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Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team through the Amazon rainforest. Team Peak Performance were sat down for a meal before a 20 mile trek in Ecuador when they saw a stray dogSwedish group were taking part in the Adventure Racing World Championship through the Amazon rain forest Mikael Lindnord fed the animal a meatball before the team carried on - but the scruffy creature followed themThey tried to get rid of him, primarily for his own safety, but he refused to go so he became a fifth team memberThe group of four decided to name him Arthur and have now adopted him and flown him back to Sweden Lindord said: 'I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship.

Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team through the Amazon rainforest

Instead, I got a new friend' By Wills Robinson for MailOnline Published: 15:16 GMT, 23 November 2014 | Updated: 02:09 GMT, 24 November 2014. Life in 83 Square Feet: My Transforming Tiny Home. Tiny homes seem to be all the rage these days, something I didn't fully really realize when I worked with my friends to build my current home.

Life in 83 Square Feet: My Transforming Tiny Home

Maybe because these 83 square feet make up the largest place I've lived in over two years, I just have a different (not necessarily better!) Perspective. For the 6 months prior to building and living in this, I lived in a dome-tent. For the year and a half before that, I lived out of a backpack, crossing the entire continent of Africa (dig back into the archives for more information, but to get you started my favorite post from my journey is about trying to paddle the longest lake in the world, between Tanzania and the Congo, in a traditional wooden boat: Paddling Lake Tanganyika in a Leaky Wooden Boat.). National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf.

National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Email Tristin HopperFriday, Feb. 13, 2015 Archives and Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan.

National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for. Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls.

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now slightly more intense than the anxiety I have over paying for one.) But I still don’t have really anything you could call a personal finance strategy, and apparently neither do most Americans: adults younger than 35 have a savings rate of negative 2 percent. Economix Comix. A 16-year-old takes the new PARCC exam. Here’s her disturbing report. Students, including James Perales, 14, leave Fort Lee High School in New Jersey after the freshmen took the PARCC test.

A 16-year-old takes the new PARCC exam. Here’s her disturbing report.

(Chris Pedota/ via AP) Marina Ford is a high-achieving sophomore attending Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey. All of her classes are either honors or Advanced Placement. Her favorite subject is English, and she loves to read and write. She ordinarily scores above average on standardized tests — and always does especially well on the English section. ‘Jihadi John,’ a graduate of my radical university. Avinash Tharoor is studying for a master’s degree in international public policy at University College London.

‘Jihadi John,’ a graduate of my radical university

He’s the editor of the Prohibition Post, a drug policy news site. Before traveling to Syria and becoming “Jihadi John,” the masked English-speaker who beheads Islamic State captives on video, Mohammed Emwazi graduated with a computer programming degree from the University of Westminster. I studied international relations there, and although I never met Emwazi, I wasn’t surprised he had attended my alma mater. Despite boasting an inspiring academic staff and vibrant student life, the university has a dark side to its campus culture. Uk.businessinsider. Greg Wise, the actor married to Oscar winner Emma Thompson, has said he and his wife will refuse to pay tax until those involved in the HSBC scandal go to prison.


Wise spoke of his disgust with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the bank after the Guardian and other news organisations published leaked details of 100,000 accounts held by HSBC’s Swiss arm which showed how the bank had helped clients to move cash out of the country. “I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax,” Wise told the Evening Standard. “I have actively loved paying tax, because I am a profound fucking socialist and I believe we are all in it together.

But I am disgusted with HMRC. I am disgusted with HSBC. Is the Junk-Food Era Drawing to a Close? —Tom Philpott on Wed.

Is the Junk-Food Era Drawing to a Close?

