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This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Luxury Travel

'Ice cream' killer Carranza publishing memoirs

<b>A Spanish-Mexican woman who chopped up her ex-husband and her lover and hid their remains in the cellar of her Vienna ice cream parlour is publishing her memoirs.</b><p>Estibaliz Carranza, 36, is serving a life sentence in a secure mental institution in Austria for the murders of her ex-husband, Holger …

Crime

3 Essential Tips for Shopping on Amazon

It's now safe to return to the book-retail giant, but be careful.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Getty Images)</i><p><b>Mercifully the dispute between Hachette and Amazon</b> has been resolved today. More accurately, a temporary truce has been called in what will no doubt be a decades-long struggle for control of the entire …

78 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either.<p>For fashion-loving, design-driven, and unconventional fiancés-to-be, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind when dreaming about a must-have engagement ring. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion vs. a …

Jewelry

LinkedIn Users Are Suing The Site Over A Feature They Say Ruined Their Job Searches

But a recent lawsuit highlights a feature of the site that can allegedly have the opposite effect.<p>In a proposed class-action lawsuit filed last month, four lead plaintiffs claim their job searches were hampered by LinkedIn's "Reference Search," a product the site offers its premium …

Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling.<p>The tax dollars were placed with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, also …

Marshawn Lynch threatened with $100,000 fine

If Marshawn Lynch doesn't speak to reporters after a game against the Chiefs on Sunday, it could result in a hefty fine.<p>Marshawn Lynch isn't a fan of speaking with the media, but if he continues to choose to avoid providing postgame comments, it could cost him $100,000. According to Mike Florio of …

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

World Cup bid corruption whistleblower - 'When it comes to Fifa, be prepared to be crucified and betrayed'

Whistleblower Phaedra Almajid, who first made serious allegations about Qatar's World Cup bid, reveals she withdrew them under intimidation<p>The whistleblower who first made serious allegations about Qatar’s bid for the <b>World</b> <b>Cup</b> has confirmed she withdrew them under pressure from the country.<p>Phaedra …

Putin walks out of G20 summit 'to sleep'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Brisbane early after he came under intense pressure from the West over Moscow's alleged support for separatist fights in eastern Ukraine.<p>The two-day summit, which gathered the leaders of the world's largest economies in Brisbane, ended on …

Understanding the Israel-Palestine Conflict through Photographic Activism - Photographs and text by ActiveStills Collective | LensCulture

The ActiveStills collective was established in 2005 by a group of Israeli and international documentary photographers, out of a strong conviction that photography is a vehicle for social and political change. We believe in the power of images to shape public attitudes and to raise awareness on …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

What do CEOs do all day?

Corporate titans, leaders of Fortune 500 companies, wearers of starched white shirts, winners of enormous paychecks and occupiers of corner offices with imposing black desks and gleaming glass views. It's easy to conjure images of CEOs in offices... but what, exactly, is it that they do in there …

The Evolution of The Naked Dress

The celebrities who have dared to wear the naked dress.<p>As of last night, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Rihanna all have one thing in common: They're the only "naked dress"-wearing celebrities to try the stunt not once but twice. Rihanna joined the double downers with her Tom Ford dress at the amfAR …

Adrian Peterson Reportedly Declines to Appear at NFL Disciplinary Hearing

Adrian Peterson's stay on the exempt list may not end any time soon after the Minnesota Vikings running back missed a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday.<p>On Sunday morning, Peterson released a statement through NFLPA.com:<p>The report that I backed out of a meeting with the NFL is …

How to shop for health plans during Obamacare open enrollment

Starting this weekend, anyone interested in changing an existing health insurance policy or buying a new one can do so during the second open enrollment period under Obamacare.<p>Those interested in having a plan in place by Jan. 1 must make their selection by Dec. 15. And the final deadline is Feb. …

This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

McDonald's

Baby body parts found in Thailand parcel

The body parts of several babies have been found in a parcel destined for the United States, Thai police have said.<p>A baby's head, several feet and "sheets of skin" - including one taken from an adult that was bearing a large tattoo - were discovered over the weekend, police said, after staff at a …

Adrian Peterson: NFL ignoring CBA

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday denied that he backed out of a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday, …