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The locked doors of a public library in West Norwood, a drab part of south London, are an unlikely economic indicator. But a plaintive note explaining the closure—thieves have stripped the roof of its copper cladding, letting in rain on the books below—hints at profound changes to the global economy.
Around the world, copper crimes have soared along with its price. Filched cables have reportedly caused train delays and stalled repairs to telecoms networks. Heating boilers, pipes and air-conditioners have been ransacked. And global demand for the metal is expected to rise by more than 40% by 2020. (via theeconomist)

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Queen Nefertiti

Everybody is always talking about Cleopatra. Well, everybody that talks about Pharaohs and ancient Egyptian royals. Sure, C-pats was great, but I’m much more interested in Nefertiti. We all know her from that famous bust of hers-a long slender neck, a big crazy hat and beautiful face. She…

Workout of the Week: Weight Loss for Beginners

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Workouts designed to provide safe progressions for weight loss and general fitness to help you reach your fitness goals and avoid injury.

 We all have to start some where, how bout here…

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Portrait of a woman in Ethiopia
african-style:

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fyeahafrica:

Portrait of a woman in Ethiopia

african-style:

untitled by asafantman on Flickr.



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Am I one of your Tumblr crushes?

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Inquiring minds want to know.

art-documents:

Dan Rees - Rabbit (plaster, wood, paint) 2008

art-documents:

Dan Rees - Rabbit (plaster, wood, paint) 2008

It is with great sadness that the family of Professor Wangari Maathai announces her passing away on 25th September, 2011, at the Nairobi Hospital, after a prolonged and bravely borne struggle with cancer. Her loved ones were with her at the time.

Professor Maathai’s departure is untimely and a very great loss to all who knew her—as a mother, relative, co-worker, colleague, role model, and heroine; or who admired her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier, and better place.Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai started the Green Belt Movement in 1977, working with women to improve their livelihoods by increasing their access to resources like firewood for cooking and clean water. She became a great advocate for better management of natural resources and for sustainability, equity, and justice

Closing Your Day: Nekomimi!

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Opening Your Day: Garou Mark Of The Wolves

One last dance in South Town

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“Siku Ya Baadaye music video from Congolese artist Baloji

The images and sounds of Europe and Africa clash in Congolese artist Baloji’s new music video “Siku Ya Baadaye.” His video reflects his sound, a blend of hip-hop lyrics with distinct African instrumentals. Calling himself “Afropean,” the Congo-born and Belgium-raised artist is quickly becoming known for both his stylized music videos and his music. Enjoy!