one hundred twenty five songs to get you within the vacation spirit


It is probably the most fantastic time of the yr, in case you have not observed

There really is nothing higher than the holidays — we get to spend time with family members, bask in vacation treats and cocktails and luxuriate in numerous hours of holiday music.

Since nobody looks like working through the holidays, we determined to deal with making an epic vacation playlist for you. So throw on our Music Monday playlist filled with vacation tunes, seize some Christmas cookies, and have a cheerful vacation.

Have one thing so as to add to our playlist? Share with us within the feedback, under, or on Spotify, and we'll add it. Read more...

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Olympic Video games costume drama could also be over — 14 years later


It has been an everlasting thriller of Sydney's 2000 Olympic video games: no matter occurred to Australian athlete Cathy Freeman's physique go well with, the primary costume of the opening ceremony, after she lit the Olympic flame?

Now, 14 years on, it might simply have returned from its mysterious absence

On the night time of Sept. 15, 2000, Freeman stood under a waterfall as she lit the impressive cauldron and it lifted above her head, crammed with flames. Then the cauldron stopped shifting, because the world waitedIt sat stuck for three minutes earlier than it lastly rose up the steep incline to the highest of the stadium — by which era Freeman had been completely drenched in entrance of tens of millions of viewers Read more...

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Window washer who survived eleven-story fall raises $17,000 in seven hours


A window washer who fell eleven tales from the highest of a constructing in San Francisco final month is on his strategy to restoration, however his household says they're struggling to make ends meet with out his regular paycheck.

Pedro Perez, fifty eight, was launched from the hospital simply in time to spend Christmas together with his household, however the in depth accidents he suffered from his fall would require months of rehabilitation and he might by no means stroll once more, his spouse Marciela advised reporters via a translator at a press convention Monday.

Union consultant Colin O'Leary stated employee's compensation is predicted to cowl Perez's medical prices. However with Perez out of labor for the foreseeable future, the household is in search of assist to pay for lease, utilities and faculty provides Read more...

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9 hours 31 minutes later, North Korea is again on-line


Whoever or no matter was blocking North Korea's Web connection is not doing so any extra, in accordance with a number of Web specialists

The Hermit Kingdom, which did not have a lot in the best way of Web visitors to start with, went completely offline in mysterious circumstances earlier Monday. The outage lasted for a grand complete of 9 hours and 31 minutes, reported the networking analysts at New Hampshire-based mostly Dyn Analysis:

North Korea's Web restored after 9 hour, 31 minute outage:

— Dyn Analysis (@DynResearch) December 23, 2014

Value noting: all Web visitors leaves North Korea by way of China Unicom. Read more...

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Final-minute stocking stuffers for the traveler in your life


Christmas is almost right here — nevertheless it's alright should you aren't completed together with your purchasing but. Many people are in the identical boat

Relating to shopping for the right present for a traveler, type ought to meet perform. We're speaking one thing artistic, private, trendy — however needed.

And nice presents do not have to interrupt the financial institution, so listed here are 10 presents that may make each vacationers and your pockets pleased.

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14 inventive photographs of palms that inform tales


Palms can inform you an excellent deal about an individual — his or her character, well being, experiences and extra. Whereas palm readers meticulously research pores and skin ridges and finger lengths to conduct a studying, so much could be stated via a easy photograph.

Final week, we challenged you to inform tales by way of inventive pictures of palmsTua Marika, a designer and photographer who has mastered this system, was our visitor host.

"Palms are so expressive, thats why I take pleasure in photographing them," Marika stated. "A easy contact may be extra significant than a phrase."

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Specialists: Web privateness will probably be onerous to seek out in 2025


Activists and builders are looking for methods to guard privateness in a time of heightened authorities surveillance. However it might all be for naught, in line with a brand new research

The Pew Research Center revealed a report final Thursday during which a majority of specialists agree that our present expectations of digital privateness could also be utterly passed by 2025.

"Sadly, we could have given up on privateness by 2025, or we may have re-interpreted what it means," Web activist Ian Peter informed Pew.

Greater than 2,500 specialists weighed in on safety, liberty and privateness on-line and whether or not there can be a "trusted privateness-rights infrastructure" in place by 2025 that lets individuals shield their private knowledge simply. Read more...

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