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Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Obituaries

From www.telegraph.co.uk

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard.

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How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.forbes.com

With ComScore Web-usage data and public financial filings, it’s now possible to figure out how much revenue the two rivals collect for every hour that each user spends on the site. LinkedIn’s tally: $1.30. Facebook’s: a measly 6.2 cents.

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Spider-Man Script Treatment by James Cameron

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.script-o-rama.com

Spider-Man Scriptment by James Cameron. Nuff said.

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Bribing Kids to Try on Tests

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.freakonomics.com

The very best results come when we give the students the money before the test, and then we take the money back if they don’t meet the standards. This result is consistent with what psychologists call “loss aversion.

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Psyched Out

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Love

From www.thesmartset.com

Perhaps most damaging of all is our myth of the soul mate. We have certain expectations — nothing short of total emotional support from our spouses. We also require rocking sex, a perfect other half of the parenting team, and our go-to playmate.

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Study says drop in Vitamin D could lead to weight gain

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Health

From portlandtribune.com

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Women’s Health, found that older women who don’t get enough Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of what is often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin.

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Personal Drone′s Secret Ingredient: iPhone

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.wired.com

Today′s personal drones have benefited from the same advances in technology that have made the iPhone so powerful.

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Our underground future

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Innovation

From www.bostonglobe.com

The long-term vision is one in which the surface of the earth is reserved for the things we want to see and be around—houses, schools, yards, parks—while all the other facilities that are needed to make a city run, from water treatment plants to data banks to freight systems, hum away underground.

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Voyager 1 set to make interstellar history

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Exploration

From www.wtop.com

Mission scientists think Voyager 1 is getting close to that historic moment because the spacecraft is encountering ever increasing "hits" from cosmic rays -- interstellar radiation particles that come from distant stars.

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Peacekeepers at War

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: World

From online.wsj.com

For more than a century, Congo′s natural resources and geopolitical position have drawn the interest of global powers. By the time Belgium granted Congo independence in 1960, the country found itself at the center of Cold War machinations between Washington and Moscow.

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Trouble at India′s Outsourcers

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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Business

From online.wsj.com

The sector faces slowing demand. Industry giants Infosys Technologies, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services earn nearly all their revenue in the U.S. and euro zone. Infosys has cut its revenue guidance for the year twice.

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Doctor’s Orders

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Sex

From www.lamag.com

Los Angeles is home to the nation’s adult novelty business, which is dominated by the Big Four: Topco, California Exotics, Pipedream, and Doc Johnson. Successful niches—leather, men’s masturbators that resemble flashlights—are mined by smaller companies, but as with any industry, owning the market is everything, and Doc Johnson is the Procter & Gamble of sex toys.

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Divergent Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on National Crime Rates

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.plosone.org

These effects at the societal level, showing that the proportion of people who believe in hell negatively predicts national crime rates whereas belief in heaven predicts higher crime rates. These effects remain after accounting for a host of covariates, and ultimately prove stronger predictors of national crime rates than economic variables such as GDP and income inequality.

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The Big Job

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Crime

From maisonneuve.org

What was it like?” “What?” “Robbing banks.” His gaze was briefly sad, but he said nothing, just sighed and shook his head.

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