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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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Pod of rare shepherd's beaked whales spotted off Kangaroo Island - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pod of rare shepherd's beaked whales spotted off Kangaroo Island - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
A pod of rare and elusive shepherd's beaked whales have been spotted off Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
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Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat

Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat | this curious life | Scoop.it
Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild: Blackberries: Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them.
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New Human Cornea Layer Discovered

New Human Cornea Layer Discovered | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye. The breakthrough could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.
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Vitamin D linked to high blood pressure

Vitamin D linked to high blood pressure | this curious life | Scoop.it
UK scientists have demonstrated a direct genetic link between lacking vitamin D and hypertension, and their study suggests supplements may help at-risk patients.
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How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity | this curious life | Scoop.it
"The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less."
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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | this curious life | Scoop.it
Forget meadows. Seattle's food forest will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.
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An Invasion of 17‑Year-Olds, Loud, Lusty and Six‑Legged - NYTimes.com

An Invasion of 17‑Year-Olds, Loud, Lusty and Six‑Legged - NYTimes.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
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The Top 10 List of Worst GPS Disasters and Sat Nav Mistakes

The Top 10 List of Worst GPS Disasters and Sat Nav Mistakes | this curious life | Scoop.it
Despite GPS being one of the world's most popular and useful gadgets, there are still examples where people don't quite seem to get it right. Would you honestly trust your sat nav or GPS device that much to follow it blindly into a river?
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Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world wher...
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Programmer Bob who outsourced his job was a model modern employee

Programmer Bob who outsourced his job was a model modern employee | this curious life | Scoop.it
Steven Poole: A star programmer fired for outsourcing his own job has learned a harsh lesson: exploitation is a job for employers, not staff
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Australia Most Generous Country - World Giving Index | Pro Bono Australia

Australia Most Generous Country - World Giving Index | Pro Bono Australia | this curious life | Scoop.it
Australia is the most generous country on earth, according to a new global index of giving.
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The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2)

The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2) | this curious life | Scoop.it
If you examine the rise of a typical leader, the ability to look and listen decreases as power increases. That's a trend you need to be aware of. At the outset, a future leader often rises out of a
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Vale Dennis O’Rourke - News - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos

Vale Dennis O’Rourke - News - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos | this curious life | Scoop.it
ABC Arts online is the place to discover articles, reviews, blogs and videos on the best contemporary artists, musicians, filmmakers and festivals from around Australia.
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Google unveils Project Loon, aims to use balloons to provide internet to the world - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Google unveils Project Loon, aims to use balloons to provide internet to the world - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
Internet giant Google has launched an ambitious plan to use a ring of huge balloons to provide internet to the two-thirds of the world currently without web access.
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Icky insects are actually tasty treats that are good for you (ScienceAlert)

Icky insects are actually tasty treats that are good for you (ScienceAlert) | this curious life | Scoop.it
Insects may look unappetising, but they're actually one of the most nutrient-rich sustainable foods we can eat - and they don't taste too bad either
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Discovery of new material state counterintuitive to laws of physics | Argonne National Laboratory

Discovery of new material state counterintuitive to laws of physics | Argonne National Laboratory | this curious life | Scoop.it
When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you’re at Argonne National Laboratory.
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Finally, a Billboard That Creates Drinkable Water Out of Thin Air | TIME.com

Finally, a Billboard That Creates Drinkable Water Out of Thin Air | TIME.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
No really, it's a billboard that can generate up to 26 gallons of water a day from nothing but air.
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Westfield heiress Betty Saunders-Klimenko's journey from orphanage to a life of luxury

Westfield heiress Betty Saunders-Klimenko's journey from orphanage to a life of luxury | this curious life | Scoop.it
AMONG the bearded behemoths in grimy green trench coats, the girls with mullets and undersized tank-tops, surrounded by the smell of petrol wafting around Barbagallo Raceway's pit-lane, Betty Saunders-Klimenko looks like any other V8 Supercar fan.
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30 great opening lines in literature - Telegraph

30 great opening lines in literature - Telegraph | this curious life | Scoop.it
Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, with its superb opening, is 200 years old. Here, Martin Chilton picks 30 great beginnings of novels.
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The Lost Interview - Guitar World

The Lost Interview - Guitar World | this curious life | Scoop.it
By Jon Savage The interview you are about to read transpired late on the evening of Thursday, July 22, 1993, arranged as part of Nirvana's U.K. press campaign for the then soon-to-be released In Utero (DGC).
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BREAKING!! Australian Politician Ann Bressington Exposes Agenda 21 and New World Order!

PLEASE MIRROR AND SHARE THIS VIDEO... This video is the edited version to her speech as I only have 15 minutes upload allowance...original video with full sp...
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Denis Mukwege, Doctor Who Aids Rape Victims, Returns to Congo

Denis Mukwege, Doctor Who Aids Rape Victims, Returns to Congo | this curious life | Scoop.it
Denis Mukwege, a gynecologic surgeon who has helped thousands of rape victims, arrived in Congo after more than two months in exile after an assassination attempt.
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Study deflates notion that pear-shaped bodies more healthy than apples: Abnormal proteins from buttock fat linked to metabolic syndrome

Study deflates notion that pear-shaped bodies more healthy than apples: Abnormal proteins from buttock fat linked to metabolic syndrome | this curious life | Scoop.it
People who are "apple-shaped" -- with fat more concentrated around the abdomen -- have long been considered more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes than those who are "pear-shaped" and carry weight more in the buttocks, hips...
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