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Web Reads: The skinny on chocolate chip cookies


How sweet it is. The search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie took J. Kenzi Lopez-Alt, writer of The Food Lab at seriouseats.com, through “32 pounds of flour, over 100 individual tests, and 1,536 cookies.”

Good dog, Snoopy. No one expected A Charlie Brown Christmas to become a perennial TV favorite, but after 41 years it still draws a big audience. Read the story of its creation here.

Homes for writers. One group hopes to help Detroit youth get job skills and attract writers to the city. Here’s the gist of the program: “WAH seeks to (1) educate youth on carpentry and building skills (2) use those skills to renovate Detroit city homes and (3) award those homes to writers.”

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RIP. Is blogging dead? Blogger Jason Kottke writes about the media forms that have taken blogging’s place.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.


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