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A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called The Botany of Desire. The work provides an interesting and insightful short history...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park....
From: New York Times | By: PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Unicode Consortium is a California-based non-profit organization that aims to standardize current character schemes across all operation systems and platforms. Following the unveil of the Unicode 8.0 which included complexion adjustments, the consortiums...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH Great crested flycatchers — those noisy, zany, bold and colorful birds — are my favorites to welcome back in the spring. You know they are in town as soon as you hear their loud "whee-eep, whee-eep, whee-eep" coming from the treetops....
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Khameyea Jennings has lost her battle with cancer just weeks after the teen made national news by attending her high school prom with a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jennings died on Friday after a battle with liver cancer. Jennings gained fame...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Soft and comfy, but too ratty (has a large rip) IMO to donate to a shelter. I don't know how to sew, myself. Putting it in the trash/landfill seems like overkill and a waste of resources. Except for the rip, it's very serviceable. I am in the continual...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: intrepid_simpleton | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Taryn Manning gets a smooch from Paula Patton at The Marriott Content Studios French Kiss Film Premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. Dave Annable and pregnant wife Odette attended Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 2nd Annual Super Saturday LA in...
From: OK Magazine | By: Jaime Rabb | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Family vacations and holidays are precious times altogether and where special memories are created, but let’s be honest, having the kids in tow can be a bit of a challenge at times. You can find plenty of family-friendly cruise ships these days and...
From: The Fashionable Bambino | By: The Fashionable Housewife | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Chris Sale settled down, but it was a little too late. After allowing four runs (three earned) in the first two innings, the White Sox’ ace left-hander breezed along through the eighth inning but the early damage cost him in the Twins’ 4-3 victory...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The good news is, we’re getting a bacon emoji, allowing current and future generations to adequately express their pork-related emotions. The bad news? You’ll have to wait about a year for it to happen. Bacon and 37 of its illustrated brethren will...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields...
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrian Shirk | Friday, May 22, 2015
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When I put out an opinion poll out on Instagram about who could – and the wording has to be carefully done – aesthetics aside, what young designer working today would leave a lasting legacy like Lee McQueen. the names that came up pleasingly revolved...
From: Style Bubble | By: susie | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Inthemid-1990s,riverboatcasinosbecamelegalinMissouri,whereIgrewup.Theintricaciesofthisseemedcomplicated:whentheyfirstappeared;thecasinoshadtogoonactual“cruises”upanddowntheriver.Today,thecasinosoperateinlargestructuresthatjustneedtobenearwater(Ithinkpuddleshavebeenapproved)....
From: Gamma Squad | By: michaelwilliamryan | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The customer is always right. I started my company, Force12 Media, three years ago on a soggy Guinness-soaked napkin in a La Jolla, California, trying to invent my way out of an executive job with a large defense company. One thing I learned from my...
From: Business Insider | By: Brandon Webb | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Great Recession did a number on Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities, which closed in the fall of 2008 after a total of 101 preview and regular performances. But the musical has found new life away from The Great White Way. The Dickens adaptation...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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From valued garden commentor Stan of the Sawgrass: Ellen and I decided to actually WALK to the grocery store yesterday, and I pointed out some night-blooming Cereus pods that were about to bloom. They have a weird, alien pod-people look before they open....
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Mad Max: Fury Road was over a decade in the making, and hit the screen with a rich backstory. While it’s more fun to let the characters on screen exist with only the information we’re given in the movie, the tales of the creation of Fury Road are so...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Friday, May 22, 2015
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This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Alan Taylor | Friday, May 22, 2015
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[...] the tech industry’s venture capitalists — the financiers who bet on companies when they are little more than an idea — are going out of their way to avoid the one word that could describe what is happening around them. A bubble, in the economic...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: New York Times | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Tom Six, the notorious writer-director behind the infamous “Human Centipede” trilogy, has always been a bit of a mystery … until now. Having drawn comparisons to a modern-day Ed Wood, the 41-year-old Dutch filmmaker exhibits a gift for making...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Lots of men give their wives flowers on their birthday, but those flowers aren’t usually comprised of solar cells. Acclaimed film director James Cameron gifted his wife Suzy Amis Cameron a ‘bouquet’ of five great big photovoltaic Sun Flowers on...
From: Inhabitots | By: Cat DiStasio | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Azzedine Alaïa was nowhere to be seen at the press presentation for his first fragrance, Alaïa Paris, held this week in the legendary Marais building where he resides and crafts his iconic, shapely dresses — not to mention where countless celebrities...
From: Hint Magazine | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Latest Cowboys headlines: Cowboys could face a difficult fight for the NFC East crown; training camp battles taking shape; Learning all about "Bounce, Bang, Bend." Gil Brandt: "I still like the Cowboys to finish on top, but the fight will be difficult"...
From: Blogging the Boys | By: One.Cool.Customer | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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From hardy perennial garden commentor Marvel: It’s been mild here in the Willamette Valley — warm days, cool days, sunshine, sprinkles — a perfect time for working WAY too hard//long in the yard. Having been cooped up in the greenhouse for weeks...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Professor Stanley Wells writes that the newly identified picture of Shakespeare on the title page of Gerard’s Herball (1597) is ‘obviously not Shakespeare’ but neither he, nor Mark Griffiths, the botanist… Continue reading The post There’s...
