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"The points at which our unwisdom bites and messes up our lives are multiple and urgently need attention, right now."Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Euro-zone debts are looking increasingly unsustainableLAST week there was turmoil in financial markets. Investors started to worry about whether struggling euro-zone economies would be able to pay back their debt. Yields on Greece’s sovereign bonds...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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EARLIER this year it all looked so rosy. In April, just two years after Greece imposed the biggest sovereign-debt restructuring in history on its private creditors, it raised €3 billion ($4.2 billion at the time) in five-year bonds at a yield of less...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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My (Greek Orthodox) aunt gave my mom this bracelet to give to me. It is one of those anti-"Evil Eye" bracelets. Attached to each end of the bracelet is this coin-like thing. I am having a hard time deciphering what is pictured on the coin and what it...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Angel de Lune | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's latest work, "Ocean Atlas" is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Titan Atlas who supported the weight of the heavens on his back. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders warned it would be tough to seal a high-stakes climate change deal as they began talks Thursday on a pact aimed at making Brussels a global trailblazer for decades to come.The two-day EU summit will focus on an...
From: Business Insider | By: Lachlan Carmichael | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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>Amid great fanfare, the statue of Andrew Jackson was dedicated in Lafayette Park on January 8, 1853, the thirty-eighth anniversary of the battle of New Orleans. An elaborate parade preceded the dedication. A distinguished group including General...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Friday, October 24, 2014
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“Roads of Arabia,” a striking if sometimes visually austere show that opened Saturday at the Asian Art Museum, transports visitors through the vast and sparsely populated space of the Arabian Peninsula over an enormous stretch of time. A coda gallery...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Steven Winn | Friday, October 24, 2014
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IT IS a pernicious threat, all the more so because, at its onset, it seems almost benign. After two generations of fighting against inflation, why be worried if the victory looks just a bit too complete, if the ancient enemy is so cowed as to no longer...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: John Hinderaker | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lunchtime! You know scarfing down a burger and fries isn't the best choice if you're trying to slim down, but how do you know what is? We've enlisted the expertise of two nutritionists - Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition...
From: FitSugar | By: Jenny-Sugar | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The origins of the phrase “American exceptionalism” are not especially obscure. The French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville, observing this country in the 1830s, said that Americans seemed exceptional in valuing practical attainments almost to the...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The time has come, dear friends, to lay down the first brick of the Pyramid Wedding recaps! The day in a nutshell: cheesy smiles, kisses, and beautiful flowers. / Photo by Eau Claire Photographics I’ve been popping in here and there … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Mrs. Pyramid | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It did not occur to me that an October might arrive when my two true teams would come face to face in a World Series, and that I would have to discover and then declare an ultimate loyalty. The odds against two particular teams’ meeting in a World...
From: Faith and Fear in Flushing | By: Greg Prince | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Subbing in spaghetti squash for noodles slashes carbs and calories from all your favorite comfort foods! This versatile veggie just adds an extra crunch, and once you know how to cook it correctly, the possibilities are endless. Instead of just relying...
From: FitSugar | By: Lizzie-Fuhr | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Oh no! Kylie Jenner looked nearly tearful when she arrived back to El Lay via LAX yesterday after touring with pal/rumored beau Tyga in Europe. You know what they say: "Distance makes the heart grow fonder!" Chin up, gurl! [ Video: See Kylie Jenner In...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Friday, October 24, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A massive sustainable sculpture made of eco-friendly, PH-neutral materials seems to hold up the surface of the sea from its position on the ocean floor near New Providence in the Bahamas. The underwater work of art by Jason Decaires Taylor references...
From: WebEcoist | By: Steph | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This post An Economy Cannot Live on QE Alone appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Government life support…liquidity injection… or a giant Band-Aid…whatever you want to call it, quantitative easing is the keeping the global economic ship afloat –...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Richard Duncan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Should investors be stressing over the European bank stress tests? Leaks out Friday ahead of Sunday's big reveal suggest that 25 out of the 130 banks that took the test may have failed. This has some investors worried that this...
From: TheStreet | By: Cyrus Sanati | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index recovered much of the ground lost in theaselloff earlier in October, posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014 on strong third-quarter earnings in the U.S. and better-than-forecast economic data in China and...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Things are about to get more interesting in the EU as a review of budget procedures shows the UK, Greece, and Italy owe more money, but Germany and France will get money back.Curiously, this came about following a review of non-profit organizations from...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In a telling quote, influential International Olympic Committee member Gian-Franco Kasper told CNN that the 2014 Sochi Olympics was too expensive. "Russia did what [Switzerland] did in our ski resorts in 150 years in five years, that of course costs...
From: Business Insider | By: Tony Manfred | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A new report released this week from the University of Oregon found that the school's sexual assault problem may be due to the nature of its Greek system. According to the report, an increasing number of UO students are joining fraternities and sororities,...
