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The 10 Habits of Happy People

The 10 Habits of Happy People Get your positive gears turning and reap the benefits of looking on the sunny side of life with...
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Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’

Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’ by James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential...
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The Rock as Hercules

When a 3yr old asks HERCULES to play patty cake in the middle of shooting an epic battle scene…well.. he plays patty cake.  
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25 greatest pieces of wisdom from Hunter S Thompson

25 greatest pieces of wisdom from Hunter S Thompson Quite possibly our favourite literary rebel, Hunter S Thompson was renowned for living life to...
John Dolan and his dog, George, in east London. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

John Dolan: from homeless addict to street artist and author

The remarkable story of John, the homeless addict who got a dog (George) and gave up crime so he would always be around to...
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Elvis Presley: 60 years since the start of rock’s great revolution

Elvis Presley: 60 years since the start of rock’s great revolution The King’s first single was released 60 years ago, on 19 July 1954....
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Solar Sail Spacecraft to Hitch a Free Ride on a Light Breeze in 2016

Solar Sail Spacecraft to Hitch a Free Ride on a Light Breeze in 2016 LightSail 1 will launch onboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to...
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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/12-dozen-places-educate-online-free.html All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college...
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Flickonomics: eight movies that teach us how money works

Flickonomics: eight movies that teach us how money works From The Full Monty to The Matrix, films have a lot to say on economics....
The letter from Rachel Tomlinson, head of Barrowford school in Nelson, has made a big impression on many who read it. Photograph: Twitter

Headteacher’s tender note to her pupils goes viral

Headteacher Rachel Tomlinson explains to her pupils that exams are not everything: ‘The people who create these tests and score them do not know...