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The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone — should anyone — try to top that? Sochi has showcased President Vladimir Putin’s …Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter OlympicsTelegraph.co.ukPower...

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors are absent from the list entirely, it’s even more notorious — from Bruce Beresford, whose …What to drink during this year’s Academy AwardsFox NewsWho Will Win...

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council moved a step closer Friday to make L.A. the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a controversial oil and gas drilling practice. In a 10-0 vote, Council members voted unanimously …Los Angeles Becomes Largest City to Approve Fracking MoratoriumDe Smog Blog (blog)Amid Los Angeles...

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you can give someone a hug and everything will be OK? Doubtful. I think the movie is made for …Michael O’Neill: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ deserves its Oscars 2014 accoladesZap2it.com...

3 Things We Learned From the Winter OlympicsHuffington PostIf you’re like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I’m always a proponent of getting off the couch and getting moving, but this year, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the Winter Olympics. Every event, every … …read more Source:...

Los Angeles TimesHappy International Polar Bear Day! The polar bear conservation group Polar Bears International, has set aside Feb. 27 as a special day to celebrate those furry white giants of the North, and to remind the public that it is not too late to help them. The struggle …It’s International Polar Bear Day. Why are humans so wild about fur?Christian...

5 Social Media Rules for Job SeekersHuffington PostIt would be nice if articles like this could begin, and end with, “don’t be an idiot,” but the world we live in does not allow for that possibility. While it’s true that much can be said on this topic is “common sense,” there are many things you may … and more …read...

USA TODAYIntent on clearing their names, Gordon and his sponsor teamed up again. They brought one of those Internet doubters — Travis Okulski from the car blog Jalopnik — down to Charlotte under the ruse that he would be test driving a new Corvette. After a long …Jeff Gordon Takes Reporter for Wild Revenge RideMashableWATCH: NJ journalist screams for...

New York Daily NewsKaty Perry can check baby nurse off her bucket list. The “Dark Horses” songstress took to Twitter to reveal she helped deliver a baby in a living room on Wednesday. RELATED: KATY PERRY, JOHN MAYER SPLIT: REPORT. ‘Finally you can add “helps …Katy Perry Helps Deliver a Baby After John Mayer SplitUs MagazineKaty Perry Helped...

Chicago TribunePaula Deen’s $100 million empire crumbled last year after she admitted to using a racial slur in her everyday life, and as she continues campaigning to repair her public image with a $75 million investment deal on her side, the celebrity chef has compared her …Paula Deen says she’s ‘fighting to get my name back’Los Angeles...

7Online WSVN-TVAP Fashion Writer. PARIS (AP) – The first big day of Paris ready-to-wear shows mixed up iconic fashion veterans like Dries Van Noten with a whole new sort of fashion player: H&M. It may be a tricky ride ahead for the main street shop, which is now …Paris Fashion Week: New designers chase the dreamFinancial TimesParis Fashion Week autumn/winter...

ABC NewsNASA admitted today that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned during his July 16 spacewalk last year because information about a previous water leak didn’t make its way up the chain of command. In a damning report unveiled today, …NASA could have prevented near-drowning of astronaut during July spacewalk …Fox NewsNear Fatal Helmet...

Top 8 Most Inspiring Moments From the Winter Olympics for Any Fitness …Huffington Post (blog)We can all learn a little something when it comes to the Olympics. Whether it’s newfound national pride, some competitive spirit, or realizing just how beautiful the globally adored competition really is, the Olympics have something for everyone. This … ...

Academy Awards 2014: Foreign Language FilmsHuffington PostThis is the third time that actor Mads Mikkelsen has starred in a film that earned an Academy Award Foreign Language nomination. The previous two were After the Wedding (2006) and The Royal Affair (2012). In The Hunt, he plays Lucas, a beloved … …read more Source: Academy Awards News From...

Solving the San Francisco Housing Shortage: Lessons Learned From SeattleHuffington PostThe accessibility of housing in San Francisco has been an issue gaining steam over the past several years. Last December, Mayor Ed Lee announced an executive directive ordering relevant city departments to prioritize the permitting of new housing … …read more Source:...

BBC NewsThe red carpet for Sunday’s academy awards was rolled out late Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Organisers arranged for it to be laid a day early due to Wednesday’s threat of rain. Approximately 1,500 man hours are required to lay the 25,000 square feet of …Chart: 2014 Best Picture Oscar Nominations By IMDB KeywordBusinessweekOscars offer hope...

Bloomberg“The fact that the situation in Kiev is relatively calm is due to the fact the city is in a state of shock,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Moscow. “They must receive official legal status, otherwise these …Mourners Hold Memorial to Honor Slain Protesters in KievNBCNews.comFollowing Bloody...

abc7news.comSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There’s a new warning for pet owners in San Francisco about tainted meatballs and this time it’s directed toward a new neighborhood. Poisonous meatballs were first found in the Twin Peaks neighborhood on Crestline Drive.3rd Case Of Poison Meatballs? New Sidewalk Discovery In SF Richmond DistrictCBS LocalPoisonous meatballs...

