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Foreign buyers pay top dollar for low-risk second homes across the globe

Foreign buyers pay top dollar for low-risk second homes across the globe | Living | Scoop.it
Foreign buyers are willing to pay top dollar for second homes abroad, as long as they are low risk and have a potential for appreciation
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5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse | Living | Scoop.it
Our universe may be one of many, according to numerous physics theories.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, December 10, 2012 3:43 PM

A good high-level recap of all the different theories behind the multiple universes concept (yes there are also multiple theories of multiple universes: isn't that meta?).

Gestcash's curator insight, December 23, 2012 10:39 AM

The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a "multiverse."

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New, Bizarre Species of Small Dinosaur Identified

New, Bizarre Species of Small Dinosaur Identified | Living | Scoop.it
The species was found in a slab of rock collected in the early 1960s and was spotted in the early ’80s by Paul C. Sereno, a paleontologist, but unrevealed until now.
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The Geography of Sports Training

The Geography of Sports Training | Living | Scoop.it
Botswana sprinter Amantle Montsho trains in Senegal, thousands of miles from home, in hopes of capturing her country’s first Olympic medal.

 

While some countries routinely get dozens of medals at each Olympiad, other countries (like Botswana) have never received a medal.  World-class training facilities are not available everywhere, and youth participation is some sports in non-existant.  What are some other factors that contribute to this uneven global patterns of world-class athletics?


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Zach Davis's comment, August 12, 2012 1:23 PM
The people of these countries have no money to be able to get the train they need and also the country there from cant afford state of the art equipment for these athletes to train
Jordan Simon's comment, August 17, 2012 12:25 PM
I think it is great for Montsho to be able to leave her home and train for an olympic medal in a place very far from home. It turned out that she became the world champion with the help former training in Senegal. Without the training in Senegal she would not have been able to compete and later win.
Shane Hohman's comment, September 3, 2012 11:13 PM
It is a great accomplishment of Montsho to leave her country and win the gold in London. It is sad that some countries do not have the money to provide training for their athletes, but when she left and trained in Senegal that is what helped her and she needed that the most to win the gold metal because she would not have received the same training in Botswana.
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The clever tricks to cut the cost of your summer holiday

The clever tricks to cut the cost of your summer holiday | Living | Scoop.it
From sneaky currency fees to dastardly small print on your car hire, here’s how to avoid charges that could take the shine off your break.
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Carnival unveils first George Lopez comedy club on ship

Carnival unveils first George Lopez comedy club on ship | Living | Scoop.it
The new venue is the first since the line announced a partnership with the comedian in October.
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Rovia Named 'North America's Leading Travel Agency' at 2013 World Travel Awards - The Sacramento Bee

Rovia Named 'North America's Leading Travel Agency' at 2013 World Travel Awards - The Sacramento Bee | Living | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Rovia was named %22North America's Leading Travel Agency%22 at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Antigua and Barbuda on September 14.
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Resort Living Comes to Campus - WSJ.com

Resort Living Comes to Campus - WSJ.com | Living | Scoop.it
Real-estate investors and developers, hungry for new areas for growth, are finding a lucrative market near college campuses, where they can woo students with luxury amenities.
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An Unusual, Adventurous, Indiana Jones-Type Vacation Company - Forbes

An Unusual, Adventurous, Indiana Jones-Type Vacation Company - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
(photos courtesy Epic Tomato) There are those among us for whom a quiet vacation sipping tropical drinks on a pearly beach beside a sapphire blue ocean holds no sway.
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Public Perception of Multiple Passports | Asset Protection Planning

Public Perception of Multiple Passports | Asset Protection Planning | Living | Scoop.it
Having a second passport opens you up to many new opportunities and can essentially improve your quality of life.
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Publishing is no longer a job or an industry -- it's a button

Publishing is no longer a job or an industry -- it's a button | Living | Scoop.it

"As author Clay Shirky points out, the simple act of publishing something -- whether it's a book or a news article -- doesn't require an industry any more, just a button." I missed this article by Mathew Ingram on GigaOm back in April but Chuck Sherwood brought it back to my attention and it's an interesting comment on Clay Shirky's "How we will read" series. 

 

Obviously, as we're building a platform that aims at making publishing as easy than clicking on a bookmarklet, we don't disagree. 

 

But what's left for publishers to differentiate upon then?

 

Well, plenty according to Shirky and Ingram. But provided they understand value-adding services and they're ready to give away distribution control. 

 

Interestingly, I believe these points are interesting not just for large or traditionnal publishers but also individual curators.


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Pixar's WALL-E Is Now Working at a Chinese Restaurant

Pixar's WALL-E Is Now Working at a Chinese Restaurant | Living | Scoop.it
Nothing quite says a home cooked meal like a droid cooked one. If you ever find yourself in Harbin, China, head over to "Summer Sky Ocean Robot", a restaurant staffed with robot waiters and robot cooks.
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