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Real Life

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The unknown she

It’s an interesting experiment: refer to people whose gender you don’t know as she, rather than he. Do it for a month. How do you get on?

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Reviews

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Recharging your iPhone is simple with Magicstick

The Magicstick iPhone and Kindle charger by Powerocks is an extremely handy gadget to keep in your bag. It weighs only a few grams, is reasonable inexpensive and can recharge your iPhone twice before it has to be recharged itself.

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Science and Tech

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Put the light back where it belongs

Natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale — a delightful video shows us something we need to know.

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The unknown she

Oshi-and-Sasha.jpg

It’s an interesting experiment: refer to people whose gender you don’t know as she, rather than he. Do it for a month. How do you get on?

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The cabin in the dunes

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We rented a tiny cabin to stay in while our holiday bach was being built. The cabin was perfect for our needs.

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I didn’t really walk from Wellington to Cape Reinga

From Wellington to Cape Reinga in New Zealand is a bit more than 1000 Km by road.

Breeze, an app on my iPhone that tracks my steps, tells me I’ve walked more than a million steps in the last 5 months. That would have taken me the length of the North Island of New Zealand.

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Build relationships with authentic blogging

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Blogging: does it make you think of audience and followers, search engine bait and generating income? Or does it make you consider authenticity, relationships, community?

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5 text tips to help your website win more business

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Does your website frighten away your potential customers? These 5 tips to tidy your text will win them back.

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In love in space

Orbitas.

A charming animated video with no dialogue, set in space, about love and war.

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