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    The Indian men who make money selling trash

    “Weekends are the busiest,” says Govind, surrounded by piles of trash, on a recent Sunday afternoon. The 34-year-old, who prefers to go by his first name only, is standing in the middle of a scrapyard that he and his brother own in Gurgaon, a dusty suburb of glass and concrete near Delhi. On his left […] More

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    If you want to understand Silicon Valley, watch Silicon Valley

    Considering the huge impact that Silicon Valley has on our lives, I’m surprised by how rarely pop culture really gets it right. I can count the best stuff on one hand. The book Fire in the Valley did a good job of capturing what things were like back in the early years, and the relationship between Steve […] More

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    Dog saves 11-year-old girl from being kidnapped

    An 11-year-old girl was nearly abducted Sunday morning in Pasadena while walking her dog, according to her family. “He grabbed her by the arm and said, ‘Come on,’” said Bianca Hernandez, the victim’s sister. The girl, a sixth-grade student in the Midland area who was visiting family, resisted the would-be abductor but was losing the struggle until […] More

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    A teacher donates kidney to his 12-year-old student

    A sixth-grader in Georgia is going to get an “unbelievable” gift from his technology teacher Tuesday: a kidney. William Wilkinson, a teacher at Grace Christian Academy in Powder Springs, is serving as a living donor to his student, Kaden Koebcke, Fox 5 reported Monday. The 12-year-old’s first kidney transplant — performed when he was five […] More

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    12 Smart Jokes That Make You Sound Like a Genius

    A biologist, a chemist, and a statistician are out hunting. The biologist shoots at a deer and misses five feet to the left. The chemist takes a shot and misses five feet to the right. The statistician yells “We got ’em!” Want to test your intelligence for real? Computer Science 101 ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK How easy is […] More

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    The Story Of The World’s Most Annoying ‘Word’ You Can’t Stop Saying

    “Ope” is a mysterious noise that has no concrete definition, but you’ve likely had the displeasure of hearing it when accidentally bumping into someone or otherwise experiencing surprise. Ope. It sounds like “oh” combined with a “p.” It’s plaguing our offices and our streets, and it can’t be stopped or even, apparently, understood. This involuntary […] More

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    I Believe In Little Miracles

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    For the first time in Canada, doctors performed an in-utero surgery to address a form of spina bifida. The child, now three months old, is displaying normal movement and brain function. On November 14, doctors from Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children confirmed via a news conference that they had successfully performed an in-utero surgery to correct […] More

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    Dogs Lie Awake At Night Thinking About Their Problems, Too

    Researchers in Hungary say dogs, like many of us, lie awake at night thinking about their problems after a stressful or emotional day. A study published by The Royal Society scientific journal found that our furry four-legged friends also struggle to fall asleep due to their troubles, meaning that once again we have something in common with […] More

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