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The first private mission to the Moon may launch Thursday night | Ars Technica
SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday night, and while it may not be the primary payload, a small Israeli lunar lander is by far the mission's most intriguing payload. via Pocket
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The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t - The New York Times
The Obama Presidential Center promises to be a presidential library like no other. via Pocket
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America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable - The New York Times
My first, charmed week as a student at Harvard Business School, late in the summer of 2001, felt like a halcyon time for capitalism. AOL Time Warner, Yahoo and Napster were benevolently connecting the world. Enron and WorldCom were bringing innovation to hidebound industries. President George W. via Pocket
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There are only two women at the table for US-China trade talks. They are the interpreters. via Pocket
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Supertanker Deutschland moves to join internet age https://ift.tt/2TdBvD0. via Pocket
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Sound and fury, but Brexit reality unchanged via Pocket
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The real Brexit cliff edge is not on March 29th - it's July 1st http://www.politics.co. via Pocket
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Eurointelligence - Public
It is a smallish, essentially domestic piece of news that encapsulates much of what is wrong with Germany – and perhaps we should add: in it. via Pocket
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The real Brexit cliff edge is not on March 29th - it's July 1st
If we really want to rule out no-deal, Britain needs to take part in the European elections. No-one wants to hear this, but it's true. Labour and the Tories both hate it. The Europeans despise it as much as the British government does. But it has to happen. via Pocket
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France’s Institutional System Favours Rebellion Against Its Leader | naked capitalism
Yves here. This article describes some key elements of France’s political system that have stoked the gilet jaunes movement. via Pocket
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The Wrong Way To Go About a Second Brexit Referendum - The Atlantic 1:58 AM - 21 Feb 2019 via Pocket
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11 British Lawmakers Form 'Independent Group' on Brexit - The Atlantic
LONDON—Among the things that unite the British lawmakers who resigned from the Labour and Conservative parties this week, perhaps the greatest commonality is their shared support for Britain having a second Brexit referendum. via Pocket
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The uneven U | The Thesis Whisperer
Publishers often send me academic writing books to review. I happily look through every book, but if I think I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it, I just don’t write a review. I don’t want to crush a fellow author’s soul. via Pocket
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We don't know what a fifth of our genes do – and won’t find out soon | New Scientist
We still have no idea what 20 per cent of protein-coding genes are for. What’s more, we’ve stopped making progress, according to a study looking at what we know about yeast and human proteins. Her team started by defining what is known or unknown. via Pocket
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Why We Need To Talk About Vulvas – Not Vaginas | HuffPost UK
Last night, Channel 4 debuted the third instalment in what artist Laura Dodsworth’s calls an “unexpected triptych” of projects on breasts, penises and now, vulvas. via Pocket
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BATHS ARE everywhere—and not just in bathrooms. Once you start to look for them, they can be found in the works of great writers, artists and thinkers. via Pocket
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OCD isn’t about being over-tidy. I had intrusive thoughts about sex | Rose Cartwright | Opinion | The Guardian
Defining obsessive-compulsive disorder is tricky. Redefining it against the grain of near-universal misunderstanding is trickier. For decades, OCD has been conflated with perfectionism, rigidity, neatness, cleanliness. via Pocket
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Trump Should Stop Before He Loses Germany 10:26 PM - 20 Feb 2019 via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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Brexit: Great UK expectations meet EU reality - BBC News via Pocket
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Brexit: Great UK expectations meet EU reality - BBC News
Just hours ahead of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's touch-down here in Brussels, there is evidence - once again - of a yawning gulf between what's being hinted at by her office and the EU's reality. via Pocket
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The Independent Group: There is no reason this can't succeed 7:52 AM - 20 Feb 2019 via Pocket
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The Independent Group: There is no reason this can't succeed
It was a remarkable and emotional sight. It was meaningful, in a way that went far beyond the events of today and spoke to something far deeper in our national character. via Pocket
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Paris Review - Shelby Foote, The Art of Fiction No. 158
“Nothing good was ever written in a large room,” David McCullough says, and so his own office has been reduced to a windowed shed in the backyard of his Martha’s Vineyard home. Known as “the bookshop,” the shed does not have a telephone or running water. via Pocket
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Just a moment...
