Monthly Archives: August 2011

Photos from Woolacombe Camping and Surfing Trip

Woolacombe trip August 2011, a set on Flickr. I just got back from a bank holiday camping and surfing trip to Woolacombe in Devon. The surf was pretty rough the first day and none of us had much luck, but … Continue reading

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Best News Ever – Chocolate Can Be Good For You!

A new meta-study has found that eating high levels of chocolate (which they define as two or more bars per week – which isn’t particularly high if you ask me) can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Chris Brown Gets Smacked Down By Fox News’ Andy Levy

As you probably remember, R&B singer Chris Brown was convicted a few years ago of attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He recently made an ill-advised comment on Twitter which was jumped on by a guy named Andy Levy who works for … Continue reading

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The Holstee Manifesto

You might have seen this, or a similar version. Holstee is an American ‘lifestyle goods’ company with a pretty good life statement. A bit simplistic perhaps, but worth a read. In fact, I’ve printed a copy and put it on … Continue reading

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Google To ‘Street View’ The Amazon

This is interesting. Google is teaming up with a charity called Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon to use their Street View technology to map settlements along parts of the rivers of the Amazonian Rainforest. The idea is to demonstate changes … Continue reading

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Physical Challenge: Running For 1 Hour Non-Stop

A few months ago I was reading a post over on Exceed Possibility (which I recommend for those interested in adventure travel, by the way). In it, Tom, who writes the blog, posted that he’d decided to run for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Social Animal, by David Brooks

I saw this book on my Amazon emails and bought it on a whim, which is unusual for me. I’ve already discussed the stages of adulthood, about which I learned by reading this book, in an earlier post. Brooks, a … Continue reading

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Stage Collapse At Sugarland Concert Kills 5

The country band Sugarland were due to play a show last night at the Indiana State Fair, supported by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. The concert was to take place on a temporary stage erected at the fair ground. Bareilles had … Continue reading

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The Libyan and Iranian Reaction To The Riots Is Full Of Propaganda

This is quite funny. A spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry says the riots show David Cameron has lost legitimacy and “must go”. A bit of tit-for-tat there I think, but whatever you might think of Cameron, he’s not a … Continue reading

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I Predict A Riot – Night Four

The big story in the UK at the moment is that tonight is the fourth consecutive night of serious rioting in various English cities, primarily London. It all started on Saturday night after the fatal shooting of a man named … Continue reading

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