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"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."

—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859

 

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Why Iceland banned beer  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT
Why Iceland banned beer right up until 1989 
Mumbai attacks suspect's luxury jail time  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:38:37 GMT
The luxury lifestyle of Pakistan's most notorious prisoner 
Has the world become too visual?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:13 GMT
Has the world's addiction to images gone too far? 
Uruguay bids farewell to pauper president  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:50:06 GMT
Uruguay bids farewell to the leader who was as good as his word 
The prince and the Party: Five elephants in the room  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:11:24 GMT
The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China 
A Welsh enclave in America  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:20:23 GMT
How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales 
Surviving Iwo Jima  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:33:24 GMT
One man's memory of a brutal battle in the Pacific 
Anger over new powers for Turkish authorities online  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:51:53 GMT
Anger over new powers for the Turkish authorities online 
Go Figure: The week in numbers  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:47 GMT
The week's big numbers in the news visualised 
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National News From NPR
ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500
Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:40 -0500
Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:40 -0500
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Mass rally for Nemtsov in Moscow  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:03:18 GMT
'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 GMT
New avalanches strike Afghanistan  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:50:58 GMT
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