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ISLAMABAD- One of the world’s largest solar plants in Pakistan to provide clean, reliable and help reduce chronic power shortages in the country opened. The plant, spread over 200 hectares of desert land in the southern Pakistani province of Punjab,...
From: Micro Persuasion | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why. Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, May 17 2015       “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” —William Gibson   William Gibson’s observation about the...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Traditional building is time consuming, labor intensive, expensive and can be quite damaging to the environment. Part of living a sustainable lifestyle is certainly finding ways to construct our homes with minimal impact and Maison D, recently built...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Friday, May 22, 2015
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NRDC China Team, Beijing, China: May 9 - May 25, 2015Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit | ChinaDaily A Chinese court has begun hearing a lawsuit filed by green organizations against a quarry for environmental damage in a landmark...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: NRDC China Team | Monday, May 25, 2015
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We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield. All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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While you may have a family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease or even cancer, studies on how environmental factors influence and regulate gene activity— epigenetics— suggest day-to-day choices can defy supposed genetic predispositions and...
From: Fox News | By: Jennifer Landa | Monday, May 25, 2015
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With so much diet and nutrition information readily available at our fingertips, the world is becoming more and more health-conscious. 
From: Fox News | By: Faith Cummings for Glamour | Monday, May 25, 2015
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An Afghan official says a suicide truck bombing has killed one person and wounded more than 40 in the capital of the southern province of Zabul.
From: Fox News | Monday, May 25, 2015
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I want to be a journalist, but I'm not sure how to get there from where I am now. Looking for any advice, tips, or resources anybody can offer me.I'm 27 years old. And it has become obvious to me the career I should have always pursued: journalism. My...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: EmptyEmpire | Monday, May 25, 2015
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I don't know if this is a life stage thing or a terrible personality flaw or what, but I find myself feeling contemptuous of others' relationships, even though it's 100% none of my business. I want to stop this.My question is similar to this one, except...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fernweh | Monday, May 25, 2015
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I am interested in a vehicle that is being sold by a private seller that is 3 1/2 hours away and in a different state. The asking price is $7500, which is a lot of cash to be carrying, especially after all those stories in the news about the cops being...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 445supermag | Monday, May 25, 2015
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The question on social media is why would a 65-year-old grandmother, who already had 13 children and seven grandchildren, want four more children? Annegret Raunigk, of Germany, just gave birth to quadruplets, making her the oldest woman ever to do so,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Margaret Minnicks | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Break out the bubblegum cigars. Annegret Raunigk, the 65-year-old grandma who was pregnant with quadruplets, has recently given birth to the babies in a Berlin hospital. The children—three boys and one girl—were born prematurely at 26 weeks, but...
From: Jezebel | By: Marie Lodi | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Berlin resident Annegret Raunigk who already had 13 children and seven grandchildren, is thought to be the world's oldest mother of quads...
From: Telegraph | By: AFP | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Earlier this year, Gerard Butler’s model ex-girlfriend made a shocking claim in court that she was impregnated when she was raped by a photographer. She also pressed for an abortion. However, recent DNA test results have proved that the alleged suspect...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Val Powell | Monday, May 25, 2015
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FREDERICKSBURG "He should be here," she thinks yet again. He should be meeting this beautiful bundle of joy. She looks at the tiny girl the doctor has just placed in her arms and thinks, "I needed you."
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In the summer of 2007, my wife and I purchased our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time researching our purchase. So that’s exactly what we did – we read as much as we could, educated ourselves...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Estate Planning, Planning, Financial Education#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-381023{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-381023, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-381023{width:570px;display:block;}...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Monday, May 25, 2015
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No, but is it too much to ask for representatives - even those from Florida - to not be jackasses *all* the time?
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The island nation is reconnecting with its neighbors and revealing its unique world of technology.
From: The Kernel | By: Matt Stempeck | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Nexus Ruxpin? Google's mad science X division is, er, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior's voice or movements, "the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social...
