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Best job ever? This UK cafe is hiring a cat nanny

Best job ever? This UK cafe is hiring a cat nanny | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A new cat cafe is opening in Manchester - and they're looking for paid cat nannies.
There are a few cat cafes around Britain now, where cat charities team up with cafes so the rescue get enough human cuddles and interaction.

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Dream job for someone! -- A Facebook page started by founders Ellie and Sophie Close says they are looking for a cafe manager, assistant manager, front of house stuff, barista and a cat nanny. (read more...)
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15 Amazing Photos from Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year in Space

15 Amazing Photos from Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year in Space | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
After 340 days, more than 5,000 trips around the Earth, and nearly 200 gallons of drinking water made from recycled sweat and urine, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko will be returning to Earth Tuesday, completing their triumphant #YearInSpace. It’s a mission that will be long remembered for its audacity—and for the dazzling photography Kelly produced.
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Beautiful - welcome back to earth Mr. Kelly :)
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This ordinary couple got rich by spending a decade investing every spare cent.

This ordinary couple got rich by spending a decade investing every spare cent. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
THEY didn’t win the Powerball, rob a bank or go Breaking Bad.
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To make it happen and overcome their humble financial backgrounds, the married pair sold their house and their car, committing to a no frills lifestyle in order to plough more than 70 per cent of their income into index funds on the stock market, for ten long years.
Now they travel the world living on dividends of $5561 ($US4000) a month. | read more..

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Dream fulfilled: Dancing, at 106, with America's black president (AFP)

Dream fulfilled: Dancing, at 106, with America's black president (AFP) | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Virginia McLaurin, 106, has lived to see 18 US presidents, but the African-American centenarian fulfilled her dream of a lifetime by meeting Barack Obama -- a touching encounter that quickly went viral.
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Single? It's not you, it's Aussies

Single? It's not you, it's Aussies | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

"It's also something to do with traditional Australians and how we see ourselves, compared to Europeans and Americans. I'm speaking in general, but in most cases Australians are not encouraged to take on gentlemanly traits. They are ridiculed for acting as gentleman. We don't encourage men to behave in that gentlemanly fashion."  Mel Schilling

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Starbucks slammed after ‘no ladies’ sign goes viral

Starbucks slammed after ‘no ladies’ sign goes viral | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Starbucks has 78 stores in Saudi Arabia, all of which have gender walls to separate single men from potential temptresses— apart from one store, reserved for women and children. | When Starbucks opened its coffee shops in Saudi Arabia, it removed the long-haired woman from its logo, keeping only her crown. 

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GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure

GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
What first began as exercise soon became an exercise in creativity - and ignited a passion for cycling for Stephen Lund that has gained fans around the world: GPS doodling.
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Why Italian tinned tomatoes will soon cost you more

Why Italian tinned tomatoes will soon cost you more | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The days of cheap tinned tomatoes are over, with the federal government backing a decision to slap anti-dumping measures on two Italian giants that account for ...
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IKEA’s plan to make you put your phone away

IKEA’s plan to make you put your phone away | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
For anyone who struggles to get their guests off their phones during meal times, there may be a solution in sight.

The team at IKEA Taiwan has designed a hot plate table that won’t cook the evening’s meal while people remain on their phones.
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Would the last person in Sydney please turn the lights out?

Would the last person in Sydney please turn the lights out? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Ruled by a succession of incompetent governments, everything in Sydney is now illegal- including fun. Picture: Welcome to Sydney (Taylor Square, Oxford Street) In 1999, Sydney was at its peak- the
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In a blistering attack on a succession of "incompetent" NSW governments, one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs has lamented the death of Sydney's night-time economy at the hands of leaders whose "moralistic crusade" has turned the city into an "international joke".

 

Matt Barrie's essay, Would The Last Person in Sydney Please Turn The Lights Out, has gone viral, with more than 200,000 readers in under 24 hours, a global ranking of No.1 on LinkedIn and most-read on Sydney's reddit site.

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Man with world’s strangest name arrested

Man with world’s strangest name arrested | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A MAN with the unusual name of Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop has made world headlines after being accused of assaulting a college police officer and sheriff.
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A MAN with the unusual name of Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop has made world headlines after being accused of assaulting a college police officer and sheriff.

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Husband posts hilarious chart drawn by his wife when asked ‘What’s on your mind?’

Husband posts hilarious chart drawn by his wife when asked ‘What’s on your mind?’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
IT SEEMS like a simple and politely inquisitive question to ask a loved one you’re concerned about: “What’s on your mind?”
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'Where's The Closest Macca's?' Google Now Speaks Fair Dinkum 'Strayan

'Where's The Closest Macca's?' Google Now Speaks Fair Dinkum 'Strayan | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

“Where’s the closest servo?” “What’s the temperature like in Brissy?” “Take me to the nearest Macca's.”

