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“Like Horoscope Readings!”: The Scammy World of DNA Test Startups

“Like Horoscope Readings!”: The Scammy World of DNA Test Startups | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A wave of questionable startups claim they can test your DNA and make complicated predictions about your personality and health. Experts say it's hogwash.
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where there is opportunity - there are scammers.... i did Ancestry - that is enough! - especially when they took me to 8th level cousins - YIKES.

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30 'Boomer Culture' Tweets Guaranteed to Make Your Parents Mad

30 'Boomer Culture' Tweets Guaranteed to Make Your Parents Mad | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are probably the easiest generation to make fun of these days...because they deserve it. These tweets perfectly, and savagely, describe "boomer culture."
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Boomer culture defined by the youngers....

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Airplane Water Has So Much E Coli You Shouldn't Even Wash Your Hands With It

Airplane Water Has So Much E Coli You Shouldn't Even Wash Your Hands With It | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Don't forget to pack your hand sanitizer! A new study shows most airlines have unacceptable levels of e coli bacteria in the onboard water system making it unsafe for drinking or hand washing.
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an argument in favor of drinking booze on board?

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Travel Deal Tuesday Is Like Black Friday for Flights

Travel Deal Tuesday Is Like Black Friday for Flights | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
This year, here's where deal predictors think you'll be able to save the most on flights on Travel Deal Tuesday.
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the whole world seems to know about Black Friday - but on December 3rd comes....

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7th graders make tampon cookies for principal after he refused to put tampons in the bathrooms

7th graders make tampon cookies for principal after he refused to put tampons in the bathrooms | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Tampons are an absolute necessity, especially for young girls who might start their period at school.
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a principled principal outsmarted by the tampon favorites....

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There could be a bacon shortage in 2020 so start panicking, y'all

There could be a bacon shortage in 2020 so start panicking, y'all | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
There's a possible bacon shortage on the horizon y'all, so now's the time to stock up the deep freeze.

Due to so many hog farms in China being wiped out by African swine fever, Smithfield Foods Inc. is attempting to break it to us gently that pork supply may run short in the United States in 2020.
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don't panic - but a bacon shortage in 2020????
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35 CEOs That Never Finished College | Stacker

35 CEOs That Never Finished College | Stacker | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Facebook. Apple. Microsoft. Twitter. What do they all have in common? Well, besides being tech behemoths all four companies were started by individuals with no college degrees on their resume. Their founders left school early—many of them abandoning the nation's top universities—to pursue their business ideas somewhere they could land the right financial backing and technical help for their entrepreneurship to flourish.
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All things are possible - college or not...

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Pieces of 'Common Knowledge' That Aren't Actually True

Pieces of 'Common Knowledge' That Aren't Actually True | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
These are the things we just sort of grew up knowing, the bits of knowledge that everyone accepts as true even though they're total myths.
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humans really do not eat 8 spiders a year, but........

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One share of Amazon stock at $1,780 joins other mementos inside Space Needle time capsule –

One share of Amazon stock at $1,780 joins other mementos inside Space Needle time capsule – | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Originally priced at $18 a share when Amazon went public in 1997, the one share of stock — based on fuzzy journalist math — could be valued at more than $5,300 if it maintains a similar trajectory. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be 98 years old and probably have a net worth around $9 trillion moon units if he watches the time capsule opening via live stream in 2062 — from deeper space than the Space Needle.
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if you are young enough to likely still be around in 2062 - see how this plays out....

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Apple will be the catalyst for North America’s 5G adoption

Apple will be the catalyst for North America’s 5G adoption | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A combination of services, technologies and a uniquely crafted approach to 5G means Apple will strike when the 5G market's right.
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we hear so much about it - when will 5G really take off?

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Virgin Galactic and Under Armour reveal spacewear for suborbital trips –

Virgin Galactic and Under Armour reveal spacewear for suborbital trips – | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The spacewear clothing line unveiled today by Virgin Galactic and Under Armour looks comfortable enough to wear even if you’re not rocketing to the edge of space.
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what the best dressed space men and women may be wearing in orbit soon....

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A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787's Guts

A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787's Guts | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
One researcher's discovery suggests troubling oversights in Boeing's cybersecurity.
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nice going Boeing.....      of course we trust you.....

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On Sunday, Paris goes to the birds

On Sunday, Paris goes to the birds | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
One of the city's most famous street markets takes a distinctly avian turn once a week.
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perhaps the answer to Sunday is in Paris...

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The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter

The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Residents of Norway view their long dark winters as something to celebrate. How it’s possible to be cheerful for the next four months.
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it's the mindset...

