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5 Ways 'Inspector Gadget' Totally Predicted the Future

5 Ways 'Inspector Gadget' Totally Predicted the Future | Leezard | Scoop.it
Despite originally airing in the early '80s and having a shamelessly implausible cartoon premise, this cartoon managed to correctly predict more trends in the modern world than most serious speculative fiction novels.
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Cyber-graciousness: Students set up Facebook sites for compliments

Cyber-graciousness: Students set up Facebook sites for compliments | Leezard | Scoop.it
Eyal Hanfling was browsing Facebook one recent evening when he noticed that a friend, a student at Columbia University in New York, had received a glowing comment from an account called “Columbia Compliments.” Further down his newsfeed was a compliment...
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The Car-Sized Bow And Other Gift-Giving Lies Pop Culture Told Me : NPR

The Car-Sized Bow And Other Gift-Giving Lies Pop Culture Told Me : NPR | Leezard | Scoop.it
Never give a box full of dog — that's our advice. Well, that and a few more things that aren't consistent with how they give gifts on TV.
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How Common Is Your Birthday?

How Common Is Your Birthday? | Leezard | Scoop.it
UPDATE: I’ve written a clarification about this post here. Please read it.  A friend posted an interesting data table on my Facebook wall yesterday, which was my birthday. The data listed eac...
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Restaurant Review: Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square

Restaurant Review: Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square | Leezard | Scoop.it
What the food and service at Guy Fieri’s Times Square establishment conjure is pure bafflement, among other things.
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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : NPR

Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : NPR | Leezard | Scoop.it
For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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LISTEN: Backstreet Boys Reunites With New Christmas Song

LISTEN: Backstreet Boys Reunites With New Christmas Song | Leezard | Scoop.it
The holiday season is in the air: cooling temperatures, Starbucks holiday cups, and best of all, a new Christmas song from '90s heartthrobs Backstreet Boys.
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Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life : NPR

Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life : NPR | Leezard | Scoop.it
Abraham Lincoln's likeness adorns everything from the penny to a South Dakota mountain. Naturally, such a heroic and tragic American figure has been a subject for the silver screen since its early days.
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Inc + Top Chef Michael Voltaggio dishes at Breeders Cup Grey Goose Taste of the World event!

Cyndi Targosz interviews Top Chef winner + Ink chef Michael Voltaggio at the Breeders Cup/ Grey Goose "Taste of the World" event at the Huntington LIbrary! S...
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Medieval News: Florida Wants to Make History Majors Pay More for College Than Math Majors

re: @Medievalists: Make History Majors Pay More 4 College Than Math Majors http://t.co/OvmEvATz to think: people call Middle Ages backward!
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The Dish - 'Top Chef' Season 10 Is Coming Your Way - Blog - Bravo TV Official Site

The Dish - 'Top Chef' Season 10 Is Coming Your Way - Blog - Bravo TV Official Site | Leezard | Scoop.it
Meet the new lineup of cheftestants ready for battle.
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Jeremy Renner Shows No Mercy in 'Hansel and Gretel' Red Band Trailer

Jeremy Renner Shows No Mercy in 'Hansel and Gretel' Red Band Trailer | Leezard | Scoop.it
Joined by Gemma Arterton, Renner goes brutal as he rips open, crashes and shoots the bodies of witches in the new promo video for 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'.
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This . . . or That? Activity Book

This . . . or That? Activity Book | Leezard | Scoop.it
This... or That teaches kids the power of decision making! Filled with artfully illustrated choices (pirate or ninja?), playful prompts, and stickers!
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Penn Students Give Out $100K in Philanthropy Class

Penn Students Give Out $100K in Philanthropy Class | Leezard | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania student Sharree Walls didn't realize when she signed up for a course on philanthropy that she'd actually become a philanthropist at the end of the semester.
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What Is It Like To Live With Someone Who Has Committed Murder?

What Is It Like To Live With Someone Who Has Committed Murder? | Leezard | Scoop.it
This question originally appeared on Quora.
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What High Schools Are Teaching Millenials About The War On Terror

What High Schools Are Teaching Millenials About The War On Terror | Leezard | Scoop.it
What kids learn in school tends to change with the times, and some curricular regulations that are either antiquated or simply embedded in beliefs have raised eyebrows across the country as of late.
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In The Faces Of Soldiers, Sadness And Sacrifice : NPR

In The Faces Of Soldiers, Sadness And Sacrifice : NPR | Leezard | Scoop.it
On Veterans Day, we remember those who serve to protect our country — including those in the most recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Commentator Sophie Adelman describes the hardship in honoring fallen soldiers.
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Jeremy Renner with President Barack Obama

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Jeremy Renner with President Barack Obama (http://t.co/5oiCzz4y...)...
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Becoming Michael Voltaggio: From Bad Boy to Wild Fennel Forager ...

Becoming Michael Voltaggio: From Bad Boy to Wild Fennel Forager.
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Upper Tumwater Falls in black and white

Upper Tumwater Falls in black and white | Leezard | Scoop.it
Upper Tumwater Falls in Tumwater, WA in black and white. Black and white conversion done with the new Perfect B&W from OnOne Sofware.
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Beer on tap—New Fairbanks brewery opens - After years of planning the HooDoo Brewery and Taproom a converted warehouse now filled with gleaming steel tanks opened for business Wednesday afternoon....

Beer on tap—New Fairbanks brewery opens -  After years of planning the HooDoo Brewery and Taproom a converted warehouse now filled with gleaming steel tanks opened for business Wednesday afternoon.... | Leezard | Scoop.it
Beer on tap—New Fairbanks brewery opens - After years of planning the HooDoo Brewery and Taproom a converted warehouse now filled with gleaming steel tanks opened for business Wednesday afternoon. Bobby Wilken the brewer and owner inaugurated ...
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Chef Marcel Vigneron

Chef Marcel Vigneron | Leezard | Scoop.it
See videos and schedules for your favorite Food Network shows, including Ace of Cakes, Good Eats, 30 Minute Meals and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
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My Food Passport

My Food Passport | Leezard | Scoop.it
Combat a universal childhood affliction - picky eating with Knock Knock's Kids' Passports. Featuring fancy stickers as rewards, they'll convince the fussiest eaters to try new foods.
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