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Wonderful Things

I’m bumping into a lot of wonderful things that seem to be sprouting up all over the place. To keep track of them and share them, I have made a wonderful-things tag on delicious. Enjoy!

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Life’s Ironies: Prizes, Success, Points-of-View

On winning a Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, Bill Nighy commented: I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real. Also today, we got … Continue reading

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What We Talk About, And What We Don’t

The BBC gives an interesting insight into what people talk about, at least when it comes to news and current affairs of all kinds. As they say about their “Have Your Say” feature: It is a powerful body of opinion, … Continue reading

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Breaking through poverty with microfinance

There’s some very good material on YouTube about microfinance. If you know little about this powerful approach to tackling poverty, the first video below “Breaking through poverty with microfinance” is an excellent place to start. It is, of course, a … Continue reading

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Internet Dating More Successful Than Thought

I’m not surprised by this now… A study by the University of Bath shows that internet dating and online relationships work for many people, and the likelihood of success for relationships that start online is as great as for relationships … Continue reading

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Microfinance Funds Universe!

We knew microfinance was powerful, but funding the universe…? But on a more serious note, this site seems to be a good source of microfinance news, especially for those looking to get some return on their investment, and wanting to … Continue reading

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Online World as Important to Users as the Real World?

A major study by the Center for the Digital Future highlights the importance of online communities to those who use them. Some key findings are that: 43% of members of online communities feel as strongly about those communities as their … Continue reading

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