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Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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I was recently in England, in Milton Keynes and then the Dartmoor area and Exeter, then into South Hampton. I was driven totally nuts by my cell phone barely having data signal even when I had full bars on "GPRS." Facebook was frozen until I got back...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gwen1234 | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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By Andrew Revkin Michael R. Bloomberg has been one of the most vocal leaders—at any level of government—when it comes to sounding the alarm about what climate change is doing, and will continue to do, to our planet unless immediate action is taken....
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Andrew Revkin | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him.
From: Fox News | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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A new study shows that taxing carbon dioxide emissions could actually work to reduce greenhouse gases without any negative effects on employment and revenues....
From: Miller McCune | By: Tom Jacobs | Friday, September 19, 2014
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We're going to be in London for Guy Fawkes Night this year and we're hoping to find an actual bonfire within an hour or so from the city by train.We most likely have an idealized vision of what an old-fashioned Bonfire Night is, but we're hoping for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: not.so.hip | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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See this week’s best dressed celebrities on the red carpet » This week the focus has been on London and Milan Fashion Week, however we simply cannot forget about our favourite celebs on the red carpet. Among a few of of the best sartorial trends spotted...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Lauren Watson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Afghan rug designs have remained largely unchanged since the 19th century, yet years of war and isolation have left Afghans utterly lacking the facilities to produce them - not to mention totally out of touch with changing market trends. AfghanMade Carpets...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Since 9/11, Americans radicalized in the U.S. have been most lethal. So why isn't there more debate about the risk of blowback from military action?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robert Wright | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Prosthetics as sculpture, the maternal benefits of breast milk, Cuba’s radical approach to free medical education. These are just a few of the subjects tackled at TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination, hosted last week simultaneously in San Francisco...
From: TED Blog | By: Karen Eng | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Time to start rocking the climate-change boat. Before time runs out.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Solnit | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Teenager Kim Cheon-Yong picked off two shooting golds on Sunday to take South Korea clear of China in the Asian Games medals race as swimming rivals Sun Yang and Park Tae-Hwan headed for a showdown.North Korea also made...
From: Business Insider | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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[All Photos: Matt Duckor -- And yes, they're iPhone-only] So you picked up a fancy new iPhone 6. It's thinner, bigger (especially if you opted for the 6 Plus), and soon it will allow you to pay for pretty much anything without whipping out your credit...
From: Epicurious | By: Matt Duckor | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Ten years ago, Virignia coach Mike London saved his daughter Ticynn's life with a bone marrow transplant....
From: ESPN | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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We think of Aristotle as the premiere ancient philosopher, but Armand Marie Leroi's witty, masterful new book urges us to remember that the philosopher was first and foremost a naturalist.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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The secret on hip hop's most questionable pair might be out.
From: VladTV | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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A recently published study in The Lancet estimated that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime – a trend which is largely due to obesity and inactivity. Since the 1990s, some public health professionals have turned their...
From: Brain Blogger | By: Lindsay Myers, MBA, MPH | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Filed under: Ripoffs & Scams Corbis By Bob Sullivan Back in 1996, it was pretty easy to steal money from people on the Internet. You put up an item for sale on a site like eBay (EBAY), you took people's money, and you never sent the thing they bought....
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Friday, September 19, 2014
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It isn’t often that you can say you’ve seen an opera not only of but about our times. But Anna Nicole – which I saw Thursday night at the Royal Opera… Continue readingThe post Anna Nicole is a masterpiece appeared first on Spectator Blogs....
From: Spectator | By: Douglas Murray | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Congrats!!! James Blunt's bonfire heart finally decided to settle down and he made things official with his lover Sofia Wellesley on Friday! The You're Beautiful singer's ceremony took place in Majorca, with their close friends and family in attendance...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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New York City brokers can’t afford to judge a book by its cover. But with buyers coming in from all parts of world, brokers are struggling to distinguish billionaire tech moguls from average Joes. “These days, if it seems too good to be true, usually...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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"In Carbon Shock, veteran journalist Mark Schapiro takes readers on a journey into a world where the same chaotic forces reshaping our natural world are also transforming the economy, playing havoc with corporate calculations, shifting economic and political...
From: Firedoglake | By: Elliott | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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I'm in a relationship with one person at the moment who I really like and care about. But I'm someone who really craves closeness (insecure attachment style) while he needs a lot more space and independence. I am very lonely a lot of the time. While...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ninjablob | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London....
From: Fox News | Friday, September 19, 2014
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You know how when you go to Hawaii, you sort of stand very still one, warm spot wearing weird goggles while the ocean breeze mists your face? That’s what it’s like, right? At least, at certain Marriott hotels, where guests can stand inside a phonebooth...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Power and order behind bars.
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Plus a proper Swinging London playlist!
From: Marie Claire | Friday, September 19, 2014
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For the unlettered among you, the heptarchy is a collective name for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, Dorne, the Kingdom of the Isles and Rivers, the Kingdom of Monuntain and Vale, the Kingdom of the North, the Westerlands or Kingdom of the Rock, the...
