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Mike Elgan
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These cushions are not well situated for sitting

I was tempted to try, though.
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Golden wine in Georgia

We call it "orange wine." They call it "golden wine." Either way, this was amazing. (Schuchmann winery)
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An old wine cellar in Georgia

Very cool winery in the wine country's wine country. : )
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The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/83EYMK )

If you read the business headlines, it sounds like brick-and-mortar retail stores are dying – a so-called "retail apocalypse."

The doom-and-gloom stories are everywhere. Online sales are clobbering physical retail outlets, right?

Well, not so fast.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3234567/it-industry/the-retail-apocalypse-is-a-myth.html

#retailapocalypse #retail #malls
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Traveling cook's best friend

The Kitchen Multi-Tool from Gentlemen's Hardware: https://goo.gl/Hi6tAK

It's got several kitchen knives, as well as a cheese grater, zester, peeler, garlic crusher, corkscrew, can and bottle openers and even a spoon and fork.

It's also great for picnics!

Who else needs this?

https://goo.gl/Hi6tAK

#travel #kitchen #gastronomad
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Inside Barcelona's best bakery

(Read the full post here: https://goo.gl/tX91t3 )

Anna Bellsolà is a 4th-generation artisanal baker. She's the author of a wonderful book on baking (written in the Spanish language) called "Pan en Casa. Del Horno al Corazon." And she received the prestigious L'Espiga d'Or prize, an extensive blind-tasting judgement that resulted in her being named one of the two best bakers in Barcelona.

One day after winning the L'Espiga d'Or prize, Anna generously and exclusively hosted our Barcelona Experience gastronomads with an extensive tour of her Hotel Praktik Bakery, gave us countless insights into the art of baking and treated us to a brunch beyond delicious.

The post:
http://gastronomad.net/home/2017/10/17/inside-barcelonas-best-bakery

Buy her book: https://goo.gl/7GeiqC

#Barcelona #spain #bakery #Baluard #AnnaBellsola
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What the world looks like outside your filter bubble

A filter bubble is the social world that appears to you online, and which is the result of what filtering and sorting algorithms have determined you'll care about.

Filter bubbles show you the familiar world — your country, mostly, and people who are similar to you in age, gender and political leanings.

In my experience people oppose filter bubbles in theory, but love them in practice. People love, their filter bubbles, and hate to see culture and perspectives from outside their narrow world-views. That's why social networks create filter bubbles — it's really by popular demand.

If you want to compare what the world looks like inside and outside your filter bubbles, YouTube is a good way to see that.

Here's YouTube inside your filter bubble:
https://www.youtube.com/feed/trending

Here's YouTube outside your filter bubble:
https://goo.gl/1UvfLL

As you scroll through the outside-your-filter-bubble feed, you'll notice how you find almost everything totally irrelevant — weird Nigeria soap operas, strange Chinese celebrities you've never heard of, content in languages you can't identify.

This is why we have filter bubbles. The unfiltered world is unappealing to most people.
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