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Thousands of Precious Objects Unearthed in Ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan

Thousands of Precious Objects Unearthed in Ancient Mexican City of Teotihuacan | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Archeologists hope the discovery will help shed light on the people who built the mysterious city, which the Aztecs named 'birthplace of the gods' when they arrived hundreds of years after its abandonment.
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An exciting archaeological dig in progress.

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Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay

Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Burgundy Lovers Mourn Hubert de Montille of Volnay. One of the most traditional and outspoken Burgundy winemakers dies surrounded by friends.

Via Vitabella Luxury Wine / Twitter @Vitabellawine / Also check www.vitabella.fr
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Raising a toast would seem appropriate. Here's to hoping he was laid to rest in an aged oaken barrel.

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Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love

Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Good article by Samantha Nock. It's hard for most people to accept themselves.

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How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns

How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The small French town of Vendargues banned all clown costumes for anyone over 13 on Halloween and for a month afterward.
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If only more towns could follow suit in this clown-banning thing...

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Weird NJ: Is Spy House America's 'most haunted house?'

Weird NJ: Is Spy House America's 'most haunted house?' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

The Spy House in Middletown

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Wonder what they do for Halloween...

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Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it – it's easy to give information away. It is sort of evil'

Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it – it's easy to give information away. It is sort of evil' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Australian author talks to Luke Harding about surveillance and Julian Assange
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Thanks to Sean for posting this.

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How Do Some Of The Most Famous Writers Get Work Done?

How Do Some Of The Most Famous Writers Get Work Done? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Chances are high that you've read the work of some of these famous writers, but have you ever wondered what tools they are using to get the job done? Turns out, some of them are quite different from what you'd think. Sure, a computer is an integral part of the writing process for most of us (in…
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I didn't think this many would prefer pens!

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The World's Coolest Wrecks

The World's Coolest Wrecks | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
As morbid as a plane crash or sunken ship might be, there's something alluring about abandoned ...
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That dried-up Russian sea story is something. Will post a follow-up.

 

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Virgin's New Staff Holiday Policy Is Simply Incredible

Virgin's New Staff Holiday Policy Is Simply Incredible | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Richard Branson is implementing what is without doubt the best annual leave policy ever.

In a blog, the British entrepreneur announced Virgin staff in both the UK and US are to be allowed to take as much holiday as they want, whenever they want.
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Good on Branson.

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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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Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Oregon, Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection.

Via Community Village Sites
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WTG Oregon & DC!

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The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction

The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From Leonora Carrington to Haruki Murakami, disparate writers tap into something universal when they channel the bizarre.
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Classic sci-fi is full of strange and inventive elements that keep storytelling fundamental and vital.

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11 Foods That Can Make You Happy

11 Foods That Can Make You Happy | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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I've got the coffee and milk covered, and broccoli.  Hmm...maybe I'm doing it wrong? (I'd be happy too if I could afford fish all the time, so duh.)  

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US advises against Ebola isolation

US advises against Ebola isolation | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
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Uhm, against?

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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Without Nasty Ingredients

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Without Nasty Ingredients | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


The pumpkin spice latte craze has literally taken over seasonal coffeehouses everywhere.

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Just in time for those post-Halloween jack-o-lanterns.

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Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Tells Doctors 'I Love You Guys' Before Flight

Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Tells Doctors 'I Love You Guys' Before Flight | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The Texas hospital nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient there said an emotional goodbye to her doctors Thursday, telling her protective-suit-clad caregi...
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Maybe it's time to be a little safer at the airports with passengers arriving from affected areas?

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Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name

Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do...
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Thanks to Randy for posting this rather disturbing story.

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The Disappearing Aral Lake and the Ship Graveyard of Moynaq

The Disappearing Aral Lake and the Ship Graveyard of Moynaq | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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A follow-up to the previous story, which touched upon the situation with the Aral Sea as a ship graveyard.

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This Converted Cave in France Cost $1.35

This Converted Cave in France Cost $1.35 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Faced with steep rents, young couples are renovating abandoned troglodyte homes in the French countryside, like this 11th-century structure nestled into the side of a mountain in the Loire Valley
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Holy crap...awesome!

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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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