From: Samizdata | By: Natalie Solent (Essex) | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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It’s been a tumultuous day in British politics. Alex Salmond, the charismatic Scottish Nationalist leader who galvanized the independence referendum has resigned as First Minister of Scotland. From his statement: The real guardians of progress are...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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British leaders are relieved by the Scots' vote against independence. But devolving new powers to Scotland – and perhaps to England – may be a bigger challenge for Westminster than the referendum was....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, September 19, 2014
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By Stanislav Ermilov: (Editor's Note: Investors should be mindful of the risks of transacting in illiquid securities such as JHPSY. Johnston Press' listing in London, JPR.L, offers stronger liquidity.) OverviewAlmost 250 years old, Johnston press (OTC:JHPSY)...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Stanislav Ermilov | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Adding to its broad, annual showcase for the London Design Festival, Designjunction has enlisted Ercol and Anglepoise - alongside a host of creative luminaries - to collaborate on a project that combines iconic British design with an altruistic mission....
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Catherine Mayer recalls what Westminster promised Scotland should it vote no: Ahead of the referendum, the three main parties in Westminster — Cameron’s Conservatives, their Liberal-Democrat coalition partners, and the opposition Labour Party —...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Well, that didn’t last long. Just one month after London Has Fallen picked up director Fredrik Bond, it’s gone and lost him. Now the Olympus Has Fallen sequel is scrambling to find a new helmer, with the planned start of shooting just six weeks...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, September 19, 2014
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In between missing a flight, buying another one, switching up from LFW to MFW, I somehow managed to drop by Chanel’s new exhibition “Second Floor” at the Saatchi Gallery.  On the second floor of the gallery, is a beautiful series of painterly...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Friday, September 19, 2014
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STANDING before 10 Dowing Street earlier this morning, David Cameron took the initiative. The prime minister has not had an excellent Scottish referendum, despite the solid No victory. As the polls closed last night it looked like he would face an angry...
From: The Economist | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Nipsey Hussle posted a snap with his rumored boo Lauren London today.  Check it inside, plus The Carters kickin' it Paris with Blue Ivy... Oh, hey you two.  Rapper Nipsey Hussle may be confirming rumors of his relationship with actress Lauren London. ...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Friday, September 19, 2014
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We have no idea why TechCrunch Europe editor Mike Butcher had access to this email from Saatchi Operations Director Su Millar, why folks were in such a hard-partying mood last night, or why the finger-wagging note seems to have gone out to everyone...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Calvin Harris may be on the rebound. The Daily Mail has reported that the Scottish DJ was spotted at a diner in Santa Monica on Thursday night with LA Visions model Aarika Wolf. Calvin Harris and his ex-girlfriend, Rita Ora split up last June after being...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Andre Poyser | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are reportedly back together after two months of complete mayhem. News that the couple has reconciled following a cheating scandal involving Hank and transsexual model, Ava Sabrina London, has hit the internet, causing...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Friday, September 19, 2014
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[Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. The new book Dust by Nadav Kander documents the broken test-cities of the Soviet nuclear program, with...
From: BLDGBLOG | By: Geoff Manaugh | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Antisemitism in America has become very common over the last few months, primarily because of the War in Gaza. The Inquisitr has reported prime examples of people’s stance against the Jewish people with demonstrations in London, Chicago, and even Washington...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Economist offers an interesting perspective today on the flip side of the wonky data journalism craze. While traditional newsrooms and media startups sift through spreadsheets and build interactive graphics and apps, think tanks — they of the...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Caroline O'Donovan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Report by Sarah Snaith The final session of the day included a presentation by Riposte founder Danielle Pender, an independent magazine panel chaired by Steve Watson, a talk by Pekka Toivonen from FAT magazine and a presentation by Adam Moss, editor-in-chief...
From: Mag Culture | By: jeremy | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Last July, Gillian Tett, who started her job as the Financial Times’ U.S. managing editor Sept. 1, wrote about the influence Pierre Bourdieu had on her work. Bourdieu, a French sociologist and intellectual, identified the “social silences” that...
From: Poynter Online | By: Andrew Beaujon | Friday, September 19, 2014
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London (AFP) - Europe's main stock markets jumped on Friday as investors welcomed news that Scotland has voted to reject independence from the United Kingdom. By mid-afternoon, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index added 0.61 percent to 6,860.70 points,...
From: Business Insider | By: Roland Jackson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Citrus shochu, rose vermouth, yuzu and peach bitters Photography by Neil WissinkSelf-taught chef Bill Granger’s broad-reaching approach to menu-building has made him one of Australia’s most recognised restaurateurs and food writers. The son of a...
From: AnOther | By: Ananda Pellerin | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Cold War and nuclear arms race may never have erupted into a full-blown nuclear war, but it still resulted in destruction and irreparable damage to the environment.  Nuclear testing, primarily at sites in the former Soviet Union, left behind a trail...
From: Business Insider | By: Harrison Jacobs | Friday, September 19, 2014
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When I sat down with
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Caroline O'Donovan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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London (AFP) - Britain's business community breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after Scotland voted by a clear margin to remain in the United Kingdom.Markets had fretted that independence would spark a flight of capital amid uncertainty over the future...
From: Business Insider | By: Roland Jackson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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