Free Birthday Food

100 restaurants that will serve you free food on your birthday

By on April 26, 2016 at 2:39 PM.

100 restaurants that will serve you free food on your birthday

Your birthday only comes around once a year, so why limit your celebration to just a few drinks at a bar and a Facebook wall packed with generic HBD messages? Instead, you might want to spice things up with a little bit of free food. And while you’re at it, you might even want to make a whole day of it: go on an indulgent restaurant-hop, picking up free food from a number of establishments throughout the day.

But where to start? Which restaurants out there offer up free birthday food? And more importantly, which restaurants offer up the best birthday deals around?

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Highest Quality Of Life

10 U.S. cities with the highest quality of life

By on March 31, 2016 at 3:01 PM.

10 U.S. cities with the highest quality of life

Earlier this month, we highlighted which global cities ranked the highest in terms of quality of life, a ranking based on a whole array of factors, including the prevalence of crime, pollution, health of the citizenry, medical and educational facilities, infrastructure, political repression, and the availability and affordability of essential goods and services.

Interestingly, not a single U.S. city on the list managed to crack the top 20. In fact, the highest ranking U.S. city – San Francisco – didn’t make an appearance until the 28th spot. Occupying the top 20 spots on the list were a smattering of cities from the likes of Germany, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland.

But if you have no intention of traveling to or living in Dusseldorf, Germany, you might naturally be wondering which large cities in the United States have the best quality of life. Well, wonder no more. Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, tabulates a “Quality of Living” ranking every year and this is how large U.S. cities stacked up in the company’s 2016 report.

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Primitive Bow And Arrow

Must Watch: Man creates primitive bow and arrow with his hands

By on March 26, 2016 at 11:45 AM.

Must Watch: Man creates primitive bow and arrow with his hands

Over the past few months, videos from the YouTube account Primitive Technology have amassed more than 30 million views. And with good reason, the videos tap into the caveman/woman inside of us all and gives us a fascinating glimpse into the skills that humans once needed to survive in the wilderness.

Whether it’s making a stone axe from scratch, making charcoal, or building an impressively constructed hut using solely naturally occurring materials and primitive tools, the videos are truly mesmerizing. While we couldn’t track down the name of the man behind the enthralling video series, we do know that the videos take place in Australia somewhere.

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Best Quality Of Life

The 25 cities with the best quality of life in the world

By on March 3, 2016 at 4:10 PM.

The 25 cities with the best quality of life in the world

Earlier this week, we took a look at which cities across the world provide the lowest quality of life, a ranking that is determined by a number of factors, including crime, pollution, the prevalence of disease, medical and educational facilities, infrastructure, political repression, and the availability of goods and services.

Today, we turn things around and draw your attention to which global cities you might want to consider living in, or at the very least, perhaps visiting at some point. The rankings below were put together by Mercer, a human resources consulting firm that calculates its “Quality of Living Rankings” on an annual basis.

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Which Cities Provide The Worst Quality of Life

The 15 cities with the lowest quality of life in the world

By on March 1, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

The 15 cities with the lowest quality of life in the world

Earth is an extraordinarily large, expansive, and diverse planet, and over the last few months we’ve highlighted many of the more interesting and intriguing places that exist within it, from a list of the cheapest cities where one can live comfortably to an engaging list of the coolest and most visually stunning international borders between countries.

Today’s trip around the world, however, is a little bit more somber as we take a look at which 15 cities provide the worst quality of life, an unenviable distinction to be sure.

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Orbita Bergamo 40 is a watch lovers’ secret hideaway

By on February 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM.

Orbita Bergamo 40 is a watch lovers’ secret hideaway

If you’re a serious watch lover and collector, there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep your timepieces fully wound, especially if you own complicated movements, and the Orbita Bergamo looks to be a high-end built-to-order piece of furniture to show off and hide your watches. It’s capable of holding and winding 40 watches (each watch winder is able to be programmed independently), and the rear part of the cabinet that holds your timepieces can automatically lower into the cabinet to conceal your collection. Hand-made in Italy, the Orbita Bergamo 40 starts at $60,000. More →

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The Plaza in New York offers iPads in every room

By on February 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM.

The Plaza in New York offers iPads in every room

If you’re planning on staying at the The Plaza hotel in New York, you have one more thing to look forward to, and that’s iPads in every room and suite. Since January, the five star hotel has put iPads in all guest rooms for a multitude of reasons. One of the coolest? The custom app that the iPad runs. Replacing an older touch panel, the new app allows guests to control lights in the room, change their heat and air conditioning systems, order room service, make restaurant reservations, request wake up calls, communicate with the concierge, and even print boarding passes. According to the general manager of the hotel, their previous system, “wasn’t sophisticated enough for what we wanted to do” and they ” chose the iPad because it is a great piece of equipment that is here to stay and won’t disappear tomorrow.” Sounds good to us. Video of the iPad running the custom app by Intelity after the break. More →

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