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S.F. drivers floored by cost of gas

<img width="93" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050815232254346_1.jpg" alt="">&quot;That's the worst I've ever seen it,&quot; - Frank Tognotti
Diane Sinnott was stunned
JoAnn and Vance Dreher - They had been flabbergasted
&quot;It's three times as much at home,&quot; - Israeli tour leader Giora Bernat
&quot;I won't be able to afford this very much longer.&quot; - Jerry Hawkins

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Virtual Street Reality

For me art is an important part of life and the environment and this transforms a mundane cityscape into something quite marvelous. Anyway the intro from the web page:

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. It's peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's amazing !!!

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Prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents

<img width="160" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050720155457625_1.gif" alt="">From 1963 to 2002 the percent has risen from 4% to 16 %.

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Happiness is a Dutch bicycle


Making trouble today for a better tomorrow...

Happiness is a Dutch bicycle

On page 32 of his new book, Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, Richard Layard charts happiness versus per capita income of various countries. The country with the highest percent who are "Happy" or "Satisfied"?

The Netherlands, by a good bit.

Why? Dutch bicycles, if you want my opinion.

Holland has no monopoly on Layard's big seven -- family relationships, financial situation, work, community and friends, health, personal freedom, and personal values -- factors he claims can account for much of happiness.

Here's why the Dutch norm of bicycling everywhere creates more happiness:

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