Bernie Sanders is right to want to hike the estate tax — there’s no reason for billionaires to exist, and there’s definitely no reason to allow their failsons to inherit their fortunes. via Pocket
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Important: 50 Literary Cameos in 90s Movies | Literary Hub
I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a character on screen reading a book, I squint and peer and rewind and pause and google until I have figured out what book, exactly, they are reading. via Pocket
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In Race to Beat Netflix, Studios Give Up Billions In Profits | Hollywood Reporter
As major conglomerates ready their own streaming services, they'll leave lucrative licensing fees on the table to compete for subscriptions in a contest that, at least in the short term, is likely to "cost everyone." On Feb. via Pocket
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Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself – Brain Pickings
James Baldwin wrote in a staggeringly prescient piece from 1953. via Pocket
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The choice is clear for Labour MPs. Stay with Corbyn or leave the party | Rafael Behr - The Guardian via Pocket
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The choice is clear for Labour MPs. Stay with Corbyn or leave the party | Rafael Behr | Opinion | The Guardian
There is a phrase that has a lot of currency among Labour MPs who hate the direction their party has taken under Jeremy Corbyn. They say they will “stay and fight”. The vow is sometimes taken in private, sometimes declared on social media alongside a plea for others to do the same. via Pocket
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First daughters’ club: Chelsea and Jenna rush to Malia’s rescue – while Ivanka stays silent | US news | The Guardian
Think “wild girls-only weekend” and a bottle of wine split between four people is hardly what comes to mind. via Pocket
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Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit – Brain Pickings
“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy,” E.B. White wrote while contemplating the future of reading in 1951. via Pocket
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Trade War Pain Spreads to Hong Kong and Singapore Ports via Pocket
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OFICIAL: Luc Castaignos rescindiu com o @Sporting_CP, por mútuo acordo entre as partes. #SportingCP via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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It’s a calm before the storm as the trade war deepens—key gauges of global trade remain near their long-run averages in the latest data. The U.S. via Pocket
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Why Queen Elizabeth Is Duke of Lancaster, Not Duchess | InStyle.com
If you aren't a queen, king, princess, or prince under the British monarchy, the next best thing is being a duke or duchess. The highly distinguished titles are given hereditarily and outrank earls, barons, marquess, and viscounts alike. via Pocket
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Caroline Hu Is Our First Discovery of NYFW—And Her Dresses Belong at the Oscars - Vogue
The words “princess dress” are enough to make a fashion editor cringe. They conjure something stuffy, prom-y, cloyingly feminine, and a little backwards, a reminder of Disney damsels waiting to be saved by their princes. via Pocket
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The Last Days of the President - The Atlantic
On the night before Christmas, 1971, Lyndon Baines Johnson played the most improbable role of his varied and controversial life. via Pocket
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WGA Makes It Official: This Is the Most Wide-Open Oscars Race Ever – Variety
For the record, we’re in uncharted territory this Oscar season. While we still have the costume designers’ ceremony to get through on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards put a bow on the major guild kudos circuit Sunday night. via Pocket
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Theresa May sets course for Brexit disaster – POLITICO via Pocket
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Theresa May sets course for Brexit disaster – POLITICO
There is now mounting alarm that Theresa May has set Britain on course for a diplomatic disaster | Jack Taylor/Getty Images LONDON — The emergency sirens are whirring for a no-deal Brexit — only this time it’s not a drill. via Pocket
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The colorful history of pink: How a hue of the aristocracy became a symbol for activism - CBS News
Consider pink, the color of flowers, ballet shoes and candy hearts. How did it become the most divisive color in American society? How can anyone object to pink? But, Steele says, pink entered the world gender-free – and has led quite a colorful life. via Pocket
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Britain needs a day of reckoning. Brexit will provide it | Nesrine Malik - The Guardian via Pocket
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Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU | Natalie Nougayrède - The Guardian via Pocket
