TopRank
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You can do it. You can get better at it. Here are Ann Handley’s five tips for writingludicrously spectacularcontent. #1: It Starts with Not Writing At least half of the writing process doesnt look anything like writing. Now, you may be thinking, “frequently what I’m doing while I’m supposed to be writing is not writing.” That’s not quite what Ann means, though. “Not writingmeans being in idea-gathering mode all the time, when you’re out in the world, bingeing on Netflix, or just daydreaming at work. Writers should gather ideas like squirrels gather nuts--always on the lookout, never passing one up, and stashing them where we can get at them later. The difference between a productive writing session and a frustrating hour staring at a blank screen is having a stash of ideas to go through. Whether you keep them in a notebook, or a service like Evernote or OneNote, commit to hoarding at least five ideas a day.
The Sun Daily - Lifestyle
5 days
BY NOW you should be aware that good and strong Earth qi (or energy) is an essential component to good health and great feng shui. If you have read some of my earlier articles on Earth qi, you will know that while we cannot see this qi, we can look for its manifestations. Mountain ranges carry Earth qi from the highlands to the lowlands. Thus, flat lowland areas near mountain ranges are likely to have strong Earth qi. Also, having mountains or hills on three sides of a dwelling helps prevent qi from being blown away. Therefore, add mountains or hills to your home selection criteria. The presence of thriving flora such as lush green vegetation, and fauna, such as birds and squirrels, indicates the presence of strong Earth qi. Water, in the form of a lake or a slow moving river, in the vicinity can also help to accumulate the qi. If you live in an area with all of the above criteria, you are likely to be surrounded by strong Earth qi.
Core77
8 days
This clip has been making the social media rounds, and I can't stop watching it. The way the thing is able to stabilize in flight, then braces for the landing: That's a sugar glider, a marsupial native to Australia, and the skin folds that enable it to glide are called the patagium. Evolution is a strange thing, and other non-related animals in other parts of the world also have patagia. For instance, in North America and parts of northern Europe they've got flying squirrels with patagia, and those are rodents, not marsupials: This little guy is called the Sulawesi Lined Gliding Lizard, native to Indonesia, and it's obviously a reptile: Then there's the Colugo, a/k/a the Flying Lemur, which is a mammal: Mother Colugo carrying her baby Colugos may look evil and scary, but they're actually not dangerous at all. These guys below, however, are:
Plymouth Herald
9 days
Don't listen to me. Listen to Anne Main, Tory MP for St Albans and a self-confessed dog owner and dog lover. Mrs Main led a debate on dog poo in Parliament last week. I like dogs well enough. And cats. And most animals with the possible exception of slugs and grey squirrels. But I hate dog owners who let their animals squat on the pavement outside my house, or wave their tails over my cappuccino in the local cafe. Many dog owners see their pets as part of the family, yet let them behave in...
Plymouth Herald
9 days
Don't listen to me. Listen to Anne Main, Tory MP for St Albans and a self-confessed dog owner and dog lover. Mrs Main led a debate on dog poo in Parliament last week. I like dogs well enough. And cats. And most animals with the possible exception of slugs and grey squirrels. But I hate dog owners who let their animals squat on the pavement outside my house, or wave their tails over my cappuccino in the local cafe. Many dog owners see their pets as part of the family, yet let them behave in...
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
11 days
Leicester Mercury
11 days
In reflection, these two endangered red squirrels are a perfect pair, captured on camera by Leicester Mercury Pic Pac member Chantal Cooper.Chantal, who lives in south Leicester, spotted the rare rodents while visiting Hull.She said: It was in a private wood. I spent some time in a hide owned by a wildlife trust, similar to those used for bird-watching and was able to take some photos of the squirrels.Red squirrels are one of the UK's rarest and most beautiful wild animals threatened...
