Plymouth Herald
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He's been making children smile for generations - and now he's working his Mr Men magic on grumpy drivers in Plymouth. Mr Happy has appeared alongside one of the city's busiest roads and, as you'd expect from such a cheery soul, he looks blissfully happy. A plastic sheet with the familiar friendly face, who usually resides in Happyland - yes, really - has been attached to a small building on Embankment Road. READ NEXT: Marine A: Sergeant Alexander Blackman will be freed on Friday It's...
BoingBoing
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MintPress News
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To pay for massive tax giveaways to corporations, the wealthy, and his own family, he will add trillions of dollars to the deficit. Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, labeled the plan Goldman Sachs populism and said there is zero rationale for cutting corporate taxes and zero reason to think that lower taxes will generate more investment. Weissman said Trump's proposal is dead on arrival, and indeed, the plan faces an uphill battle in Congress, even among Republicans . Democrats are strongly opposed. For his part, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) denounced the plan as voodoo economics on steroids. If you believe in magic, unicorns, or Batman, he wrote on Twitter, this plan is for you. This work by Common Dreams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3 .
Apartment Therapy
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The coziness of a small space — or the closed-in, cramped feeling of one — isn't always due to how few square feet it is. What you fill a small room with matters, for sure. But another vital element is the color you coat the room in. Conventional wisdom has always advised to use lighter colors to make walls recede (and a room feel larger) and to avoid darker hues (which might make the walls feel like they're closing in), but that's just not always the case. Sometimes a dark color can make a room feel even cozier. From deep, dramatic shades, to warm colors versus cool colors, see how a rainbow of hues changes the way this small bedroom looks and feels. READ MORE »
Quick Sprout
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I like to shoot for anywhere between 25 to 50 links . Bam! Instead of leaving your site in a hurry, visitors will be encouraged to check out more content and keep browsing. Assuming the links you provide lead to engaging, helpful content, many visitors will stick around for awhile and work themselves deeper into your sales funnel. In terms of SEO value, this reduces any pogo sticking from taking place and supplies your site with more SEO juice. Rather than 404s being a detriment to your SEO, they actually become an asset. You’re basically turning a negative into a positivepretty sweet. And there are several other benefits as well: Youre far less likely to annoy your visitors It can increase your brand equity You can increase the average amount of time spent on your site You can reduce your bounce rate Visitors are more likely to check out additional content In the long run, this should have a positive impact on conversions and sales In many ways, a customized 404 page with internal links is like an SEO magic bullet.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Bruno Mars will return to Nottingham for the first time in four years for a sold out show at the Motorpoint Arena on Thursday, April 27. But what time is he on stage and which songs is he likely to be performing? The Grammy Award winner, who last played the Capital FM Arena in November 2013 (review here), is currently on his 85-date 24K Magic World Tour. Tickets for the Nottingham date went on sale at the end of last year and were quick to sell out. In fact the whole tour ...
Evening Standard - Sport
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Slaven Bilic has insisted he isn't feeling the nerves despite West Ham sitting just seven points above the relegation zone ahead of their trip to Stoke this weekend.
TIME - Top Stories
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When photographer Akasha Rabut moved to New Orleans from California in 2010, she didnt quite know what she was getting herself into. She knew about Mardi Gras and the French Quarter, but that was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to Louisianas rich culture. It wasnt until Rabuts first Second Line parade that the magic of New Orleans became real. I think it was 100 degrees outside and the humidity was 100%. These men from a social and pleasure club were in head to toe suits and they had gigantic feather plumes. They were dancing so hard, she tells TIME. After that, she was hooked. It was kind of an out of body experience. I thought, Am I having a heatstroke or is this really amazing? I think it was a combination of both, Rabut says. Second Line parades werent the only New Orleans tradition that caught Rabuts eye.
Bleacher Report
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The Orlando Magic's whiteboard of offseason plans may have leaked to the public, but we've gained access* to similar images for each and every team. Each one revealed** all the information necessary to ascertain the preferred course of action during the all-important free-agency period that will take place shortly after the playoffs and 2017 NBA draft draw to their respective conclusions. For each team, we're boiling the plan down to three overarching items. Some involve signing specific players. Others have to do with targeting a specific need, regardless of which future signee helps accomplish the goal. Others still are only tangentially related to free agency but will still have a big impact on what comes next. But if any team manages to make all three primary wishes come true, it'll be in much better shape for the 2017-18 campaign. *We haven't. **They didn't. Begin Slideshow
Apartment Therapy
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The coziness of a small space — or the closed-in, cramped feeling of one — isn't always due to how few square feet it is. What you fill a small room with matters, for sure. But another vital element is the color you coat the room in. Conventional wisdom has always advised to use lighter colors to make walls recede (and a room feel larger) and to avoid darker hues (which might make the walls feel like they're closing in), but that's just not always the case. Sometimes a dark color can make a room feel even cozier. From deep, dramatic shades, to warm colors versus cool colors, see how a rainbow of hues changes the way this small bedroom looks and feels. READ MORE »
Adweek
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Taco Bell has made a name for itself by churning out new off-the-wall "Mexican-inspired" favorites like the Doritos Locos Taco and the Naked Chicken Chalupa. Now, fans can go where the magic happens by booking a reservation to dine at the test kitchens of its Irvine, Calif., headquarters. Taco Bell teamed up with OpenTable to...
CNN
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CNN's John King breaks down the numbers at the Magic Wall.
