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Dad offers free beer for a year to anyone giving his son an apprenticeship

Dad offers free beer for a year to anyone giving his son an apprenticeship | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
FREE beer for a year in exchange for a job - it could just be the employment pitch too good to refuse.
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WLPPR. In love with planet.

WLPPR. In love with planet. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Every pattern on this page is, in fact, a satellite image of our own planet Earth. Which is breathtaking, but strangely unsurprising. Choose one as a wallpaper for your iPhone to always remember who you are and where you come from.
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WLPPR is a collection of phone wallpapers that are taken directly from satellite imagery

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Top 10 most complained about books include Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kite Runner

Top 10 most complained about books include Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kite Runner | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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Gay penguins, alien lovers and a cartoonist growing up on an Indian reserve are some of the subjects of the books Americans were most keen to have banned from library shelves. (read more/see the full list)

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IKEA's Wedding Service Lets Friends Around The World Join In Your Celebration

IKEA's Wedding Service Lets Friends Around The World Join In Your Celebration | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
IKEA is now offering a new service called the 'Wedding Online', which would help couples get married virtually in front of family members...
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To organize a wedding online, simply head over here to choose your destination, log into your Facebook account to invite friends and families, and they can turn on their webcams to witness the entire ceremony. | Read more: at designtaxi

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IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs

IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced that it is releasing a vegetarian version of their famous and well-loved meatballs into European markets.

 

The new meatball alternative called GRÖNSAKSBULLAR, is sustainably produced from chick peas, green peas, carrots, kale and corn. The company claims that the carbon footprint of the new vegetable ball is 30 times less than that of a meatball.

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Your children are not dress-up dolls

Your children are not dress-up dolls | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

The only styling your children need: Times of joy with parents count as the most important part of childhood, not what expensive clothes you can put them in. The only styling your children need: Times of joy with parents count as the most important part of childhood, not what expensive clothes you can put them in. Source: News Limited

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When we “style” childhood we strip it of fun. Of ease and spontaneity. Of holey leggings and mismatched gumboots. Of a parent’s delight in them and not the accoutrements pedalled by an industry obsessed with what childhood looks like rather than how it functions. - Angela Mollard 

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IKEA Starts Producing Flat-Pack, Durable Shelters For Homeless Refugees

IKEA Starts Producing Flat-Pack, Durable Shelters For Homeless Refugees | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

IKEA has started producing 10,000 of its flat-pack temporary shelters designed specially for refugees whose circumstance is due to conflict and natural disasters.

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IKEA Starts Producing Flat-Pack, Durable Shelters For Homeless Refugees


Working together with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), IKEA will supply the ‘Better Shelter’ units that will be distributed globally later this year.

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Girls for sale: Indramayu's #Indonesia prostitution production line

Girls for sale: Indramayu's #Indonesia prostitution production line | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A disproportionate number of Indonesia's prostitutes come from this one small cluster of villages in West Java.
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One region in Indonesia supplies a hugely disproportionate number of the country's prostitutes, many of them in their mid-teens. Michael Bachelard visits Indramayu to ask why so many families are selling their daughters.

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How not to raise a narcissist

How not to raise a narcissist | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The study, conducted by the University of Amsterdam and Ohio State University, found that “narcissism in children is cultivated by parental overvaluation: parents believing their child to be more special and more entitled than others.”
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LOVE THIS >>> “Listen,” he says. “You’re never gonna get the same things as other people. It’s never gonna be equal. It’s not gonna happen ever in your life, so you must learn that now, OK? The only time you should look in your neighbour’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbour’s bowl to see if you have ... as much as them.”  - Louie  https://youtu.be/q70EUjor84k <- watch

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‘Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods’

‘Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
on International Women’s Day on March 8, Kastratia began to write messages about rape and sexism on sanitary pads, then stick them in public spaces for all to see.
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IN AN effort to raise awareness about rape and sexism, a woman has begun sticking sanitary pads across her town in Germany — and it seems to be working.

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The facts and the theories of missing MH370

The facts and the theories of missing MH370 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Experts cannot find a trace of wreckage or come up with a definitive explanation for plane s sudden disappearance
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Missing - but not forgotten | so many theories - no definite answers :(  Just posting this on the one  year anniversary, just to say that you are not forgotten #MH370

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Egypt unearth 3000-year-old tomb

Egypt unearth 3000-year-old tomb | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a 3000-year-old tomb in Upper Egypt.
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ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a 3000-year-old tomb in Upper Egypt. Discovered near the southern city of Luxor, Dating back to the New Kingdom of the 18th Dynasty,

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Help To Save The Environment With The ‘World's First’ Plantable Coffee Cup

Help To Save The Environment With The ‘World's First’ Plantable Coffee Cup | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

California | Reduce. Reuse. Grow. is introducing the world's first plantable coffee cup.

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Yes please!!  With seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup's walls, all consumers need to do is immerse the cup in water and bury it in the ground. If they choose to throw it away instead, the cup's biodegradable material turns into compost and breaks down into natural materials within 180 days. ? Head over to their Kickstarter page to find out more and to show your support.  

 

(via designtaxi / read more..)

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Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk "Oldtown Cover" ft. Alex Boye', & The Dancing Grannies - YouTube

Download Song NOW!! https://alexboye.bandcamp.com/track/uptown-funk DOWNLOAD FULL ALBUM HERE http://youtu.be/NSiPbuotH4c For business inquiries please call E...
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So GOOD! // What do you get when you combine Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" with a bunch of spirited seniors? Oldtown funk. | found via huffingtonpost - visit for full writeup - http://j.mp/1GGvrmX

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Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death'

Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
 After one too many "blue screens of death", the Colorado man shot and killed his computer. And he has no regrets.
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#toofunny - A Colorado man finally had enough of his troublesome computer and did what pretty much everyone has fantasised about: He shot and killed it.

