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Baby in a Carriage

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There's a new piece of art on display in New York and it's become a cause for concern.

The piece is called “Baby in a Carriage 1983” and it's now on display in the window of Heritage Auctions on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Sculpted by artist Duane Hanson the piece is so realistic looking that the auction house is fielding daily questions about the abandoned baby in the window.

The sleeping toddler is wearing a light blue sweatshirt with matching sweatpants and is topped off with a wig made of blonde human hair. A bible verse on his sweatshirt reads quote “he that is without sin among you, let him first cast the first stone.” And the detail on the piece has everyone from women, children, grandparents and police officers stopping to take a second look.  read more »

Memorable Accomodations

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Preparing for your next big trip; why not kick the accommodations up a notch?

AirBNB has become the go to site for people looking to get away. And while the company's prices tend to be lower than most hotels that doesn't mean you are getting less bang for your buck. According to the website Refinery29, AirBNB also has access to some of the most mind blowing accommodations available.

For example for $78 a night you can stay in an indoor forest in Melbourne, Australia. You will never know you are staying right in the middle of a big city while surrounded by an indoor forest complete with house plants and climbing vines.  read more »

A Business Strategy

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Think you have the next great business idea; better test it out.

Ryan Holmes is the founder and CEO of Hootsuite, a platform that helps you manage your social media accounts. He says when getting the company off the ground he had to make his case for money numerous times. Now as an angel investor he is the one asking the questions.  read more »

AllVoices

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There's a new startup in the works; and it's taking the country's top issue straight to the top office.

According to Yahoo Finance Claire Schmidt is leaving her job as vice president of the Twentieth Century Fox movie studio. She will now serve as CEO of AllVoices; a company that provides a platform for employees who feel they are victims of harassment, bias or discrimination. All you have to do is log on to the AllVoices website, log your complaint and it will be sent straight to your company's CEO and board of directors.  read more »

The Cost of Flying

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Think you got a good deal on your next flight, take a closer look.

Sometimes you're shopping around for a plane ticket and you find a deal too good to be true. Then when you purchase it you notice the line extra fees has driven up the price. So what's behind the extra cost? Here is a breakdown from Business Insider on what else you're paying for besides a seat.

Besides taxes you have a $4.50 charge for each airport that you land in. So on a roundtrip ticket with a layover each way, you're looking at an extra $18. Then you have a segment tax to pay for each time the plane you're on takes off and lands. This is usually just over $4 each time.  read more »

Naked Dining

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Like to let it all hang out at meal time? There's a new restaurant in Paris you might want to consider checking out.

It's called “O'Naturel” and is a nudist eatery where no shirt, no shoes and yes even no pants will guarantee you get service. Here's how it works. Customers enter the restaurant and find themselves in a cloak room where they shed and safely store all their clothes. Once fully in the buff, you will be escorted to your table.  read more »

Working Abroad

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Want to get paid to travel? First you need to know where to start.

For more people the idea of traveling abroad for work is a dream because the task of actually landing a gig like that seems next to impossible. Fortunately for you, the website Viva Lifestyle and Travel has laid out the steps you need to take before packing your bags.

For example one of the first things you will need to do is get your paperwork in order. This includes things such as a travel visa and a passport depending on where you want to go. You may also want to bring a printed resume and references so you have them ready to go in case you find yourself nowhere near a computer.  read more »

Nipton

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In January recreational marijuana officially becomes legal in California; and one city is ready to light up.

American Green, a marijuana focused technology company has bought the town of Nipton, California with plans to turn it into a pot-tourism destination. Located in San Bernardino County the town has a population of six people and was snatched up for the price of $5 million.

The sale includes more than 120, all properties and a working solar farm. The company says it envisions a pot paradise where people can tour a marijuana farm, shop in dispensaries and stay at a weed friendly bed and breakfast. A consultant working on the project says the idea is to create a place where people can come and experience the drug which is still considered illegal under federal law.  read more »

Starbuck's Give Good Campaign

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Starbucks annual holiday cups are back and this year the coffee giant is celebrating the holidays with a little diversity.

At the beginning of the month Starbucks began running its yuletide campaign complete with the holiday cups that many people have started collecting. In a nod to the recent adult coloring books trend, this year's cups are mostly black and white encouraging customers to fill in the colors of their choice. And of course along with the cups comes the commercials.

This time around it's an animated clip that shows a variety of diverse families walking through winter wonderlands. In one scene, two women can be seen cozying up to each other over a cup of coffee as fireworks go off in the background.  read more »

Foreign Interference

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demanding answers from Silicon Valley.

Earlier this week lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google’s parent company Alphabet appeared on Capitol Hill. This marked the first time tech executives have been called to testify in front of congress on how Russia allegedly used social media to influence the 2016 campaign.

During the testimony it was revealed that as many as 126 million Americans over the course of two years might have seen posts on Facebook that originated in Russia under fake names. Google and Twitter also acknowledged that people in Russia used their services to spread messages ahead of the election.  read more »