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Are you addicted to sugar?

Are you addicted to sugar? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Are you addicted to sugar?...sugar depletes leptin - our satiating hormone - and this means we don't know when we've had enough

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Greens to vote against same-sex marriage plebiscite

Greens to vote against same-sex marriage plebiscite | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

The Greens have committed to voting down the Turnbull government's planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage, putting the onus on Labor to decide whether it will block the bill in the Senate. The minor party said human rights should not be subjected to a popular vote and warned that the lives of young people were at stake in a divisive plebiscite campaign that threatened to incite homophobia and hatred.  | read more..

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Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results

Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results After wasting far too much of everybody's time during the Olympics with a series of addictive mobile games, Google has today rolled out a tried and true method of time wasting to its search results via browsers and the Google app: solitaire. The ancient card game will now appear in your browser or on your mobile device when you search for "solitaire", letting you while away a few minutes (or hours) shuffling cards around and trying to clear your table. There are no frills in this version of the game, just a choice between easy and hard mode (hard is three card draw, AKA the way the game is supposed to be played). There's also an "undo" button, which we all know is cheating. | read more 

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The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee

The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

It’s the world’s most expensive coffee, and it’s made from poop. Or rather, it’s made from coffee beans that are partially digested and then pooped out by the civet, a catlike creature. A cup of kopi luwak, as it’s known, can sell for as much as $80 in the United States.  | read more

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Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity

Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity • Sydney's LENTIL As Anything’s future is under threat from cheapskates taking advantage of the Newtown restaurant’s charity by paying less than $3 a meal.
Since opening two years ago, the vegetarian restaurant has invited customers to pay what they can to enjoy a delicious meal, have a chat and listen to some music in a warm, safe space.
It is a haven for those who have fallen on hard times — but restaurant manager Rose Piyarach Kiatsiri said the restaurant’s ability to lend a hand is at risk when those who can pay, do not. |  read more...

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Mystery seller gives young cancer survivor free bike on eBay

Mystery seller gives young cancer survivor free bike on eBay | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A generous eBay user has given a free bike to a young boy from Wales who survived cancer. 
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Billionaire's reading list drives up price of obscure 1929 treatise

Billionaire's reading list drives up price of obscure 1929 treatise | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
News of Telsa boss Elon Musk's latest read sent the price of the few copies out there skyrocketing.
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Italian police solve elderly couple's distress with some kindness & cooking

Italian police solve elderly couple's distress with some kindness & cooking | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Neighbours were worried after they heard crying. Police found a husband and wife who weren't in danger, just old, sad and lonely. Their solution? Some good food and a sympathetic ear. When police were called to the home of an elderly couple in Rome who had been heard in hysterics, they found a 94-year-old man and his 89-year-old wife in tears, overcome by loneliness and despair over all the world's terrible news...

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President Obama On Feminism and the World He Wants to Leave His Daughters | Glamour Exclusive

President Obama On Feminism and the World He Wants to Leave His Daughters | Glamour Exclusive | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
We need to keep changing the attitude that raises our girls to be demure and our boys to be assertive, that criticizes our daughters for speaking out and our sons for shedding a tear. We need to keep changing the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for theirs.

We need to keep changing the attitude that permits the routine harassment of women, whether they’re walking down the street or daring to go online. We need to keep changing the attitude that teaches men to feel threatened by the presence and success of women.
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A different approach to crime - Prisons closing

A different approach to crime - Prisons closing | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
While some countries struggle with overcrowding in prisons and crime, the Netherlands intends to close its jails.
In March, the Dutch government revealed it had too many empty cells and not enough prisoners to fill them.
It announced it was strongly considering closing five prisons, on top of the 19 they already shut down last year because the national crime rate continues to fall.
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First Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review to be written by speed-reading 10-year-old

First Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review to be written by speed-reading 10-year-old | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The first book review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be written by a 10-year-old speed-reading prodigy. 

Toby L’Estrange from Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire has been challenged by Amazon to post his critique of JK Rowling and Jack Thorne’s new story shortly after its midnight release on Sunday.
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Sunlight powers an aviation milestone

Sunlight powers an aviation milestone | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A remarkable aircraft is "winging it" this morning . . . completing its first round-the-world flight.  


Some achievements are considered impossible -- right up until the moment someone does them, like building a flying machine, or walking on the Moon ... or building an airplane powered only by the Sun.

The Solar Impulse is on an impossible mission flying around the world without using a single drop of fuel. Not exactly nonstop, and not without a hitch. But it's only one flight away from completing its journey.. | read more

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Seaweed, urchins and saltwater key ingredients for new regional brewery in Victoria

Seaweed, urchins and saltwater key ingredients for new regional brewery in Victoria | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A new brewery in regional Victoria will flavour beer with seaweed, urchins and saltwater to promote local produce from the region.

Chris and Gabbie Moore relocated from Sydney to Ms Moore's family farm at Marlo in the state's east, with a plan to start a brewery in the region.

The couple has now almost completed works on the brewery in the disused, 100-year-old Orbost Butter Factory site.