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France to cut waste with 'le doggy bag'

France to cut waste with 'le doggy bag' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

 until recently taking home the food you can't finish (AKA  doggy bag)  is an unthinkable practice in French restaurants.

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Mr Garot suggested promoting "le doggy bag" – until recently an unthinkable practice in French restaurants.

To many French, parting with the remains of a meal in a bag is associated with the view that "Anglo-Saxon" eateries favour quantity over quality. In France, the traditional message to diners has been "love it or leave it".

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Robin Williams impersonations put Vine star Jamie Costa in spotlight

Robin Williams impersonations put Vine star Jamie Costa in spotlight | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Jamie Costa is an internet star with a gift for mimickry. Could his showreel of Robin Williams impersonations catapult him to something bigger?
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Actor Jamie Costa has thrown his hat into the ring as a serious contender to play Robin Williams in any upcoming biopic with a showreel in which he performs short scenes from 20 of the late comedian's best-known roles.

» watch on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shg53iv4B9o

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Robin Williams banned use of image for 25 years after his death

Robin Williams banned use of image for 25 years after his death | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Total ban: Robin Williams took measures to stop his image being used after he died.
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In the innovative legal step, Williams had transferred all rights to his identity to a nonprofit organisation in the event of his death. All ownership rights to Williams' "name, voice, signature, photograph, likeness and right of privacy/publicity" come under the charitable Windfall Foundation and cannot be used until August 2039.
The Hollywood Reporter suggests it was a move to avoid problems such as that facing Michael Jackson's estate, which apparently owes more than $US500 million ($653 million) in taxes and $US200 million in penalties due to taxes from publicity rights. | smh

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Robin Williams was such a brilliant man and a gifted entertainer. He is truly an "American Icon of Happiness" from our generation. It is still so hard to believe that depression was able to claim his life.


I believe we should honor him for all the happiness he brought to millions of people by spreading awareness that depression is a treatable disease. 

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Multimillionaire Builds New Homes for Everyone In His Old Town to Say “Thank You”

Multimillionaire Builds New Homes for Everyone In His Old Town to Say “Thank You” | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua has made millions over the course of a successful career in the construction industry... Despite how things may seem for him now, the steel tycoon had humble beginnings in Xiongkeng village in southern China. He has always...
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he says, I earned more money than I knew what to do with, and I didn’t want to forget my roots.

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‘Explosion’ in telco industry saves phone users

‘Explosion’ in telco industry saves phone users | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Smaller companies allow consumers to recycle old phones and use more data.
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An “explosion” of flexible phone plans offered by smaller telcos has been “nothing but good” for mobile phone users, ending years of rip-offs by the major players, say telco experts.

 

After crunching the numbers, WhistleOut has previously found there may not be a huge cost difference between lock-in and outright plans, so it may come down to personal preference – such as billing plans and how much internet you need.

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The tricks the professionals use to beat you at online poker

The tricks the professionals use to beat you at online poker | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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WHEN online poker exploded in popularity about a decade ago, many Australians reached for their credit cards and dabbled in low stakes tables for a bit of fun. (read more...)

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Do we really need to add powdered alcohol to the mix?

Do we really need to add powdered alcohol to the mix? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
“When I hike, I like to have a drink when I reach my destination. Palcohol is so light and easy to pack. It’s perfect for hiking and backpacking,” founder Mark Phillips said
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NOTHING says hiking like a nice refreshing shot of vodka. That’s the bizarre argument from the people pushing ‘Palcohol’, a powdered alcohol product legalised overnight in the US despite protests from just about everybody... (read more)

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

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 “The gut is really your second brain,” Greenblatt said. “There are more neurons in the GI tract than anywhere else except the brain.”

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World Health Org (WHO) declares war on hidden sugars

World Health Org (WHO) declares war on hidden sugars | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

In a bid to combat obesity, the World Health Organisation is pushing for a big drop in the consumption of 'hidden' sugar in food and drinks.

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Setting the bar at five per cent would mean people should consume no more than 25 grams, or the equivalent of six teaspoons of sugar a day - less than the 10 teaspoons in your average can of soft drink.

 

The UN agency pointed out that much of the so-called free sugars consumed today are "hidden" in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweet, like tomato sauce, which contains a full teaspoon of the sugar in each tablespoon | read more..

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GoPro-Style Action Budget-Friendly Camera That Costs Just US$64

GoPro-Style Action Budget-Friendly Camera That Costs Just US$64 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, has just announced plans to launch its latest product, an affordable action-ready camera that aims to give GoPro’s budget camera ‘Hero’ a run for its money. 

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The ‘Yi Action Camera’ features a 16-megapixel camera, high definition 1080p video recording and costs 399 yuan or just US$64, a bargain compared to the US$130 ‘Hero’. Its 64GB memory is twice as large as the latter’s, and at 72g, it is also considerably lighter than its 111g rival. | read more..at DesignTaxi 

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Shock footage: BBC Panorama footage show Apple workers ‘treated like prisoners’

Shock footage: BBC Panorama footage show Apple workers ‘treated like prisoners’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
EXHAUSTED, taunted and threatened.
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The investigation, which aired on BBC’s Panorama in the UK in December and on ABC’s Four Corners last night, unearthed eye-opening footage of the harrowing conditions imposed on workers at Pegatron, an electronics manufacturing company in China where iPhones and iPads are assembled. 

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