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TribLIVE
Architecture: Pittsburgh history in 10 housesWe can learn a lot about our region's history from studying the houses and, con
Architecture: Pittsburgh history in 10 houses
TribLIVE / Posted 9 hours ago
We can learn a lot about our region's history from studying the houses and, conversely, can understand why our houses look the way they do by understanding a little of their histories. Here are 10 houses from the 1770s to the 1970s that help tell the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Readers sound off on importance of librariesFor the first time in about a decade, the library system may not have to make c
Readers sound off on importance of libraries
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
For the first time in about a decade, the library system may not have to make cutbacks due to budget cuts. As this page reported earlier this week, Jacksonville library branches are open for the fewest hours of 14 other similar library systems. In... Read more
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Scotsman
Lori Anderson: Libraries are sanctuary of the mind First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has praised the role of libraries in helping to
Lori Anderson: Libraries are sanctuary of the mind
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has praised the role of libraries in helping to empower people in deprived communities. Picture: PA We must use them or we will lose them, warns Lori Anderson, with... Read more
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Salon.com
Why the rich love Burning ManIn principle the annual Burning Man festival sounds a bit like a socialist utop
Why the rich love Burning Man
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
In principle the annual Burning Man festival sounds a bit like a socialist utopia: bring thousands of people to an empty desert to create an alternative society. Ban money and advertisements and make it a gift economy. Encourage members to bring the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
20 things to know about San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in TexasPhoto: Ernst Raba /San Antonio Conservation...
20 things to know about San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
Photo: Ernst Raba /San Antonio Conservation... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Fotheringham powers to Carnegie Shield winBryan Fotheringham triumphed over Bathgate's Graham Bell int he final. BRYAN F
Fotheringham powers to Carnegie Shield win
The Inverness Courier / Posted 6 days ago
Bryan Fotheringham triumphed over Bathgate's Graham Bell int he final. BRYAN Fotheringham became the ninth Inverness name in modern times to be inscribed on the Carnegie Shield at Royal Dornoch after winning it at his first attempt. It was the... Read more
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Business Insider
14 habits of the most likable peopleTo excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships
14 habits of the most likable people
Business Insider / Posted 7 days ago
To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality. He introduced his steps to having a "million-dollar personality" by explaining it was steel magnate Charles M. Schwab's... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Organ fund-raising boostA fund-raising concert, held to raise cash to restore a Workington church organ
Organ fund-raising boost
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 days ago
A fund-raising concert, held to raise cash to restore a Workington church organ, collected around £1,000. Organisers of Summer Serenade, which featured opera singers and local performers, said the money will go towards the organ at Our Lady and St... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Pontoosuc boat parade part of Lanesborough's 250th anniversaryLANESBOROUGH >> The town's first boat parade is ready to set sail with pr
Pontoosuc boat parade part of Lanesborough's 250th anniversary
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 10 days ago
LANESBOROUGH >> The town's first boat parade is ready to set sail with prizes in store for most creative, most colorful and best reference to Lanesborough history. Interested residents and members of the town's 250th Anniversary Committee... Read more
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The Atlantic
Libraries Seem Old, But They Are Making Themselves NewThe public library in Redlands, California is much more than a steward of books
Libraries Seem Old, But They Are Making Themselves New
The Atlantic / Posted 11 days ago
The public library in Redlands, California is much more than a steward of books and information. It is an exemplar of the history of the town and a living legend of its spirit of generosity, a hallmark of Redlands since its first days. Redlands,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Touchdown Oxnard: Often-overlooked town scores with Dallas Cowboys camp and other drawsSome travelers take day trips to unwind at the beach. Others journey to the mou
Touchdown Oxnard: Often-overlooked town scores with Dallas Cowboys camp and other draws
Orange County Register / Posted 12 days ago
Some travelers take day trips to unwind at the beach. Others journey to the mountains for a rigorous hike. There are even those who will haul themselves 100 miles each way to see 300-pound men slam into each other. For those in the latter group,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Carnegie, Pa., historical society co-founder Marcella McGrogan dies at 91“Passionate” and “determined” are two words her friends and family used most of
Carnegie, Pa., historical society co-founder Marcella McGrogan dies at 91
Bangor Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
“Passionate” and “determined” are two words her friends and family used most often to describe Marcella McGrogan, co-founder of the Historical Society of Carnegie. “The center of her world was Carnegie,” Dan McGrogan said of his mother, describing... Read more
