews work to clear and repair the …