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You can now send a furloughed federal worker a beer
Thetakeout.com

Photo: industryview (iStock) We have a lot of different opinions in this country, but most everyone can agree that the current government shutdown is terrible. Among the hardest hit are the federal employees who just passed a payday without a paycheck. Many b… more…

Ask The Salty Waitress: Why won’t restaurants seat incomplete parties?
Thetakeout.com

Dear Salty: I’m a new mom, and it’s been a while since I could go out for a long dinner with my girlfriends (who are also mostly moms of young kids). We finally got a dinner on the books last Thursday at a tapas restaurant and made a reservation for five of u… more…

Tell Us Your Best Costa Rica Travel Tips
Lifehacker.com

This week on the occasionally inaccurately named column Hack Your City, we’re taking tips for the entire Central American nation of Costa Rica. Until very recently, one Lifehacker writer, who shall not be named but who wrote this post, thought it was an islan… more…

Man With Hammer Kills Chef and Injures Two Others at Brooklyn Restaurant
The New York Times

A man with a hammer attacked three employees at a Brooklyn restaurant on Tuesday night, killing one and leaving the other two in critical condition. more…

In Seoul, It’s Called ‘Clock Alley’
The New York Times

Many of the clocks at Lee Seo-yoon’s shop on “Clock Alley” in Seoul, South Korea, feature owls, a symbol of wealth and protection. more…

An Irish Burger Chain Claims a Trademark Win Over McDonald’s
The New York Times

A Dublin outlet of the Supermac’s burger chain. Siding with Supermac’s, the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office has ruled that McDonald’s did not properly register Big Mac as a trademark. more…

The Empire State Building May Soon Have Another Rival on the Skyline
The New York Times

The developer Harry Macklowe is planning a 1,551-foot-tall tower overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral that would join a forest of buildings that have changed New York. more…

Michelin-starred restaurant invites Clemson football team to dinner after White House fast food fest
Mashable

Move over, hamberders.o The crew at Alinea, the world-renowned Chicago restaurant, have invited the Clemson Tigers to their establishment for a night of stellar cuisine after bearing witness to the national college champions' fast food feast with President Do… more…

11 Arrests Reported in Deadly Nairobi Assault
The New York Times

The burial of one of the victims of the attack on Wednesday. At least 21 people were killed by the assault on a Nairobi hotel-shopping complex. more…

Memories of Carol Channing, for Whom Going On Was a Must
The New York Times

Theater colleagues recalled Ms. Channing, the Broadway legend who died Tuesday, as a tireless performer and promoter who had little use for doctors’ orders. more…

36 Hours: 36 Hours in Scottsdale
The New York Times

Tom’s Thumb Trail rises 1,000 feet, taking hikers past massive metamorphic rock formations and prickly teddy bear cholla cactus to the namesake outcrop and a panoramic sunset perch. more…

Why are single women still mistaken for prostitutes?
BBC News

One woman's tale of being banned from sitting at a bar has struck a nerve in the age of #MeToo. more…

Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege
BBC News

At least 21 people were killed when al-Shabab militants stormed the luxury Nairobi hotel complex. more…

'I want to stand up for every woman experiencing abuse'
BBC News

Model Judith Heard hopes her story of sexual abuse will prompt other women to tell their stories - and to support one another. more…

Premier Inn owner says bookings are falling outside London
The Guardian (AU)

Whitbread says tourists are bringing business to capital, but sales are weak elsewhere Whitbread, the owner of the UK’s biggest hotel brand, Premier Inn, has said bookings outside London are falling as travellers tighten their purse strings. Alison Brittain, … more…

Tracking technology to reveal whether food produced legally and sustainably
The Guardian (AU)

OpenSC venture, which will track Patagonian toothfish, developed by WWF and BCG Digital A new project that uses technology to track the movements of food through the supply chain will aim to inform consumers whether items such as fish they buy at a restaurant… more…

Beyond the scotch bonnet: the rise of Caribbean food in the UK
The Guardian (AU)

A young generation of British-Caribbean chefs are reclaiming their culinary heritage and bringing it to a new audience The plantain at the Nyamming “explorative dining” experience, held in the belly of TT Liquor in Shoreditch in London, has a lightly fried cr… more…

'I’m a freegan – I get food from bins, foraging or my garden'
The Guardian (AU)

Green activist John Cossham, 52, on how he earns very little so he can live a low-carbon lifestyle Name: John Cossham Age: 52 Income: £10,000 Occupation: Entertainer and ecology educator I’m an enthusiastic green activist and I earn very little so I can live … more…

Mike Ashley circles HMV buyout as it teeters on the edge
The Guardian (AU)

Brexit uncertainty, falling DVD sales and competition from Amazon and supermarkets have bled retailer dry Mike Ashley is considering a rescue bid for HMV, the music and film retailer that collapsed into administration last month. The Sports Direct boss is und… more…

Sabrina Mahfouz: ‘Oppressive systems can destroy young people’s lives’
The Guardian (AU)

With an adaptation of Noughts and Crosses set to tour the UK and her anthology of Muslim writing picked for Emma Watson’s book club, the prolific British writer is as busy as ever. Here she talks about race, class and motherhood Sabrina Mahfouz remembers the … more…