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Beef Noodle Soup In Bangkok Has Been Simmering For 45 Years : The Salt : NPR

Beef Noodle Soup In Bangkok Has Been Simmering For 45 Years : The Salt : NPR | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
"Lots of people think we never clean the pot," he says. "But we clean it every evening. We remove the soup from the pot, then keep a little bit simmering overnight."

It's that little bit, he says, that forms the stock of the next day's soup. So, yes, at least a taste of what you put in your mouth is 45 years old and counting.
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"And then there's soup that has been simmering for 45 years." WOW!

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What is bobbing for apples?

What is bobbing for apples? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Bobbing for apples has been an autumn tradition for hundreds of years. Despite its presence at Halloween parties and festivals today, however, its origins are more rooted in love and romance than tricks and treats. In fact, it began as a British courting ritual, popular among young ladies and their potential beaus.
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bobbing for apples - a courting ritual?

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Why it's OK to disagree about politics

Why it's OK to disagree about politics | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
New research suggests that discussing politics — and even arguing — offers more benefits than you might think.
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Of course it is OK to discuss different opinions – even if the result is an impasse….   Sadly, America has failed itself – somehow a great divide has formed and folks do not want to chat with someone of differing views – nor even associate with those they see as nonconforming….   Perhaps there is danger not only to free speech but to free thought

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The impossible fight to save Jakarta, the sinking megacity

The impossible fight to save Jakarta, the sinking megacity | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Sea level rise, subsidence and political inertia, could soon see Jakarta become the first megacity claimed by climate change. A last-ditch plan to save the city may not be enough
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how to relocate 30 million people?

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Yugoslavia's brutalist relics fascinate the Instagram generation | The Wider Image | Reuters

Yugoslavia's brutalist relics fascinate the Instagram generation | The Wider Image | Reuters | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

The Palata Srbija building hosted former world leaders such as U.S. presidents Richard
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Do these photos give you an eerie feeling?

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Minneapolis Has Officially Eliminated Single-Family Zoning

Minneapolis Has Officially Eliminated Single-Family Zoning | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A year after issuing a preliminary approval, the Minneapolis City Council approved the Minneapolis 2040 plan in a 12-1 vote on Friday
Al Cannistra's insight:

i visited the Soviet Union and in Moscow saw highrise buildings everywhere - years ago - and i remember thinking how lucky we are in America....  and now the future here is in jeopardy....

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There's shortage of volunteer EMS workers for ambulances in rural America

There's shortage of volunteer EMS workers for ambulances in rural America | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Across the country, rural EMS systems are hanging on by a thread, putting up to 60 million Americans at risk of being stranded in a medical emergency.
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frightening...  "What if you call 911 and no one comes?"

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Viral Video Shows Mom Catching Using Alexa to Cheat on His Math Homework

Viral Video Shows Mom Catching Using Alexa to Cheat on His Math Homework | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Leanne Gormanley filmed her son Bryce shamelessly asking Alexa for the answers to his math homework in a hilarious viral video.
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is it cheating?  or is the little guy brilliant?

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Super-yacht is powered by liquid hydrogen. How "eco" is that?

Super-yacht is powered by liquid hydrogen. How "eco" is that? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
IEverybody says it's the wave of the eco-future. "Could ultra-green hydrogen power be the future of ultra-stylish superyachts?" asks Forbes. "The superyacht's futuristic looks aim to complement its eco-conscious, cutting-edge technology with the luxurious air of a typical super-yacht," says Business Insider. "The eco-friendly super-yacht: Futuristic 370ft boat that's powered by liquid hydrogen (meaning it only emits water)" says the Daily Mail..
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this yacht would give new meaning to the term OMG! - more here  https://sinot.com/  (definitely on my wish list :-)

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New Mental Health Trend: Ditching the Therapist for a Dominatrix

New Mental Health Trend: Ditching the Therapist for a Dominatrix | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
To help her deal with depression, Sofia Barrett-Ibarria hired a dominatrix life coach — and she's not the only one seeking out dommes for that purpose.
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just got to love this story....   get a Dominatrax???

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This man is a 'knight' in latex armor for countless death row animals

This man is a 'knight' in latex armor for countless death row animals | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Chris Van Dorn dons the cape and mask to rescue animals through his nonprofit, Batman4Paws.
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Weird story I guess – so cut me some slack…  actually sharing to recognize the superheroes out there and to honor a close friend, one of the most intelligent guys I know – he too does the rescues (sans costume – I think) and has in his personal plane for many years….  The folks that fly animal rescues at their own time and expense are very special people – thank you MB, thank you all...

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