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Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, weird, crazy, China, cartoons, Asia, safety, construction )

Robert
- 1 day ago - npr.org
Saturday cartoons are very, very, very important to one 10-year-old Chinese boy. Apparently, the construction racket was drowning out the kid's cartoons, and he decided this would be an effective way to restore some silence.
Who Will Give Clean Water to the World??
Offbeat  (tags: like, share, ask, the Question? )

Tj
- 8 hours ago - facebook.com
Please share this, Ask the question?/Who-Will-Give-Clean-Water-To-World-
Animal Tracks: Aug. 18 - 25
Offbeat  (tags: Animal Tracks: Aug. 18 - 25 )

Giana
- 3 hours ago - today.com
Great photos.
'Gun Boom' in the US Is Over, But Weapon Sales Still High
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Politics, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - rt.com
Gun sales in the United States have slipped in 2014 compared to last year, but they're still higher than at any other point in the last decade.
Family Sues Georgia Police for Tasering Man 13 Times Before He Died
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Court, Crime, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family's lawyer.
Restaurants in Unexpected Places
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, photos, travel, off-beat, unusual )

Connie
- 12 hours ago - cntraveler.com
Some interesting places
The Fear of Being Seen as Racist
Offbeat  (tags: sexual exploitation, Abuse, Race, Rotherham, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A fear of being viewed as racist has been cited as one of the reasons why child sexual exploitation in Rotherham was allowed to proliferate for 16 years.
Our World War: Interactive Episode
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, military tactics )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Running at around 20 minutes, the interactive episode of Our World War is set during the attack on High Wood - part of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Against this backdrop,
How to Cook the Perfect Oatcakes | Life and Style | The Guardian
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Cooking Recipes, Felicity Cloake, culture, Oatcakes )

Cat
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Now this is a recipe I'm dying to try. Are oatcakes delicious or dull, what do you top them with - and is it worth making your own?
Labor Day News: Is Labor's Demise, the Demise of the USA?
Offbeat  (tags: Labor Day, Labor Day Holiday, Labor Day Weekend, americans, bizarre, business, culture, ethics, government, humor, news, off-beat, society, unusual )

Betsy
- 2 hours ago - informationclearinghouse.info
September 01, 2014 "ICH" - Labor Day is a holiday that has outlived its time. Like Christmas, Labor Day has become a time-out period. As Christmas has become a shopping spree, Labor Day has become the last summer holiday.
Rogue Landlords: What Is It Like to Live in a Substandard Home?
Offbeat  (tags: Housing, Housing Act, Landlords, Chartered Institute of Housing, Resolution Foundation, Tenant Rights )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Unscrupulous landlords are providing vulnerable tenants with substandard housing, and getting away with it, according to experts who are demanding that minimum standards be enforced to drive rogue landlords out of the market.
Why I Took Off My Headscarf... Only to Put It Back on Again
Offbeat  (tags: Head garment, Koran, Muslim women, Islamic scholars )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Muslim countries and, having finally decided to shed mine, I will have to don it again after being appointed as Pakistan correspondent.
Health Leaders Call for Emergency Taskforce on Obesity
Offbeat  (tags: obesity, children, taskforce, DOH, NHS, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 14 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Health leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
   

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