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The cool, crisp air produces smells that dogs seem to love sniffing

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Autumn may be my dog Charlie's favorite season.

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I hadn't considered what a sensory treat autumn would be to canines. Kinda cool.

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Your Old CDs Aren't Just Aging; They're Actively Dying

Your Old CDs Aren't Just Aging; They're Actively Dying | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
That old Michael Jackson disc? You've probably been treating it wrong.
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Now, couple this Atlantic article with the following piece: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1831677&goto=newpost

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More than 60 years later, a love note from a familiar stranger

More than 60 years later, a love note from a familiar stranger | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


WEST TISBURY — The mysterious package arrived on a blustery day in February from a man Cynthia Riggs had not seen in 62 years.

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Such a great story.

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What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy

What do I love about living in Le Marche, Italy | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

What do I love about living in Italy?

I love the country [...]I love that lots of the little villages have their own traditions [...]I love the work/life balance [...]I love their gestures [...]I love the food [...]

To summarise, there’s lots I love about Italy which is why I moved here but I’ve discovered so much more having lived here and I’m still learning. If you get the opportunity to live here for a bit, I would certainly recommend it. [...]


Via Mariano Pallottini
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Not familiar with that area but it looks lovely, and a good blog.

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The Science Behind Suicide Contagion

The Science Behind Suicide Contagion | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


When Marilyn Monroe killed herself in August 1962, the nation reacted. In the months afterward, there was extensive news coverage, widespread sorrow and a spate of suicides.

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Every suicide, not just celebrity ones, is a reason for more education and discussion on the subject.

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Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63

Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Actor Robin Williams died this morning in California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division and his press representative. He was 63.
"Robin Williams passed away this morning," the actor's rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. "He has been battling severe depression...
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I wasn't much of a fan, but respected what he could do. He died too young.

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Kids

10 Ways to Inspire Your Kids | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

Plant the seeds of curiosity, imagination and creativity in your children

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#8 bigtime.

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Video: This is the Deadliest Intersection in New York

Video: This is the Deadliest Intersection in New York | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The vicinity of 95th Street and West End Avenue is a notoriously dangerous spot for pedestrians.
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I think this is our first Village Voice story...cool.

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Dailymotion and Raindance Film Festival launch webisode competition

Dailymotion and Raindance Film Festival launch webisode competition | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


The move comes as part of the 'Raindance Web Fest', a web series festival, running during Raindance Film Festival.


Via siobhan-o-flynn
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Could not find a link in this article, but I would think it would be on DailyMotion somewhere...

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After stratospheric rise, a phantom social network's shares nose dive

After stratospheric rise, a phantom social network's shares nose dive | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


The good news for Cynk Technology is that the supposed social network's shares resumed trading on Friday after a 10-day suspension by U.S.


Via Thomas Faltin
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Who the hell invests so much in a place without any members?  Another offshore fleecing scheme.

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Dad's Greenhouse

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This greenhouse is alluring!

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A lot of souls are missing windows.

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10 Artists Who Walked Away from Fame

10 Artists Who Walked Away from Fame | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From recluse writers to retired musicians, we look back at the prominent figures who went on a temp-to-permanent hiatus
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Making it and then escaping...kinda the best of both worlds, no?

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Chic of the Week: Courtney Love

Chic of the Week: Courtney Love | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Avery Nejam illustrates the icon on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
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HBD

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9 ways to prevent Lyme disease

9 ways to prevent Lyme disease | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Protect your whole family with these tips.
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Good advice for the summer season.

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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

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How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory

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The phrase "ritualized creativity" strikes a faint grating chord to me, even though I understand and don't begrudge the process.

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Remembering H.P. Lovecraft

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As many of you probably know, H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday was yesterday (August 20). To celebrate this venerable master of horror lit, I’ve compiled some quotes and links.

Via Hans Gruen
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One of my favorite Lovecraft stories concerned how he would pack for trips, bringing cans of food in a suitcase to be as economical (and perhaps convenient) as possible.

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These Are Some of the Weirdest FOIA Requests Fielded This Year in the UK

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What's your dragon attack plan?

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These are hilarious!

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The Reason Why People Are Hanging Out At This Soviet Prison Is Unbelievable. And Crazy.

The Reason Why People Are Hanging Out At This Soviet Prison Is Unbelievable. And Crazy. | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
What a transformation!

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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I wonder how many injuries still happen there.

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What Is Your Defining Trait?

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Sometimes it's hard to see ourselves. Even when you look in the mirror it can be a mystery. Who is really looking back at us? So take our quiz and we'll help you find out -- What is your defining trait?
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Quick and easy quiz. I got a result that starts with an "i" but it's not introvert.  ;-)

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The Importance of Sadness

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As Susan Piver says, meditation teaches you how to be with sadness and how to relax with discomfort. (Despair is what happens when you fight sadness. Compassion is what happens when you don’t.
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A truer way to change the world?  Maybe!

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"How Close Can You Get?" Story and Pictures

"How Close Can You Get?" Story and Pictures | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We sent you on assignment, and here's the result. See the complete story, created from your pictures and our editors' commentary. (Real moments, spontaneity, and intimacy. Things @edkashi looked for while editing the latest Your Shot assignment.
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Some really compelling images.

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World's most beautiful piers

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"Bridges to nowhere" to some, architectural icons and centers of entertainment for others; these jetties are worth visiting.
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I would put the pier at Lake Skaneateles on this list.

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Dollars and Cents - update

Paypal to: MrZenArcher@gmail.com
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Zen has been a YT vlogger since the beginning and has consistently been an entertaining and engaging personality. If anyone wants to lend a hand, or just listen, here's his current situation.

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New exhibit explores our diverse and complex relationships with cats and dogs

New exhibit explores our diverse and complex relationships with cats and dogs | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

 The diverse works weave a story of our ever-changing relationship with cats and dogs and, as Blanton Director Simone Wicha says, “gives a deeper...

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Nice to see part of ancient Egyptian culture is still alive: we have creatures that are part man and part dog today!

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How Connecting with Our Authentic Self Creates a Foundation for Intimacy

How Connecting with Our Authentic Self Creates a Foundation for Intimacy | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

 Conflicts are resolved and intimacy created not by bursting through the front door and pointing out others' flaws, but by...

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Some people travel thousands of miles to find what they always have with them.

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The Video Game That Maps The Galaxy

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 In 1961, members of M.I.T.'s Tech Model Railroad Club created Spacewar, one of the first video games that ran on the university's hulking hundred-and-twenty-thousand-dollar...

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Spacewar!

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