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Woman Shares 28 Things She’s Learned About The General Public While Working At The Library And People Love Her Insights

Sun, 26 May 2019 23:31:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/21st-century-library-problems/

"There’s something almost magical about libraries. Maybe it’s the
silence or the incredible amount of knowledge, but the place certainly
has a special vibe. And most of us spend too little time there to get to

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Huge New Study Finds Almost No Evidence That Social Media Makes Kids Unhappy

Sun, 26 May 2019 23:30:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190509/22411042176/huge-new-study-finds-almost-no-evidence-that-social-media-makes-kids-unhappy.shtml>

"Among the many narratives making the rounds these days about how
terrible the internet and social media apparently are, one popular trope
is the idea that using social media makes people depressed. Just last

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Kazakhstan Cops Protect Citizens' Free Speech Rights By Arresting A Protester Holding A Blank Sign

Sun, 26 May 2019 23:29:24 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190511/11225442186/kazakhstan-cops-protect-citizens-free-speech-rights-arresting-protester-holding-blank-sign.shtml>

The root of all protest:

To test the limits of his right to peacefully demonstrate in

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Kiwix lets you access free knowledge – even offline

Sun, 26 May 2019 23:27:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.kiwix.org/en/

"KIWIX is an offline reader for online content like Wikipedia, Project
Gutenberg, or TED Talks. It makes knowledge available to people with no
or limited internet access. The software as well as the content is free

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Wilder world can slow climate change

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:20:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://climatenewsnetwork.net/wilder-world-can-slow-climate-change/

"If you want to tackle climate change and restore once-familiar animals
at the same time, a wilder world can help − naturally."

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This is how Republics die

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:19:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/05/21/this-is-how-republics-die/

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends,
and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six
rather than two more years."

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Employee-owned companies perform better, but are resisted by banks, lawyers and governments

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:18:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/employee-owned-companies-perform-better-but-are-resisted-by-banks-lawyers-and-governments-117154>

"If research over the years has found that employee ownership is a
successful corporate model, this raises the question of why, if this
makes companies more successful, it is not more widely adopted."

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The Definition of a Kilogram Just Changed Worldwide

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:19:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywybvx/the-definition-of-a-kilogram-just-changed-worldwide>

"The kilogram is the last unit of measurement to be untethered from an
artificial object."

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Japan’s Only Mascot School Teaches the Art of Cuddly Cuteness

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:17:37 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/japanese-mascot-school

"Choko Group Mascot Actor’s School, the school founded by teacher Choko
Ohira in 2005, is located in a small alleyway in the western suburbs of
Tokyo. The school is part of the namesake Choko Group, which acts both

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People Over 40 Should Only Work Three Days a Week, Study Concludes

Thu, 23 May 2019 23:16:47 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://theheartysoul.com/three-day-workweek/

"If you had the choice of working anything less than a Monday-to-Friday
workweek, would you take it? More than likely you’re answer is yes,
absolutely, in a heartbeat, no question. Lucky for you, there is a

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