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Explosions have been reported at the Boston Marathon finishline. #news #boston #nationalsecurity #usnews #domesticattack

   

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'The Open Country of Woman's Heart': Illustration From the 1800s | Created by D. W. Kellogg circa 1833-1842, in the tradition of these #maps of the human condition you might recall, subtitled "Exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travellers therein. #books #history #knowledgefix #justlearned

   

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The Nerdiest Practical Joke Ever John Farrier | #justlearned #knowledgefix #entertainment #living

   

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Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

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Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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World AIDS Day - It is observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the #AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of #HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007. Around 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007.(Wikipedia) #Health

   

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Thanksgiving Etiquette | A properly set table is the first step to an enjoyable #Thanksgiving meal. Let this #infographic help you make your holiday special.

   

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8 Thanksgiving Flowcharts - Mental Floss | What to bring? What should you bring to the Thanksgiving feast? This flowchart from Chow breaks it down by your abilities, means, and personality. This one is geared toward younger people, so whatever you bring, no one will be surprised. #Advice #Thanksgiving

   

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Did you know that in New York City, more than 26,000 people live in each square mile? Or that the island of Manhattan was purchased from Native Americans for about $24? In fact, New York City is not only the largest city in the United States, but is made up of five separate boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan. If you think you know everything about the Big Apple, think again. #nyc #travel #geography #photography

   

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Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, around 447-438 BC. This sculpture from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens shows a mythological battle between a human Lapith and a barbaric centaur. The Parthenon featured 92 sculptures known as metopes. They were located on all four sides of the temple. Those from the south side of the building include this one, which is part of a series featuring Lapiths in combat with centaurs. #history

   

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#Quotes & #Inspiration

   

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How Astronauts Vote From Space? | Beam me up … an absentee ballot? It turns out there’s no distance too far for absentee voting on Election Day. NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station have the option of voting from space, thanks to savvy technology and a 1997 bill passed by Texas lawmakers. #Election2012 #Politics

   

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What will the world be like when China is a global superpower? | In North America, it's become almost a cliché in science fiction to turn Japan and Korea into superpowers of the future. From William Gibson's first cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (now a movie), we are bombarded with images of a hyper-futuristic world dominated culturally and economically by these Asian countries. #Future #China

   

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Why Do We Call Carrying A Person On Our Backs Or Shoulders “Piggyback”? | Experts believe the original phrase dates back to 1565 and was “pick-pack,” meaning objects that were taken from storage and pitched onto a person’s waiting shoulders for transport. As time went on, the phrase mutated to “pick-a-pack,” and then to “pick-a-back,” which ultimately turned into “piggyback.” #History #Language

   

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Leonardo da Vinci | Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Wikipedia

   

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Anatomical studies (larynx and leg) - Leonardo da Vinci | Gallery: Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, London, UK| Completion Date: 1510 Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance #Art #History

   

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read | 1.) The Bible 2.) The System of the World by Isaac Newton 3.) On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin 4.) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 5.) The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine 6.) The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith 7.) The Art of War by Sun Tsu 8.) The Prince by Machiavelli #Books

   

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Hurricane Sandy is close to making landfall on the eastern coast of the United States. Rain and high winds have already caused considerable damage and much of the mid-Atlantic coast has been closed down.

   

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This is a Hoax image | Get Your Sources Checked | Viral image purports to show a massive tornado forming over New York City near the Statue of Liberty on Sep. 16, 2010. #Photography #Hurricane

   

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When did addiction become a good thing? | By Jason Hreha, Dopamine. Tech companies have become increasingly adept at manufacturing desire, but to what end? Behavior designer Jason Hreha argues that the industry needs to seriously consider the impact of its products. Are we helping our users lead better lives, or are we making them compulsive, impatient and distractible? #Technology #Society

   

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Get Ready for Hurricanes | A #hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. #Weather #Safety

   

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Learn How Fireworks Happen | Before you watch strangers’ #fireworks from the stoop of your front porch tonight, take a minute to learn exactly how they happen in everyone’s favorite learning format, the infographic! Created by Jeff Neumann of The Denver Post, the infographic is fairly detailed, teaching us the difference between fireworks per region, as well as how fireworks achieve difference colors and their loud booms. Now you can better appreciate all of the holiday explosions. #Howitworks

   

