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San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Christmas Around the World

San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Christmas Around the World | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Celebrate Christmas Around the World
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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Amazon bringing physical pop-up store to San Antonio

Amazon bringing physical pop-up store to San Antonio | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Shoppers at North Star Mall in San Antonio and The Parks Mall at Arlington will be able to peruse the online retailer’s devices — including the Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablets, Dash Button and Kindle — and ask employees about Amazon’s services such as its Prime subscription at the kiosk-like stores, according to a page on the company’s website. According to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records, Amazon is planning additional pop-ups at Willowbrook Mall in Houston, The Woodlands Mall in The Woodlands and Baybrook Mall in Friendswood. Sandeep Mathrani — CEO of real estate investment trust General Growth Properties Inc., which owns North Star Mall — said Amazon’s goal is to open “300 to 400 bookstores” during an earnings call in February, indicating that Amazon may be eyeing real estate in major retail centers.
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Seriously folks - is it not a little strange that the great clouds in the sky company is now landing on planet earth?

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Raw Eggs, Bacon, Wine…Weird Diet Secrets of the World's Oldest People

Raw Eggs, Bacon, Wine…Weird Diet Secrets of the World's Oldest People | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Some of the oldest people in the world attribute their longevity to some rather bizarre and unexpected eating and drinking habits.
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EAT bacon, DRINK whiskey - and more. You are going to love this article...

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Decorative ring that dates to time of Robin Hood unearthed in Sherwood Forest

Could Robin Hood have stolen this ring from the rich to give to the poor?
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who (or whom) shall step forward and lay claim - the rich or the poor?

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Why Sarcastic People Are More Successful

Why Sarcastic People Are More Successful | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Research calls sarcasm 'the highest form of intelligence' and claims it can help you get ahead at work.
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ya think?

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The internet is broken. Starting from scratch, here's how I'd fix it.

The internet is broken. Starting from scratch, here's how I'd fix it. | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
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any thoughts on the suggestions? 

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27 fascinating facts that make you think twice

27 fascinating facts that make you think twice | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The world is a fascinating place, and it's full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realized were true.Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have collections about the true facts of life and fun facts that will blow your mind, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.
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eye openers (checkout the beer drinking bear)

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Danes have the best work-life balance in the world thanks to these 3 important beliefs.

Danes have the best work-life balance in the world thanks to these 3 important beliefs. | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Danish people take their work-life balance seriously — and you can, too.
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maybe worth a reboot?

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Britney Spears: Motherhood taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own

Britney Spears: Motherhood taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Britney Spears has changed a lot over the years, but nothing changed her quite like her two boys, Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden, 10.
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want to fix the world?  what do you teach your kids?  

"[Motherhood] has taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own."

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Lack of sleep could knock this much off your salary

Lack of sleep could knock this much off your salary | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
3 things you can start doing tonight to get better sleep
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is this you?

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The Algorithmic Democracy

The Algorithmic Democracy | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.
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"changing how we think..."

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Supposed 'Burial Slab' Of Jesus Christ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries

Supposed 'Burial Slab' Of Jesus Christ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The slab had been encased in marble since at least 1555.
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will we ever unravel all the mysteries? 

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Answer These Top 5 Questions From Investors

Answer These Top 5 Questions From Investors | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether a client is looking to purchase a vacation home, multifamily apartment building, or primary residence with the purpose of renting out space, he or she will surely have questions about the process for you and your agents. Remember that while you should have answers, it’s wise not to give legal, tax, or financial planning advice.
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what about investment property - checkout this article

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The philanthropic acts of George Michael: from $6k tips to nurses' gigs

The philanthropic acts of George Michael: from $6k tips to nurses' gigs | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
After the pop superstar’s death stories are emerging that reveal his many acts of kindness and generosity
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perhaps the ones that don't talk about it tend to be the most generous

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41-Year-old Jeopardy! Contestant Who Died From Cancer Wins 6th Straight Night

41-Year-old Jeopardy! Contestant Who Died From Cancer Wins 6th Straight Night | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Jeopardy! contestant whose show aired days after her death from cancer has won for the sixth straight time. Cindy Stowell, 41, was chosen to appear on the beloved quiz show while she was battling Stage 4 colon cancer. Stowell, who died became the first contestant to ever appear on the show posthumously when her initial episode aired December 13, just over a week later. The win put the Austin, Texas, native's winnings at more than $103,000, which will be donated to cancer research.
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if you are following this - she is at day 6 here - and still going - and then she dies....  her legacy lives

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12 astounding astronomical clocks


These ancient, hour-keeping, planet-tracking, works of medieval art have stood the test of time — all the while keeping it, of course.
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time to look at this?

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How to Spot and Stop Fake News

How to Spot and Stop Fake News | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Follow this smart advice to rid yourself untrustworthy news sources.
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perhaps most of us have been victims by now...

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NWS: Arctic surge to bring 50-degree drop in temps, 'hard freeze' to S.A. over weekend

NWS: Arctic surge to bring 50-degree drop in temps, 'hard freeze' to S.A. over weekend | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
While Saturday will likely see a record high in temperature, an arctic front will bring freezing conditions toward the Alamo City starting on Sunday into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
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A day soon to be history - yuck!

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China clears key hurdle to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

China clears key hurdle to buy Chicago Stock Exchange | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A group of Chinese investors has received security approval to acquire the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange, despite concerns raised by some in Congress.
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4 to 1 in favor of China - that is one reason we need TRUMP (watch the video)

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War veteran 'bored to death' by retirement starts first day at new job

War veteran 'bored to death' by retirement starts first day at new job | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
89-year-old Joe Bartley, bored by retirement, placed an advert seeking employment and has since landed a new job.
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WOW.... 89 and starting out - again.....

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People were nuts about guns this Black Friday, FBI data shows

People were nuts about guns this Black Friday, FBI data shows | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Black Friday was a bonanza of gun-buying.
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Make America Great again rocks!

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Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it.

Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it. | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Hiring freezes, an end to automatic raises, a green light to fire poor performers, a ban on union business on the government’s dime and less generous pensions — these are the contours of the blueprint emerging under Republican control of Washington in January.

These changes were once unthinkable to federal employees, their unions and their supporters in Congress. But Trump’s election as an outsider promising to shake up a system he told voters is awash in “waste, fraud and abuse” has conservatives optimistic that they could do now what Republicans have been unable to do in the 133 years since the civil service was created.
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A business approach - long overdue....

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Do-Gooder Technologists Are Trying to Burst the Post-Election Filter Bubble

Do-Gooder Technologists Are Trying to Burst the Post-Election Filter Bubble | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

Pick the side outside your bubble...."  -  "...idea isn’t necessarily to connect you directly with people who disagree with you, but rather to show you stories to help you understand who those people are."

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two excerpts from the article appear under the picture.....   it seems we have lost the desire to know what the other side is all about...   we are a Nation under extreme stress.....

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8 predictions for the world in 2030 – World Economic Forum

8 predictions for the world in 2030 – World Economic Forum | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
As Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory show, predicting even the immediate future is no easy feat. When it comes to what our world will look like in the medium-term — how we will organise our cities…
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BRACE YOURSELF 

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