From: Business Insider | By: Peter Jacobs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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One night last winter, Jessie Ware and Miguel decided to get drunk. They had been writing some songs for Ware's second album, Tough Love, at New York's Record Plant studio, and after a long day of work, they had completed the fun, flirtatious "Kind...
From: Rolling Stone | Friday, October 24, 2014
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At its most beneficial to society, the job of the critic is to illuminate: to rip through the tangled, redundant foliage of the music world so you don’t have to, and serve up whatever we deem “worthwhile" on a virtual platter. On occasion, though,...
From: SF Weekly | By: Taylor Kaplan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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So we're all unbelievably stoked for a Wonder Woman movie. Regardless of what you think of Snyder's DC films, or of Gal Gadot's casting as Diana, it's amazing that we're finally going to get a female-led flick in this generation of superhero films. Apparently,...
From: Geekosystem | By: Sam Maggs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A University of Oregon task force on sexual violence is recommending that in order to combat rape on campus, the school suspend plans to increase fraternities and sororities, as well as address the serious dangers that the existing Greek houses pose....
From: Jezebel | By: Anna Merlan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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If your Sundays find you ogling the travel section of the newspaper like ours do, we’ve got some great inspiration to kick off your weekend. Twin sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato have often used their far-and-wide travels as inspiration...
From: Design Sponge | By: Maxwell Tielman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The European Union boasts that 99 percent of its budget comes from the EU's "own resources," which include customs duties, the value added tax, and a tax on gross national income. That last one is meant "to fund the part of the budget not covered by...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Jimmy Buffett delights fans at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley with both old and new songs.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the wake of the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamic State, there was obviously a lot of criticism of the Obama administration's general attitude towards IS and its...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sofia should transfer an additional EUR 7 M installment to EU's budget, the EU Commission announced Friday. The new estimates are based on a recently-adopted model which uses revenues from income tax and GDP growth to set the amount of money each member...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With the November 24 deadline for an agreement on Iran’s illegal nuclear program fast approaching, there is every reason to suspect that the Obama administration may be about to sign off on a woefully inadequate deal that would leave Iran as a nuclear...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Tom Wilson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Texas congressmollusk Louie Gohmert, that irrepressible imp, has been giving a lot of thought to Our Troops and how Barack Obama is trying to kill them all by making them fight the Ebolese Liberation Army....
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For hardcore beer lovers, fall isn't all about pumpkin-spice ales and Octoberfest seasonals. A rare brew that you may not have heard of is only available when the weather starts to turn cold: "wet" or "fresh" hop beers. Wet hop...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeremy Greenfield | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets rose slightly on Friday despite U.S. home sales for September missing economists' forecasts and a sharp revision downward in August sales. Stocks in the U.S. also continued toatrade on corporate earnings, with...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest who urges Christians to serve in the Israeli army, has been branded a 'traitor' and a serious threat to the cohesion of Israel's Arab minority....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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So the EU wants Britain to pay a 1.7 billion surcharge for the heinous crime of having an economic recovering. How dare we object? Just think of all the good… Continue readingThe post 8 ways the EU might spend that 1.7 billion surcharge appeared first...
From: Spectator | By: Taylor Robinson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This is so sad. U.S. Olympic Fencer Kamara James Found Dead The cause of 29-year-old fencing talent Kamara James’ death still hasn’t been revealed, but here are more details about her life… According to NYDailyNews reports: A brilliant 29-year-old...
From: Bossip | By: thatsmybiz1 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Kate Samworth's Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World's Bird Supply Since 2031 is the winner of the first-ever 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers' Literature. Read SLJ's review of the title—plus our reviews of...
From: School Library Journal | By: Carolyn Sun | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The European Union on Friday released new calculations on the contributions to its budget by member states. Payments are linked to a percentage of GDP, which changes over time, hence the recalculation. As the FT reported, the UK has been hit worst by...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Friday, October 24, 2014
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IT BEGAN with a bleeding nose and ended with a punch in the face. Yesterday's meeting of European Union heads of government in Brussels started inauspiciously, when the Cypriot president was taken to hospital after a series of nosebleeds; caused, said...
From: The Economist | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From the Parisien catacombs to the Greek island where lepers were sent to die, here are some of the spookiest places you can visit on a cruise...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Protein can help you lose weight because it increases satisfaction
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Failures will be concentrated in Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland
From: Irish Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In Athens, a familiar story unfolded. Arriving as favourites for their Champions League game against Olympiacos on Wednesday night, Juventus started slowly, gave up a goal, woke up too late and were then thwarted by a combination of poor finishing and...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Paolo Bandini | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Good card today in Moscow, Russia with former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (27-1, 19 KOs) taking on Carlos Takam (30-1-1, 23 KOs) in an important heavyweight clash at the Luzhniki Concert Hall. According to “The Greek” Sportsbook,...
From: Fightnews | By: Togorashi | Friday, October 24, 2014
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