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The Kate Middleton Jelly Bean

A British man who found a jelly bean that looks (sort of) like Kate Middleton is selling it for an expected £500.

In a turn of events that shows quite how mad the world is more than anything else, the man- Wesley Hosie- has gained internet fame with his unique jelly bean.

In an interview with British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, he revealed:

"As [my girlfriend] opened the jar, I saw her (the jelly bean) immediately. She was literally lying there staring back at me."

He now plans to put the item on eBay and hopes it will fetch up to £500 (though ‘hope’ and ‘expect’ are very different words).

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Shine! International Student Awards Winner Announced

Last Wednesday, the UK’s brightest and best international students gathered in London for the Shine! 2011 International Student Awards ceremony. Every year the Shine! Awards celebrate international students and what they bring to the UK.

Rather than focus on the academic side of things, they instead act as a way for students to tell the inspirational stories from their time studying in the UK.

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The Best Place to Stay in London

Every full-time student and professional trainee can become a member of International Student House (or ISH for short), the amazing residential hall in the centre of London that I am proud to call home. However, ISH is much more than a residence. It is actually a cultural, intellectual and social center where activities literally do not stop thanks to the efforts of a fun and dedicated staff, especially the ISH events team.

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My Relationship with London

Someone recently shared with me an electronic copy of A Baseball Game in London and other Exaggerated Chronicles, a short book written by a fellow Cuban who spent a few years in London completing a PhD. The Cuban literary magazine Cubaliteraria had invited the author to write a series of vignettes about British culture, as experienced by his own senses. What results is an insightful and at times hilarious memoir that shows how even a baseball-loving Caribbean can find and love his home in London.

This not-so-baseball-loving Cuban can understand. I too have come to embrace London as a fourth(!) home. As a foreigner, I am a proud member of a majority group, sharing seminars and meals with people from Tibet, Kosovo, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Vietnam. London has brought us together and allowed us to discover that we actually can laugh at the same jokes.  

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TED Talks - Chade-Meng Tan: Everyday compassion at Google

Google's head of personal growth Chade-Meng Tan shares interesting insights into compassion, and his thoughts on the relationship it has with happiness.

Beyond personal development and adopting a world-embracing view, this lecture looks at how everyday compassion can also be beneficial in the workplace - which is highlighted in businesses such as Google.

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