The brewery, to be known as Sailors Grave Brewing, started as just an idea a couple of years ago, followed by a fact-finding mission around the United States and it is now set to open in August.
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Basta! Pavarotti's family demand Trump drops the famous aria

Basta! Pavarotti's family demand Trump drops the famous aria | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Pavarotti's widow, Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti, and three daughters issued a statement this week calling on the campaign to stop using his music, saying that "the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely incompatible with the world view offered by the candidate Donald Trump."

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Apple rushes out iPhone software fix to avoid conversation eavesdropping

Apple rushes out iPhone software fix to avoid conversation eavesdropping | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target's mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group's software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.


In response, Apple on has released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.  | read more

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Demolition order (2/3) - Please Read

Demolition order (2/3) - Please Read | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

I’m publishing three photos today, with the intent to stoke your attention on what’s happening to this place right now.  (view photo bigger size https://goo.gl/iNpZwU )

What before was the largest buddhist settlement in the world and a remote place out of the modern society where nuns and monks led a pacific life, is now being demolished by Chinese authorities.

First, the access to Larung Gar has been blocked for non-chinese residents and every single tourist trying to visit the place has been stopped by military forces and forced to leave. Then, a 7-point demolition order with the purpose to destroy thousands of monastic dwellings and expel monks and nuns has been issued (you can read the complete order here: http://tchrd.org/china-issues-demolition-order-on-worlds-largest-religious-town-in-tibet ).

Long story short, by the end of August 2016 more than 5.000 houses will be demolished. Houses that monks and nuns have payed for, with their own efforts, will be soon washed away, turning these people into homeless who don’t have a place to go anymore.

Since June 2016, everything has changed in Larung Gar, but almost nobody knows about that.

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EUREKA! Aussie finds colossal gold nugget worth $250K in dirt

EUREKA! Aussie finds colossal gold nugget worth $250K in dirt | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

At first glance, the small lump in the earth looked like worthless scrap. On closer examination, the prospector guessed it was the tip of an old horseshoe. He dug deep into the soil – unearthing 30 centimeters – before finding the unthinkable. Gold!


The nugget was found in Victoria's Golden Triangle on Friday. The area encompasses the historic gold mining towns Ballarat and Bendigo and stretches west to Stawell which is about 240km from Melbourne.

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GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones

GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Connecting seniors to the burgeoning on-demand app realm, GoGoGrandparent helps aging adults remain self-sufficient while simultaneously saving them money on costlier care-taking services. The company provides a phone number for access to Uber rides, Postmates deliveries, and food and grocery drop-offs from a number of popular apps.
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heard about this via Product Hunt : https://www.producthunt.com/tech/gogograndparent
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Nikon’s Patent Reveals working On A Four-Lenses Camera With Four Sensors 

Nikon’s Patent Reveals working On A Four-Lenses Camera With Four Sensors  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Multi-lenses cameras aren’t unheard of–the ‘Light L16’ is one such example of a pocket-sized camera that boasts a total of 16 lenses–and it seems that Nikon is working on one such model of its own. Its patent, number 2016-114615, for a four-lenses camera with four sensors was published in June this year after being filed back in 2013. | read more at designtaxi

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Chinese buy Queensland's South Molle Island in Whitsundays

Chinese buy Queensland's South Molle Island in Whitsundays | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Chinese investors have purchased South Molle Island in the heart of the Whitsundays.

China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) have snapped up the island for a reported $25 million, a little more than a year after buying the nearby Daydream Island Resort and Spa.
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Famous Headlines, Rewritten For Facebook's New Clickbait Policy

Famous Headlines, Rewritten For Facebook's New Clickbait Policy | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Facebook Went Looking For Clickbait and What It Found Was Shocking! -   For the second time this summer, Facebook has made a major change to its News Feed guidelines. The company will now reduce the rank and reach of headlines that it considers to be clickbait, because it believes that these deceptive headlines erode the “authentic communication” that happens on the platform. | read more...

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Facebook Went Looking For Clickbait and What It Found Was Shocking
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NEW Instagram's stories  - just like Snapchat

NEW Instagram's stories  - just like Snapchat | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Instagram today introduced "stories," a secondary feed of ephemeral content that is available for only 24 hours from the time of posting. The feature is nearly identical to the central feed in Snapchat, which is also called stories and which helped supercharge the company’s growth rate after it was introduced in 2013. Encouraging users to post more frequently — and more candidly — about their lives, Instagram’s introduction of stories could fundamentally change the nature of an app that has 300 million daily users.

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Don’t Understand Graffiti? Here It Is Translated in Helvetica

Don’t Understand Graffiti? Here It Is Translated in Helvetica | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
MATHIEU TREMBLIN IS a French artist who, over the past six years, has painted over a lot of graffiti. So it can seem counterintuitive when he professes his affection for it. “I’m totally in love with tagging,” he says.
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Australian wins his own Pacific resort for $66

Australian wins his own Pacific resort for $66 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A New South Wales man has won his own 16-room resort in a Pacific paradise for just $66.

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Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 bln in digital ad push

Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 bln in digital ad push | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the endof the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage fora big new internet push by the telecom giant.

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River guides buying land to protect orangutans from palm oil threat

River guides buying land to protect orangutans from palm oil threat | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A small group of Indonesian tour guides are buying up forest lands in a bid to protect wildlife, including sun bears and orangutans, in the world's top palm oil-producing country.
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