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The Parenting Lessons to Be Taken From Movies
Offbeat  (tags: Education, parenting, movies, middle-class families )

- 1 day ago -
It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens. The film presented a very particular view of middle-class family life, but have movies influenced how people think about parenting?
UK Not Ready to Join US Air Campaign Against ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Terrorism, UK, War )

- 17 hours ago -
UK government sources have expressed surprise at US media reports indicating that Britain is willing to take part in an air campaign alongside the US against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria.
Arizona Shooting: America and Gun Control
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Gun Control, Arizona shooting, Arizona, USA )

- 22 hours ago -
Questions over gun ownership and control have arisen again in the US following the accidental killing of a shooting range instructor by a nine-year-old girl as he showed her how to use an Uzi sub-machine gun.
Entrevista a Javier JordáN De UrríEs, Autor Del ArtíCulo "Un Goya ExóTico: La Osa Hormiguera De Su Majestad" Donde Da a Conocer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, interesting, unusual, art, Goya )

- 19 hours ago -
Continuando con la información sobre el artículo Un Goya exótico: La osa hormiguera de Su Majestad que da a conocer un nuevo cuadro de Goya, os ofrecemos a continuación una entrevista a su autor Javier Jordán de Urríes que muy amablemente ha atendido
VIDEO - Fake Dogs Scare Real Geese From Wis. Park
Offbeat  (tags: animals, canada geese, fake dogs, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, culture, dogs, funny, humans, off-beat, protection, society )

- 9 hours ago -
Parks officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin had a fowl problem. Canadian Geese were making a mess of a park, so officials enlisted cardboard versions of man's best friend. (Aug. 28)
VIDEOS - Shaun the Hiding Sheep Is Caught--Loses 23 Kg of Wool in First Shearing
Offbeat  (tags: sheep, wool, shearing, tasmania, Australia, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos )

- 4 hours ago -
The sheep apparently had been hiding for years on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and had never been shorn. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday that Shaun lost 23.5 kilograms of wool at his first haircut.
Churchill Rejected Lord Kitchener's WW1 Ammunition Plea, Letter Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Churchill, Lord Kitchener, Ammunition, Letters, National Archives, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Army chief Lord Kitchener made a desperate plea to Winston Churchill for ammunition at the start of World War One, a newly unearthed letter reveals.
Helicopter, 50 Firefighters Deployed to Rescue Dog (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, off-beat, humans, society, safety, goodnews, protection )

- 21 hours ago -
" The department has received praise for the hour-long rescue operation, but has also come under criticism for using so many resources." lead Story on today's Animal News Sentinel (Big Red Box).
Claude Ponti's Sleepy Chick Topiary Is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created
Offbeat  (tags: arts, design, funny, humor, interesting, off-beat, unusual, world )

- 2 hours ago -
In what may be the most adorable exhibit in the history of art, Claude Ponti's Sleeping Bird Topiary can be seen by those lucky people living in or visiting Nantes, France. Located in the city's botanical garden, Jardin des Plantes, the French artist's-->
Kitchener: The Most Famous Pointing Finger
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Poster, Lord Kitchener, UK )

- 1 day ago -
A recruitment poster of the stern-eyed Lord Kitchener has become a defining image of World War One. A clever illustrator's psychological trickery has spawned a thousand imitations, writes Adam Eley.
Winchester Woman Finds 3ft Wasp Nest on Bed
Offbeat  (tags: wasps, wasps nest, pest controller, Winchester, England, UK )

- 17 hours ago -
A pest controller said he took on "the biggest job of his career" when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
Giant Panda Accused of Faking Pregnancy for Extra Buns
Offbeat  (tags: panda, fake pregnancy, chinese panda, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, health, interesting )

- 9 hours ago -
A giant Chinese panda has been accused of faking a pregnancy in a cunning bid for free buns.
Medieval Swansea Brought Back to Life By Project
Offbeat  (tags: Medieval, Swansea, Wales, UK )

- 1 day ago -
A project in Swansea is aiming to bring the city's medieval history back to life. Researchers have produced images showing what parts of the city may have looked like 700 years ago.
Starbucks Pay It Forward Chain
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews )

- 18 hours ago -
This woman performed a simple act of kindness at her local Florida coffee shop, and she had no idea that it would last ALL DAY.
Childhood Blues: English Kids Among World's Unhappiest
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Food, Health, UK )

- 17 hours ago -
English children are unhappier than youngsters in the developing world, with kids in countries like Romania, Brazil and South Africa more inclined to look on the bright side, a new report reveals.
US Intelligence: 300 Americans Fighting Alongside Islamic State
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Conflict, Crime, DHS, FBI, Intelligence, Iraq, Military, Police, Religion, Security, Social networks, Syria, Terrorism, USA, Violence, War )

- 17 hours ago -
The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials.
African-American Police Officer: Ferguson 'Heart Wrenching'
Offbeat  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, USA, African-American, Police, BBC )

- 11 hours ago -
The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown led to days of protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and amplified a rift between the town's African-American residents and the police in the region. But what about police officers who are also black?

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