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A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work

Mark Zuckerberg, Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk back the idea. And trials suggest it can liberate jobless people from a life of humiliation<p>In a speck of a village deep in the Finnish countryside, a man gets money for free. Each month, almost €560 (£500) is dropped into his bank account, with no …

Pity the poor progressives for their self-inflicted angst

Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and …

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Anxious Baby Goat Is Only Soothed by Wearing Cuddly Duck Costume

While many pet owners put their furry friends in silly costumes for aesthetic purposes (i.e. it’s really cute), Leanne Lauricella dresses up Polly the adorable baby goat for a slightly different reason.<p>Last July, Lauricella—the founder of Goats of Anarchy, a New Jersey-based sanctuary for baby …

The Weird Cynicism of Using Children to Back Up Your Political Opinions

Why are you questioning this cute kid whose opinions agree with mine? Why are you such a dick?<p>My beautiful five-year-old son Terrence, who is the most incredible and wonderful thing in my life, whom I love unreservedly, and who doesn't exist, asked me a question today. He turned his big dark eyes …

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Downing Street cat war gets beastly as Boris Johnson's and Theresa May's mogs clash at No10 door

Frosty felines filled Downing Street today as the turf war between Boris Johnson's cat and Theresa May's cat got beastly.<p>Foreign Office chief mouser …

Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Fran Beesley was still in her bathrobe early one morning in June when she emerged from her home to find a Japanese family taking photos of her flowerbeds.<p>She lives in a 1970s-style one-story bungalow in the rural village of Kidlington, about a 90-minute drive northwest of London. It's a quiet …

The interactive novel is an old-fashioned and unpopular idea

About once a month I receive an excited press release about a new "interactive" or "immersive" book – a multimedia thing to be experienced on an electronic device – and every single one claims to be the FIRST INTERACTIVE BOOK EVER.<p>I have been getting these, with the same claim, for about a dozen …

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

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Deliciously Ella's chocolate ganache cake

This may also be the simplest cake ever: just six ingredients whizzed together and then baked for 30 minutes.<p>MAKES<p>One cake<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the cake<p>Coconut oil, for the tin<br>• 3 avocados<br>• 7 tbsp almond butter<br>• 8 tbsp raw cacao powder, plus more to dust (optional)<br>• 11 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 140g ground almonds<br>• 3 tbsp …

David Cameron Caught On Microphone Singing A Little Song After He Announces Theresa May Will Be Prime Minister

'Do-do-do-do'<p>David Cameron was caught on a microphone singing a happy, or sad, little song as he walked back in to Downing Street following his …

Women's Institute is the 'biggest organised crime group', police sergeant says

They may be the very heart of middle England, with their famed jam and Jerusalem, a century of campaigning and membership including the Queen.<p>But it seems the genteel façade of the Women’s Institute may in fact be the masking a hotbed of crime.<p>A police officer has described none other than the WI …

The People Who Are Bringing Latin to Life

At conventions, immersion programs and youth programs, classicists and grammar fans are speaking a language often called dead<p>The Conference Center at Fordham University Law School was humming with the unusual sound of more than 150 people greeting one another in Latin. Many were wearing black …

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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

Updated on Dec 9, 2016<p>282<p><b>In the simple guide below, you’ll find tips on how to make the most of Project Gutenberg’s catalog of public domain …

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Letters of note: the website that revived the fine art of correspondence In our age of email and texts, letter-writing seems set for extinction. But millions have been flocking to a website to pore over the correspondence collected by blogger Sean Usher http://gu.com/p/3jdzv/fb + See some of Letters of Note's most intriguing correspondence with our interactive image http://gu.com/p/3jfbx/fb Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer

Good morning. Start your Friday with today's cartoon from Bob. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/cartoon/

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

Yes Naomi Wolf, feminists are attacked. But sucking it up is not the answer

I confronted Twitter abuse. Then I broke – because I'm human. Feminism has to take account of the fact that both women and men have emotional and psychological limitations<p>I led a campaign this year asking the Bank of England to keep a woman on its banknotes. Following its success, I was treated to …

Butter and cheese better than trans-fat margarines, says heart specialist http://gu.com/p/3jnxn/fb Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to "bust the myth" of saturated fat. Photograph: Steve Teague/Alamy

Who's more evil – Facebook or Google? | Holly Baxter http://gu.com/p/3jpx5/fb If you think that it’s only Facebook fiddling with the parameters of morality, you might be interested to know that Google is evil too. Gmail has been scanning the private contents of emails to and from your e-buddies for a while now. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Today's image of the day is all about being overwhelmed by zombies – in more ways than one ... http://ifxm.ag/IOD-Petersen

Sausage mummy dippers

oil, for greasing<p>1 tbsp honey<p>huh-nee<p>Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…<p>1 tbsp ketchup<p>2 tsp …