Inside a 'haunted' 150-year-old million-dollar castle hidden away in San Francisco with underground caves and a toilet in the shape of a throne

Albion Castle in San Francisco has survived two big earthquakes in the city's history, and its underground caves could save the city in the event of an emergency. Katie Canales/Business Insider Albion Castle is a four-story castle in San Francisco that was built in 1870 as a home and brewery.The tech hub has grown up and around it over the decades, and now the castle is all but hidden.It has passed from owner to owner and has been used in a number of ways, but its current owner bought t...
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I'm a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here's how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.

Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio teaching virtually during the pandemic. Julia Weaver Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students' attention spans engaged has been a challenge; so has staying flexible for their parents' work schedules. The experience has made ...
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This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation

I Voted for the First Time Ever

I mailed in my ballot on Friday. This is the first political election I’ve ever participated in. Here’s the first question filled out (not a difficult one): Voting for Biden / Harris for President was the only sane option given how hideous the other candidates are. You may not even recognize two of the candidates on the list since they’re running with much smaller parties, and they’re far from popular – for good reason I’d say. Don Blankenship is a former coal company CEO who s...
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Issey Miyake Nectar d'Issey Première Fleur

  Issey Miyake presents Nectar d’Issey Première Fleur, a fruity fragrance with fresh floral notes embraced by a soft and creamy woody-musky cocoon. The newest creation follows its predecessors of  L’Eau d’Issey Pure from 2016, L'Eau d'Issey Pure Nectar de Parfum from 2018, and L'Eau d'Issey Pure Petale de Nectar from 2019.     "Time to bloom. A few cool, delicate dewdrops add the p... Read full article: Issey Miyake Nectar d'Issey Première Fleur from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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A Blvd. Called Sunset Freckled and Beautiful by A Lab on Fire

This year, 2020, American brand A Lab On Fire launched two fragrances: A Blvd. Called Sunset and Freckled and Beautiful. The brand is know for its descriptive or playfully encrypted names and daring compositions which are, nevertheless, ever wearable. There is always something intriguing about their new launches, whether it is a new or exceptional raw material like in And The World Is Yours, showi... Read full article: A Blvd. Called Sunset Freckled and Beautiful by A Lab on Fire from Fragran...
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Marinated Kohlrabi and Mango Salad

This is a very nice fall salad. By marinating the thin kohlrabi slices, they become softer and very flavorful. The salad tastes especially nice with the vegan cream cheese and the mint and basil dressing. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1-2 med. kohlrabi, peeled and thinly sliced 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds or pine nuts, toasted 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces ¼-½ cups thickened soy yogurt or vegan cream cheese for the ma...
Tags: Vegans, Salads, Mango, Apple Salad, Kohlrabi, Field Salad Kohlrabi, Mango Salsa Taco Salad

Instagram row over plus-size model forces change to nudity policy

Facebook amends code after deletion of black users’ photos sparks outrageAs campaigning victories go, forcing Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire to admit a discriminatory flaw in its policy is no small feat.But following a campaign launched in this paper, the Observer can exclusively reveal that Instagram and its parent company Facebook will be updating its policy on nudity in order to help end discrimination of black women on its platforms and ensure all body types are treated fairly. Contin...
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Paving the way for young Zoroastrian women | Faith Matters

As perhaps the oldest, though smallest, monotheistic world religion, Zoroastrianism’s patriarchy also influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Women were second-class citizens and frozen out of leadership roles. But even in Zoroastrianism, some women are claiming their rights to become priests today. Article By Rev. Alexander Santora/For the Jersey Journal “Some rules are man-made, and men keep them,” said Khorshed Mehta, 73, a retired vice president of Chase Bank. “Men and women ar...
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A Current World Test XI

We’re going to play a Sim Series between a 1990s World Test XI and a Current World Test XI. Let’s pick the latter. As we asked the other day, what is ‘now’? We’re still niggled by the notion that the 90s XI has a whole era of talent at its disposal whereas this one is really just a snapshot in time. A 2010s team could have plugged obvious gaps with the likes of Alastair Cook or Rangana Herath, for example. But a 2010s team is not what we’ve gone for, so that’s not happened. The Curre...
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Perfumed Horoscope: October 26 - October 31

