“A new Dublin hotel is fully powered by an underground river”

Dublin’s newest accommodation offering, Iveagh Garden Hotel, will source its energy from an underground river that runs 50 metres below the hotel. This makes it the first hotel in Europe to develop a unique low energy system that creates the lowest carbon footprint possible. The four-star hotel in the Irish capital opened this week on Harcourt Street, a renowned Georgian street. Continue reading ““A new Dublin hotel is fully powered by an underground river””

“The Music of Mister Rogers”

It’s common knowledge that Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor studied music and composition in college. But was he any good?

“You sure couldn’t call him a singer,” said Joe “Handyman” Negri, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s” regular guitarist and an authority on the Pittsburgh jazz scene. “But I always thought he wrote nice songs, and he had a very good ear for melody. Music was a huge part of the show.” Continue reading ““The Music of Mister Rogers””

“Black Panther: 15 Pieces Of Concept Art That Will Get You Hyped For The Movie”

Black Panther is poised to take over the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hollywood when it hits cinemas worldwide, and the excitement amongst comic book fans is palpable to say the very least. The titular character’s standalone instalment has been a long time coming after all, what with Marvel first introducing him in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War (Spider-Man’s movie came out last year, just 15 months after the webslinger made his own MCU debut). Continue reading ““Black Panther: 15 Pieces Of Concept Art That Will Get You Hyped For The Movie””

Why Do So Many Figure Skaters Choose the Same Music?

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For the first time in Olympic history, single and pairs figure skaters have been freed from their tinkly piano music prisons, and are now allowed to perform to music with lyrics. It took only one steamy performance this past Sunday evening to underline just how significant this rule change was to the sport. When Canadian champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated a sultry number to “El Tango de Roxanne” and “Come What May,” two essential highlights from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack, the message was clear: this was a performance about sexual chemistry. Judging from the internet’s immediate instinct to ship the platonic pair, it was an extremely well executed plan. Continue reading “Why Do So Many Figure Skaters Choose the Same Music?”

“Our musical tastes peak as teens, says study”

Not sure I agree with this, my taste has changed considerably since my teen years.

A New York Times analysis of Spotify data has found that the songs we listen to during our teen years sets our musical taste as adults.

For men, the most important period for forming musical taste is between the ages of 13 to 16. Men were on average, aged 14, when their favorite song was released. For women, the most important period is between 11 and 14, with 13 being the most likely age for women when their favorite song came out. It also found that childhood influences were stronger for women than men and the key years for shaping taste were tied to the end of puberty. Continue reading ““Our musical tastes peak as teens, says study””

A London hotel is offering the UK’s first fully plant-based room service

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Vegans often get a rough time of it when travelling.

Just last year ‘no menus for vegans’ was seventh on The Good Hotel Guide’s top 10 gripes of 2017.

And rightly so – it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth when you’ve paid loads to stay in a hotel and there’s nothing for you eat there. Continue reading “A London hotel is offering the UK’s first fully plant-based room service”

More Details Arise for That ‘Star Wars’-Themed Hotel at Walt Disney World

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Disney Parks revealed quite a bit of new information yesterday as part of D23 Expo Japan, but probably the most tantalizing topic was that brand new Star Wars-themed hotel being built at Walt Disney World in Florida. We learned previously that Disney was crafting a Star Wars resort, offering a Westworld-like experience in which guests are given new identities and tasks once they arrive at the hotel. Continue reading “More Details Arise for That ‘Star Wars’-Themed Hotel at Walt Disney World”