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“Portugal não está preparado para um partido liberal” – ECO
A Iniciativa Liberal é um partido recente, e por isso, o principal desafio é preparar o país para ter um partido com o nome “liberal”, afirma Carlos Guimarães Pinto em entrevista ao ECO. via Pocket
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“Portugal não está preparado para um partido liberal” https://eco.sapo. via Pocket
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12 Kitchen Organization Ideas That Would Make Marie Kondo Proud | Food & Wine
If you’ve been on a cleaning and clutter-eliminating spree inspired by the Konmari Method or Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, you aren’t alone. via Pocket
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What NYC’s Cancelled HQ2 Means for Future Incentives - CityLab
Amazon has pulled out of plans to build an office Long Island City, Queens, the company announced Thursday. via Pocket
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Subscribe to read | Financial Times
With an unmatched number of scoops, Brexit has become our most read and commented-on topic since the referendum. Follow key Brexit developments from differing regional perspectives along with expert trusted analysis. via Pocket
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The Brexit Blog: Nervous times as crisis grows
Theresa May’s latest Brexit statement means nothing has changed except, of course, it takes us closer to the scheduled exit day with no sign whatsoever of when or how the Brexit chaos is going to be resolved. via Pocket
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Britain needs a day of reckoning. Brexit will provide it | Nesrine Malik | Opinion | The Guardian
There is something surreal about these last days before Brexit – just 39 now. There is still no visibility on a deal, and no clarity on a no deal. via Pocket
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The Beginning of the End of Robocalls
For the vast majority of Americans, robocalls and spam phone calls are a fact of daily life. I get far more robocalls and spam calls than actual calls at this point. via Pocket
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Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU | Natalie Nougayrède | Opinion | The Guardian
The Trump administration not only dislikes the European Union, it is out to destroy it. The trip by the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to Europe last week was episode three of the onslaught, designed to play on east-west divisions within the EU. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Alphabet Inc., which is almost entirely Google, had 98,771 employees as of December. That news, contained in the annual 10-K report the company released last week, got me thinking. Google, you may remember, passed the entire U.S. newspaper industry in advertising revenue in 2010. via Pocket
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Burned out and overwhelmed: should you embrace the joy of no? | Life and style | The Guardian
What brings you joy? It is a question that is hard to avoid these days, as joy seems to be the new buzzword. via Pocket
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An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach via Pocket
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Putting an Adam Smith quote over AOC and dropping it into a libertarian right group is the fastest way to prove that even libertarians have no idea what they stand for. via Pocket
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An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach | WIRED
There are breaches, and there are megabreaches, and there’s Equifax. But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops them all for sheer volume: 772,904,991 unique email addresses, over 21 million unique passwords, all recently posted to a hacking forum. via Pocket
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A táctica do bloqueio em tempo real dos DNS dos streams de futebol parece não ter surtido o efeito pretendido, e este fim-de-semana a MEO e NOS optaram por uma táctica mais abrangente, aplicando traffic shaping que impediu que os utilizadores pudessem ver o que quer que fosse... via Pocket
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Katyn: the long cover-up | The New Criterion
On April 7, 2010, Vladimir Putin traveled to the Katyn forest in Western Russia, in order to join the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in commemorating Stalin’s victims shot and buried there seventy years earlier. via Pocket
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This President Bucked Norms And Fought His Own Party. He Wasn’t Named Trump. | FiveThirtyEight
President Trump and his backers have recently drawn a lot of attention — and outrage — by threatening something akin to a party purge: Republicans who don’t sign on to Trump’s agenda won’t be endorsed or funded. via Pocket
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Death Rattle: The Body’s Betrayals
One morning about a year ago I was sleeping on the sofa in my parents’ apartment when I was woken by the sound of my father dying in the next room. At first I couldn’t tell what the noise was, or even locate where it was coming from. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it
Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards spending more. via Pocket
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IT TOOK 125 years for America’s Declaration of Independence to reach a wide Chinese audience, and when it did, some lofty phrases got lost. via Pocket
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Patrick Sloyan, Newsday Pulitzer winner, dies at 82 | Newsday
Patrick Sloyan was angry about what he called U.S. government censorship during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, blocking reporters’ access to the battlefield and giving the media a sanitized version of the war. So when he returned to Newsday’s offices in Washington, D.C. via Pocket
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The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34. - WSJ
Self-taught coder Colin Kroll shot to startup fame, allowing him to live life in a fast lane. Friends saw him as a gentle, endearingly awkward soul, but he also fought with colleagues, attracted negative press for his behavior at work and struggled with drugs and alcohol. via Pocket
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How Pat Caddell’s Political Life Took Him From Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump
I learned through the network of people who worked for Jimmy Carter that Pat Caddell, the pollster who helped elect him president, had passed away Sunday morning at age 68 in Charleston, South Carolina, not far from where he was born in Rock Hill. via Pocket
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“I REMEMBER THE day after the vote so clearly,” says one Englishman, who had landed his dream job at the European Commission, the EU’s civil service, in June 2016, only weeks before the referendum. “I pretty much burst into tears in a management meeting. via Pocket
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Europe’s Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain. - The New York Times
MADRID — Raquel Navarro downed an early-morning coffee, kissed her husband goodbye and hurried from her family’s spacious brick home in a suburb north of the Spanish capital. The successful events business she had owned for a decade slowly crumbled when Europe’s financial crisis hit. via Pocket
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Far from the spotlight, he’s Warren’s secret weapon - The Boston Globe
They are an unlikely pair for national politics: the podium-pounding, light-seeking 69-year-old Harvard law professor-turned-presidential-candidate, and her former student, an obsessively understated consigliere half her age who resides comfortably in her shadow. via Pocket
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What Vox's Matthew Yglesias gets wrong about the Cold War
With some exceptions, such as Vietnam, the conservative Cold War impulse towards counter-Communist intervention was positive. It recognized that the Soviet Union's power rested on turning democracies into resource centers and military outposts and free peoples into prisoners. via Pocket
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Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68 - The New York Times
Patrick Caddell, the political pollster who helped send an obscure peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter to the White House, later became disillusioned with fellow Democrats and finally veered right to advise supporters of Donald J. Trump, died on Saturday in Charleston, S.C. He was 68. via Pocket
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AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis' - BBC News
Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong. Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a “crisis in science”. via Pocket
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Tips: *Re-REvisiting* My Workflow (again) for Launching .scriv Files in Marked and Scrivener Simultaneously
Hey y’all, a friendly Tweep ( @ckrueger99 ) on my feed let me know that this age-old Alfred workflow has, once again, stopped working. I’m absolutely bogged down in contract work at the moment, but I am making this a fun diversion in my down time to try and figure out what came unplugged. via Pocket
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The Great Practice Myth: Debunking the 10,000 Hour Rule • Six Seconds
“A provocative generalization,” is what Anders Ericsson calls the 10,000 hour rule. And it was Ericsson’s research on expert musicians that Gladwell cites as a basis for the rule. Ericsson says the rule is an oversimplification, and in many ways, an incorrect interpretation of his research. via Pocket
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Expresso | Toda a remodelação do Governo aqui. Inclui secretários de Estado
Os sinais são inequívocos: as europeias estão a ser encaradas como uma batalha decisiva por António Costa. via Pocket
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SIC Notícias | Remodelação no Governo: quem entra e quem sai
Com o anúncio de Pedro Marques como cabeça de lista do PS às europeias e a saída de Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, há três secretários de Estado que passam a ministros. Pedro Nuno Santos vai ser ministro das Infraestruturas e passa a ter a pasta da Habitação que transita do ambiente. via Pocket
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