  Never before have we looked at dwarf planet Ceres and her influence on us. I wonder how this will work with our readers. Ceres moves pretty fast and this year she was wandering between Aquarius and Pisces. In November, she will move on to Pisces and stay there until the end of February. Ceres is your nurturing instinct. She stubbornly cultivates our caring side. This week we are looking at... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: October 26 - October 31 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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Interview with JK De Lapp of The Rising Phoenix Perfumery and Oudfest

While at Oudfest this year in Roswell, Georgia, I had the opportunity to interview JK De Lapp, the perfumer of The Rising Phoenix Perfumery. It seems strange to simply refer to JK as a perfumer since he is creative in so many different ways: As the host of this year’s Oudfest, he’s known primarily as a finder and purveyor of some of the best and most unusual ouds available in the US. To Frag... Read full article: Interview with JK De Lapp of The Rising Phoenix Perfumery and Oudfest from Fragran...
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Buy 2, Get 1 Free Mascaras at Nordstorm with Free Shipping

It’s that special time of the year at! Buy any 2 mascaras and get the third one free! All brands included in the sale, no exceptions! With free shipping applies to any order and free returns. Enjoy! Where to buy Nordstrom You may also enjoy... Shop PBSSonia Kashuk Moroccan Dunes Eye Shadow Palette Review & SwatchesMAC Surf Baby SunTints Liquid Lip Balm Review, Swatches, PhotosStila Garden Bliss All Over Powder The post Buy 2, Get 1 Free Mascaras at Nordstorm with Fr...
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Goutal Le Temps des Rêves

  With the newest creation, niche fragrance house Goutal Paris celebrates the beauty and happiness that orange trees provide. Its lovely, vibrant, slightly sweet blooms, and juicy fruits has been the inspiration for so many creators and has given birth to some of the fragrances we love most. Now, Goutal Paris gets back to its roots, revealing their new orange blossom creation: Le Temps des R�... Read full article: Goutal Le Temps des Rêves from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Naomi Campbell Here To Stay

  The latest fragrance by famous fashion model Naomi Campbell was presented in October 2020 as a creation that will encourage young women to fight for what they are, to express their feelings, their attitudes, and follow their desires. HERE TO STAY is at the same time a creation that symbolically represents Naomi's path to fame, focusing on women in the fashion world and business in general: to... Read full article: Naomi Campbell Here To Stay from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel

  At the end of 2020, a new fragrance by Jill Stuart will appear on the market as a "fragrance of light" that shines like a diamond. The new fragrance collection launched by Brilliant Jewel is closely related to light and gems, so the bottle itself looks like a gem that refracts light fantastically. The composition is based on a flower bouquet of many notes: rose, osmanthus, iris, mimosa, laven... Read full article: Jill Stuart Brilliant Jewel from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
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A Smile of Confidence: Finding the Best Cosmetic Dentist Comes Down to Following These 3 Proven Steps

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a beautiful smile naturally. There are many issues that can lead a person to feel insecure about the appearance of their smile. No matter the dental concerns,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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4 Ways Golf Hats Make You Look Fantastic While Golfing

There is no doubt that golfing is a great recreational activity. You surely love playing golf irrespective of time and location. When it comes to playing golf, you would surely like to be looked great. Yes, if you want to improve your appearance while playing golf, you need to choose a golf hat or cap. It’s a fact that hats look fantastic while golfing. So, if you choose a branded golf hat such as Bushwood CC Hat, the Drinker Hat and Amateur Golf Tour Hat (white), you can easily achieve a fant...
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Time-Saving Morning Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

