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Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so....
From: Miller McCune | By: Jo Marchant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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By Gabrielle. I definitely wouldn’t look at Kat‘s home and think to myself “I’ll bet they did all this debt-free!” No, that would not be my first, second, or even tenth thought. Because there’s so much else to think about in this tour! Like...
From: Design Mom | By: Design Mom | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something genuinely brave? Take your pick....
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick....
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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We’ve heard from our friend, and Pittsburg QS meetup co-organizer, Anne Wright, many times before. She’s a wonderful proponent of the power of self-tracking and using data, research, and continuous exploration to discover and learn about what is...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What We Think of Every Single Band Playing This Year's Capitol Hill Block Party ALICIA AMIRI (Fri, 8:45 pm, Barboza Stage) Alicia Amiri's low and smooth voice holds a certain sadness swagger, like Gwen Stefani at her heartbroken best. But we're not talking...
From: The Stranger | By: The Stranger Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether it will become independent from Britain on September 18, and it's becoming increasingly clear that if by some miracle the Scots do choose independence, then the new nation of Scotland will be in imminent...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A report suggests that some concerns raised about an Islamic takeover of British schools in a letter widely deemed as fake could be real....
From: New York Times | By: KATRIN BENNHOLD | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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“The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” at 59E59 Theaters, is about a Jewish girl who escapes Vienna on the kindertransport and finds refuge in music while living without her family in London....
From: New York Times | By: CHARLES ISHERWOOD | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Folks strolling past the Welcome Collection's venue in London may have an eery feeling that they're being watched. Well, that's because they are. And not just by a government's prying eyes, but with 650 over-sized pixels that render their own set of......
From: Engadget | By: Billy Steele | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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By Jonathan Bridge, University of Liverpool Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However, there has been a steady stream of news articles reporting...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Carrie Preston is heading back to The Good Wife! – Entertainment Weekly Robert Downey, Jr. made a ton of money in 2013 – Gossip Cop Aria gets a huge fright on Pretty Little Liars tonight – Just Jared Jr Beyonce and Jay Z split rumors are running...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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WITH his easy manner, Xavier Mascaró seems almost too mellow to be an artist. As he drives his convertible, top down in the sunshine, to his studio outside Madrid, he chats about being the black sheep of the family. Nine generations of Mascaró men...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Productions of the comedies “Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” operate on the “it’s only a play” premise, calling attention to the artifice with which these stories are told....
From: New York Times | By: BEN BRANTLEY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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From: FAIL Blog | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Some of the protests against the Israeli assault on Gaza have veered definitively into the realm of rank Jew-hatred. The NYT has a decent round-up of the worst today, and it’s especially troubling in France. As the world responds to Israel’s latest...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Beringea portfolio company Abzena has raised funds on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Beringea first invested in Polytherics through ProVen Growth and Income and ProVen Health in September 2011....
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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British universities are less likely to admit ethnic minority applicants than they are white applicants, even when controlling for academic record, social background and other factors, Times Higher Education reported. The finding was from a study done...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Before this playful little guy gained famed for his crazy sideshow stunts he was just a cute kid goofing around with a mini grocery cart in London, England. Can you guess who he is?
From: TMZ.com | By: TMZ Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Most of us, when we think of Victorian London, think of the work of Charles Dickens. Historian Judith Flanders' uses Dickens' words to paint a vivid portrait of a vibrant but troubled city.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Python has always been equal parts deadpan and silly, highbrow and low, and the "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" show -- which concluded Sunday at London's O2 Arena and was simulcast all over the world -- highlighted those distinctions....
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sponsored Post: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), creator of AISight®, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of sensor data, announced......
From: VentureBeat | By: Business Wire | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Anonymous plaintiff John Doe No. 117 filed a motion Monday in federal court to deny Gary Goddard's dismissal request in the ongoing Hollywood sex abuse case. In court documents obtained by TheWrap, attorneys for John Doe No. 117 stated that there...
From: The Wrap | By: Linda Ge | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The city could be the first in the nation to tax the sugary drinks
From: Time | By: Katy Steinmetz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Up by three, and going by four on my way to London; but the day proves very cold, so that having put on no stockings but thread ones under my boots, I was fain at Bigglesworth to buy a pair of coarse woollen ones, and put them on. So by degrees till......
