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Jazz & Blues Television. How To Get Pissed Like A Banker In London. Where To Drink Coffees From Around The World In London. There's much more to coffee than the familiar beverage we grab from coffee chains and cafés.

Where To Drink Coffees From Around The World In London

Many countries around the world have their own particular styles of coffees and coffee-making techniques, steeped in history. Here we tell you about where you can drink coffees from around the world in London — by which we don’t mean the origin of single estate coffee beans, but varieties, traditions and rituals. Let's start with the birthplace of coffee. We don't know of any Ethiopian coffee bars or stalls in London (tell us if you do) but many Ethiopian restaurants offer a traditional coffee ceremony at the end of the meal. WiFi Genius w/ UK Plug - Instantly Double Your WiFi Range – Dude Gadgets. NO MORE WiFi Blind Spots!

WiFi Genius w/ UK Plug - Instantly Double Your WiFi Range – Dude Gadgets

Now you can Instantly Double Your WiFi Range and boost wifi signal by simply plugging in Wifi Genius. Wifi Genius is PERFECT for your house, apartment, office building and any other place where there are WiFi blind spots and lets you Enjoy Strong WiFi Signal Anywhere You Go. WiFi Genius was designed to provide True Universal Fit, it's compatible with all kinds of routers and network cards.

Simply plugging in Wifi Genius within the existing WiFi area and following included easy installation steps, you can Instantly Double Your WiFi Range! Metaspoon. Keeping a house clean can be one heck of a challenge, and to be honest, include me in the group of people who are not very good at it.

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I mean, it’s not that I can’t clean, it’s just that I’m lazy about it. So if you show up at my house unannounced, there’s a very high possibility that it will be very dirty and untidy. You’ll find clothes all over the floor, dust on pretty much everything, and the washroom? Ugh… washrooms are the worst! I’m definitely not the only one that absolutely hates cleaning the washroom.

Thanks to HouseholdHacker, we have 7 amazing washroom cleaning hacks to make your washroom its cleanest with the least amount of time and effort as possible! Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say. Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide.

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say

Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide. As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. For one thing, research shows that laptops and tablets have a tendency to be distracting — it's so easy to click over to Facebook in that dull lecture. In the study published in Psychological Science, Pam A. The Cure’s Robert Smith names his Top 30 songs of the ’80s. Robert Smith of The Cure hosted a special two-hour countdown of his top 30 favorite songs from the ‘80s on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave channel on Friday.

The Cure’s Robert Smith names his Top 30 songs of the ’80s

Questions all Jeremy Corbyn supporters need to answer. Brexit, Trump: the trouble with claiming we’re in a post-truth era. A neat, if alarming, explanation for the astonishing rise of political outsiders across the western world is the idea that we live in a “post-truth era”: one in which support for outsiders soars when they make preposterous claims that are obviously not true.

Brexit, Trump: the trouble with claiming we’re in a post-truth era

In contrast, when those who are seen to be on the inside – elected politicians and policy experts – counter with informed assessments, their popularity slumps. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour opponents should accept that their failures created him. Unless there is a dramatic and unlikely political upset, Jeremy Corbyn will again win the Labour leadership contest.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour opponents should accept that their failures created him

It will be a victory gifted by his opponents. Last year, his triumph was dismissed as a combination of madness, petulance and zealotry. But many commentators lack any understanding or curiosity about political movements outside their comfort zone. Ancient Egypt In London: 10 Places. Ah London.

Ancient Egypt In London: 10 Places

Pressed to the Edge: Why vinyl hype is destroying the record. We have a problem.

Pressed to the Edge: Why vinyl hype is destroying the record

The music industry has been celebrating a surge of interest in one of its most beloved artifacts: the vinyl record. Major labels are returning to their old business model and are quickly saturating clothes stores, online shops, electronics outlets and international vinyl-themed holidays with reissues of old classics. London’s Strangest Restaurants. The Best Places To Watch Jazz On A Budget In London. Jazz bars evoke images of smoky cities, dangerously provocative tunes, and prohibited (illegal) alcohol.

The Best Places To Watch Jazz On A Budget In London

But in London, at face value this couldn’t be further from the truth. Home to a legion of world class venues, including the legendary Ronnie Scott's, Vesper, and 606 Club, these bars are just out of the league of so many lovers of impromptu good music. The jazz is incredible of course, but many are eye-wateringly expensive, or require you to book months ahead. Perfect for a special occasion, but less so if you love jazz and fancy spontaneous music without breaking the bank. Open Culture. Philosopher Sam Harris Leads You Through a 26-Minute Guided Meditation. We’ve posted on meditation research lately because it’s so compelling, and meditation music and instructions because so many creative people have found it liberating. But it’s always worth noting that a few meditation skeptics have weighed in with pointed objections to the large claims meditation teachers often make. And yet even after one of the most unsparing critiques of meditation research and teaching, science writer John Horgan still admits that “it might make you feel better, nicer, wiser” and plans to continue meditating in the face of his “perfect contempt for it.”

Another professional skeptic has gone even further along this road.