February 25, 2015 6:00 AM PDT Not long ago, the great processed-food companies like Kraft and Kellogg's towered over the US food landscape like the high hat that adorned the head of Chef Boyardee, the iconic canned-spaghetti magnate whose empire is now owned by ConAgra. But now, Big Food has fallen on hard times. Conagra, which owns Hunts, Reddi Whip, Ro-Tell, Swiss Miss, and Orville Redenbacher, along with Chef Boyardee, recently slashed its 2015 profit projections and sacked its CEO. Kraft—purveyor of Oscar Mayer deli meats, Jell-O, Maxwell House coffee, and Velveeta cheese—also recently shook up top management and reported sluggish sales in 2014. There's a "mounting distrust of so-called Big Food, the large food companies and legacy brands on which millions of consumers have relied on for so long," said Campbell Soup's CEO.

This Is The Most Economically Segregated City In America. By Alan Pyke Posted on Share this:

This Is The Most Economically Segregated City In America

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for. Is deli meat actually bad for you? THE QUESTION: Lately I have been reading that deli meats are really unhealthy.

Is deli meat actually bad for you?

How much is safe to eat? What are better alternatives for sandwiches? THE ANSWER: Processed meats, including deli meats, have been the focus of recent reports. Last week, a 12-year European study of nearly half a million men and women linked a steady diet of processed meats to premature death. People who ate more than 160 grams of processed meat each day – versus less than 20 grams – were 44 per cent more likely to die early, in particular from cardiovascular disease but also from cancer (160 grams of processed meat is equivalent to two large Italian sausages or three slices of deli ham and three small hot dogs). Report: Bill O'Reilly repeatedly told first-hand combat stories that never happened. A report by Mother Jones finds that Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly appears to have told false stories about his time reporting in a war zone.The report, by Mother Jones' David Corn and Daniel Schulman, examines O'Reilly's repeated claims to have seen combat while working as a CBS correspondent in Argentina during the 1982 Falklands war.

Corn and Schulman find that O'Reilly's on-air claims are not supported by his own memoirs or the recollection of other CBS employees at the time. He was, they conclude, "claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in. " Walmart CEO Divulges Why The Company Raised Its Minimum Wage to $10. By Bryce Covert Posted on Share this: "Walmart CEO Divulges Why The Company Raised Its Minimum Wage to $10" Share: Wayne Barrett: What Rudy Giuliani knows about love - NY Daily News. Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love. Ask Regina Peruggi, the second cousin he grew up with and married, who was "offended" when Rudy later engineered an annulment from the priest who was his best man on the grounds, strangely enough, that she was his cousin.

Or ask Donna Hanover, the mother of his two children, who found out he wanted a separation when he left Gracie Mansion one morning and announced it at a televised press conference. Major Shift In New Federal Dietary Guidelines Proposed. WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. Walmart CEO Says Increased Wages Are Good For Business. Oil And Gas Companies Won't Have To Pay For Damage Caused To Louisiana's Coast, Judge Rules. By Katie Valentine Posted on Share this: "Oil And Gas Companies Won’t Have To Pay For Damage Caused To Louisiana’s Coast, Judge Rules" Share: In the last 80 years, Louisiana alone has lost an area of coastal land the size of Delaware. 'Nut rage' prompts South Korea to consider law against high-handed conduct.

If you think gas is cheap these days, look what it costs in Saudi Arabia. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Ahmed al-Ghaith pulled his Dodge Durango into a gas station in central Riyadh and told the attendant to fill it up. In a country where gas sells for 45 cents a gallon, that cost him $12. With global oil prices plummeting, you might think people in Saudi Arabia, a nation synonymous with oil, where 90 percent of government revenue comes from holes drilled in its majestically profitable sands, would be freaking out. [Read: The facts — and a few myths — about Saudi Arabia and human rights] The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech. Hitler’s Waldo: The German who didn’t give a F**k. Just a photograph of your average Nazi rally in Hitler Germany. Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge.

