BBC Parliament
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authorities wrongly has interned being passed on to schools. Schools in my constituency find that they are paying £400 but receiving the benefit from the levy, but having to pay the burden and it wrong. When will the Leader of.
Apartment Therapy
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Luggage is just one of those things that tends to take up a lot of space, and when you live in a small home, you know how hard it is to find a place for small trinkets, let alone huge trunks and suitcases. Whether you're a frequent flyer or just take a trip once or twice a year, you probably own at least a suitcase or two, so here's how to make use of them when you're not on-the-go and where to hide (or display!) them when you're settled in. READ MORE »
TechCrunch
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The Sun Daily
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" Smith said we are afraid if we look for our passion and don't find it, we would feel like an idiot. "So then you make excuses about why you're not going to look for your passion. They are excuses, ladies and gentlemen," he said. "We're going to go through a whole long list — your creativity in thinking of excuses not to do what you really need to do if you want to have a great career." So, what do we do? Smith shared his insight on this predicament which many of us face. Watch the video here: Go here for the full transcript : http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_smith_why_you_will_fail_to_have_a_great_career/transcript?language=en#t-58964
Al Jazeera
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Al Jazeera
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HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Making this clear became a huge priority for the new copy. Analytics User Journey Mapping HubSpot's internal team consulted their analytics data and user journey maps and confirmed that clarity was an issue. Conversion flows were tangled as leads struggled to understand what they were signing up for. We needed to simplify the path from interest to action. Copy Audit As HubSpot grew rapidly, the copy on their website was written by multiple people with multiple perspectives. This caused style guide inconsistencies, a lack of unified positioning and an inconsistent voice across the site. This was our chance to bring consistency to HubSpot's messaging and showcase their solutions in words that clicked with their customers. Now, we just needed to find out what those words were. Conducting Customer Research To tell a persuasive story that your leads can see themselves in, you need to understand four things about them: Pain points: The challenges and frustrations they face Anxieties: The obstacles and fears that keep them from buying Desired outcomes: What success looks like for them Priorities: Which pain points, features, and benefits are most important to them Instead of guessing at these things, why not just steal the words right out of their mouths? Customer research is all about capturing your customer's challenges, fears and desires in their own words so that you can use those same words in your headlines, body copy, and calls-to-action.
The Herald
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A girl has been reunited with the treasured iPad her younger brother threw in the bin after workers sifted through 150 tonnes of rubbish to find it.
Radar Online
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Johnny Depp is ditching the US for the UK, an insider told RadarOnline.com. According to an insider, the newly single star is looking for a new home in the U.K. before he begins filming the Fantastic Beasts sequel in September. Johnny's filming schedule is pretty much keeping him in Europe for most of the year and he wants to find a base that's comfortable , an insider told Radar. PHOTOS: Who's Batsh*t Crazy,' & Who's On Drugs? Giuliana Rancic Tattles On Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, & More In Ultimate Hollywood Tell-All But the move is also fueling rumors that Depp, 53, and Murder on the Orient Express costar Lucy Boynton , 23, are more than just friends. What's more, Angelina Jolie recently jumped across the pond to pursue a guest lecturer position at the London School of Economics. Life stateside has been pretty pricey lately for Depp, with ex-business managers claiming his spending is out of control .
Radar Online
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Move on! That’s the message DeBarge family members have for the woman claimed to be the love child of Janet Jackson and James DeBarge. But at least one DeBarge believes that another heir is out there! As Radar reported, DeBarge, 53, has claimed that he and Jackson secretly fathered a love child that was given up for adoption. Last week, Radar revealed that Philadelphia native Tiffany Whyte , 31, believed she was the long-lost child. DNA testing showed, however, that there is ZERO chance of paternity between James and Whyte. Now, one member of DeBarge’s family wants to put the whole ordeal behind them. PHOTOS: Inside Janet Jackson & James DeBarge’s Secret Love Child Scandal In 15 Clicks “It’s nobody’s business to explore,” James' sister, Bunny DeBarge , exclusively told Radar. Although she has no ill feelings towards Whyte, Bunny told Radar she does hope Whyte can find her family someday.
Daily Mail - USA
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Lonely men in India are so desperate to find girlfriends they are resorting to calling random phone numbers in the hope of striking up a relationship with a potential future wife.
Daily Mail - Football
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Lukas Podolski insists his former club would find it hard to replace Arsene Wenger because 'he is Arsenal'. The forward believes Wenger is going to be a hard act to follow at the Emirates.
