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Almost 1.7 Mn Crimeans on Emergency Electricity Supplies, No Power Coming From Ukraine (PHOTOS)
World  (tags: Crimea blackout, Ukraine, emergency situation, ongoing, longstanding effect )

- 22 hours ago -
An emergency situation in Crimea caused by a cut in electricity from Ukraine is ongoing and might be of "longstanding effect," Russia's Emergency Ministry said yesterday. Electricity in the region is being provided by an alternative power source.
National Emergency? Belgians Respond to Terror Raids With Twitter Avalanche of Cat Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Belgium, police, antiterrorist raids, armed operations, social media silence, no tweeting, Belgian humor, #BrusselsLockdow, outbreak, cats, pet pictures, disguised cats, funny cats )

- 1 day ago -
Sunday eve, Belgian police appealed for social media silence re: armed ops being carried out around the country. Official request to avoid tweeting info that could inform/help terrorists resulted in national outbreak of funny cat pics @#BrusselsLockdown
I-Wonder: Margaret Thatcher: From GrocerâEUR(TM)s Daughter to Iron Lady
Offbeat  (tags: the Iron Lady, Thatcherism, First British Woman PM )

- 1 day ago -
Loved and loathed, Margaret Thatcher, BritainâEUR(TM)s first female prime minister, used her cast iron will to help change the face of Britain. She epitomised a particular school of right-wing politics: Thatcherism
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop New England Fisheries Managers From Eliminating Crucial Habitat Protections
Animals  (tags: habitat, protection, sea creatures, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animals )

- 1 day ago -
Important areas in New EnglandâEUR(TM)s offshore waters, protected from destructive fishing gear for decades, are under threat. These places are essential for a variety of marine animals, including some of the regionâEUR(TM)s iconic species, such as cod and whale
INSPIRING: She Invented a Coat to Help the Homeless In Brutal Winters, But Now It Has An Even Better Use
Society & Culture  (tags: inspirational stories, activism, making a difference, society, rights, politics, culture, activists )

- 1 day ago -
Veronika Scott's brilliant insulated overcoats double as sleeping bags. But they've also created new jobs and opportunities for some of the homeless people they were invented to help.
Fire, Plague and Royalty - as Seen By Diarist Samuel Pepys
Offbeat  (tags: Fire, plague, royalty, Samuel Pepys, diaries )

- 1 day ago -
Samuel Pepys never intended his famous diaries to be made public. But without them, we would be denied his very colourful eyewitness accounts of 17th Century London life. How did he manage to be in the right place at the right time?
Oldest Known Gold Jewelry in Europe Discovered at Bronze Age Bulgarian Site
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1 day ago -
The first gold jewelry known to have been fashioned in Europe, about 6,600 years ago in Bulgaria, has been discovered in what the lead archaeologist calls the oldest prehistoric town in Europe. The gold pendant is small
Pocketbook Pain: The Rapidly Rising Cost Of Living Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class In America
Society & Culture  (tags: rising cost of living, middle class eviscerated, leader care less, America, USA, pocketbook pain )

- 2 days ago -
On any given night in America there are over a half a million people living on the streets or in their vehicles. 1.5 million ultra poor households live on less than $2 a day. The middle class is being eviscerated and our leaders do not seem to care.
Everything You Need To Know To Start Meditating Like A Champ
Health & Wellness  (tags: interesting, news, exercise, Meditation and Mindfulness )

- 2 days ago -
A foolproof plan that will have you observing your thoughts :)
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