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Entrepreneur: Breaking Through on the PGA Tour After 187 Tries

Business Now Mag - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:30
PGA Tour player Ken Duke shares how he overcame severe scoliosis to become a professional golfer.
Categories: Business

'RHOA' Alum Phaedra Parks Teases Marriage to DJ Boyfriend, Gushes Their 'Romantic' Valentine's Day

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:00
In a new interview, the star reveals what she and Tone Kapone did for their first Valentine's Day which involves of expensive gifts.
Categories: Celebrity

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Boats - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:00
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Drew Barrymore Admits to Not Having Successful Date in Almost Four Years

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:00
Admitting that she is unsure 'what Valentine's Day is supposed to feel like', the 'Blended' actress encourages fellow singles not to focus on their struggles with loneliness.
Categories: Celebrity

These Best-selling Leggings Are the Perfect Travel Pants — and They're $33 at Nordstrom Right Now

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:32
<p>Get your credit cards ready, because <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/content/sale" target="_blank">Nordstrom's Winter Sale</a> is here. </p><p>There are so many great deals for travelers — <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/best-nordstrom-sale-deals" target="_blank">from luggage to comfy shoes to the perfect airplane sweater</a> — but if you only get one thing, consider these best-selling leggings. With almost 350 reviews and a stellar 4.5-star rating, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-live-in-7-8-leggings/5032505" target="_blank">Zella’s ‘Live In 7/8’ leggings</a> are nothing short of a cult favorite. And wait, it gets better: As part of the sale, you can snag the coveted leggings for 40 percent off.</p><p>Suddenly we’re daydreaming of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/leggings-celebrities-wear" target="_blank">comfy travel days</a>, exhilarating workouts, and lazy Sundays, all in our Zellas.</p><img alt="Best-selling Zella Leggings on Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550263609/zella-live-in-7-8-black-leggings-nordstrom-ZELLASALE0219.jpg?itok=B0324v1X"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-live-in-7-8-leggings/5032505" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $33 (originally $54)</p><p>From the opaque moisture-wicking fabric to the hidden waistband pocket to the discreet seaming, this Zella pair just might be the perfect staple legging you’ve been looking for. But don’t just take it from us; let us refer you to the reviews.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-pants-women" target="_blank">The Best Travel Pants for Women Who Hate Flying in Jeans</a></p><p>Nordstrom.com shopper Rmarieruns can't get enough of these leggings, writing, “These leggings are perfect! They are opaque, flattering, and feel amazing! They hold up forever and continue to look good after countless rounds through the wash. I wear them for running, yoga, the gym, and even with sneakers or boots for casualwear.”</p><p>Reviewer ShannonMS, meanwhile, raves about the material: “I’ve heard a lot of good things about Zella leggings, and these lived up to the hype. They’re thick enough that they don’t become see through when you squat/bend down but don’t feel bulky at all.”</p><p>Sold? We thought so. Head over to <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-live-in-7-8-leggings/5032505" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a> to shop the leggings for $33 (originally $54). The <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/best-nordstrom-sale-deals" target="_blank">Winter Sale</a> runs through February 24, but you'll want to get these while they're still in stock. Shop Zella's other top-selling leggings on sale, below.</p><img alt="Best-selling Zella Leggings on Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550263609/zella-divine-high-waist-rib-leggings-nordstrom-ZELLASALE0219.jpg?itok=vuya3ty3"><h3>Zella Divine High Waist Rib Leggings</h3><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-divine-high-waist-rib-leggings/5252049" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $39 (originally $65)</p><img alt="Best-selling Zella Leggings on Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550263609/zella-ultrasoft-recycled-high-waist-leggings-nordstrom-ZELLASALE0219.jpg?itok=JV8Y8t3e"><h3>Zella Ultrasoft Recycled High Waist Plus-size Leggings</h3><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-ultrasoft-recycled-high-waist-leggings-plus-size/5022054" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $42 (originally $69)</p><img alt="Best-selling Zella Leggings on Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550263609/zella-shine-zip-high-waist-ankle-leggings-nordstrom-ZELLASALE0219.jpg?itok=mXamUzmg"><h3>Zella Shine Zip High Waist Ankle Leggings</h3><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-shine-zip-high-waist-ankle-leggings/5018938" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $42 (originally $69)</p><img alt="Best-selling Zella Leggings on Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550263609/zella-neo-banded-crop-leggings-nordstrom-ZELLASALE0219.jpg?itok=WD8KJKwv"><h3>Zella Neo Banded Crop Leggings</h3><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/zella-neo-banded-crop-leggings/4748631" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $33 (originally $55)</p>
Categories: Travel