ForbesIt’s hard to imagine a life before social media, even though sites like Facebook and Twitter have been around for less than a decade. As businesses look back over that decade, they can easily see how these sites are changing the way they do everything.What Men Share on Social Media But Not With YouTIME (blog)Sochi Social-Media Recap: Top Moments from Facebook,...

The Power of Social Media in HealthcareHuffington Post (blog)When we looked at the social media landscape of healthcare CIOs, it could only be described as a ghost town. We found a grand total of six healthcare representatives among the 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter. This was unfortunate, since the healthcare … …read more Source: Social Media News...

Bob Paris, Former Mr. Universe, Talks About Coming Out: ‘My Life Was …Huffington PostIn the 1980s, the chiseled Bob Paris was seen as the picture-perfect macho man. He had risen to the top of his game as a professional bodybuilder, earning the coveted title of Mr. Universe in 1983. The public celebrated his athleticism and admired his … …read...

NewsOK.comMeet the only car that that can pass the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, says the Huffington Post. The Hennessey Venom GT broke the speed record for a production car, hitting 270.49 mph earlier this month during a run on the former space shuttle landing strip at …Hennessey Venom GT sets speed record reaching 270.49 mphSlashGearHennessey Venom GT becomes...

Honolulu Civil BeatJust five months before the first votes are cast, likely Democratic primary voters are evenly split on who to support for the U.S. Senate. A new Civil Beat Poll shows U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa with 40 percent each. Another …New Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Sen. Brian Schatz And Rep. Colleen …Huffington Post all...

Guardian Liberty VoiceJustin Bieber was offered a sweetheart plea deal this week by the Florida State Attorney in connection with Bieber’s recent arrest in Miami on DUI, reckless driving, and resisting arrest charges. Bieber was arrested on January 23rd in Miami, Florida in what …Justin Bieber Retiring In Canada? ‘All That Matters’ Singer Twitter,...

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising:...

TIMEFormer Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attend a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association meeting in Boston this week with embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Romney’s attendance at the Thursday fundraiser, first …Chris Christie Rejects White House Dinner InviteABC News (blog)Chris Christie to skip dinner with President...

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.WhatsApp Is Whats up in Tech WorldGuardian Liberty VoiceFacebook’s $24b deal targets mobile usersAsiaOneFacebook...

USA TODAYOscar’s best-picture race already is considered a nail-biter. But it could also launch a film into the history books. With 10 nominations apiece, American Hustle and Gravity enter the March 2 Academy Awards as two of the rare films to compete for …Potent stories, performances could make ’12 Years a Slave’ big winner at OscarsMilwaukee...

USA TODAYAfter a turbulent past few months, Justin Bieber appears to be spending some quality time with his mom. The two hung out in a recording studio in Atlanta where Bieber is currently renting out a huge house, E! News reports, and mom Pattie Mallette laid …Justin Bieber Records Song With Mom, Plus Details on His New Atlanta Rental …E! OnlineWill Justin...

Chris Christie’s Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor SeekersHuffington PostWASHINGTON — In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major change at the top of the Drumthwacket Foundation, a nonprofit that has restored and helps maintain the majestic, white-columned governor’s … ...

Huffington PostAt the Social Media and Political Participation lab at NYU we have been closely following social media activity related to the protests since they began in November, collecting Twitter and Facebook data related to key protest hashtags. Our findings …Social Media and Christian Ministry: Reaching the World for the Kingdom of GodChristianityToday.comStudy...

On the “A” w/Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help TooHuffington PostIn the past few years, the lack of diversity on fashion runways has garnered mainstream attention through activists such as legendary model, Bethann Hardison. But Black Dress, a new exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, aims to expand that focus to … …read more Source:...

Courts Rule In Favor Of Honolulu RailHuffington PostTwo federal court rulings Tuesday all but assured Honolulu’s $5.2 billion rail project will be built between East Kapolei and Ala Moana Center. Not only did judges in the U.S. District Court of Hawaii and 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals find that the … …read more Source: Honolulu News Feed...

New York Daily NewsLONDON — Watch out: The humble rubber rain boot has arrived with a big splash at the London fashion scene. Hunter, best known for those sturdy, no-nonsense wellies seen on trendy young attendees of music festivals like Glastonbury, debuted its …London Fashion Week Day 3: Cara, Kate Lead PackABC NewsHunter Borrows Some Ideas From Burberry...

Seattle Post IntelligencerShowtime has renewed Shameless and House of Lies, the network announced Tuesday. Pilot Season: Get all the latest news. The fourth season of House of Lies and fifth season of Shameless will each consist of 12 episodes that will air in 2015. Production …Showtime Renews Shameless and House of LiesTV.com‘Shameless’ Renewed for...

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