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My last bike was both cheapo and scandalously maintained (by me). I have a weekly work journey that ends in a steep little road that goes into the main road. It's Stornoway not Manchester so the main road is not massive, but still pretty busy. One day...

Research into alternatives to plastic ought to be encouraged. Nature has already invented millions of alternatives. The breakthrough might be to find ways of artificially adapting natural processes and scaling them up. Keratin telephones, without using...

mecca is for music and hedonism, but a new focus on wellbeing is emerging as people swap drink and drugs for mindfulness and yoga. These practices make you feel good … We can see the tangible effects that they have had, not just in terms of our mental...

It's interesting how much time and money people give to cars, fitted kitchens, clothes, etc. but cannot be troubled to make the plot their house sits on a thing of joy for themselves and others. Just count the houses you pass where the front garden has...

Robots and artificial intelligence are equivalent to cash and cash can be moved by the push of a button. If 30% of production and jobs are going to be taken over by robots and AI this will likely be by companies like Uber, Google, Apple with revenues...

Combine harvester In 1826 in Scotland, the inventor Reverend Patrick Bell designed (but did not patent) a reaper machine, which used the scissors principle of plant cutting – a principle that is still used today. In 1835, Moore built a full-scale version....

Autumn is a great time to visit Scotland – especially for a road trip around the beautiful, yet highly underrated Argyll region Scotland is top-notch road trip territory, but to be honest, there are two things that can turn a fun day on the road into...

The real question today is not when human life begins, but: “What is the value of human life?” Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was the 40t h president of our country and served two terms in office. He want to accomplish many things through out his presidency...

get into a routine of placing your keys and other essential items in the same place each time you get in, be it on a hook or in a tray or a drawer: “Have a home for everything.” Decluttering your home can also lead to a more streamlined routine. “The...

Why is Duolingo working so hard to make itself worse? I suppose that there have been such discussions in the past already, but i kinda would like the Duolingo staff to see this, cause i can't be the only one that is confused and disappointed about the...

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