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Hi-Tech Schools Rescuing An Ancient Language
Offbeat  (tags: business, ancient language, Hi-tech, Technology, education )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Technology and education have a long, complicated and sometimes exaggerated relationship.
Chocolate Giant: Earth Is Running Out of Chocolate
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, environment, ethics, food, health, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, technology, world )

Caree
- 30 days ago - msn.com
There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous (if you love chocolate) scenario if it doesn't stop. Chocolate deficits, whereby
Feline Fans Flocking to Cat Cafes Around the World
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, cats, culture, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 38 days ago - msn.com
The cat cafe didn't originate in Japan, but in the past decade it has really taken hold in a country where space is at a premium and many apartments and houses are too small to keep a pet. At the Calico, an elevator whooshes patrons up to the sixth-floor
This Is Funny and Creative and Far Too True.   video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, bizarre, business, culture, environment, government, humor, off-beat, protection, women, unusual )

Gene
- 44 days ago - youtube.com
This young man has created quite a wonderful parody with more truth than one can bear almost. 42 million views so maybe you've already seen it. If not, it is quite entertaining in a quite satiric way.
Why Typos and Spelling Mistakes Don't Really Matter
Offbeat  (tags: journalism, business, typos, grammar )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.co.uk
We should not get overly obsessed with making spelling mistakes or typos, because they are not what makes our writing good or bad, says author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.
UK Living Wage Raised to £7.85 Per Hour
Offbeat  (tags: Living Wage, Politics, Business, Welfare, Low Pay Commission, UK )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK Living Wage - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85. The voluntary rate has been adopted by more than 1,000 employers across the country, benefiting 35,000 workers.
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE OREO COOKIE
Offbeat  (tags: photos, interesting, odd, off-beat, business, bizarre, culture, unusual, society )

Susan
- 63 days ago - yahoo.com
There are fewer treats out there more familiar than the Oreo. Since the National Biscuit Company (today Nabisco) created it in 1912, it's become one of the top-selling cookies in the world. But there's likely plenty you don't know about it, and this BuzZ
The Death of the Weekly Supermarket Shop
Offbeat  (tags: business, Internet, Shopping )

Ray
- 71 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"I tend to avoid the big stores as there's so much choice and they're very busy," says Gaynor Francis, a 37-year-old working mum of two. She does an online shop once a month, which she supplements with weekly top-up shops,
The Companies Vying to Turn Asteroids Into Filling Stations
Offbeat  (tags: space, business, companies, fuel, asteroids, Bill, Congress, USA )

Ray
- 79 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover - but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.
Is Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use Beneficial to the Society?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, business, crime, goodnews, off-beat, society )

Tonya
- 84 days ago - inquisitr.com
America is gradually taking a softer -- or, at least, less harsh -- stance against recreational use of marijuana, or cannabis. Some of the largest cities have begun to either completely legalize smoking weed or reduce the penalty for consuming it.
Procter and Gamble Exit Pet Food Industry
Offbeat  (tags: Procter and game, spectrum holdings, mars, pet food, Iams, Europe, business )

Scooby
- 85 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
The company, which had been under pressure from investors to exit the pet food category, sold 80 percent of its global pet food business, including the Iams and Eukanuba brands, to privately held confectioner Mars Inc for $2.9 billion in April.
Your Funny for the Week!   video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, funny, goodnews, interesting, off-beat, odd, humor, unusual )

M Away
- 88 days ago - youtube.com
Oldie and none of you youngsters will get this! Rest of us will ha ha!
Save the Wild Tigers of Vietnam - ForceChange
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, animals, government, habitatdestruction, nature, protection, wildlife, trees, world, globalwarming, pollution, activists, culture, death, education, environment, ethics, government )

Wendy
- 97 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to urge the Prime Minister Tan Dung Nguyen and the Vietnamese government to strengthen their enforcement of banning illegal trading and poaching while also preserving the remaining forests, loss of which is the biggest threat
'Exceptional' 232-Carat White Diamond Found in S.Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, business, dimanonds, ethics, humans, interesting, society, unusual )

Caree
- 98 days ago - news.msn.com
A 232-carat white diamond worth as much as $20 million has been discovered at a South African mine famed for its big-gem finds. The stone is... of exceptional size and clarity, and is a magnificent example of the large, high quality diamonds for which the
He Dropped One Letter In His Name While Applying For Jobs, And The Responses Rolled In
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, names, discrimination, jobs, viewpoints, prejudice, people, jobs, Hispanic, racism, business, careers )

Robert
- 102 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
His name is José Zamora, and he had a routine. During his months-long job search, he says he logged onto his computer every morning and combed the internet for listings, applying to everything he felt qualified for.
 

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