These are just a few of the questions you can now ask the updated Google app.

Yep, the newly created software is catering specifically to Australians, even going as far as altering the accent of its personal assistant, Google Now (we’re not kidding, she will call you “mate”).

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 'High possibility' debris found off Mozambique coast is from MH370

 'High possibility' debris found off Mozambique coast is from MH370 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

AN object that could be debris from a Boeing 777 has been found off Mozambique and could belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

NBC reports that it was found on a sandbank in the Mozambique Channel and in the same corner of the southern Indian Ocean where the only confirmed piece of debris, a flaperon, was found last July.

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An 81-year-old woman is suing Israeli airline El Al for sexism after being asked to switch seats

An 81-year-old woman is suing Israeli airline El Al for sexism after being asked to switch seats | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Renee Rabinowitz is a sharp-witted retired lawyer with a doctorate in educational psychology, who escaped the Nazis in Europe as a child. Now she is about to become a test case in the battle over religion and gender in Israel's public spaces - and the skies above - as the plaintiff in a lawsuit accusing El Al, the national airline, of discrimination.

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Harry Potter books: Your old copies of Harry Potter may be worth $77,000

Harry Potter books: Your old copies of Harry Potter may be worth $77,000 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
IF YOU were thinking of selling your old copies of Harry Potter for cheap at a book or garage sale, you might want to hang fire and read this.
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It turns out certain editions of the famous series could net you a pretty penny — despite the fact the first book was published less than 20 years ago.
Author Philip W Errington has compiled a chart showing how much early editions of the wizard’s tale are likely to be worth now.

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Here’s why you should be careful about using public Wi-Fi hotspots

Here’s why you should be careful about using public Wi-Fi hotspots | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
a new experiment by Czech security software makers Avast highlights why you really need to think twice before hitting up Wi-Fi from unknown sources. The company set up a bogus honeypot hotspot showing just how easy it is seduce people into unwittingly giving up their personal data when they’ve connected to what looks like a legitimate network.
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay AU$100 million in talcum powder cancer case

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay AU$100 million in talcum powder cancer case | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The American Cancer Society's website says "it has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary."
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How to find out your birth word

How to find out your birth word | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
HERE’S a fun factoid that will make no discernible difference to your quality of life.
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You can now find out which word entered the English language around the same time you entered the world.

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Indonesia asks messaging apps to remove same-sex emojis in LGBT backlash

Indonesia asks messaging apps to remove same-sex emojis in LGBT backlash | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

The Indonesian government has asked instant message apps to remove same-sex emojis "that could potentially cause public unrest" in the latest backlash against homosexuality. Mr Ismail said the ministry would contact popular messaging app Whatsapp – which is owned by Facebook – and ask the company to also remove its LGBT themed stickers.

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Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue

Swarms of cockroach-inspired robots the future of search and rescue | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have built a small search-and-rescue robot, inspired by the ability of cockroaches to squeeze through tiny crevices, designed to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bombings.
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RECALL : Coles and Woolworths lettuce | Salmonella outbreak

RECALL : Coles and Woolworths lettuce | Salmonella outbreak | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
An urgent national recall has been issued for pre-packaged lettuce and salad linked to a salmonella outbreak that has hospitalised two people.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said it had identified a number of cases of the infection linked to lettuce grown and packaged by Victorian company Tripod Farmers. 


One of the Coles salads included in the recall.
It is sold at Coles and Woolworths as Coles 4 Leaf Mix, Woolworths salad mix, SupaSalad Supamix and Wash N Toss salad mix.
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Is this the end for Yahoo?

Is this the end for Yahoo? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
YAHOO is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.
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The long-anticipated purge, announced on Tuesday, will jettison about 15 per cent of Yahoo’s workforce along with an assortment of services that Mayer decided aren’t worth the time and money that the internet company has been putting into them

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Scary findings from SA energy drink study

Scary findings from SA energy drink study | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
DO you enjoy guzzling down an energy drink to stay awake Or like mixing a can with vodka on a Saturday night A new study may make you think again.
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DO you enjoy guzzling down an energy drink to stay awake? Or like mixing a can with vodka on a Saturday night? A new study may make you think again.

 

The University of Adelaide study has discovered an association between energy drink consumption and hospital admissions for adverse heart reaction

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Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard: US researchers

Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard: US researchers | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
It torments the young and terrorises the old. Loneliness, long a bane of humanity, is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard.
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