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BBC - Future - The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?

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Would You Become an Airbnb Host for a Down Payment?

All you have to do is share your home with strangers for three years

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How Old is "Old"? The Answers Vary by Age | Money

Definitions of "old" and "young" vary depending on your age, a new study by U.S. Trust shows.

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Florida Girls Are Pissed That Hipsters Stole LaCroix from Them - Broadly

"Stop appropriating my Fort Lauderdale slut water!" said one native who has drank the sparkling water since the mid-2000s.

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Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.

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14 Wedding Gift Ideas Under $40 That Won’t Make You Look Cheap | MONEY

Show your newly-married friends you're happy for them without spending a fortune. Here are 14 ways to spend under $40 on a wedding gift.

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The Value of Using Podcasts in Class

Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class. This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five minutes” of reading.

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It's time to change the clocks: Here are 8 ways to avoid losing sleep this weekend - LA Times

This weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time, you know, the first part in "spring forward, fall back." So that means we lose an hour of dreamy weekend slumber when clocks are set to jump forward an hour early Sunday morning. And that can be problematic for many.

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Need More than 24 Hours? 7 Secrets to Finding More Time in a Day | Inc.com

Coping with the pressures of work and home life can be difficult. Everyone wants more time in the day. Here are 7 secrets that can help you find that extra amount.

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37 Amazing Chalkboard Signs Outside Restaurants That Are Hilarious AF

Chalkboard signs. The only little creative space (yes I'm being sarcastic) that restaurant owners use to lure hungry customers into their humble shacks. Bu

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Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids | Technology | The Guardian

An selection of educationally-focused apps that shows there’s more to iOS and Android for children than games

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25 cool accessories every dream backyard should have

Accessories, gadgets and furniture that will transform your backyard into a dreamy outdoor space.

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25 cool accessories every dream backyard should have

Accessories, gadgets and furniture that will transform your backyard into a dreamy outdoor space.

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9 Things You Can't Remember Anymore Thanks To Technology

If you need more proof that our phones keep getting smarter but our brains keep getting dumber, just try to remember someone's number other than your own. And no, your mom doesn't count. It's easy to forget things that our phones do for us ever...

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7 Images Almost As Freaky As #TheDress (Or Freakier)

This photo of a dress has now divided all of humanity into dueling factions, with sane individuals who see this image as white and gold pitted against the dangerous loons who perceive it as blue and black. (OK, so the dress is blue and black in real ...

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Shake Shack and the Rules of Fast Food - Bon Appetit

Sure, you'll take a Shake Shack burger and crinkle-cut fries over McDonald's any day. But can the Shack still feel special when there are hundreds of them?

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How to Throw the Perfect Major Bash - Los Angeles Magazine

Whether it’s your first fund-raiser or the big 5-0, this is more than a party—it’s a milestone. The right location and some epic details will make it one of a kind

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1989, America's malls: The places where nothing — and everything — has changed

n 1989, Michael Galinsky, then a 20-year-old student, took a month to traverse the U.S. Everywhere he went, he documented the same place: the shopping mall. The results are now an archive of a vanished world, simultaneously familiar and foreign, trivial and full of meaning.

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    The top 10 words invented by writers | Books | The Guardian

    ‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites

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    Hiker Discovers an Abandoned Town Inside Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Roadtrippers

    Sometimes it's easy to take for granted how much land there is in America. Sure, it's harder and harder to find places that haven't been explored, but it's also become easier to forget places that we've already been....

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    How Crayola Crayons Are Made!

    There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.

    23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we have all grown up to know and love.

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    Why People Love Modern Architecture

    Do you love modern architecture? There are so many reasons why modern design is so popular. Here is some design inspiration for your modern home.

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    A Tablescape for the Vintage-Obsessed

    Charleston-based event planner, Tara Guérard, has a passion for vintage. Now, with pieces from her curated collection on 1stdibs, she is spreading the love.

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    An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

    So, a wildfire starts burning around you and it's terrifying, sure. But it also makes for a hell of a wedding photo.

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    The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day

    No matter if you're taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time --- father child bonding experiences are the bomb.

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    How to write a bestseller and not see a penny

    Carmen Aguirre was called a ‘terrorist’ by a Canada Reads panelist, but that didn’t stop it from winning the competition in 2012

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    5 Alternative Yard Games You Can Master This Summer!

    Instead of hauling out the badminton net or the croquet set, try something new this year.

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      You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

      Restaurant goers who pay more at restaurant buffets think the food is tastier than the same food offered at a lower cost

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      23 Music Videos Starring Pre-Fame Celebrities

      Though some of the songs may be forgettable, these 23 pre-fame actors at least made the videos memorable.

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        How to Find Coupon Codes You Never Knew Existed!

        Almost every place you shop online has a "promotional code" box at checkout—but fewer than a quarter of shoppers use it. We asked the experts for their best advice on where and how to cash in.

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          Outfit your egg with this knight armour, then murder it for breakfast afterwards - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

          Humpty Dumpty just got a badass weapons upgrade via the ‘Arthur Egg Cup’, an egg cup holder in the shape of a knight’s suit of armour. Turn your soft boile

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            Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

            A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.

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              The Original Locations of 15 Famous Food Chains

              Ever wonder where your favorite fast food chain first popped up? Look no further.

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                8 Things Your Brain Does Wrong Every Day

                As human beings, we generally like to conceive of ourselves as rational creatures. We think logically, make decisions based on the best interests of ourselves and others, and do the things we need to do in order to not just survive, but also thrive in the

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                    Old Spock battles New Spock in the greatest car commercial ever

                    Sorry, Volkswagen Darth Vader Kid. This new Audi commercial, starring both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, has beat you. You've got two Spocks smack-talking each other, Leonard Nimoy cursing, and best of all, an impromptu rendition of the

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                      8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

                      A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world

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                        Summer Jam: the forgotten US rock festival that was bigger than Woodstock

                        In 1973, bands like The Grateful Dead played to 600,000 at Summer Jam in upstate New York. Like Woodstock, there was love, peace, nudity, and drugs

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                          167 Theremin Players Perform Beethoven

                          It's Sunday. It's hot. Why not watch 167 theremin players perform variations on Beethoven's Symphony No. 9???

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                            America in the 1970s: The Southwest

                            Welcome to Day 2 of Documerica Week on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U

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                              25 Legit Words from the Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary

                              Only a drip wouldn’t be storked for such a swellelegant little guide.

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                                Etsy Weekend:Eco-friendly Clutch and Wallet

                                Rikrak at Etsy carries items made out of sustainable fabrics. The fabrics have different personalities – sweet, classic, and bold. I’ve been looking

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                                  Michigan Football Men's T-Shirt by Tailgate

                                  Buy the Michigan Football T-Shirt for men from Tailgate Clothing and win yourself a national championship.

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                                    47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

                                    Anything powered by electricity requires that the current make a full circuit to and from the main box.

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