BoingBoing
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Next week, Bonhams is auctioning Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1977 Rolls Royce Camargue. The sticker price was $148,000, approximately $600,000 in today's dollars. It's expected to sell for US$38,000-$46,000. From Bonhams : Not too surprisingly, these cars appealed to the Stars of their day, and according to folklore, this was one of a brace of Camargues bought new by passionate car guys and Rat Pack celebs, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, the latter receiving car JRF 30905. Both were ordered through Bill Harrah's Modern Classic Motors dealership in Reno, Nevada in January 1977, it is said that they were gifts to each other... It is understood that Davis kept the car for several years, after which it migrated to the East Coast, where it has been suggested it was owned by a Mafia boss in the New York area and it is said that this accounts for its revision to a full Mason's black livery with blacked out windows that it still wears. (via Uncrate )
Western Morning News
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A Devon man accused of raping a boy in Torquay has denied ever touching him in a sexual way.Barry Jenkins, 46, denied allegations that he assaulted the teenager and then tried to bribe him by buying him gifts. The defendant, of Cleveland Road in Torquay, has been standing trial at Exeter Crown Court where he has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of raping the child.He is also accused of a separate sexual assault on another teenager. Jenkins has pleaded not guilty. The alleged rape victim was a...
Mashable
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It's the quirky little things about our favorite celebrities that make them that much more endearing. James Corden revealed some of these celeb secret talents on a segment of the Late Late Show . SEE ALSO: James Corden brutally tears apart that Britney Spears biopic In the video above, Andrew Garfield, Kendall Jenner, Stevie Nicks, and Taylor Lautner showcase their hidden talents. All of their gifts are fantastically pointless, which makes them so much more entertaining. But who knows? Maybe Andrew will go up for a gymnast role, in which case that back handspring will come in handy. Read more... More about Talent Show , Taylor Lautner , Stevie Nicks , Andrew Garfield , and Kendall Jenner
Live Science
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In a world where most people have been transformed into flesh-eating zombies, a young girl may be the key to humanity’s survival.
Plymouth Herald
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BoingBoing
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My wife started giving me Calvin Klein boxer briefs for gifts a while ago, and now they are my favorite. No weird tags or seams to irritate my tender skin, and the elastic doesn't wear out and create the droopy drawers effect. Amazon has a sale on a 2-pack for $17.
Washingtons Blog
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Nottingham Evening Post
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We've already had an app demonstrating the tourist highlights of Nottingham - now welcome to one which reveals its hidden shopping and eating spots. Curious shoppers looking for inspirational gifts and fascinating places to socialise off the beaten track can now discover some of the city's more unique, interesting and independent retailers and eateries thanks to a new walking trail and mobile app.The trail aims to make Nottingham's independent sector more available to locals and visiting...
The Event Chronicle
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Life will always present us with endless invitations for us to step into our power and speak our truths. When we say yes to that invitation, not only we are given the chance to heal and empower ourselves, we are also extending that opportunity to others and giving them permission to release their fears and embrace their authority. Own your power and speak your truths. You did not come here to play small and there is nothing humbling about dimming your light. There is only one of you in the universe and you are here because you have unique talents and gifts to contribute to the world. The more you can allow your authenticity to shine, the more life will bring you opportunities for you to step into your soul purpose so you can dream, expand and create with infinite possibilities. Juliet Tang is a Spiritual Life Coach, Certified Hypnotist and Reiki Master who works with individuals from around the world to Heal blockages, Awaken to their true powerful nature and consciously Create lives of wellness, love, purpose and freedom.
Collective Evolution
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Instead of narrowing our focus on the misfortunes plaguing our world, let us look to the future with bright eyes and open minds. This article is a list of technologies and present innovations — of realizations and higher vibrations. We, as a collective, can either get sucked into the spiraling delusion of doomsday, or we can soar into the future with power, passion, and freewilldeciding for ourselves the future of humanity. Artificial Intelligence This newly developed applied science of formula and invention has bestowed each human being with a second brain to help us solve, create, and teach. Thinking machines have transformed our society. But let's remember, machines will not solve all of our issues, and we're not after a world of transhumanism. But machines can help us thrive in automation, allowing us to have many basic needs met and use our time to enjoy earth, contribute to community and explore our gifts without the incessant need to work just to survive.
Mondoweiss
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Now, they just have to find enough free-spending customers to keep the place afloat. In many ways, the center is a reflection of the fragile local economy, which has been flooded by consumer goods from Israel that few people can afford. Stifled by the blockade, Gaza produces very little on its own, and poverty and unemployment have soared. The mall, like the rest of electricity-starved Gaza, requires a generator to keep the power flowing. In the short term, the mall appears to be thriving. Thousands of Gazans have visited as it slowly opened in recent weeks, buying shoes and clothes from the Turkish chainDe Facto,” searching for gifts and school supplies in the bookstore and heading up to the fourth-floor food court to enjoy burgers, pizza and ice cream ... While Gazans refer to a handful of small shopping centers as “malls,” the Capital Mall is the first to be built according to global standards .
Washingtons Blog
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The Event Chronicle
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Yet, ultimately you dont choose what supports your life. Your soul does. From the bird’s eye view, your soul knows the divine match for your gifts + the needs of others. That is the exchange that will support your life. I will boldly say that if you are not thriving in health and finances (yes, I mean both at once), you have not reached the core of your soul’s work, yet. Each of us has many things that we could do, but there is one direction that will ignite your passion and vitality more than anything else. And THAT is what will support your life, in the form of money, gifts, opportunities, relationshipswhatever it takes for you, as an individual to thrive. Your soul has a plan. While you are sidestepping your soul work, even in small ways that may seem inconsequential, you are limiting your capacity to have a thriving livelihood and lifestyle.
