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20 Resolutions You Can Actually Achieve

Breaking down large goals makes them more realistic

(Newser) - New Year’s resolutions to lose 20 pounds, clean out all your closets, and cut your grocery budget in half not quite working out? That’s likely because your goals are too large. Here are 20 tasks you can accomplish, all of which are “no more challenging than reaching... More »

World's 10 Sexiest Hotels

From spaceage to Japanese traditional, these rooms ooze appeal

(Newser) - Hotels can inspire us to do more than order room service and watch TV—or so Bill Tikos reports, in his London Times list of the planet’s 10 sexiest hotels:
  • Hotel Puerta America, Madrid: A private terrace with flowers and lemon trees creates a uniquely intimate ambience.
  • Bay of
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Brangelina Twins Score $140K Nursery

A-list couple drops 6 figures for babies No. 5 and 6

(Newser) - So much for hand-me-downs for Brangelina babies No. 5 and 6: The expectant parents plunked down $140,000 on a nursery, the New York Daily News reports. The design-savvy couple bought matching Versailles-style cribs ($3,200), changing tables ($2,800), armoires ($4,500) and pink chandeliers ($899). A Dubai couple... More »

Porsche Gets Kitchen Cooking

Famous car designer rethinks fridge, more, with focus on man appeal

(Newser) - For wealthy people with nothing better to do than match their expensive cars with their ostentatious kitchens, Porsche has just the thing, the Wall Street Journal's Robert Frank writes. The automaker is one of many luxury businesses trying their hands in completely different industries. Its "man kitchen" sports a... More »

LEDs Light Up Europe, As Bulb Makers Switch

An Italian village goes LED, and Philips makes a multi-billion bet

(Newser) - Europe is going low-e with LEDs, presaging a trend about to spread worldwide. The Italian village Torraca, for example, just switched all of its streetlights for light-emitting diode fixtures, and Dutch electronics giant Philips has snapped up an American firm in a plan to push similar changes in the states.... More »

NYC Chapel Getting 'I Do' Makeover

Mayor's own decorator heads effort to boost city's nuptial status

(Newser) - Mayor Bloomberg is giving the New York's marriage bureau a multi-million dollar facelift in an effort to make the Big Apple the US wedding capital. And, the New York Post reports, he's putting his personal interior decorator in charge. New York is currently second to Las Vegas, but getting to... More »

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