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Dilmah’s Philosophy of Caring and Sharing

Dilmah’s Philosophy: A Conversation with Merrill Fernando on Caring and Sharing Merrill Fernando is the founder and chairperson of Sri Lanka’s largest and most international tea manufacturer, Dilmah. Early in his journey, he observed that Sri Lankan tea, a finished product which was handpicked, produced based on some conventional and ...

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Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart

  Taylor Swift vaults 22-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 graph (dated Sept. 16), to become the very best musical act in the U.S., leading the listing for the first time since the tally dated July 11, 2015. She adds a 32nd complete week on top, stretching her record for ...

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How This Poster in a Women’s Restroom

A county council in England has come up with a clever and discreet means of combatting sexual abuse and violence. A photograph posted to Twitter (and retweeted almost 30,000 times) reveals a poster at the women’s bathroom at a bar in Lincolnshire that advises anyone who’s feeling unsafe on a ...

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Hurricane Irma Is The Most Powerful Atlantic Ocean Storm

Fresh off the back of the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, the US is preparing for a much more dangerous storm — Hurricane Irma. With wind speeds of 300 km per hour (185 mph), Irma now ranks as the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the second strongest in the ...

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A Fish That Time Forgot [Natural History Documentary]

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When a curious fish was found by fishermen on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa and passed to the curator of the local museum, Darwin’s predicted ‘living fossil’ appeared to have surfaced. The eerily splendid coelacanth, now 400 million years old, called into question many of our established beliefs ...

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Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance

Should we teach doctrine to children? You’d have difficulty, I imagine, convincing many readers of the website that we should not. But why? Perhaps it’s never too early for children to learn intellectual history. However, it’s less clear that they could or should wrestle with Hegel.Perhaps the question ought to ...

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“Raise Your Hand” If You Remember The Time Janis Joplin Got Down With Tom Jones On Live Television

  It is a well known fact that the party did not begin until Janis Joplin walked into the room — but once you blend Janis’ raw, earthy energy and zest for life with the extreme sex appeal of Welsh superstar Tom Jones, the end result was the most epic ...

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A conversation with Gary Hall about pirate philosophy, academic celebrity and social theory

In this interview, Gary Hall asserts that if we want to proceed to a post-capitalist society, we will need to experiment with new methods of doing and being that are based less on notions of self-centred individualism, competition and celebrity, and much more on openness, cooperation and the present. The ...

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Malala Says Oxford Was The ‘Hardest Interview’ Of Her Life, Hopes To Study Politics, Philosophy And Economics

In the Association of School and College Lecturers yearly conference held in Birmingham, the 19-year-old revealed that’s given an admission interview in the prestigious Oxford University for studying politics, economics and philosophy. Addressing the teachers in the yearly conference, said, “I am studying at the moment, I’m in year 13 ...

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How NASA kept the ISS flying while Harvey hit Mission Control

In the days before Harvey struck Texas, flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center outside of Houston had a choice to make: if they evacuate or ride out the storm in the bureau’s Mission Control Center? The dilemma was not just about the security of the flight controls. These employees ...

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