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10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food

http://guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/may/13/10-gross-ingredients-food-horsemeat-scandal
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“If you’re still reeling from the horsemeat scandal, hold on to your hats – there may well be arsenic in your beer and rat hair in your chocolate Since the horsemeat scandal, more of us than ever before are holding a microscope up to what we eat.”

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The future’s communal: meet the UK’s self-build pioneers

http://guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/may/07/uk-self-build-pioneers
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“They share tools, toys – and are planning their own hydroelectric plant. But is a new wave of DIY homes the answer to the housing crisis? Oliver Wainwright visits two pioneering northern co-ops to find out”

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China fake meat scandal: telling your rat from your mutton

http://guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/03/china-fake-meat-rat-mutton
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“Chinese authorities announced on Thursday that more than 900 people had been detained over the past three months for “meat-related offences”.”

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The Nakizumo crying baby festival in Tokyo – in pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/apr/29/crying-baby-festival-tokyo-pictures
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“Japanese parents bring their children to the Sensoji Temple to let novice sumo wrestlers goad their children into crying. The seemingly cruel rite is performed in the belief that their cries will result in them living a long and healthy life”

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How to sit in a chair and drink tea

http://www.raptitude.com/2012/12/how-to-sit-in-a-chair-and-drink-tea/
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“First, slow down, like you’ve just turned off the highway into a quiet neighborhood. Normal rat-race speed is unsuitable for what we’re about to do. Hurrying through the process of relaxing defeats its purpose. This experience is all about decelerating.”

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http://www.comixology.com/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Infinite-Comic/digital-comic/DIG003659?app=1
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Weezer – Island In The Sun (Spike Jonze Version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C3zgYW_FAM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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“Music video by Weezer performing Island In The Sun. (C) 2004 Geffen Records Inc.”

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Life and style

http://guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/05/dan-lepard-chunky-lime-marmalade-recipe
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“Homemade marmalade can’t be beaten, but getting it to set can be problematic. Follow these six easy steps … And then try baking mini lime and almond tarts Getting a good jelly set on lime marmalade can be tricky, and the culprit can be too much acidity.”

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Heartwarming Photos Tell Of A Friendship Between A Girl And A Cat

http://designtaxi.com/news/356837/Heartwarming-Photos-Tell-Of-A-Friendship-Between-A-Girl-And-A-Cat/
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“Russian photographer Andy Prokh has captured adorable photos of his daughter Catherine who grew up with their gray British Shorthair cat. In Prokh’s series, the two have lots of chemistry as they spend time with each other while exploring the world and enjoying each others’ company.”

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A Girl and Her Cat by Andy Prokh

http://resourcemagonline.com/2013/04/a-girl-and-her-cat-by-andy-prokh/
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“Born in a small rural town in Russia in 1963, Andy Prokh (Andrey Prohorov) is an economist by trade but a photographer at heart.”