From: Pepys Diary | By: Samuel Pepys | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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From: Just So You Know | By: Wendy Michaels | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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by Elizabeth Lopatto In the late eighteen hundreds, the port cities of the American West were dangerous nests of sailors, prostitutes, and gangsters—none more so than Portland, Oregon. The most infamous relic of those bad old days are not the wooly...
From: The Awl | By: Elizabeth Lopatto | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The lyrics “summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” are most probably referring to summer fashion – the simplicity of throwing on a t-shirt and shorts. However, this, rather simple, task can, in actuality, be quite difficult. With printed garments...
From: Selectism | By: Logan Moy | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Bone Clocks is coming in September, but David Mitchell gave readers an early taste of something new last week, tweeting out a short story called "The Right Sort" over the course of roughly seven days. The Millions now exclusively has the entire story,...
From: The Millions | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I have been writing since I was about 7 and always enjoyed writing stories, sometimes hundreds of pages long. In my final year of English at school my teacher said that I should really turn the start of a piece I had written at the time into a novel....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kat_Dubs | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have sparked talk of an engagement after they were spotted wearing matching gold rings. Cooper has been dating the British model since last year after meeting at an awards show in London, and they fueled gossip about...
From: FanBolt | By: Jasmine Alyce | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Men have to request access or be invited to join
From: Macworld | By: Zach Miners | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Imitation Game starring Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the English genius of math, cryptology, and logic, is due for release Nov. 21. The movie combines computer science and Mr. Cumberbatch - two of our favorite things - and...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole Nguyen | Monday, July 21, 2014
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It’s not you it’s me”, I thought. “I’ve changed, I’ve moved on. It’s nothing you did, we are just not in the same place anymore. I still love you but I’m just not in love with you anymore. You will always be a part of me but I need to...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Lisa Devlin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering Research Associate in Biomedical Ultrasound The appointment will be full time on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £32,699 – £39,523 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Applications are invited for...
From: Nature | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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"I'll never stop berating myself for my emotional absence during Bryony's decade of chaos."The post Should Parents Blame Themselves for How Their Kids’ Lives Turned out? appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Suzanne Jannese | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Why marketing and sustainability must be under one leader.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Gardiner Morse | Monday, July 21, 2014
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THE sorts of cities into which Hauser & Wirth, one of the world’s most successful commercial art galleries, might be expected to expand are Hong Kong, Beijing, São Paulo and others in the emerging markets. But instead it is the world of farmers'...
From: The Economist | Monday, July 21, 2014
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J.J. Abrams knows exactly how to get Star Wars fans riled up! There is only one week left in his fundraiser with Disney and UNICEF, and he just revealed a key prop from the film in a new video to …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kaitlin Menza | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Senior Bioinformatics Officer Cancer Biomarkers Team Division of Cancer Therapeutics Fixed Term Contract for 1 year Salary Range: £30,508 – £55,760 pa Work Location: Sutton (Surrey) Hours per week: 35 The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is...
From: Nature | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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06.06.14-09.07.14 The Foundling Museum, London, review written by Julia Langbein
From: ArtForum | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Ecuador tried to rewrite the rules of human migration—only to recoil at the results....
From: The Atlantic | By: William Wheeler | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The makers of an iPhone app that tracks exercise have transformed big data into beautiful GIF maps: Using data collected from the Human smartphone app, major urban centres such as London, New York and Amsterdam have been drawn with pixels created by...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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To promote the final week of the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, director J.J. Abrams has released a video unveiling the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing. See the video now embedded after the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing design....
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are filming their marital problems for their reality show, Kendra On Top. According to People Magazine, everything that Kendra and Hank are going through is being filmed by television cameras. Naturally this suggests...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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US clinics now provide escorts for patients attending women’s centres to protect them from militant protesters, whose tactics now threaten to infiltrate the UK It’s not yet 7 o’clock on a Saturday morning in New York and I’m confronted by a group...
From: The Raw Story | By: Zoe Williams, The Guardian | Monday, July 21, 2014
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