Zac Brown Uses Music as Therapy in Dealing With End of Marriage

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:00
When talking about a follow-up to the country band's 'Welcome Home' album, the frontman of Zac Brown Band admits that fans will be treated to 'some really personal songs.'
Categories: Celebrity

These Sheepskin Insoles Make Every Pair of Shoes Feel As Soft and Comfy As Uggs

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:31
<p>We all deserve a vacation, a getaway, a mini break from life every now and then. We work hard.</p><p>But while our brains might get a break when we ditch our desks to explore a new destination, our feet are often forced to work overtime. It’s time to consider lifestyle choices that give our feet a vacation, too.</p><p>Luckily, we have podiatrists to give us helpful advice, like how to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/how-to-break-in-shoes" target="_blank">break in shoes</a> before a trip, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/comfy-walking-boots-for-travel" target="_blank">find doctor-approved comfort shoes</a>, and use inserts to help the fit of a shoe. To be clear, I am not a podiatrist, but just a person who knows comfort when she feels it.</p><p>I recently bought a pair of rubber-soled, chunky heel, black leather boots that could not be returned, risking it all to find out they were a bit too large for me. After trying on several different pairs of thick socks with no luck at a better fit, I sought out the help of the internet for the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/best-comfort-insoles-inserts-on-amazon" target="_blank">best affordable shoe inserts</a> for boots. And soon thereafter, I was floating on a cloud of sheepskin.</p><p>The insoles that have since altered the future of my feet come highly rated by Amazon and Nordstrom reviewers alike at a whopping 4.5 stars. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-genuine-sheepskin-insoles-women/5025517" target="_blank">UGG’s Genuine Sheepskin insoles</a> are the definition of plush. The fur is backed by dual-density foam that is malleable to fit into any shoe and the shock-absorbent heel pod and layer of shearling cushion make these so comfortable they magically change any shoe into a warm house slipper. The thickness helps make my boots fit perfectly so if you are not in need of downsizing a shoe, I suggest ordering a slightly smaller insole. </p><p>If you are already aware of the level of pleasure in an UGG product, then you know the way these might feel. Before these insoles, I had been in the dark about the coziness on offer from the power of sheepskin. These insoles are the perfect addition to any shoe — whether it’s an UGG boot or a black leather, chunky-heeled boot like mine — so we can all be walking on clouds together.</p><img alt="UGG Sheepskin Insoles "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550094662/ugg-sheepskin-insoles-UGGINSERTS0219.jpg?itok=xC-FR1oR"><p><br />To buy: <a href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-genuine-sheepskin-insoles-women/5025517">nordstrom.com</a>, $20</p>
Categories: Travel

Move Over Great White Shark: A New Shark Rules South African Waters

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:02
Things have changed in South Africa since the disappearance of great white sharks. An 18-year study provides new insights into how an oceanic ecosystem can change following the decline of one apex predator… and being taken over by another.
Categories: Business

Celine Dion Counters Refusal to Pay Commission Story With 'Generous Offers' Claim

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:00
Facing a lawsuit from ICM Partners over accusations that she is holding back money from them, the Taking Chances hitmaker states that she is 'sad and disappointed' by the false report.
Categories: Celebrity

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE Long-Term Update 1: Tire Killer!