The Event Chronicle
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It is also the festival for the dead. This day is supposed to be the point of time when the veil separating the world of mortals and the world of spirits is at its thinnest, enabling the souls of the dead, witches, and faeries of all sorts to mingle with living people. But this doesnt necessarily mean it is a scary or mournful time. Loved ones who have died are invited to join in the end of harvest feasts and are asked to watch over the newest members of the community (Samhain is also the time when all those born during the past year are officially welcomed into the community). Some pagans believe that this day is the optimal time for magic. In particular, the Druids believe that the thinness of the veil can allow them to see into the future. Sahmain Altar by Wilhelmine. (deviantart) Top Image: Beltane Fire Festival Celebrations. Source: CC BY NC-SA 2.
Techradar - Reviews
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Hit the Download button, and the program works its magic. In some ways, Free YouTube to MP3 Converter feels like a big advert designed to encourage you to upgrade to the paid version. The in-app prompting is hard to ignore to start with, but over time it's possible to turn a blind eye to it. It's a shame that the free version doesn't include the option to download entire playlists you'll have to resort to grabbing audio from videos individually - but it's no great hardship really, unless you become a hardcore downloader. You might also like Free Video Downloader aTube Catcher Ummy Video Downloader
Techradar - Reviews
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This isn't a piece of software that beginners will just jump in to and feel at home in straight away. Once you have got use to the way things operate, and spent a little time configuring the seemingly endless raft of options, you can just leave the player to work its magic. Any music you add to watched folders will be added to your library automatically, ready to be worked into playlists or played individually. You might also like Audacity MediaMonkey MusicBee
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Let’s face it: A job search is, typically, anything but fun. It’s almost as if it carries its own stages of grief. At first, there’s denial of its demoralizing nature. Then comes the anger over either radio silence or rejection from prospective employers. Of course, there’s bargaining -- “I promise to never complain about work again, if I can find a new job!” That’s often followed by depression, and the idea that one is simply just unhireable. Then, there’s acceptance: “This is awful, but I have to keep trying, anyway.” But we have good news. It is possible to have a little fun with your job search -- and maybe even make yourself a better candidate in the process. The magic, it turns out, could be in your cover letter. It may be true that 63% of recruiters have deemed cover letters "unimportant," but that doesn't mean yours has to contribute to that statistic.
Daily Express - Football
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Bleacher Report
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KOBE BRYANT SWEARS HE SAW IT Michael Jordan 's ghost, not two months ago, right there on the floor of Madison Square Garden. It took the form of DeMar DeRozan, working his mid-range magic against the Knicks. That fadeaway jumper from the elbow . The game-winner. The sly smirk. It was unmistakable just like Mike and then, swish , it was gone. "It was a carbon copy of my stop-pivot-turn-fade, which I learned from Michael," Bryant tells B/R Mag . "I mean, it was just amazing to see that." The truth can now be told: Yes, Kobe Bryant says, he did copy Jordan"Damn near 100 percent of the technique," he says. "Damn near 100 percent"and Bryant in turn became the living example for his young peers, a conduit from the NBA 's greatest of all time to a new generation of stars. Look closely, talk to enough people around the leagueplayers in their 20s and 40s, coaches, recruiters, star-makers, flameouts, false prophetsand you'll find bits of MJ's DNA scattered everywhere: The closest thing to being as COMPETITIVE as Jordan today is probably a guy like Russell Westbrook .
Collective Evolution
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D. “Investment into making MDMA a legal medicine will turn MAPS into a self-sustaining organism, exponentially increasing our ability to heal suffering in the world.” Why Did Dr. Bronner’s Decide to Support This Cause in Such a Big Way? Dr. Bronner’s has long been known for donating a portion of their profits to various social and environmental causes as part of their mission to put forth the social and ecological principles from which the company was founded upon and to uphold Dr. Bronner's original philosophy, which can be found on their iconic soap labels. If you are unfamiliar with this company or would simply like to know more, check out 15 Things You Didnt Know About Dr. Bronner & His Magic Soap. This will give you a glimpse into the incredible morals that guide this company. This is truly a company that is worth supporting, especially if voting with your dollar is important to you.
BoingBoing
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David Bowie and Trevor Jones's soundtrack to Jim Henson's fantastical film Labyrinth, starring Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King, will be reissued on vinyl next month for the first time since its release in 1986. (These days an original pressing goes for around $75-$100.) To complement Trevor Jones's synthesizer/orchestra score, Bowie wrote five original songs for Labyrinth, including Underground, As The World Falls Down, and the classic Magic Dance. With Magic Dance, "the song for Jareth and the baby, sung by them and the goblins in the castle throne room - I had problems,” Bowie said at the time. “The baby I used in the recording studios couldnt, or wouldnt, put more than two gurgles together, so I ended up doing the baby-gurgle chorus myself! It’s an up-tempo song, and visually exciting.” Labyrinth LP (Amazon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwVqOs3Aess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvLnPO9t4Wg
Sky News
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Because we know that Donald Trump is it perching his first hundred days and this is an opportunity for them to display a certain kind of controlled influence. And take a powerful position. He is doing a very dangerous for magic and of the moment. Deploying mature.
Western Morning News
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Ever wanted to have a go a gliding? Now is your chance thanks to an open day being held at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.The largest gliding club in the South West has enabled its members to enjoy the magic of gliding for more than 60 years. The club has a modern fleet of club gliders, good club facilities and a team ofBritish Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructors, who provide training to help new members to learn to fly in the skies above the East Devon countryside. The open...
BoingBoing
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At the new Magic Touch Bullet Train Sushi restaurant in Cerritos, California, you order off an iPad menu and the rolls arrive via model bullet trains. I can't wait for them to upgrade to maglev trains. (via Laughing Squid )
Cnet
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CNET gets an early peek at the upcoming animated film and talks to the teams that make the magic happen.