‘Legendary’ chef Michel Roux dies aged 78

(CNN)Chef Michel Roux, who opened Britain’s first three Michelin-star restaurant, has died at the age of 78. “We are grateful to have shared our lives with this extraordinary man and we’re so proud of all he’s achieved. “A humble genius, legendary chef, popular author and charismatic teacher, Michel leaves the world reeling in his wake. For many, he was a father figure inspiring all with his insatiable appetite for life and irresistible enthusiasm. “But above all, we will miss his mischievous sense of fun, his huge, bottomless heart and generosity and kindness that knew no bounds. Michel’s star will shine…

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The Types Of People Who Get Back From Studying Abroad | Betches

studied abroad—The “Bilingual” B*tch loooveThe Self-Proclaimed Foodie The Cultured One always The One With A Story For Everything you blacked out last night and woke up with your ex? lol bitch i blacked out and woke up in jail Oct 14, 2019 at 5:28pm PDT The One In A Long-Distance Relationship Honestly, your friends are just excited to share their new experiences with you (and also convince you that they definitely never felt any FOMO while they were gone. No, not even once). Give them a week or two to tell as many stories as they want (even if you’ve…

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FBI asks for Yellowstone photos to help find Lori Vallow’s 2 missing kids

This combination photo of undated file photos shows missing children, Joshua Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via AP, File) Vallow’s former husband, Charles Vallow, was fatally shot by Cox in Phoenix last year. Cox claimed self-defense and was never arrested. He died of unknown causes in December. Before his death, Charles Vallow accused his wife in divorce papers of joining a doomsday cult and declaring herself a god sent to prepare for the end of the world. He also said in court documents he feared his wife would kill him. Daybell’s former wife,…

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Learning to Quit by Suzanne Harris and Paul Brunetta

Book Summary: Set yourself free from smoking. Strategy trumps willpower! Personal stories paired with moving photographic portraits. Empathetic, non-judgmental advice to stop smoking for good. Have you tried to quit smoking, only to find yourself reaching for a cigarette again and again? Tired of feeling bad about your health and making promises to the ones that love you? Set a “learning” mindset and reframe these past quit attempts as trial runs. It’s not your fault that you are a smoker. Nicotine is incredibly addictive, but you can beat it! Your amazing life as a non-smoker lies just around the corner.…

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Portfolio bloat: whats happening to thousands of startups going nowhere fast

Earlier this week, much was made of the e-commerce business Brandless deciding to shutter its doors. Industry observers found its fate particularly interesting, given that Brandless was only a few years old and had raised substantial funding, including $100 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund alone. Still, Brandless is far from alone in having tried — and failed —  to break away from its many rivals and become the kind of juggernaut that make venture investors money. There are thousands of companies that have raised funding over the last decade that once looked like bigger opportunities or whose growth has…

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Kushner says Trump critics like Bolton ‘didn’t have what it took’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that impeachment has not hurt the President’s support, insisting that his base “is strong and getting stronger” and that former White House officials who have raised concerns about Trump “didn’t have what it took.” Fareed’s Take: Why America is so polarized ‘They harassed me’ “They investigated us for two years on Russia, which we said from the beginning we didn’t collude with Russia. They went through that for two years, they harassed the President, they harassed me, they harassed the White House, that turned out to be nothing,”…

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Bolton blows the impeachment case back open

(CNN)In reality, where we all live, the White House and Republicans scrambled Monday to deal with the situation created by John Bolton, who has blown the impeachment trial open with his leaked manuscript. “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense,” said Alan Dershowitz, the first and only Trump defender to mention the manuscript said Monday. “That is clear from the history. That is clear from the language of the Constitution,” he said, arguing that presidents routinely intertwine their personal interests with policy and that quid…

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Senate readies for impeachment mayhem

Washington (CNN)A Democratic document dump on the eve of an expected House vote to finally send articles of impeachment to the Senate is supercharging the party’s demands for witnesses at President Donald Trump’s soon-to-begin trial. The chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees said the new evidence confirmed that Trump and associates had “pressured Ukrainian officials to announce investigations that would benefit the President politically.” “There cannot be a full and fair trial in the Senate without the documents that President Trump is refusing to provide to Congress,” the chairmen said in a statement. Ever since…

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The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists As far as the Bulletin and the Doomsday Clock are concerned, the world has entered into the realm of the two-minute warning, a period when danger is high and the margin for error low. The moment demands attention and new, creative responses. If decision makers continue to fail to act—pretending that being inside two minutes is no more urgent than the preceding period—citizens around the world should rightfully echo the words of climate activist Greta Thunberg and ask: "How dare you?" Before 2017, the clock had not been at that mark since 1953—the year…

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Graham Brown Questions for Lewis Wolfe

1. Which book (or other media) would you say is your largest influence? I own a, roughly, 1400 page long collection of all of H.P. Lovecraft’s work and his writing has probably influenced me the most – though there are many others. Even if my own writing is distinctly non-Lovecraftian (the name has high marketing value nowadays), I learned a lot about pacing, world building and creating atmosphere through reading his stories. 2. What part of the book was the most difficult to write? A Monster Escapes deals with some pretty heavy themes including America’s history with slavery and (child)…

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