Plymouth Herald
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I WAS pleased to be asked by the EFL for the second successive year to choose my League Two Team of the Year.I was one of 24 'media representatives' who cover the clubs across the division to make my selection.All the votes were then combined and that resulted in the make-up of the Team of the Year.It had to be done in a 4-3-3 formation and I could not choose any Argyle players, or manager Derek Adams.So I cannot take any credit for the fact that centre-back Sonny Bradley and Graham Carey were...
Associated Press
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Open Culture
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What do you imagine when you hear the phrasecat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A relative of My Neighbor Totoro ’s cat bus ? Or maybe you picture a piano that contains several caged cats who shriek along an entire scale when keys are pressed that slam sharpened nails into their tails. If this is your answer, you might find people slowly backing away from you at times, or gently suggesting you get some psychiatric help. But then, imagine that such a perverse oddity was in use by psychiatrists, like the 18th-century German physician Johann Christian Reil, who—reports David McNamee at The Guardian —“wrote that the device was intended to shake mental patients who had lost the ability to focus out of a ‘fixed state’ and into ‘conscious awareness.’” So long, meds. See you, meditation and mandala coloring books….
The Event Chronicle
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This method has been very good in determining the thermodynamic properties and entropy present in other systems. Nine participants in total took part. Seven had epilepsy. What researchers wanted to know is how neurons synchronized themselves into firing patterns, and if these reacted to one another, phasing in and out in coordinated patterns. Two sets of data were compared. The first looked at firing patterns while participants were asleep, and the second while they were awake. Next, researchers monitored patterns among five patients while they endured a seizure. They compared this with the data derived during a normal, waking state. We find a surprisingly simple result,” they wrote. “Normal wakeful states are characterized by the greatest number of possible configurations of interactions between brain networks, representing highest entropy values.
Bleacher Report
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Every NFL team enters the offseason with plans. Those plans may be brilliant, foolish, patient, premature, meticulous or misguided. Ideally, there is one master plan, but sometimes a team has two or three plans, with the owner, general manager and coach paddling the canoe in different directions. Even the best-laid plans are often revised or thrown out the window the moment the Patriots call with a trade offer or the rookie GM discovers just how much it costs to sign a fullback. But no matter how different each plan may be in the details, all NFL offseason strategies fall into seven basic categories. With free agency winding down, it's time to find out just what kind of offseason your favorite team is experiencing. Yes, the draft could change things, and there are still some Hall of Famers on the unemployment line. But when a team falls into one of these seven "modes," it's likely to stay there until the day training camp opens.
I4U News
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The central amygdala which is located at quite some depth in the brain was thought to react to fear and shock. Yet now scientists have discovered that it also contains a sub-section that is a reward...
TIME - Top Stories
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The best-selling author who walked the Holy Land talks about The First Love Story , married priests and the Bible's ringing endorsement of sex You write that we have lost the point of Adam and Eve: they were two people who loved each other through passion and pain. Should we all disobey God on our first dates to build an eternal relationship? Adam and Eve are victims of the greatest character assassination the world has ever known. And when you go back to the story, you find the first commandment that God gives in the entire Bible is to Adam and Eve: Go forth and multiply. They are called by God to succeed. The story is not one of disobeying God. It's about obeying the larger message, which is making the relationship work. Why has Eve shouldered the blame when Adam was right there, taking a bite from the same fruit? Because organized religion got ahold of the storyand by organized religion, I mean men.
EVO News
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There’s a small selection of vehicles from the rest of the world too, though two stand out to our eyes. The first is a 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS that couldnt look more like a product of the 1970s if it tried, with bronze paintwork and gold wheels. The other is a 2004 Acura NSX-T, with under 9000 miles and as the “Tsuggests, a removable Targa roof. The Indy 2017 sale is hosted by Mecum Auctions and takes place from May 16-21. Find more classic metal for sale on Classic and Performance Car Image 1 of 12 Image 1 of 12
Leicester Mercury
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Families were stunned to see a puppy being repeatedly thrown into one of the lakes at Bosworth Water Park.An investigation has been launched by the RSPCA after the sickening incident at the popular beauty spot, writes The Hinckley Times.They are searching for CCTV footage in an effort to try and establish what happened on March 15.They were contacted by witness Sandy Green who had travelled to Bosworth with a friend and her four-year-old son to enjoy the early spring sunshine.Sandy said they had...
Associated Press
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Android Police
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SoundHound may have just become one of the best ways to listen to Spotify on your phone. The app has had Spotify integration for years, first allowing you to add songs you find to your Spotify playlists, then stream these songs with LiveLyrics and listen to curated playlists, and now it has added full playlist support. What this means is that you can now connect your Spotify account to your SoundHound account and see all of your playlists. Read More SoundHound integrates full Spotify playlists (LiveLyrics included) and enables OK Hound playback voice controls was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
BBC News - Top Stories
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