Leicester Mercury
11 days
In reflection, these two endangered red squirrels are a perfect pair, captured on camera by Leicester Mercury Pic Pac member Chantal Cooper.Chantal, who lives in south Leicester, spotted the rare rodents while visiting Hull.She said: It was in a private wood. I spent some time in a hide owned by a wildlife trust, similar to those used for bird-watching and was able to take some photos of the squirrels.Red squirrels are one of the UK's rarest and most beautiful wild animals threatened...
TIME - Top Stories
22 days
She still dreads the supermarket checkout line for fear she'll see photos of her daughter on the cover of tabloid papers. Her bedroom walls are decorated with photos of Caylee and she weeps when she shows off her daughter's colorful, finger-painted artwork. Still, she asserts she is happy. For her 31st birthday she plans to go skydiving. She enjoys taking photos, mostly of squirrels and other wildlife. And she loves her investigative work. I love the fact that I have a unique perspective and I get a chance to do for other people what so many others have done for me, she said. Someday, she said, she'd like to get a private investigator's license and work for a defense team. She talks of working on a DUI manslaughter case where the accused took a plea deal. I look at him and I think this kid almost lost his life for something they can't definitively prove that he did, she said.
TIME - Top Stories
a month
West Briton
a month
Prince Charles has backed a government plan to sterilise Cornish grey squirrels using traps filled with Nutella. The totally nuts idea is looking to reduce the population of the grey squirrels in the county and the rest of the UK to protect Britain's native red squirrels species. According to the £39,000 scheme the grey rodents will be lured into eating an oral contraceptive, which the government's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) believe will reduce their numbers by more than...
The Cornishman
a month
Prince Charles has backed a government plan to sterilise Cornish grey squirrels using traps filled with Nutella. The totally nuts idea is looking to reduce the population of the grey squirrels in the county and the rest of the UK to protect Britain's native red squirrels species. According to the £39,000 scheme the grey rodents will be lured into eating an oral contraceptive, which the government's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) believe will reduce their numbers by more than...
Lancashire Telegraph
a month
RED squirrels could be set for a ‘bright future’ in East Lancashire if volunteers get involved, according to wildlife experts.
Mashable
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RT UK
a month
Daily Mail - Home
a month
Prince Charles is said to be supportive of government funded research to give grey squirrels contraception in order to reduce the population in Britain by up to 90 per cent.
The Week
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Daily Express
a month
AN “army” of 5,000 volunteers is being sought by wildlife experts to help save the UK’s last remaining red squirrels.
Daily Express
a month
AN "army" of 5,000 volunteers is being sought by wildlife experts to help save the UK's last remaining red squirrels.
Daily Mail - USA
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Daily Mail - USA
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Futurity
a month
An investigation into bird populations on the Alaskan island of Chirikof has turned up evidence that the Arctic ground squirrel might not be an invasive species after all. When Catherine West, a research assistant professor in Boston University's archaeology department, arrived on the small island in the Gulf of Alaska, she planned to study how the island's bird population had changed over time. More specifically, West wanted to see what native Alaskans' food waste could tell her about the island's bird population, and vice versa. She started to excavate the island's middens (the trash dumps of ancient people) to see what the animal remains in there could tell her. She kept bringing up bones from birds, whales, seals, and, surprisingly, a lot of ground squirrels. It was kind of an accident, says West. We didn't know that they were going to be there.
Maidstone News
2 months
There seems to be more white squirrels about this year, with three sightings this week.
PC Pro
2 months
And there are cases when patients may question the effectiveness of new equipment. She says these are issues that caregivers need to tackle now. “The struggle, however, is two-part. On one side, practitioners arent learning about these techniques in schools and may not feel comfortable learning a new procedure. On the patient side, people may be sceptical about how a piece of equipment can be helpful to their treatment,” she says. See related The world’s most prolific national grid hackers have nothing on squirrels Peace sign selfies could hand hackers your fingerprints Barack Obama’s technology chief warned of hackers trying to disrupt elections back in 2013 “The last part is where my role comes in – educating the general public about the uses of VR therapy and the effectiveness. It’s my belief that, by using virtual reality, we can provide mental health services to more individuals by navigating around mental health stigma.