“..15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8..”

“..So – you just downloaded iOS 8.

Looks pretty familiar – right?

But there are a bunch of differences – and not all of them will be immediately obvious.

Let us show you..”

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15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8 | WIRED.

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“..Should You Buy a New iPhone?..”

“..There is a new iPhone!

There are two new iPhones – in fact.

But should you buy one?

It honestly isn’t for everyone.

Let’s break it down based on just who you are..”

(cont..)

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Should You Buy a New iPhone? | WIRED.

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“..This Burly $65K Motorcycle – Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane..”

“..The F6F Hellcat fighter plane was the original inspiration for the bikes in the Hellcat series..”

(cont..)

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This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane | WIRED.

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“..Nick Cave’s dark – strange – and sometimes hilarious odyssey..”

“..The Aussie post-punk pioneer’s life and career inspires the haunting revealing music doc ’20,000 Days on Earth’..”

(cont..)

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Nick Cave’s dark, strange and sometimes hilarious odyssey – Salon.com.

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“..White House: Factory farms are putting the public at risk — but we’re not going to do anything about it..”

“..New executive orders aimed at staving off ‘the next pandemic’-

- both acknowledge and ignore livestock’s contribution..”

(cont..)

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White House: Factory farms are putting the public at risk — but we’re not going to do anything about it – Salon.com.

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“..Terry Gilliam: Hollywood is just ‘gray – frightened people’ – holding on for dear life..”

“..The godfather of dystopian cinema on the death of Hollywood -

- why he gave up U.S. citizenship -

- and his new movie..”

(cont..)

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Terry Gilliam: Hollywood is just “gray, frightened people” holding on for dear life – Salon.com.

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“..Wonder Woman’s Secret Past..”

“..The little-known story behind Wonder Woman’s origins..”

(cont..)

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Wonder Woman’s Secret Past.

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“..How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics..”

“..Bai revisits the ‘Monkey Business’ scandal -

- finding out who really set the story in motion -

- and how it opened up political journalism to deeper scrutiny of candidates’ personal lives..”

(cont..)

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How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics – NYTimes.com.

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“..The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written..”

“..Hunter Davies has collected nearly a hundred original manuscripts..”

(cont..)

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The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written – Features – Music – The Independent.

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“..Scottish referendum results: Now let’s give all 16-year-olds the vote..”

“..This is the time to redraft the map of English politics..”

(cont..)

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Scottish referendum results: Now let’s give all 16-year-olds the vote – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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“..Here’s How Much Caffeine Is in Every Single Starbucks Drink..”

“..When you’re looking at it -

- keep in mind that the Mayo Clinic says 400mgs of caffeine per day is safe..”

(cont..)

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Here’s How Much Caffeine Is in Every Single Starbucks Drink | Thrillist.

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“..A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will..”

“..Screening for depression might soon be as easy as a blood test..”

(cont..)

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A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will.

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“..This Might Explain Why Diet Soda Drinkers Are Often Overweight..”

“..People who drink diet sodas over regular sodas are more likely to be overweight or obese -

- but scientists weren’t sure why..”

(cont..)

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This Might Explain Why Diet Soda Drinkers Are Often Overweight.

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“..Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes – In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs..”

“..California is drying up..”

(cont..)

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Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs.

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“..The 5 Coolest Things About iOS 8..”

“..Here’s a small taste of what you’ll get -

- when you upgrade to iOS 8..”

(cont..)

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The 5 Coolest Things About iOS 8 (And How To Get It).

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“..13 Things Women Wish Men Knew About Sex..”

“..Our resident Dude recently revealed 13 things men wish women knew about sex.

Like everything our beloved Dude writes -

- his post was eye-opening and informative..”

(cont..)

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13 Things Women Wish Men Knew About Sex.

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“..4 Things You Should Know About Your ‘Third Eye’..”

“..We still lack a complete understanding of the pineal gland -

- but that doesn’t stop us from speculating..”

(cont..)

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4 Things You Should Know About Your ‘Third Eye’ | Alternet.

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“..What to Do When You’re Running Out of Time..”

“..When it comes to climate change – there’s still a window open for action -

- but it’s closing..”

(cont..)

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What to Do When You’re Running Out of Time | Alternet.

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“..The 1% Has Bought Its Own Internet – What’s Next – Richipedia?..”

“..Yep – it’s called Internet Platinum Reserve -

- and no – you can’t afford it..”

(cont..)

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The 1% Has Bought Its Own Internet—What’s Next, Richipedia? | Alternet.

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“..Are You Eating Comfort Food? – Stop! – Here’s What Really Works..”

“..The myth of comfort food is just that — a myth -

- new study says..”

(cont..)

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Are You Eating Comfort Food? Stop! Here’s What Really Works | Alternet.

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“..Paul Krugman Has Some Truly Shocking News About Climate Change..”

“..Hint: It’s good.

But will deniers and despairers listen?..”

(cont..)

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Paul Krugman Has Some Truly Shocking News About Climate Change | Alternet.

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“..Australian life in 22 prize-winning photographs..”

“..From Indigenous cowboys and football matches -

- to Sydney sunbathers and pie-shops -

- the photographs shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Life prize showcase a nation in technicolour –

- and transition..”

