San Francisco was getting back to normal a day after Batkid took the city by storm.
Miles Scott, 5, vanquished enemies in a San Francisco transformed into Batman’s Gotham City.
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Mario Batali's first ristorante features a region of Italy each month with authentic, imported ingredients on the ever-changing menu. The mainstay – a collaboration with Joe Bastianich -- has won acclaim since it opened in 1998 from the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant Award to its 2013 Best Of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Despite the challenge of getting a reservation – the entire Greenwich Village venue seats only 90 – the spot remains a local favorite and a fierce competitor in the never-ending debate over the best Italian in the city.
Located in a landmark building just off Washington Square Park, Blue Hill has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement since it opened in 2000. Chef Dan Barber focuses on the bounty of the Hudson Valley, with special attention to his family-run Stone Barns Farm, from which he plucks the freshest produce and sources humanely-raised meat and poultry. Diners can opt for Blue Hill's regular menu or choose the "Farmer's Feast," a five-course tasting inspired by the week's harvest.
Chef Daniel Boulud's renowned, three Michelin star restaurant Daniel turned 20 this year, and the Upper East Side classic is still cooking on all four burners. Daniel's neo-classical decor provides the perfect backdrop for seasonally-inspired...
(CNN) -- A spokesman for eBay said Sunday that the company has removed items described as Holocaust memorabilia from its online auction site.
The removal comes after an investigation by Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, which reported that a uniform and a pair of shoes purportedly belonging to concentration camp victims and yellow Star of David armbands were among items offered on the site.
"We are very sorry that these items have been listed on eBay and we are removing them," eBay spokesman Steve Heywood said. "We don't allow listings of this nature, and dedicate thousands of staff to policing our site and use the latest technology to detect items that shouldn't be for sale. We very much regret that we didn't live up to our own standards. We have made a donation to charity to reflect our concern."
A California woman was recently ticketed for driving wearing Google Glass. Comments from Twitter and Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:
This is what happens when laws cannot keep up with technology.
21 year old Kyle Thompson spent the majority of his teen years driven by anxiety, preventing him from involving himself with other people and halting his talent. That was until he realised he could be the subject of his own work.
Shooting on a Canon 60D, Kyle experimented with desk lamps for fog lights and flour for stardust, exploring off the beaten track and took some of these incredible self-portraits, photographs that turned out so good- he’s left his delivery boy job behind and become a pro photographer, with no formal photographic education.
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
American singer Katy Perry is very particular with the treatments that she uses to take care of her skin and she prefers to avoid invasive procedures.
“I do not do anything with needles. I submit myself to treatments whenever I can but I like things that are not invasive. I do not even like facials because they irritate my skin. About twice a year I get a laser treatment that revitalizes my skin” said the artist to the British edition of Marie Claire magazine.
Katy also ensures of washing her face and to remove any traces of makeup before going to sleep so that her skin stays fresh and free of impurities.
“When I come back from a concert the first thing I do is to wash my face. I think it’s good not to sleep with makeup. I also use a spray with grape seed extract that helps to relax the skin,”
Currently, the pace of most people is faster which prevents us to take time to prepare a healthy meal.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mauled after jumping into a Bronx Zoo tiger den will have to spend time in a mental health facility as part of his conditional discharge.
The New York Daily News reports that David Villalobos pleaded guilty Tuesday to trespassing.
The 26-year-old Mahopac, N.Y., resident must spend one year in the psychiatric facility as part of a plea bargain deal.
Villalobos jumped from a monorail train that tours the zoo's Wild Asia exhibit in September 2012. He scaled a fence to reach the Siberian...
Two of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood have been filled.
Dakota Johnson will star as Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the erotically charged novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Author E.L. James announced the news on Monday morning in a number of bombshell tweets. She started with Johnson, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Distributor Focus Features confirmed it shortly thereafter.
"I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," the first tweet said, ending months of breathless speculation.
Moments later James wrote, "The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."
Animation is a skill; it’s a creative talent that lends itself to many hours of practice, patience and professional development. While ten years ago animators outside of Disney went unnoticed or found it difficult to break into the ever competitive industry, today, thanks to YouTube, they now have a platform to showcase their immense talents to an audience they could only have dreamt of reaching in the past.
Last week this video went viral. Since it went live 12 days ago it’s attracted more than 16,000,000 views. It’s the 5th video on the Youtube channel CharstarleneTV and every video is written by and stars Charlene deGuzman.