Ashford Herald
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There are more than 500 amazing gifts up for grabs in our first ever Golden Envelope giveaway - and it's so easy to be in with a chance to win.Kent Live has teamed up with the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells to bring you an array of glittering prizes and all you have to do is collect tokens from your Kent and Sussex Courier, Sevenoaks Chronicle or East Grinstead Courier.There are way too many goodies to list here, but here's a few to get you give you a tantalising glimpse...
Techradar - Reviews
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The Moksha desktop environment can also be thoroughly customised through the addition of Modules. These are little gadgets that provide application launchers, volume and backlight controls, and a system tray. Modules live in containers called Shelves, and the default setup comprises a single shelf at the bottom with a menu, desktop pager, application list and other things wed expect to find there. Additional shelves with more widgetry can be added around the edges of the screen. This makes extensive personalisation possible, but can seem clunky at times. Final verdict It perhaps isnt quite suitable for beginners, but Bodhi Linux is one of the nicest gifts you could give your old hardware. 5 of the most popular Raspberry Pi distros 10 of the best Linux distros for privacy fiends and security buffs 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros 10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros
Daily Express - Chelsea F.C
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THE chant from the crowd was long and loud. 'Antonio, Antonio' they sang as Chelsea romped 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Forbes
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With free gifts, the Academy Awards and tax time always go together. But this year, there are extra tax issues for Oscar celebs paid to wear designer clothes.
Apartment Therapy
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Navigating the world of registry etiquette is tough work. To put together The Registry Rule Book , we asked some industry experts to weigh in and answer some of the hardest questions engaged couples might have. There's a lot to look forward to as you're gearing up to get married, but be honest: A tiny part of you is really psyched that you might finally have an excuse to ask for a KitchenAid mixer. But the thing is, it's really a gift for you more than your useless-in-the-kitchen future spouse. Is it cool to ask your wedding guests to buy a gift that's really just for one of you? READ MORE »
The Points Guy
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Reader Randy C. emailed us last week after receiving a Form 1099-MISC from Chase. The form reported $1,000 of income for referring a total of 20 people for the Southwest Premier and Plus cards. Randy had done some research and wrote us, Since a referral bonus doesn't require you to spend money to get rewards it [is] considered income, and a 1099-misc will be sent out for any bonuses of $600 or more in a calendar year. So, are bank referral bonuses actually taxable? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Maybe... Eventually. Technically, anything you receive is taxable unless the tax code says that it isn't [ 26 U.S. Code § 61 ]. Find $20 on the street, and you technically have $20 of taxable income. However, getting a $20 gift from a family member isn't taxable, as the tax code excludes gifts from income [ 26 U.S. Code § 102 ] — though the donor might be responsible for gift tax in certain circumstances.
Futurity
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Also, the concept of reciprocity played a role. For liking, reciprocation is a good thing, Elfenbein says. You keep dates, you give gifts, you have shared, positive experiences. But to get the benefits of competition, such as promotions or perks, you don't need it to be reciprocated. And when you don't get that feeling back, it's hard to gauge who's truly competing against you. For a manager in the workplace who wants a strong and cohesive team, transparency and uncrossable lines appear to be the key in maintaining the balance, the researchers say. You want to promote a climate where there is friendly competition, Elfenbein says. At the car dealership, everybody knows they are competing against each other. Entire salaries can be based on performance. But if you create a climate where there are boundaries you don't cross, you can make space for mutual healthy competition to be rewarded.
Western Daily Press
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As spring arrives, so do new gardening tools, sundries, gadgets and seeds, which are timely additions to the wealth of possible presents to give your gardening mum on Mother's Day. I broke my old garden fork last year, so if my children are reading this, can you get me a new one? Preferably one of the new Xact range from Fiskars (fiskars.com), as they are light but have heavy-duty forged steel forks and, more importantly, come in two lengths. Priced £34.99 for medium or £39.99 for ...
Ashford Herald
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Police hunting two suspected burglars have released CCTV images of two people that may be able to help them with their enquiries.The burglary is reported to have occurred between 11.30pm on November 13 (2016) and 2.30am on 14 November 2016 when a bag was reportedly stolen from a house in Hinchcliffe Way, Margate containing money and gift cards.Officers have obtained CCTV from Debenhams in Westwood Cross where one of the gifts cards was used on December 18.Read more: A man has suffered serious...
Techradar
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" More supporting text found on the listing explains how some refurbished items have never been used and may have been returned as unwanted gifts, or the box may have minor cosmetic damage. The only other disclaimer to note reads: " The item will come with the accessories / cables required for the item to function but may not have additional accessories. " Worst case scenario, we'd say there's a small chance some of the paperwork or the demo disc is be missing. Not exactly a problem as setup is simple enough, the manuals are available online and you can download the demos for free from PSN. Note: as you're probably also aware, all PlayStation VR units require the additional purchase of a PlayStation 4 camera in order to work. Check out our PlayStation VR deals page for the best prices on those. A look around past completed listings on eBay from private sellers shows used PlayStation VR units sold for no lower than 300, and often quite a lot more.