25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… good. For example, changing the oil in your car may sound like a good idea, but by the time that you purchase the oil and filters, it may cost you more money than going to a mechanic. Even worse, if youve never changed the oil in your car and make a mistake youll now have an additional expense: paying a mechanic to repair the damage that youve done. 14. Cord-cutting One of the most popular trends when it comes to saving money is through cord-cutting. The thing is its not for everyone. If you …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

… Cornwall shared a touching photo of the Queen in 1952 with a 4-year-old Prince Charles. The Queen was born in 1926, the same year as the 1st ever transatlantic telephone call.#QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #Queenat91 pic.twitter.com/N5eKLw3uJI The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2017 @KensingtonRoyal the official Twitter account for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also tweeted a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip in an open top car, with the younger …

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Woman Has Crappiest Day Ever When She Gets Hand Stuck In Toilet

April 19, 2017

Gracie Henderson was having a tough time with the move into her new home in New Caney. A water pipe busted in the wall the day I moved in. I got my car stuck in the mud in the front yard. My brand new lawn mower stopped working, she told the Houston Chronicle. Henderson thought she might be able to fix the clogged commode by sticking her hand into the pot. Henderson now needs a new toilet for the home, but she already has something that is almost as important: a new plunger, donated …

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… but my work as well.” He added: “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and all sorts of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.” ‘Head in the sand’ The Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. Prince Harry said: “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… associated with the genuine article. Bohner disappears into the story. You could easily swap her out for, say, a very expensive sports car. Owning a Porsche also comes with difficulties you pay more for service and parts, valet parkers race to greet you, store salesmen assume youll pay full price. The Porsche lacks substance its just a vessel to make you look good. To Lewis and to his New York Post counterpart, the hot woman lacks substance, serving only to reflect glory on her owner. She is …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Hospital parking ‘unreasonably stressful’, says RAC – BBC News

April 7, 2017

The RAC asked all 206 hospital trusts in England questions under a freedom of information request in 2016. More than 160 responded and the majority – 125 – charged for car parking. NHS hospitals break parking fees record Parking fees rise at ‘third of hospitals’ Forty trusts said they do not allow drivers to pay for parking when they exit the car park – leaving people to guess how long they would need to be in hospital and making some rush back to their car …

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Officer: Black man’s fatal shooting had nothing to do with race

April 3, 2017

… next month on a felony manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, on September 16. “What we saw on that video is what my dad always taught us to do if we were pulled up by a police officer: put your hands in the air and put your hands on the car,” she said. “And my brother did what my father taught us.” She said her brother died because Shelby “didn’t pause.” “And because she didn’t pause, my family, …

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4 April Fools’ Day pranks that went horribly wrong and I am so sorry

April 2, 2017

… very sorry for them. 1. The Old Immovable Quarter Prank. April 1, 2013: It was a warm afternoon. I was on my lunch break and eating outside on a picnic table in the park when I decided to have a little fun. I went back to my car and grabbed some glue and a quarter and glued it to the ground so I could laugh at all the passersby who tried to pick it up. Within minutes, a man bent down to grab the coin and could not lift it. I laughed and laughed but nobody else seemed to think it was funny. …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

(CNN)The policewoman switches on her patrol car siren and says “Let’s go.” A mechanical fault on my bicycle hardly seems justification for a police escort through downtown Chihshang to find a repair store. But Taiwan’s Cycle Route No. 1 — a two-wheeled circumnavigation around the island — is not to be taken lightly. Moving pictures Taiwan’s love affair with cycling began in the 1980s with the rise of homegrown cycle manufacturer, …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… economics professor at Kings College London, said there was plenty of evidence to suggest that the single market had been good for the UK. “A lot of industries are dependent on the EU not just for zero tariffs, but also for regulation,” he said, pointing in particular to the car and pharmaceuticals sectors. After leaving, the two alternatives are either setting up the country’s own regulatory structure, which takes time and is complicated, or using the EU’s, in which case …

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