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The Best Dublin Travel Tips From Our Readers

Our Dublin readers were generous and friendly with their tips this week (so friendly that as New Yorkers, we’re worried we’re being conned). Several readers posted long guides with all kinds of suggestions; head to the original request post to read them all. We’ve collected the highlights below.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Way This Dutch Designer Dealt With Light Pollution Is Ingenious

The Afsluitdijk is a 20-mile dam that has been protecting the low-lying Netherlands from the force of the ocean for decades. According to Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch artist who works in urban environments, it’s quite famous in the country because “basically, it protects us from drowning.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Study says Amsterdam’s wastewaster has highest ecstasy concentration in Europe

A wastewater analysis conducted by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has identified Amsterdam’s wastewater as containing the most ecstasy residuals in all of Europe. The analysis tested the wastewater of 56 European cities in 19 countries in an effort to “explore the drug-taking habits” of those residing there. Conducted regularly […]

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Trump Threatens European Union With Car Tariffs, Which Would Raise The Price Of Cars

In a tweet today, President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on European cars in an escalation of rhetoric that, in recent days, has made the prospect of an all-out trade war more and more of a possibility. Trump’s tweet came after he said Thursday that he planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, which prompted…Read […]

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Switzerland Proves That More Gun Laws Are Not The Solution To America’s Mass Shooting Problem

I was lucky enough to be a part of one of the last great Boy Scout troops here in North Texas, where we were taught proper marksmanship by an ex-special forces scoutmaster. He ran the troop military-style, dividing us into patrols, where we could attain ranks such as patrol leader and assign push-ups to disobedient […]

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Buglaria Is Targeting Owners Of Expensive Cars To Crack Down On Fraud

Buying Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maybachs and flaunting wealth seems like a good idea until Bulgaria, one of the most impoverished members of the European Union, decides to have police stop and check expensive cars and investigate owners for tax fraud and money laundering.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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17 Reasons Why Ukrainian Girls Are Overrated

I continue to hear that Ukrainian girls are the best of the best for beauty, femininity, family-oriented mentality, and traditional beliefs, or that the streets of Ukraine are flooded with supermodels, all of whom have the sole desire in life to start a family at 20 years old with an old, ugly, fat guy who […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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Battlefront & Overwatch’s Loot Boxes Under Investigation In Belgium

Belgian website VTM is reporting that the country’s Gaming Commission is currently taking a look at loot boxes in video games, with particular focus on EA’s inclusion of them in Star Wars: Battlefront II and Blizzard’s use in Overwatch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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BMW Headquarters In Europe Raided As Authorities Probe Alleged German Automaker Cartel

Last July, Der Spiegel published something of a bombshell report, alleging that every major German automaker, including BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, and Daimler, had been running a secret cartel since the 1990s. Today, it was reported that European Union authorities raided BMW headquarters as part of their investigation…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Europe Tells Planemakers To Stop Using Kobe Steel Metals

A European agency has advised that airplane manufacturers on the continent stop using products produced by Kobe Steel until those products can be certified as safe, according to Reuters. Kobe Steel has been entangled in a growing scandal over the quality of its metals after it acknowledged that it was shipping some…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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