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:00

The light goes green. The front tires jump, chirp as they lose traction, then settle as I pull away from the line. Such has been my experience with the Volkswagen Atlas. And before you jump to conclusions and assume I’m gunning it at every stoplight, let me assure you that I am not being overly aggressive in my acceleration. Unfortunately, our V-6-equipped brute is not equipped with the $1,800 optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, which means the entirety of the 266 lb-ft is directed forward overwhelming the limits of the front tires. And that’s when the ground is dry. When it rains, luckily a rare event in Southern California, you really have to let the Atlas begin to roll without giving it any throttle input in order to mitigate tire slippage. I would hesitate to drive in wetter, colder climates that could see snow or ice without replacing its current 245/60R18 Continental CrossContact LX Sport tires.

The front-end traction is not the only driving characteristic that reduces my confidence in the Atlas’s overall handling. Like a 4,200-pound Great Dane puppy, it bounds places, full of unnecessary movements and unsure of how to control its enormous extremities. My commute includes a section of rough coastal road, and once the bumps, drops, twists, and turns start, I never feel like the Atlas settles until I get back to a smooth, level road.

Despite the Atlas’s shortcomings, the generously sized VW has become a favorite of our video crew, who regularly uses it to haul multiple people as well as countless cases of equipment. The cavernous Atlas, with its 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room, provides ample room to store their stuff and still have room to work out of on the road. With two USB ports servicing the front passengers, two for the second row, and one 12-volt plug per row, the Atlas has plenty of power options to support the needs of passengers in the first two rows. Absent from the Atlas’ interior: USB ports for the third row as well as a 110-volt outlet, which is much handier than 12-volt plugs requiring inverters in order to plug most electronics in. The missing USB and 110-volt outlets are what keep the Atlas from joining the true family hauler ranks alongside minivans and full-size SUVs.

The cavernous cargo area is truly impressive with the second and third rows folded. Read more about our long-term 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE:

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Categories: Property

Beck Files for Divorce After 14 Years of Marriage

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:00
Reports of the 'Up All Night' singer's split from wife Marissa Ribisi comes nearly a week after he won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album at 2019 Grammy Awards.
Categories: Celebrity

A Rogue Drone Shut Down Dubai International Airport for 30 Minutes

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 07:45
<p>Travelers at Dubai International Airport found themselves temporarily delayed on Friday morning after an unauthorized drone was seen over a terminal, according to <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/dubai-airport-unauthorised-drone-forces-short-shut-down-and-grounded-flights-2019-2//?r=AU&amp;IR=T" target="_blank"><em>Business Insider</em>.</a></p><p>Rogue drones have been increasingly seen at airports in the last few months, including one that <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/london-gatwick-airport-drone-shut-down" target="_blank">shut down Gatwick Airport</a> in December, causing delays and flight cancellations. Dubai International Airport is the third busiest airport in the world, so even a short delay can cause massive problems.</p><p>According to <a href="https://gizmodo.com/rogue-drone-shuts-down-the-third-busiest-airport-in-the-1832644733" target="_blank"><em>Gizmodo</em></a>, the airport was shut down between 10:13 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. local time, in order to assess the situation. The Dubai Media Office confirmed in a tweet that “operations at Dubai International are back to normal after less than 30 minutes of delay due to unauthorized drone activity.”</p><p>Allegedly, drone sightings have interrupted airport operations in Dubai in the past, according to the <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/dubai-airport-delays-flights-in-and-out-of-airport-on-hold-due-to-drone-activity-a4067616.html" target="_blank"><em>Evening Standard</em></a>. Planes cannot safely take off while drones are seen in the area, since it could lead to a crash, much like when a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/airlines-airports/drone-hits-british-airways-plane" target="_blank">British Airways plane hit a drone</a> at London Heathrow International Airport back in 2016.</p><p>This is why the United Arab Emirates strictly forbid drones on airport premises. According to a tweet by the Dubai Media Office, “flying drones without obtaining permission is subject to legal liability as per UAE laws.”</p><p>According to the <em>Evening Standard</em>, all drone owners must also register with the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority in order to operate their devices legally. Cameras and lasers are also prohibited.</p><p>Some passengers posted on Twitter during the delay. One passenger claimed his flight was “stuck for ages” while taxiing on the runway, waiting to take off.</p><p>The owner of the drone is unknown. Back in 2016, Dubai International Airport announced that it would be <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/dubai-drone-hunter" target="_blank">testing out “drone hunter” aircraft</a> to help counteract the drone trend. However, it seems the technology isn’t as effective as desired.</p>
Categories: Travel

Alaska Airlines Wants to Quadruple Its Number of Black Women Pilots

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 07:30
<p>African-American women make up less than one percent of the total number of commercial airline pilots. <a href="https://www.sistersoftheskies.org/" target="_blank">By some estimates</a>, there are fewer than 150 Black women in the U.S. who hold airline pilot, commercial, military, or certified flight instructor licenses.</p><p>During Black History Month, Alaska Airlines has <a href="https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/sisters-of-the-skies-pledge/" target="_blank">signed a pledge</a> to “increase our female African American pilots over the next six years across Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and support the path to expose and inspire more young women to get there.”</p><p>The pledge was signed in partnership with <a href="https://www.sistersoftheskies.org/" target="_blank">Sisters of the Skies</a>, an aviation nonprofit dedicated to “cultivating and promoting minority women in the industry through scholarship, mentorship, and most of all emotional support.”</p><p>Currently, between Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, there are only four black female pilots. By 2025, the airline hopes to quadruple that number.</p><p>Hiring more female pilots of color is a challenge perpetuated by lack of visibility, according to Tara Wright, one of the airline’s Black pilots. “We need more support mechanisms in place, so young girls of color see aviation as a viable career path,” Wright said in a statement.</p><p>To follow through on its pledge, the airline has laid out a three-prong plan. First, it will establish support mechanisms to “assist in the retention and promotion of existing African American female pilots.” The airline will also enhance programs around education, mentorship and training to help black female pilots earn their certification. The airline will also go into schools and connect with children to try to “generate excitement in aviation.”</p><p>“It is also important to study the barriers to women of color getting to the flight deck and pathways to success in their careers,” Alaska Airlines First Officer Kim Ford said in a statement.</p><p>The aviation industry is currently operating with a commercial pilot shortage. As Alaska Airlines culls new talent to fill the workforce, it is specifically focusing on increasing diversity among its new hires.</p><p>“When we foster an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and visibly reflects all people, it makes us stronger,” Andy Schneider, the airline’s vice president of people, said in a statement. “Quite simply, creating an airline people love is not possible unless we walk the talk around diversity and inclusion.”</p><p>Last year, Alaska Airlines made history with <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/first-black-female-flight-crew-alaska-airlines" target="_blank">the first flight operated by two black women pilots</a>.</p>
Categories: Travel

5 Things You Likely Never Knew About Boeing's 747

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:57
How one aircraft revolutionized air travel and created a whole new generation just itching with wanderlust.
Categories: Business

Nicki Minaj's BF Kenneth Petty Allegedly Gifts Baby Mama Range Rover on Valentine's Day

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:50
New York dancer Noelle has taken to her Instagram account to show off some gifts she allegedly receives from her 'man' on the romantic day.
Categories: Celebrity

WOW Air Has $45 Flights to Iceland — Here's How to Book (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:26
<p>President’s Day weekend is upon us, which can only mean one thing: The sales are here. And WOW air is offering one whopper of a deal: $45 flights to Iceland.</p><p>WOW Air announced Friday that the airline is offering $45 one-way flights to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/iceland" target="_blank">Iceland</a> from New York City (EWR), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. (BWI).</p><p>To get the deal, all you need to is <a href="https://wowair.us/" target="_blank">book your flight on Presidents Day, February 18, for travel between March 1 - May 31, 2019</a>. But, you better act fast as the offer only applies to 1,000 seats on select flights. The deal is only valid when booked on a return trip, so travelers still have to cover the cost of an additional one-way ticket.</p><p>“We are thrilled to offer travelers an opportunity to explore Iceland this spring in honor of Presidents Day,” Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW Air, said in a statement.</p><p>As WOW Air notes, springtime really is one of the most desirable seasons to visit. The Northern Lights are still popping, the glaciers on Diamond Beach are still glimmering, and the nightlife in Reykjavik is still bumping.</p><img alt="Reykjavik, Iceland "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1550252241/reykjavik-iceland-WOWNOW0219.jpg?itok=cX03g9Vy"><p>“At WOW air, we are committed to making travel more affordable and accessible to all, from the experienced globe-trotter to travel newbies and those in between,” Mogensen added.</p><p>Odds are you’ve been dreaming of taking a trip to Iceland for some time. The country was <em>Travel + Leisure</em>’s 2018 <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/readers-choice-destination-of-the-year-2018" target="_blank">readers’ choice winner for Destination of the Year</a>. So, stop waiting and start making your dreams come true. After you book your tickets read up on <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/iceland" target="_blank">everything you need to see and do in Iceland</a>.</p>
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31 Mark Twain Quotes About Travel and the World As He Saw It

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:13
<p>Mark Twain’s words, in some ways, transcend time. Though he penned some of his best work from the 1870s to 1890s, his words feel genuinely applicable to our lives today. His humor, insight, and vast cultural knowledge are so spot on that some Mark Twain quotes feel like they were written in response to our lives in 2019. (Though, admittedly, his use of “shall” dates him a bit.)</p><p>When it comes to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/photography/best-travel-quotes-photography" target="_blank">quotes about travel</a>, Mark Twain will excite and inspire you, while simultaneously bringing you back to reality. Mark Twain’s famous quotes will give you courage, confidence, and a good laugh when you most need one.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/books/robert-frost-quotes-travel-inspiration" target="_blank">Robert Frost Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel 'The Road Not Taken'</a></p><p>Whether you have a quote on the tip of your tongue (trying to remember that one saying from Mark Twain, “travel is fatal to prejudice”… or something?) or you’re a Twain novice, we’ve got you covered. We gathered some of Twain’s best sayings, and verified their legitimacy with the <a href="https://marktwainstudies.com" target="_blank">Center for Mark Twain Studies</a>.</p><p>Here are 31 essential Mark Twain quotes for <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/get-more-out-of-travel" target="_blank">every type of traveler</a>:</p><h2>Mark Twain Quotes About Travel</h2><img alt="Friends Hiking in the Woods "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1549911862/friends-hiking-woods-MARKTWAIN0219.jpg?itok=F7IzRPsH"><p>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”</p><p>“It liberates the vandal to travel — you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.”</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/books/jack-kerouac-quotes" target="_blank">These Jack Kerouac Quotes Will Convince You to Get 'On the Road' and Leave It All Behind</a></p><p>“There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.”</p><p>“Take the universe as a whole, and it is a very clever conception and quite competently carried out, but I don’t think much of this globe as a work of art. It would have been better to take more time to it and do it right, it seems to me, than to rush it through, helter-skelter, in six days, just for reputation.”</p><p>“It is a subject that is bound to stir the pulses of any man one talks seriously to about, for in this age of inventive wonders all men have come to believe that in some genius' brain sleeps the solution of the grand problem of aerial navigation — and along with that belief is the hope that that genius will reveal his miracle before they die, and likewise a dread that he will poke off somewhere and die himself before he finds out that he has such a wonder lying dormant in his brain.”</p><p>“I have found out there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”</p><h2>Famous Quotes From Mark Twain’s Books</h2><img alt="Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1549911862/adventures-of-tom-sawyer-mark-twain-MARKTWAIN0219.jpg?itok=OSkK9Aqg"><p>“In our day we don't allow a hundred and thirty years to elapse between glimpses of a marvel. If somebody should discover a creek in the county next to the one that the North Pole is in, Europe and America would start fifteen costly expeditions thither; one to explore the creek, and the other fourteen to hunt for each other.” — "Life on the Mississippi," 1883</p><p>"To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else — these are the things that confer a pleasure compared with other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other ecstasies cheap and trivial. Lifetimes of ecstasy crowded into a single moment." — "Innocents Abroad," 1869</p><p>"Consider well the proportion of things. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise." — “Pudd'nhead Wilson,” 1894</p><p>"One gets large impressions in boyhood, sometimes, which he has to fight against all his life." — "Innocents Abroad," 1869</p><p>"The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time." — "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 1876</p><p>"It is curious — the space-annihilating power of thought." — "Following the Equator,” 1897</p><p>“Be good and you will be lonesome.” ― “Following the Equator,” 1897</p><p>"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." — "Life on the Mississippi," 1883</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/anthony-bourdain-travel-food-quotes" target="_blank">49 Anthony Bourdain Quotes That Will Inspire You to Travel More, Eat Better, and Enjoy Life (Video)</a></p><h2>Mark Twain Quotes on Courage</h2><img alt="Woman on summit of mountain "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1549911862/woman-summit-mountain-MARKTWAIN0219.jpg?itok=IWmNW5Cd"><p>“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”</p><p>“It is curious — curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”</p><p>“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say he is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.”</p><h2>Mark Twain Quotes About Life</h2><p>“It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others — and less trouble.”</p><p>“Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.”</p><p>“Everything has its limit — iron ore cannot be educated into gold.”</p><p>“What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth.”</p><p>“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”</p><h2>Funny Mark Twain Quotes</h2><p>“Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink — under any circumstances.”</p><p>“Humor, to be comprehensible to anybody, must be built upon a foundation with which he is familiar. If he can't see the foundation the superstructure is to him merely a freak — like the Flatiron building without any visible means of support — something that ought to be arrested.”</p><p>“When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest.”</p><p>“The funniest things are the forbidden.”</p><p>“Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom.”</p><p>“The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.”</p><p>“Of course, no man is entirely in his right mind at any time.”</p><p>“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”</p><p>“There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.”</p>
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Airbus Will Stop Producing Its Famous Double Decker Plane in 2021