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TribLIVE
The problem with amassing wealth in nonproductive waysWhen, in 1776, Adam Smith defended capitalism by suggesting that the pursuit of
The problem with amassing wealth in nonproductive ways
TribLIVE / Posted 14 days ago
When, in 1776, Adam Smith defended capitalism by suggesting that the pursuit of one's own interest would lead by an “invisible hand” to the well-being of all, he was almost right. The “market,” allegedly ruled by the law of supply and demand, is the... Read more
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Forbes
Softbank's Masayoshi Son Vows To Turn Sprint Around; Announces Massive Stock BuybackParallels have been drawn between Softbank Group (Nasdaq:SFTBY) chairman and CE
Softbank's Masayoshi Son Vows To Turn Sprint Around; Announces Massive Stock Buyback
Forbes / Posted 17 days ago
Parallels have been drawn between Softbank Group (Nasdaq:SFTBY) chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son (58) and Apple’s late, great Steve Jobs. But the parallel is mainly about both men’s visionary style and drive, rather than about the vision. For Jobs, it... Read more
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birminghammail
A look back at August 11 in years gone byOn This Day - Tuesday August 11 1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia
A look back at August 11 in years gone by
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
On This Day - Tuesday August 11 1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI. 1897: Enid Blyton, children’s author, was born in East Dulwich. In the mid-thirties she began writing her stories... Read more
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Minot Daily News
Jewel amidst the rubbleBuilt in 1911 with funds provided by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegi
Jewel amidst the rubble
Minot Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
Built in 1911 with funds provided by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Center in Minot served as the Minot Public Library until the current library was built in 1965. The building fell into near total disrepair until about 1978, when a... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Check out a Little Free LibrarySusan Gibson calls it her "birdhouse for prose." Instead of being a resting sp
Check out a Little Free Library
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 22 days ago
Susan Gibson calls it her "birdhouse for prose." Instead of being a resting spot for chickadees and robins, the little wooden structure in front of her Franklin Street home is a repository for free books, with an invitation to passers-by to take a... Read more
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Salon.com
Donald Trump is America: Why the bloviating billionaire is the national embarrassment we deserveIt has always been well known that you do not have to be particularly intellige
Donald Trump is America: Why the bloviating billionaire is the national embarrassment we deserve
Salon.com / Posted 23 days ago
It has always been well known that you do not have to be particularly intelligent to become rich in America — sometimes all it takes is being born to the right person. Back in the Gilded Age, robber-baron industrialists like Andrew Carnegie and... Read more
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Pravda
Time names world's richest people in history of mankindThe world's richest people of all times and nations have been named. However,
Time names world's richest people in history of mankind
Pravda / Posted 25 days ago
The world's richest people of all times and nations have been named. However, according to Time, Bill Gates is ranked only ninth as the magazine analyzed world's richest men through the prism of world history. The eighth place is taken by Breton... Read more
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Philly.com
Can Bernie Sanders save us?Capitalists soon realized that “demand” does not mean “need.” It does not even
Can Bernie Sanders save us?
Philly.com / Posted 26 days ago
Capitalists soon realized that “demand” does not mean “need.” It does not even mean “want.” It means whatever a person with money is willing to buy. A hungry pauper who needs and wants food creates no demand but a millionaire who wants a yacht does.... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
‘Stargazing’ a popular sport in old BangorThe Bangor area was a great place for celebrity watching a century ago. From Ho
‘Stargazing’ a popular sport in old Bangor
Bangor Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
The Bangor area was a great place for celebrity watching a century ago. From Hollywood heart throbs to powerful millionaires to famous babies, one could expect to see them in person or at least read about them in the local news. Throw Bar Harbor into... Read more
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Business Standard India
How the rich get richFrom all appearances, Sam Wilkin's Wealth Secrets of the One Percent could not
How the rich get rich
Business Standard India / Posted 27 days ago
From all appearances, Sam Wilkin's Wealth Secrets of the One Percent could not be more timely.The book, its jacket copy explains, arrives "when 1 percent of the world's population owns half of its wealth." Stipulated. "Sam Wilkin... Read more
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Newser
Only One Living Person Cracks the Top 10 List of the Richest People in History– It's relatively easy to rank the richest people in the world at any one time,
Only One Living Person Cracks the Top 10 List of the Richest People in History
Newser / Posted 28 days ago
– It's relatively easy to rank the richest people in the world at any one time, but what about comparing them through history? Or has Time puts it, "Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan?" Rockefeller, as it turns out, according to... Read more

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