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  2. Massachusetts is having a little fun with highway signs lately. Here’s what else the state is broadcasting.

     

  3. "It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid."
    — Susan Schneider, Robin Williams’ wife, when breaking the news that her husband was suffering from Parkinson’s disease
     
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  5. Image of the day: Now THAT’S a supermoon. 

     
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  7. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
     
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  9. Here are the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest winners from National Geographic. We like this one best … because it’s a giraffe eating off a plate.

     
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  14. In order to work better, should we all be working less? 

    Everyone would likely agree with Aristotle that “we work to have leisure, on which happiness depends.” The motivation for employees to work hard is the carrot of a relaxing retirement. Yet this cause-and-effect often gets flipped such that we fit our lives into our work, rather than fitting our work into our lives. The widespread belief that happiness and life satisfaction can be found exclusively through hard work is at a heart more a management myth meant to motivate workers than it is a philosophical truism. Read more. 

     
  15. afp-photo:

    BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro : The full moon descends behind the Nossa Senhora da Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 10, 2014. In this time of the year the orb is at the closest point to the earth. Experts name this phenomenon the supermoon or perigee. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA