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Best Of the Web: Richest Celebrities of 2018, Elon Musk Space Movie, and Slow Chewing

December 20, 2018 Bilal 0

In my last “best of” list of 2018, I’ve picked a lighter selection of articles. All of them will give you  a smile. You’ll discover that the Scandis may be not so perfect after all as they are not that generous. We find out which books have featured most in end-year lists. There are some funny videos including one with Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin. And Ever wondered what a terrible map  looks like? You’ll find out. Enjoy!

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Finance and Econ From the Web: End Of IRS, Best Finance Twitter Accounts, Weather Risks In 2019

December 19, 2018 Bilal 0

Some excellent articles on politics this week including one on how populism has actually been on the rise since the 1980s and another on how governments could suppress dissent on social media. There’s a bunch of good outlooks and risk scenarios for 2019.  A good article on the evolution of Warren Buffet investment style. Some useful pieces on yield curves and growth across G7. And some fascinating pieces on China. Enjoy.

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Best Of the Web: Trending Google Searches Of 2018, Things That Won’t Exist in 25 Years And Optimal Exercise Duration

December 13, 2018 Bilal 0

Facial recognition tech has entered music concerts, China has the largest telescope dish on earth (0.5km wide), a depositary of start-up pitch books and a breakthrough in cancer detection are some of the tech/science stories I feature. On the culture side, I have “Instagram sitters” (!) for when you go away, how K-pop is influencing global fashion and Puma’s dorkiest shoe ever. Then there are lists of best TV shows of the year, strangest facts and Hollywood winners and losers. And there’s much much more so make sure to scroll all the way down. Enjoy. 

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Gigantic US Housing Boom, Piketty On Yellow Vests and Is China Trade Unfair?

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The Fed has released interactive charts on where long-term Fed policy rates should be (or r*). There are also a range of papers that look at how the Fed could have conducted policy differently through the crisis (target money not interest rates), some techniques on discerning the impact of Fed policy on the economy and the conditions needs for hyperinflation. Meanwhile, Robert Shiller is worried about a huge US housing boom, Thomas Piketty is worried that Macron has catered too much to the rich and Jeremy Grantham is worried about climate change. There are a bunch of papers on equity […]

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The best romantic restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The best romantic restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2QO6HHT Gaucho Piccadilly Argentina: home of the foxiest tango, sexiest malbecs and inspiration behind W1’s best-looking steak-and-date house, Guacho Piccadilly. The flagship property of a group that’s made giant strides in recent years, it takes its name from the famous cowboys of the pampas plains, and if you’ve finally outgrown your own lonesome lifestyle it’s a fine place to make an impression. Beyond the extensive list of starters, the rump (sorry – we don’t recommend stealing our jokes) of the à la carte menu is deceptively straightforward: simply four cuts of grass-fed Argentine Angus […]

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The most quirky restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The most quirky restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2B1QPtz What’s quirky about it? Colourful but socially divisive (remember those protests?), this East End café serves hundreds of breakfast cereals from all over the world at snap, crackle and pop prices. Milk upgrades include flavours such as bubblegum and salted caramel (as well as nut-based options), and you can pay extra to top the lot with chocolates and sweets. Don’t miss: Crazy cereal mocktails such as ‘unicorn poop’ (Ricicles, party rings, marshmallows, hundreds and thousands, semi-skimmed milk). How much? Medium bowls of cereal from £3.60, breakfast tea £1.90. Publish via Time Out London December 11, […]

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The most quirky restaurants in London

December 11, 2018 Bilal 0

The most quirky restaurants in London https://ift.tt/2B1QPtz What’s quirky about it? Colourful but socially divisive (remember those protests?), this East End café serves hundreds of breakfast cereals from all over the world at snap, crackle and pop prices. Milk upgrades include flavours such as bubblegum and salted caramel (as well as nut-based options), and you can pay extra to top the lot with chocolates and sweets. Don’t miss: Crazy cereal mocktails such as ‘unicorn poop’ (Ricicles, party rings, marshmallows, hundreds and thousands, semi-skimmed milk). How much? Medium bowls of cereal from £3.60, breakfast tea £1.90. Publish via Time Out London December 11, […]

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Best places to go ice-skating in Tokyo and Yokohama

December 9, 2018 Bilal 0

Best places to go ice-skating in Tokyo and Yokohama https://ift.tt/2RM67HQ Winter’s no excuse to stay inside. In fact, when the cold starts to creep through the wafer-thin walls and shoddy window frames of Tokyo houses and apartments, rather than trying to hide under a mountain of blankets, one might actually be better off engaging in some healthy outdoor activities. Ice skating’s obviously something best experienced out in the open, and quality rinks have been popping up all around the city in recent years. Here’s our quick guide to the best skating spots out there, including both winter-only rinks and year-round, […]

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The most expensive New York City neighborhoods in 2018, ranked

December 9, 2018 Bilal 0

The most expensive New York City neighborhoods in 2018, ranked https://ift.tt/2BRgvIM PropertyShark just released its rankings of the 50 most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, and, unsurprisingly, Manhattan dominates the list. All but two of the 10 most expensive New York City neighborhoods are in Manhattan; the two outliers are in Brooklyn. According to PropertyShark’s analysis, the only two new entries to break into the top 10 are West Village and Greenwich Village. Read more: A $20 million penthouse may be about to shatter the record for the most expensive home sold in Brooklyn — here’s a look inside […]

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Matt Zoller Seitz’s 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

December 9, 2018 Bilal 0

Matt Zoller Seitz’s 10 Best TV Shows of 2018 https://ift.tt/2RxsDUZ Best of 2018 The best entertainment of 2018, as chosen by Vulture’s critics. Click here to see selections for every subject and more. Photo-Illustration: Maya Robinson/Vulture and Photos by Amazon, HBO, FX and Netflix This was another extraordinary year of growth and evolution for television, and it was harder than ever before to pare this list down to 10 picks. The array of styles, formats, and narrative experiments on TV in 2018 was staggering, and unfortunately the 24-hour-in-a-day rule prevented me from watching everything. For 2019, I’m considering investing in […]