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Real Life Flintstones House in Portugal

The house was built in 1974 as a family’s rural retreat, but in recent years it has attracted the attention of tourists and architecture enthusiasts alike for being so perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings. Interest in the stone house has grown to the point that the current owner, Vitor Rodrigues, has had to move to find solace from the curious visitors.

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8 Settlements With a Population of Just One Person

Buford is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. Buford is at 8000 feet (2500 m) of elevation, making it the highest community on Interstate 80. It has a population of 1 person. Don Sammons, who is the only resident, is also the operator of the Buford Trading Post. His son moved out around 2008.

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Put Down Your Smartphone To Feel Better

A study by the British Psychological Society found a link between stress levels and the number of times a person picks up their smartphone to check messages and mails. As an addict, I can completely agree with this finding. In short, the more you do it, the worse you feel.

Oddly, the study found that less stress was induced when checking work e-mail rather than other online interactions. The group conducted a survey of 100 Britons in different lines of work.

The study found something they called a “helpful-stressful cycle” in which a smart phone is purchased to help manage the workload and then becomes the bane of their existence, inciting compulsive behaviors and stress.

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Amazon’s top-selling games of 2011

1.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2.Just Dance 3
3.Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4.Battlefield 3
5.Batman: Arkham City
6.Madden NFL 12
7.Portal 2
8.Just Dance 2
9.Gears of War 3
10.FIFA Soccer 12

1.Deus Ex: Human Revolution
2.Battlefield 3
3.The Sims 3
4.Battlefield Bad Company 2
5.Sid Meir’s Civilization V
6.Dead Island
7.Total War: Shogun 2
8.Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
9.Crysis 2
10.Dragon Age 2

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