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A particularly lovely tree on the newly refurbed Blue Monster Golf course x #Doral #Miami #90+
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Great photo. Shame it's on a golf course.

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9 Female Pirates You Should Know

9 Female Pirates You Should Know | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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Good stuff. Thanks to Carrie for posting this.

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I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity

I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
a hopeful look at what happens when you quit the Like
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Imagine that: actual communication!

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Weird Facts About 5 of the World’s Most Famous Logos

Weird Facts About 5 of the World’s Most Famous Logos | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the most interesting aspect of a logo isn't the graphic itself. It's the story behind it.

Via F. Thunus
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Sorry, but the dude in the Goya painting looks nothing like the peace symbol, no matter which way you flip him.

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A Bronx Man Tore His Own Head Off in Broad Daylight

A Bronx Man Tore His Own Head Off in Broad Daylight | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In a particularly gruesome story out of the Bronx, a Hunts Point man apparently decapitated himself in broad daylight today.
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The comments on this story are educational in their own right.

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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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Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda

Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A story of social injustice and "a most wonderful invigorator of sexual organs"
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Bring it back!

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Saturation 70: the Gram Parsons UFO film that never flew

Saturation 70: the Gram Parsons UFO film that never flew | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Years before Star Wars, a maverick director led a crew into the desert to film a psychedelic science fiction epic – starring the country singer and the five-year-old son of Rolling Stone Brian Jones. Now unseen photographs will tell the bizarre story, writes Chris Campion
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The Mojave was a good place for this. If only a full copy existed.

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eBay Glitch Brings Activity to a Crawl Wednesday

eBay Glitch Brings Activity to a Crawl Wednesday | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
UPDATE 4:00 pm EST: Received the following response from eBay spokesperson Ryan Moore at 3:49: Today, some eBay users ...
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Coupled with the massive account security breach they had earlier this year, Amazon Marketplace is looking better and better.

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'Love Is Strange' review: Lithgow, Molina are endearing

'Love Is Strange' review: Lithgow, Molina are endearing | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

Fine performances from two stage and screen veterans, and a keen sense of balance between humor and poignancy, elevates "Love Is Strange" above what it might have been in lesser...

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Ought to see this one.

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

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

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?

What Is Your Defining Trait? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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

World's most beautiful piers | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
"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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