Whether you are a stay at home mom or trying to raise your family and pursue your career, it’s likely that you have a busy schedule. Putting time aside to get a little glamor can seem like an impossible dream. Moms always put their families first and put many of their own needs aside as... Read More » The post Time-Saving Morning Beauty Tips for Busy Moms appeared first on .
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Into the night: why walking in the dark is good for the soul

Shorter days don’t have to put a stop to walking trips, as our writer finds on a night-time ramble on the South DownsThe lights from the cottagewindows recede, all too rapidly, as we walk along an unlit country lane and take a footpath through a field into open countryside. Thick cloud cover prevents the moonlight from illuminating the way ahead. Yet, as my eyes begin to get used to the darkness, the landscape around me reveals itself in a new light – albeit a shady one.The contours of Mount Cab...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Day trips, Walking Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays

I’m secretly dating a reformed sex offender. Is it a terrible idea? | Dear Mariella

Forgiveness is important – but there’s something missing from your story, says Mariella Frostrup. One of you is not being entirely honestThe dilemma In high school, one of the boys in my group had a tough time in the final year. We lost touch, but recently we reconnected and have now started a relationship.Back in his early 20s, he was making a lot of mistakes, taking drugs and hanging out with the wrong crowd. An underage girl he was friends with sent him a pornographic picture of herself, and ...
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Lanvin Arpege

Perfume PosseLanvin Arpege I’m unpacked, we’re definitely in the rainy season, and I really want a holiday. Not on the cards, though. Still, it’s the thing that flits in and out of my head. Even a long weekend to the local dog place… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseLanvin Arpege
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Sunday Firesides: Blessed Are the Restless

When a young C.S. Lewis would gaze out the windows of his nursery, the landscape of green hills in the distance would fill him with pangs of yearning.  Nature would continue to stir these inconsolable longings throughout his life , as would encounters with literature, music, art, and friendship. In these “Tantalizing glimpses, premises never quite fulfilled,” he heard the echoes of a yet-to-be-realized Paradise.  “We do not want merely to see beauty,” he wrote of the ache these hints insp...
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The House Hunt Decision

This is that time of the year. NO! Not that time when there is this festive cheer in the air and everyone is happy and smiling and cheerful and in the celebration frame of mind. But the time when I go through the annual ritual of looking for a house that's good enough in my opinion and affordable enough in my pocket's opinion and unobtrusive in my friends' opinion and accessible enough in Mumbai traffic's opinion. You would've guessed that the combination is as rare a find as life's purposes are...
Tags: Travel, Money, Life, India, Househunting, Starbucks, Mumbai, Bangalore, Whitefield, SRK, Myra, Malad, Andheri, Bandra, Thane, Koramangala

Lockdown inspires hobbyists model railways scalextric hornby

Rod Stewart has led the way as kids and bigger kids rediscover the pleasure of laying tracks in the attic It started with a standard Scalextric set: two slot cars, some track, a 10-year-old boy and his enthusiastic father. Six months later, Ben Martin has a 75ft raceway in his loft and a growing collection of cars.“I went down a rabbit hole with my son,” Martin said. “There was a time when the postman was bringing track every day. He was laughing, ‘What’s all this about?’ But you can never have ...
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The Point of No Return

In Act 1 of a story with a 3-act structure, the protagonist often reaches the point of no return. Their old world crumbles, and they stumble forward into a new world, often reactively at first. There is no going back to the old world. In a novel or movie, there may be multiple progressive points of no return, each creating a deeper level of commitment and increasing the protagonist’s risk as well. Once Neo takes the red pill in The Matrix, he can’t go back to his old life. The old reality ...
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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020

It may be a little too early to utter the word ‘Christmas’, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about advent calendars. Beauty advent calendars to be exact. We love chocolate, yes we do. From Reese’s peanut butternut cups to Mars bars. But nothing and we mean nothing, beats the anticipation of opening a little advent calendar window and having a gorgeous beauty treat waiting. So in the lead up to the holidays, we do adore counting down the days with a must have beauty advent calendar. Ahea...
Tags: Fashion, Beauty, Mars, Reese, Advent Calendar, Beauty Advent Calendar

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