Michael Comyn

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Islamic State beheads 81-year-old Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

He was a world-renowned scholar of antiquities, enchanted into his old age by Syria's fabled city of Palmyra, which he called among the most beautiful in the world.<p>Not far from the spectacular Roman ruins he had spent decades safeguarding and curating, Khaled Asaad met a brutal end at the hands of …

When a Little Boy Lost His Stuffed Tiger, Airport Staff Took It on a Marvelous Adventure

It's like something straight out of a storybook.<p>Once upon a time, there was a 6-year-old boy named Owen Lake who was traveling from Tampa, Florida, to Houston, Texas, with his parents and his best friend, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes. This plush tiger was very special to Owen, as it was handmade by …

Mindfulness is all about self-help. It does nothing to change an unjust world | Suzanne Moore

Why are we trying to think less when we need to think more? The neutered, apolitical approach of mindfulness ignores the structural difficulties we live with<p>Most of what is wrong in the modern world can be cured by not thinking too much. From psoriasis to depression to giving yourself a …

Love at First Flight: Irish romeo is reunited with "beautiful girl" he fell in love with on Ryanair flight

A love-struck Irishman was reunited with a woman he fell in love with on a Ryanair flight today -after putting out a huge appeal on social …

Marian Finucane Sunday 27 July 2014 - Marian Finucane - RTÉ Radio 1

Marian Finucane<p>In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week …

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Creating Shareable Visuals is Easy With These 7 Online Design Tools

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>We all know that when it comes to consuming content, text alone no longer makes the cut. We are multi-sensory beings and the more we can plug into our senses to absorb content, the bigger its impact.<p>Adding visuals is key to beefing up impact and engagement …

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<b>Evolution of the Football</b><p><b>Rugby</b> <i>Modern Rugby igolenses.co.uk</i> <br>The first 'footballs' were actually not footballs; they were rugby balls. These rugby …

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These are officially the 10 best airports to have a long stopover in

Image: (Image: Zurich Airport/Shutterstock)<p>Image: (Image: Zurich Airport/Shutterstock)<p>11 words you probably didn't know were acronyms<br>• The FDA says …

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Office workers irritated by 'management speak'

"Thinking outside the box" and "going forward" are some of the most hated management phrases, a survey has found.<p>The jargon is used in two thirds of offices across Britain, but nearly a quarter of workers consider it to be a “pointless irritation”.<p>More than just an annoyance the overused phrases …

The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists

Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.

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