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Sweet Dreams in Seven Heavenly European Inns. Photo When is a hotel a treasure?

Sweet Dreams in Seven Heavenly European Inns

When it’s small enough to feel like home, whimsical enough to convey the local culture, warm enough to anticipate needs and surprising enough to refresh at first sight. Four Men, Sharing Rent, and Friendship, for 18 Years. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

Here's What Happens to Google Employees When They Die. It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google (GOOG) are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for Googlers extends into the afterlife.

Here's What Happens to Google Employees When They Die

“This might sound ridiculous,” Bock told me recently in a conversation on the ever-evolving benefits at Google, “But we’ve announced death benefits at Google.” We were scheduled for a talk on Google’s widening age-gap (the oldest Googler is currently 83); I wanted to know how child- and healthcare benefits have evolved as the company has scaled. [More from Forbes: How To Handle A Personal Crisis At Work] House of the Day: French Castle, Napa-Style - WSJ.

House of the Day: Geometry at Home - WSJ. House of the Day: Rainforest Living in Australia—Photos - WSJ. 40 Incredible Secret Places Most Travelers Don't Know About. The Last One Blew Me Away... These 21 Awesome Food Hacks Will Change How You Eat. Being an adult and preparing food for yourself can be a boring, tiresome business.

These 21 Awesome Food Hacks Will Change How You Eat

Fear no more. We have some tips to help you out. We found 21 awesome food hacks that’ll make eating so much better, you won’t know how you even lived before. Preparing for cookouts and parties is easy when you know these ridiculously simple tips. Summer 2014, we’re ready for you. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) Bills Itself as ‘New York’s Inmate Superstore’ It Happened to Me: My Boyfriend Died.

He drank Mountain Dew Code Red.

It Happened to Me: My Boyfriend Died

His favorite piece of clothing was a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, because he was born in Texas. He used American Crew hair gel. RGw3Rgk.png 721×377 pixels. Pythagorean cup. Cross section Cross section of a Pythagorean cup.

Pythagorean cup

A Pythagorean cup (also known as a Pythagoras cup, a Greedy Cup or a Tantalus cup) is a form of drinking cup that forces its user to imbibe only in moderation. Credited to Pythagoras of Samos, it allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. Explore Wall Decals at Blik. Kyle.Thompson's Photostream. At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty (and Sales) “We want to take experiences that are more passive and make them as interactive as possible — moving from, ‘Cool, look at that talking bird,’ to ‘Wow, amazing, that bird is talking directly to me,’ ” said Bruce Vaughn, chief creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering.

At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty (and Sales)

Guests will not be forced to use the MagicBand system, and people who do try it will decide how much information to share. An online options menu, for instance, will offer various controls: Do you want park employees to know your name? The Economics of Solar Power for Your Home. The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself?

The Economics of Solar Power for Your Home

The short answer: It depends on where you live. That doesn't just mean how sunny it is, though weather obviously matters. Just as important are subsidies, such as tax credits and rebates, which differ from state to state and between cities. Another big local factor: how much you currently pay for electricity—because it determines what you can expect to save each month once you start producing your own power. We asked Clean Power Research, a research outfit in Seattle that has designed numerous online solar calculators, to run through scenarios in five U.S. cities to show how return on investment in a home solar-energy project can differ depending on location.

The Lonely Redemption of Sandy Lewis, Wall Street Provocateur. Xi Jinping Returns Amid Tumult in China. On Saturday, the diplomatic tensions boiled over, with hundreds of demonstrators throwing rocks and eggs at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, while smaller protests erupted in up to 40 other Chinese cities.

Xi Jinping Returns Amid Tumult in China

Unconfirmed reports said some of the protests turned violent, with protesters said to have burned down a Toyota dealership. Demonstrators were demanding that Japan give control of a small group of islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkaku in Japan. Both countries claim them as part of their territory, but Japan exercises control over them. Because any public gatherings are tightly controlled in China, it seemed likely that at least one faction in the government approved of Saturday’s protests. Protesters near the embassy in Beijing carried Chinese flags and pictures of the founding Communist leader Mao Zedong. The police limited the number of protesters on the street outside the embassy; some people ate lunch on the roadside while they waited for their turn to march.

Mr. A New Marriage License and Each Other, and Little Else. 60 Highly Clever Minimal Logo Designs. Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever.

60 Highly Clever Minimal Logo Designs

In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs. The Debt-Free College Degree. When she was six, Elaine Klaiklung emigrated from Thailand to the U.S. with her mother, a single parent who earns $20,000 a year working in a Charlotte grocery store. By graduating in the top 3 percent of her high school class, she met or surpassed the admission requirements for scores of U.S. universities, but she wished to remain in North Carolina. “I wanted to stay close to my mom,” she says. “My whole life, I’ve only had her and she’s only had me.” Klaiklung applied to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Davidson College and got into both. The Egg.

The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. And that’s when you met me. Girl Is Pioneer at Quarterback for Florida High School. What My Son's Disabilities Taught Me About 'Having It All' - National. What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress? Lindsay Morris Above, a boy prepares for a fashion show at a camp for gender-variant children and their families. More Photos »

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We'd spend half an hour looking at every cereal box with a Disney character on the front. For Many Athletes, One Nation Won’t Do. Getting started.