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:12
<p>Airbus announced this week that it will end production of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/airbus-a380-biggest-passenger-plane#emirates-a380-economy-toys-a380117jpg" target="_blank">the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380</a>, in 2021.</p><p>Emirates reduced a previous order of 53 A380 aircraft to just 14, and Airbus said it will no longer take new orders and will halt production of the aircraft.</p><p>“As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis to sustain production, despite all our sales efforts with other airlines in recent years,” Airbus CEO Tom Enders <a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-terminating-a380-program-2021" target="_blank">said in a statement</a>. “This leads to the end of A380 deliveries in 2021.”</p><p>The famous double-decker plane took its first commercial flight with Singapore Airlines back in 2007. Since its inception, Emirates has been Airbus’s main customer for the aircraft — but Emirates switched its large A380 order to 70 of the smaller and more fuel-efficient A330 and A350 aircraft.</p><p>“What we’re seeing here is the end of the large, four-engine aircraft,” Enders said at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/14/a380-airbus-to-end-production-of-superjumbo" target="_blank">according to <em>The Guardian</em></a>. The death of the A380 signals a growing trend towards smaller, two-engine planes that are most cost-efficient for airlines to operate.</p><p>The gigantic A380 is capable of carrying more than 850 passengers, and its birth signaled what manufacturers thought would be the start of the megajet era. When the A380 debuted in 2005, Airbus had hoped on manufacturing 1,200 of the aircraft. To date, it has only produced 234, <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/14/business/a380-airbus-news-emirates/index.html" target="_blank">according to CNN</a>.</p><p>But although there won’t be any new A380 after 2021, the aircraft won’t disappear from the skies for quite a while. The plane will still be used by airlines like Singapore, Emirates, British Airways, Air France, and All Nippon on some of its longhaul flights.</p>
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David Oyelowo Shares Secret to Strong and Happy Marriage

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:02
Having been married to wife Jessica for 20 years, the 'Selma' actor claims that the two of them never go to bed upset with each other and always put their relationship as the center of their life.
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“Food is the most important material in the World”

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:00
The "eating designer" Marije Vogelzang speaks with Fine Dining Lovers about her idea of art and her last project "Seeds", an installation in Toronto.
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