Texas School Suspends 9-Year-Old For Terrorism Because He Brought Imaginary Hobbit Ring To Class. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood. Nightmare libertarian project turns country into the murder capital of the world. This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Michelle Obama Gives Zero F*cks About What the Saudis Wanted Her To Wear. On Tuesday, President Obama and the First Lady attended the funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, a renowned misogynistic tyrant who oversaw some of the harshest and most oppressive conditions endured by women anywhere in the world. That Didn't Need To Take An Hour. TIL Verizon made a deal in 1994 with the PA state gov. to provide the entire state with fiber internet by 2014, it received 2.1 billion in tax breaks, but never fulfilled it's part of the contract : todayilearned.

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think  Justice Ginsburg Explains Everything You Need To Know About Religious Liberty In Two Sentences. Fox News Finally Admits 'Serious Factual Error' In Segment About Muslim 'Zones' Spirulina: The Amazing Super Food You've Never Heard of. Homeless children CAGED in Manila to keep the streets clean for Pope Francis Philippines visit. “Bipartisan” bill would save Internet providers from utility rules. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March. Fat of the Bone — News Room - UNC Health Care.

Diagrams to help you eat healthy as shit in 2015. Misfit or Miss Goody Two Shoes? Adolescent misperceptions abound: Stanford researcher. Theverge. Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy. 8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa. A Look Into The 'Double Lives' Of America's Homeless College Students. Let’s all screw the 1 percent: The simple move Obama could make to strengthen the rest of us. First scientific report shows police body-cameras can prevent unacceptable use-of-force : News : Daily News Now. Repetitive pop songs 'more likely to be hits' Charles Koch Wants To Change America's Criminal Justice System. Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change. Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change. Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8.

United Airlines sues site that found loophole for cheap tickets. Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning. A Nepalese World Cup Worker Dies Every Other Day in Qatar. 'Tis the season for archaic English. Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US. Police can search cellphones without warrant during arrest: court. Daily Zen List. Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought 22 Trillion Aliens Live in Our Solar System. Senate staffer tries to scrub 'torture' reference from Wikipedia's CIA torture article. Ois General Assembly revives recording ban. Just Say No to DARE. Suicide surpassed war as the military's leading cause of death. Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report. Big-Picture Study Of Fracking Operations Suggests Even Small Chemical Exposures Pose Risks. UNASUR Moves toward Continental Freedom of Movement, Venezuela Makes “Equality” Call.

65 Websites to Help You Save Money. Birds with Arms Star in This Funny New Commercial for ASUS. Here's What Happens To Sewage On Cruise Lines. Trying To Kick Your Coffee Habit? Drink This Instead. Linguist: prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings. Eight weeks to a better brain. Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries - Science - News. Drop Kicker » Because Barnum's Law was meant to be broken. Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team through the Amazon rainforest. Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug, child-abuse homicides. The New Republican Plan To Rig The 2016 Presidential Election. Controlling genes with your thoughts.

Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Association of the Anxiogenic and Alerting Effects of Caffeine with ADORA2A and ADORA1 Polymorphisms and Habitual Level of Caffeine Consumption. The Programmer’s Price. Psychological Science. 4 Major Lies About Abortion That Have Made Their Way Into Our Laws. Why I Am Teaching a Course Called “Wasting Time on the Internet” How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity.

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity. Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Association of the Anxiogenic and Alerting Effects of Caffeine with ADORA2A and ADORA1 Polymorphisms and Habitual Level of Caffeine Consumption. That Map from The Washington Post About Female/Male Ratios Is Way Off. Here's a New One... Marijuana's long-term effects on the brain demonstrated. Local Officials Encourage Police To Seize Cars, Flatscreen TVs, And Computers From Civilians​ Texas Oil Regulator Says It Will Not Honor Town's Vote To Ban Fracking.

Texas Tech Students Give ‘Jaw-Droppingly Shocking’ Answers To Political Questions (VIDEO) Murder Suspect Reportedly Killed A Black Man With His Truck, Told Police It Was Obama's Fault. Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail. Rollingstone. Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly. Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza: Amnesty. Fox News definitely just broke the rules for exit polls. Ali Yurukoglu: How Biased News Impacts Your Vote. An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World's First Digital Weapon. Cop charged with stealing nude photos from suspect's iPhone - CNET.