Her content is awesome and this video raises a really serious question. Is our addiction to phones causing a lack of interaction with one another? One of the top comments on the video was this quote -
“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
― Albert Einstein
Google has acquired Flutter, a gesture recognition company whose technology lets people control music and movies on their desktop by waving their hands.
Flutter makes an application for Mac and Windows machines that lets people control programs like iTunes and Quicktime by capturing gestures using the computer’s webcam.
“We will be continuing our research at Google,” Flutter CEO Navneet Dalal announced Wednesday on the company’s website.
A Google spokeswoman said the company would be supporting Flutter’s research. The deal has already closed and terms were not disclosed.
Flutter’s team will be joining Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., to continue their research efforts.
"Despite numerous checkpoints and gate agents, officials at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport say a 9-year-old was somehow able to sneak through security and onto a Delta flight headed to Las Vegas."
That's the report from Minneapolis-St. Paul TV station KARE 11, which says the "security mishap" came Thursday when the boy sneaked into the airport and onto Delta Flight 1651 to Las Vegas.
FULL REPORT: 9-year-old sneaks onto plane at Minneapolis-St, Paul airport (KARE 11)
Pat Hogan, spokesperson for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), confirmed the incident to KARE, but says it wasn't the result of an airport shortcoming.
"At this point, this is a Delta and TSA issue," Hogan tells KARE. "This is a rare incident."
If you expected twerking from Miley Cyrus during her Saturday Night Live gig, you were sorely disappointed.
"School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth," he added.
"Education Is Rebellion. If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth."
Finally, Smith -- a close pal of Justin Bieber -- declared:
If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society . . . Everybody Get Off Your Phones And Go Do What You Actually Wanna Do."
The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.
"You think that everything that could be known about the land surface is known, but it's not," said Jonathan Bamber, lead study author and a geographer at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
"There's still so much to learn about the planet."
The great gorge meanders northward from Summit, the highest point in central Greenland, toward Petermann Glacier on the northwest coast, covering more than 460 miles (750 kilometers). Researchers think the ravine could be even longer, but they don't yet have the data to prove where the canyon peters out deep under the interior ice sheet.
"It may actually go farther south," Bamber told LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet.
University of Delaware physicist Bakhtiyar Ruzybayev is the study's corresponding author.
Cosmic rays are known to reach energies above 100 billion giga-electron volts (1011 GeV). The data reported in this latest paper cover the energy range from 1.6 times 106 GeV to 109 GeV.
Researchers are particularly interested in identifying cosmic rays in this interval because the transition from cosmic rays produced in the Milky Way Galaxy to "extragalactic" cosmic rays, produced outside our galaxy, is expected to occur in this energy range.
Ruzybayev pointed out that the cosmic-ray energy spectrum does not follow a simple power law between the "knee" around 4 PeV (peta-electron volts) and the "ankle" around 4 EeV (exa-electron volts), as previously thought, but exhibits features like hardening around 20 PeV and steepening around 130 PeV.
IceTop consists of 81 stations in its final configuration, covering an area of one square kilometer on the South Pole surface above the detectors of IceCube, which are buried over a mile deep in the ice. The research has been published online in Physical Review D, a leading journal in elementary particle physics.
• 200 g of white chocolate chips
• 100 g of butter
• 3 eggs
• Sugar 100 g
• 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
• 80 g of all-purpose flour
• Puffed rice, black chocolate chips, walnuts, cashews or other dried fruits
1. Parkinson’s Disease and Muhammad Ali.
2. Stroke and Antonio Nazareth.
3. Manny Pacquiao and Alzheirmer.
When Craig Lewis aged 55 had been diagnosed with a heart disease so intricate not even a pacemaker could save him, Texan doctors had to think outside of the box. Outstandingly, they developed a revolutionary concept where by they install a device that keeps his blood in continuous flow…without a pulse.
It may be one of the most respected and lauded series on television, but Breaking Bad still gives fans plenty of reasons to laugh (Walt Jr.'s fondness for breakfast; Jesse's penchant for Gatorade, magnets and science).
With only six more episodes (after Sunday night's second one) to go as it steamrolls toward what's sure to be a gut-wrenching finale, let's reflect on some of the best Breaking Bad parodies, whether YouTube sensations or late-night TV spoofs.
• 1 disk of rectangular mass for puff pastry cake.
