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Alarming Calgary air quality readings caused by spider that had crawled into a monitor

Alarming Calgary air quality readings caused by spider that had crawled into a monitor | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Ratings of 17-19, considered a very high health risk, were reported this week. Then an extraordinarily high rating of 28 on Wednesday led to the discovery of the spider
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Spiders causing air pollution. Next it wil be glow worms and fire flies causing global warming.

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NFL player says 'no thanks' to participation trophies for his kids

NFL player says 'no thanks' to participation trophies for his kids | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
A study last year revealed that support for "everybody wins"-type participation trophies overwhelmingly falls along ideological lines.
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2 American Service Members Foil Gunman in Train Attack

2 American Service Members Foil Gunman in Train Attack | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
The two men averted carnage by tackling an armed, suspected terrorist on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to France, officials said.
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Art Made Flesh: 35 Sculptures Rendered in Human Skin & Hair

Art Made Flesh: 35 Sculptures Rendered in Human Skin & Hair | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Do these fleshy works of art manipulating human body parts into unnatural shapes make you uncomfortable? That’s probably just what the artist was going for. It’s difficult for us, as humans, to loo...
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Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Results in mice are first evidence of natural intervention triggering stem cell-dependent regeneration of organ or system.
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How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.
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Report: British Sniper Saves Boy, Father From Islamic State Beheading With Half-Mile Shot

Report: British Sniper Saves Boy, Father From Islamic State Beheading With Half-Mile Shot | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
A British special forces sniper saved the lives of a boy and his father who were about to be beheaded by Islamic State jihadists by firing a shot at the head of the executioner from his position more than half a mile away, a British newspaper reported. According...
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That's the way to stop the bad guys.

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I’m Quitting Social Media to Learn What I Actually Like

I’m Quitting Social Media to Learn What I Actually Like | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
I'm taking my annual August social media sabbatical, and here's why you should join me.
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Bloodbath ahead as Greek stocks plummet on open

Bloodbath ahead as Greek stocks plummet on open | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Traders are bracing themselves for a day of "losses and volatility" when Greece's stock market is reopened after a five-week closure.
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Ontario sisters to protest after being stopped by police during topless bike ride

Ontario sisters to protest after being stopped by police during topless bike ride | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
It has been legal since the mid-1990s for women to go topless in Ontario — a fact they were keenly aware of when they shed their shirts and sports bras after three hours of biking
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Saskatchewan man files human rights complaint over negative media coverage of Confederate flag

Saskatchewan man files human rights complaint over negative media coverage of Confederate flag | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Dale Pippin says the flag represents his family roots and the sacrifices they made fighting in the Confederate army
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Just a kangaroo in the vineyard during Australian snowstorm

Just a kangaroo in the vineyard during Australian snowstorm | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Kangaroos are a common sight for Australian vineyard owner Bill Shrapnel. But a winter storm this week was the first time he'd seen a 'roo in the snow. Shrapnel guesses about 30 of the "timid" and "watchful" creatures live on his 77-acre Colmar Estate vineyard in Orange, New South Wales.
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Boy trips in museum and punches hole through million-dollar painting

Boy trips in museum and punches hole through million-dollar painting | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Taiwanese 12-year-old holding a drink stumbles and tears through 17th-century oil on canvas by the Italian master Paolo Porpora.
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Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak

Why Donald Trump Won’t Fold: Polls and People Speak | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Evidence suggests that the brash billionaire builder’s dominance in presidential primary polling is no mere “summer fling.”
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Early-Stage Breast Condition May Not Require Cancer Treatment

Early-Stage Breast Condition May Not Require Cancer Treatment | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Almost all women given a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, considered a possible precursor to breast cancer, have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, but data show they may not benefit.
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More People Than Ever are Getting--And Dying From--Dementia. Could Pollution Be to Blame?

More People Than Ever are Getting--And Dying From--Dementia. Could Pollution Be to Blame? | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Researchers say its a wakeup call to make environmental changes.
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The great unraveling of globalization

The great unraveling of globalization | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
U.S. businesses rethink a strategy that promised to lift companies and consumers the world over.
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Isn't that amazing?

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Oscar Pistorius is about to be released from prison 10 months into his five-year sentence

Oscar Pistorius is about to be released from prison 10 months into his five-year sentence | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Next week, Oscar Pistorius will be released from jail after serving 10 months of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. 
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The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Shutting Up

The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Shutting Up | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
What 10 days of silence can do for your brain.
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British woman caught watching TV, drinking tea while driving

British woman caught watching TV, drinking tea while driving | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
A man in England was shocked to find the driver ahead of him had her eyes on a windshield-mounted television instead of on the road.A man in England realized the driver ahead of him had her eyes on two windshield-mounted screens instead of on the road. Shocked, he pulled out his phone and filmed a confrontation with her while in traffic. Luke Page made the video while stuck in traffic on the A127 near Essex, England, when he realized the woman ...
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The People Who Live On This Island Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore

The People Who Live On This Island Will Kill Anyone Who Tries To Come Ashore | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
North Sentinel Island, located in the Bay of Bengal, between Myanmar and Indonesia, is home to an isolated tribe that has never…
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The Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change | James Clear

The Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change | James Clear | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Learn about the Repeated Bout Effect and how to utilize it to your advantage in the gym and in life.
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Eric Model

Eric Model | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Helping You Be Contemporary in a Traditional Way
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