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5 Things Worth Admitting To

5 Things Worth Admitting To | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
In this era of TMI tweets and status updates, we often offer up the most trivial of personal details while keeping the important stuff to ourselves.
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6 steps to stop over-thinking your life

6 steps to stop over-thinking your life | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Are you lost in thoughts about what you could have, would have, should have done differently?
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British Adults Don't Feel 'Grown-Up' Until They Reach 25

British Adults Don't Feel 'Grown-Up' Until They Reach 25 | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Britain is a nation of Peter Pan characters, according to a new survey, as nearly half of British adults admit to finally feeling ‘grown-up’ when they reach the age of 25.
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McDonald's employee films mouse running through bag of burger buns

McDonald's employee films mouse running through bag of burger buns | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A former McDonald's employee has filmed a video of what he says is a mouse running around inside a bag of burger buns at the fast food chain.
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Joyce Carol Vincent: How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years?

Joyce Carol Vincent: How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
When film-maker Carol Morley read that the skeleton of a young woman had been found in a London bedsit, she knew she had to find out more...
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Friday 13th and other superstitions

Friday 13th and other superstitions | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
The first Friday 13th of 2012 will send shivers down the spines of triskaidekaphobics everywhere, but where does the superstition come from?
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Keeping Fit: Exercise Trends Around The World

Keeping Fit: Exercise Trends Around The World | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
From pumping iron to achieve the perfect 'Coregasm' in the US, 'Dog Dancing' in the UK to climbing the walls in China - with January in full swing and the post-holiday fitness bug among us all, take a look at how the world gets hot and sweaty with...
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Breastfed babies show more challenging temperaments, study finds

Breastfed babies show more challenging temperaments, study finds | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Difficult behaviours shouldn't put off mothers – breastfeeding is still the most healthy form of infant nutrition, scientists say...
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Experience: I married my twin sister's husband

Experience: I married my twin sister's husband | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Val Darger: 'Our sex lives are private, the one area we never share or discuss'...
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It's Not You It's Me: Twitter Rings In New Year With Most Popular Breakup Texts

It's Not You It's Me:  Twitter Rings In New Year With Most Popular Breakup Texts | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Whether you've delivered them yourself or been on the receiving end, we're all familiar with the stomach-wrenching breakup text.
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Chickens are capable of feeling empathy, scientists believe - Telegraph

Chickens are capable of feeling empathy, scientists believe - Telegraph | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Domestic chickens display signs of empathy, the ability to ''feel another's
pain'' that is at the heart of compassion, a study has found.
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It's Time to End Our Obsession With Positive Thinking

It's Time to End Our Obsession With Positive Thinking | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
"Think positively" and "the power of positive thinking" have become trademark slogans in our society.
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Milky Way's Color Is White As a Morning's Snow

Milky Way's Color Is White As a Morning's Snow | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Our galaxy is aptly named the Milky Way — it looks white, the color of fresh spring snow in the early morning, scientists now reveal.
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Scientists find fat is the sixth human taste - Telegraph

Scientists find fat is the sixth human taste  - Telegraph | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a sixth basic taste that the human tongue can
detect – fat.
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'Foetus Party' Trend Raises Concerns Among Midwives

'Foetus Party' Trend Raises Concerns Among Midwives | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A leading midwifery expert has aired her concerns over the growing trend for ‘4D Foetus Parties’ - where expectant parents host parties for friends and family to gather round and view realistic 3D and 4D images of their unborn baby.
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Rude GP Dr Richard Dunn told patient: 'You'll die a horrible death'

Rude GP Dr Richard Dunn told patient: 'You'll die a horrible death' | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
West Kent Primary Care Trust (pictured) is trying to have Dr Richard Dunn removed from its 'Performers' List' and the case is set to be heard by the First Tier Tribunal.
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Penis sizes worldwide: Yeah, there's a map for that

Penis sizes worldwide: Yeah, there's a map for that | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
China and India: Find out who wins the ultimate pissing contest.
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Ten 100-year predictions that came true

Ten 100-year predictions that came true | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
In 1900, a civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins made a number of predictions about what the world would be like in 2000.
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Penis Tattoo Leads to Permanent Erection

Penis Tattoo Leads to Permanent Erection | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old Iranian man has a permanent semi-erection after having “borow be salaamat” (good luck with your journeys) and the letter “M” (his girlfriend’s initial) tattooed on his penis.
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Boys in Afghanistan Sold Into Prostitution, Sexual Slavery

Boys in Afghanistan Sold Into Prostitution, Sexual Slavery | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Wealthy former warlords in Baghlan, a northern province of Afghanistan, recruit adolescent boys for sex and entertainment, while local authorities remain powerless in stopping the practice.
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Do prayers help players?

Do prayers help players? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
At the Champions League final there is likely to be evidence of faith, with players crossing themselves. But, asks Matthew Syed, does religious belief boost sporting performance?
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