what i'm reading: love: possibly roddy doyle's best book

Love, the latest novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, is a miniature tour de force. It's a story where seemingly nothing happens, nothing that you could really call a plot. Two men who have known each other a very long time, but haven't seen each other in many years, are having a pint at a pub. It's familiar Doyle territory. Roger Rosenblatt, reviewing Love in the New York Times, writes:When I tell you that Roddy Doyle's new novel, "Love," is about two 50-ish men talking well-oiled talk in a pub...
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Autumn Table Top

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How Travel Helps You Become a Better Professional

Traveling enriches you on a personal level, but the benefits also are displayed in the workplace. When we travel, it leaves a positive impact on our professional life, helping us thrive amid hardships.
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Top 5 Asparagus Recipes!

It's asparagus season so this wonderfully seasonal vegetable is everywhere and inexpensive to buy at the moment. Try these 5 asparagus recipes including a gorgeous prosciutto wrapped asparagus tart, delicious asparagus fries, an asparagus and brie pizza, asparagus with roasted whole fish and an asparagus and beef stir fry!
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#SaudiArabia's economy set to grow 2.3 per cent next year - The National

Saudi Arabia's economy set to grow 2.3 per cent next year - The National:Saudi Arabia's economy is set to grow 2.3 per cent next year as stimulus measures put in place to combat a contraction caused by the pandemic and lower oil prices kickstart a "robust rebound", according to the Institute of International Finance.The institute is forecasting a 5.2 per cent economic contraction this year following an 11 per cent second quarter decline, but said it expects strong growth in the second half of th...
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How the pandemic made summer 2020 the summer of hotel buyouts for wealthy travelers

Cape Arundel Inn All-property buyouts, where one family or group rents out every single room, gained new urgency — and appeal — during the pandemic-constrained summer season. From inns on the coast of Maine to island resorts, buyouts presented an appealing option to travelers looking to minimize their exposure to others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  It was only supposed to be a week-long trip away from New York City for Dan Bassichis.In mid-March, the divorced priv...
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Epidemiology can’t be even remotely called a science. My Tweets over 6 months.

I started with a reasonably neutral position regarding epidemiology a few months ago but by now I can’t think of one good word to say about this “discipline”. Some of my Tweets over the months, below: FARR'S LAW: "every epidemiologist … ignores the most basic rule in epidemiology called Farr’s Law (dating to 1840 and […]
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American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review of Thailand island resort

An American could face up to two years in prison after leaving a negative review for a hotel in Thailand on TripAdvisor. The Sea View Resort on Koh Chang island claims Wesley Barnes launched a barrage of complaints against them after his stay, forcing them to take legal action. "The Sea View Resort owner filed a complaint that the defendant had posted unfair reviews on his hotel on the Tripadvisor website," Colonel Thanapon Taemsara of Koh Chang police told AFP. Mr Barnes is accused of causing "...
Tags: News, Thailand, Tripadvisor, Reuters, Afp, Barnes, Koh Chang, Sea View Hotel, Sea View Resort, Wesley Barnes, Thanapon Taemsara, Suchanee Cloitre, Thammakaset, Suchanee

#Iran-U.S. Sanctions: Damage to Iranian Economy Is $150 Billion, Rouhani Says - Bloomberg

Iran-U.S. Sanctions: Damage to Iranian Economy Is $150 Billion, Rouhani Says - Bloomberg:Iran lost $150 billion of revenue since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on its economy, President Hassan Rouhani said.The U.S. measures are also hampering imports of medical and food supplies, Rouhani said in a statement Saturday on state television.Iran’s economy has shrunk over the past two years, inflation and unemployment are rising. Crude exports tha...
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#Lebanon: PM-Designate Mustafa Adib Quits Over Political Impasse for Government - Bloomberg

Lebanon: PM-Designate Mustafa Adib Quits Over Political Impasse for Government - Bloomberg:Lebanon’s prime minister-designate stepped down after failing to form a government, leaving the nation rudderless as it struggles to recover from a devastating explosion at its main port last month.Mustafa Adib quit Saturday after a meeting with President Michel Aoun in Baabda near the capital, Beirut. The 48-year-old diplomat and academic was tapped to form a government on Aug. 31, after the previous gove...
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The apples don't fall far from the tree

I haven't had to cut the grass since the last time, which was August 24. More than a month ago. Since then, the apples continue to fall from our two trees. Now they carpet the ground. Picking them up will be a chore, when I get around to it. I could just let them rot on the ground, but I'm not sure I could stand to do that. I'm thinking that I will cut the grass at least one more time before winter. So, up they must come. The old saying is right: the apples don't fall far from the tree. Althou...
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