From: Switched | By: Steve Dent | Monday, May 25, 2015
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If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't t......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Fingas | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Posted by Hannah_SmithMost frequently, the content we create at Distilled is designed to attract press coverage, social shares, and exposure (and links) on sites our clients' target audience reads. That's a tall order. Over the years we've had our hits...
From: SEOmoz | By: Hannah_Smith | Monday, May 25, 2015
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While LinkedIn has long been the favourite social media platform among recruiters for sourcing candidates, it looks as though Twitter is planning to reposition its role in the social media hiring process. Twitter has the lion’s share of job postings...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Ron Stewart | Monday, May 25, 2015
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This weekend in Brunch Hate Reads, the NY Weekend Times has a business column that calls for two seemingly reasonable behavior changes from New York cabbies and the people who govern them: hacks should get off their cellphones and taxi regulators should...
From: Gothamist | By: Nathan Tempey | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement -- a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday's Spanish election, which is a kind of dress rehearsal...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Monday, May 25, 2015
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They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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It's on eBay for $1,500, but the seller is entertaining offers. "No questions or answers have been posted about this item," but you do not get the fridge or the Bacardi. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Once built behind fake bookcases or trap doors, fortified spaces today double as bathrooms, closets and even master bedroom suites....
From: New York Times | By: MATT A.V. CHABAN | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Asked in 2014 to share their experiences, female soldiers and veterans talked about serving where “a lot of respect slips through the cracks.”...
From: New York Times | By: TALYA MINSBERG | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Charles C. Dorego, general counsel for Glenwood Management, figures prominently in federal criminal complaints against Sheldon Silver and Dean G. Skelos that involve payoffs, graft, fraud and solicitation of bribes....
From: New York Times | By: CHARLES V. BAGLI | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Renee Montagne talks with U.S. Army General John Campbell, about how Afghan forces are faring against the Taliban now that they are fighting combat missions on their own.
From: NPR | Monday, May 25, 2015
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On his surprising, complex third album, Gibson outlines dark and alluring tales of horror and despair, human struggle and eternal regret.
From: NPR | By: Doug Mosurock | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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With the recent scandal involving Josh Duggar and his admission to sexually molesting numerous girls, TLC has officially pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. It’s not yet known, however, if the show will return at a later date. Although 19...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Leigh Egan | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Josh Duggar has canceled a speaking appearance at a Christian home schooling convention and may see his days on 19 Kids And Counting come to an end as well, a move that might just save the television show from cancellation. After reports this week uncovered...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Tom Cruise waves to the cameras while walking on the set of his upcoming film Mena on Friday (May 22) in Atlanta, Ga. The 52-year-old actor was joined on set by his co-star Jesse Plemons. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tom Cruise The day before,...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Conservatives are happier than liberals, or so decades of surveys that ask about life satisfaction would suggest. . . . But a new series of studies questions the gap itself, raising the possibility that although conservatives may report greater happiness...
From: New Yorker | By: Paul Rudnick | Monday, May 25, 2015
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“Hey, baby, come over here,” a tall,  thin woman, dressed all in white, standing at the mouth of a shipping container, called out. “Come check this thing out. This is the Wunderkammer. This is our natural-history museum.” The woman was Suzy...
From: New Yorker | By: Dana Goodyear | Monday, May 25, 2015
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How many Republicans are running for President? It’s a trick question. Some of those who are clearly running—Jeb Bush, for example—are still pretending that they aren’t, mostly because declaring would change the fund-raising rules. And if you...
From: New Yorker | Monday, May 25, 2015
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How immigration checkpoint stops lead to illegal detention and searches
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Monday, May 25, 2015
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It’s important not to conflate philosophy and strategy.
From: Reason | By: Sheldon Richman | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The former Indiana governor and current president of Purdue University gets real about making the public sector cheaper - and better.
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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