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Hitting a different note in Vienna

From the U-Bahn station the state opera and the Museums Quarter are each a short walk away; the Kunsthalle, a treasure trove of modern art, and Vienna’s most famous concert venue, the Musikverein, sit on the square itself. This is one of the most culturally rich city centres in the world. And just a few minutes’ walk south, away from Vienna’s famous attractions, is a very different place altogether, the city’s fourth district – Wieden. Blogger Awards 2015: Vote for Your Winner. Big Mouth Strikes Again. From the wonky opening that brought you “Fuck you Star Trek fans” and “Phwooar, Princess Leia”, comes this … “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantalize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.”

Big Mouth Strikes Again

It has come to my attention (thank you google), that the excellent website, Io9 picked up on some controversial comments I made to the Radio Times, which can be summed up in the above headline. Balance of EU competences review: trade and investment - Consultations. The Foreign Secretary launched the Balance of Competence Review in Parliament on 12 July 2012.

Balance of EU competences review: trade and investment - Consultations

This follows the Coalition’s commitment to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The review will provide an analysis of what the UK’s membership of the EU means for the UK national interest. She Rubs Chocolate On A Soda Can — A Survival Tip Everyone Should See - LittleThings.com. This Is What The Underside Of An Iceberg Looks Like. A rare sighting of an upside-down iceberg has been captured on camera, revealing a striking deep blue underbelly that once resided beneath Antarctica’s frigid waters.

This Is What The Underside Of An Iceberg Looks Like

Credit: Alex Cornell, with permission. Usually icebergs are white because they are made of compressed snow, which reflects all frequencies of visible light. 2015 People's Choice : The Rough Guide to 2015. Are You As Well Read As Stephen King. Fractal Experience - Erik Söderberg. Ask for Evidence. Ask for Evidence. Fix Your Forward Neck Posture with These Easy Stretches. Make 2014 the year you start investing. Modern technology allows you to start an online Isa or other savings plan in minutes, while there is a wealth of advice and information available on the internet to help you decide on your actual investments.

Make 2014 the year you start investing

Our guide will help you get started. No two investors are the same, so we’ve looked at three broad types: those who just want the simplest possible way of investing in the stock market; those who are prepared to do a little work at the outset but would like to take a “buy and forget” approach; and people who are happy to keep their investments under regular review.

There are two main ways to invest in the stock market. The first is to choose specific shares – or get someone to do it for you – and then keep an eye on how they perform, with a view to changing your portfolio periodically. The second way is easier. A FTSE 100 tracker fund will simply own shares in all 100 companies that belong to the index. You could go one stage further and invest in shares directly. The Day It Became Truly Real. (Fair warning, this is the angriest post I think I’ve done.

The Day It Became Truly Real

Just so you know…) Alistair Darling came to Greenock today. 100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today - Gallaher Brand Cigarette Cards. Sorrow passes and we remain. In July of 1883, Henry James, the famed novelist responsible for writing, most notably, The Portrait of a Lady, received a worryingly emotional letter from Grace Norton, a friend of some years and successful essayist who, following a recent death in the family, had seemingly become depressed and was desperate for direction.

Sorrow passes and we remain

James, no stranger to depression himself, responded with a stunning letter which, despite beginning, “...I hardly know what to say to you,” contains some of the greatest, most compassionate advice ever put to paper—a feat made all the more impressive on learning that it was written just months after the deaths of his own parents. For more information about depression, visit Mind. (Source: Henry James: Selected Letters; Image: Henry James in 1912, via.) This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online.

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Best of British Beer: 13 Crazy Craft Brews

The number of British breweries is pushing 1400, and there are 70 in London alone – in 2006 there were only two in the capital. Hundreds of small, highly experimental craft brewers have sprung up in garages and industrial estates using borrowed, begged or second-hand equipment. Top Gear: cars, driving, supercars and the TV show - BBC Top Gear.

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