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I have sent this article to The Daily Mail - a British newspaper that is obsessed with this sort of rubbish, particularly with its on-line edition. Usually about D-listers very few people have heard about let alone give a damn about.
Just a few examples from today: Former Steps star Claire Richards shows impressive slimline figure during family day out at Legoland - Raising the Bar! Ms. Refaeli displays her endless legs in scalloped Stella McCartney dress as she steps out at amfAR Gala in Milan - Trying to steal the limelight! Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace draws attention to her cleavage in plunging crop top as she attends Nicola McLean's birthday bash. And on and on it goes.
What makes it worse is that The Daily Mail used to be a quality newspaper a few years ago, now it's just another "celebrity" obsessed rag.
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I'd like to go hunting someday, but it's a really expensive hobby where I live.

I don't think I'll ever get a mancave, but a backyard shed is within the realm of possibilities. My wife has kindly let me put up some anime and manga posters. In my own shed, I could fill all of the walls.
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My husband has seven kids and a basement storage room. The problem is, that basement is used for storage of all his tools and equipment, filled so much that we can't find anything!
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This is a really fascinating historical report. Here’s where the slow death of the newspaper industry started. The Columbus Dispatch, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, the Los Angeles Times and The Minneapolis Star and Tribune were in the vanguard for getting their “content” online and for free. “We’re not in it to make money. We’re probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren’t going to make much either.”

They didn’t realize the ramifications of what they were doing and once the gates opened. . .
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The takeaway paragraph in this ad is this:

"Lysol" has has amazing, proved power to kill germ-life on contact . . . truly cleanses the vaginal canal even in the presence of mucous matter. Thus "Lysol" acts in a way that makeshifts like soap, salt or soda never can.

Notice the original stress on the words "acts" and "never can." Savvy women read that as a birth control method, and indeed that's what Lysol was hinting at. That's all they could do, because even telling women about birth control methods was illegal back then. Although it was ineffective to use in this manner, I can imagine that the long-term effects of this caustic solution rendered at least some women eventually infertile.
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"My Thought Be Bloody" by Nora Titone is a good chronology of the Booth family with an emphasis on Edwin and John Wilkes. After Lincoln's assassination, Edwin never spoke of John Wilkes again.
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This should refer us all back to the classic article "Is your brain really necessary?"
In 1980, Roger Lewin published an article in Science, "Is Your Brain Really Necessary?",[5] about Lorber's studies on cerebral cortex losses. He reports the case of a Sheffield University student who had a measured IQ of 126 and passed a Mathematics Degree but who had hardly any discernible brain matter at all since his cortex was extremely reduced by hydrocephalus. The article led to the broadcast of a Yorkshire Television documentary of the same title... Lorber wasn't given the attention he deserved back in the day, and I hope this brings the issue forward again.
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