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5 Simple Ways to Respond to Negative People | By Julie Hoyle | Many of the most valuable lessons I have learned have come from people I most definitely do not want to be like. You know the type. For example, I have a family member who is the embodiment of cynicism, doom and gloom. He rarely has anything positive to say and his dark jokes revolve around someone else’s misfortune. #Advice

   

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NO TO RACISM | Man At Romney Rally Wears Mindblowingly Offensive Shirt | DISGRACEFUL | The Getty Images photo was taken at a Romney/Ryan campaign event in Lancaster, Ohio on Friday. A Romney spokesperson commented that the shirt was “reprehensible and has no place in this election. Jamie Sabau, the Getty photographer who took the photo tells BuzzFeed the photo "was taken inside the rally, not taken in line" as some have questioned. #NOTORACISM #uspolitics #politics

   

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Colours In Cultures | #DATA #infographics #knowledgefix #Justlearned #culture

   

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#dianavreeland #fashion #style #quotes #inspiration

   

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Glamour #quotes #fashion

   

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#AlexanderWang #fashion #quotes

   

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How to Sound Like the Bee's Knees: A Dictionary of 1920s Slang - Prohibition be damned, words were just better in the 1920s. There's a fascinating piece today in the New York Times from Edward Rothstein about the new prohibition exhibition at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center that's well worth a read if you're interested in things booze and 1920s, and of course about that truly weird little legal time in our country's history. #words #history

   

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Putting things into perspective...

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50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like a Tough Guy by Matt Soniak, 1. All Day: A life sentence, as in “I’m doin’ all day.” 2. All Day and a Night: Life without parole. 3. Back door parole: To die in prison. 4. Beef: 1. A criminal charge, as in “I caught a burglary beef in Philly.” 2. A problem with another convict, as in “I have a beef with that guy in Block D.” 5. Brake fluid: Psychiatric meds. 6. Bug: A prison staff member considered untrustworthy or unreliable. #language #justlearne

   

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11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep by Stacy Conradt | You know what visions I get in my dreams? Visions of falling off of buildings (and doing the full body spasm thing when I hit the ground). These 11 people, on the other hand, had dreams that changed the world. Let’s hope that my visions take a turn toward genius sometime soon. Until then, I’ll just take inspiration from these guys. #ideas #justlearned #Knowledgefix

   

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The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years - Mental Floss | TV doesn’t get much respect. It rots your brain and grows couch potatoes. But the so-called idiot box also swings elections, rewires brains, snares criminals, and even sways the Supreme Court. The following may not be the best shows of the last 25 years—in fact, some are among the worst—but their impact reaches far beyond the living room. #tvpower

   

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As we head into the second year of our work around the Giving Pledge, I’m happy with the progress we have made - now some 69 pledgers. It has really just started, but already the Giving Pledge has had a terrific response. #billgates

   

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My family and I visited Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula recently for a family #vacation. We had a relaxing time together, enjoying the good weather and beautiful beaches. We also had a chance to visit some of the Mayan archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza and Lamani, explore Belize’s aquatic caves, and go snorkeling in hopes of seeing the amazing whale sharks which were migrating off the coast on their way to their feeding grounds. #billgates

   

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Inspired reading. The vacation I took this summer gave me a chance to get to some of the books I’d been eager to read. Here are some recommendations of books I enjoyed. #billgates #books

   

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Can a Simple, Safe Childbirth Checklist Save Lives in Developing Countries? I had the privilege recently of meeting Atul Gawande, a brilliant physician who’s using an amazingly simple concept—checklists for medical practitioners—to save lives and reduce health care costs. With support from our foundation, Gawande is investigating whether a safe childbirth checklist can increase the survival rate of mothers and newborns during childbirth in India and other developing countries. #health #billgates

   

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My third day in India started with a visit to a community center that’s doing great work helping reduce HIV and providing support to sex workers. The day concluded with a meeting with a number of business leaders and philanthropists to talk about giving. #health #billgates

   

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Avahan provides funding and support to targeted HIV prevention programs in the six Indian states with the highest HIV prevalence, and along the nation’s major trucking routes. #health #billgates

   

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Ethiopia & Sorghum. During his recent visit to Ethiopia, Bill learned about the nation’s ambitious efforts to fight poverty by increasing farm productivity. Those efforts are focused in part on a cereal crop that is almost unknown in the developed world, but that is a major lifeline for much of Africa and Asia. #billgates #development

   

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