• 1 Kgr of apples
• 100 grams of raisins
• 100 g of chopped nuts
• 2 tbsp of butter (30 gr.)
• 1 cup of sugar
• 50 gr bread crumbs
• 2 tbsp of cinnamon
• 1 tsp of cooking rum
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Online Degree #1: Bachelor's in Business Administration
Has your nine to five job kept you from pursuing the business administration degree you've always wanted? Consider studying online.
Online Degree #2: Associate's in Dental Hygiene
If you thought the only way to study dental hygiene was by driving to and from school every day, think again!
Online Degree #3: Bachelor's in Fashion Design
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Source: Landmark Custom Homes
By Joanne Cleaver
Of all the misfired home improvements that Daniel Fries has observed in his 30 years as a home appraiser, aquariums top his list of 2012 loss leaders — home improvements that offered little to no return on investment.
“It’s not a prudent investment,” deadpans Fries, who is based in Atlanta. The tank’s glass fogs, while grimy filters emit an odor of rotting seaweed. Even worse — yes, it gets worse — some owners repurpose fish aquariums as reptile dwellings. And few things send a potential home buyer fleeing faster than the sight of a bull snake in the dining room.
Aquariums top our list of “improvements” with poor return on investment, but every project on that list has at least one thing in common: a profound mismatch between a homeowner’s intent and a neighborhood’s standards.
Local culture, preferences, and market conditions dictate return on improvements. Sink your money into amenities that don’t reflect the norm for your immediate area, and you won’t even gain a 5 percent premium over neighboring homes, regardless of what you spent, says Kevin Cross, owner of the Anchorage, AK-based real estate agency Cross & Associates.
Rome (CNN) -- The cardinals who must pick a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he steps down on February 28 could meet to make the decision sooner than thought, a Vatican spokesman said Saturday.
The conclave, the meeting which will bring together the 117 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, could start before March 15 if all the cardinals are already in Rome, Father Federico Lombardi said.
Lombardi had previously said the conclave was likely to start between March 15 and 19.
But he gave new details Saturday, saying that because the...
The way you snooze is not scientifically linked to your personality, but it can affect your health.
• How momentary transitions can safeguard your romance from betrayal
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Sure, singing telegrams are not as popular as they used to be. If you're looking to surprise someone, though, or just put the spotlight on him or her for a couple of minutes, look no further. If you really want to ramp up the shock, you can have a singing telegram delivered on live television.
That's what happened to weather and traffic reporter Amy Aaronson of WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.
After finishing the forecast and traffic report, Aaronson is visibly shocked as a loud voice is heard from offscreen. Then, "Captain Telegram," the man hired to sing her birthday wishes, bursts in front of camera with her and starts performing his routine.
We all love to send quick text messages, right? Texts can show our undying love, growing devotion for someone, and anticipation about an upcoming great time with a date.
However, there a few texts you can send that will have a man running for the door instead of bringing him closer to you. Below are seven types of text messages that no man really wants to see… ever.
Scary text #1: “I can’t stop thinking about you”
Scary text #2: “We need to talk”
Women have more nightmares than men.
What you smell while you sleep affects the contents of your dreams.
Sleeping brain is similar to awake brain.
Dreaming eases pain.
Because of that, Feb. 15 starts the busy season for divorce lawyers, as people who were unhappy with their marriages heading into the day often decide that they no longer want to be with the one they used to love.
A study of divorce filings in New York, Illinois and California by...
The country climbed five places in the 'ranking' of happiness and came to the first place. Doubts by economy.
Although several years have been very close, for the first time Colombia is the happiest country in the world, according to the Global barometer of happiness and hope, that performed in 54 countries worldwide network (Win - Gallup International) market research companies.
Last year, in the same survey, we were the sixth place behind countries very prosperous as the Netherlands and Switzerland.
This year, we are first, followed by Malaysia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.
President Obama called for colleges to rein in their costs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But new data shows those who attend schools with lower tuition often end up paying in other ways.
Students who go to the most affordable four-year public colleges are more...
A 12-year-old recently had quite the show-and-tell at school: According to the Detroit News, she brought a backpack stuffed with $20,000 in cash.
Police, who declined to name the girl, said the student received it from a child who lives across the street from her in Taylor, outside of Detroit.
Word got around at the local Sixth Grade Academy that the girl was handing out cash to her friends. That’s when the principal stepped in and called the police.
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