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15-acre crystal clear lagoon to be built in Orlando

A resort and 15-acre crystal clear lagoon is being planned for Orlando’s Lake Nona development, the Tavistock Development Company said. The company said crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort on Lake Nona’s southern shore next year. It’s expected to open in 2020. The eight-story resort will feature 250 rooms, 80 condominium units, a spa and a beach …

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Wheels of Fortune: Vehicles That Are the Best Investments Today

With those auctions (and several others) now completed, the market is ready for its latest review—and things are looking up. According to leading collectors and experts, the period of doom and gloom appears to be over, assuming you follow some rules and know what to look for. The collector-car world was on edge this summer, and with good reason. After …

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Disney Has Found the Star of Its Live-Action Mulan Remake

Disney has found a lead for its live-action Mulan. Following a worldwide search, the studio announced Wednesday that it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei (a.k.a. Crystal Liu) as Hua Mulan. Stemming from Disney’s trend of adapting its library of animated classics as live-action feature films, this new take on the warrior woman sees a young woman disguise herself as a man to …

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How to buy a TV online without losing your mind

A television is a great gift for all occasions, from birthdays to Christmas and graduations. But buying one for your spouse, friend, relative, or yourself can be an intimidating prospect.(Image: Adam Berry/getty images) There are seemingly infinite models, brands, and features to choose from. And with every page full of long strings of letters and numbers, and science-y phrases like …

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Introducing the New Titanium and Ceramic White Hawk Collection from Bell & Ross

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 was first released in 2014 in the form of the Skeleton Chronograph, and then a year later the ChronographTourbillon. The X1 range, like the recently issued X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor, comes from the “Experimental” line. Bell & Ross takes the familiar square-cased watches from the BR-01 along with the BR-03 from the “Instruments” line, but adds skeltonization, and/or greater complication to the mix. This …

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The perfect holiday present: a kids’ book that teaches rocket science

To many, rocket science may seem like an impenetrable concept that’s just too difficult to understand, but a new book argues otherwise, aiming to break down the basic concepts behind spaceflight — to children. The new book is appropriately titled Rocket Science, and it was written by Andrew Rader, an aerospace engineer at SpaceX, as well as an avid author and …

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Universal: Our first look at Wizarding World Christmas, revamped Macy’s parade

Universal Orlando kicks off its holiday celebration Saturday – its earliest start to festivities in at least 15 years. Both theme parks have new elements – including the first-ever full-blown Harry Potter-based holiday merriments — which they showed off to members of the media on Thursday. Here are some notable moments. • Hogwarts Castle on the Hogsmeade/Islands of Adventure side …

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How to get a job at: Blizzard

“World of Warcraft”— an iconic game recognized in homes around the world, a name that resonates beyond the gaming community, a whole world of magical and mystical adventures. Blizzard Entertainment employs the creative geniuses behind WoW, Overwatch and Diablo, some of the top-selling games of all time with some of the strongest fanbases around. Blizzard has not only created an entire …

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This $4,000 Blended Whisky from 1971 Is Good to the Last Drop

The story of The Last Drop Distillers sounds almost like a movie plot. Two titans of the spirits industry who created some of the world’s most iconic brands (among them Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, and Baileys Irish Cream), find retirement doesn’t suit them, so they team up to pursue their true passion —seeking out fantastically rare casks …

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