From: Spectator | By: Alexander Waugh | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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adidas has once again offered a new version of its popular Tubular silhouette, this time in a feminine makeover. The new release sees the runner clad in a floral print on the upper contrasted underneath a black panel, aptly titled "Flower Petals."...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The Bachelorette may air on the same network as 500 Questions, but if Kaitlyn Bristowe and Andi Dorfman’s Twitter feeds are any indication, they won’t be appearing on the quiz show anytime soon. Dorfman, an attorney, and Bristowe, a dance instructor,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sarah Field | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Logan and Hope were married at the Wharfinger Building, on the harbour of Eureka, California. They didn't want a cheesy theme, they just wanted to include things they love. The result was this amazing leopard print and motorbike mash up!
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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It doesn’t last long but the lilac season is stunning. Chose your varieties carefully – and enjoy their moment in the sunMay is one of our most beautiful months. The hedgerows fatten once the hawthorn has flowered and cow parsley narrows the lanes....
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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If the Carnation massacre doesn’t warrant the death penalty, does anything? A jury’s verdict spared the life of a killer, but it may have helped kill the death penalty around here.
From: Seattle Times | By: Danny Westneat | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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I picked up my sister this morning at 8:30 and we went to visit my brother, Richard. Dick passed away in 1980. It was all his fault. After we placed the flowers that my sister had personally arranged, (she hates how flower shops put these things together...
From: Free Republic | By: BTLD | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Burgers, beer and barbecue: Which stocks will benefit as consumers fire up for grilling season? Lower gas prices compared to 2014 could mean a bump in consumer dollars this summer toward food and grocery bills. But there is fierce...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is all about getting close and photographing small things. The tiny world of...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Darlene Hildebrandt | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Memorial Day is the unofficial (yet somewhat official) start to summer in our house, and we may or may not start the summer count down around Christmas. It’s kind of a big deal around these parts. And after the winter we had up here in New England,...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Capalbo | Friday, May 22, 2015
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VIRGINIA BEACH Peter Kuve shoveled dirt into a wheelbarrow for a few minutes until it was full. He paused, leaning on the shovel, and watched as another man wheeled the soil to the nearby garden. The man turned around. "Steven, by the way," the man said....
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Chris Sale outdueled by Trevor May after White Sox retire Paul Konerko's number After some early troubles aided by a Conor Gillaspie error, Chris Sale looked like Chris Sale. The problem was, the White Sox lineup made Trevor May look like like Chris...
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Famed supermodel, Victoria’s Secret angel, and ex-wife of Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr spoke with Vogue Australia recently to share her wisdom when it comes to dating. Miranda Kerr’s best dating advice. http://t.co/VJaQW5R5I7 — Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia)...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jennifer Porcelli | Friday, May 22, 2015
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LAS VEGAS — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas."B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The flower than captivated Vincent Van Gogh is in full bloom in Oregon and Washington, and making iris fans from around the world swoon. Six hundred visiting members of the American Iris Society toured six gardens in the Willamette Valley and Colombia...
From: OregonLive | By: Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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UPDATE: TLC pulled 19 Kids and Counting from their schedule, but they haven’t officially canceled it yet. As Josh Duggar shat up a statement where he admitted to molesting several underage girls when he was a teenager (and later prayed the pedo away),...
From: Dlisted | By: Michael K | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Target via eBay cuts 35% off a selection of Greenworks G24 cordless gardening equipment, with prices starting from $59.99, as listed below. Plus, all items bag free shipping. The deals: Greenworks G24 24V Cordless 2-Speed Blower w/ Battery & Charger...
From: CNET | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the...
From: Inside Bay Area | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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What's a razor-sharp skill set without a killer pair of pumps?
From: College Fashion | By: Janelle - Smith College | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Turns out there's more than one way to revamp your place in a pinch. One example? Easy switch-ups, like swapping out your flowers or spray-painting your frames. The other? Tricks that are totally unexpected but worth the payoff in every way. It's time...
From: CasaSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Chrissie Hynde made a surprise appearance during the encore of Brandon Flowers' concert Thursday night in London, joining the Killers singer on a pair of tracks. First, Hynde and Flowers performed a rendition of Pretenders' "Don't Get Me Wrong," a...
From: Rolling Stone | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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"Ex Machina" star Alicia Vikander continues to be one of the most in-demand actresses out there with the acclaimed Swedish actress now being linked to two major blockbusters in the works. Deadline reports that Vikander is in talks for the likely female...
From: Dark Horizons | By: Dark Horizons | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This little top was made from remnants of fabric left over from a long-sleeved batwing top I made last weekend. It's another very simple to make top, from beginning to end in less than one afternoon. Considering it is made from remnants it looks great....
From: Burda Style | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Milan’s Martone family has added an artisanal perfume laboratory to its five-star Magna Pars Suites Milano hotel, a fragrance factory turned luxury hot spot.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Cynthia Martens | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The death of rapper Chinx Drugz caused controversy from the moment it was announced, as reported by the Inquisitr, when an Instagram user initially began to take credit for the drive-by murder. Soon afterward, French Montana reacted to Chinx’s death...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paula Mooney | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Charmingly warm weather coaxed roses into bloom early this year, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the county's most popular perennial plants, the "big four" vexations are powdery mildew, black...
From: OregonLive | By: Kym Pokorny | For The Oregonian/OregonLive | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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