(cont..)

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Australian life in 22 prize-winning photographs – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

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“..It’s not overpopulation that causes climate change – it’s overconsumption..”

“..Africa’s population growth is often linked to ecological risk –

- yet the real danger lies in the west’s infinite appetite for resources..”

(cont..)

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It’s not overpopulation that causes climate change, it’s overconsumption | Fred Pearce | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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“..Wisdom2.0: it came for our heartbeats – now Google wants our souls..”

“..Tech companies are embracing mindfulness to help staff deal with stress –

- and help seize back control from the gadgets that have taken over our lives..”

(cont..)

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Wisdom2.0: it came for our heartbeats, now Google wants our souls | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Culture Clash: Bob Marley – Joe Strummer – and the punky reggae party..”

“..Marley’s single Punk Reggae Party put a name to an underground phenomenon –

- the coming together of the punks and the Rastas at the height of 70s social unrest.

That era may be over – but the punky reggae spirit still lives and breathes..”

(cont..)

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Culture Clash: Bob Marley, Joe Strummer and the punky reggae party | Music | The Guardian.

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“..10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies..”

“..Vloggers – home movie-makers – and video enthusiasts-

- can all have a lot of fun and get professional results with these apps..”

(cont..)

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10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Texas court upholds right to take ‘upskirt’ photos..”

“..Judges strike down part of statute -

- saying ‘inherently expressive’ medium of photography -

- is part of right to free speech..”

(cont..)

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Texas court upholds right to take ‘upskirt’ photos | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Privacy breach riles house-hunters..”

“..House-hunters attending open homes have had their personal details passed on to marketing companies without their permission -

- sparking a warning from the Privacy Commissioner..”

(cont..)

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Privacy breach riles house-hunters – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Drink-driving numbers tumble..”

“..The number of us prepared to drink and drive has plummeted in the past five years -

- but there are still pockets of the country bucking the trend..”

(cont..)

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Drink-driving numbers tumble – crime – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Why Acid Thunder is the one album you should hear this week – video..”

“..a collection of house classics..”

(cont..)

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Why Acid Thunder is the one album you should hear this week – video | Music | The Guardian.

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“..The Suitsy: the suit that lets you go to work in a onesie..”

“..His design may look like a suit -

- but you are securely zipped in from neck to fly..”

(cont..)

(ed:..heh..!..)

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The Suitsy: the suit that lets you go to work in a onesie | Fashion | The Guardian.

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“..Alibaba launches biggest IPO in American history – as shares open at $92.70..”

“..Sale of Chinese internet giant Alibaba – which controls 80% of online commerce in China -

- gets off to flying start on New York stock exchange..”

(cont..)

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Alibaba launches biggest IPO in American history as shares open at $92.70 | Business | The Guardian.

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“..Cameron’s ‘devolution revolution’: what could it mean for the UK?..”

“..how might it work?..”

(cont..)

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Cameron’s ‘devolution revolution’: what could it mean for the UK? – Q&A | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Alex Salmond resigns as first minister after Scotland rejects independence..”

“..Leader of the Scottish National party says he will stand down in November -

- when a new leader of the party will be chosen..”

(cont..)

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Alex Salmond resigns as first minister after Scotland rejects independence | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Scottish independence: no campaign on course for victory – live..”

(..guardian-coverage..)

(cont..)

go to source/story>>p>Scottish independence: no campaign on course for victory – live | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Hipster hate is everywhere – but is there a little bit of them in all of us?..”

“..With contrived facial hair – fixed-gear bikes – and craft beers -

- they are a clear target.

But are critics just hypocrites?..”

(cont..)

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Hipster hate is everywhere – but is there a little bit of them in all of us? – Features – Fashion – The Independent.

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“..Sputnik – Hippies – and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley..”

“..But the reason this particular spot ended up at the heart of the technology industry might surprise you -

- and it all starts with Sputnik..”

(cont..)

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Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley | WIRED.

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“..Most feminist moments in sci-fi history..”

“..[S]ci-fi history actually has featured ahead-of-its-time – female-identifying authors and creators -

- who have challenged conventional notions of race – gender – and sexuality – head-on..”

(cont..)

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Most feminist moments in sci-fi history – Boing Boing.

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“..Super-Fun-Pak Comix..”

(..ed:..best – phil collins cartoon – ever..

..whether you are a fan..

..or if you are one who claws at their skin in horror at the very mention of his name..

..you will enjoy this cartoon…)

(cont..)

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Percival Dunwoody, Phil Collins, & Somewhat More – Boing Boing.

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“..Man stabbed puppy – after it killed pet rabbit..”

“..A man who stabbed a puppy to death after it killed his pet rabbit said he took ‘a life for a life’.

Andrew Joseph Salisbury (37) yesterday pleaded guilty to cruel ill-treatment of a dog – over the incident at his Christchurch home.

The dog’s owner – Rebecca Blake – called the killing ‘horrific’ and ‘sick’.

She screamed and cried inside the house as Salisbury stabbed her beautiful’ 8-month-old staffy-lab Falcon in the driveway -

- using a 35-centimetre kitchen knife..”

(cont..)

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Man stabbed puppy after it killed pet rabbit | Stuff.co.nz.

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